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Updated: 5/19/15 6:06 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Karl-Anthony Towns

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

With the wing of the future, in Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota adds Karl-Anthony Towns to their already talented young roster. With their high flying roster, I feel the Wolves choose the more mobile big man in favor of the more half court oriented Jahlil Okafor.
Jahlil Okafor

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

LA has never shied away from big men, and I think the likelihood of the Lakers grab Jahlil Okafor, and hope they can develop him as a go to low post scorer. He may not be the best defensive prospect, but his low post game is elite, especially for a 19 year old kid.
D'Angelo Russell

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

Philly is loaded with big men, but they get their best roster fit for once. Russell is a dynamic player, who can both shoot, and pass, plus he's got great positional size, which is really helping the 76ers build on their talented, and very positionally large team.
Emmanuel Mudiay

  4. *New York | Emmanuel Mudiay | 6-5 | 190 | PG | Congo | 19

The Knicks would have loved to have nabbed either Towns or Okafor, but Emmanuel Mudiay is a major upgrade over Shane Larkin, and possibly a guy who could mesh with with 2nd year coach Derek Fisher. His ability to break players down off the dribble could also work well with Melo in the drive and kick game.
Kristaps Porzingis

  5. Orlando | Kristaps Porzingis | 7-1 | 220 | PF | Latvia | 19

Orlando could go with Willie Cauley-Stein to address some rim protection, but Kristaps still brings some defense to the table (1.19 bpg in 21 mpg) and can hit down shots that will keep defenders from collapsing around Vucevic.
Willie Cauley-Stein

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

Sacramento brings in WCS to add a high level pick and roll defender. An area that the Kings haven't been very good at last season. Sacramento was 28th in opponents points per game, and 28th in blocked shots...a defensive specialist makes some sense.
Justise Winslow

  7. Denver | Justise Winslow | 6-6 | 222 | SG/SF | Duke | 19

Denver nabs the best player on the board at #7 as Justise Winslow has the makings of a high level two way wing player in the NBA.
Mario Hezonja

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

KCP has done pretty well at the 2 spot in his first two seasons, but not good enough to pass on a high level talent like Mario Hezonja. Mario has a reputation of a hot head, but he's got a sweet stroke, and elite athletic ability. SVG is an experienced coach, and Mario is too good to pass up.
Myles Turner

  9. Charlotte | Myles Turner | 6-11 | 240 | C | Texas | 19

Myles Turner doesn't really fit with Charlotte's current big man rotation of Cody Zeller, and Noah Vonleh, but if Big Al bolts during free agency, Turner could come in and be another young cog in an promising young big man rotation. If not, he's too good of a prospect to pass up at #9.
Kelly Oubre

  10. Miami | Kelly Oubre | 6-7 | 205 | SF | Kansas | 19

Oubre was apparently a mixed bag in the combine, but he's still a really intriguing defensive prospect with a sweet jump shot. Miami is solid, but could stand to roll the dice on an upside guy as they hope to get back in the playoffs next season, with an aging core. Oubre could be a nice guy to plug in to the roster in 2 or 3 years.
Trey Lyles

  11. Indiana | Trey Lyles | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Kentucky | 19

David West is in the trail end of his career, and a versatile big like Trey Lyles has some real appeal for the Pacers. If Paul George comes back to All-NBA form, Lyles could be a nice long term running mate.
Sam Dekker

  12. Utah | Sam Dekker | 6-9 | 220 | SF | Wisconsin | 21

Dekker is added to Utah as a key depth piece. He can play two positions, and although he may not be an immediate positional need, he's still a versatile talent to add to a promising young roster. I feel you don't pass him up, no matter what position you are looking for this year.
Stanley Johnson

  13. Phoenix | Stanley Johnson | 6-6 | 242 | SF | Arizona | 18

Stanley Johnson is a steal at 13, and I feel he slips a little bit and lands with Phoenix. They drafted T.J. Warren last season, but Johnson is a much different player, and P.J. Tucker, at 30, might not be a part of their 4 year plan. Stan brings defense, length and upside, a nice pick at 13.
Kevon Looney

  14. Oklahoma Cty | Kevon Looney | 6-9 | 222 | PF | UCLA | 19

Kevon Looney has a great wingspan, and a nice shooting stroke. He won't be a guy to help OKC as a rookie, but the Thunder aren't afraid of drafting talent and system fit over positional needs. Looney could be another guy who develops on the Thunder bench and becomes a real contributor in 2 or 3 seasons.
Devin Booker

  15. *Atlanta | Devin Booker | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Kentucky | 18

