31. New Jersey
- Jerome Jordan (7’1’’, C, Tulsa, Sr.) New Jersey pick up another big man to come off the bench behind Lopez giving them a starting unit of Harris, Lee, CDR, Favors and Lopez then a second unit of Free Agent Point Guard, Terrico White, Terrance Williams, Yi and this pick - Jordan.
32. Oklahoma City – Jarvis Varnado (6'10'', PF, Mississippi State, Sr.) Oklahoma is another team with too many picks they either wont sign the second round rookie or will send him to the development league to continue his development but another athletic big with great defence is something the Thunder would love to pick up.
– Ryan Richards (6'11'', PF, England) Ryan had a great work out with the Sacramento Kings, actually he has had pretty great work outs with just about everyone, so who ever grabs him first could use him as trade bait, apparently New York
want him and last year New York just missed out on Stephen Curry so they may try make a trade to move up and get Richards if not put him alongside Cousins, Landry and Hawes and that gives you a massive front court who could develop well together.
34. Golden State – Stanley Robinson (6'8'', SF, UConn, Sr.) Golden State picked up Greg Monroe in the first round, they are solid at both guard positions with Ellis and Curry so who do they take? Stanley Robinson? an incredibly athletic small forward who will run and gun just like Nellie wants? what happens with Randolph do they trade him away despite knowing that he is going to turn into an offensive beast if they do? Golden State are just too confusing especially with the rookies.
– Greivis Vasquez (6'5'', PG, Maryland, Sr.) Vasquez worked out with the Wizards and apparently looked comfortable at the Verizon Centre floor he can play multiple positions whether it be point or shooting guard, if the Wizards trade away Arenas they may need a SG to step in straight away, XVasquez can do that if not he can come in off the bench..... If not then I think Willie Warren (6’4’’, SG, Oklahoma, Soph.) a combo guard who could mainly play shooting guard, scoring ability, athleticism, strength and just being a threat for the Wizards. If Arenas is gone he could be a good fit along side John Wall?
– Dexter Pittman (6'11'', C, Texas, Sr.) Detroit want players with big wing spans, players who are bad boys like the old days, the Pistons want to get back to who they used to be....Champions, Dexter Pittman is huge! He can set a screen, he can rebound, he has strength, and he has a 7ft 6” wingspan and a 9ft 3” reach! That’s bigger than Greg Monroe by like 3”, wow he is huge! Detroit should defiantly take him here.
- Craig Brackins (6’10’’, PF, Iowa State, Jr.) Milwaukee is full of great hustle players, they like players who give it everything, Craig will provide them with another big body who can play both small forward and power forward and can hustle just like they need him too.
38. New York - Andy Rautins (6'5'', SG, Syracuse, Sr.) New York have no first round picks and only 2 second round picks, Rautins out of Syracuse is a talented combo guard who can play the two, he is a great shooting guard and he can hit game winners, if they take him and Sherron Collins they have a great two guard building block.
39. New York – Sherron Collins (5'11'', PG, Kansas, Sr.) Sherron Collins had a great work out for the Knicks, he is a skilled yet big guard and I feel will be in the mould of a Jason Kidd, Chauncy Billups type player with good Strength, New York are rebuilding and an experienced, leader will be a good start for them.
– Mikhil Torrance (6’5”, PG/SG, Alabama, Sr.) Indiana are depleted at the guard positions with injuries, surgery and just a lack of a good guard. They need experience and good team leading skills, Torrance a senior out of Alabama can provide all these things.
- Armon Johnson (6'3'', PG, Nevada, Jr.) Miami have been so stuck at trying to get the right point guard, they mainly have D-Wade running the floor, but if he leaves they will need a good point guard or a back-up point guard depending on who they select.
42. Miami - Omar Samhan (6'11'', C, St. Mary's, Sr.) Miami may need a big man to replace Jermaine O’Neal, Omar is 6’11” and can work alongside Beasley as a more inside kinda player as opposed to MB's mid range slashing game, he can grab rebounds and block shots which the Heat could defiantly use.
43. LA Lakers
- Keith Tiny Gallon (6'10'', PF, Oklahoma, Fresh.) the Lakers bench it terrible so they could use a big, long back up for some of their big men Tiny isn’t so Tiny, he is huge, 9ft 1” reach 7ft 4” wing span, and 302lbs, Tiny could really help the Lakers.
– Manny Harris (6'5'', SG, Michigan, Jr.) Manny Harris is a true scorer he can tear it up, Portland are very solid however Rudy Fernandez may be heading back to the EU this summer and the Blazers could use a back up for Brandon Roy in case he gets injured again.
- Trevor Booker (6'7'', PF, Clemson, Sr.) Another Power Forward who is athletic yet slightly undersized cannot be a bad thing, he can play back up Small Forward or Power Forward and will be a rebounder and all round hustler for the T-Wolves. Unfortunately due to all the Wolves picks he may end up being traded away.
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