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Chad Ford's Mock Draft 3.0

Can someone please post it if you have insider . Thank you .


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I think Daniel Orton will be

I think Daniel Orton will be too low. top 5 pick to me.

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If Orton is not top 2 I am

If Orton is not top 2 I am not reading the rest of it.

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Wizards - Wall 76ers -

Wizards - Wall
76ers - Favors
Nets - Turner
TWolves - Wes Johnson
Kings - Aminu
Warriors - Cousins
Pistons - Davis
Clippers - Hayward
Jazz - Monroe
Pacers - Bradley
Hornets - Aldrich
Grizzlies - Babbit
Raptors - Orton
Rockets - Udoh
Bucks - Henry
TWolves - George
Bulls - James Anderson
Heat - Bledsoe
Celtics - Alabi
Spurs - Damion James
Thunder - Motiejunas
Blazers - Patterson
TWolves - Seraphin
Hawks - Whiteside
Grizzlies - Sanders
Thunder - Brackins
Nets - Gallon
Grizzlies - Pondexter
Magic - Warren

Sorry, couldn't figure how to copy and paste the whole thing.

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just to add...summarized notes.

1. WALL
2. FAVORS - measured out to dwight howard type numbers. evan turner plays same position as ai.
3. TURNER
4. JOHNSON
5. AMINU - cousins falling due to on court issues.
6. COUSINS
7. DAVIS - detroit not high on aldrich.
8. HAYWARD - the latest news has la really liking him.
9. MONROE
10. BRADLEY - scouts believe is the next russell westbrook.
11. ALDRICH
12. BABBITT - memphis really likes him and don't think they can him in late 1st.
13. ORTON
14. UDOH
15. HENRY
16. GEORGE
17. ANDERSON
18. BLEDSOE
19. ALABI - scouts really like his measurements and offensive game in chicago.
20. JAMES
21. MONTIEJUNAS
22. PATTERSON
23. SERAPHIN
24. WHITESIDE - free falling due to bad interviews. not a bad kid, but reminds scouts of tyrus thomas in interviews.
25. SANDERS
26. BRACKINS
27. GALLON
28. PONDEXTER
29. WARREN
30. VARNADO

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11 pick

I'm a from louisiana and a Hornets fan an I am praying they don't select Aldrich.

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I don't like the Aldrich pick

I don't like the Aldrich pick for New Orleans because to me he is not better than Okafor and if we draft a young big he has to have an upside over what we already had if not drafting a small forward or two guard would make more sense. Whiteside seems the best fit for New Orleans. he is Tyson Chandler like player and you know Paul will get on him if he screws up his assists.

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I don't like the Aldrich pick

I don't like the Aldrich pick for New Orleans because to me he is not better than Okafor and if we draft a young big he has to have an upside over what we already had if not drafting a small forward or two guard would make more sense. Whiteside seems the best fit for New Orleans. he is Tyson Chandler like player and you know Paul will get on him if he screws up his assists.

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Hawks Supporter

I think Ford is close to the NBA but I also think he is way off with some of this stuff. How I would love for Whiteside and Sanders to be there when the Hawks pick, especially Whiteside because I seriously think he is a upgrade to Zaza from day 1 at a cheaper price, that might hold true for Sanders also because Zaza is 6"10 at best but I just dont see Whiteside being there unless he test positive for some type of drugs or something. I do think he is correct on moving up Brackins and Varnado though, especially if Brackins vertical is what has been speculated and Varnado measured out with legit PF size after his productive career. I imagine the next mock will have Whiteside back into lottery contention where his physical attributes and size says he belongs.

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Why would someone select

Why would someone select Seraphin, Alabi and Orton before Whiteside?

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Agree

Sheltwon I completely agree with you. I see you feel what I'm thinking Cole Aldrich is not an upgrade. If anything we need to go for Whiteside or Paul George.

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Ugh, I really dont like Fords

Ugh, I really dont like Fords mock draft

For one, he might not 100% be a sixer, but I dont see Evan Turner NOT being the #2, especially to Derrick Favors who is built on potential..

Johnson & Aminu, 4 and 5, respectively, over Cousins? I mean,Cousins has problems...but thats not happening

Hayward at 8? Really?

I cant see Tiny Gallon as a first rounder at all...

Not the biggest fan of Whiteside, but he has wayyy wayy wayyy to much potential upside to slip so far..

