Mock Draft Version 1.1

Now with updated Combine measurements.  We’ll do an updated version in the near future.

Pick Team Player Position Height Weight

 

1. Cleveland Kyrie Irving PG 6’-4” 191#

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

2. Minnesota Enes Kanter PF 6’-11” 260#

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” 177#

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

4. Cleveland Derrick Williams SF 6’-9” 249#

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” 184#

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

8. Detroit Tristan Thompson PF 6’-9” 228#

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” 193#

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” 230#

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

12. Utah Jimmer Fredette SG 6’-3” 196#

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’-7” 206#

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” 228#

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

15. Indiana Donatas Motiejunas PF 7’-0” 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’-9” 241#

Why: A bit raw, but fills a major need

17. New York Josh Selby PG 6’-3” 195#

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

18. Washington Jordan Hamilton SF 6’-9” 229#

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

19. Charlotte Chris Singleton SF 6’-9” 230#

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

20. Minnesota Tobias Harris PF 6’-8” 223#

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’-9” 247#

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” 187#

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” 195#

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’-9” 228#

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

30. Chicago Darius Morris PG 6’-5” 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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