Trying to predict the unpredictable is like racing your friend up a seventeen-story building taking the stairs, while your friend takes the elevator. You probably are not going to win, but if by some chance your friend gets stuck on the elevator with the kid who pushed every floor on the way up and you actually win, it is the highlight of your day.
Maybe that is the reason that people do mock drafts even before they have the correct order! It is simply for that opportunity for them to say, "I told you so."
Every "analyst" is desperate for that one shining moment he can point to and say, "I knew it, I am a genius." They don't care about the other 25 picks they got wrong because they can just blame it on the unpredictability of the draft.
I hate to throw my name in there with the rest of them, but I guess there really is nothing to lose.
I tried to look at this mock draft in the eyes of each team. There may be better players on the board but if your team took a shooting guard the year before, I tried to stay away from doing the same.
Instead of just looking at scouting reports and where people are projected to go, I tried to add my two cents on how I thought players would project in the NBA.
This is my first of three mock drafts to come. I tried to throw in some possible trades and think about an actual lottery that could happen besides New Jersey having the number one pick. It’s actually quite interesting if you look at the past NBA drafts and the team with the worst record not always getting the first pick.
Please tell me I’m wrong, I would love to hear it. Just try not to be the guy who last year said, “Dude, there is no way the Minnesota Timberwolves draft two point guards in the first round.”
Let the predicting the unpredictable begin.
* Denotes a predicted trade.