2015 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery Projections for All 30 1st-Round Picks

Jonathan Wasserman@@NBADraftWassNBA Lead WriterMay 20, 2015

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery Projections for All 30 1st-Round Picks

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    The pingpong balls have spoken, and the 2015 NBA draft lottery order is finally set.

    Emerging from the fray Tuesday are the Minnesota Timberwolves, who landed the No. 1 selection. They're on the clock until June 25, holding a prime chance to acquire a cornerstone for the future.

    Although this year’s crop may lack the seismic star power of 2014, it boasts a slew of versatile weapons and worthy investments. The T-Wolves have some attractive options to choose from.

    How will the rest of the dominoes fall on draft night? Our fresh post-lotto mock breaks down team needs and the overall value of each top prospect.

    Note: All stats courtesy of NCAA.com and RealGM unless otherwise noted. Combine measurements gathered from NBA.com.

    Special thanks to fellow Bleacher Report draft expert Dan O'Brien for analysis contributions to this mock draft.

1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky, 6'11", PF/C, Freshman

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves cashed in on their NBA-worst record in 2014-15, landing the coveted No. 1 slot in the lottery.

    They’re desperate for frontcourt versatility, and Karl-Anthony Towns is their clear-cut best fit. He’ll help fill the squad’s need for interior defense while expanding its offensive options.

    His stock climbed throughout the 2014-15 season because he emerged as Kentucky's most dangerous player on both ends. The freshman phenom covers ground swiftly, plays with dexterous skill and shows the smarts and coordination to improve. That's all anyone could want from a one-and-done frontcourt prospect.

    Not only did he prove to be the Wildcats' go-to option in the paint, but he also showed glimpses of jump-shooting talent. He sank 43.1 percent of his two-point jumpers, per Hoop-Math.com, and converted 81.3 percent of his free throws.

    Towns' "inside-out" label also applies to the defensive end, because he's effective both near and away from the bucket. His length and tenacity make him a superb shot eraser and rebounder, and he also corrals ball-handlers in pick-and-roll scenarios.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Jahlil Okafor, Duke, 6'11", C, Freshman

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    Much of the Los Angeles Lakers’ legacy is about championship-caliber centers, and their future might hold a similar theme.

    Mitch Kupchak will tab Duke’s monstrous one-and-done star, Jahlil Okafor, thereby anchoring the Purple and Gold frontcourt of the future. The 6’11” freshman might not have a megastar ceiling like Karl-Anthony Towns, but he’s a steady force to pair with Julius Randle and Kobe Bryant.

    Although he revealed some flaws in college, his NBA value remains colossal due to his low-post dominance.

    Whether he's posting up or facing up, Okafor has the footwork, power and fluidity to carve up defenders and command double-teams. He tallied 23 points per 40 minutes as a freshman, piling up the buckets efficiently via 66.4 percent shooting.

    The big fella also showed nice instincts for passing to shooters and cutters, and he projects to be a formidable offensive rebounder. His free-throw shooting and defense away from the basket are notable concerns, but they're both areas he can hone with hard work and coaching.

    While Okafor might not reach the megastar stratosphere, he'll be a rock-solid frontcourt cornerstone at the very least. Throwback low-post big men are still valuable because they draw attention and open things up for shooters.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

3. Philadelphia 76ers: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State, 6'5", PG/SG, Freshman

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    With a promising frontcourt already in place, the Philadelphia 76ers would be wise to add sweet-shooting combo guard D’Angelo Russell.

    The young roster craves a point man for the future, and it also must add shooting efficiency. Russell will help the franchise dramatically in both departments.

    Ohio State's star freshman catapulted toward the top of the draft picture thanks to his deft shooting touch and next-level passing vision. He notched 19.3 points and five assists per contest in 2014-15, and his style of play indicates he'll be a dual-threat guard in the Association.

    He lacks elite athleticismthere's no getting around it. However, he was measured at 6'5" in shoes with a 6'9 ¾" wingspan at the combine, so he has ample length to play both backcourt spots.

