It’s not exactly a mystery, but there’s an obvious path to NBA title contention.

For all the talk of dynamic point guards and deploying a bevy of shooters around the three-point arc, getting a dominant two-way forward eliminates some of the margin for error.

For that reason, Kansas star Josh Jackson should be the choice for the Pistons if they were to somehow parlay their 0.7% chance into the first pick at Tuesday's NBA draft lottery.

The Pistons would get the added buzz of drafting a product of Detroit, who once drew crowds to Detroit Consortium where he starred for two years.