Booker is too good of a talent for Atlanta to pass up. The sturdy sharp shooter can be groomed to fit into Atlanta's balanced system, learn under 34 year old Kyle Korver, be be the Hawks 2 guard of the future.
Bobby Portis

  16. Boston | Bobby Portis | 6-11 | 245 | PF | Arkansas | 20

Boston loves stretch big men, and with forwards Brandon Bass and Jonas Jerebko hitting the free agent market, a well rounded big man with a nice blend of polish and upside could be the perfect solution.
Frank Kaminsky

  17. Milwaukee | Frank Kaminsky | 7-1 | 230 | C | Wisconsin | 22

The Bucks draft hometown 7 footer, Frank Kaminsky, and his shooting touch paired with his size give him great versatility and the potential to plug into many different lineups with Zaza, Henson, and Ersan
Jerian Grant

  18. *Houston | Jerian Grant | 6-4 | 200 | PG | Notre Dame | 22

Houston is in full on contender mode, and bringing in a polished NBA ready guard makes a lot of sense. Jason Terry is 37 years old, and Patrick Beverly is a restricted free agent. Grant would work really well next to Harden and making up part of a tall, strong, versatile backcourt.
Cameron Payne

  19. Washington | Cameron Payne | 6-2 | 185 | PG | Murray St. | 20

Cameron Payne is the best player on the board at 19, and Washington was reminded how much they need another option at point guard when John Wall went down in the playoffs. Ramon Sessions filled in admirably, but Payne has upside, size, and the potential to be a really impactful addition down the line.
Montrezl Harrell

  20. Toronto | Montrezl Harrell | 6-8 | 255 | PF | Louisville | 21

Toronto lets Amir Johnson leave, and replace him with a player with an equally great motor, a cheaper salary, and an emerging mid-range game. Seems like a perfect fit in Casey's system, and with the Raptors ranking 26th in the NBA in rebounds last year...they could use his help
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

  21. Dallas | Rondae Hollis-Jefferson | 6-7 | 210 | SF | Arizona | 20

Dallas has a lot of players hitting the free agent market, and RHJ has some real defensive upside. Al-Farouq Aminu worked out nicely for the Mavs last year, but he may be looking for a sweeter deal than a team looking to re-load can handle.
Christian Wood

  22. Chicago | Christian Wood | 6-10 | 215 | PF | UNLV | 19

Chicago is really a team in limbo. The Bulls don't give a ton of minutes to rookies (unless they are 24) so they draft for upside and land Christian Wood.
Justin Anderson

  23. Portland | Justin Anderson | 6-6 | 230 | SF | Virginia | 21

With Wes Matthews, and Dorrell Wright hitting the free agent market in 2015, the Blazers land defensive ace, and top notch athlete, Justin Anderson, as both insurance for departures at the SF position, and for a potential 3 and D player.
RJ Hunter

  24. Cleveland | RJ Hunter | 6-6 | 185 | SG | Georgia St. | 21

R.J. Hunter seems like a perfect addition to pair next to Lebron James in order to spread the floor. James Jones is in the midst of a playoff resurgence, but King James could use a young gun to open up the driving for him during the next two seasons.
Tyus Jones

  25. Memphis | Tyus Jones | 6-1 | 185 | PG | Duke | 19

Mike Conley is the Grizz' point guard of the future, but he could use a young backup with Beno and Calathes hitting the free agent market this summer. Jones isn't a great athlete, but he still has the potential to be a great NBA backup.
Terry Rozier

  26. San Antonio | Terry Rozier | 6-2 | 190 | PG | Louisville | 21

I believe Terry Rozier is a much better prospect than the range he's being put into, but he'd be a perfect fit in San Antonio. They have a reputation for developing combo guards in their system, and with his athleticism, he could be a real steal in the late 1st.
Delon Wright

  27. *LA Lakers | Delon Wright | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | Utah | 23

Delon Wright is a lanky combo with size to play both positions in the NBA ( although some weight training wouldn't hurt ) and Wright's maturity could be a better fit next to Kobe Bryant's desperate attempt to win a last title before he calls it quits.
Rashad Vaughn

  28. *Boston | Rashad Vaughn | 6-5 | 200 | SG | UNLV | 18

Vaughn is a nice talent, and while a torn meniscus isn't great, it's not nearly as severe as other knee injuries. They nabbed James Young last season, but Ainge is no fool, and not afraid of a trade. Vaughn is a nice asset whether he's on your team or involved in a trade.
Chris McCullough