    In addition, his handles and feel for the game will manipulate defenses and consistently create opportunities. Russell knows how to set up teammates and find his own shot off the bounce.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

4. New York Knicks: Emmanuel Mudiay, China, 6'5", PG, 1996

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    Although the New York Knicks didn’t get a fortunate bounce in the lottery, they still have a chance to fill a huge need at point guard.

    They're hurting for a long-term facilitator just as much as they are for a big man. Emmanuel Mudiay is a dynamic playmaker whose ranginess and athleticism can change the complexion of their offense.

    The 6'5" prodigy is one of the riskiest commodities in the lottery, but his physical tools and playmaking potential are irresistible. A small sample of play in China was intriguing enough to earn top-five draft stock.

    With electrifying slashing prowess and sneaky-good pick-and-roll instincts, Mudiay could quickly grow into a productive floor general. Although he has some learning to do, the material is there for him to become a top-tier point guard.

    Perimeter shooting is his chief deficiency at this stage. He's a bit unreliable from beyond the arc, and his fundamentals are often sloppy. Fortunately, his form and delivery are relatively fluid and polishable. It's not a stretch to think he could eventually shoot 37 to 40 percent from distance.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

5. Orlando Magic: Kristaps Porzingis, Latvia, 7'1", PF/C, 1995

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    With a roll of the dice on a European up-and-comer, the Orlando Magic could land a prolific stretch big and a high-quality defender. Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis offers inside-out versatility and shot-blocking that would complement Nikola Vucevic superbly.

    He's one of the most fascinating prospects due to his mix of youth, size and offensive upside.

    All it takes is one game and a handful of shots to realize he's a special asset. Porzingis owns a streamlined three-point shooting stroke, abundant length and terrific end-to-end mobility. He can finish fast breaks and attack closeouts with his long, agile strides, and he can also alter shots as a rim protector.

    However, he's not a complete player. At least not yet.

    Porzingis' slender frame and weak base have prevented him from ruling the paint in Europe. He can't consistently produce in the low post, and he failed to eclipse five rebounds per game in ACB or Eurocup play during 2014-15.

    He's somewhat of a project, but the investment may yield dynamic two-way dividends.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

6. Sacramento Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, 7'0", C, Junior

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    DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings would love to land a springy big man like Willie Cauley-Stein to give the squad some defensive flexibility.

    Kentucky's spring-loaded 7-footer is equipped to change the complexion of Sactown's stoppage. With a strong yet rangy frame and elite athleticism, he tracks down attackers and puts an electric fence around the rim. 

    He has a unique knack for stifling players of all shapes, sizes and styles. It's what makes scouts crave him, and it's also why executives like Larry Bird have called him a $100 million player.

    In addition to his defensive gifts and awareness, Cauley-Stein will make opponents work on the other end. He's an uncontainable acrobat in the open floor, and his off-ball activity and offensive rebounding will keep foes busy.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

7. Denver Nuggets: Justise Winslow, Duke, 6'6", SF, Freshman

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    The Denver Nuggets could use a wing who is interchangeable between the 2 and 3 spots, and Justise Winslow is a dynamic answer at No. 7.

    No matter how long it takes to refine his skills, you can bet he'll immediately supply sideline-to-sideline defense, superb offensive instincts and energy.

    In the long term, he may become an elite Swiss army knife. His sporadic open-floor slashing could turn into dangerous isolation handles, and his promising three-point stroke could blossom into all-around shooting mastery. Those skills would open up the rest of his game, which includes passing and rim-rocking finishes.

    Winslow's defensive value is immeasurable right now, because he'll be able to check at least three positions. He'll stymie guards with lateral quickness and a 6'10 ¼" wingspan, and he'll challenge most forwards with an 8'8 ½" standing reach and trampoline bounciness.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

8. Detroit Pistons: Mario Hezonja, Croatia, 6'8", SG/SF, 1995

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    Stan Van Gundy’s Detroit Pistons have a playmaker in Brandon Jennings and a physical force in Andre Drummond. The next pillar they’ll aim to add is a skilled, versatile wing, and Croatia’s Mario Hezonja fits the bill.

