2010 NBA Mock Draft

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2010 NBA Mock Draft

1. Washington: John Wall
Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 196 pounds
Age: 19
School: Kentucky

Obvious pick. What happens to Gil now? Talk is Wall and Arenas will play together, mainly because no one will take on that contract in a trade.

2. Philadelphia: Evan Turner
Position: SG
Height: 6-7
Weight: 214
Age: 21
School: Ohio State

Turner doesn’t fit well with Andre. Look for Iggy to be moved.

3. New Jersey Derrick Favors
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 245
Age: 18
School: Georgia Tech

Good pick for the Nets. How will he fit with Lopez?

4. Minnesota Wesley Johnson
Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 206
Age: 22
School: Syracuse

Similar to Shawn Marion

5. Sacramento DeMarcus Cousins
Position: C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 292
Age: 19
School: Kentucky

From ESPN:

Cousins has been compared to everyone from Shaq to Zach Randolph, but here’s an interesting historical comparison to ponder — could he be the next Moses Malone?

“He’s huge, he scores around the basket, he’s a terrific rebounder and he plays with a chip on his shoulder,” one GM said. “How many 20-10 centers come along? Not very many. As far as a talent goes, he could be incredible in the NBA. The league has gotten smaller and quicker. Cousins would kill most of the big guys in our league today.”

Cousins also fared well in the measurement category, comparing favorably in size to NBA centers. He measured a legit 6-foot-11 with a tremendous 7-foot-6 wingspan and 9-foot-5 standing reach. Those numbers put him on par with the likes of Dwight Howard, Greg Oden and Brook Lopez. His interviews weren’t nearly as bad as everyone made them out to be, either.

6. Golden State Al-Farouq Aminu
Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
Age: 19
School: Wake Forest

Fits in well with Nellie Ball.

7. Detroit Ed Davis
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 227
Age: 20
School: North Carolina

Pistons need to get tougher and bigger.

8. Los Angeles Clippers Gordon Hayward
Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 211
Age: 20
School: Butler

Need someone to complement Griffin.

9. Utah (via New York) Greg Monroe
Position: PF
Height: 6-11
Weight: 247
Age: 19
School: Georgetown

Will replace Boozer who will leave as a free agent. Plus they have Milsap

10. Indiana Avery Bradley
Position: SG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Age: 19
School: Texas

Shooting up boards. Would play the point.

11. New Orleans Cole Aldrich
Position: C
Height: 6-10
Weight: 236
Age: 21
School: Kansas

Slightly undersized, but fills a need.

12. Memphis Luke Babbitt
Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 214
Age: 20
School: Nevada

Could be the next Chris Mullin.

13. Toronto Daniel Orton
Position: C
Height: 6-10
Weight: 269
Age: 19
School: Kentucky

Averaged 3 and 3 in college. A huge boom or bust pick.

14. Houston Ekpe Udoh
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 237
Age: 22
School: Baylor

Great defensive potential.

15. Milwaukee (via Chicago) Xavier Henry
Position: SG
Height: 6-7
Weight: 210
Age: 19
School: Kansas

John Hollinger rated him 6th best prospect.

16. Minnesota (via Charlotte) Paul George
Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 214
Age: 20
School: Fresno State

Tall shooting guard..

17. Chicago (via Milwaukee) James Anderson
Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Age: 21
School: Oklahoma State

From ESPN:

Analysis: Anderson was one of the best scorers in college basketball and could be a very good fit in the Bulls’ backcourt. His ability to stretch the defense and attack the basket would make him a nice complement to Derrick Rose.

Even if the team ends up landing LeBron James or Dwyane Wade, look for Anderson to be the guy. As far as NBA-ready players go, there are few better in this draft. I’d expect him to play the same sort of role James Harden did in OKC last season.

18. Miami Eric Bledsoe
Position: PG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 192
Age: 20
School: Kentucky

Upgrades Wade’s back court mate.

19. Boston Solomon Alabi
Position: C
Height: 7-1
Weight: 237
Age: 22
School: Florida State

Biggest player in the draft.

20. San Antonio Damion James
Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 227
Age: 22
School: Texas

Underrated player.

21. Oklahoma City Donatas Motiejunas
Position: PF
Height: 7-0
Weight: 220
Age: 19
Country: Lithuania

Can this skilled European make the switch to the NBA?

22. Portland Patrick Patterson
Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 245
Age: 21
School: Kentucky

Jack of all trades master of none. Could go higher.

23. Minnesota (via Utah) Kevin Seraphin
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 258
Age: 20
Country: France

Expect Minnesota to try and stash at least one player overseas.

24. Atlanta Hassan Whiteside
Position: C
Height: 7-0
Weight: 227
Age: 20
School: Marshall

From ESPN:

Analysis: How can a guy who just measured with a freakish 7-foot-7 wingspan slip this far? The word out of Chicago was that the interviews didn’t go so well.

Whiteside isn’t a bad kid, but he’s very naive at this point, in a way that reminded me a bit of Tyrus Thomas. Eventually some team will decide the talent is too much to pass on. But I think he did some damage to his stock last week. He can certainly make up for that in workouts … but he’s just created a bigger mountain to climb.

25. Memphis (via Denver) Larry Sanders
Position: SF
Height: 6-11
Weight: 222
Age: 21
School: Va. Commonwealth

Athletic big.

26. Oklahoma City (via Phoenix) Craig Brackins
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 229
Age: 22
School: Iowa State

Could compete for center minutes.

27. New Jersey (via Dallas) Keith Gallon
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 302
Age: 19
School: Oklahoma

Shooting big man.

28. Memphis (via L.A. Lakers) Quincy Pondexter
Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 220
Age: 22
School: Washington

Athletic, but can’t shoot.

29. Orlando Willie Warren
Position: PG
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Age: 20
School: Oklahoma

Better player than draft slot. Injuries and character concerns.

30. Washington (via Cleveland) Jarvis Varnado
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 210
Age: 22
School: Mississippi State

Great defensive potential.

by Adam McFadden at the Da Bears and Bulls Blog

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