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2010 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down the Top Five Potential Draft Picks

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats walks towards the bench against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the east regional final of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2010 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Brandon RibakSenior Writer IJune 21, 2010

With the 2010 NBA Draft quickly approaching on Thursday the 24th, it's just about that time to break down the top five potential draft picks.

While most believe certain players are a lock to get drafted by a specific team, you can truly never know until the fat lady sings or until commissioner David Stern announces the pick.

Breaking Down the Top Five Potential Draft Picks

 

1st Pick: Washington WizardsJohn Wall

According to Neal Leitereg of NBAPrimetime.com, the Wizards have opted to not work out Ohio State's Even Turner .

With that in mind, it's pretty much a guarantee that the Washington Wizards will be selecting Kentucky's John Wall with the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Wall will team up with Washington's guard Gilbert Arenas in the back-court. The duo could emerge as a serious threat in the Eastern Conference, especially if Agent Zero can remain healthy for more than a month.

 

2nd Pick: Philadelphia 76ersEvan Turner

While rumors have circulated about the Sixers potentially dealing away their second pick, breaking news has reported that sources have come out stating that Philadelphia has locked in on Evan Turner.

Iguodala and Turner appear to have a very similar game, and with this news the Sixers could look to deal AI to a new team.

The former Buckeye is an extremely gifted basketball player with a very high IQ for the game.

 

3rd Pick: New Jersey NetsDerrick Favors

Brooke Lopez and Derrick Favors would create a dynamic frontcourt tandum if the Nets choose to select the forward out of Georgia Tech.

Favors is as aggressive as they come and would be a great fit in New Jersey.

With max-contract-type of money to throw around, the Nets could really cause some damage during the upcoming season.

 

4th Pick: Minnesota TimberwolvesWesley Johnson

It has been reported that the Timberwolves are set to draft Syracuse high-flyer Wesley Johnson with the fourth pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Johnson has an outstanding overall game and would most definitely be catapulted into the Wolves' starting five.

 

5th Pick: Sacramento KingsGreg Monroe

While many have Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins going to the Kings with the fifth pick of the draft, I believe otherwise.

Monroe seems to be a better fit with the Kings and reminds me of a Chris Webber-type of player.

He has excellent court vision and can distribute the ball very effectively for a big man. If the Kings team him up with Carl Landry and Jason Thompson, they could finally emerge back as a decent team in the West.

If you liked this article please check out more of Brandon's content at: www.nbaprimetime.com

 

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