Trey Burke is without question the best point guard in this year's draft class.
He is a tremendous court leader and a proven winner.
As a point guard, he has tons of ability. His court vision is fantastic, his passing ability is already next level and his offensive instincts are off the charts.
He has shooting range that extends beyond NBA three-point range and the quickness to get to the hoop whenever he wants.
He is a superb finisher who can absorb punishment yet still get off high-percentage shots.
He is still working on his running tear drops, but his mid-range game is already pro-caliber.
Defensively, he has tremendous instincts, surprising athleticism and excellent leaping ability. He also has the drive and desire to shut down his opponents when he wants to, as evidenced by the 10-second violation he forced during crunch time in the NCAA tournament.
He plays the passing lanes well and could become a good thief at the next level.
Burke's game only has one weakness: He lacks the ideal size that general managers would like to see in their point guards.
While the point guard position has evolved into a 6'2 and taller club, Burke is just a shade over six feet. He also lacks upper and lower body bulk, which could lead to injuries at the next level.
Critics point to the pounding he took in the NCAA tournament, particularly against Louisville.
But durability has never been an issue for Burke, and plenty of point guards his size in the league have flourished, including Chris Paul.
Is he a fit for Detroit?
If Burke were selected, what would happen to Brandon Knight? A starting backcourt of Burke and Knight would be a defensive liability, as they would be overpowered on a nightly basis.
So if the Pistons decide to draft Burke, they would likely have to bring in a different shooting guard (ideally an athletic defender like Tony Allen) and have Knight come off the bench.
This is far from a bad idea, as Knight may flourish in a Jason Terry type of role.
Burke could be the leader that the Pistons have craved since Chauncey Billups left town, and he would immediately infuse some new life into the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons have been struggling to fill the seats at the Palace, and Burke would immediately insert some excitement.
I also like the idea of Burke doing for Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond what he did for Mitch McGary in the NCAA tournament.
This team would immediately become more intense and more efficient, as Burke rarely turns the ball over.
He could be an ideal fit for the Pistons.