Draft Time: Instant Analysis

By Nick Prevenas

First Round

1. Kyrie Irving | 6-3 | 191 | PG | Duke | 26

I’ll go on record right here saying I don’t like this pick. Irving is probably going to be a good point guard, but you don’t draft somebody #1 because they’ll be good, you draft them to seriously alter the franchise’s fortunes, and Irving doesn’t do that. You’re taking somebody with conditioning issues, and letting him learn from Baron Davis, not exactly ideal. He lacks elite athleticism but is a quality shooter. I don’t want to bash him too much, because he’s an excellent player, I’m just not sold on him going number one overall. Derrick Williams should have been the pick here. -Eric Yearian
Kyrie Irving

2. Derrick Williams | 6-8 | 248 | SF/PF | Arizona | 26

The Minnesota Timberwolves spent most of the day sending out strong signals that they were strongly considering Enes Kanter with this No. 2 pick, but David Kahn continued his theory of “asset collection” by taking Derrick Williams. He's arguably the most talented player in this draft, as his inside-outside game will prove to be a match-up nightmare. However, with Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph already on the roster (not to mention Kevin Love), don't be surprised to see a trade. Williams is efficient, explosive, and gifted. He's one of the few prospects in this draft with All-Star potential. -Nick Prevenas
Derrick Williams

3. Enes Kanter | 6-11 | 259 | PF/C | Kentucky | 26

The only player in the draft that makes Kyrie Irving look experienced, Kanter is certainly a gamble. But in a weak draft like this one, his talent is just far too much to ignore. Kanter broke the Hoop Summit record for points with 34 and has good strength for a young post player. His combination of size and skills doesn’t come along too often. The Jazz took the best player available and now have a cornerstone to build on in the post-Sloan era. -Seth Sommerfeld
Enes Kanter

4. Tristan Thompson | 6-9 | 227 | PF | Texas | 27

The Cavs wanted a big man to pair with Irving, and they passed up on Valanciunas who they were said to like, for somebody they knew they could count on to step in and play right away. Thompson is a quality defender and looks to fit well alongside J.J. Hickson, but may be difficult to score when playing alongside Varejao. They did pick up a quality forward with good size who can bang with anyone in the league. If he develops an offensive game he could be a good catch. Little bit of a reach, but pretty good pick. -Eric Yearian
Tristan Thompson

5. Jonas Valanciunas | 6-11 | 240 | C | Lithuania | 26

Bryan Colangelo loves to go international in the draft, so it should surprise nobody that Jonas Valanciunas is heading to Toronto – just maybe not right away, given his contract issues and the impending lockout. Valanciunas' complicated buyout situation will likely delay his debut, but when he does suit up for Toronto, he'll give them some much-needed size and rebounding.New coach Dwane Casey preaches defense, and Valanciunas shows the instincts and aptitude to develop into a solid starting center. He needs to get stronger and refine his post skills, but he fills a serious need for Toronto. -Nick Prevenas
Jonas Valanciunas

6. Jan Vesely | 6-11 | 230 | SF/PF | Czech Republic | 28

Love this pick. Jan Vesely isn't your typical European; he's super athletic with incredible length and has good toughness. Wizards fans should be thrilled thinking of John Wall and Vesley running the fast break for years to come. Maurice Evans and Larry Owens played over 33 minutes per game for the Wiz last yeah...Vesely fills a need. -Seth Sommerfeld
Jan Vesely

7. Bismack Biyombo | 6-9 | 243 | C | Congo | 25

Sacramento traded back to number 10, and with Brandon Knight still on the board, they’ve got to be kicking themselves. The Bobcats, on the other hand, are glad to scoop up the draft’s best defensive player in Bismack Biyombo. He has incredible length and his ability to alter and block shots will be welcomed on a roster short on true big men. This is a very good pick as it allows the Bobcats to sure up a frontline that depended heavily on Kwame Brown last season. They’re in rebuilding mode and Biyombo is a good building block in the mold of Ben Wallace. -Eric Yearian
Bismack Biyombo

