It’s been a long time since the Detroit Pistons were a factor in the Eastern Conference. They’re hoping Cade Cunningham can be the player to finally get them back to prominence after making the Oklahoma State star the top overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in New York. “It’s still crazy to be in the moment,” Cunningham, wearing an all-black suit, shirt and tie, said in an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews after the selection was made. “Words can’t really explain the emotions … everybody is so happy, my family is all here. To be able to celebrate this moment with them, it’s a blessing. As expected, the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers took Jalen Green and Evan Mobley with picks No. 2 and 3, respectively. The Toronto Raptors opted for Scottie Barnes at No. 4, with former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs dropping to the Orlando Magic at No. 5. The Golden State Warriors, who had two picks in the lottery, used them on Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.