NBA Draft 2010: Will Detroit Pistons Play Roulette with Demarcus Cousins?

June 24th, 2010 by Ryan McNish Leave a reply »
With the high risk, high reward buzz surrounding the Pistons’ seventh overall draft pick tonight, the city of Detroit is feeling more like the city of Las Vegas.

The Pistons' Palace has changed to Caesar’s Palace, and Joe Dumars looks like he is about to play a little draft roulette with Demarcus Cousins.

Cousins is a player with a lot of questions surrounding not only where he will go in tonight’s draft, but how he will end up as an NBA player.

The scale seems to be tipping in polar opposite directions, with his overall career already being projected for either baller or bust.

Nobody seems to be saying Cousins will end up as just “solid.”

Then again, has there ever been a top 10 draft pick to be called such?

The reasons for taking a gamble on Cousins, especially for Detroit, are incredibly apparent.

He provides an outstanding presence both defensively and offensively in the center position—a place where the Pistons have been lacking assistance since “Big” Ben Wallace left a champion and came back a different man.

The reasons for quest ...

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