WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MY MOCK?
it based about team needs
I like it alot, but I would put Whiteside at #11(to much upside to slip that far), and Davis I doubt goes to the Pacers who have Hibbert who is a similar player.( I say put Vessely in Indiana).
It looks pretty solid but I cant see the Kings taking another power forward even if its a stud like Cousins, lets not forget they drafted Jason Thompson with a high pick and really moved Kevin Martin for Carl Landry.
You don't think Cousins can play Center?
At 6'11 and 270 pounds he has the size but I think his true position and where he will accel is backin down smaller guys at the power forward spot. I am a big DeMarcus Cousins fan and I really hope he does not turn into the next Kwame Brown. Please DeMarcus!
I do not like Avery Bradley at number 13, I believe he is one of the most overrated players in this draft if not the most overrated. He couldn't even score on a consistent basis in college so what is he going to do in the NBA. I know he is a great dunker but that does not matter because there are better players and athletes in the NBA. And he is known for defense but honestly who cares about defense in the pros. Also Bledsoe at 17 seems a bit high for him. He is immature and was not a primary ball handler so I believe if he does not stay in college, that he will be a later draft pick. He would be lucky to sneak into the first round. That goes for Daniel Orton as well. I understand that he is raw talent, but this is the NBA DRAFT you have to be a able to be good at something besides blocking shots to be a good NBA player. He cannot score and he is a mediocre rebounder, I would not risk a first round pick on him. I would have LaceDarius Dunn ahead of Willie Warren for sure. Willie Warren was injured this year while Dunn had an amazing year. For some reason, Dunn has become one of the more underrated players in this draft.
It's not about what you think, its what the GM's think, and they draft based on potential. Orton and Bledsoe have high potential so just because you think there not good now doesn't mean a GM doesn't think they'll be good in the future.
Why would you take a guy, weho averaged 3 ppg in the first round (Daniel Orton) Really, I think all the teams should tell him to go back to college, what the hell is he thinking?
Him going aeay is like the definition of bad decisions
Warren at 21 is too high.
Vesely at 23 is too low.
Mason-Griffin at 38 is absolutely ridiculous, even for the Knicks.
i put DeMarcus Cousins on the Kings cause i think he could have a big impact, DeMarcus with Jason Thompson will be great and big combo, i think Landry is problematic as a starter and then Kings could use him as a six man or to use him in a trade to improve in other area.
Avery Bradley is excellent defender and he is a good shooter teams will love it cause he can complete a lot of 2 guard. he will be in the 12-16 range, he does need to improve as a scorer but he gut potential.
i had Bledsoe to Miami at 17 cause Miami need PG and Miami could gamble on his talent even though Bledsoe was not the primary ball handler on his team beside Wade it isn't so importend.
i had Warren at 21 to the Spurs cause the Spurs need another scorer to give Manu rest cause he can't play big minutes.
Mason-Griffin have alot of talent some one will take him in the early second round.
Bledsoe would be a perfect fit in Miami IMO. Wade wants the ball in his hands down the stretch anyways and Bledsoe can play off the ball in crunch time and play the PG the rest of the game. I don't think that he will slide that far though, I think the Pacers should go for him especially if they slide a couple more spots. I don't think that Ed Davis is leaving and don't think the Pacers would take him regardless. I really really doubt that Favors falls to 5, I don't think that he gets passed GS even with Wes Johnson on the board. Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part, but I don't see the Kings taking Cousins over Favors either. I think Cousins is going to play PF and that is his best position. To me he seems like a pure PF and don't think that he would be as good at the C, but he can prolly play both positions I guess.
Jazz do not need Henry. Why do you think they did the Brewer trade. They love Matthews and besides they are stocked at the two. They need a 3 or a shot blocker. The jazz will be seriously considering Aminu, Aldrich, and Patterson. (I know Patterson plays the 4 but he did develop a 3pt shot, so he could switch to the three in the pros.) George will not go in the lottery unless he really impresses in the Combine or workouts, but I doubt that will happen. Put Vesely in the lottery, and George in the first round. And I also agree with redford4three about Bradley. He was horrible at Texas. I have both Bradley and Warren in the second round, and I wont change that unless they really impress at Combine and workouts. Rest of it is not too bad.
Henry fit what the Jazz need the most, Henry could play also the 3, he has good size, he can share minutes with Matthews at the 2 and back up AK at the 3. Korver end his contract so the Jazz will have only Matthews, Miles and Kirilenko at the 2-3 positions, Henry is an upgrade over Miles and probably over Matthews too.
The Kings could very well draft Cousins, it is a need. Thompson, Hawes, and Landry are good but a 4th big is needed in the rotation, specifically a guy who can play good defense-- and Cousins can fit that role at PF/C. Thompson, Hawes, Cousins can all play either the 4 or the 5