8. Brandon Knight | 6-3 | 177 | PG/SG | Kentucky | 26

The Pistons hoped to grab a rebounder/defender with this pick, but with Thompson and Biyombo flying off the board, Detroit actually catches a big break as Brandon Knight falls into their laps at No. 8. Knight was listed as high as No. 3 in many mock drafts as recently as six hours ago. Knight should remind many Detroit fans of Chauncey Billups, with his combination of height (6-foot-3) and shooting ability. He'll form a solid backcourt duo with Rodney Stuckey. Knight is a high-character kid with a tremendous basketball IQ. He could also develop into a terrific on-ball defender as he gains strength. -Nick Prevenas
Brandon Knight

9. Kemba Walker | 6-1 | 184 | PG | UConn | 28

Michael Jordan is beginning to become a little predictable as he continues his love affair with established NCAA champions. Kemba Walker should be able to step into the Bobcats lineup and give them some much needed guard scoring from Day 1. While he'll probably never be an All-Star guard, at worst he should be a poor man's Ben Gordon. - Seth Sommerfeld
Kemba Walker

10. Jimmer Fredette | 6-2 | 196 | PG | BYU | 29

This is what happens when ownership cares more about selling tickets in the short term than winning games. The Kings move back and end up with the most polarizing figure in this year’s draft. Jimmer can score the basketball from anywhere, but can he defend, can he defer to Tyreke Evans when he needs to? The Kings need to hope the doubters are wrong. But pairing Jimmer with Tyreke and Cousins doesn't appear to be a match made in heaven. -Eric Yearian
Jimmer Fredette

11. Klay Thompson | 6-7 | 206 | SG/SF | Washington State | 28

With the Warriors essentially listing Monta Ellis on Craigslist, they've made no secret about their desire to land a taller, more traditional shooting guard to play next to Stephen Curry. Enter Klay Thompson. The Washington State product is among the best shooters in this draft, and will help space the floor alongside Curry and Dorell Wright.He should give the Warriors roughly the same things Kevin Martin gives the Houston Rockets. Nice pick. -Nick Prevenas 
Klay Thompson

12. Alec Burks | 6-6 | 193 | PG/SG | Colorado | 26

The Jazz complete their inside-outside lottery combo pairing Alec Burks with Kanter. Burks lacks a specific standout skill, but contributes in all areas do to his athleticism and length. A big concern is that while he's a scorer, he's not a shooter (a scarry 29.2% from 3 last season). Expect Burks to contribute, but don't be surprised if he's not a starter for years. -Seth Sommerfeld
Alec Burks

13. Markieff Morris | 6-9 | 241 | PF | Kansas | 28

In the end the bigger, stronger, more athletic, but less skilled Morris twin goes first with the Suns taking Markieff. With Kawhi Leonard and brother Marcus still on the board, the Suns reach to bolster their frontcourt. Phoenix ultimately gravitates to the lousier Morris Twin, and Robert Sarver prefers the films of Frank Stallone. -Aran Smith
Markieff Morris

14. Marcus Morris | 6-8 | 230 | SF/PF | Kansas | 28

The Houston Rockets, apparently fans of symmetry, make sure the Morris twins keep their names together on the draft sheet. Daryl Morey loves players like Marcus Morris – an efficient scorer who can score with his back to the basket, as well as with a terrific fallaway jumper that is impossible to block. He thinks he's a small forward, but he'll be much more successful as a power forward. Think of him as a poor man's Derrick Williams. He'll join a crowded frontcourt, with Luis Scola, Patrick Patterson, and Jordan Hill. -Nick Prevenas
Marcus Morris

