2011 NBA Mock Draft: Trail Blazers Select Nikola Vucevic with 21st Pick
Weight: 260 lbs.
Comparison: Kevin Love
Don't read too much into the comparison to Kevin Love. I see Vucevic being a good rebounder, but he's not on Love's level.
The comparison makes sense when you consider their size, fundamentals and range.
He averaged 17 and 10 as a junior at USC and could immediately step in and contribute for a lot of teams picking in the second round.
One of his most underrated qualities is his length. His 7'5" wingspan should help him develop into a great asset around the basket.
Portland has been bitten by the injury bug after taking three premier big men in the past (Bill Walton, Sam Bowie and Greg Oden). Perhaps Vucevic can break the curse.
|1: Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving||16: 76ers – Markieff Morris|
|2: Timberwolves – Enes Kanter||17: Knicks – Josh Selby|
|3: Jazz – Derrick Williams||18: Wizards – Kenneth Faried|
|4: Cavaliers – Jan Vesely||19: Bobcats – Klay Thompson|
|5: Raptors – Brandon Knight||20: Timberwolves – Marshon Brooks|
|6: Wizards – Kawhi Leonard||21: Trail Blazers – Nikola Vucevic|
|7: Kings – Kemba Walker||22: Nuggets – Jordan Williams|
|8: Pistons – Bismack Biyombo||23: Rockets – Chris Singleton|
|9: Bobcats – Jonas Valanciunas||24: Thunder – Tyler Honeycutt|
|10: Bucks – Marcus Morris||25: Celtics – Justin Harper|
|11: Warriors – Tristan Thompson||26: Mavericks – Tobias Harris|
|12: Jazz – Jimmer Fredette||27: Nets – Nikola Mirotic|
|13: Suns – Jordan Hamilton||28: Bulls – Nolan Smith|
|14: Rockets – Donatas Motiejunas||29: Spurs – Charles Jenkins|
|15: Pacers – Alec Burks||30: Bulls – Jon Leuer|
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