2010 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down the Top Five Potential Draft Picks
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 Wizards —John 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 76ers —Evan 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 Nets —Derrick 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 Timberwolves —Wesley 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 Kings —Greg 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.
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