PowerofX's Mock Draft


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Updated: 6/27/15 1:21 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Karl-Anthony Towns

  1. Minnesota | Karl-Anthony Towns | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kentucky | 22

The Wolves can't go wrong with pairing either Towns or Okafor with reigning ROY Wiggins, but I think they'll go with Towns. *Amar'e Stoudemire
Jahlil Okafor

  2. LA Lakers | Jahlil Okafor | 6-11 | 270 | C | Duke | 22

The best low post scorer in the draft. Has a very polished offensive game down low for his age, despite defensive weaknesses. Pair him with Randle in LA's frontcourt of the future. The next great Laker center?. *Al Jefferson
D'Angelo Russell

  3. Philadelphia | D'Angelo Russell | 6-4 | 195 | PG/SG | Ohio State | 22

Russell has the most superstar potential in this draft. After spending consecutive lottery picks on centers, the Sixers finally grab a real position of need, especially after trading MCW. They're reportedly enamored with Porzingis, but this organization can't afford to roll the dice on another raw big man. *Goran Dragic
Emmanuel Mudiay

  4. *New York | Emmanuel Mudiay | 6-5 | 200 | PG | Congo | 22

A talented shot creator who can drive to the basket, but takes bad shots and isn't very aggressive. ESPN's Chris Broussard just reported that the Knicks are targeting Mudiay with the #4 pick if they choose to keep it. If they trade down it'll be for Kaminsky. Phil Jackson gets his PG of the future to run the triangle offense. *John Wall
Kristaps Porzingis

  5. Orlando | Kristaps Porzingis | 7-1 | 230 | PF | Latvia | 22

7 footer with 3 point range, some lofty comparisons from Dirk to Darko. Stellar workouts prompted rumors that he could go top 3 but those talks have cooled as Philly is zeroed in on Russell. The Magic land a legit PF with this polarizing international player. *Rik Smits
Willie Cauley-Stein

  6. Sacramento | Willie Cauley-Stein | 7-0 | 242 | C | Kentucky | 24

A defensive-minded big man, one of if not the best shot blocker in NCAAB. There appears to be some truth to the Cousins to the Lakers talks, and WCS would be an ideal replacement if the deal does go down (though Sactown may be targeting Okafor with that #2 pick). WCS is one of my favorite players in the draft, I think he could have a 10-12 year NBA career as a team's defensive specialist. *Tyson Chandler
Justise Winslow

  7. Denver | Justise Winslow | 6-6 | 222 | SG/SF | Duke | 22

Winslow is a big time athlete who can score in a variety of ways. Wilson Chandler might get traded as part of an impending Nuggets rebuild. Winslow is a steal this low and would become one of the team's franchise faces. *Caron Butler
Sam Dekker

  8. Detroit | Sam Dekker | 6-9 | 220 | SF | Wisconsin | 24

A smart and versatile combo forward with good size, length, and mobility. Excels in catch-and-shoot situations. SVG has expressed interest in teammate Frank Kaminsky as a stretch 4, but Dekker fills Detroit's void at SF and played some stretch 4 at Wisconsin. *Jeff Green
Mario Hezonja

  9. Charlotte | Mario Hezonja | 6-8 | 215 | SG/SF | Croatia | 23

Super Mario can make a shot from anywhere on the court, very good in transition and off the dribble. His experience playing for one of the top teams in Europe should make him an immediate contributor on the improving Hornets. Batum will help Charlotte's scoring woes some, but they still need a real replacement for Lance Stephenson. *Nick Anderson
Devin Booker

  10. Miami | Devin Booker | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Kentucky | 21

Booker is very raw and a work in progress, but in a draft poor in shooters he's worth a top 10 pick. D Wade won't play forever. The Heat could take advantage of this lottery pick to draft his replacement. *Klay Thompson
Cameron Payne

  11. Indiana | Cameron Payne | 6-2 | 185 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Decent size for his position with a good blend of scoring & passing. Dark horse to move up in the lottery over the next week. The Pacers have a few needs they could target in this draft. They could target a younger alternative to George Hill. *Damon Stoudamire
Frank Kaminsky