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I've been saying it, I don't

I've been saying it, I don't listen to ANYTHING Chad Ford says. He said Orton was the 10th best prospect in this draft, and had Ed Davis as the 3rd pick in the 2009 draft after UNC won that title. The man is not smart at all to me

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I agree with MagikKnick.

I agree with MagikKnick. That mock is horrible. Patterson for one, is wayy to low. Alabi, Orton, Seraphin, Hayward, Bledso, Babbit, Whiteside etc... This mock is a Joke. I think he got the first pick and thats about it. There`s a reason this guy is just a writer. If he believes anything teams are telling him at this time of year, he`s a fool.

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I told

You guys need to look at Ford's mock as a TREND, not as a clue to what is going on. First, I told ya'll Whiteside is falling hard, despite his talent. I compared the questions about him and his stock plummeting to DeAndre Jordan a few years back. Second, Hayward is rising. People have doubts about him because he's the next Great White Hope. Let's be honest about that. But this kid is really good and legit. Motiejunas like I said two days ago is just a victim of underexposure and other prospects simply rising on their own.

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I don't have a problem with

I don't have a problem with Ford's mock. It's still very early. Things will change based on workouts, etc.

I doubt the 76ers pick Favors. I can't see that happening. There's been rumors that the Wolves are willing to give up the 4th and 23rd pick for the the 2nd pick. I've even heard rumors they'd give up the 4th and 16th pick for the 2nd pick. It makes sense for the 76ers to make a deal.

The Clippers are seriously considering Hayward with the 8th pick. I talked to Eric Gordon a few days ago and he said that the team is leaning more towards a small forward because it plans on bringing back either Drew Gooden or Craig Smith... Maybe both depending on whether or not they feel DeAndre Jordan is ready to contribute consistently. He said they're hoping Wesley Johnson falls, but if not... Hayward is the 2nd best small forward prospect on their board. The Clippers' new GM has been doing background checks on Hayward and has fallen in love with his winning intangibles and versatility.

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The thing

The thing is ButlerBulldogs I DO see Johnson for the Clips, so they will have to pass on Hayward, a guy they probably like better as a player but just doesn't have as much talent as Wes. I truly believe the Wolves are gonna get that Turner deal done, paving the way for Johnson at 8.

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I agree with Mr. 6000

Chad Ford is good for some insight every now and then, but he is way off on some guys.

Like the poster above me mentioned, Patterson is way too low. Considering how much the GM's loved him showing up and being the only potential lottery pick to go through the drills at the combine, you would think he would have moved up the list, not down.

Cousins won't fall out of the top 5. Someone will trade up into the top 5 and grab him.

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what a #$%^ he is talking

what a #$%^ he is talking about..Sacramento would made a party of the year in their town if Cousins would fall to them..Patterson not top20 but Hayword 8th LOL..
actually not even funny he works in ESPN but more than half of our forum guys had made better mocks IMO.

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Llalaila

With the Beasely photo, it's not a surprise that you like Cousins. They seem to be cut from the same cloth.

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@GreenLantern I hear you.

@GreenLantern

I hear you. Let's say this happens:

1. Washington - Wall
2. Philadelphia - Turner (trade to Minnesota for 4th and 24th pick)
3. New Jersey - Favors
4. Minnesota - Cousins (traded to Philadelphia for 2nd pick)
5. Sacramento - ?
6. Golden State - ?

Do you think Johnson would fall past Sacramento AND Golden State, two teams who both could use an athletic small forward who can shoot the ball?

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I think Greg Monroe has a real shot to go #5 especially if Sac-town is sold on Casspi which is what I heard, and I think Monroe fits their style and a need at Center. as for Golden State I think that is a possibility, but there is simply too much rare frontcourt talent that they desparately need this year to be had. I have Udoh going to GS as the first real surprise of draft night. He fits in PERFECTLY with their guard dominant-style as a bigman who doesn't need to have the ball fed to him in the post to be effective. Word is Detroit wants Cousins, so I guess they are thinking bigman.

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Aldrich

If Aldrich falls all way to 12th...
The hornets would be lucky to have him. What are you looking for at 12? Aldrich is a relentless rebounder and defender.... it frees David West up to do less of the "dirty work". Do you want another person that needs to have the ball in their hands? N.O. already has enough of those type of players. Aldrich may not be flashy, but you'll be lucky if he falls to you.

