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Updated: 5/3/15 11:06 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Karl-Anthony Towns

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

The best big for the now committed to running T-wolves? Ideal length. You can play him with Pek or play him with Gorgui. Has the best elbow moves since Bill Cartwright and I'm not talking about a spot on the floor.
D'Angelo Russell

  2. New York | D'Angelo Russell | 6-5 | 180 | PG/SG | Ohio State | 19

With Greg Monroe an apparent done deal, Phil reaches for a game changing wing. Phil loves the big multifunctional wings. If he proves to be a step slow at the combine, see Evan Turner.
Emmanuel Mudiay

  3. Philadelphia | Emmanuel Mudiay | 6-5 | 190 | PG | Congo | 19

The Sixers only real need. A John Wall clone to set the table for Philly's stable of young studs.
Jahlil Okafor

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

Lucky, lucky, lucky Lakers. Bruise Brothers 2.0.
Stanley Johnson

  5. Orlando | Stanley Johnson | 6-7 | 245 | SF | Arizona | 18

I could see Lyles going here after a good combine. Stanley Johnson is a beast though, and a gamer. More of a three than Justice Winslow. This guy I can envision guarding Carmelo. With Tobias Harris unrestricted, this would be my pick.
Trey Lyles

  6. Sacramento | Trey Lyles | 6-10 | 250 | PF | Kentucky | 19

For me, he's the most underrated player at this point in the process. So skilled. So big. Has some Dirk in him. I'm sure the Kings would love to get Mudiay and we know they won't burn this pick on another two. Their five and three spots are covered and no other point is valued this high. If the Magic had not reached for Gordon last year I could see Lyles at five. Unless the Magic move Gordon to the three...
Devin Booker

  7. Denver | Devin Booker | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Kentucky | 18

Has all the skills that make you a star in the 21st century NBA. Again, where would Klay Thompson go in his redrafted class? An effortless scorer. Defense may be the issue. I don't think he defends as well as Thompson, yet. His combine workouts, especially agility will be essential.
Justise Winslow

  8. Detroit | Justise Winslow | 6-6 | 229 | SG/SF | Duke | 19

Now that he has ironed out his jump shot, what else is there for him to do at the college level? Nothing. I like him but players of his size always worry me this high in the draft. He's another Jimmy Butler type and they tend to either surprise or disappoint.
Mario Hezonja

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

This team needs a monorail. Actually, they need three point shooters. And a three man that commands a double team. This one can and will. Mario should power up and play right away. Defense, as always with these guys, will be the question mark. See above.
Kelly Oubre

  10. Miami | Kelly Oubre | 6-7 | 200 | SF | Kansas | 19

With Bosh, Whiteside and McRoberts paired with Wade and Dragic (maybe) the need is for wings who can get after you down in South Beach. Here's (maybe) the best one in the draft? He should be working on his three point shot right now.
Willie Cauley-Stein

  11. Indiana | Willie Cauley-Stein | 7-0 | 240 | C | Kentucky | 21

Roy Hibbert's days appear to be numbered. I could see Booker going here and forming "Splash Brothers II: Hoosier Boogaloo".
Kristaps Porzingis

  12. Utah | Kristaps Porzingis | 7-1 | 220 | PF | Latvia | 19

I still don't see it. Do you draft a guy here you might have to wait two years to turn into what Donatas Montiejunas is now? I could be wrong but me rating him here is considered a stock drop amongst most analysts. If he blows it up I'll be amazed.
Frank Kaminsky

  13. Phoenix | Frank Kaminsky | 7-0 | 240 | C | Wisconsin | 22

Alvin Adams for the 21st Century. Can play high or low, is a character, and looks cool in purple. They really need a dependable big. The Suns would probably love to get Cauley-Stein here.
Jerian Grant

  14. Oklahoma Cty | Jerian Grant | 6-5 | 205 | PG/SG | Notre Dame | 22

Talented guard who can play with or without the ball for the Thunder. They have bigs for days and do not need a one or a three (yet).
Myles Turner

  15. *Atlanta | Myles Turner | 6-11 | 243 | PF/C | Texas | 19

Skilled but brittle? Good catch and shoot player who appears to be running on teacups. Combine could dispel or confirm athletic issues for him and really move him one way or the other on the draft board. He's got great next level size.
Kevon Looney

