Clippers' NBA Mock Draft 3.0
what do you think?
I like it ALOT for the most part but:
Do you think the Hornets will take Whiteside over Aldrich?
De'Sean Butler and Jerome Jordan in the 1st round?
Elias Harris isn't going to declare.
I won't say anything about the 2nd round though, too much of a crap shoot for the most part.
no way Da'Sean Butler is a first round pick anymore. The acl injury hurt his draft stock a lot.
Minny would lose their sh*t if they got aldrich at 16, not gonna happen though.
i can defend the whiteside pick. a year ago when the clippers were playing the hornets, chris paul watched the clippers pre pre-game. He was amazed by the potential of deandre jordan and asked aloud "Why can't we have someone like that?" CP3 needs a new lob catcher and athletic big that is cheap (the way the hornets like it) and whiteside fits the bill perfectly. Its a surprise pick but its one i am pretty sure of. I think butler will rise eventually because he is too good a player and the spurs have a knack for getting late draft steals. Jerome jordan was a crap shoot pick.
Yea there is no way in hell that my T-Wolves will be lucky enough to land Aldrich at 16. Well have trouble keeping that overall #2 pick in itself. I am fully prepared to accept Cousins, Favors, or Johnson as the past has shown the odds are we will drop. But of course, this would be the year we are granted the #1 pick by the basketball gods since we drafted all the PGs we need for the present time and the BPA in many mind happens to be a PG.
I can't see Aldrich falling out of the top-ten. I think Aldrich goes 6, Davis goes 7 and Motie goes somewhere else. Whiteside at 11 might be a reach, but like you said, if Chris Paul wants him the Hornets might just get him...
I've always loved the thought of Aminu to the Clips. That would be niiiice.
Willie Warren to the Warriors??? Haha, that's a terrible pick but I could see the Warriors making it...
Larry Riley: "Durrr, Ellis is a forward right? Looks like we needz moar points and less defense! DRAFT TEH WARREN!!!!!!!!111!!1!!11!!1"
I like this mock. Very sexy.
Like everyone has said you've done some really weird things with this (Harris isn't declaring, Aldrich is far too low and Butler and Jordan are ridiculously high) but apart from that it's not bad. I do want to ask what the reasoning is for Miami to draft both Bledsoe and Bradley, unless they want total control over undersized 2s.
I am praying that the Pistons do not take Davis at 6 (assuming everything plays out like the odds say). I think Monroe is the much better player now and will be the better pro as well. If the Pistons don't take Monroe then I think Philly takes him with the next pick. I don't see him falling to 9. Also think the Pacers would go with Henry over Patterson. They need a SG more than another PF even if they move Murphy, and Patterson is a very similar player to Pyscho-T. I don't see why they would go with that pick, although they seem to like to play it relatively safe. Also don't think Raymar Morgan gets drafted, but like everyone else said second round is just a crap shoot. Otherwise I could see it playing out similarly to this. Aldrich won't fall that far, but I don't know where I would slot him in above that based on your picks.