2010 NBA Mock Draft: After Lottery, Changes at The Top, Turner Drops
The Lottery caused some changes at the top, the biggest of which will be the dropping of long time expected number two pick Evan Turner.
The Kings move up, but do they get the same player?
Do the Wizards want Wall at number one even though they have Arenas?
Timberwolves Move down, but do they still get who they want?
In addition to this second version of my mock draft, I also include where each player is ranked in the the 100 Top Prospects, as according to Draft Express.
1. Washington Wizards: John Wall, PG, Kentucky, Freshman
No surprise. Wizards, despite having Arenas, move up to number one and grab Wall.
Ranked 1st in Top 100 Prospects.
2. Philadelphia 76ers: Derrick Favors, PF,Georgia Tech., Freshman
76ers jump up from six to two. In Draft One at number six they got Derrick Favors. In Draft Two and number two they get... Hey, Derrick Favors.
Doesn't hardly seem worth moving up in the lottery. 76er's decide to pass up Turner and go for Favors. A gamble, but in the end it might pay off.
Ranked 3rd in Top 100 Prospects.
3. New Jersey Nets: DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, Kentucky, Freshman
Cousins stays at number three, but the team who gets him changes. Nets drop from one to three and lose John Wall.
Ranked 4th in Top 100 Prospects.
4. Minnesota Timberwolves: Evan Turner, SG, Ohio State, Junior
Here's my big shocker of the draft. Timberwolves were crushed when they dropped from two to four after lottery, thinking it cost them Turner. Turns out, it doesn't!
Favors and Cousins go above Turner and T-Wolves get their man.
Ranked 2nd in Top 100 Prospects.
5. Sacramento Kings: Wesley Johnson, SF, Syracuse, Junior
Kings dropping two spots after lottery cost them Cousins. They take Johnson instead.
Ranked 8th in Top 100 Prospects.
6. Golden State Warriors: Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Wake Forest, Sophomore
Warriors drop two spots after lottery, and it costs them Wesley Johnson. Good second prize, however, in Aminu.
Ranked 5th in Top 100 Prospects.
7. Detroit Pistons: Ed Davis, PF, North Carolina, Sophomore
Davis moves up one spot in Draft Two. He should go ahead of Monroe but behind Favors.
Ranked 7th in Top 100 Prospects. So right where he should be.
8. L.A. Clippers: Greg Monroe, PF/C, Georgetown, Sophomore
Monroe moves up one spot from Draft One. Clips would love to have him.
Ranked 13th in Top 100 Prospects.
9. Utah Jazz: Donatas Motiejunas, C, Lithuania
Had him going one spot lower in Draft One. He is a wildcard. Could go ahead of Monroe, but no doubt will be behind the other big man in the top ten, Cousins.
Ranked 14th in Top 100 Prospects.
10. Indiana Pacers: Daniel Orton, PF, Kentucky, Freshman
Orton has moved up. I had him number 13 to the Rators in Draft One. I think he has moved ahead of Patterson in many teams eyes.
Ranked 11th in Top 100 Prospects.
11. New Orleans Hornets: Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky, Junior
I had Patterson going 5th in Draft One. This was no doubt a little high. I've dropped him into the spot that most have in now, which is here to the Hornets.
Ranked 10th in Top 100 Prospects.
12. Memphis Grizzlies: Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas, Junior
Although many have him going in the top six, I think he lasts till 12. This is the same spot I had him in Draft One.
Aldrich is ranked 6th in the Top 100 Prospects.
13. Toronto Raptors: Ekpe Udoh,PF, Baylor, Junior
In Draft One Udoh went a couple spots down to the Bucks. I think the Raptors grab him here.
Ranked 9th in Top 100 Prospects.
14. Houston Rockets: Hassan Whiteside, PF/C, Marshall, Freshman
Whiteside has moved up. I had him going 21st in Draft One.
Whiteside is ranked 18th in Top 100 Prospects.
15. Milwaukee Bucks: Xavier Henry, SG, Kansas, Freshman
In Draft One I had Henry going 11tth to the Hornets. He slips a few, but should be a good fit in Milwaukee.
Ranked 12th in Top 100 Prospects.