15. Kawhi Leonard | 6-7 | 227 | SF | San Diego St. | 26

Kawhi Leonard was dealt for George Hill. Leonard is a Spurs type of player that should fit Popovich's system like a glove. He’s got a killer motor and can do just about everything on the floor. Adding a young, tough lottery talent is huge for this team and Leonard can immediately step in and make an impact at small forward. Seth Sommerfeld
Kawhi Leonard

16. Nikola Vucevic | 6-11 | 260 | C | USC | 27

The 76ers need size, so why not take one of the biggest guy in the draft? USC's Nikola Vucevic wasn't a hot prospect heading into last season, but posted tremendous measurements at the combine (6-11.75 in shoes) and showed deft touch around the hoop during workouts. Vucevic is tremendously skilled. He can score with either hand and shoot it out to 20 feet. He's not very fast or athletic (much like current Sixers Spencer Hawes and Marreese Speights), but he can score and rebound. -Nick Prevenas
Nikola Vucevic

17. Iman Shumpert | 6-5 | 222 | PG/SG | Georgia Tech | 27

The Knicks need defense and Iman Shumpert provides that. He's the best defensive point guard in this draft thanks to his tremendous length. The question is if he’ll ever develop any offensive skills. If he does this could be a steal, but that’s a massive “if.” Not surprisingly, Knicks fans at the draft booed. They may be right about this one, it seems like a HUGE reach. -Seth Sommerfeld
Iman Shumpert

18. Chris Singleton | 6-9 | 230 | SF/PF | Florida St. | 28

The Wizards were among the worst defensive teams in the league last season. Chris Singleton should help fix that right away. Singleton was the last man standing in the green room, meaning he was a huge steal at this point in the draft. At 6-9, he can defend anyone from shooting guards to power forwards. He's not a very good shooter, and will never be the type of player who creates his own offense, but he can defend with the best of them. Think Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. He'll bring much-needed toughness to the Wizards and complement Jan Vesley nicely. - Nick Prevenas
Chris Singleton

19. Tobias Harris | 6-8 | 223 | SF/PF | Tennessee | 25

Pick traded to Milwaukee. Tobias Harris is the youngest American player and should give the Bucks a versatile yin to Mbah a Moute's yang as a player with offensive potential. At 19, Harris isn't a terrible pick but the Bucks likely have a long wait before he'll be ready to produce. - Aran Smith
Tobias Harris

20. Donatas Motiejunas | 7-0 | 224 | PF | Lithuania | 27

The Timberwolves drafted a stretch forward at No. 2 overall, so logically, they draft a stretch power forward in Donatas Montiejunas at No. 20. Thankfully, David Kahn sends him to Houston with Jonny Flynn for Houston's No. 23 pick and Brad Miller. Montiejunas has lottery-level talent on offense, thanks to his pure shooting stroke, height (7-feet) and ball-handling ability. However, Montiejunas is allergic to rebounding and every scouting report on the kid includes the word “apathetic” in bold type. -Nick Prevenas
Donatas Motiejunas

21. Nolan Smith | 6-3 | 189 | PG/SG | Duke | 29

Picks don’t get less exciting than Nolan Smith. Congrats Portland, you just drafted a potential backup guard. You know, if he reaches his ceiling. For a team that seriously lacks frontcourt depth this pick makes no sense. I guess that's what happens when you fire your GM a month before the draft. -Seth Sommerfeld
Nolan Smith

22. Kenneth Faried | 6-7 | 225 | PF | Morehead St. | 28

The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers are in the midst of trying to swap Ray Felton and Andre Miller. Kenneth Faried has the highest-revving motor in this year's draft. He's one of the most tenacious rebounders in college basketball (more rebounds than anyone who has ever played college hoops), and he plays with maximum effort every second he's on the floor. He won't score much, and he's a little undersized (6-8 power forward), but there is always a spot for a guy with Faried's rebounding instincts. -Nick Prevenas
Kenneth Faried

