The rumor mill is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Thursday's 2021 NBA draft.

Draft plans are being finalized. Draft dreams are being explored. Draft deals are being discussed.

It's all happening, as per usual with the annual talent grab.

Let's break down what people are talking about the final day before the draft.


Rockets Pursuing No. 1 Pick, Pistons Mulling Trade Down

The likeliest scenario atop of Thursday's draft still sees the Detroit Pistons spending the No. 1 pick on Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham.

But that's still not set in stone.

The Houston Rockets remain in hot pursuit of the top pick, per The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, and the Pistons "will mull trading down if teams keep making offers." It would take "a significant price" to pry away the pick, but Detroit is keeping all options open.

That seemingly includes selecting G League Ignite scoring guard Jalen Green, who O'Connor reported had "an outstanding workout" for the Pistons last week. If Detroit likes Green and could collect a king's ransom from Houston, maybe there's a deal to be made here yet.