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That would be a good thing is

That would be a good thing is the worst Cousins is is Beasley. Think about it despite offensive number and inconsistency, Beasley has shown to be a great scorer and rebounder at times playing for a team that does not utilize his strengths. He has improved his defense. He has some personal trouble but that is life it happens. Just because you dont know about other players that does not mean they are not screwing up. No one is perfect. Miami problems was they took a player that a lot of people knew did not fit including Wade. Wade wanted Rose or Mayo. Beasley is an undersized power forward so that is another thing that hurt him. Miami already had a power forward in Haslem to give them minutes. There was more wrong with Miami then Beasley but because of his Immaturity he became the scapegoat. Also Collins could get the most out of Cousins. I know he could do it with Brown but Cousins mental make up is more gear towards the player Collins can push real well. Cousins has that mind set that he will get mad and be more aggressive but Brown would just sulk and shut down.

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so maybe i should take A.I.

so maybe i should take A.I. ("bad attitude guy" 4-time scoring champ) or Rodman photos..would you compare them to Cousins too? LOL

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Miami is about ready to give away Beaseley for cap space..... nothing great has come out of his career so far other than paychecks. Cousins will bounce around the NBA for 4-5 years and just fade way. Beaseley will end up like Eddie Griffin.

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Okafor

Okafor is a solid player, but his shotblocking ability has deminished. Cole Aldrich would help there. Also Okafor is a downright horrible free-throw shooter, and that can really hurt your team (threefold if you're in the playoffs).

If Aldrich is available (which he won't be) the Hornets would be idiots NOT to draft him.

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Rodman... he doesn't belong in the conversation, he won championships. Iverson proved to a "good scorer".... obviously not as good as a player as C. Billups according to their trade results. Beaseley not so good.... Cousins right on his heals.

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please stop embarrassing yourself by calling iverson a "good scorer".....best scorer of his era is more accurate....

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so that's what i'm

so that's what i'm talking..bad guys also could win or be good players..Beasley is a bad example MAYBE but he is still just sophmore people should realize it..

and all in all i don't see DeMarcus as a so tragically bad guy..

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That is harsh about the Eddie

That is harsh about the Eddie Griffin thing. But Beasley will go somewhere and give you 20 and 10 and people will be like we knew Miami was not a good fit.

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Every time Cousins speaks to scouts, VP's or GM's his stock drops... he obviously has a few issues to work on. It's the same things that were being said about Beasley going into the draft and I'm sure that's why he continues to drop. Teams with young players don't need their young players to be influenced by knuckheads.

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It might be harsh, but Eddie Griffin was the same type of talent once upon a time and look what happened.
Beasley at 20 AND 10 is a stretch. Until he figures out who he's looking at when he looks in a mirror it's hard to imagine those kind of #'s. If that draft was redone right now Beasley would go in the 10-15 range at best.

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I think people get so caught

I think people get so caught up in one part of a person that they don't see the whole picture. Ron Artest who had that incident and does zany stuff. Fans love him, He actually goes out and hangs with them and is a likeable guy. He also knows his basketball stuff. The way people talk about him is he is a bad person and is stupid. Perception sometimes hurts people. This happened to Jennings twice. He happened before he got drafted and he felt in the draft but he was top 5 talent. He then scored 55 points and the perception changed again but it was not accurate. People took shots at his shooting percentage and the fact that he did not score a lot of big game like that 55 even though he led his team to the playoffs and they took ATL to 7 games without Bogut. Perception hurts a lot of people. It also helps some people. Hayward is moving up based on perception. I could be wrong but I doubt it but if he does top 15 people will be saying he is a bust because his production will not be that good. I think his best year could be his rookie year. People throw the Mike Miller Comparison but Mike Miller played his best game stat wise in his first 3 years. Every now and then he has good game but a lot of average ones and he has done nothing to help any of his team win or does most team see him as a 1st 2nd or 3rd option. Also i am not the one that compared him to Mike Miller so i dont want to hear that because he is white i compared him to someone white. That is other people on here comparison.

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There are people in their 30

There are people in their 30 that are not good talking to the media. Gms will be hurt when this dude goes somewhere and puts up 20 and 10 as a rookie. I know they will be trying to throw all this info out to show that they did their jobs and they did not screw up.

