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December 13, 2012 in Mock drafts

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Picks 1-15, 16-30

16)Boston Celtics- SF/PF Alex Poythress, Kentucky, Fr.

17) Phoenix Suns- SF Glenn Robinson III, Michigan, Fr.

18) Atlanta Hawks- PG/SG CJ McCollum, Lehigh, Sr.

19)Chicago Bulls- PF/C Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, Jr.

20) Atlanta Hawks- SG Archie Goodwin, Kentucky, Fr.

21)Utah Jazz– SF Dario Saric, Croatia

22)Brooklyn Nets- SF Tony Mitchell, North Texas, So.

23)Indiana Pacers – F Doug McDermott, Creighton, Jr.

24)New York Knicks – C Jeff Withey, Kansas, Sr.

25)Denver Nuggets- SG Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, So.

26)Los Angeles Clippers – PG/SG Lorenzo Brown, NC State, Jr.

27) Minnesota Timberwolves – SG Allen Crabbe, California, Jr.

28)Oklahoma City Thunder – PG Isaiah Cannon, Murray St., Sr.

29) Cleveland Cavaliers- SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, So.

30)San Antonio Spurs – C Lucas Nogueira, Brazil

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1)Charlotte Bobcats- SG Ben McLemore, Kansas, Fr.

- Bobcats need a young scorer they can build around. He will be a great piece to team up with last year’s first round pick Kidd-Gilchrist.

2)Orlando Magic- PG Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St., Fr.

- The Magic need to get younger at guard and Smart is the next best guard available besides McLemore. I previously had Nerlens Noel here but they already have Vucevic and Nicholson.

3) Phoenix Suns- PF Cody Zeller, Indiana, So.

- I thought about going with Alex Len here but he is too much of a potential pick. You at least know what you will be getting with Zeller here.

4) Cleveland Cavaliers- PF Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, Fr.

- The Cavs won't get scared off by the injury here and will just take the best player on the board.

5) Detroit Pistons- PF Anthony Bennett, UNLV, Fr.

- Bennett has a ton of potential and could be one of the offensive stars from this draft.. Adding him to a young up-and-coming Pistons team makes a lot of sense.

6) New Orleans- SF Otto Porter, Georgetown, So.

- They need to keep adding young playmakers as they rebuild this roster. Porter gives them a nice wing player to be an offensive force.

7) Sacramento Kings- SF Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA, Fr.

-Mumhammad would be another great young piece to this very talented young Kings team. This would be a huge pick up for the Kings.

8) Washington Wizards-  C Alex Len, Maryland, So.

-The Wizards could use a good young center to team up with Wall and Beal going forward.

9)Minnesota Timberwolves- SG Victor Oladipo, Indiana, Jr.

- Oladipo has been climbing up draft boards as of late. He would be a great guard to compliment Rubio and that would make this young team that much more dangerous in years to come.

10) Oklahoma City Thunder- C Isaiah Austin, Baylor, Fr.

-The Thunder need to draft a big man. This is a safe pick for them in that regard. Austin is young and can easily be their big man for the future.

11) Philadelphia 76ers – C Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, Fr.

- The Sixers need some depth in the front court and Cauley-Stein would be a nice pick-up.

12) Portland Trailblazers- PG Trey Burke, Michigan, So.

- The Trailblazers could go for value here and Burke would be a good choice.

13)Dallas Mavericks- PG Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, So.

- I like this pick a lot for the Mavericks. They need to get younger and adding a smart player like Carter-Williams could really help lead this offense for years to come.

14) Utah Jazz- PF Mason Plumlee, Duke, Sr.

- The Jazz will need to make some decisions in their front court soon so adding depth here is key.

15)Milwaukee Bucks – SF James McAdoo, UNC, So.

- McAdoo will immediately be able to fit in with this team because he is unselfish and athletic. I can also see them going guard (with the potential of losing Ellis or Jennings) here but McAdoo may be too good to pass up here.

