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For u ESPN insiders

would any of u please post
1.Portland's Point?The Blazers have made moves in the past three drafts. Will they go for one more and pull off a trade for Ricky Rubio? Draft Buzz »
2. Rumors 50-50 chance Grizzlies make a trade and
3.Rumors: Picks 2 and 5, and who wants 'em

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i already posted the draft

i already posted the draft buzzz... see earlier post, i'll llok for those others

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didn't see the rumor about 2

didn't see the rumor about 2 and 5... the grizz rumor is just what you said, that the chances are 50 50 that theyll trade the pick... no further speculation

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Chad Ford Mock Draft 6.0

Can someone post that for me? PLEASE!

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And for the first time this

And for the first time this year, we have our second-round mock ready to roll.

PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS

L.A. Clippers

Blake Griffin

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 248 pounds
Age: 20
School: Oklahoma
Analysis: For the past several years, we've been blessed with at least a little suspense when it comes to who will be the No. 1 pick. Not this year. Griffin is going to be a Clipper. Sources around the league say trade talks with the Clippers are virtually nonexistent when it comes to Griffin. Instead, the Clippers are focusing on finding a new home for Chris Kaman or Zach Randolph.

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Memphis

Hasheem Thabeet

Position: C
Height: 7-3
Weight: 267
Age: 22
School: Connecticut
Analysis: There is still a lot of talk about Memphis trading this pick. The Wolves, Wizards and Kings have all called. So have Boston and Portland. But if the Grizzlies don't trade it, whom will they take?

The consensus is that the Grizzlies will take Thabeet, who we've had here since our first mock draft. The Grizzlies need defense and shot blocking, and Thabeet brings those skills.

However, the fact that Thabeet canceled his workout (shoulder injury) with Memphis on Sunday could be a big factor. Chris Wallace has already interviewed him, but owner Michael Heisley hasn't. And the subtle message behind the cancellation can't be what the Grizzlies want to hear -- Thabeet doesn't want to play in Memphis.

As for the rest of the Grizzlies' draft board? Notably absent is Ricky Rubio. Sources say he is off the board after refusing to visit.

So, does a desire to play in Memphis matter to Heisley?

If so, James Harden, Tyreke Evans and Jordan Hill might be more in the mix than we thought.

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Oklahoma City

Ricky Rubio

Position: PG
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Age: 18
Country: Spain
Analysis: Thunder GM Sam Presti flew to L.A. on Saturday to talk to Rubio. He also got a chance to review Rubio's physical and contract -- two important pieces of the puzzle for whoever drafts him.

Then, on Sunday, he met with James Harden and Hasheem Thabeet in L.A. And just to make things even more confusing, we hear Presti is now hot for Stephen Curry.

Whom will the Thunder draft? I think this one is going down to the wire. I know Presti is a fan of all four players -- Rubio and Thabeet have the upside, and Harden and Curry are the better fits. If Presti can get a couple of assets in return for the No. 3 pick, he won't be afraid to pull the trigger on a trade, either.

If the Thunder keep the pick, my brain says Harden is a perfect fit in Oklahoma City next to Russell Westbrook. The scuttle is that Curry is the hot name in the Thunder's draft war room. And a few think Thabeet's size will win the day. But I have to believe that Rubio, whom we've had here since the night of the lottery, will end up in OKC.

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Sacramento

Tyreke Evans

Position: SG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Age: 19
School: Memphis
Analysis: At this point, I think it's safe to say the Kings have narrowed it down to Flynn, Rubio and Evans.

Sources say the camp is pretty split among the three. Flynn brings vocal leadership, athleticism and an NBA-ready body to the mix. Rubio is physically less ready for the NBA, but he's a purer point guard who understands the game better than anyone in the draft. Evans isn't a true point, but the Kings love his strength, toughness and size -- especially after his second workout.

Evans was in Sacramento on Sunday and had his way with Flynn and Stephen Curry. He was relentless taking the ball to the basket. As one Kings scout remarked, "It was a man beating up boys."

So, has Evans risen to the top of the Kings' list? Maybe.

Sources in Sacramento say the Kings have reservations about Rubio, and his rocky visit there last week didn't help the situation. They feel like Flynn could be a leader and the guy who could come in from day one and contribute, but they are worried about his size.

Evans has been described as sort of a compromise candidate. He gives the team size and some point-guard skills. As for Jrue Holiday? He was in the mix for a while, but sources say he's fallen off the top three on their board.

