NEW YORK, NY (WTVB) - The Pistons are preparing for tonight's NBA draft. Detroit will have to wait until the second round to make its selection with the 38th overall pick. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has said that the team is unlikely to trade to get into the first round, but they may consider moving up if they see a player they like falling into the mid-20s. Team officials say with the 38th pick, they won't draft someone they hope can transform into a player, but will look for an athlete who has clearly identified NBA skills.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have the top pick for the second straight year after winning last month's NBA Draft Lottery. Despite just a 1.7-percent chance going in, the Cavs secured the first selection for the third time in the last four years. The Milwaukee Bucks will pick second, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz. The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will pick last. Kansas center Joel Embiid had been projected as the likely top pick, but his draft stock may fall after recent surgery for a stress fracture in his foot. Other top prospects include Duke guard Jabari Parker and Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins.