NEw update on mock draft
Thabeet at 2. No sense in reading downward. I'm sick and tired of seeing these mocks with him at the two spot. It's a disaster waiting to happen. Marc Gasol is not a Power Forward.
It could very well happen. Memphis GM is that sold on him from what I have read.
From what I saw they would try to move Gasol to PF. Then they could have Arthur and Warrick come off the bench.
I don't agree with him going #2, but the Grizz do.
Yeah, i think the Grizz will take Thabeet. He will back up Gasol and be the defense presence once gasol goes on the bench.
If the Grizzlies draft Thabeet, they'll be huge in the front court... but SLOW. They'll have trouble guarding the pick & roll. It'll be interesting. The word on multiple sites is that they'll draft Thabeet, but I'll have to see it happen to believe it. They do need a defensive presence in the post. Idk... We'll see what happens. I believe there'll be some trading down, etc in this draft.
Memphis has to trade this pick with Sacremento and get the guy who fits their needs~ Jordan Hill...IMO. Sacremento wants Rubio, Rubio wants to go to the Kings, Memphis doesn't need the 2nd ranked guy, they should flip that pick into multiple assets and get the guy they really want. I like Conley-Mayo-Gay-Hill-Gasol. With a year or two together, who knows?
I have basically the same mock draft. I think Earl Clark goes to the nets though not the BCats. and I have Ellington going to Bcats.
Seems pretty solid. I don't think Blair will fall to 23.
MY UPDATED "IDEAL" MOCK DRAFT:
1. Blake Griffin - Clippers
2. Jordan Hill - Memphis
3. Hasheem Thabeet - OKC
4. Ricky Rubio - Sacramento
5. James Harden - Washington
6. DeMar DeRozan - Minnesota
*7. DeJuan Blair - Golden State (Traded to the Chicago)
8. Stephen Curry - New York
9. Tyreke Evans - Toronto
10. Jonny Flynn - Milwaukee
11. James Johnson - New Jersey
12. Gerald Henderson - Charlotte
13. Jrue Holiday - Indiana
14. Earl Clark - Phoenix
15. Austin Daye - Detroit
16. Brandon Jennings - Chicago (Traded to Golden State)
17. Ty Lawson - Philadelphia
*18. Terrence Williams - Minnesota (Traded to Chicago)
19. Jeff Teague - Atlanta
20. Tyler Hansbrough - Utah
21. B.J. Mullens - New Orleans
22. Erick Maynor - Dallas
23. Wayne Ellington - Sacramento
24. Omri Casspi - Portland
25. Patrick Mills - OKC
26. Chase Budinger - Chicago (Traded to Golden State)
27. Gani Lawal - Memphis
*28. Sam Young - Minnesota (Traded to Chicago)
29. Danny Green - Los Angeles
30. Marcus Thornton - Cleveland
* Bulls trade #16 and #26 to G.S. for #7
* Bulls trade Kirk Hinrich to T-Wolves for #18 and #28
*** Bulls trade Luol Deng, Ty Thomas and Tim Thomas for Amar'e Stoudemire, Alando Tucker and a 2nd Round Pick
Not bad...its really good and i honestly think Thabeet could go 2.
read my mock http://www.nbadraft.net/node/6140
I'm thinking whatever happens at #2 and #7 will dicate the whole draft. If the Bulls trade up for Blair, I can see Jennings dropping as far as #16. I'm also curious to see what Memphis does at #2. Do they dare draft Rubio or simply go with Hill? It should be interesting.
Draft '09 Forcast = TRADES!!!
Heres my new update
Bulls are doing some trading!!!