Flex's Mock 2.0: some interesting trade potentials.
1 LAC Blake Griffin (Best player in the draft, keep it simple)
2 MEM (to NYK)Ricky Rubio*
3 OKC Hasheem Thabeet (need shot blocking)
4 SAC Stephon Curry (future Mike Bibby)
5 WAS Tyreke Evans (best talent available)
6 MIN James Harden (Perfect pair for Randy Foye)
7 GS Johnny Flynn (Best fit for Nelly's system...best PG left on the board)
8 NYK(to MEM) Jordan Hill*
9 TOR - DeMar DeRozan (Marion is on the decline, Parker may not return, Kapano???)
10 MIL Jeff Teague (The Bucks really want Teague, especially with Sessions out)
11 NJN DeJuan Blair (Lopez needs help)
12 CHA Gerald Henderson (J-Rich's successor)
13 IND BJ Mullins (Is Hibbert really good enough to be a starter? Need talent inside)
14 PHO Brandon Jennings (best talent available)
15 DET JRue Holiday (Dumar likes him)
16 CHI Chase Budinger (D-Rose's running mate, compliments each other very well)
17 PHI Ty Lawson (Andre Miller's successor)
18 MIN Austin Daye (Could use a SF, think Foye/Harden/Daye/Love/Jefferson)
19 ATL Eric Maynor (need for a pure PG, Bibby's successor)
20 UTA James Johnson (Is a Sloan type player, physical SF/PF with 3pt range)
21 NOH Earl Clark (Posey/Peja are old. Clark is a hybrid player who would produce right away for New Orleans)
22 DAL Wayne Ellington (Antonie Wright, enough said)
23 SAC Terrance Williams (Curry/Martin/Williams/Thompson/Hawes sounds too perfect)
24 POR Omri Casspi (Stock more talent overseas)
25 OKC Damion James (Hybrid SF/PF...could end up being what Jared Dudley is for the Bobcats, OKC needs players with intangibles)
26 CHI Tyler Hansborough (Need for a PF, will compete with Tyrus Thomas and Thomas will probably improve from the competition)
27 MEM (to NYK) Jack McClinton *
28 MIN Derrick Brown (The opposite of Daye)
29 LAL DeJuan Summers (Can be an upgrade over Walton and Morrison)
30 CLE Tai Gibson (Varejao may be good, a great filler)
David Lee (sign and trade)
Why for Knicks?
Get their PG.
Get their 2nd pick, D'Antoni has shown high interest in Jack McClinton
Why for Memphis?
Get their PF in Lee who would help Memphis with its rebounding/intagibles plus give 15 points per game
They still stay in the lottery and draft Jordan Hill, another quality big man.
Get a talented back up/insurance player for Gay in Chandler.
Washington and Sacramento may trade their picks.
if memphis gets lee, i don't think they'd get hill. and lee can't be traded during draft night coz he's a rfa.
Jennings at 14 won't happen mark my word.
Well, Jennings hasn't done a damn thing that shows he even belongs in the lottery.
after jj redicks failure in the nba i dont think curry would go at 4 probably hill. and you dont draft daye to play now you draft him for the future right now he wouldnt even play at all in the nba.
Austin Daye was made a promise in the top 20...I just took an educated guess and figure Minnesota would be that team since they're not that good at the SF position.
So it doesn't really matter what method of drafting think is best.
Hill over Curry? Sacramento already have JT, and Hill's stock is falling down to the late lottery.
Perfect Bulls picks.
Not bad, I cannot see that trade happing thou...Word on the street is the Knicks are getting Sergio from Portland
everything else is solid.
check my mock out if you like http://www.nbadraft.net/node/6504