Here is my mock....Ill give you 1-10 with a little commentary and ill leave the full draft link on the bottom
1. Sac-Ricky Rubio- Rubio to SAC gives them a face and a young PG. We have seen young PG's step in and lead teams over the past 5 years..so i would expect the same from Rubio
2.Was-Blake Griffin-Griffin was my #1 last time, but the more I think about it..most teams need a PG. Griffin could help any team right away with his toughness alone.
3.Lac-Jordan Hill- Hill is a good player but he has high upside and maybe LAC's only real pick because they're real young. Aside from PG and PF, they're very young.
4.Okc- Hasheem Thabeet- Thabeet falls to 4 and Durant will have himself a big man who could be a top 5 shot blocker in the NBA from Day 1.
5. Min-Brandon Jennings- Jennings is a hot topic player...he could be another Tim Hardaway type and then he could be a Billups ( guy who struggles to find his niche early) Jennings could be a great PG with Love and Jefferson in the hole.
6.Mem-Earl Clark- Clark,Mayo,Gay,Gasol,Conley and Arthur could be Portland 2.0
7.GS- Stephen Curry- Curry is project for NYC in other drafts...i say he doesn't get there because GS wants a PG and move Ellis to SG.
8. NYK- DeMar DeRozan- DeRozan is a VC type guy. He can go to the hole with a passion and he already work against some big men ( he played the 3 and 4 spot in college) If he gets a consistent 3 point shot...watch out
9.Tor- Tyreke Evans- Evans is a good pick because he could work inside and slash like T-mac. I think he's another guy...works on his jumper...great player
10.Mil-DeJuan Blair- Tough spot for me. To me if depends who leaves Charlie V or Sessions. If Sessions leave..the pick will be Jrue Holiday because he can play the 1 and 2. If Charlie leaves, Blair will replace him.
i agree but Jennings wont slide past 8
derozen could be a lower level vc but not vc..hes athletic but not on vince level...i pretty much think everything else fits..i do think washington needs to trade that pick if they get it and move down because for a couple years i dont see thabet doing alot more then what haywood does now for washington...not sure about clippers with rubio because barons there and with his contract no one is gonna trade for him but if they can get someone to mak that trade then thats a very good pick..im just not sold on henderson because of his size..when you are a undersized too guard i just think you should be able to shoot better his game at duke is similar to what d.jones for the nuggest did...at the same time i wouldnt be suprised if he does will if his jumper gets more range on it
1st off thanks for commenting
I dunno bout Jennings...i think some teams may hold that "didnt dominate overseas" thing against him
also...im surprised you did not bring up Curry
DeRozan can go as low as 11. I put him at 5 because I think Minnesota goes for a high upside guard at 5.
oh wait i just now noticed curry wasnt mentioned...im not sure who i can put him over because of team needs though and jennings maynor and flyn are gonna be very good players in my opinion...im hopeing that teams understand that the game is alot different over there...i used to be of the same mind that alot of people are untill i first started playing over there (and that was just the second division) ..in the top leauges no one really dominates like someone would dominate over here ( you can average 14pts and win a title and youre consider dominate there)...i wouldnt be shocked if derozen or evans went to okc instead though since tokc isnt in a rush to be real good real soon
Thats why i dont believe that whole...Curry is a lock for NYK.
Curry is undersized and I think NYK needs a guy like Evans or Earl Clark who can play 2-3 postions.
I think they should go Evans cuz he proved he can play PG a little and could score like a SG.
A few thoughts:
There's a rumor going around (and this site has documented) that Stephen Curry will be the Knicks' pick at 8. I personally like your pick of Evans there better because he can play both guard positions, something the Knicks need.
I don't see DeRozan going as high as 5. They need an upgrade over Telfair way more than than depth at the SG position, so if Jennings is on the board, I'd think the T-Wolves would take him there. In my mock, I have DeRozan going to the Raptors at 9.
I personally think Indiana needs frontcourt depth more than a PG, but if they dump TJ Ford, I could seem them taking one.
Thanks...dont believe that Curry thing...Walsh is not Isiah...hes not showing his card
I think DeRozan is a slight reach at 5 but then again, Minnesota had 2 1st rounders. Why not take DeRozan and Patty Mills?
Indiana needs to upgrade over Tj Ford. I think they may look at Sessions in Fa or draft a PG. it they want front court depth : they may need to reach for Mullens or Blair
Your right, and actually, Minnesota has THREE first round picks, so I guess they wouldn't necessarily need to take a PG in the lottery. But if they somehow land a top three pick and Rubio's on the board, they have to pull the trigger. If that doesn't happen though, I could see them taking a PG at 18 or 28. I'm personally not a huge fan of Mills. I think he's a great scorer and has amazing speed, but where's the court vision and PG skills? The T-Wolves need a floor general, and Mills wouldn't be that guy. I know Darren Collison's stock slipped this year, and he's not incredibly athletic, but I'd rather have Collison running the show than a one-dimensional speed demon. Nick Calathes would be good at 28 too if he stays in the draft.
