[Detroit Free Press] Pistons get the final pick in this year's unpredictable draft BY KRISTA JAHNKE It will be hard to handle the drama and anticipation in the Pistons' war room tonight during the NBA draft. It's not every year a team gets a pick like this. [Booth Newspapers] Pistons hope a solid player still around when they pick By A. Sherrod Blakely AUBURN HILLS -- In the NFL, the last player selected in its draft is nicknamed Mr. Irrelevant, because his chances of making the team's roster is slim at best. [TSN] Off-Season Game Plan: Pistons by Scott Cullen Not even reaching the NBA Finals was a real downer for a Pistons team that had practically cruised to the best record in the league in 2005-2006. With all the talent that the Pistons have, anything less than competing for the title is going to be considered failure, especially when that talent has proven it can win and that most of the Pistons' best players are under contract. [Detroit Bad Boys] Even NBA stars need to eat their vegetables by Matt Watson Rip Hamilton needs to eat more vegetablesBack in March, the Detroit Free Press featured an article about Rip Hamilton's personal chef, Shawn Loving, and all of the meals that Loving prepares. Well, Henry Abbott from True Hoop forwarded that article to Joel Fuhrman, a nutrition doctor who has his own blog called Disease Proof. Dr. Fuhrman was not impressed: [The Oakland Press] Pistons seek gem at No. 60 Detroit hopes last pick of NBA draft won't be irrelevant By DANA GAURUDER AUBURN HILLS - Andreas Glyniadakis fit the profile of Mr. Irrelevant. Alex Acker stands a good chance of avoiding that label. The Pistons' mission on draft night is to fi nd another Acker and avoid another Glyniadakis. MUST READ MATERIAL, INCLUDES BEN WALLACE UPDATE ^^^ Davis hopes for first-round call By DAVID BIRKETT If Paul Davis proved anything in his Michigan State career, when his draft stock fluctuated from likely lottery pick to potential bust, it's that he's in it for the long haul. So it's no surprise the Rochester native isn't fretting the uncertainty that accompanies tonight's NBA draft. One of three Michigan State Spartans with fi rstround aspirations - guards Shannon Brown and Maurice Ager are the others - Davis is content despite being the most likely to fall to the second round, where guaranteed contracts and roster spots are no sure things. [Full Court Press] Salary cap analysis part three: Free agent centers Monday we broke down the Pistons' salary cap standing and yesterday we looked at available point guards. Today, in the third installment, we will evaluate free agent post players. A reminder that the goal is to provide facts and analysis , but leave the final judgment to the reader on how the Pistons should use their money. [Detroit News] Pistons to try their luck with draft's ultimate pick Second round has been productive for Detroit; team is considering numerous scenarios. by Chris McCosky AUBURN HILLS -- The Pistons have had pretty good luck at the back end of the NBA draft over the years. Don Reid was the last player taken in the 1995 draft, and he wound up starting his rookie year and played nine seasons. Brian Cardinal was the 44th pick in 2000. And last season, they watched with delight as both Amir Johnson (56) and Alex Acker (60) fell into their laps. I am still looking for a Summer League blogger. It could be you! PM me if you are interested.