2011 NBA Mock Draft Round 2

Steve O Speak

NBA Draft: Round 1: Round 2

31. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Tyler Honeycutt, 6’8″ UCLA

Honeycutt has 1st round talent so this is a good value pick for the Cavs and could give them another potential starter down the road.

32. Miami Heat (via Minnesota): PG Shelvin Mack, 6’2″ Butler

The Heat need PG help, and while Mack isn’t they most dynamic PG on the board, he has plenty of veteran leadership and is capable of distributing the ball effectively.

33. Washington Wizards: C/PF Jordan Williams, 6’10” Maryland

The Wizards add another big man here with the local product Williams. While they have put a lot of picks into their front court I think Williams makes sense because he can be an effective backup center, an area the Wizards don’t really have any good options.

34. Detroit Pistons: (via Toronto): SF Kyle Singler, 6’8″ Duke

The Pistons could use a SF if Prince leaves, and they should value Singler’s veteran presence and leadership, as well as his deadly shooting ability.

35. Sacramento Kings: SF Nikola Mirotic, 6’10” Montenegro

Mirotic is a player who is rumored to be of consideration in the first round, and he offers size, talent and potential here for the Kings.

36. New Jersey Nets: C Mason Plumlee, 6’10” Duke

The Nets could use a back up center to Lopez, and Plumlee is good value at this pick.

37. Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit): PF Thomas Robinson, 6’9″ Kansas

Robinson has great NBA size and athletic ability, but he wasn’t able to crack the Kansas rotation which could allow him to slide. PF isn’t exactly a need for the Clippers, but I’m guessing they will find a way to get Robinson on the floor.

38. Houston Rockets: SG Scotty Hopson, 6’5″ Tennessee

There is a chance the Rockets double up on centers here, but I could see them taking a long look at Hopson. I’m thinking the Rockets might try to trade one of their guards/small forwards, which would allow Hopson to be a valuable contributor off the bench.

39. Milwaukee: PF/C Jeremy Tyler 6’10” International

A couple years ago Tyler was talked about being a potential top pick overall in this draft class. Unfortunately he decided to play professionally instead of going to college and it set him back. He has excellent size and potential, and could be a steal in the 2nd round for the Bucks.

40. Philadelphia 76ers: SG David Lighty, 6’6″ Ohio State

Shooting guard isn’t a huge need for Philly, but Lighty is a smart heady player that I think will fit in well with their rotation. His upside is a bit limited, but he also is a high probability for being a solid contributor.

41. Los Angeles Lakers (via Golden State): SF Jeff Taylor, 6’7″ Vanderbilt

The Lakers will take the top player on the board with their first of 4 2nd round picks. Taylor fits the bill here and is a player with a good bit of upside.

42. Golden State (via Utah): PF Justin Harper 6’10” Richmond

Golden State loves long athletic big men, and Harper gives them yet another to mix into their front court.

43. Chicago Bulls (via Phoenix): C Keith Benson, 6’11” Oakland

Although Omar Asik has limited the need for a backup center, it is impossible to have too many quality bigs on a roster. Benson has some solid potential and should be at least a good rotational player.

44. LA Clippers: SF Chris Singleton, 6’9″ Florida State

Singleton is another player who is sliding some, and would be a good value pick here for the Clippers.

45. Indiana Pacers: PF Jon Leuer, 6’10” Wisconsin

Indiana could use another 4 if Josh McRoberts leaves this offseason, and Leuer is an underrated player who was key for Wisconsin down the stretch.

46. LA Lakers (via New York): C Greg Smith, 6’10” Fresno State

Smith offers the Lakers some size, depth, and decent value for this pick. In all likelihood the Lakers will trade/sell one of these 2nd rounders and this could very well be the one that is moved.

47. Charlotte Bobcats: PG Darius Morris, 6’3″ Michigan

Morris has developed into a pretty good young point guard in college, and his game could translate well to the NBA. He would be a good value and fill a nice need for the Bobcats.

48. Memphis Grizzlies: PG Malcolm Lee, 6’5″ UCLA

Memphis doesn’t have a huge need for a PG, but I love Lee’s upside and he can help out at the 2 as well.

49. Atlanta Hawks: SG Klay Thompson, 6’5″ Washington State

The Hawks let a capable 2 go in the Kirk Hinrich deal, so I could see them adding a good wing player like Thompson with this pick.

50. New Orleans Hornets: SG John Jenkins, 6’5″ Vanderbilt

Jenkins is an absolute sniper from the 3-point line, and is just the type of role player the Hornets could use.

51. Detroit Pistons (via Portland): SG Bojan Bogdanovic 6’7″ Croatia

With multiple 2nd round picks look for the Pistons to take a European player whom they can stash overseas for a year or two.

52. Denver Nuggets: PF Rick Jackson, 6’9″ Syracuse

The Nuggets could use some size down low this season, and Jackson is easily a guy who could be taken 10-15 picks higher, making him a good value here.

53. Orlando Magic: PF/C Mouphtaou Yarou, 6’10” Villanova

The Magic need some depth along their front court. Yarou doesn’t have a great offensive game, but he should be an asset on defense and on the boards.

54. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Oklahoma City): SF Chandler Parsons 6’8″ Florida

Parsons is a veteran player, who is smart and will give the Cavs good minutes off the bench. He likely will never be more than a decent backup, but he should also be able to reach that level fairly quickly.

55. LA Lakers (via Miami): PG Isaiah Thomas, 5’9″ Washington

Thomas might end up being the smallest player drafted, but you have to like his heart and competitive fire. Great bench pick up by the Lakers here, and someone who will come in and give some energy to the Lakers bench.

56. Boston Celtics: PG Norris Cole, 6’1″ Cleveland State

Cole has some legitimate NBA potential though he could slide given his weaker competition level. He’d be a nice backup PG to Rondo, and infuse some much needed youth into this team.

57. Dallas Mavericks: PG Jacob Pullen, 6’0″ Kansas State

Pullen isn’t the greatest passer or the most athletic player, but he could be a good fit for Dallas as a backup combo guard. He plays with a lot of intensity and is an excellent 3 point shooter. He makes a great option off the bench for an aging Dallas team, and would be a smart pick late in the 2nd round.

58. Los Angeles Lakers: PF/C Gus Gilchrist, 6’10” South Florida

Look for the Lakers to add another big man with this late pick, and Gilchrist to be among their top choices. Gilchrist’s career has been somewhat sidetracked by injuries of late, but the Lakers could easily take a flyer on him with a late 2nd rounder. When healthy Gilchrist shows the ability to be at least a backup NBA center, so this could end up being a steal here.

59. Sacramento Kings (via Chicago): PF/SF Jamie Skeen, 6’8″ VCU

Skeen has led VCU in their Final Four run and has completely increased his draft stock 10-fold. He does have some potential and can help out at multiple positions which is a big plus.

60. San Antonio Spurs: G Brad Wannamaker, 6’4″ Pittsburgh

Do the Spurs need another combo guard? No not at all, but this is a team that takes a certain type of player and Wannamaker fits that bill perfectly. He is a smart, intelligent guard, with a decent shot and good passing ability. He isn’t the most athletic or physical guard, yet finds a way to grab over 5 rebounds a game each of the last 2 years. He is the type of guy that you wouldn’t expect to succeed, but probably will given his work ethic.

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