23. Nikola Mirotic | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Montenegro | 27

Pick acquired by Chicago. Mirotic is the prototypical guy to stash overseas. He’s already a dead-eye shooter and can work on becoming tougher, rounding out his skillset and getting a more NBA ready body over the next few seasons. While it would be nice for the Bulls to add another piece to get further in the playoffs, this is a very good big picture move. It’s not like Derrick Rose won’t be around when Mirotic is ready to start draining shots. -Seth Sommerfeld
Nikola Mirotic

24. Reggie Jackson | 6-3 | 200 | PG/SG | Boston College | 28

Just as we reported a few weeks ago, the Thunder had a promise in place for Reggie Jackson. The Boston College guard is one of the draft's most explosive perimeter players, and elected to shut down workouts after OKC promised to take him early on. He'll provide a nice scoring punch off the bench behind Russell Westbrook, and may prove to be Eric Maynor insurance, should Maynor be moved or depart after his rookie contract expires. -Nick Prevenas
Reggie Jackson

25. Marshon Brooks | 6-5 | 195 | SG | Providence | 29

Traded to New Jersey for the 27th pick (and future 2nd). Due to his amazing ability to put the ball through the hoop, Marshon Brooks has outstanding upside. Unfortunately, the rest of his game is suspect. His defense is downright awful. If the Nets are able to properly develop him (or at least figure out a team D to compensate for him), this could be a major steal. Considering Anthony Morrow and Sasha Vujacic are the Nets’ shooting guards, it’s hard to argue with the pick. -Seth Sommerfeld
Marshon Brooks

26. Jordan Hamilton | 6-8 | 228 | SG/SF | Texas | 27

The World Champion Dallas Mavericks selected versatile forward Jordan Hamilton, but ESPN's Marc Stein reports they will be sending him to Portland for Rudy Fernandez. Hamilton heads to the Nuggets as part of this deal. He can score in a multitude of ways, and is much too talented to fall this far. The big knock on Hamilton is his shot selection, but he seems to be improving on that end. He's also a strong rebound and capable defender. At 6-8, he'll give the Nuggets a much-needed scoring threat on the wing. Denver used to have a pretty strong wing scorer, but his name escapes me right now. -Nick Prevenas
Jordan Hamilton

27. JaJuan Johnson Purdue | 6-10 | 220 | PF | Purdue | 29

JaJuan Johnson seems like the anti-Glen Davis. He’s got length and athleticism, but needs to improve his basketball IQ and put on some bulk if he’s going to stick in the league. He certainly will inject energy into the aging Celtics, it’s just a question if he will be consistent enough to stay on the court. -Seth Sommerfeld
JaJuan Johnson Purdue

28. Norris Cole | 6-1 | 174 | PG | Cleveland St. | 29

This No. 28 pick has switched hands from Chicago to Minnesota to Miami, where the Heat land Norris Cole. This is a logical fit for Miami, who is in serious need of depth at the guard spots. Cole filled the stat sheet like few others, but he was a one-man show at Cleveland State. He is an exceptional rebounder for his size, and possesses terrific quickness and straight-line speed. Think of him as a poor man's Rajon Rondo. He'll need to prepare for constant scrutiny, as there is a little bit more media coverage of the Miami Heat than Cleveland State. -Nick Prevenas
Norris Cole

29. Cory Joseph | 6-3 | 186 | PG | Texas | 27

With the Spurs trading George Hill to Indiana, Cory Joseph has a chance to come in and immediately make an impact. With any other team this would be considered a reach, but the San Antonio system will help Joseph immensely. His speed and ability to penetrate suit the Popovich system. It may take him a few years to develop, but this is a very good fit all things considered. - Seth Sommerfeld
Cory Joseph

30. Jimmy Butler | 6-7 | 222 | SF | Marquette | 28

And the last guaranteed first-round contract in the current collective bargaining agreement goes to...Jimmy Butler from Marquette! Now this is a feel-good story. Butler's story has been told many times by now (his mom kicked him out at age 13 and he bounced around until finding a family with the Lamberts), and now he gets his happy ending with the Bulls. Butler can do a little bit of everything. He's a smooth and versatile combo forward who will work his butt off and do whatever the coaches say. He'll fit right in. -Nick Prevenas
Jimmy Butler

