Mock Draft Version 1.0

Pick

Team

Player

Position

Height

Weight

 

1.

Cleveland

Kyrie Irving

PG

6’-2”

180#

Why: Consensus pick that fits as need, can run behind Davis for awhile to get his feet wet.

2.

Minnesota

Enes Kanter

PF

6’-10”

255#

Why: Minus Kevin Love, this front line sucks.  A two guard might be nice, but there isn’t one worthy of a pick this high (perhaps a trade is in order).

3.

Utah

Brandon Knight

PG

6’-3”

185#

Why: Their point guard of the future that can learn behind Harris for awhile.

4.

Cleveland

Derrick Williams

SF

6’-8”

241#

Why: If he makes it this far down, this pick takes all of 1 second.

5.

Toronto

Jonas Valanciunas

PF

6’-10”

230#

Why: Theirs is a front line in need of help, but honestly so is the rest of the line-up so I think they go with the best available player.

6.

Washington

Jan Vesley

PF

6’-11”

240#

Why: Imagine this dude running the break with Wall!

7.

Sacramento

Kemba Walker

PG

6’-1”

172#

Why: Allows ‘Reke to play off the ball, adds some pop to a team in need of it

8.

Detroit

Tristan Thompson

PF

6’-8”

225#

Why: Nice complement to Greg Monroe, and you’ve gotta start re-building somewhere

9.

Charlotte

Bismack Biyombo

PF

6’-9”

243#

Why: Gives them a rebounding and defending big.  They certainly have needs elsewhere as well, but shoring up their “D” would be a good move

10.

Milwaukee

Alec Burks

SG

6’-6”

195#

Why: Teamed with Bogut and Jennings the Bucks would have a nice young core, but this team could use some shedding along its wings

11.

Golden State

Marcus Morris

PF

6’-9”

235#

Why: Provides some smarts and much needed shooting to go with the Warrior’s flash

12.

Utah

Jimmer Fredette

SG

6’-2”

195#

Why: Is going with the local product the right move? Considering the Sloan debacle I say yes, Jimmer will put some butts in seats, and should be a nice player off of the bench

13.

Phoenix

Klay Thompson

PG

6’-6”

202#

Why: PHX has always had good shooters, and this dude would fit well in that system. Steve Nash won’t be there forever, so playing for his departure by grooming some young PG’s makes sense

14.

Houston

Kawhi Leonard

SF

6’-7”

225#

Why: If he’s here, the Rockets grab him in a heartbeat, fills the hole left by Battier

15.

Indiana

Donatas Motiejunas

PF

6’-10”

220#

Why: Indiana’s biggest needs seem to be along its front line, but a lot will depend on what they decide to do with Granger and/ or Dunleavy.

16.

Philadelphia

Markieff Morris

C

6’-10”

245#

Why: A bit raw, but fills a major need

17.

New York

Josh Selby

PG

6’-2”

183#

Why: Chauncy needs a competent back-up & eventual replacement

18.

Washington

Jordan Hamilton

SF

6’-7”

220#

Why: Can shoot and score with the best of them, fills one of many holes

19.

Charlotte

Chris Singleton

SF

6’-9”

225#

Why: Pair him up with Bismack and you’ve got the start of a formidable defense

20.

Minnesota

Tobias Harris

PF

6’-8”

226#

Why: Well rounded combo forward type player that would add some nice depth

21.

Portland

Kenneth Faried

PF

6’-8”

225#

Why: A solid team that could use some help along its front line, a healthy Roy or Oden would be nice too

22.

Denver

Lucas Nogueira

C

6’-11”

218#

Why: Nené 2.0? Sure, why not?  Denver was hot after the big trade, so not much tinkering needed

23.

Houston

Jordan Williams

C

6’-11”

260#

Why: Hayes, Miller, Thabeet, and Yao (maybe) aren’t cutting the mustard

24.

Oklahoma City

Nikola Mirotic

SF

6’-10”

226#

Why: Thunder are young and could use a Vet more than another youngin, but Presti likes to think ahead

25.

Boston

Reggie Jackson

PG

6’-3”

208#

Why: Rondo could use a quality back-up (I don’t see Bradley as a PG), but I could see the Celts going big here too

26.

Dallas

Tyler Honeycutt

SF

6’-8”

188#

Why: Can play either wing, and I think that’s Dallas’s main need now

27.

New Jersey

Davis Bertans

SF

6’-10”

210#

Why: NJ is a flawed team, but adding size, shooting, and passing should help

28.

Chicago

Marshon Brooks

SG

6’-5”

190#

Why: Chicago’s a good team with a whole at the Two and in need of another scorer

29.

San Antonio

Justin Harper

PF

6’-10”

225#

Why: A Big that can shoot and has athletic ability seems like just what the doctor ordered

30.

Chicago

Darius Morris

PG

6’-4”

190#

Why: Chicago runs two deep at point guard, but it’s hard to pass up size, defense, and handles at this point.


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