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31. Charlotte- G Jared Cunningham- Oregon State

32. Washington- F Draymond Green- Michigan State

33. Cleveland- C Festus Ezeli- Vanderbilt

34. Cleveland- SG John Jenkins- Vanderbilt

35. Golden State-  C Henry Sims- Georgetown

36. Sacramento-SG Will Barton-Memphis

37. Toronto-PF Kevin Jones- WVU (scouting report)

38. Denver- PF Mike Scott- UVA

39. Detroit- PG Scott Machado- Iona

40. Portland- PG Tyshawn Taylor- Kansas

41. Portland- G-F Tomas Satoransky-Czech Republic

42. Milwaukee- SF Darius Miller-Kentucky

43. Atlanta- G-F Hollis Thompson- Georgetown

44. Detroit-SG Orlando Johnson- UC Santa Barbara

45. Philadelphia- SG Khris Middleton- Texas A&M

46. Washington-C Robert Sacre- Gonzaga

47. Utah- SF Quincey Acy- Baylor

48. New York- PF JayMycal Green- Alabama

49. Orlando- SF Kevin Murphy- Tennessee Tech

50. Denver- PF Bernard James- FSU

51. Boston- SF Tornike Shengelia- Rep. of Georgia

52. Golden State- PF Drew Gooden- New Mexico

53. LAC- C Kyle O'Quinn- Norfolk State

54. Philadelphia- PF Miles Plumlee- Duke

55. Dallas- PG-Tu Holloway- Xavier

56. Toronto- SG Marcus Denmon- Missouri

57. New Jersey- G Kris Joseph- Syracuse

 58. Minnesota- SF Robbie Hummel- Purdue

59. San Antonio- SG Kim English-Missouri

60. LA Lakers- PF Yancey Gates- Cincinnati

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16. Houston Rockets (From NYK)- Quincy Miller- F- Baylor

- The Rockets won't be making this selection, but Miller could go off the board in this range. He's got a lot of potential and upside and will be a nice pick-up for someone.

17. Dallas Mavericks-Jarred Sullinger- PF- Ohio State-

- Sullinger will likely fall out of the lottery, but a smart team in the late teens/early 20's will snatch him up. So Sullinger might not have a 10-15 year NBA career, he projects to be very good early on, and would be a nice addition to a team like the Mavericks. Even if he was totally lost due to injury, it wouldn't impact them too much given their overall talent.

18. Houston Rockets- Austin Rivers- Guard- Duke (scouting report)

- This is again another pick that is unlikely to be exercised by the Rockets. If they do use it, a SG like Rivers is possible.

19. Orlando Magic: Marquise Teague- PG- Kentucky

- Jameer Nelson is a good starter, but there is little behind him and Teague offers intriguing upside and potential. The fact that he won't be rushed in Orlando makes him a better fit here then some other teams.

20. Denver Nuggets: Terrence Ross- SG- Washington

- The Nuggets could look for a big man here, but I think a scorer like Ross makes sense. He could be a weapon off the bench and really be the difference maker for the Nuggets down the road.

21. Boston Celtics: Arnett Moultrie- PF- Mississippi State

- The Celtics should look to get younger and take someone who can play right away. Moultrie offers that ability and has the added bonus of adding size to the team.

22. Boston Celtics (From LAC)- Jeff Taylor- SF- Vanderbilt

- Taylor is a nice safe 2nd pick here for the Celtics. If things start collapsing and they go into rebuild mode he's advanced enough to project as a solid starter. While if they try for one more run, he can be a nice bench addition. He doesn't have as much potential as some other guys available, but those are long term options, where as Boston is likely looking for more immediate results.

23. Atlanta Hawks: Fab Melo- C- Syracuse

- The Hawks could use some big man depth here. Melo doesn't offer much offensive ability, but could be a nice number 2 center for defensive purposes.

24. Cleveland Cavaliers (From LAL): Doran Lamb- SG- Kentucky

- Cavs add a wing here who can develop with Irving. Lamb is a sniper from outside and would be a nice consolation prize for missing out on Beal at the top of the draft. Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb would be a nice get for the Cavs, and give Cleveland a young corps to build around..

25. Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Wroten Jr- PG- Washington

- The Grizzlies are a deep team and could look to deal this pick for a future selection. If they keep the pick I think they will just look to take the best player available and use him as a potential trade chip.

26. Indiana Pacers: Moe Harkless- SF- Temple

- The Pacers could use another wing player for depth, and a bench role. Lamb is a nice option to come off the bench and provide a scoring threat. He might not be a perfect starter, but down the road I could see him developing into a solid starting option.