  16. Boston | Kevon Looney | 6-9 | 220 | SF/PF | UCLA | 19

Multidimensional forward for a team loaded at the bottom and top.
Sam Dekker

  17. Milwaukee | Sam Dekker | 6-9 | 230 | SF | Wisconsin | 20

Great pick for a team in need of three point shooting. Kidd loved Van Horn...
Cameron Payne

  18. *Houston | Cameron Payne | 6-3 | 185 | PG | Murray St. | 20

With Prigioni getting up there and Patrick Beverley's injuries the Rockets could go PG twice. Has ideal size and speed and can score.
Montrezl Harrell

  19. Washington | Montrezl Harrell | 6-8 | 240 | PF | Louisville | 21

Elite pick and roll defenders are hard to come by and becoming more and more valuable with the new changes in how the game is officiated. Think Carroll (Hawks) or Leonard (Spurs) but bigger. A nice compliment to Otto Porter.
Bobby Portis

  20. Toronto | Bobby Portis | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Arkansas | 20

A face up big for a team with decent bigs. Not super athletic, but skilled and has good size. The Raptors need scoring on the front line. Looney could go here as well. McCullough overlaps too many of their present bigs.
Tyus Jones

  21. Dallas | Tyus Jones | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Duke | 18

Plays a lot like Steve Nash when you think about it. May be shorter than Mark Cuban.
Terry Rozier

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

You know why. Defense to offense in the blink of an eye.
Justin Anderson

  23. Portland | Justin Anderson | 6-6 | 225 | SG/SF | Virginia | 21

Into the Bermuda Triangle of injured wings rode the six hundred. With Batum, Wright, and Mathews down, what else can you do? Ready to play. Bring a rabbits foot.
Chris McCullough

  24. Cleveland | Chris McCullough | 6-10 | 220 | PF | Syracuse | 20

The Cavs steal one. Will go higher if he is medically cleared before the draft.
Delon Wright

  25. Memphis | Delon Wright | 6-5 | 190 | PG/SG | Utah | 23

I really liked how Memphis played when they had Grieves Vasquez backing up both backcourt spots a few years ago. Wright is that kind of player and a very good fit for them. If not see below.
Christian Wood

  26. San Antonio | Christian Wood | 6-11 | 220 | PF | UNLV | 19

Because they're really smart. Shot blocking will soon become a need.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

  27. *LA Lakers | Rondae Hollis-Jefferson | 6-7 | 215 | SF | Arizona | 20

He's being under rated right now. Kinda reminds me of a young Dennis Johnson. The Seattle-Phoenix Dennis with the defense, scoring, and good hops. I could see him picked up by the Grizz as well.
RJ Hunter

  28. *Boston | RJ Hunter | 6-5 | 185 | SG | Georgia St. | 21

Bombs away. Range to the parking lot. Danny Ainge wants scoring.
Cliff Alexander

  29. *Brooklyn | Cliff Alexander | 6-8 | 250 | PF/C | Kansas | 19

Brooklyn lost all of their lunch bucket guys. Bogans, Evans, Humps... I would love to see this pick go down. Lay some wood on somebody, Big Fella.
Timothe Luwawu

  30. Golden St. | Timothe Luwawu | 6-6 | 205 | SG/SF | France | 19

A mini Batum?
Jarell Martin

  31. Minnesota | Jarell Martin | 6-9 | 240 | PF | LSU | 20

A bit of a throwback, in a good way.
Rashad Vaughn

  32. *Houston | Rashad Vaughn | 6-6 | 210 | SG | UNLV | 18

Coming out a year too early? Kevin will let him sit and learn.
Jordan Mickey

  33. *Boston | Jordan Mickey | 6-8 | 235 | PF | LSU | 20

A freak athlete with a good motor. May be one of those guys that make a better pro player than college guy.
Guillermo Hernangomez

  34. *LA Lakers | Guillermo Hernangomez | 6-11 | 250 | C | Spain | 20

Who? Multi-skilled big to play the inside out game with Julius Randle.
George de Paula

  35. *Philadelphia | George de Paula | 6-6 | 205 | PG/SG | Brazil | 18

Giant point with unlimited potential.
Dakari Johnson

  36. *Minnesota | Dakari Johnson | 7-0 | 255 | C | Kentucky | 19

Big. Pekovic insurance. Could he turn into another Bynum? Wouldn't that be funny.
Tyler Harvey