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Washington

James Harden

Position: SG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 222
Age: 19
School: Arizona State
Analysis: As we've been reporting since draft lottery night, the Wizards continue to shop this pick, and Washington sources say they've had a number of interesting offers. The Wizards' goal is to get back a veteran who can play right now ... and to shed a few million dollars off their cap if possible.

A couple of NBA agents who have been talking to the Wizards say they believe it's highly likely the pick will get traded. But where? Every source has a different answer.

A number of teams -- including the Knicks, Rockets and Pacers -- are possibilities here. So are the Timberwolves, who have tried to pick up another lottery pick.

If the Wizards keep the pick, they'll have a tough choice among Harden, Curry and Hill. Hill's rebounding ability and motor are great, but adding a dead-eye shooter in the backcourt like Curry or an all-around talent like Harden appears to be a bigger need.

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Minnesota

Stephen Curry

Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 181
Age: 21
School: Davidson
Analysis: The Wolves really need help at center and point guard. There aren't any centers worth taking at this spot, so they've been looking hard at Curry, Tyreke Evans, DeMar DeRozan and Brandon Jennings here. If they move up, Ricky Rubio and Hasheem Thabeet move into the picture.

I think Curry can play both positions on the floor and, combined with Randy Foye, could give the Wolves a pretty formidable backcourt. Curry's maturity, dead-eye shooting and name recognition will make him a smart pick for the Wolves if he's still on the board. But if he's not, they will go with Evans. And if Evans is not there, DeRozan and Jennings will get looks.

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Golden State

Jordan Hill

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 232
Age: 21
School: Arizona Analysis: The Warriors don't have a traditional point guard, and they'll have at least three to choose from here, including Jonny Flynn, Brandon Jennings and Jrue Holiday.
The problem for the Warriors is that they have a young player, Monta Ellis, who thinks he's a point guard and a coach, Don Nelson, who appears to be committed to giving Ellis a shot at running the point.

That means that even though Flynn, Jennings and Holiday all are on the board here, the Warriors could pass on all three.

I think that puts Hill strongly in play here. He's a mobile big man, which Nellie likes, and he's got a great motor. It wouldn't shock me to see Golden State move Brandan Wright this summer, and if it does, Hill fits right in.

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New York

Brandon Jennings

Position: PG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Age: 19
Country: Italy Analysis: The Knicks will be disappointed if Curry is off the board, but the truth is, they have needs everywhere.
With David Lee hitting restricted free agency this summer, Hill would be a perfect fit for New York at the 4. If he's there, I think he'll go ahead of any of the point guards not named Rubio or Curry.

If Hill is gone, as he is in this mock, they'll be drafting for a point guard. The Knicks likely would be deciding between two young, inexperienced guards with terrific upside -- Jennings and Holiday.

Neither had a terrific season, but both have huge potential. Early on, Jennings was better than Holiday in the New York workouts -- Jennings held his own in a workout with Evans while Holiday got overshadowed a bit by Curry and Gerald Henderson in his first workout.

The Knicks are bringing Holiday back on Monday. Holiday is all about substance, Jennings about flash. Holiday is low risk, Jennings is higher risk, but higher reward. Right now, Jennings has a super slim lead, but that could change Monday.

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Toronto

DeMar DeRozan

Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 211
Age: 19
School: USC Analysis: The Raptors have some needs on the wing since Anthony Parker and Shawn Marion are hitting free agency. DeRozan is one of the most gifted players in the draft, and his strong play at the end of the season combined with a confident performance at the combine could push him even higher than No. 9. But if he's here, sources say the Raptors won't pass.
If DeRozan is gone, they'll decide between Duke's Henderson and Holiday, with Holiday in the lead. In fact, one source close to the Raptors insisted Sunday that it was Holiday, not DeRozan, whom the Raptors would select in this scenario. We'll be watching that one closely.

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Milwaukee

Jrue Holiday

Position: PG
Height: 6-4
Weight: 199
Age: 18
School: UCLA
Analysis: The Bucks have a big workout Tuesday as they try to sort things out. Flynn, Ty Lawson, Jennings and Jeff Teague all will be there.

But if the team has its way and Holiday is on the board, I think the Bucks will take him. If Holiday is off the board, this week's workout should determine the rest of their board. But going into the workout, it seems like it's Flynn, Teague, Jennings and Lawson in that order.

