Mock Draft w/ Comments
This is my third mock draft with all 60 comments. I'm interested in feedback for any picks, but especially for the second round PGs where I have nine PGs between picks 33 and 53. It's pretty tough to tell what order the PGs will go in to begin with, but just in case I'm overvaluing or undervaluing any particular players I'd like to know so I can make adjustments for Thursday. Thanks in advance.
I think it looks pretty good. I would love to see the Sixers get McCollum but I don't know if he will be around for sure at that spot. I would feel the same way about Canaan in the second round as well.
Utah not selecting a PG with either the 14th or 21st spot was surprising because that is their biggest need. They need a lot of other help depending on who they bring back and Shabazz and Olynck aren't bad picks but I just think they have to get their PG of the future in one of those spots.
I think there are a lot of quality PG prospects and it is hard to tell who is going to go where from top to bottom really. The draft is only a couple days away an nobody has much of a clue about most of the picks so it will be a tough year.
I agree that PG is the biggest need for Utah, but I don't think they necessarily have to address it with one of the first two picks. They only have $17 million in guaranteed contracts as I said, and likely won't bring one of Jefferson and Millsap back, and could potentially let both walk to save money. Utah should try to get an experienced player like Calderon, Evans, Teague, Collison, or Jennings depending on who becomes available. I'd rather any of those guys on a short term deal, say 2 or 3 years, rather than Larkin or Schroeder as they aren't NBA starter caliber yet. I'm sure Utah will be able to land an upgrade over whoever the would sign via free agency in a future draft or a future free agency. I just think going best player available makes the most sense for Utah, but I understand why going for Schroeder or Larkin may appeal long term, but I don't know if the risk is worth it.
I like your draft, has a nice flow to it.
Noel at #7, that's suprising. I don't care for the guy myself, but there's rumblings in the Magic camp that if the Cavs don't take him #1, they'll snatch him up.
CJ McCollum to Philly? I think they'll reach for a big man at that spot, considering Bynum's always hurt, Hawes is soft, and Lavoy has limited upside.
If the Kings actually get Noel, do you think they'll trade DMC? I hope so. That team needs a culture change.
No PG for Utah? Brave. You'd think they'd do a 1-2 thing where they sign a vet and have a young guy play behind him (like Parker-Joseph in SAS), but I guess Shabazz is BPA at that point, so whatever.
Atlanta with 2 project bigs in a row? *shrugs*
I think the Spurs will go with either Rice Jr. or Withey there, they either need a wing who can penetrate or a big to back up Splitter.
Other than that, I like it. Great work.