16, Minnesota Timberwolves: Gordon Hayward, SF, Butler, Sophomore
I had Hayward going to Minnesota in Draft One and I still have him going in this slot. He'll be a good fit with the abundance of young talent Minnesota is starting to collect.
Ranked 23rd in the Top 100 Prospects.
17. Chicago Bulls: James Andrson, SG/SF, Oklahoma State, Junior
In Draft One I had Anderson going #14 to the Rockets. Slips a few spots to the Bulls, but probably a better situation for him.
Ranked 21st in Top 100 Prospects.
18. Miami Heat: Solomon Alabi, C, Florida State, Sophomore
In Draft One I had Alabi a little lower, going at number 23 to Minnesota. His stock rising a bit, I can see him going in this postion to the Heat, staying in Florida.
Ranked 17th in Top 100 Prospects.
19. Boston Celtics: Kevin Seraphin, PF, France
In Draft One I had the Celtics taking Larry Sanders. I think they stay power forward, but I'm leaning toward the Celts taking the International player from France.
20. San Antonio Spurs: Paul George, SF, Fresno State, Sophomore
Same as Draft One, George going to the Spurs,
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Larry Sanders, PF/C, VCU, Junior
In Draft One Sanders was off the board to the Celtics, and the Thunder took Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside will be gone this time, but Sanders should be around.
Ranked 19th in Top 100 Prospects.
22. Portland Trailblazers: Quincy Pondexter, SF, Washington, Senior
In Draft One I had Pondexter going a fre spos earlier to the Heat, but now I think he'll be available for the TrailBlazers.
The Northwest connection might be too much for the Trailblazers to pass up. Pondexter got better and better each year in college, and he just seems to be the kind of guy Nate McMillian likes.
Ranked 26th in Top 100 Prospects.
He did pretty well with Husky Roy, he might take a chance with Pondexter.
23. Minnesota Timberwolves: Elliot Williams, SG, Memphis, Sophomore
Third pick for the T-Wolves in the first 23. Draft One had them taking Alabi in this spot, but I no longer think he will be on the board.
Williams too good to pass up for Timberwolves.
Ranked 28th in Top 100 Prospects.
24. Atlanta Hawks: Eric Bledsoe, PG. Kentucky, Freshman
In Draft One I had Bledsoe going 28th to the Grizzlies. Moving up a bit in many mocks, I'll plug him in here with the Hawks at 24.
Ranked 30th in Top 100 Prospects.
25. Memphis Grizzlies: Damion James, SF, Texas, Senior
Like Draft One, I still have the veteran leader of the Long Horns going to the Grizzlies.
Ranked 15th in Top 100 Prospects. Slipping some in many rankings. Would still be a steal this low in the draft.
26. Oklahoma City Thunder: Armon Johnson, PG/SG, Nevada, Junior
Same as Draft One, Thunder take Johnson. Not many mocks have Johnson in first round, but I continue to think he'll go somewhere late in the first. This would be a good spot for him.
Ranked 46th in Top 100 Prospects.
27. New Jersey Nets: Luke Babbitt, SF/PF, Nevada, Sophomore
Like Draft One, I have Babbitt going to the Nets with this pick. This of course will make back to back Nevada selections....
Ranked 39th in Top 100 Prospects.
28. Memphis Grizzlies: Avery Bradley, SG, Texas, Freshman
Three picks before this one I have the Grizz taking Texas small forward Damion James. So it is back to back Long Horns for the Grizzlies, just a few picks apart.
In Draft One I had them taking Eric Bledsoe with this pick, but I think his stock has gone up and he'll be gone before this pick. Bradley is a nice consolation prize, and has a chance to be just as good.
Ranked 31st in Top 100 Prospects.
29. Orlando Magic: Stanley Robinson, SF/PF, Connecticut, Senior
I didn't have Robinson in the first round in Draft One, but his stock seems to be on the rise around the league.
I had the Magic taking Gonzaga's Matt Bouldin last time, but even though he is still on the board here, I think they take the senior small forward/power forward. Lot of upside with Robinson.
Ranked 16th in Top 100 Prospects.
30. Washington Wizards: Devin Ebanks, SF, West Virginia, Sophomore
Same as Draft One, Ebanks to the Wiz.
Ranked 29th in Top 100 Prospects.