2011 NBA Mock Draft Has Markieff Morris' Draft Stock Rising, But Where Will He Land?
You would think that with all of the shaky prospects in this year's draft, that Markieff Morris would be getting more attention.
Morris isn't the smoothest offensive player in this draft, but there are few talents in this crop of prospective rookies that have the athleticism that the Kansas product brings to the table.
It will take work to bring his offense to the point where he can take over games, but with his explosive talent, it is only a matter of time before he gets there and starts terrorizing opposing defenses.
Despite that raw talent, Morris will be drafted behind his brother Marcus, who is much more polished on the offensive end, but in the end, it will be Markieff who ends up being the better pro player.
However, teams are going to shy away from him, even though he reportedly wowed the Pistons at his workout this week. Look for Morris to fall out of the lottery and get scooped up by a playoff team, either Indiana or Philadelphia, both of which could use a big man.
The Sixers are a best-case scenario for Morris, who would be playing in his home town with Elton Brand there to mentor him and fix the flaws in his offensive game.
Right now, I have Morris landing with the Pacers, but you can check out the rest of my mock draft below.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving
2. Minnesota Timberwolves - Derrick Williams
3. Utah Jazz - Enes Kanter
4. Cleveland Cavaliers - Jonas Valanciunas
5. Toronto Raptors - Brandon Knight
6. Washington Wizards - Jan Vesley
7. Sacramento Kings - Kemba Walker
8. Detroit Pistons - Tristan Thompson
9. Charlotte Bobcats - Marcus Morris
10. Milwaukee Bucks - Alec Burks
11. Golden State Warriors - Klay Thompson
12. Utah Jazz - Jimmer Fredette
13. Phoenix Suns - Kawhi Leonard
14. Houston Rockets - Bismack Biyombo
15. Indiana Pacers - Markieff Morris
16. Philadelphia 76ers - Nikola Vucevic
17. New York Knicks - Imam Shumpert
18. Washington Wizards - Donatas Motiejunas
19. Charlotte Bobcats - Jordan Hamilton
20. Minnesota Timberwolves - Chris Singleton
21. Portland Trail Blazers - Kenneth Faried
22. Denver Nuggets - Marshon Brooks
23. Houston Rockets - Darius Morris
24. Oklahoma City Thunder - Reggie Jackson
25. Boston Celtics - Tobias Harris
26. Dallas Mavericks - Nikola Mirotic
27. New Jersey Nets - Jeremy Tyler
28. Chicago Bulls - Justin Harper
29. San Antonio Spurs - Davis Bertans
30. Chicago Bulls - Tyler Honeycutt