  12. Utah | Frank Kaminsky | 7-1 | 230 | C | Wisconsin | 25

High basketball IQ and the ability to stretch the floor. Frank the Tank may end up being nothing more than a role player at the next level, but he'll most likely be a bench contributor. That's just what my Jazz need, a 3rd big to compliment Favors & Gobert. *Brad Miller
Myles Turner

  13. Phoenix | Myles Turner | 6-11 | 240 | C | Texas | 22

Excellent size, blocking, and rebounding ability with a good shooting stroke. Top 10 buzz: Pistons like him at 8 and Celtics may trade up to 9 to select him. The Suns need a defensive identity and Turner has the potential to be a stud if he's coached right. *LaMarcus Aldridge
Stanley Johnson

  14. Oklahoma Cty | Stanley Johnson | 6-6 | 242 | SF | Arizona | 21

Has the makings of a strong defender at the next level. His jumpshot is a work in progress. A proven winner at the high school level. He's a top 3-5 pick talent wise and was the top SF on the board until Justise Winslow's emergence. One of the steals of the draft this low. He's on OKC's big board, which could mean they may trade up for him, or possibly they anticipate he may fall this far. *Andre Iguodala
Trey Lyles

  15. *Washington | Trey Lyles | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Kentucky | 22

Lyles is a young guy who has the potential to be a good pick and pop player when he develops. He was the rock for UK during its historic season. Paul Millsap may not be back next season. *Carlos Boozer/Lamar Odom
RJ Hunter

  16. Boston | RJ Hunter | 6-6 | 185 | SG | Georgia St. | 24

Probably the best 3 point shooter in the draft. Burst onto the national spotlight in GSU's first round upset of Baylor. The C's get an instant offensive threat and the sniper they've missed since Ray Allen left. Kevin Martin (best)/Marshon Brooks (worst)
Bobby Portis

  17. Milwaukee | Bobby Portis | 6-11 | 245 | PF | Arkansas | 23

An efficient rebounder whose offensive game is a work in progress. The Bucks are another team who'd love to see Kaminsky fall (local favorite/hero angle) after Larry Sanders' retirement, but they go BPA for more frontcourt depth. *Tim Thomas
Tyus Jones

  18. *Houston | Tyus Jones | 6-1 | 185 | PG | Duke | 22

Jones is the best PG available at this point and, based on potential alone, probably the best in the draft. Patrick Beverley is a good player and fine for depth, but the Rockets want to upgrade their starting PG. They even tried to re-acquire Goran Dragic at the trade deadline. *Mike Conley
Jerian Grant

  19. *New York | Jerian Grant | 6-4 | 200 | PG | Notre Dame | 25

Grant had a great season, leading the Irish to the Sweet Sixteen and regaining his stock as a potential lottery pick. Would be a solid backup of the future for budding star John Wall. *Greivis Vasquez
Guillermo Hernangomez

  20. Toronto | Guillermo Hernangomez | 6-11 | 250 | PF/C | Spain | 23

Could sneak his way into the first round, will probably start his career as a draft-and-stash. Masai Ujiri proved he values longterm potential over immediate value last draft. Can't have Psycho T replacing Amir Johnson if Johnson leaves. *Felipe Reyes
Delon Wright

  21. Dallas | Delon Wright | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | Utah | 26

Another one of my favorite players in the draft. I could see him as one of the players who's placed in the lottery in a re-draft. Rajon Rondo flamed out after joining the Mavs in December. He's a free agent and may not come back. Dallas should target a PG like Wright, Grant, or Tyus Jones with this pick for insurance. *Shaun Livingston
Kelly Oubre

  22. Chicago | Kelly Oubre | 6-7 | 205 | SF | Kansas | 22

A solid passer and rebounder with good defensive ability. Stock is all over the place; It wouldn't surprise me if he falls into the 20s. Didn't play much last season so still raw but he could sit on the bench and learn for a few seasons on the Bulls, who still have a pretty good team including D Rose despite a rookie head coach. *James Young
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

