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GoodbyeChandler's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/27/15 8:21 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Karl-Anthony Towns

  1. Minnesota | Karl-Anthony Towns | 7-0 | 250 | C | Kentucky | 19

Reminds me of: A quicker Channing Frye Overrated as an offensive talent, especially in the interior, but has ability to protect the rim and score from 15 ft outward. With their wings of the future set, Minnesota would be foolish to pass on an offensive-floor-spacing, defensive-rim-protecting big in the modern NBA.
Jahlil Okafor

  2. LA Lakers | Jahlil Okafor | 6-11 | 270 | C | Duke | 19

Reminds me of: Marc Gasol before he got in shape D'Angelo Russell could go here as well, but reports suggest Lakers favor Okafor. Personally, I would go with Russell here, but hopefully Okafor survives Kobe and his history of fat-shaming teammates. If Okafor follows in Marc Gasol's footsteps, this will be a good pick.
D'Angelo Russell

  3. Philadelphia | D'Angelo Russell | 6-4 | 195 | PG/SG | Ohio State | 19

Reminds me of: I don't know, Manu Ginobili?Heading out of the lottery the initial reports were that Philly favors Russell, and recent reports suggest the feeling is mutual. What makes Russell the ideal pick here is that his most significant weakness, defense, will be mitigated by the rim-protection of Noel and (hopefully) Embiid. As a combo-guard who can play on and off the ball, shoot from anywhere, and find teammates in ideal spots, Russell may be too good to pass on.
Emmanuel Mudiay

  4. *New York | Emmanuel Mudiay | 6-5 | 200 | PG | Congo | 19

Reminds me of: A faster Baron Davis Mini-Rant Alert: The evaluation of Mudiay encapsulates what I hate about the NBA draft: people think too highly of the NCAA. People say things like, "Oh, this guy did well in the CBA, but Marbury dominated over there" like Stephon Marbury wouldn't dominate the NCAA right now. Or "He didn't face tough competition in the CBA" as if 85% of the guys in the NCAA are good enough to be professional basketball players. The fact is this: Mudiay is strong, talented, and at this point, too good to pass up.
Kristaps Porzingis

  5. Orlando | Kristaps Porzingis | 7-1 | 230 | PF | Latvia | 19

Reminds me of: ?I do not know much about Porzingis, but I do know he's a mobile big man who spaces out the floor, and if any lottery team could afford to take a risk on him, it's the youthful Orlando Magic.
Willie Cauley-Stein

  6. Sacramento | Willie Cauley-Stein | 7-0 | 242 | C | Kentucky | 21

Reminds me of: A more coordinated, athletic Jared Jeffries sprinkled with a little Ibaka When I watched WCS, I did not see the DeAndre Jordan comparisons. Yes they're both athletic, but WCS does not have the rebounding skills Jordan does. To me, WCS could be a Jeffries-Ibaka type player with his superior defense(ability to switch everything), his (overrated) rim-protecting ability, and his improving jumpshot. I have Sacramento drafting WCS to (hopefully) be the Ibaka clone they would like to pair with Boogie.
Mario Hezonja

  7. Denver | Mario Hezonja | 6-8 | 215 | SG/SF | Croatia | 20

Reminds me of: ??? I definitely do not know much about Hezonja, but I know Denver has interest in him and at this point he may be the BPA. I believe it is always a good idea to take a high-potential player entering with an NBA skill, and Hezonja can (allegedly) shoot at an NBA-elite level.
Justise Winslow

  8. Detroit | Justise Winslow | 6-6 | 222 | SG/SF | Duke | 19

Reminds me of: Gerald Henderson While I really want to like Winslow, the more I watch him, the more apparent it is that he will struggle offensively in the NBA. While being a superior North-South player will get you ahead in the NCAA (especially as the 4 in a small-ball lineup) the reality is that in the NBA, if you are not elusive enough, those line drives turn into offensive fouls. With a weak pull-up game and inability to create for others, Winslow will be ineffective with the ball in his hands. The good thing is that he is the best 3-D player in this draft, and at this point the BPA at 9.
Devin Booker

  9. Charlotte | Devin Booker | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Kentucky | 18

Reminds me of: What we all thought of Klay Thompson in 2011 He's not really athletic and he may be a defensive liability, but he can shoot. I wouldn't draft Booker here, as there other options in FA (let me prematurely congratulate the geniuses who pick op John Jenkins on the cheap), but Miami may want to take a chance on a good SG whose floor is role-player, and Booker is the best option at that position.
Stanley Johnson

  10. Miami | Stanley Johnson | 6-6 | 242 | SF | Arizona | 19

Reminds me of: I really don't want to say RA/MWP, but that's all that comes to mind Ah, the classic "Jack of all Trades" prospect. The problem with such prospects is that oftentimes his skills are good enough to be regarded in the NCAA, but not good enough in the NBA. The question with Johnson is: "Yeah he can do these things in the NCAA, but can he do it well enough in the NBA?" Well, apparently the Pistons are willing to find out and at the very least, they'll be getting a great 3-D guy with emphasis on the "D" (see what I did there?).
Frank Kaminsky

