Keep this in mind as you assess which big man would most appeal to Joe Dumars and the Pistons in the June 28 draft: This decision, like all a forward-thinking front office must execute, will not be formulated in a vacuum.

For the sake of argument, let’s limit the possibilities to the seven big men we’re in the midst of profiling now as part of a 14-part True Blue Pistons draft series. (It’s not even that simple, of course, as we outlined other possibilities in Part II of the series on Tuesday.)

(Editor’s note: True Blue Pistons continues a 14-part series leading to the June 28 draft with a look at Meyers Leonard, one of seven big men who could be on the board when the Pistons pick at No. 9. Coming Friday: Perry Jones III.)

To call Meyers Leonard’s name with the ninth pick on June 28 would be a leap of faith for Joe Dumars, one based on where the Pistons believe he will be a year or two or three from now more than where the Illinois 7-footer is today.

(Editor’s note: True Blue Pistons continues a 14-part series leading to the June 28 draft with a look at Arnett Moultrie, one of seven big men who could be on the board when the Pistons pick at No. 9. Coming Thursday: Meyers Leonard.)

If Joe Dumars wrote a formal job description for the ideal power forward to pair next to Greg Monroe, Arnett Moultrie would check off nearly every item on his list.

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