  23. *Brooklyn | Rondae Hollis-Jefferson | 6-7 | 210 | SF | Arizona | 23

RHJ is an athletic slasher who can make the mid range jumper. Big, athletic frame gives him an advantage on defense. Nic Batum was traded to the Hornets so SF is suddenly a position of need for Portland. *Stacy Augmon
Cedi Osman

  24. *Minnesota | Cedi Osman | 6-8 | 215 | SF | Turkey | 23

Another international player who I think is a dark horse first rounder. The Cavs will likely be able to attract free agents to fill the needs that proved their undoing in the Finals, so I could see them go with a draft-and-stash here. *Walt Williams/Jiri Welsch
Kevon Looney

  25. Memphis | Kevon Looney | 6-9 | 222 | PF | UCLA | 22

Looney is a terror on the glass thanks to his length and versatility. It's sounding more and more like he will fall into the 20s on draft day. He wouldn't have to play right away on an established playoff team like the Grizzlies. *Bob McAdoo
Anthony Brown

  26. San Antonio | Anthony Brown | 6-7 | 210 | SG/SF | Stanford | 25

The Spurs have reportedly given Brown a first round promise. This makes sense since both Danny Green and Marco Belinelli are free agents this summer. *Nick Young
Joseph Young

  27. *LA Lakers | Joseph Young | 6-2 | 185 | PG/SG | Oregon | 25

Joseph Young had a few solid games in the Tournament that definitely put him on teams' radars for the second round. He reportedly received a first round promise. Maybe from the Lakers. They get either their PG of the future or a longterm backup for Jordan Clarkson. *Jordan Clarkson
Arturas Gudaitis

  28. *Boston | Arturas Gudaitis | 6-10 | 255 | C | Lithuania | 24

Celtics are looking to package picks 16 & 28 to move into the lottery, possibly targeting WCS or Myles Turner. Whoever ends up getting this pick will probly look to go draft-and-stash.
Olivier Hanlan

  29. *Brooklyn | Olivier Hanlan | 6-4 | 185 | PG/SG | Boston College | 25

Undersized shooting guard who can score in a variety of ways. Poor defensive player and doesn't have the size or strength to guard 2's at the next level; would be best served converting to PG in the NBA. The Nets are about to blow up the roster, including shopping D Will. *C.J. McCollum
Tyler Harvey

  30. Golden St. | Tyler Harvey | 6-4 | 180 | SG | Eastern Washington | 24

First off, congrats to the Dubs on winning their first NBA championship in 40 years. They have the youth and talent to return to the Finals next season and beyond. Love teams like them who build through the draft, hope that method makes my Jazz that good too. Now, about Harvey: Led the nation in scoring this season. I've seen a couple mock drafts that have Harvey in the first round, though he's a gamble coming from a small mid major school. He'd fit right in on a 3-point shooting team like the Dubs. *John Jenkins
Terry Rozier

  31. *Cleveland | Terry Rozier | 6-2 | 190 | PG | Louisville | 24

Rozier has the speed, hops, and handles to become a solid playmaker at the next level. Zach LaVine was a good pickup for the Wolves last season. Rozier would be a solid longterm backup who'd make the transition easier when Rubio leaves. *Kemba Walker
Montrezl Harrell

  32. *Houston | Montrezl Harrell | 6-8 | 255 | PF | Louisville | 24

Harrell played like a beast all season. He was my preseason pick for NPOY, so it'd surprise me if he falls out of the first round. But we have seen things like this happen before. An experienced playoff team like the Rockets would gladly pick him up for depth behind the inconsistent J Smoove. *Chuck Hayes
Richaun Holmes

  33. *Boston | Richaun Holmes | 6-9 | 245 | PF | Bowling Green | 24

A surefire second rounder and I think dark horse first rounder thanks to a solid showing at the NIT. Seems like a strong atheltic PF with great motor who block shots, dunk everything inside and has ok touch out to mid range. Celtics may like him for depth. *Tristan Thompson
Justin Anderson

