Mock Draft based on Draft Tiers
More and more I see of these prospcets if I was a franchise I wouldn't want the first pick this year, picks 1-10 could be interchangeable and the pressure of having to develop the no.1 pick is high.
Love Shabazz to Magic someone has to score for them.
B-Mac to wizards makes no sense they need a SF like Otto Porter, Mclemore and Beal are shooting guards only.
In your situation I would love to see Trey Burke and Cody Zeller switched around, Burke would give the Kings a good PG and a player with some IQ to build around.
Also as a Clippers fan I actually really like the Allan Crabbe pick, if you could of got Reggie Bullock to fall to us I really would of been pleased, I really like him when he plays for UNC.
Anyway good job man, it is so tough with this class at the minute to do a mock draft because so many prospects could rise or fall rapidly very quickly.
Good thoughts ... Don't you think the Kings have enough point guards? I think Burke will be better than any of them, but the Kings' point guards have produced pretty well this season.
As far as the Wizards, i see your point, but McLemore is by far the best prospect left on the board. The purpose of these draft tiers is to help teams to stay away from drafting only for need when there is clearly a better NBA prospect left on the board.
I don't think that McLemore could fit in long-term next to Beal and Wall, but I do think that they could play minutes on the court together right away because of their athleticism, defense, rebounding, and shooting (not Wall's shooting).
With the Kings surely the point guard situation should be quality over quantity, the best point guard they have is Isaiah Thomas who is a just a scorer at 5"9 and if you are hoping to win with Isaiah Thomas as your point guard you won't go far. They messed up passing on Lillard last year and can't make that mistake again
Couple of thoughts:
I doubt the Suns use a 2nd lottery pick in a row on a PG. Granted, Burke is far superior to K Marshall, but I just don't see them going PG with their top 5 pick. Maybe with their 2nd lotto pick, but with Dragic being the only Sun besides PJ Tucker having a good year I am thinking they'd rather gamble on a high upside pick with their 1st and grab a safe choice with the second.
I really like Otto Porter for the Kings. They have searching for a competent 3 since Francisco Garcia hurt himself on a yoga ball. Porter is the type of highly efficient- low maintenance player they need to be surrounding Cousins with.
that is true about the Suns. Burke will probably be better than Marshall and Dragic, but they could look for a bigger upside guy.
Porter could be a good high efficiency player on the wing for the Kings, but as i watch him, i worry about his drive. He seems like he is passive enough to mold into whatever environment he is in. That is why i like Zeller for the Kings. I think he is the kind of player who won't change who he is, which could change the kings losing ways.
Mason Plumlee is too low. In a draft this weak, a big man who will be a rotation player for the next decade (which is dead on assessment btw) will get taken in the top 15. Not sure what the right fit is, but someone will play it safe and snatch him up (bobcats with their 2nd first rounder maybe?).
I. Austin will probably rise into the lottery by draft time. Height always rises closer to the draft and combined with his talent/potential I don't think he'll fall past Dallas' current slot. He'll be a safer pick than Goodwin or Pothrys for most GM's due to his size and pedigree (daddy was just a consummate pro).
Back to Porter: I understand the concern, but most of the guys who have played for JT3 have been good teammates who had good heads on their shoulders (Dajuan Summers being the exception). I also feel that once the Maloof's are out of the picture the Kings/Sonics will have a much stronger organization that would help keep him moving forward and improving (the new owners can't do any worse, can they?). Zeller is the right choice if they go big, but seeing as they just dumped T Rob because he couldn't get minutes, I'm skeptical they'd go big again. The easy choice would be if Shabaz somehow fell, but chances are slim that happens. Zeller is the better/safer pick, but I don't feel like Porter is much of a reach at a position of immense need.