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New Jersey

Jonny Flynn

Position: PG
Height: 6-1
Weight: 196
Age: 20
School: Syracuse
Analysis: We've had Tyler Hansbrough at this spot for the past few weeks, and he's still in consideration here. But if Flynn is on the board, Nets GM Rod Thorn won't hesitate to take him.

While Thorn has said he needs a moose up front, the Nets have needs in the backcourt, too. Devin Harris can play the 1 and the 2, and Vince Carter can play the 2 and the 3, and without a significant backup point guard, Flynn seems like a terrific fit. /p>

Flynn will have a shot at making his case Tuesday when he goes into a mega workout in New Jersey against his top competition at 11. Jennings, Henderson, Terrence Williams, Hansbrough and Jeff Pendergraph will join him in what could be the ultimate fight for the Nets' pick.

The Nets are high on all the players at 11 (with the exception of Pendergraph), and Tuesday's workout could go a long way in deciding whom they pick. That is, if they don't trade this pick to Chicago for No. 16 and No. 26.

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Charlotte

Terrence Williams

Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 213
Age: 21
School: Louisville
Analysis: Last week, I said I thought it was close to a sure thing that Henderson would be the pick here. What a difference a week makes. Williams went in and blew Larry Brown away. Now Williams and Henderson are going to square off in a second workout early this week. That workout will determine who goes at No. 12, but sources are saying Williams has moved ahead for the time being.

Earl Clark and B.J. Mullens aren't out of the question here, either, nor is a Bobcats trade. Not only does Henderson not have this thing locked up, but I think he's in serious danger of slipping.

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Indiana

DeJuan Blair

Position: PF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 277
Age: 20
School: Pittsburgh Analysis: The Pacers have been on the hunt for a point guard and will snatch up either Holiday or Flynn if he falls this far. If neither does, the Pacers will have a tough decision between going big or taking one of the point guards in the next tier.
If they go big, both Blair and Hansbrough are in the mix. The Pacers, like a lot of teams, have had concerns about Blair's knees, but Blair's circle has been pretty proactive the past few days with an avalanche of documents, MRIs and medical opinions that all state Blair's knees should hold up fine.

If they go point guard, I think it will be a dog fight between Teague, Eric Maynor, Lawson and Jennings. All four have been impressive at workouts for the Pacers. Maynor and Lawson are the most ready. Teague and Jennings have the upside.

For now, it appears Blair has moved back into the mix in Indiana. He fills a big need at the 4, and if he's going to be healthy, he deserves to go this high.

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Phoenix

Gerald Henderson

Position: SG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Age: 21
School: Duke
Analysis: The Suns could go in a lot of directions, depending on where GM Steve Kerr decides to take the team.

There's been a lot of talk about Earl Clark, James Johnson and Mullens here. Clark and Johnson joined Jennings in a workout in Phoenix this weekend with word that Clark and Johnson were basically a tie.

But I think the Suns will have a hard time passing on Henderson if he's there. He's rated higher on their board than anyone else who's available. Henderson isn't a perfect fit, but he gives them some depth at the 2 and some insurance if they try to ship Jason Richardson this summer.

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Detroit

Earl Clark

Position: SF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 226
Age: 21
School: Louisville
Analysis: The Pistons will begin their summer makeover in the draft.

They'd love to add a dominant low-post scorer, but in lieu of that, they'll have to settle for choosing between two upside guys: Clark and Austin Daye.

Clark could be the second coming of Lamar Odom if he's willing to put in the work. The versatile forward can play both the 3 and the 4 and is amazing in transition, an excellent rebounder and an emerging shooter. And he has the capability (albeit not always the inclination) to play great defense. But there are a few questions about his background that might hurt him.

Daye is one of the most skilled players in the draft. He's like a 6-foot-11 version of Tayshaun Prince. He's super skinny, but he can really shoot the rock. He is also inconsistent but has major upside.

I think Clark gets the edge based on physicality and versatility. He's big enough to be a full-time 4 in the NBA, but it's a close call.

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Chicago

James Johnson

Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 258
Age: 22
School: Wake Forest Analysis: The Bulls have been working the phones this week trying to move up in the draft.
They've talked to the Nets, Bobcats and Pacers about swapping the 16th and 26th picks to move up a few spots.

Who are they after? I've heard everything from Johnson to Blair to Hansbrough to Williams to Mullens here. To be honest, I can't get a terrific handle on which way they are leaning. In this scenario, Williams and Blair are gone, which leaves Johnson, Mullens and Hansbrough.

