About a week ago, I wrote up a Mock Draft using ESPN's lottery simulator to determine the lottery order, but with the order now being revealed, it's time to update the selections.
1. Washington Wizards select John Wall
Even with Arenas on the roster, the Wizards take the consensus No. 1 selection by taking Wall from Kentucky. He will certainly come in and help the 'zards build towards the future.
2. Philadelphia 76ers select Evan Turner
Many believe the 76ers will look to pick Derrick Favors or DeMarcus Cousins with the 2nd overall selection, but I am doubting that as I believe Turner would be a perfect fit next to Jrue Holiday.
Personally, I am high on Marresse Speights to be the Sixers big man of the future.
3. New Jersey Nets select DeMarcus Cousins
At 6'11" and 280 pounds, Cousins will be a solid fit and will take the scoring pressure off of Brook Lopez.
Those two could combine to make a deadly post force.
4. Minnesota Timberwolves select Wesley Johnson
I expect the Wolves to make an attempt to move up to the 2nd selection in order to take Evan Turner, but settling for Wesley Johnson isn't a bad consolation prize.
Johnson will fit in well and will fill a hole on the young T-Wolves roster.
5. Sacramento Kings select Derrick Favors
For the second straight year, the Kings drop in the draft lottery, but I'm sure they will be more than content with the athletic Favors and hope he grows well alongside Omri Casspi, Spencer Hawes, and Jason Thompson to solidify the Kings front court.
6. Golden State Warriors select Greg Monroe
The Warriors shock the world by not drafting a guard or a tweener forward, instead drafting the solid Greg Monroe.
Monroe could fit in really well under the Warriors' up and down system and could work well with Andris Biedrins.
7. Detroit Pistons select Cole Aldrich
The Pistons have youth at every position with Stuckey at guard, Daye and Jerebko at forward, and now Aldrich up front.
Aldrich has good size, is a solid defender, and is no slouch on the offensive side either.
8. Los Angeles Clippers select Patrick Patterson
9. Utah Jazz select Al-Farouq Aminu
The Jazz get a steal here with the high potential Aminu, who has a solid wingspan and good athleticism.
10. Indiana Pacers select Avery Bradley
I'm not high on Bradley myself, but the Pacers take the shooting guard trapped in a point guard's body and hope that he can develop into a solid player for years to come.
Plus, he'll be alongside stud Danny Granger and the developing Roy Hibbert up front.
11. New Orleans Hornets select Xavier Henry
The Hornets take Marcus Thornton's mate at the wing for the future in Henry and hope he develops to his full potential, which would make him a steal at the eleventh overall selection.
12. Memphis Grizzlies select Donatas Motiejunas
Grizzlies take a chance on the foreign prospect and hope that Motiejunas will develop to be the next Dirk Nowitzki, or even a poor man's Nowitzki, as opposed to the next Yaroslav Korolev or Nikolos Tskitshivilli.
13. Toronto Raptors select Hassan Whiteside
The Raptors should take a shot blocker to put next to Bargnani up front. They will hope that Whiteside will end up being the perfect compliment to an offensively minded team.
14. Houston Rockets select Paul George
Pick is used for the Clippers as the Rockets will deal No. 14 and the Knicks' 2012 first rounder to the Clippers in this mock.
George is a really solid fit for the Clippers at the small forward position.
15. Milwaukee Bucks select Epke Udoh
Next to Andrew Bogut, a shot blocker like Udoh is a really solid fit and would give Udoh a chance to slowly develop without rushing his development.
16. Minnesota Timberwolves select James Anderson
The Wolves take Johnson's mate on the wing with Anderson, who is a solid offensive option.
17. Chicago Bulls select Ed Davis
Davis falls from a potential lottery pick all the way to the seventh overall selection and fits in well with Joakim Noah up front.
18. Miami Heat select Eric Bledsoe
The Heat reach and take Wall's collegiate backcourt mate in Bledsoe with the 18th pick and hope that he fits in well with Wade.
19. Boston Celtics select Luke Babbit
The Celtics should go with Babbit, the Forward from Nevada, looking to develop him while playing next to Perkins.
20. San Antonio Spurs select Gordon Hayward
Spurs make a solid pick to replace Richard Jefferson as their small forward of the future.
Hayward should fit in well alongside Blair, Splitter, and Hill.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder select Daniel Orton
The Thunder select a solid big man, which is the position where they need the most help at with Westbrook, Durant, Green, and Harden having the other positions locked down.
22. Portland Trail Blazers select Damion James
The Blazers take a solid wing prospect in James.
23. Minnesota Timberwolves select Kevin Serraphin
The T-Wolves take a project center from France and bring him over in another season or two.
24. Atlanta Hawks select Solomon Alabi
The Hawks get a legit seven-footer to play with Horford up front.
25. Memphis Grizzlies select Lance Stephenson
Grizzlies take a chance on born-ready Stephenson, a highly touted prospect coming out of high school.
26. Oklahoma City Thunder select Nemanja Bjellica
The Thunder take the Serbian prospect and keep him overseas for another year.
27. New Jersey Nets select Terrico White
Losing out on Wall, the Nets take a chance on a combo guard late in the draft with the Mississippi University prospect.
28. Memphis Grizzlies select Craig Brackins
The Grizzlies end their draft selection with a solid prospect in Brackins.
29. Orlando Magic select Quincy Poindexter
The Magic select a good wing prospect in Poindexter.
30. Washington Wizards select Stanley Robinson
Robinson is a solid wing prospect for the Wizards.
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