    Despite his bench role for Barcelona, the 6'8" swingman delivered some eye-popping performances over the last couple of years.

    He could be a potent secondary option for the Pistons once he gains more polish and experience on the wing. Hezonja has the explosiveness, shooting skills and handles to fill up the hoop from anywhere.

    If opponents don't stick to him, he'll light up the scoreboard with a string of triples. If they overplay his shooting, he can slash or cut past them and besiege the hoop. As a bonus, his pick-and-roll facilitation improved noticeably in 2014-15.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

9. Charlotte Hornets: Stanley Johnson, Arizona, 6'7", SF, Freshman

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    Stanley Johnson is the type of physical specimen and competitor who can play multiple positions. The Charlotte Hornets should snag him here to streamline their operation on both ends of the court.

    He quickly established himself as a multidimensional weapon at Arizona, and by midseason, he was the Wildcats' most dangerous all-around player. He can attack the rim, shoot, pass, rebound and defend stoutly.

    Johnson measured at 6'6 ½" in shoes and 242 pounds at the combine, along with a 6'11 ½" wingspan. That sturdiness and expansiveness will help him guard point guards all the way up to power forwards in many cases. It also means he can slash through traffic and finish over defenders.

    If the shooting development we saw during his freshman campaign continues, he's well worth the top-10 selection for Buzz City. Johnson's aggressiveness and basketball IQ will take his physical gifts to great heights.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

10. Miami Heat: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7'0", PF/C, Senior

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    Pat Riley and Co. go with a safe and productive option here, and Frank Kaminsky is just that. Wisconsin's star center will supply efficient offense and enough defensive size and mobility for the Miami Heat.

    After developing his craft for four years in Madison, the supremely skilled 7-footer is ready to contribute immediately. He'll help Erik Spoelstra get the most out of the Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh era.

    He won't be a star right away, and he might never be one. But he's going to execute crisply, whether it's pick-and-pops on the perimeter or low-post touches. Post players with his level of talent are still uncommon in the league, as one NBA scout noted to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

    "He's a matchup problem for anyone because of the way he handles it, and how he shoots it," the scout said. "He is one of the most versatile bigs in recent memory because of his skill set."

    Kaminsky didn't participate in the combine beyond measurements, but he has already shown decision-makers more than enough during the past couple of years.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

11. Indiana Pacers: Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, 6'4", PG, Senior

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    The Indiana Pacers have worked out some point guards recently, including Notre Dame's Jerian Grant. He would give the club some juice in the backcourt, as he told Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.

    "It's something that will definitely fit my game, being able to play with George Hill, play on or off the ball," he said. "It's something that I've done my whole career so I feel like I'll fit in right away."

    Athleticism and smarts are two of the most valuable traits an NBA player can have. Grant owns a boatload of both.

    After he slices speedily into the paint, his 6'4" frame and sharp awareness dissect foes with well-timed passes and shots. He was the catalyst of the Irish's high-octane offense, generating 17.8 points and 7.2 assists per 40 minutes. Grant's not a particularly fluid outside shooter, but he can hit pull-up jumpers from a variety of angles.

    He didn't stand out defensively at Notre Dame, however. He needs to improve his strength and fundamentals before he can consistently check the league's top point men. Fortunately, his long arms and natural quickness give him a respectable ceiling.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

12. Utah Jazz: Myles Turner, Texas, 6'11", PF/C, Freshman

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    Derrick Favors pounds the paint on offense, and Rudy Gobert stifles foes on the other end. The only major piece the Utah Jazz are missing in the frontcourt rotation is someone to stretch the floor.

    That's where Texas' Myles Turner comes in handy. He offers two highly coveted assets: a soft shooting touch and towering rim protection.

    Turner wasn't incredibly efficient from the perimeter at Texas, but the youngster's pick-and-pop potential is unmistakable. As a defender, he displayed superb timing and coverage en route to 4.7 blocks per 40 minutes.