Hansbrough is the most NBA ready. Mullens has the most upside. Johnson is somewhere in between. I'm not sure exactly how Johnson fits in Chicago with Luol Deng on one side and Tyrus Thomas on the other, but there's no question about his upside.

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Philadelphia

Ty Lawson

Position: PG
Height: 6-1
Weight: 199
Age: 21
School: North Carolina Analysis: With Andre Miller hitting free agency this summer, look for the Sixers to address the point guard position. Lou Williams is nice but not really a lead guard.
Maynor, Lawson and Teague all are in the mix here ... as are Williams, Henderson and Sam Young.

Maynor would give Philly the total package as one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft. Lawson had the best season of any of the point guards and can really play in an up-tempo style. Teague also will get a look here, but he's more of a combo guard, and the Sixers have that in Williams.

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Minnesota (from Miami)

B.J. Mullens

Position: C
Height: 7-1
Weight: 258
Age: 20
School: Ohio State
Analysis: I'm not sure whether the Wolves will keep this pick, and there are a number of teams that seem to be hot for Mullens that would be willing to trade for it. If the Wolves keep it, Mullens could fill a big hole in the paint in the long term.

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Atlanta

Jeff Teague

Position: PG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Age: 20
School: Wake Forest Analysis: The Hawks have blown it repeatedly when they've needed a point guard in the draft. They passed on Chris Paul to draft Marvin Williams and passed on Rajon Rondo to draft Shelden Williams.
Then, two years ago, when they finally got around to picking a point guard, they took Acie Law ahead of Rodney Stuckey.

The choice here likely will come down to Teague and Maynor. Maynor has the experience and leadership credentials, but Teague has the sizzle and upside.

Omri Casspi, Hansbrough and Sam Young also are in the mix here.

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Utah

Tyler Hansbrough

Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 234
Age: 23
School: North Carolina Analysis: The Jazz and Hansbrough seem like a match made in heaven. If Hansbrough falls this far (he's getting a look at 11, 13, 16 and 19), I don't see them passing on him. With Carlos Boozer heading out the door, they need more toughness in the paint. But if he's off the board, they likely will be deciding among Austin Daye, Young and Toney Douglas.
Young is the type of tough veteran the Jazz love. He is ready to step in and play right now, and would give them minutes at both the 2 and the 3.

Douglas is the type of combo guard the Jazz currently lack. He shoots, plays defense and could be a credible backup at both positions for Utah.

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New Orleans

Sam Young

Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 223
Age: 24
School: Pittsburgh
Analysis: Young is one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft.

He has size and strength and was super productive at Pitt the past two years. Most importantly for New Orleans, he can come in and contribute right away.

Daye, Darren Collison, Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson and Derrick Brown also are in the mix.

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Dallas

Eric Maynor

Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 164
Age: 21
School: VCU
Analysis: The Mavs can kind of sit back and see who falls. Point guard is a need, and they'll have three interesting prospects with Maynor, Collison and Nick Calathes all on the board.

Of the three, it's hard to see them passing on Maynor. He is a four-year player who could come in and play immediately. He is a terrific floor leader and can do a little of everything. There isn't one area in particular in which he stands out, but he can be special in lots of things.

Collison brings great speed to the table. Calathes will play in Greece this season, but he could be a nice pick down the road.

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Sacramento
(via Houston)

Austin Daye

Position: SF
Height: 6-11
Weight: 192
Age: 20
School: Gonzaga
Analysis: Daye could be in a little trouble if he slides past Detroit at No. 15.

A few other teams have interest, but there are no locks at this point. I think the Kings would seriously consider him here.

They could use help at both forward spots, and Daye has terrific upside. I think Calathes also is a real possibility here.

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Portland

DaJuan Summers

Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 243
Age: 21
School: Georgetown
Analysis: The Blazers are looking at trading this pick. But if they keep it, they can add another forward who can play both the 3 and the 4. Summers already has an NBA body and the kind of shooting ability the team really covets.

Given how many players they already have on their roster, an international player like Casspi or Jonas Jerebko also is a possibility.

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Oklahoma City
(via San Antonio)

Chase Budinger

Position: SG
Height: 6-7
Weight: 206
Age: 21
School: Arizona Analysis: The Thunder would love to get their hands on a legitimate center, but there won't be anyone worth gambling on at this point in the draft. If the team doesn't address its needs at the 2 earlier in the draft, Budinger could be an option. With his shooting ability, he would be a nice complement in the backcourt to Russell Westbrook.

