Sources: Pistons host Cunningham, eye others

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The Detroit Pistons, owners of the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, are conducting individual workouts with some of the top prospects in the draft pool this week, sources told ESPN.

The Pistons hosted Cade Cunningham for a light workout in Detroit on Tuesday, and are slated to bring Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs in for private workouts in the coming days. The Pistons would like to bring Evan Mobley in, but have yet to schedule a visit, sources said.

Cunningham, the longtime front-runner for the top overall selection, is not planning on conducting any additional visits, sources said, and would be extremely pleased to land in Detroit. Green, the No. 2 prospect in the ESPN 100, is currently only planning on conducting one additional workout: at the training facility of the Houston Rockets, owners of the No. 2 pick.

Mobley and Suggs are widely expected to be the next two players off the board, with the No. 3 and No. 4 picks currently held by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.

Scottie Barnes, the projected No. 5 pick in the draft, was in Tampa working out for the Raptors on Tuesday, a source said.

Jonathan Givony is an NBA Draft expert and the founder and co-owner of DraftExpress.com, a private scouting and analytics service utilized by NBA, NCAA and International teams.

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