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Mock Draft 2.0: Final mock before Thursday's 2021 NBA Draft

Jalen Suggs, Jared Butler - Baylor v Gonzaga
Jalen Suggs, Jared Butler - Baylor v Gonzaga / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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Cade Cunningham - Oregon State v Oklahoma State / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Point Forward. Oklahoma State. Cade Cunningham. 64. . player. . 1

With the first overall pick, the Detroit Pistons make the obvious choice and select Cade Cunningham out of Oklahoma State University. For all intents and purposes, I think this selection is a lock at this point (if it wasn't already).

While there was initially some rumor that was floating around of the Pistons' interest in Jalen Green, the two-way versatility that Cunningham brings to the table will likely be too much for them to pass up. This selection seems to be the most ideal for the team in terms of both fit and skill level, and I'll personally be pretty happy to see it happen for the Pistons.

With a current roster of Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, and Sekou Doumbouya, adding Cade Cunningham to the mix will make for a very interesting young team with gobs of upside. Outside of the team itself, it also seems to be a pick that is already becoming very popular with Detroit natives. At a recent Detroit Tigers game (with Cunningham in attendance), the crowd began chanting, "we want Cade!" If there has ever been a no-brainer first overall pick, Cunningham is it.

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