Don't believe everything you read.
"It's all bunk," Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver told reporters Tuesday, in his pre-draft media session.
That was the message, in response to recent rumors that the Pistons are set on who their draft selection will be, when it is their turn to hand in their card on Thursday evening at the NBA Draft.
"I said it from the outset that we're going to have a process and we're going to turn over every stone. And, that's what we're doing," Weaver said. "Everybody's made your pick but us. But, we're going to continue to do our work and turn over every stone and land where we're going to land. We're confident it'll work, and we're enjoying the process."
Weaver added, "We like all those guys at the top, and we'll continue to do our work. But, I mean, you don't know where these guys will end up. But, these guys are projecting to be very good players, and we're going to get a very good player ...."
While the consensus selection is Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham, the Pistons could also end up selecting Jalen Green or Evan Mobley with the No. 1 overall pick.
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While it is not out of the realm of possibility for the Pistons to pass on Cunningham, based on Weaver's past track record, the belief is that the front office is simply doing its due diligence and waiting until the last possible moment to announce its decision.
At this point, an opposing franchise would have to make Detroit an offer it can not refuse, in order for the organization to move off of the top pick.
The NBA Draft takes place this Thursday evening from the Barclays Center.
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