With the draft inching closer, things are beginning to become more clear.
It now appears as though most have projected Evan Turner out of the number two spot. But where does he fall to?
Wesley Johnson is moving up, but how high can he go?
Also, Mitiejunas pulling out of the draft has changed the landscape in the 10-15 area for teams looking for a big man.
In my 3.0 version, I included draft day trades into the mock. In hindsight, I think this makes a mock messy and difficult to follow. So I've taken the trades out of this version, but safe to say all of the players drafted in the first round will not stay with the team that drafted them.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, in particular, will make some moves on draft day with the abundance of draft picks they have. But that can all be sorted out later.
So here is version 4.0:
1. Washington Wizards: John Wall, Kentucky
2. Philadelphia 76ers: Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech.
3. New Jersey Nets: Evan Turner, Ohio State
4. Minnesota Timberwolves: Wesley Johnson, Syracuse
5. Sacramento Kings: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky
I think Turner will fall to the third pick, but I do think he will end up in Minnesota, not in New Jersey.
Cousins' stock seems to be falling, but I don't think he'll drop any further than number five.
Best NBA Career in this group: John Wall.
6. Golden State Warriors: Greg Monroe, Georgetown
7. Detroit Pistons: Cole Aldrich, Kansas
8. L.A. Clippers: Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest
9. Utah Jazz: Ed Davis, North Carolina
10: Indiana Pacers: Ekpe Udoh, Baylor
Detroit would prefer Monroe at center, but will take Aldrich if Monroe is gone.
Best NBA Career in this group: Greg Monroe.
11. New Orleans Hornets: Daniel Orton, Kentucky
12. Memphis Grizzlies: Luke Babbitt, Nevada
13. Toronto Raptors: Hassan Whiteside, Marshall
14. Houston Rockets: Patrick Patterson, Kentucky
15. Milwaukee Bucks: Avery Bradley, Texas
Babbitt has moved up considerably as we head toward the draft.
Best NBA career out of this group: Hassan Whiteside.
16. Minnesota Timberwolves: Xavier Henry, Kansas
17. Chicago Bulls: James Anderson, Oklahoma
18. Miami Heat: Gordon Hayward, Butler
19. Boston Celtics: Soloman Alabi, Florida State
20. San Antonio Spurs: Damion James, Texas
Damion James would be a nice fit with Texas, as would Henry with Minnesota, if they keep this pick.
Best NBA career in this group: James Anderson.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Seraphin, France
22. Portland Trailblazers: Quincy Pondexter, Washington
23. Minnesota Timberwolves: Larry Sanders, VCU
24. Atlanta Hawks: Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky
25. Memphis Grizzlies: Paul George, Fresno State
Grizzlies would love if George dropped to them at 25.
Best NBA career in group: Eric Bledsoe.
26. Oklahoma City Thunder: Stanley Robinson, Connecticut
27. New Jersey Nets: Craig Brackins, Iowa State
28. Memphis Grizzlies: Elliot Williams, Memphis
29. Orlando Magic: Devin Ebanks, West Virginia
30. Washington Wizards: Willie Warren, Oklahoma
Elliot Williams stays home in Memphis with the Grizzlies.
Craig Brackins has been moving up into first round in many mocks.
Best NBA career in this group: Stanley Robinson.