Second Round

31. Bojan Bogdanovic | 6-7 | 195 | SG/SF | Croatia | 29

A prolific scorer, Bogdanovic averaged 18 ppg for Cibona (2nd in Euroleague) this year at just 22 years of age. But Bulls fans will be waiting a few years as he just signed a multi-year deal to play in Turkey. -Aran Smith
Bojan Bogdanovic

32. Justin Harper | 6-9 | 228 | PF | Richmond | 28

Justin Harper is a sweet-shooting stretch forward who turned himself into an NBA-level player during his four years at Richmond. He's not the most physical guy in the draft, but he has a rare combination of height (6-9) and shooting ability. If he can hit close to 40-percent of his 3s, he'll stick in the NBA. -Nick Prevenas
Justin Harper

33. Kyle Singler | 6-9 | 228 | SF | Duke | 30

When you think of Detroit you think of…Kyle Singler? Singler made a mistake by not coming out last year when his stock was higher. This year he proved that none of his skills are particularly special. He won’t flame out, but teams aren’t going to be regretting passing on him anytime soon. Seth Sommerfeld
Kyle Singler

34. Shelvin Mack | 6-2 | 205 | PG/SG | Butler | 29

Shelvin Mack introduced himself to basketball fans through back-to-back trips to the National Championship game. He's a strong, physical guard with a scorer's mentality. He's not a pure point guard, but he's an NBA-level athlete and terrific teammate. -Nick Prevenas
Shelvin Mack

35. Tyler Honeycutt | 6-8 | 187 | SG/SF | UCLA | 27

Tyler Honeycutt is the type of guy that makes for a great second round pick. He’s got upside, but not enough to want to guarantee him a contract. Honeycutt is a very smart player with enough athletic ability to develop into a solid role player. -Seth Sommerfeld
Tyler Honeycutt

36. Jordan Williams | 6-9 | 247 | PF | Maryland |

Jordan Williams is a strong, burly rebounder with soft hands and an improved physique. He'll contribute on the glass right away, but he'll be best served as a back-up, as stamina continues to be an issue. -Nick Prevenas
Jordan Williams

37. Trey Thompkins | 6-10 | 239 | PF | Georgia | 28

Trey Thompkins strength is his advanced post skills. While he’s certainly not flashy, he gets the job done down low. If he can improve his body (he's something of a pudge right now) this might end up being a decent value.
Trey Thompkins

38. Chandler Parsons | 6-10 | 221 | SF | Florida | 29

Chandler Parsons was one of college basketball's most versatile players last year, as his creativity and high basketball IQ was a big reason for Florida's success. He possess excellent height (nearly 6-10 in shoes) for the small forward spot and could flourish in a point-forward role. He's a subpar athlete, though, and will struggle to defend anyone at the next level. -Nick Prevenas
Chandler Parsons

39. Jeremy Tyler | 6-10 | 262 | PF/C | USA | 26

Traded to Golden State. (As reported by Jeff Van Gundy via Mark Jackson) Jeremy Tyler’s path to the NBA has been beyond rocky (dropping out of high school and struggling overseas). His potential is high, but right now that’s entirely based on his physical attributes as opposed to any sort of polished skills. He’s the walking, breathing definition of a project. -Seth Sommerfeld
Jeremy Tyler

40. Jon Leuer | 6-11 | 223 | PF | Wisconsin | 29

Jon Leuer was one of college basketball's most efficient scorers. At 6-11, Leuer possess a high release point on a jump shot that seems to go in almost every time he gets a clear look. He tested surprisingly well at the NBA combine, but plays a slower game than those numbers would indicate. Best-case scenario, Leuer fills a Ryan Anderson role in the NBA. -Nick Prevenas
Jon Leuer