    The two biggest question marks attached to him are his post-up game and his unorthodox gait. Turner is aware of his unusual running motion, and he addressed the topic at the combine, per Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports:

    It's a little awkward. It's something I'm working on to get better at. I don't want to say I never really learned how to run, but it's not something I ever put a lot of effort into when I was younger. I just put all my efforts into basketball. I'm working on my core a lot. Doing a lot of physical therapy. Yoga-type exercises. Holding poses.

    He might have been a reach if someone took him in the top 10, but at No. 12, he's worth the gamble for Utah.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

13. Phoenix Suns: Cameron Payne, Murray State, 6'2", PG, Sophomore

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    After all the shuffling Phoenix did last year, its future backcourt rotation is still not completely set. As mentioned in our previous mock, the Suns may want to plug in Murray State's Cameron Payne instead of overpaying to retain Brandon Knight.

    It may take a little while for Payne to adjust to the speed and explosiveness of the NBA, but his deft passing skills and court vision will translate smoothly.

    Payne should thrive in uptempo situations because he loves to push the rock. He'll quickly rifle the ball to teammates on the move, making foes pay for being even a half-step late down the floor.

    He doesn't have the height or burst to put up huge scoring numbers, but he can fill up the hoop in a variety of ways. Payne uses an assortment of bankers and floaters, and he's a solid jump-shooter. He hit 37.7 percent from three-land and 45.6 percent on two-point jumpers during 2014-15, per Hoop-Math.com.

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

14. Oklahoma City Thunder: Sam Dekker, Wisconsin, 6'9", SF, Junior

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    Sam Dekker is poised to shore up Oklahoma City's long-term wing depth while also contributing to the Thunder's short-term playoff runs.

    Wisconsin's all-purpose forward projects to be a key two-way role player. He has the size, agility and instincts to dramatically enhance OKC's forward corps and streamline the club's operation.

    He doesn't have the advanced handles or sharpshooting track record to suggest stardom, but he'll make all the right plays and convert timely buckets when called upon. At the combine, he explained to reporters that his experience at Wisconsin should translate well to the next level, per Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders.

    "I think we’ve had every type of style thrown at us this year and I think we handled it well, myself included," he said. "I like the style of play that the NBA has; I’m an open-court type of guy and just like to get moving, so I don’t think I’m going to have any trouble transitioning with that."

    Dan O'Brien, NBA Draft FC

15. Atlanta Hawks (via Nets): Kelly Oubre, Kansas, 6'7", SF, Freshman

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    While he undoubtedly fills a team need in Atlanta, Kelly Oubre Jr. just might be the top prospect remaining on the board.

    He's an excellent athlete who measured a hair under 6'7" with a monster wingspan just over 7'2".

    Oubre's 35.8 percent three-point mark at Kansas wasn't very indicative of his shooting potential. He has a sweet lefty stroke with plenty of range, and odds are that his jumper eventually evolves into a dangerous weapon.

    With DeMarre Carroll likely to generate plenty of interest in free agency, the Hawks could take Oubre as his long-term replacement.

16. Boston Celtics: Devin Booker, Kentucky, 6'6", SG, Freshman

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    Devin Booker would be a terrific get for the Boston Celtics, who lack size and shooting in their backcourt. With Booker, coach Brad Stevens gets a little of both.

    At 6'6", Booker shot 41.1 percent from downtown, flashing a convincing jumper with textbook mechanics.

    He also averaged 18.7 points per 40 minutes for Kentucky. Booker isn't particularly threatening one-on-one, but his value lies within his ability to knock down shots off movement and finish the plays that find him in the offense.

    He projects as a J.J. Redick-like complementary weapon.

17. Milwaukee Bucks: R.J. Hunter, Georgia State, 6'5", SG, Junior

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    With Khris Middleton expected to command some serious dough in free agency, the Bucks could look to add another shot-maker in R.J. Hunter.

    He’s arguably the most lethal and versatile shooter in the field, given his infinite range and ability to knock down jumpers off movement.

    At 185 pounds, Hunter probably won’t evolve into the 19.7-points-per-game scorer he was as a junior at Georgia State. But there is no reason his stroke, underrated passing and basketball IQ can’t carry over.

