NBA Draft 2010: DeMarcus Cousins Destined to Be a Piston

June 23rd, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
For the better part of this year, Detroit Pistons fans have eagerly anticipated this month.

Unlike past years, it is not because of a potential NBA Finals run that became typical of the 2000's squad.

Given that the Pistons were seemingly out of playoff contention by December, the fans were looking forward to this month because of the promise of a new dawn in the Motor City.

Pistons fans were looking for that new franchise savior that would deliver the team from mediocrity and bring them back to their rightful place amongst the Eastern Conference elite.

Those hopes were momentarily tempered when the lottery balls bounced in an unfavorable way, instead giving the Philadelphia 76ers the vaunted position of unlikely leapfrogger.

Nevertheless, the Pistons still have an upper echelon lottery pick, and with it the responsibility to choose wisely. This is the most important draft team in president Joe Dumars' career, and arguably the most crucial pick in franchise history.

Choose wisely, and the team is a few moves from jumping right back into relevance; choose poorly, and heads will fly and the rebuilding will take a ...

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