As for Indiana, I agree with the Ford situation. He's proven to be injury prone, and he only started about half his games this year. He and Jack don't get along either, so one of them has to go, and I think it's gonna be Ford. As far as frontcourt depth, I think Mullens and Blair would both be mistakes at 13, so if they decide to go that route, they should either trade for a veteran or later into the first round to get a guy like Lawal, Hansbrough, or Pendergraph.
i dont see tj ford getting dumbed..i think they stick with him for a couple more years..im iffy on the upgrade for telfair because hes not as bad as people make him out to be and you have to consider he is still pretty young..i would like earl clark but i think thats a lil too high for him..after saying all that i think i might still go with jennings because i think hes gonna be a special player and hes gonna be ahead of the curve because of his time overseas...not so sure about evas as a 2 guard right now because he cant shoot but hes very talented..reminds me of a less athletic larry huges when he was comming out...i have heard the curry rumor too but im wondering if that was a rumor started by someone and just went from there with somepeople who have no insite claiming they were told by some source....personally i think if someone drops that wasnt suppossed to and the knicks didnt think that player would be there then they would pick him
Maybe Indiana should trade down to like....21 to 24 and grab a Blair.
i actually like blair at that spot..thouh hes short his wingspan makes up for it so hes basically 6'9..and with fords contract i think jack is more likely to be gone...now that i know minny has three picks and the pg position being so deep i would definatly go for trading there pick for a good small foward or back up big and later pick ( id even throw in corey brewer because he looks awlful)
Why is he at 20 I dont think the Suns will let him slip past them. Also he is very talented and it seems like many teams could use a solid PG who is a proven winner. Atlanta would be another good fit as Mike Bibby is a FA. Other than that it is pretty good.
i think because the suns are very interested in flynn
Blair in the lottery? I cant see it...
blair is alot like paul milsap and i would draft him in the lotto this year esspecially in this years draft
But i rather try to sign the real milsap in FA than grab a guy who is compared to him
Lawson is at 18...Minnesota
thats not gonna happen though because the jazz wanna keep milsap and sign and trade boozer instead of letting him walk for free
I think Indiana sign a chris wilcox and takes a PG in round 1...PF in round 2
i actually like that better..since troy murphey is more of a shooting center
Of course these mock drafts are completely self defeating until the lottery, but its still fun to think about. Maynor before Lawson, Flynn, and Curry? Seems unlikely, especially to a team that has two solid points.
I also think Golden State will pick the best point possible to move Monta over to the 2 where he is most effective. Evan's size would allow Monta to guard points, while moving playing the shooting guard.
Milwaukee is going to have to make a choice between Sessions and Vill. This choice will determine their draft choice. I personally would take Ramon over Vill, meaning they would need a 4. I think after 4? years of Vill's softness, getting a player like Blair would be a breath of fresh air.
Charlotte could really use a good shooter like Ellington, and he has the whole UNC thing going for him. I just don't think you can pass on a multi dimensional player like Terrence Williams over Ellington.
Maynor- Maynor to me showed more readiness than those other guys. He can lead a team right now.
Golden State- Golden State need a big passer. They will try to trade for Stoudemire
Milwaukee- Take a PG. Sessions may hold them for ransom and want high money. Sign Charlie V and take a PG in round 1 and a PF-C in round 2
Charlotte- I agree with Ellington. 12 is kinda high for a player who does everything well and nothing great. But, I think it makes sense cuz Larry Brown needs "his guy" and T-Will could be a great addition.
I think the Suns control the NBA draft this year.
world is they are gonna keep sessions and charile is gonna bounce...yeah maynor did look better then the others but you have to decide if you want him or another point guard like flyn who has more potential
I like how you have JJ as #11 pick, good choice there.
First off to Aminu...Thanks...I think Johnson is one of those guys who will have a huge draft range but the time the draft strolls around.
Josh. I agree. They should keep Sessions over Charlie V but if thats the word...Why shouldnt Sessions ask for the world? If I was him...and im hearing this...im asking for 5-8 mil a year. Plus Maynor. I think Maynor and Williams are step in guys. They can go to a team and help right away. Plus he has not alot of questions..
prob because they are near the cap( i think) and can only give a certain amount..plus with how teams are watching what they spend he knows he wont get the world if he goes on the market
Depends..alot of team may look at him compared to Charlie V
among others will look at a PG in either the Draft and FA
yeah but who out of those bunch can or are willing to give him the world
phx-still starts nash and would like one of the pg in the draft because there are some good ones and its cheaper
phil same thing plus hey are grooming lou will
detroit likes stucky and will bynum
golden sate would like a bigger pg so they can move monta to the 2
atlanta possible but i dont think they can afford with the contracts they have and the ones comming up..that lux tax and the recession is limiting the big contracts for a second 3rd fourth tier player
You got me there...but how many times have teams pulled out money from out of nowhere.
I dunno...But then who do you think i should put at the 10 spot?