  11. Indiana | Frank Kaminsky | 7-1 | 230 | C | Wisconsin | 22

Myles Turner

  12. Utah | Myles Turner | 6-11 | 240 | C | Texas | 19

Kelly Oubre

  13. Phoenix | Kelly Oubre | 6-7 | 205 | SF | Kansas | 19

Cameron Payne

  14. Oklahoma Cty | Cameron Payne | 6-2 | 185 | PG | Murray St. | 20

Sam Dekker

  15. *Washington | Sam Dekker | 6-9 | 220 | SF | Wisconsin | 21

Trey Lyles

  16. Boston | Trey Lyles | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Kentucky | 19

Kevon Looney

  17. Milwaukee | Kevon Looney | 6-9 | 222 | PF | UCLA | 19

Tyus Jones

  18. *Houston | Tyus Jones | 6-1 | 185 | PG | Duke | 19

Montrezl Harrell

  19. *New York | Montrezl Harrell | 6-8 | 255 | PF | Louisville | 21

Jerian Grant

  20. Toronto | Jerian Grant | 6-4 | 200 | PG | Notre Dame | 22

Rashad Vaughn

  21. Dallas | Rashad Vaughn | 6-5 | 200 | SG | UNLV | 18

Terry Rozier

  22. Chicago | Terry Rozier | 6-2 | 190 | PG | Louisville | 21

Jarell Martin

  23. *Brooklyn | Jarell Martin | 6-9 | 240 | PF | LSU | 21

Justin Anderson

  24. *Minnesota | Justin Anderson | 6-6 | 230 | SG/SF | Virginia | 21

RJ Hunter

  25. Memphis | RJ Hunter | 6-6 | 185 | SG | Georgia St. | 21

Bobby Portis

  26. San Antonio | Bobby Portis | 6-11 | 245 | PF | Arkansas | 20

Norman Powell

  27. *LA Lakers | Norman Powell | 6-4 | 215 | SG | UCLA | 22

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

  28. *Boston | Rondae Hollis-Jefferson | 6-7 | 210 | SF | Arizona | 20

Guillermo Hernangomez

  29. *Brooklyn | Guillermo Hernangomez | 6-11 | 250 | PF/C | Spain | 21

Delon Wright

  30. Golden St. | Delon Wright | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | Utah | 23

Christian Wood

  31. *Cleveland | Christian Wood | 6-10 | 215 | PF | UNLV | 19

Cliff Alexander

  32. *Houston | Cliff Alexander | 6-8 | 240 | PF/C | Kansas | 19

Richaun Holmes

  33. *Boston | Richaun Holmes | 6-9 | 245 | PF | Bowling Green | 21

Nikola Milutinov

  34. *LA Lakers | Nikola Milutinov | 7-0 | 225 | PF/C | Serbia | 20

Chris McCullough

  35. *New York | Chris McCullough | 6-9 | 200 | PF | Syracuse | 20

Pat Connaughton

  36. *Cleveland | Pat Connaughton | 6-5 | 215 | SG | Notre Dame | 22

Rakeem Christmas

  37. *Philadelphia | Rakeem Christmas | 6-9 | 245 | PF/C | Syracuse | 23

Anthony Brown

  38. Detroit | Anthony Brown | 6-7 | 210 | SG/SF | Stanford | 22

Joseph Young

  39. *Brooklyn | Joseph Young | 6-2 | 185 | PG/SG | Oregon | 23

Cedi Osman

  40. Miami | Cedi Osman | 6-8 | 215 | SF | Turkey | 20

Bryce Dejean-Jones

  41. *Portland | Bryce Dejean-Jones | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Iowa St. | 22

Olivier Hanlan

  42. Utah | Olivier Hanlan | 6-4 | 185 | PG/SG | Boston College | 22

Travis Trice

  43. Indiana | Travis Trice | 6-1 | 170 | PG | Michigan St. | 22

Terran Petteway

  44. *Memphis | Terran Petteway | 6-6 | 210 | SF | Nebraska | 22

Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  45. Boston | Mouhammadou Jaiteh | 6-11 | 250 | C | France | 20

Brandon Ashley

  46. *Toronto | Brandon Ashley | 6-8 | 230 | PF | Arizona | 20

Andrew Harrison

  47. *Philadelphia | Andrew Harrison | 6-6 | 215 | PG/SG | Kentucky | 20

Luka Mitrovic

  48. Oklahoma Cty | Luka Mitrovic | 6-8 | 200 | SF/PF | Serbia | 22

JP Tokoto

  49. Washington | JP Tokoto | 6-6 | 195 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 21

Arturas Gudaitis

  50. *Atlanta | Arturas Gudaitis | 6-10 | 255 | PF | Lithuania | 22

Daniel Diez

  51. *Orlando | Daniel Diez | 6-8 | 220 | SF/PF | Spain | 22

Dakari Johnson

  52. Dallas | Dakari Johnson | 7-0 | 260 | C | Kentucky | 19

Keifer Sykes

  53. *Cleveland | Keifer Sykes | 6-0 | 170 | PG | Wisconsin Green Bay | 21

Mateusz Ponitka

  54. *Portland | Mateusz Ponitka | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Poland | 21

Chasson Randle

  55. San Antonio | Chasson Randle | 6-2 | 180 | PG/SG | Stanford | 22

Robert Upshaw

  56. *LA Clippers | Robert Upshaw | 7-0 | 260 | C | Washington | 21

LeBryan Nash

  57. *Denver | LeBryan Nash | 6-8 | 232 | SF/PF | Oklahoma State | 23

Dimitrios Agravanis

  58. *Philadelphia | Dimitrios Agravanis | 6-10 | 235 | PF | Greece | 20

Josh Richardson

  59. Atlanta | Josh Richardson | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Tennessee | 21

Michael Qualls

  60. *Philadelphia | Michael Qualls | 6-5 | 205 | SF | Arkansas | 21