27. Miami Heat: Royce White- PF- Iowa St.

- White has big time potential but is considered somewhat of a risky pick. The Heat would get a player with some nice upside who should fall in line behind the stars on this team.

28. Oklahoma City Thunder- Evan Fournier- SG- France

- The Thunder have no real need here and will probably look to stash a player in Europe. Fournier looks to be the top Euro talent and would be the smart pick here.

29. Chicago Bulls: William Buford- SG- Ohio St.

The Bulls don't have any glaring needs, and should look at a smart safe pick like Buford. He should be a nice role/bench player for them and contribute quality minutes.

30. Golden State Warriors (From SAS)- Andrew Nicholson- Forward- St. Bonaventure

- The Warriors could look to add size with this pick, but really they are just going to look to take the best guy available. I think that could be Nicholson here who has some nice upside..

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1. New Orleans Hornets- Anthony Davis- PF- Kentucky (scouting report)

- Davis is clearly the top prospect in this draft and has the ability to make an instant impact for the Hornets. New Orleans really lucked out with this pick and it should help jump start their rebuild.

2. Charlotte Bobcats- Thomas Robinson-PF- Kansas (scouting report)

- The Bobcats most important thing is to come out of this draft with another impact player. Unfortunately after Davis there is a ton of potential, but a lot of uncertainty. I think its going to come down to Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal. While Kidd-Gilchrist and Beal might have more scoring potential, Robinson might be a better fit as he can work in as both a 3 and a 4, adding athleticism and toughness inside. The Bobcats might look to trade back to add two or three quality prospects over one really good prospect.

3. Washington Wizards- Bradley Beal- SG- Florida (scouting report)

- The Wizards made their intentions with this pick fairly clear with the trade that netted them Okafor and Ariza. Already their SF and PF positions were fairly crowded, and now after the trade it would make zero sense for the Wizards to add a guy at one of those positions. Beal will give the Wizards a quality shooter to team up with John Wall in the back-court.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- SF- Kentucky

- The Cavs will look to add a wing here with this pick and will likely choose between Kidd-Gilchrist, and Harrison Barnes (who they are reportedly very high on). Kidd-Gilchrist is the more talented player and will likely be the pick here. He gives the Cavs an athletic wing and scoring threat..

5. Sacramento Kings- Andre Drummond- C- UCONN (scouting report)

- The Kings would be thrilled to land Drummond here, who can give them immediate size and presence in the middle. Drummond is a classic high risk/high reward player. If the Kings believe in him and he produces then this will be a steal.

6. Portland Trailblazers (From NJ)- Harrison Barnes- SF- UNC (scouting report)

- The Trailblazers could go a number of different directions but I think Barnes’ potential is too good to pass up here. He’s pretty rough around the edges, but the good news is the Trailblazers have some talent that they don’t need to rely on him too much.

7. Golden State Warriors- Dion Waiters- G- Syracuse-

- Waiters seems to be moving draft boards and should be taken in the top 10 picks. The Warriors could use some guard help, and Waiters is a nice fit since he can work at either spot. Waiters may even end up the steal of draft, if he lives up to his potential. .

8. Toronto Raptors- Damian Lillard- PG- Weber State

-The top point guard prospect in the draft (though that isn’t saying much), Lillard has a real chance of cracking the top 10. I don’t know if he’ll ever being an elite point guard, but he should be a quality starter, and even put up good minutes as a rookie.

9. Detroit Pistons- John Henson- PF- UNC

- The Pistons need to add a frontcourt mate for center Greg Monroe and Henson could be the option here. He's not a great scorer right now, but he's advanced in a lot of other areas, particularly on defense. His ceiling might not be as high as some prospects, but he's a safe bet to be a productive NBA player..

10. New Orleans Hornets- Perry Jones- PF- Baylor-

- The Hornets need to continue to add size and should take Perry Jones. Jones and Davis should both be able to play together on the floor, and give N.O. two young quality bigs to build around.

11. Portland Trailblazers- Tyler Zeller- C- UNC

- The Trailblazers missed out on Drummond with their first pick, but still need to address the center position. Zeller might not be exactly what they had in mind, but he's a solid option. He'll never be a star, but can be a good starter, who helps more on the defensive end of the ball. Zeller and Barnes having some familiarity with one another is another plus as well.