  37. *Philadelphia | Tyler Harvey | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Eastern Washington | 21

Bombs away. Has some Michael Redd in him. Is he athletic enough?
Olivier Hanlan

  38. Detroit | Olivier Hanlan | 6-4 | 190 | PG/SG | Boston College | 22

Solid swing guard for a team with back court needs.
Aaron White

  39. Charlotte | Aaron White | 6-9 | 225 | SF/PF | Iowa | 22

Has some McRoberts in him. Is he this years Chandler Parsons or this years Kyle Singler?
Norman Powell

  40. Miami | Norman Powell | 6-4 | 215 | SG | UCLA | 21

Looks like he's thirty. The Heat love these plug-right-in guys.
Nikola Milutinov

  41. Brooklyn | Nikola Milutinov | 7-0 | 230 | C | Serbia | 20

An athletic European big. Who knew? Could go higher. Maybe to Detroit.
Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  42. Utah | Mouhammadou Jaiteh | 6-11 | 250 | C | France | 20

Another long athletic project. Will make a good backup rim protector.
Moussa Diagne

  43. Indiana | Moussa Diagne | 6-11 | 225 | C | Senegal | 21

This years Clint Cappella? Long and fleet. A project but maybe worth the wait.
Cedi Osman

  44. Phoenix | Cedi Osman | 6-8 | 215 | SF | Turkey | 20

Loves to attack off the dribble and in transition and it is all about getting easy shots in transition these days.
Egemen Guven

  45. Boston | Egemen Guven | 6-11 | 220 | PF/C | Turkey | 18

Son of Gasol. Two years away? Boston can wait.
Ilimane Diop

  46. Milwaukee | Ilimane Diop | 6-11 | 215 | C | Senegal | 20

Will do some of the Larry Sanders type things the Bucks will need next year.
Michael Qualls

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

A high-flying energy guy to cause turnovers and get out on the break.
JP Tokoto

  48. Oklahoma Cty | JP Tokoto | 6-6 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 21

A lunch bucket guy for the wing spot. Great defense, but also good in transition and can shoot it.
Treveon Graham

  49. Washington | Treveon Graham | 6-6 | 215 | SG | VCU | 21

Strong SG with a good stroke who is used to playing hard.
Branden Dawson

  50. *Atlanta | Branden Dawson | 6-6 | 225 | SF/PF | Michigan St. | 22

Reminds me of all the current Hawks forwards.
Andrew Harrison

  51. *Orlando | Andrew Harrison | 6-6 | 210 | PG/SG | Kentucky | 20

Potty mouthed twin who can play two positions.
Aleksandar Vezenkov

  52. Dallas | Aleksandar Vezenkov | 6-9 | 210 | SF/PF | Bulgaria | 19

O.K. Who stretched Clancy Brown? Like Ulubay, should probably not be in this draft. Unless he wants to get stashed and come over later and play on a good team... Hmm...
Sir'Dominic Pointer

  53. *Cleveland | Sir'Dominic Pointer | 6-6 | 190 | SF | St. Johns | 22

A glue guy with a big motor. Every team should have one. I love how this kid plays the game.
Brandon Ashley

  54. *Utah | Brandon Ashley | 6-8 | 230 | PF | Arizona | 20

A talented, multi-skilled, slightly undersized big. I think he may be a power three. Think Tobias Harris.
Okben Ulubay

  55. San Antonio | Okben Ulubay | 6-7 | 190 | SF | Turkey | 18

Stash-Man. Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na. Very lean, very young, and very skilled.
Joseph Young

  56. *New Orleans | Joseph Young | 6-2 | 180 | PG/SG | Oregon | 22

Point guards must score these days.
Luka Mitrovic

  57. *Denver | Luka Mitrovic | 6-9 | 200 | SF/PF | Serbia | 22

A seasoned wing from Europe's best league. Maybe a step slow but a good catch and shoot guy.
Anthony Brown

  58. *Philadelphia | Anthony Brown | 6-7 | 210 | SG/SF | Stanford | 22

Good, seasoned wing for a young team that already has just about everything they'll need.
Alpha Kaba

  59. Atlanta | Alpha Kaba | 6-9 | 230 | PF | France | 18

Long, fleet four man with a good outside shot.
Aaron Harrison

  60. *Philadelphia | Aaron Harrison | 6-6 | 212 | SG | Kentucky | 20

The happy twin with the knock down jump shot.