  29. *Brooklyn | Chris McCullough | 6-9 | 200 | PF | Syracuse | 20

Brooklyn needs a dose of youth, and Chris McCullough's upside is worth the gamble at #29. His knee may not hold up, but if it does he could be regarded as one of the steals of this draft.
Cliff Alexander

  30. Golden St. | Cliff Alexander | 6-8 | 240 | PF/C | Kansas | 19

David Lee, has lost a step, and is a free agent in 2016 anyways. Cliff is an NBA level rebounder, and has really good length for an NBA 4 man and his ability to play the 5 comes into play as Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli have hardly been pillars of durability.
Norman Powell

  31. Minnesota | Norman Powell | 6-4 | 215 | SG | UCLA | 21

Norman Powell's athleticism and ability to defend at a high level make him a nice piece to bring to the Wolves, who ranked dead last in the NBA in points per game allowed.
Jarell Martin

  32. *Houston | Jarell Martin | 6-9 | 240 | PF | LSU | 20

Martin is one of the best players available at this point, and although the Rockets are pretty loaded up front, he could be a nice piece to develop over time.
Robert Upshaw

  33. *Boston | Robert Upshaw | 7-0 | 260 | C | Washington | 21

Upshaw has had some bonehead moments off the court, but he's a giant and capable of bringing some desperately needed rim protection to Boston. If he can get his act together Robert can certainly rebound and block shots in the NBA.
Dakari Johnson

  34. *LA Lakers | Dakari Johnson | 7-0 | 260 | C | Kentucky | 19

Dakari Johnson's biggest strength is being big, and L.A. could certainly use size backup up Okafor. He's still young too, so although his ceiling isn't super high, he's not a closed book either.
Rakeem Christmas

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

Thomas Robinson gave Philly some good minutes towards the end of last season, and with him likely in a new location, Rakeem Christmas give Philly a really nice player capable of backing up both Nerlens Noel at the 4, and Joel Embiid at the 5.
George de Paula

  36. *Minnesota | George de Paula | 6-6 | 200 | PG/SG | Brazil | 18

George De Paula seems like a late riser to me. He's incredibly young, has great measurements, and there are tons of teams in the 2nd round with multiple picks. Minne nabs George and stashes him for a year or two.
Nikola Milutinov

  37. *Philadelphia | Nikola Milutinov | 7-0 | 230 | C | Serbia | 20

There is no way Philly doesn't look for draft and stash options in the 2nd round this year. Nikola is 20 years old, a 7 footer, and a guy with real value either on the roster or part of a trade.
Jordan Mickey

  38. Detroit | Jordan Mickey | 6-8 | 240 | PF | LSU | 20

Detroit has seemingly been preparing to lose Greg Monroe for like 9 years now, so drafting a young forward might make some sense here. Mickey reminds me of a former Piston, in Jason Maxiel, and I certainly think Jordan can carve out a role in the NBA.
Andrew Harrison

  39. Charlotte | Andrew Harrison | 6-6 | 215 | PG/SG | Kentucky | 20

Charlotte was a disaster last season, but adding Harrison as a combo guard could be a nice option here. He's not ready for many NBA minutes, but Charlotte is a pretty defensive team, and Andrew's experience on an excellent defensive team at the NCAA level could make him a good system fit.
Cedi Osman

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

Cedi Osman has some nice upside, and he could be a really nice long term pick for Miami. The Heat are rebuilding, but have some solid pieces. In a year or two, he could come over and jump right in Eric Spoestra's lineup.
Brandon Ashley

  41. Brooklyn | Brandon Ashley | 6-8 | 230 | PF | Arizona | 20

Ashley's ability to face up make him a 2nd rounder with an NBA translatable skill. He's a solid option at 41.
Aleksandar Vezenkov

  42. Utah | Aleksandar Vezenkov | 6-9 | 225 | SF/PF | Bulgaria | 19

Utah looked pretty good during the 2nd half of the season, and adding a young piece that they can wait on could have some appeal as their roster is filled with a lot of 20-27 year old players with defined team roles.
Terran Petteway

  43. Indiana | Terran Petteway | 6-6 | 210 | SF | Nebraska | 22

The Pacers are looking to bounce back with a healthy Paul George, but another capable backup at his position might be a nice option if he needs to sit out a precautionary game or two to rest next year.
Guillermo Hernangomez

  44. Phoenix | Guillermo Hernangomez | 6-11 | 250 | C | Spain | 20

Phoenix looked like a team on the rise in 13-14, but took a step back last season. With many parts of their roster, including the Morris twins, in limbo, a promising young big that can develop overseas while the Suns develop a strategy for next year makes sense.
Vince Hunter