12. Houston Rockets- Meyers Leonard- C- Illinois

- This pick is most likely going to be in someone else's hands come draft night, but if the Rockets actually keep the pick they could go Leonard here. They need bigs bad, and Leonard should offer solid production..

13. Phoenix Suns: Kendall Marshall- PG- UNC

- Marshall has some real upside and could be viewed as the replacement for Steve Nash. He’s a pretty unselfish player who knows how to get his scorers the ball.

14. Milwaukee Bucks-Jeremy Lamb- SG- UCONN

- By acquiring Dalembert the Bucks don't have to focus on adding a big man in this draft, this frees them up to take the best player, which could be Lamb at this point. Lamb would give Milwaukee another quality scoring threat in their backcourt..

15. Philadelphia 76ers- Terrence Jones- SF- Kentucky

- Jones would be a nice pick-up for the 76ers, as he is a guy who can give solid minutes early and develop into a quality player down the line. He's got a lot of upside, but in Philly he won't be asked to do too much too soon.

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Pick 16) Houston Rockets (from New York): Terrence Ross 6’6” 197 SG Washington Sophomore

15.3 points, 6.5 rebound, 1.4 assists

On any given night this guy can go off, he is a great shooter. Ross can crack the starting rotation if him and Kevin Martin find a way to share the ball (or if Martin gets traded). If not, then Ross will be a spark plug off the bench.

Pick 17) Dallas Mavericks: Austin Rivers 6’4” 203 SG Duke Freshman (Scouting Report)

15.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists

Rivers could be a great pick for the Mavs here. The Mavs need to get younger in the back court and Rivers could come in and immediately help. Rivers never truly fit in at Duke. He is an NBA type player who needs the ball in his hands to score. He knows the NBA game better than most of these draft picks and is a high volume shooter.

Pick 18) Now the Houston Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves if the Budinger trade is True (Originally from Utah Jazz): Moe Harkless 6’8” 218 SF/PF St. John's Freshman

15.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.4 assists

I got to see a good amount of Harkless this year watching the Big East and I think he would be a great pick here. Harkless could have used another season in college, but his athleticism and ability to score off the dribble is what makes him a first round pick. He would be a great wing player on the Rockets or the Wolves.

*If this pick goes to the Rockets then they would have a great draft adding a power forward in Moultrie, a shooting guard in Ross, and a small forward in Moe Harkless.

Pick 19) Orlando Magic: Marquis Teague 6’2” 189 PG Kentucky Freshman

9.4 points, 4.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds

Jameer Nelson may leave and the Magic need to put as much talent around Dwight Howard if they want him to stay. I would not be surprised if they got another big man here just in case they move Howard. If that is the case I think they go Fab Melo. Teague on the other hand, learned how to play the point guard spot this past season. He can score and got better at distributing the ball and running an offense as the season went on. He is similar to his brother, Jeff Teague in terms of development.

Pick 20) Denver Nuggets: Terrence Jones 6’9” 244 SF Kentucky Sophomore

12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks

If he was more consistent he would be a higher pick but Jones still has a lot of potential. He is also very unselfish and good at playing with others. Jones is a big 3/4 and can guard multiple positions. Jones is very physical and when he came to play Kentucky was at its best. His offensive game needs some work but right now he still reminds me a lot of Lamar Odom.

Pick 21) Boston Celtics: Quincey Miller 6’9” 210 SF Baylor Senior

10.6 points, 4.9 Rebounds, 1.4 assists

I love what Miller brings to a team. Miller said he was staying at Baylor, which was the right choice, then decided to come out leaving and a lot of people were scratching their heads. Miller’s game needs a whole lot of work but he is very athletic and his potential is what teams will be looking at. The Celtics need to get younger and Miller should fit right in with this team.

Pick 22) Boston Celtics (from LA Clippers): Doron Lamb 6’4” 200 SG Kentucky Sophomore

13.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists

Doron Lamb is a great shooter and comes up in the big game and is exactly what the Celtics will need if they lose Ray Allen. His great play in Kentucky’s championship run really helped him and he is use to playing with stars which will help at the next level.

Pick 23) Atlanta Hawks: Royce White 6’8” 249 SF Iowa St. Sophomore

13.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists

White is a great athletic player who can play SF and PF but has many scouts concerned with his anxiety disorder. If he can handle everything he will be a great pick here. Although as I just mentioned he can play the 3 or 4 at the next level, Royce White played every position at ISU. Against UCONN, he played Point-Forward allowing him to take bigger defenders off the dribble. He can also finish with contact. White can immediately come in to contribute to but some pressure on Marvin Williams to play more consistently.