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Chicago
(via Denver)

Toney Douglas

Position: SG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 184
Age: 23
School: Florida State Analysis: Douglas would be an insurance policy should Ben Gordon bolt this summer. He's not as talented a shooter, but he's good enough to play both backcourt positions in Chicago, and his defense would earn him minutes right from the get-go.
If the Bulls trade this pick ... who knows? Although, a lot of teams trying to buy into the late first round love Casspi.

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Memphis
(via Orlando)

Omri Casspi

Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 211
Age: 20
Country: Spain
Analysis: The Grizzlies lack toughness, and Casspi has an abundance of it. He's not the most skilled player in the draft, but few players possess his grit. As an added bonus for the Grizzlies, they don't have to pay him to come over yet. There are a number of teams targeting this pick right now via trade ... so Memphis might not have it on draft night.

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Minnesota
(via Boston)

Jonas Jerebko

Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
Age: 22
Country: Sweden
Analysis: It seems doubtful that the Wolves would keep three rookies on their roster this season, which gives them an interesting choice of international players. Casspi would be an obvious choice. He is tough and physical and can keep developing overseas. Victor Claver is the other. But word is Jerebko from Sweden is the top choice at the moment.

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L.A. Lakers

Darren Collison

Position: PG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 166
Age: 21
School: UCLA
Analysis: Collison is a small guard, something Phil Jackson isn't a big fan of. But he is super fast, has a smooth jumper and can get after it defensively. With Derek Fisher winding down his career, he's worth a gamble here.

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Cleveland

Derrick Brown

Position: PF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 225
Age: 21
School: Xavier
Analysis: The Cavs could lose both Ben Wallace and Anderson Varejao this summer. And after getting bested by the Magic, their need for some athletic 4s who can guard players on the perimeter is paramount.

DeMarre Carroll is another real possibility here.

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31. Sacramento Kings

Nick Calathes | G | Florida
This could be a great pick for the Kings. They can wait a few seasons while he develops in Greece, then bring him back over when he's ready.

32. Washington Wizards

Patrick Mills | PG | Saint Mary's
There was just a little too much competition at point guard for Mills to land in the first round, but he would be a good fit here. The Wizards can use some help at the 1, and Mills' speed will be a terrific asset.

33. Portland Trail Blazers (via Los Angeles Clippers)

Victor Claver | F | Spain

The Blazers don't have roster spots or cap room for draft picks, so don't be surprised to see Claver taken here. If he had opted to play another year in Spain, he could have been a first-round pick.

34. Denver Nuggets (via Oklahoma City)

Jeff Pendergraph | PF | Arizona State
It was no secret that the Nuggets needed help on their front line this past season. Pendergraph is big and experienced, two pretty rare commodities in this draft.

35. Detroit Pistons (via Minnesota)

DeMarre Carroll | F | Missouri
Carroll is Joe Dumars' type of player. He works his tail off, plays defense and can play multiple positions. If Carroll slips this far, he'll be the steal of the draft.

36. Memphis Grizzlies

Jon Brockman | F/C | Washington
I don't know whether the Grizzlies are the team that promised to draft Brockman and shut him down, but Memphis general manager Chris Wallace has a history with his agent, Arn Tellem, and a need for a burly, blue-collar worker in the paint.

37. San Antonio Spurs (via Golden State)

Jermaine Taylor | SG | Central Florida
Taylor isn't a household name, but the Spurs like it that way. He's a great athlete and was one of the best scorers in college basketball. Taylor is the type of sleeper pick who has become the hallmark of the franchise.

38. Portland Trail Blazers (via New York)

Taj Gibson | F | USC
I highly doubt the Blazers will keep all of their second-round picks, but if they do, count on them to grab someone such as Gibson who has some size and can play multiple positions on the floor.

39. Detroit Pistons (via Toronto)

Danny Green | G/F | North Carolina
Green may be one of the most underrated players in the draft. He can do a little of everything and fits into Detroit's team-first approach.

40. Charlotte Bobcats (via New Jersey)

Wayne Ellington | SG | North Carolina
I know this is low for a guy who many people think is a first-rounder, but someone has to slip, and Ellington could be that guy. He's a terrific shooter, and the Bobcats could use some of that skill, especially if they draft Terrence Williams with the No. 12 pick.