  45. Boston | Vince Hunter | 6-7 | 210 | SF/PF | UTEP | 20

Hunter's a great value at 45, and Boston can send him to the D-League for now, but he could be a nice energy big next year or the year after.
Joseph Young

  46. Milwaukee | Joseph Young | 6-2 | 185 | PG/SG | Oregon | 22

Joeseph Young is a dynamic scorer, and is similar to a lot of scoring oriented combos that have had success in the league over the past few years. Kidd grabs a player who can make the roster at 46.
Marc Garcia

  47. *Philadelphia | Marc Garcia | 6-6 | 170 | SG | Spain | 19

Marc Garcia has a lot of upside, and Philly will look to capitalize on another draft and stash selection.
Michael Qualls

  48. Oklahoma Cty | Michael Qualls | 6-5 | 205 | SF | Arkansas | 21

Michael Qualls is has amazing measurements for his position, and is a nice athlete to boot. OKC always goes for a grinder or a guy with defensive potential. Qualls seems like an OKC system pick that they'll develop in the D-League.
Treveon Graham

  49. Washington | Treveon Graham | 6-6 | 220 | SG | VCU | 21

Graham was one of the highlights at the PIT this season, and has really good positional size. He's not a great athlete, but he is a player who could maybe give the Wiz some minutes in a year or two....a real win when you're picking at 49
Olivier Hanlan

  50. *Atlanta | Olivier Hanlan | 6-4 | 185 | PG/SG | Boston College | 22

Oliver Hanlan was a winner in the interview portion of the combine, and he'd be a nice match for the team oriented Hawks roster. He can take a year overseas ( like Muscala) or the D-League ( like Jenkins ) to try to develop into a contributor.
JP Tokoto

  51. *Orlando | JP Tokoto | 6-6 | 195 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 21

Orlando wasn't a good defensive team, so Tokoto's defensive upside could be nice fit for the Magic. Can he shoot? Maybe, but everyone can stand to add an extra defender.
Aaron White

  52. Dallas | Aaron White | 6-9 | 220 | SF/PF | Iowa | 22

Pretty big, pretty athletic, pretty skilled, White is a nice all around player who was very productive in college. Dallas has a lot of question marks about their roster for next season, but Aaron's wide skill set could render him a nice, cheap, option to fill out the end of their bench.
Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  53. *Cleveland | Mouhammadou Jaiteh | 6-11 | 250 | C | France | 20

Mouhammadou has nice hands, and really good NBA size. Cleveland could use a young big man to back up Mozgov with Big Perk getting up there in years.
Tyler Harvey

  54. *Utah | Tyler Harvey | 6-4 | 180 | SG | Eastern Washington | 21

Tyler Harvey isn't long or athletic, but the dude can shoot. Utah was only 19th in the NBA in 3 point percentage last year, and another gunner to bring off the bench or develop in the D-Leauge makes sense here.
Branden Dawson

  55. San Antonio | Branden Dawson | 6-7 | 230 | SF/PF | Michigan St. | 22

Brandon Dawson never really developed at MSU like many had though, nor did he prove to be as dynamic an athlete at the NBA combine, but he's an excellent positional rebounder, and has a good motor. He's still worth a gamble IMO, and the Spurs could be the team to get something out of him.
Pat Connaughton

  56. *New Orleans | Pat Connaughton | 6-5 | 215 | SG/SF | Notre Dame | 22

Great athleticism, a nice outside shot, and toughness are worth a gamble. His future in baseball or questions about his actual impact are small factors this late in the draft.
Alan Williams

  57. *Denver | Alan Williams | 6-8 | 260 | PF | UC Santa Barbara | 22

Alan Williams, in my opinion, is an NBA player. I think Denver opts for a guy who can bring a lot of things to the table every day in practice, and have a chance to make the opening day roster.
Richaun Holmes

  58. *Philadelphia | Richaun Holmes | 6-9 | 245 | PF | Bowling Green | 21

Richaun Homles has length and athletic ability. Philly has had tendencies to draft on those two traits alone.
Keifer Sykes

  59. Atlanta | Keifer Sykes | 6-0 | 170 | PG | Wisconsin Green Bay | 21

Keifer Sykes has a reputation for being small, but he actually was a little bigger than originally thought, and he confirmed his athletic ability in Chicago. Will he make the NBA? Maybe, but he's got some intrigue.
Moussa Diagne

  60. *Philadelphia | Moussa Diagne | 6-11 | 225 | C | Senegal | 21

Another big man for Philly to draft and stash.