41. Darius Morris | 6-4 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 27

There’s no way Darius Morris should have come out this year. That said, he’s probably fairly happy to end up with his hometown Lakers. He’s got size and excellent point guard skills, and room to develop. However it’s hard to ignore his dismal 3 point shot (25% last season). -Seth Sommerfeld
Darius Morris

42. Davis Bertans | 6-10 | 211 | SF | Latvia | 25

Traded to Spurs. Many mock drafts had Davis Bertans going in the late-first round, so landing him in the middle of round two is tremendous value. Bertans won't come over right away, but he's worth the wait. He's a terrific spot-up shooter and wastes no time squaring up. He has a good motor, but lacks strength. He'll spend the next couple years bulking up his frame. -Nick Prevenas
Davis Bertans

43. Malcolm Lee | 6-5 | 198 | PG/SG | UCLA | 27

Combo guard Malcolm Lee provides the T’Wolves with some much needed defense. His offensive game has improved steadily (though still isn’t up to snuff), so there’s hope that he might not be an offensive liability. A smart, solid pickup for a team that can't be counted on for Draft stability. -Seth Sommerfeld
Malcolm Lee

44. Charles Jenkins | 6-3 | 216 | PG/SG | Hofstra | 29

Charles Jenkins was a scoring machine at Hofstra, and you just know Mark Jackson was thrilled to snag him at No. 44. He's a physical guard who can muscle his way to the rim against most college defenders. His game lacks polish, and he won't bully his way to the rack against NBA guards, but he could stick as a bench scorer. -Nick Prevenas
Charles Jenkins

45. Josh Harrellson | 6-10 | 275 | PF/C | Kentucky | 29

Traded to Knicks. Josh Harrellson is not an NBA player. Congrats to him for getting drafted, but he’s got no business being taken. He’s tall and he works hard. That’s it. New York paid $1 million dollars for him? I now officially believe Isiah Thomas is still making Knicks personnel decisions. -Seth Sommerfeld
Josh Harrellson

46. Andrew Goudelock | 6-2 | 198 | PG/SG | Charleston | 29

Andrew Goudelock is a lights-out shooter with range out to a step behind the 3-point line. Even though the College of Charleston didn't play the toughest competition, Goudelock often lit it up against the top-flight teams they did take on. He's a shooting guard trapped in a point guard's body, however, so he'll look to land on a roster as a shooting specialist. – Nick Prevenas
Andrew Goudelock

47. Travis Leslie | 6-4 | 205 | SG/SF | Georgia | 28

The Clippers clearly weren’t fully content with just having Blake Griffin’s dunking ability, so they bring in high flying Travis Leslie. Leslie can soar above the rim, but none of his other skills compare. It’s unlikely he’ll have a significant career, but for the sake of highlight dunk lovers everywhere, let’s hope he does. –Seth Sommerfeld
Travis Leslie

48. Keith Benson | 6-11 | 217 | C | Oakland | 29

Keith Benson is a terrific rebounder and shot-blocker, but there isn't much room in the NBA for centers who weigh less than 220 pounds. He has the reach (7-4 wingspan) and the talent to be a pro center, but he's almost the anti-Kenneth Faried in terms of his energy and tenacity. -Nick Prevenas
Keith Benson

49. Josh Selby | 6-3 | 195 | PG/SG | Kansas | 27

It’s about time Selby got picked up. His talent is undeniable, but he didn’t come close to putting everything together in his one shortened year at Kansas. He’s a complete boom or bust prospect. Selby will either be out of the league in a few years or will have a lot of teams wondering how they passed him up. –Seth Sommerfeld
Josh Selby

50. Lavoy Allen | 6-9 | 225 | PF | Temple |

Lavoy Allen is the sort of player who has all the tools, but doesn't always use them at the same time. He has good size for a power forward and he rebounds well, can also pass but he doesn't always play to his talent level. There is a decent chance he can stick on a roster if he finds a coach/teammate to light a fire under him. -Nick Prevenas
Lavoy Allen