18. Houston Rockets (via Pelicans): Tyus Jones, Duke, 6'2", PG, Freshman

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    The Rockets desperately need to add a point guard, with Patrick Beverley and Jason Terry both entering free agency. Tyus Jones looks like the top option left on the board, and though he doesn't quite project as a high-end starter, there is no question he has the ball skills and basketball IQ to add something to a backcourt.

    The fact that he led Duke to a national title should only enhance his likability.

    Jones brings toughness and selflessness as well as a great feel as a passer and distributor. And he flashed plenty of promise on the perimeter as a spot-up and pull-up shooter. 

    A lack of athleticism limits his upside, but at No. 18 overall, the Rockets shouldn't be picky. 

19. Washington Wizards: Bobby Portis, Arkansas, 6'11", PF, Sophomore

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    Bobby Portis offers plenty of value this late, given his textbook physical tools and polished offensive skill set. He has a game and body built to last in today’s NBA.

    Portis has a promising shooting stroke out to 20 feet. Additionally, he’s flashed sharp footwork and touch with his back to the rim down low.

    A lack of athleticism ultimately limits his upside. Portis’ 31.5-inch max vertical was one of the lowest at the combine. However, that shouldn’t stop him from making a living as a pick-and-pop, drive-and-kick target in the mid-range.

20. Toronto Raptors: Trey Lyles, Kentucky, 6'10", PF, Freshman

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    Though not the most explosive forward, Trey Lyles offers an NBA-friendly blend of refined shooting and a high basketball IQ. He’s one of the safest bets in the field, even if his upside isn’t overwhelming.

    Toronto could ultimately use a new power forward to groom alongside Jonas Valanciunas, especially with Amir Johnson entering free agency.

    Lyles is arguably the top prospect on the board at No. 20, though there is no debate regarding the need he’d fill for the Raptors.

21. Dallas Mavericks: Kevon Looney, UCLA, 6'9", PF, Freshman

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    There is some risk attached to Kevon Looney, but he also offers unique potential versatility. Looney lacks the strength and post game of most power forwards, and he isn’t the athlete of your traditional wing.

    But at 6’9”, Looney has an excellent shooting stroke (22-of-53 from three as a freshman) and perimeter ball skills. And he has a terrific nose for the ball on the offensive glass, where he racked up 54 putbacks on the year, per Hoop-Math.com.

    The Dallas Mavericks might ultimately want to start grooming a future power forward. Looney has the upside to fill that role, though he’s still a year or two away.

22. Chicago Bulls: Cedi Osman, Macedonia, 6'8", SG/SF, 1995

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    Given Chicago’s depth up front and lack of strong backcourt options available, this is a spot on the board for the Bulls to draft and stash.

    Cedi Osman has ultimately received invaluable experience and plenty of minutes playing in Euroleague, a good place for him to develop over the next two seasons.

    At 6’8”, Osman has terrific size and the versatility to play either guard or wing. He can handle the ball, and though he needs to work on shooting consistency, Osman’s jumper looks promising.

    Chicago could also look to trade this pick, whether it’s to move up or to move out.

23. Portland Trail Blazers: Justin Anderson, Virginia, 6'6", SF, Junior

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    With Wesley Matthews' future uncertain, the Portland Trail Blazers could look to add another defender on the wing in Justin Anderson.

    At roughly 230 pounds with a 43-inch max vertical, he's exceptionally strong and athletic. And he shot 45.2 percent from downtown last year, fueling some intriguing three-and-D potential.

    There isn't much upside attached to Anderson, given his inability to create. But as a shot-maker, finisher and defender, his physical tools, athleticism and jumper could carry him to a long NBA career.

24. Cleveland Cavaliers: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona, 6'7", SF, Sophomore

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    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would seem like an obvious prospect for the Cleveland Cavaliers to target as a replacement for Shawn Marion.

    He projects as a defensive specialist. And given his 6'7" size, 7'2" wingspan and lightning-quick feet, Hollis-Jefferson offers the versatility to blanket wings, 2-guards or ball-handlers.

