The college basketball season is over. But the draft is getting closer and closer, and you might want to take a look at mock drafts to see what other people think your favorite player might go in the draft. You will usually see the picks ranked from worst to best teams. That's not the case with my mock draft, I will randomly rank where teams pick I might even throw in a couple trades. I will make a mock draft with entire first round , but until then check out my top ten.
If you read the introduction you would of seen that I said I was doing this randomly so please understand why I had Washington #1. Shaun Livingston was inserted into the Wizards and has played excellent and he has seemed to have revived his career after a devastating knee injury that could of ended his career. Plus the Wizards need a two guard, I know they have Nick Young but to me he's another scorer off the bench. Evan Turner to me is another Lebron James he can score, rebound, and contribute the ball at a high level. If you add Turner into the starting lineup along with Livingston, Blatche, Howard, & McGee then the Wizards can turn there franchise around quickly.
The Injury that Elton Brand suffered last year has really hurt his production and he is just not the same dominant low post scorer that he used to be. The 76ers need help down in the low post, Samuel Dalembert will be entering the last year of his contract next season and I don't think the 76ers will be willing to pay an inconsistent player like Dalembert, I think Cousins would be a huge upgrade and even though he is the same size as Samuel Dalembert he is more consistent than Dalembert. Dermarcus Cousins may have a temper tantrum problem but so does Rasheed Wallace and if I am correct Wallace has a championship ring and an NBA championship is what 76ers fans are craving for.
Everybody has picked the New Jersey Nets to have the #1 overall pick but let's remember only 4 times out of the last 25 years has the worst team won the NBA lottery so in other words the Nets chances at getting the #1 overall pick aren't that good.
I see the Nets picking John Wall, I know point guard isn't a need for the Nets but when you have the worst record in the league you need the best player available and John Wall is definitely the best player available at #3.
Sacramento picking at #4? Hmmm sounds familiar doesn't it? In last years draft the kings picked Tyreke Evans and that's worked out pretty well.
Wesley Johnson is a freakishly athletic forward, he is great rebounder, a good scorer, and he has a good 3pt shot. If he can work on his perimeter defence then he can be a great addition to the Kings for the future
I have watched some of Detroit Piston's games and of course most of them were losses and I recognised that we don't really have a low post presence and I think Greg Monroe would be wonderful in the Pistons offense a tall low post presence a guy that can shoot a mid range jumper and an excellent passer, I think that will help Rodney Stuckey generate more assists. Stuckey is a guard that like to drive to the paint and if he can't get the shot up he can give it to an efficient big man in the paint.
With the sixth overall pick in the draft the New York Knicks..........oops, I mean the Utah Jazz select Patrick Patterson from Kentucky University. I'm sorry Knick fans I couldn't help myself.
I think Patrick Patterson is good fit for the Jazz he would be another presence in the paint to go along with Paul Millsap and Mehmet Okur. Patrick Patterson can also shoot the three which he didn't do in his first year but he has put in the work ethic and can now shoot the ball as well.
It's clear that Golden State needs a big man. Hassan Whiteside to me is a great fit in Golden State. He is 7 feet tall excellent in the low post and has a good mid range shot and he's made a couple of threes, he's a perennial shot blocker and one of the most consistent big men in college and I think his game will translate in the NBA. If he didn't play at Marshall he would be in my top 3.
One of the best scorers in College Basketball, not very athletic but he's a great scorer, a pretty good rebounder for a guard and a decent playmaker. The Clippers are the worst in the league in bench productivity and I think that James Anderson would be a huge boost of the bench.
Donatas Motiejunas certainly has the most interesting name in the draft. But it's more than just a name when you talk about Donatas Motiejunas, he is a solid shooter at 7 feet tall and has tremendous potential and he kind of reminds me of Andre Bargnani a guy that's not a great rebounder or defender but if you need a shooter you'll take him anyway.
Darko Millcic was pretty solid in the games he has played with tthe wolves but he contract expires after this season and I think he's going to want more money than the Wolves want to pay him, so I don't expect him in a Wolves uniform next season. If Kurt Rambis is till coach I think they will still bring Kevin Love off the bench so I think taking a guy like Donatas Motiejunas would be good fit because of his size and potential.
I think what makes Favors fall is his size, you see very few Power Forward's his size succeed in the NBA. I know some don't agree with me but I think David West get traded and if that happens then New Orleans will be hard pressed to pass on him.