Pick 24) Cleveland Cavaliers (from the LA Lakers): Tyler Zeller 6’11” 240 PF UNC Senior

16.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists

I finally have Zeller getting picked here after dropping a good amount. If Zeller is already taken (which he probably will) then I have them going with Andrew Nicholson. Zeller’s offensive game really improved each year at UNC. His post game is close to NBA ready and has the athleticism to run the floor and be productive in transition. The Cavs in this draft alone would have significantly improved their front court by adding MKG at the 3 and Zeller at the 4 which they need to do because Jamison is leaving and Varejao is consistently getting hurt. Remember Tristan Thompson is there too.

*Could go shooting guard or small forward here but I ultimately think Zeller is too good to pass up here.

Pick 25) Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Wroten Washington 6’5” 204 PG/SG Washington Freshman 

16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists

I kept going back and forth between him and Jeff Taylor from Vanderbilt. Wroten could play point guard or shooting guard for this team off the bench and could get in the starting rotation in a few years. He also benefits everyone on the court around him when playing.

Pick 26) Indiana Pacers: John Jenkins 6’4” 205 SG Vanderbilt Junior

19.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists

Jenkins is a great shooter and he can purely be a guy who sits in the corner or on the 3 point line waiting for the ball. He will be a great spark plug off the bench the next few years before cracking the starting rotation. He has a great quick release and if given the space, will knock down the open 3 every time which means he should fit right in with the Pacers because they have a lot of good perimeter guys.

Pick 27) Miami Heat: Andrew Nicholson 6’9” 220 PF St. Bonaventure Senior

18.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1 assist

I am not sure if Nicholson drops this far but I am sure the Heat would be happy to have him. If he is not here I think they go with Festus Ezeli. Nicholson could come in and eventually replace Haslem as the Heat’s #2 PF. Nicholson has a good offensive game and it’s a great value pick here.

 Pick 28) Oklahoma City Thunder: Fab Melo 7’ 255 C Syracuse Sophomore

7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 blocks

OKC is another team that doesn’t have a whole lot of needs but if a big man goes down, (Perkins or Ibaka) then Melo should fit right in. Another potential pick here is Festus Ezeli. Melo needs a ton of offensive work, but the shot blocking skills and physicality is what allows him to be a first round pick. If the Thunder pick him, he can protect the rim like Ibaka or Perkins does.

Pick 29) Chicago Bulls: Draymond Green 6’6” 235 SF/PF Michigan St. Senior

16.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists

Green is a great team leader and player and will be a great fit with this group of players the Bulls have.

Pick 30) Golden State Warriors (from San Antonio): Festus Ezeli 6’11 255 C Vanderbilt Senior

10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks

Ezeli is the big bodied Center that the Warriors will need. He can replace Biedrins because he is much better offensively and on par with the defense. Vanderbilt was a more complete team with Ezeli on the floor. Ezeli has a post presence that the Warriors desperately need.

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By: Howard Ticker

Important Trade: Sources are reported the Houston Rockets traded Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 18th pick in the draft. The Rockets are also aggressively trying to trade up (rumored to be the 5th pick).

Note: Added analysis in the lottery picks for the Wizards, Warriors, and Trail Blazers.

Pick 1) New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis 6’10” 220 PF/C Kentucky Freshman (Scouting Report)

14.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.7 Blocks

No brainer pick at number one. Great defensive presence and should help this Hornets team pick up some more wins next year.

Pick 2) Charlotte Bobcats: Thomas Robinson 6’8” 240 PF Kansas Junior (Scouting Report)

17.9 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists

The Bobcats are getting a great player here in Thomas Robinson. Robinson has great athleticism and strength. Thomas Robinson’s great season and great tournament run really helped him move up draft boards. With Robinson, imagine Blake Griffin without the monster dunks. He is a solid rebounder with a decent midrange game and can absolutely dominate the boards when he wants to. Another possible pick here is Bradley Beal.