  34. *LA Lakers | Justin Anderson | 6-6 | 230 | SG/SF | Virginia | 24

Next season will likely be Kobe's last in a Laker uniform as his contract expires in 2016. Justin Anderson averaged 13.9 PPG for #3 UVA, and didn't lose a step after a late-season finger injury. He's a fringe lottery prospect whose stock plummeted after that injury, despite the continued productivity. *DeMarre Carroll
Shawn Dawson

  35. *New York | Shawn Dawson | 6-6 | 190 | SG/SF | Israel | 24

Could be this year's Bruno Caboclo. A swingman with a solid defensive presence. The Sixers get another shot at a K.J. McDaniels-type player. Son of former Israeli League player Joseph Dawson.
Nikola Milutinov

  36. *Cleveland | Nikola Milutinov | 7-0 | 225 | PF/C | Serbia | 23

Another promising young player among the internationals that the Wolves can develop overseas for a few years. Most recently played for KK Partizan, Pekovic's former team.
Jonathan Holmes

  37. *Philadelphia | Jonathan Holmes | 6-9 | 245 | PF | Texas | 25

An effective jump shooter whose low post game is a work in progress. The Sixers never properly replaced Thaddeus Young. *Ryan Humphrey
Jordan Mickey

  38. Detroit | Jordan Mickey | 6-8 | 240 | PF | LSU | 23

Mickey has shown ability to score and rebound at the college level despite having tweener size. The Pistons still may move Greg Monroe. The Monroe-Drummond frontcourt hasn't worked out so far.
Cliff Alexander

  39. *Brooklyn | Cliff Alexander | 6-8 | 240 | PF/C | Kansas | 22

Has great physical tools and extremely athletic but a little undersized. Could have used another year but eligibility controversy forced him to come out this year. He drops to the 2nd round, where the Hornets pick him up to move on from the player who represents their mediocre past, Bismack Biyombo. *Trevor Booker (best)/Thomas Robinson (worst)
Robert Upshaw

  40. Miami | Robert Upshaw | 7-0 | 260 | C | Washington | 24

One of the nation's best shot blockers. Dismissed from both Washington and Fresno State during his college career. Top 10 potential, a steal for Miami. Would be a solid backup for Hassan Whiteside. *DeAndre Jordan
Rakeem Christmas

  41. *Portland | Rakeem Christmas | 6-9 | 245 | PF/C | Syracuse | 26

Extremely athletic and explosive but raw in the offensive paint. Another guy who could sneak into the first round. He had a good combine. Brook Lopez's extension talks have broken down, and he may be another player the Nets let go in a rebuild. *Cedric Simmons
Pat Connaughton

  42. Utah | Pat Connaughton | 6-5 | 215 | SG | Notre Dame | 25

Former baseball prospect who decided to stick with basketball. My Jazz really need another scoring threat off the bench, as well as a longterm backup for Gordon Hayward. Connaughton is one of my 2015 Draft sleepers. *Brent Barry
Jarell Martin

  43. Indiana | Jarell Martin | 6-9 | 240 | PF | LSU | 23

Good size for a PF and quick on the open floor, explosive to the basket. Martin Reportedly received a first round promise, I thought from Portland, but there will probably be better options available at #23. The Pacers take him in the second as a replacement for David West, who opted out of his contract after 4 years in Indy. *Kenny Thomas
Rashad Vaughn

  44. *Memphis | Rashad Vaughn | 6-5 | 200 | SG | UNLV | 21

Another promising freshman who I think came out too early. He's one of the youngest players in the draft and still pretty raw, so I drop him to the mid 2nd round. The Suns can always use some more young potential stud shooters. *O.J. Mayo
Dakari Johnson

  45. Boston | Dakari Johnson | 7-0 | 260 | C | Kentucky | 22

Big and lumbering. Great hands and footwork for someone his size. Offensive game is still evolving. A steal this low. More frontcourt depth for the Celtics, who want to move Sullinger back to his original PF position. *Marc Gasol
Okben Ulubay