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Isn't Monroe duplicating Jason Thompson a bit? Caspi fell off awfully bad at the end of the season.... can he rebound from it? I like Udoh as a player but GS could use a longer wing like Wes J. unless Udoh can play the 3. If he can the 3, Udoh would seem like a fit.

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Cousins is a risk but I think

Cousins is a risk but I think the good outweighs the bad but a huge amount. Cousins is getting picked up mainly because there is no one else to really take shots at and he is good. Some Gms want him to fall to them. I remember when GM's starting saying Brand was really 6'5 or 6'4" to drop his stock. Butler, Pierce, Amare all dropped lower than they should and a lot Gm's are feeling really stupid.

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Udoh to me is too close to

Udoh to me is too close to Randolph and possibly Brandon Wright for GSW to take that early.

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Monroe is bigger and can do

Monroe is bigger and can do more things but I understand what you are saying but Hawes should be move so having a front court of Monroe, Laundry, Thompson is better fit. Hawes is good enough to get you a mid first round pick or a solid young piece to be off the bench and second rd pick.

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yeah..even at #5 DeMarcus

yeah..even at #5 DeMarcus would be a steal..but i would like it because Sacramento is probably the best place him to reach his potential.

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You are right, there are people in their 30's that can't speak to the media .... but Cousins happens to be evaluted by how and what he says to the media/scouts/gm's the same as all the other players entering the league. It sucks for him that he's not very brite.... but those are the breaks.

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I like Cousins in Sacramento

I like Cousins in Sacramento but I doubt it happens now. Also Favors is said to be moving up but I cant see him going before Turner but lately people have kind of been knocking on Turner's stats. honestly Favors potential dwarfs Turners but the thing is Turner is solid now and can get better but he plays a position that is easy to find. Big men like Favors are hard to come by. He physical stats are off the charts. i dont know what his vertical is but i think people may know now and are really high on him. If San Antonio is trying to move a key player to get him trust me people are impressed.

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interviews doesn't mean that

interviews doesn't mean that much..i really think once he gets to workouts his stocks will rise..

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Udoh

Udoh can be a beast if he can get himself a consistant Jumper. He's an amazing athlete and can drive to the bucket with eze. He's fast, strong and can block shots.... and he's not 19 so he's hopefully more mature.

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Ignore Mock Drafts for the Next 3 Weeks

Especially Ford's. If he doesn't have significant variations each week, then he loses readership. He'll have guys "rising & falling" each week to generate some buzz & get people to read his column. If 75+% of his picks are static across each version, there's no reason for people to read. Expect his final version to mostly resemble his early versions, not the later or trending versions.

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Coming from Beasley...

Interviews don't mean that much? I guess we'll just have to see about that. I guess his 15% body fat isn't a big deal either? Oliver Miller? John HotPlate Williams? It all means plenty.

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Agree 110%

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Steve do you really think GS needs MORE perimeter players? Wow! lol And I think Monroe to Sac is a real threat since Sac needs a center and coming out of the combine scouts were plesently surprised Monroe measured as a center

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Steve those are the breaks

Steve those are the breaks for Gms that listen to all this and let his slide. Also being smart has nothing to do with being media savy. How smart should a 19 year be. He has probably never been trained to deal with the media and they are coming at him like a lawyer would do about stuff. You have grown people that have to be trained when they go into court because lawyers are skilled at pressing buttons. They are purposely pressing his buttons. Most people would be upset but this but he is not skilled at this enough to not show it which is not a really a bad thing for a big man. You want your big man to be passionate. People get on Howard about not looking passionate and stuff but yet they want Cousins to not be this. I understand their methods but interpreting what they have seen is not that easy. The only thing really that people can knock on is how in shape he is but the thing is after his first year he will probably hired a personal trainer or go to this places that show him what to do or the team will take care of that because he is an investment. I feel very confident in saying that Cousins will average close to a double double his first year and will probably get it his second. He will not get into any trouble on the court and off it that other people has not gotten in trouble with. he will probably whine to the refs just like a lot of people and he will get less tech than Kendrick Perkins.

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Fords mocks don't really

Fords mocks don't really become very accurate until close to the draft when he gets inside information from certain organizations. He's pretty all over the place as are most peoples at this time. I just wish the stupid combine results would get posted already.

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