Pick 3) Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal 6’4” 207 SG Florida Freshman (Scouting Report)

14.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists

Beal would be a solid fit for the Wizards in the back court with John Wall.. Beal is a flat out shooter who was compared to Ray Allen coming out of High School. Beal is deadly from 3 and has the size to shoot over smaller guards.  He started to play really well late into Florida’s season. This would back Crawford come off the bench where I think he can have less pressure and be more effective. I don’t think the Wizards would draft a Power Forward or Center here because of them added Nene and Okafor. Another possible pick is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward.

Pick 4) Cleveland Cavaliers: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6’7” 210 SF Kentucky Freshman

11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists

Gilchrist will love playing with Kyrie Irving. They could be a great tandem for many years to come. Even when MKG had a poor offensive night, his defense is what keeps him as a top 5 selection.

Pick 5) Sacramento Kings: Harrison Barnes 6’8” 215 SF UNC Sophomore (Scouting Report)

17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1 assist

Barnes can be a stud for the Kings. I love his offensive game but want to see him be more clutch in the big game. He is another guy with a whole lot of potential. Barnes’ game was exposed in the NCAA Tournament without PG Kendall Marshall. He can shoot the ball well from mid-range and deep, but did show the ability to get to the rim at times. Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette, DeMarcus Cousins, and now Barnes? Uh Oh.

Pick 6) Portland Trail Blazers (from New Jersey): Damian Lillard 6’2” 190 PG Weber State Junior

24.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists

Lillard is great athletic point guard who can shoot. Kind of reminds me of a Russell Westbrook because this past season at Weber State he was the go to guy and a score first point guard. Remember, this is a weak point guard class and this allows Lillard to move up draft boards. He also reminds me of a Rodney Stuckey, but not as big.

*Damian Lillard recently had an impressive work out with the Trail Blazers.

Pick 7) Golden State Warriors : Andre Drummond 6’10” 270 PF UConn Freshman (Scouting Report)

10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks

I think a Drummond could eventually be dominant.  Drummond could be the number 1 selection in the draft if it was based off potential. Drummond was the number 1 big man in last year’s recruiting class but the talent did not come to Connecticut this season. However, he has showed flashes of the talent he possesses and is an athletic big man who can run the floor and has the size to rebound with great consistency. He can be a dominant player for this team and could help the front court which already includes Klay Thompson, David Lee, and Andrew Bogut (Lee and Bogut have injury troubles).

Pick 8) Toronto Raptors: Kendall Marshall 6’4” 197 PG UNC Freshman

7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 9.7 assists

Marshall is a great point guard and leader. UNC was not the same team without him. He would be a great replacement if solid PG Jose Calderon leaves. I wouldn’t be surprised if they went with Marshall’s teammate John Henson here too. Marshall is such a great passer to the point where he doesn’t feel the need to score. He has outstanding court vision and can thread the needle on passes.

*ESPN has reported before that Toronto is trying to trade this pick for a veteran swing man.

Pick 9) Detroit Pistons: Perry Jones III 6’11” 235 SF Baylor Sophomore 

14.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists

Detroit has some nice young pieces so Jones would help. The big knock of PJ III is that he doesn’t bring the same intensity to each game. He seems to shy away in big moments, but he is very young. He possesses the potential skills to be a good NBA player and can shoot the mid-range shot. He also isn’t afraid to go in the post although he’ll need to add size. Lastly, he protected the rim for Baylor and can guard 3 to 5 positions on the floor.

Pick 10) New Orleans Hornets (from Minnesota): Jared Sullinger 6’9” 265 PF Ohio State Sophomore

17.6 points, 9.3 rebounds

Sullinger would have been a clear top 5 pick last year and could drop further this year but I love his post game and think he would be a great player for the Hornets.  He has developed a more NBA ready game this past season and his big body should translate well into the NBA. Think DeJuan Blair from Pittsburgh a few years ago but without all the hype.

When I was watching the NBA Draft Combine they said the Hornets would be interested in taking both Davis and Sullinger and I immediately fell in love with that idea. When they interviewed Sullinger, he loved it as well. A trio of Gordon, Davis, and Sullinger could be awesome.

Pick 11) Portland Trail Blazers (from New Jersey): Jeremy Lamb 6’5” 185 SG UConn Sophomore

17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists

Lamb is great at creating his own shot and will immediately come in as one of their leading scorers.  Lamb’s mid-range game is phenomenal and he seemed like the only consistent piece at UCONN this past season. He can really be an explosive scorer in this league and go at it with anyone on the opposing team offensively.

