The first pick of this NBA mock draft only played 11 games last season thanks to an injured toe. Selection number two personifies the definition of the tweener, people rip on the third for his height, and the NCAA banned the fourth.
In a draft shrouded in mystery and intrigue—preceding a similarly confusing summer that may change the entire landscape of the NBA with a new collective bargaining agreement—the best method to unravel this jigsaw puzzle is to question everything.
In my case, I'll even question myself.
For the first round of this mock draft, I'll tell you why I think a player will fall to a specific team, but I'll also play devil's advocate and tell you why that team won't go that route.
I'll even ask bold and burning questions to end each of the first 30 slides. Well, some of them are bold.
For the second round of the mock draft, we'll keep things shorter and change up the format, just giving you a brief selection and synopsis. Your eyes will be glazing over then anyway.
Let the difficult trek begin, thankfully with an easy start...