This is my MOCK draft
I may change it some after the NBA draft Combine.
looks really good, but James Anderson won't fall that much.
maybe 1 of the best i've seen yet..but hayward won't last until the 2nd round...and the 7 footer from radford might sneak into the late 1st round..watchout for hamady n'diaye.i love the way he runs the court..and he plays like there is nothing he loves more then playing basketball
Thank you I appreciate the comments. This is a tough draft to mock because there are so many good players. I want to get everyone in the first round but it is not going to happen. I think there were only a few picks that I kind of reached for but most of them made sense if i was a GM. The 2nd round was tough because I am still learning who some of them are. Also you have guys moving up that will knock some guys like Haywood that could be first round unto early second mainly because guys at his position are playing themselves into locks in the first round that they are more athletic than him.
I am a lil confused about people thinking Haywood will go 1st round in this draft because he is a small forward who is not that athletic. He is a good shooter not a great one. Korver and Kapono to me are better players and they went 2nd round. Also there is not a big need for small forwards. Big men will own this draft.
Anderson could take Babitt spot but that could mean he could fall out of the first round though. I also think Tiny Gallon could move up. I dont know much about Elliot Williams and this dude from south florida who are combo guards but i had to place them where they are based on hype and i have heard good things about them in workouts.
well.Its top 9 is great but after that there is some "mistakes"
James Anderson is too low
Seraphin @ 49 will never happen,even doubt he will be in 2nd round
Orton is too high,same for Eric Bledsoe I mean I've hard time seeing them drafted b4 Patrick Patterson
but it is very good one
likes Art Parakhouski @50 for mavs and Gani Lawal @ 26
I am hearing that Bledsoe is moving up fast and Indiana needs a point.
Anderson is too low I agree and I am waiting until the combine to make those changes. Orton could actually go higher than that. I am hearing he could go top 10 but I did not see him going over the guys i put there. Donatas was a reach to GSW though but if he fall Houston will take him.
The French player i had in my other mocks in the first round but right now he is hard to tell but he should got higher but i could not figure where so i just had him going to the Spurs. There are some picks i know i need to change but with everything i am hearing it gets hard because a lot of people are moving up Paul George is getting a lot of love. Tiny Gallon should move up. Dexter Pitman could get picked up early to mid 2nd round as a guy to guard Dwight Howard which is a big need for a lot of team who are weak up front.
I'm willing to bet you everything I own that Gordon Hayward isn't going to fall into the second round. My house, my car... Everything.
I understand your thinking with the Pacers and the 10th pick, but I can promise you that Bird isn't picking Eric Bledsoe. Not with Ed Davis, Ekpe Udoh and Pattrick Patterson on the board.
Dude if you can tell me the correct draft order before it happens that will make my mock draft perfect right now this is all speculation of what information given to me. Not all Gm's make good choices. I would think most of these picks will be wise for their teams.
I know it's just a mock. Not even the experts have perfect mocks. I thought the reason you posted it was to get replies.
I don't think Hayward is a lottery pick, but to have him falling into the 2nd round just doesn't make any sense. You said that he won't go in the first round because he isn't athletic, but you have Luke Babbitt going to the Celtics in the late teens? First... Where would Babbitt fit in with the Celtics defensively? And he's not as athletic or quick laterally as Hayward.
And based on everything I've read and heard from Larry Bird and Jim O'Brien... Bledsoe isn't an option for the 10th pick.
No way in hell the Warriors draft Motiejunas at the 6th pick. If they draft him, they'll trade down to some other team in the lottery, not pick him that early.
I have my updated mock here and I think Babitt will make a better NBA player than Haywood and I only had Boston taking him because of both of these guys are hype yet to be honest there are player at least 4 player at their position of small forward that are better and mos teams will not draft for small forward except for depth. That Boston pick was a mistake. This is my new draft. Also Butler I am hearing Bledsoe is moving up. I think Indiana will regret not taking him if they don't at 10. We will see next year if i am right but at the rate he is moving up 10 will be a good spot to take him. There is still over a month til the draft. I remember Wade moving up from 22. I also remember people falling from lottery to 2nd round.
GSW always draft strange. Donatas seems like their kind of pick. You can't tell me that they dont draft strange. They may trade down to grab him but since i dont know how the trade will work out I just have them taking him.
Did James Anderson spit on you or something? He's way too low.
Mr 6000 who should he overtake. I am not trying to screw him over but his has a few question and no many teams are looking for shooting guard early when this is a big man draft and big men is a big need right now.
Has anyone compared Gordon Hayward to Austin Croshere yet? Croshere was a tough player, good perimeter shooter. I'm sure Gordon might be able to take it to the hoop a little more and his ball handling is a little more polished that Croshere's. About the same height, same build, same athleticism.
Your thoughts ButlerBulldog, since you have seen them both play.
Interesting mock. A little different than most mocks I have seen on here.
It would be crazy to see Bledsoe go at 10. Bird doesn't seem to draft too many unproven players. Bledsoe has been doing well in Chicago, but his PG skills haven't really been showcased (atleast not in the first two days that I watched.)
And finally someone posts a mock without comments. I hate when people post them that way. (1) Why rattle on about a player's attributes we already know. (2) If you are going to post with the comments, then make sure you have edited you comments first. It doesn't make sense to see a player being picked by the Kings, but your comment makes it sound like so-and-so would fit well with Devin Harris.
It's a deep draft, so someone has to fall. No matter what, people are going to be SHOCKED that so-and-so fell out of the lottery, or into the second round, or whatever. It's not shocking actually - just math.