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2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #18- Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are on the mock clock!

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Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

With the 18th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Detroit Pistons select...

Dejounte Murray, Guard, University of Washington

D Murray Joe Nicholson- USA Today Sports

A young man who is screaming up draft boards of late, Dejounte Murray brings a lot of skills to the table that would be intriguing to Detroit at #18. For one, he isn't Steve Blake, who was one of the Pistons' back-up point guards last season and has seen better days. But even for a team with Spencer Dinwiddie in the fold, this pick makes sense. More and more draft sites like have him as a top-10 talent in this draft, so securing him at 18 overall is a bargain that can lead to potential trades down the road. He has size at 6'5" and a frame that should be able to fill out as his career beings.

Also, the kid can play basketball rather well. The 20-years old when the season starts Murray is quick off the dribble and can play/defend both guard positions; he is rather good at generating turnovers in on-ball situations. That versatility will be valuable to Stan Van Gundy and company, as Murray's game develops alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Stanley Johnson on the perimeter. He also could develop in to quite the pick and roll (Andre Drummond)/pick and pop (Marcus Morris) player thanks to his quick foot work.

As the draft grinds along, the Pistons and other teams will surely be looking for the best talent available, hoping to hit an out-of-the-lottery home run in the draft. What kinds of hits will New Orleans and Indiana be looking to make tomorrow?

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington Joe Mullinax
June 15th 19/New Orleans Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Jama17
June 16th 22/Charlotte Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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