51. Jon Diebler | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Ohio State | 29

Jon Diebler can shoot like no one else in this draft (with the possible exception of Jimmer). He’ll never be a complete player, but at this point you can draft specialists. Who knows, he might be a future 3-point contest winner. –Seth Sommerfeld
Jon Diebler

52. Vernon Macklin | 6-10 | 244 | PF | Florida | 31

Vernon Macklin certainly looks the part. At 6-9, 245 with a 9-1 standing reach, he has all of the physical tools one could ask for in an NBA power forward. However, he has no offensive game outside of six feet. He can't face up, he struggles at the line, and he doesn't rebound particularly well. He's 24 years old, as well. -Nick Prevenas
Vernon Macklin

53. DeAndre Liggins | 6-6 | 202 | SG | Kentucky | 30

DeAndre Liggins; another big, long defensive guard. It’s the fad this year. All the cool kids are doing it. Liggins essentially got squeezed out of Kentucky due to all the playing time needed for the top prospects. He lacks the athleticism that some of the other defensive guards in this draft have had and has a less developed offensive game. -Seth Sommerfeld
DeAndre Liggins

54. Milan Macvan | 6-9 | 260 | PF | Serbia | 28

Milan Macvan is a solid ballplayer, but he appears to be a career Euro. He's a skilled Serbian with good instincts, a tremendous basketball IQ and soft hands, but he simply isn't an NBA athlete right now. -Nick Prevenas
Milan Macvan

55. E'twaun Moore | 6-4 | 191 | PG/SG | Purdue | 29

Purdue reunion in B-Town! E’twaun Moore joins JaJuan Johnson with the Celtics. Moore is a hardworking overachiever, who can do a tiny bit of everything. He’s going to fight and do all he can get a roster spot. –Seth Sommerfeld
E'twaun Moore

56. Chukwudiebere Maduabum | 6-9 | 210 | PF | Nigeria | 27

Chukwudiebere Maduabum is raw. He can run and jump with the best of them, but there is no guarantee that he will ever be able to play basketball at a professional level. Denver GM Masai Ujiri loves him, though, and has tracked him for the past few years. -Nick Prevenas
Chukwudiebere Maduabum

57. Tanguy Ngombo | 6-6 | 210 | SF | Congo | 28

Our apologies to Mr. Ngombo who our sources said was not even worthy of creating a profile for. As the saying goes "all it takes is one team to like you" to be drafted. Minnesota obviously liked what they saw with this guy's potential and took a flier on him. Highlights in his profile. -Aran Smith
Tanguy Ngombo

58. Ater Majok | 6-10 | 240 | PF | The Sudan | 30

Ater Majok (a familiar face to die-hard UConn fans) is from the Sudan. He has been playing professionally in Australia. Long, raw, so on and so forth. Now, back to Adam Silver at the National Spelling Bee. -Nick Prevenas
Ater Majok

59. Adam Hanga | 6-7 | 200 | PG/SG | Hungary | 29

A long term foreigner that the Spurs will stash overseas? I don’t even know what to believe anymore. This is so unlike them. In all seriousness, Hanga hasn’t faced high-level competition, but his frame is intriguing for a shooting guard and he’s displayed excellent ball handling and solid shooting skills. –Seth Sommerfeld
Adam Hanga

60. Isaiah Thomas | 5-10 | 186 | PG | Washington | 29

Sixty picks and four-and-a-half hours later, Isaiah Thomas finally gets drafted. He was a tremendous player for Lorenzo Romar at Washington, and he absolutely deserves to have his name called. At only 5-foot-7, he'll have an uphill battle to find a roster spot, but he's lightning quick with more shooting and playmaking skills than, say, Nate Robinson. -Nick Prevenas
Isaiah Thomas