  46. *Toronto | Okben Ulubay | 6-7 | 200 | SF | Turkey | 21

Draft-and-stash. The Bucks had a surprisingly good playoff season last year, after securing a need in the first maybe they'll take a luxury draft-and-stash in the second.
Christian Wood

  47. *Philadelphia | Christian Wood | 6-10 | 215 | PF | UNLV | 22

Christian Wood is a long, athletic forward who has taken a major jump this season for the Rebels. He is a project right now but the Sixers are just looking for depth and to give young raw players experience. *John Henson (defense)/very poor man's Anthony Davis (absolute best case scenario offense)
Satnam Singh Bhamara

  48. Oklahoma Cty | Satnam Singh Bhamara | 7-2 | 290 | C | India | 22

The first Indian-born player to be drafted by an NBA team.
Larry Nance Jr.

  49. Washington | Larry Nance Jr. | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Wyoming | 25

Son of former NBA player and first dunk contest champ Larry Nance. Has 2 great mentors in Washington in Nene and Marcin Gortat.
JP Tokoto

  50. *Atlanta | JP Tokoto | 6-6 | 195 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 24

The Hawks had no answer for Cleveland after DeMarre Carroll went down in the East Finals. Add to that the fact that Carroll is now a free agent, and Atlanta should target some wing depth in this draft. Tokoto could've been a first round pick in next year's draft, so I have to agree with Roy Williams somewhat that he made a mistake coming out this year. *Rodney Carney
Buddy Hield

  51. *Orlando | Buddy Hield | 6-5 | 215 | SG | Oklahoma | 24

A high volume scorer with a good all-around game. *Jodie Meeks
Mateusz Ponitka

  52. Dallas | Mateusz Ponitka | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Poland | 24

Quinn Cook

  53. *Cleveland | Quinn Cook | 6-1 | 180 | PG | Duke | 25

Delly was a nice story for the Cavs during K Love and Kyrie's Finals absences, but he's a flash in the pan. Cook's championship pedigree at Duke may make him worthy of becoming Kyrie's longterm backup. *Shammond Williams
Terran Petteway

  54. *Portland | Terran Petteway | 6-6 | 210 | SF | Nebraska | 25

Petteway is a solid athlete who can finish at the rim and attacks the basket with ease. My Jazz get a longterm backup for Gordon Hayward. I really like how our team could turn out after this draft and optimistically look for us to challenge for the 8 seed in the West next season. *Chris Douglas-Roberts
Dimitrios Agravanis

  55. San Antonio | Dimitrios Agravanis | 6-10 | 235 | PF | Greece | 23

The Spurs go with another draft-and-stash here in the late 2nd round. That's why they're still a championship contender as their Big 3 enter their final seasons. One of the best teams I've ever seen at developing international talent.
Dez Wells

  56. *LA Clippers | Dez Wells | 6-4 | 210 | SG | Maryland | 26

Dez Wells has had a great season for Maryland and I think a few teams will give him some looks in the second round. The Pelicans are reportedly looking to trade up into the first round.
Matt Stainbrook

  57. *Denver | Matt Stainbrook | 6-11 | 280 | C | Xavier | 26

Operates best as a low post scorer and rebounder, but doesn't do much else and at 280 lbs. is pretty big even for a center. Nuggets get some developmental center depth. Let Stain Train slim down in the D League for a year or two and re-evaluate.
Marcus Thornton WM

  58. *Philadelphia | Marcus Thornton WM | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | William & Mary | 25

Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  59. Atlanta | Mouhammadou Jaiteh | 6-11 | 250 | C | France | 23

Good post player with a high release on his shot, and a solid offensive rebounder. A guy I've been excited about for a couple of years now. His stock has risen back to possible first round status. *Ali Traore
Luis Montero

  60. *Philadelphia | Luis Montero | 6-7 | 195 | SG/SF | JUCO | 25

Another international man of mystery. I know almost nothing about this Dominican swingman, not even where he last played, but his name is flying up draft boards. I like Dawson more, but I also have my eye on this kid as this year's Bruno.