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Report: Pistons still not sold on Cade Cunningham with No. 1 overall pick

Detroit is reportedly still weighing its options ahead of the NBA draft.

Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals
Cade Cunningham of the Oklahoma State Cowboys controls the ball as Davion Mitchell of the Baylor Bears defends during the Big 12 basketball tournament semifinal game at the T-Mobile Center on March 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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The Detroit Pistons are reportedly not 100 percent sold on taking Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pistons are reportedly still weighing their options between Cunningham, USC big man Evan Mobley and G-League phenom Jalen Green.

Cunningham is still the favorite to go No. 1 at -8000, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Pistons took point guard Killian Hayes last year in the draft but Cunningham would be able to fit with him. Detroit also has a strong frontcourt presence, questioning why Mobley would be in the mix for the team at No. 1. Green is an intriguing option, but doesn’t possess the immediate contribution Cunningham would bring to the team.

The Pistons reportedly took calls on the top selection early in the process, so this is likely just the front office doing its due diligence on all the players. Detroit doesn’t want to give anything away early in the event a team like the Houston Rockets or Oklahoma City Thunder make a monster offer to move up to No. 1.