With the seventh overall pick in the 2010 SB Nation NBA Mock Draft, the Detroit Pistons have selected Cole Aldrich, Center, Kansas Jayhawks.
Payne explains: The guy has the talent, size, character and determination to be a solid role player for many years to come. While he won't individually turn this team around, he could very well be the sizeable defensive stopper this team needs.
DeMarcus Cousins is the prize, and if he falls to us, a playoff berth will be ours to lose. But Cole Aldrich is a lock to run the blue collar bad-assery our team has needed since Ben left in '05. Don't expect highlight reels, all star nominations or turn-around performances out of Aldrich, expect hard-nosed defense, hard work and a game-in-game-out commitment to the things this team truly needs. Defense, rebounding, and shot-blocking