In this draft alone the Trail Blazers add Lillard and Lamb which both could be two great picks for the future that help the Trail Blazers fans forget about Roy and Oden.  If they both pan out this can be a terrific back court for many years to come.

Pick 12) Milwaukee Bucks: John Henson 6’10” 220 PF UNC Junior

13.8 points, 10.1 rebound, 2.9 blocks

Henson is a great defender but needs to put on some muscle. Could be a great player in this league in a few years and will play well off of Brandon Jennings.

Pick 13) Phoenix Suns: Dion Waiters 6’4” 215 SG Syracuse Sophomore

12.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists

Waiters will come in and help with some scoring. Waiters was the deadliest man in the country coming off the bench for the Orange this past season and he could get to the rim and finish with authority. Waiters can crack the starting rotation but if not he will be a spark plug off the bench. The Suns need to get younger and better on offense and Waiters fits both of those. Another possible pick here is Terrence Ross.

Pick 14) Houston Rockets: Arnett Moultrie 6’10” 230 PF Mississippi St. Junior

15.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists

I kept going back and forth between Moultrie and Tyler Zeller here. I like Moultrie a lot and will come in and really help their front court. Moulrie arguably was this year’s Most Improved Player. He has tremendous size and athleticism for a man of his size. He defends the rim really well and his offensive game is transferrable to the NBA. He kind of reminds me of LaMarcus Aldridge.

Pick 15) Philadelphia 76ers: Meyers Leonard 7’ 245 C Illinois Sophomore

13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocks

The Sixer’s can use another big man but he will take a few years to get in his zone. If they go guard I see them going with Terrence Ross. Leonard is a big bodied center who needs some work on his game both offensively and defensively but I can see him transforming into Spencer Hawes for them

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Andre Drummond NBA Draft Scouting Report

June 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Andre Drummond

Measurables:

Height: 7’0”

Weight: 279

Position: Center

School: UConn

Class: Freshman

Stats: 10 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks

Pros:

-Very Strong with great height and an NBA Body

-Good leaping ability

-Very good rebounder

-Good shot blocker

-Advanced defensive skills for his age

-Has some range, not just an in the paint guy

Cons:

-Inconsistent on the offensive end

-Acts his age at times

-Can get lazy getting back on plays

-Not the hardest worker

Analysis:

In terms of potential Drummond might rival Anthony Davis in this draft class, unfortunately he also probably has the highest chance at being a bust among the top 10-15 names in the draft. Drummond projects as an impact two-way center, which is incredibly tough to find. When he is on, he showcases top notch defensive, rebounding, blocking and shooting (for a big man) ability. The problem is he is just way too inconsistent, and doesn't have the greatest work ethic or track record. He can get very sloppy at times which gets him in foul trouble early. He's likely to slide a little bit in the draft, because he doesn't project to do much early in his career. For at least the first two years (and it very well could be longer), he's probably just going to be a rotational body out there who can give solid minutes but that's about it. Given that he will likely fall out of the top 5, though he should go no later than 10.

Thomas Robinson, NBA Draft Scouting Report

June 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thomas Robinson

Measurables:

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 244

Position: Power Forward

School: Kansas

Class: Junior

Stats: 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 0.9 blocks

Pros:

-Very Athletic for his size

-Quick first step and can get to the basket

-Advanced defender

-Good physical NBA body

-Very good rebounder

-Projects a solid offensive game

Cons:

-Needs to work on refining his offensive game to show more consistency

-Does not have great range on his shot

-Could improve his passing

Analysis:

Robinson has always had a lot of promise, and probably would have been a first round pick either of the last two years, but now he's a top 5 guy. He's definitely benefited by staying in school, as he's gone from a raw prospect to a guy who can contribute this year. He has all-star potential, and has one of the lowest floors of any top prospect. At the very least he should be a quality starter and could go off the board as early as the 2nd pick.

 

2012 NBA Draft Scouting Reports:

June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here's Fanspeak's 2012 NBA Draft Scouting Reports (More to Come):

PF Anthony Davis

SG Austin Rivers

SF Harrison Barnes

SG Bradley Beal

PF Kevin Jones