41. Milwaukee Bucks

Ahmad Nivins | PF | St. Joe's
The Bucks are poised to have a huge hole at the 4 when Charlie Villanueva hits free agency. Nivins is big and an excellent rebounder but is still learning the game.

42. Los Angeles Lakers (via Charlotte)

Josh Heytvelt | F/C | Gonzaga
Size matters, and Heytvelt has it. He's a really skilled big man who hasn't made smart choices off the court, and the Lakers could turn him into something.

43. Miami Heat (via Indiana)

Patrick Beverley | G | Ukraine
The Heat were impressed with his workout and could use another athletic combo guard in the backcourt, especially someone who defends as well as Beverley does.

44. Detroit Pistons

Sergio Llull | PG | Spain
This mock draft has the Pistons adding three rookies to their roster. I doubt they'll add a fourth. Llull could go higher, as he's one of the few legit point guard prospects out of Europe. But if he's still on the board, scout Tony Ronzone will get his man.

45. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Philadelphia)

Christian Eyenga | G | Congo
Mystery man from Congo is a big-time athlete who draws comparisons to Mickael Pietrus.

46. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Chicago)

Rodrigue Beaubois | PG | France
Not sure the Cavs have much roster space for rookies, so they can take a chance on Beaubois. He has the size and athleticism to be an NBA player. He just needs to learn the game more.

47. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Miami)

Vitor Faverani | F | Brazil
Athletic big man from Brazil has been playing in Spain. One minute he looks great, the next, not so much. The Wolves can afford to stash him in Europe for a few more seasons.

48. Phoenix Suns

Sergiy Gladyr | SG | Ukraine
Gladyr was a star at the Reebok Eurocamp in front of Suns GM Steve Kerr. He won't play here for a while, but he's a nice pick to keep tabs on for the next few years in Europe.

49. Atlanta Hawks

Marcus Thornton | SG | LSU
Thornton got some looks in the first round, but his lack of size and athleticism hurt him a bit. At this point in the draft, the Hawks have little to lose and a lot to gain.

50. Utah Jazz

A.J. Abrams | G | Texas
He's not really a point guard, but he was one of the most lethal shooters in college basketball and could be a spark plug off the bench for a team such as the Jazz.

51. San Antonio Spurs (via New Orleans)

Joe Ingles | F | Australia
The Australian forward is a guy who can do a little of everything. His basketball IQ and toughness make him a nice fit on the Spurs.

52. Indiana Pacers (via Dallas)

Jack McClinton | G | Miami
This is low for McClinton. Probably too low. But the Pacers would take him here. Indiana coach Jim O'Brien loves guards who can shoot, and McClinton really lets the ball fly.

53. San Antonio Spurs (via New Orleans)

Vyacheslav Kravtsov | C | Ukraine
Kravtsov is big and athletic. He doesn't know how to play yet, but if he figures it out, he'll end up being a really nice pick here.

54. Charlotte Bobcats (via San Antonio)

A.J. Price | PG | UConn
With Raymond Felton's future in Charlotte cloudy, I think the Bobcats might try to shore up their backcourt. Price could be a really solid backup in the NBA.

55. Portland Trail Blazers (via Denver)

Emir Preldzic | F | Slovenia
Sweet-shooting, high-basketball-IQ forward from Slovenia will join a number of other Blazers additions who are international players in Europe. GM Kevin Pritchard might be able to start his own farm team soon.

56. Portland Trail Blazers

Goran Suton | F/C | Michigan State
Suton has a passport, and he can play a little. When you're the Blazers and have this many second-round picks, the ability to play a little is the only requirement.

57. Phoenix Suns (via Orlando)

Tony Gaffney | PF | UMass
Gaffney isn't getting any love, but he's a Chris Andersen clone. He runs the floor and is an off-the-charts shot-blocker. He would be fun to watch in the Suns' system.

58. Boston Celtics

Bryan Mullins | PG | Southern Illinois
Mullins isn't a great NBA prospect, but he's tough and has an Irish passport. That has to win the Celtics' hearts over … right?

59. Los Angeles Lakers

Dante Cunningham | F | Villanova
Cunningham is the type of highly intelligent big man who might find a way to thrive in Lakers coach Phil Jackson's system.

60. Miami Heat (via Cleveland)

Chinemelu Elonu | C | Texas A&M
You know who's the best NBA player to be taken at No. 60? Keep looking and let me know when you find something. Elonu is big, and that counts for something in the draft.

Chad Ford covers the NBA for ESPN Insider.

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