My 2010 Mock
What do y'all think?
I think Bledsoe is a little high maybe 14 to Memphis
I don't see the Rockets taking Whiteside with Yao returning and a high potential big man (Hill) who doesn't contribute yet already there
I'd take a small forward or a NBA ready big man to backup Scola and Yao, they could contend next year
I agree that 10 is too high for Bledsoe, but I think the scarcity at the PG position in this draft class will help his stock a lot. I also think there's a possibility that he returns to school, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
We all assume Yao will come back at 100% next year, but he may not. Even if he does, he's not getting any younger or any more durable, which is why I think a back up center makes a lot of sense. Hill is better suited to play the four, as is Chuck Hayes (6'6"), but the group they have would give Whiteside some time to progress. As far as a SF, they have a defensive specialist (Battier) and a guy they made a huge investment in (Ariza), so I don't really see the need there right now.