I am back again! This time around, I have a Mock Draft of the NBA Draft which will be in a couple days. I want to see if I can get a couple picks right, and inform you on the player that your favorite team might pick. This will only be the lottery teams to save some space because this might get long. Lets begin!
Cleveland Cavaliers: C Alex Len- Maryland, 11.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.1 BPG. Shoots 53% from the field and hovers around 70% at the line. I think the Cavs will take Len to get immediate help down low, and not wait for Nerlens Noel to come back.
Orlando Magic: C Nerlens Noel- Kentucky, (24 GP due to torn ACL) 10.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 4.4 BPG. Shoots 59% from field and 53% at the line. He might come back late December, but with Vucevic there I think the Magic could have a centerpiece in Noel.
Washington Wizards: SF Otto Porter- Georgetown, 16.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.9 SPG. Shoots 48% from the field and 78% from the line. Rumors say the Bulls are interested in trading Luol Deng for this pick, in which case I believe Porter will still go here.
Charlotte Bobcats: SG Victor Oladipo- Indiana, 13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.2 SPG. Shoot 60% from the field and 75% at the line. I believe the Bobcats get a steal in this one, Oladipo brings the athletic abilities to possibly start right away.
Phoenix Suns: SG Ben McLemore- Kansas, 15.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.0 APG. Shoots 49% from the field and 87% at the line. I like McLemore’s outside shot, as he shot very well from beyond the arc at 42%.
New Orleans Pelicans: PG Trey Burke- Michigan, 18.6 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 6.7 APG. Shoots 46% from the field and 80% at the line. I compare him to a Damian Lillard of sorts, great scorer who can distribute the ball as well.
Sacramento Kings: PF Anthony Bennett- UNLV, 16.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.2 BPG. Shoots 53% from the field and 70% at the line. I think if he learns something under coach Keith Smart, the Kings have the talent to challenge for an 8th seed, maturaty will be needed though.
DetroitPistons:PG Michael Carter-Williams- Syracuse, 11.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 7.3 APG. Shoots 39% from the field and 69% at the line. Personally, I think Carter-Williams is overrated. He can’t shoot a high enough % for me to like him.
MinnesotaTimberwolves: C Cody Zeller- Indiana, 16.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.3 BPG. Shoots 56% from the field and 75% at the line. I like Zeller’s game, he could learn something under Love and Pekovic in Minnesota.
Portland Trail Blazers: SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope- Georgia, 18.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.0 SPG. Shoots 43% from the field and 80% at the line. I like his athleticism and rebounding abilities for a 2-guard.
Philadelphia 76ers: C Steven Adams- Pittsburgh, 7.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.0 BPG. Shoots 57% from the field and 44% at the line. I think if Adams could get his FT% up and rebounding up a little, he could do some things with the Sixers.
Oklahoma City Thunder: PG CJ McCollum- Lehigh, 21.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.5 SPG. Shoots 40% from the field and 84% from the line. If he can take smart shots, and learn under Westbrook, he can be a starter in the league very soon. Great rebounder for his size.
Dallas Mavericks: SF Shabazz Muhammad- UCLA, 17.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.8 APG. Shoots 44% from the field and 71% from the line. Rumors say the Mavs may trade Shawn Marion. I think if he can get his assists up, he could serve a decent replacement.
Utah Jazz: C Kelly Olynyk- Gonzaga, 17.8 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.1 BPG. Shoots 63% from the field and 77% from the line. Olynyk shot a modest 30% from beyond the arc, but I wouldn’t let him jack up 5 3’s a night.
Milwaukee Bucks: C Lucas Nogueira- Brazil, Unfortunately I have no stats for him. Great foot work for a big man as he played football (not American football) as a kid. Needs to be more intense on defense though (Rhyming accidentally).
That’s going to be it for now. Sorry for the long post. Comment below on your mock draft this year. Have a great day.