    The big question is whether he can ever develop that jumper, something he's failed to do through two years at Arizona. 

    However, Hollis-Jefferson's defensive outlook could be too enticing to pass on this late, especially for a team that can surround him with quality offensive options. He'll be a steal in the 20s if he can ever learn how to shoot.

25. Memphis Grizzlies: Montrezl Harrell, Louisville, 6'8", PF, Junior

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    Montrezl Harrell projects as a physical enforcer and energizer up front. He isn't likely to create much of his own offense, without a reliable jumper or post game.

    However, at 253 pounds, Harrell is strong and explosive around the basket, where he's a big-time finisher, rebounder and post defender.

    The Memphis Grizzlies just don't have anyone like Harrell coming off their bench. In a role that allows him to play to his strengths, Harrell's motor should translate to plenty of interior activity. 

26. San Antonio Spurs: Delon Wright, Utah, 6'5", PG, Senior

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    Delon Wright fits the description of a typical San Antonio Spurs draft-night target. He specializes in defense, where he forces a ton of turnovers and guards both backcourt positions.

    Wright also plays the game with a pass-first approach. He thrives as a table-setter who can set the pace and run an offense.

    In all likelihood, he could step into an NBA game tomorrow and hold his own.

    With Cory Joseph entering free agency, the Spurs could look to add their next backup through the draft.

27. Los Angeles Lakers (via Rockets): Robert Upshaw, Washington, 7'0", C, 1994

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    Robert Upshaw met with several teams at the NBA combine in Chicago, including the Los Angeles Lakers, who could really use a rim protector even after grabbing Jahlil Okafor at No. 2 overall.

    While there are questions concerning Upshaw's character, there aren't many regarding his defensive tools and outlook. He measured at 7'0" with the longest wingspan, reach and hands in the class. And though he played only 19 games last season, he was leading the country in shot-blocking before getting dismissed from Washington.

    Upshaw ultimately came across as articulate and self-aware in Chicago, which may have helped him during team interviews. He's a risk, but with two first-round picks and a desperate need for an elite frontcourt defender, Upshaw is a risk worth taking if you're the Lakers.

28. Boston Celtics (via Clippers): Jordan Mickey, LSU, 6'8", PF, Sophomore

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    Jordan Mickey looked great at the NBA combine, particularly on Day 1, when he went for 17 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks with Celtics coach Brad Stevens sitting courtside.

    Though a bit undersized, Mickey makes up for an inch in height with a strong 238-pound frame and unteachable instincts around the basket. He was even knocking down mid-range jumpers in Chicago.

    With an NCAA-leading 3.6 blocked shots per game, Mickey would give the Celtics some rim protection and frontcourt athleticism they don't get from Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk.

29. Brooklyn Nets (via Hawks): Chris McCullough, Syracuse, 6'9", PF, Freshman

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    This late, teams shouldn't be expected to land an NBA-ready contributor. The fact that Chris McCullough is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in January shouldn't matter much to the Brooklyn Nets, who just need to acquire talent.

    McCullough looked like a surefire first-rounder prior to going down. Measuring at 6'9" at the combine, he's an above-the-rim athlete and promising mid-range shooter. He also has an excellent feel around the basket in terms of finishing, with the ability to score from every angle.

    The Nets won't likely see results from McCullough until 2016-17, but that would be the case with everyone else on the board as well.

30. Golden State Warriors: Rashad Vaughn, UNLV, 6'5", SG, Freshman

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    With Leandro Barbosa and Justin Holiday hitting free agency this summer, the Golden State Warriors will look to maintain their shooting depth. That's something Rashad Vaughn will likely specialize in as a pro. 

    Though he was a big-time scorer at UNLV (17.8 points per game), Vaughn's lack of athleticism will make it tougher for him to operate one-on-one in the NBA. However, he knocked down 2.3 threes a game at a 38.3 percent clip. Vaughn can stretch the floor off the ball or pull up off the dribble from anywhere. 

    The Warriors don't have a reliable backup 2-guard under contract for next season. They could ultimately groom Vaughn as their next sixth man.

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