My Mock with analysis 1.0 PLEASE COMMENT
1 LA Clippers- Blake Griffin: no other possible picks
2 Memphis- Hasheem Thabeet: Their GM has said they want to improve their defense and this is where they can do it, by drafting an all star caliber shot blocker
3 Oklahoma City- Jordan Hill: Calm down, let me explain. I was leaning towards Rubio here, but i elected to put Hill. The reason is this: Russell Westbrook wants to play the one, even though he could possibly play the two. I think the Thunder will ultimately give him the PG spot after his performance this season. Hill will help out the frontcourt with his energy, rebounding, and offensive skill set. There is also a rumor that OKC may trade this pick for the #5 pick and JaVale McGee.
4 Sacramento- Ricky Rubio: Sacramento would be ecstatic if he falls to them
5 Washington- James Harden: NBA-Readiness is appealing; should be a talented pro.
6 Minnesota- DeMar Derozan: Upgrade over Corey Brewer; potential stud
7 Golden St.- Brandon Jennings: perfect for Nelson's system; him and Ellis form, undersized, but very quick and talented back court
8 New York- Stephen Curry: Baring a trade, i can't see them picking anyone else
9 Toronto- Tyreke Evans: Best SG available with good potential
10 Milwaukee- James Johnson: This pick is made with the speculation that Villanueva doesn't return. Otherwise I would have put a PG like Holiday.
11 New Jersey- DeJuan Blair: May seem like a bit of a reach here, but he will add toughness to the frontline there and he is also a formidable scorer.
12 Charlotte- Wayne Ellington: Coming off the terrific tournament, Jordan drafts another hometown, college star
13 Indiana- Jrue Holiday: Would love to have him with Jack leaving for free agency; Flynn another possibility
14 Phoenix- Johnny Flynn: Would thrive in this offense; Nash's successor
15 Detroit- Earl Clark: Drafting Clark, who is the best available player, would be the first step in rebuilding
16 Chicago- Tyler Hansborough- WOW, what a tough pick. I was thinking Mullens, but Physco T would deliver toughness and energy to a solid front court
17 Philly- Eric Maynor: Big talent, one of my sleepers in this draft. I think he will be a good replacement for Louis Williams and have a Courtney Lee like affect on a talented 76ers squad.
18- Minnesota: BJ Mullens: They take the risk, hope he pans out. If he does, he will be able to put Jefferson at PF, his natural position.
19- Atlanta- Jeff Teague: Finally draft a PG who's stock has fallen, but has good potential.
20- Utah- Derrick Brown: Perfect for them. Athletic, long wing who in a few years would be an upgrade over whomever is there SF.
21- New Orleans: Austin Daye: Can learn from Peja and Posey and take over the starting job in about 2-3 years.
22- Dallas: Ty Lawson- Eventually be the successor of Kidd; potential starter if Kidd leaves for free agency
23- Sacramento- Gani Lawal: Having already addressed PG, they select Lawal who could develop into a solid front court mate of Hawes and Thompson
24- Portland- Patty Mills: Baydless hasn't really panned out, so they try Mills here, an entertaining, quick PG who played very well in the Olympics for Australia
25- OKC- Terrence Williams: Can play 2/3 and maybe 4, allowing them to use Green, Durant, and him in multiple ways
26- Chicago- Gerald Henderson: There is that one guy who slips every year and I am guessing it is Henderson. He is an undersized SG, but is a talented scorer who is not an amazing athlete. Good replacement for Gordon.
27- Memphis- DeJuan Summers: Solid all around player whose stock has dropped considerably. He will add depth to the bench and will see good playing time because of his readiness.
28- Minnesota- Darren Collison: Need a PG and he is the best one available
29- Los Angeles- Chase Budinger: California boy would be a good pick for them, considering that Ariza and Odom may be leaving town. He will bring athleticism and the outside shooting ability that the Lakers desperately need.
30- Clevaland- Josh Hyfelt: Perfect fit for them; tough big man who can spread the floor with his range, which will help LeBron.
Budinger and Henderson are too low. Terrance Williams play the 4, did you ever watch him play.
NO WAY HANSBROUGH GOES 16....
i didnt no who to put at 16. Who would you put there? And yes i've seen terrence williams play, he is a SF
Like the Harden pick to Washington would be a perfect fit for that club.Think Henderson will go higher but if he does slip thats a good team to slip to with they're deep backcourt.
alright, i can see that. hansborough just popped into my head bcuz it seems college stars never seem to drop out of the top 20. And also, one reason i see Henderson slipping that i didnt post was bcuz i cant think of any Duke players that have really panned out in the last 10 years. Battier is solid, Reddick is improving, but other than that, nobody has turned out good. Williams may have turned out good had it not been for the injury. But anyways, that is another reason i believe henderson will slip
Im sorry im a duke fan...
show some love brother...
hahaha im sorry, but based on whose picking where, i can see Henderson slipping. But that is not to say he wont be good.
i shouldnt have snapped
Actually, Kirky is quite solid for the Jazz at SF, so I'll say that Brown wouldn't be an immediate upgrade over him at this point, perhaps eventually (although on my opinion, I don't think Brown will pan out into an NBA regular)...Should Utah take SF in their first round, I'll take a look at Terrence Williams and his smarts and movement on defense. He will be more valuable to the Jazz of the bench that way as a defensive gap.
Teams usually don't draft for need.
One drawback with this and most other amateur drafts, is they are overly obsessed with what teams need. Whereas teams (correctly IMO) usually view players as assets and draft the best one on their board. All teams claim to draft based on BPA, and most actually do. Need is usually just a tie-breaker.
i think you have henderson and ellington mixed up. they are both close to the same size. ellington is a better shooter but henderson has great athletcism. if anyone slips it would be ellington.
i think jordan and the bobcats would more likely take a north carolina guy whose stock is rising that henderson and than based on what everyone else needs, i just see him falling. However, i could see chicago picking him up at 16 to replace gordon and drafting a big with the 26 pcik
I have to say first i'm a UNC fan till the end... your right a player drops every year and I think that player will be wayne instead of G henderson... Wayne lacks the dribble penetration and Athleticism from the wing spot, he's a pure shooter, but G henderson is a beast when it comes to slashing and his mid-range game and he has expanded out to the 3 point line... And I don't think Dejuan Blair will go in the lottory, Chase won't drop that far because of his SIZE, Athleticism AND 3 POINT RANGE
Earl Clarck will be picked in the lottery