Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

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    Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    June 17


    1. Clev- Joel Embiid - Back issue become no issue for Cleveland picking a franchise Center


     TRADE: I  see Milwaukee trading #2 to Orlando for #4 and #12 picks


    2. Orl- Andrew Wiggins- Orlando pairs Wiggins with Oladipo to give themselves a young pair of athletic future stars.


    3.Phil- Jabari Parker- Orlando swoops in  to get Wiggins ahead of Philly, but the sixers get the more ready player here with Parker.


    4. Mil- Dante Exum- Word is Milwaukee really wants Exum, the trade allow them to get their man AND a #12 pick to boot.


    5. Utah- Noah Vonleh- Utah gets another player to mix and match with Favors and Katner inside.


    6. Bos- Aaron Gordon- If Ainge decides to stay the course a future front line of Sullinger, Olynyk and Gordon could be very good.


    7. LAL- Julius Randle- Touch choice between Smart and Randle here, but I see the Lakers going with the potential 20pt/10 reb player.


    8. Sac- Marcus Smart- the Smart pick here allows the Kings to let Thomas walk if he gets too big an offer. But they can also keep him and have a young three guard rotation of McLemore, Thomas and Smart.


    9. Char- Doug McDermott-  I can see this pick being traded for a vet player. But if not  McBuckets fills a need as an outside shooter here.


    10. Phil- Gary Harris- Philly continues to build through young talent. With Parker and Harris joining Carter-Williams and Noel, they have nice young nucleus.


    TRADE:   I have Denver trading pick #11 to Phoenix for picks #14 and #18.


    11. Pho- Nik Stauskas- the suns need another shooting Guard and with three picks in the first round they can make this move. For some reason I just see Stauskas playing for Hornacek.


    12. Mil- Rodney Hood- With the additional pick acquired from Orlando Milwaukes picks a wing player who can be a big time scorer.


    13. Minn- Adreian Payne- even if Loves stays (unlikely) they could use depth at PF behind him. When Love is gone, Payne can help fill the void.


    14. Den- Zach LeVine- The Nuggets move down and get an athletic player who could team up with Lawson to form an imposing backcourt in the future.


    15. Atl- Dario Saric- a possible Toni Kukoc clone would be a good fit for the Hawks.


    16.  Chic- James Young- The Bulls need depth at both Guard spots, young is BPA here.


    17.  Bos-  Kyle Anderson- Could develop into a Boris Diaw type of NBA player. If so,  you find a position for him if/when he does.


    18.  Den- Jusuf Nurkic- With only Mozgov and the problematic McGee at center, Denver can use the additional pick they got for a Euro project here.


    19. Chic- Tyler Ennis- The Bulls continue to draft depth for their backcourt here.


    20. Tor- Elfrid Payton-  Raptors need a back up at the point, even IF Lowery stays as an UFA.


    21. Okl- Clint Capela- they have 11 players under contract with only Sefolosha as Free agent, but they have a later pick in this draft.  Perkins is on his final year of his deal and Capela could be a possible draft and stash for a year.


    22. Mem- TJ Warren- Prince is on his final year of his deal and is old at SF. Warren might be able to step in as a starter in his second year.


    23. Utah- Jordan Adams- Jazz can address the depth problem at off guard with this pick.


    24. Char- Patric Young- I see Young rising into the first round late and is a perfect fit for Charlotte. With Jefferson and  McBuckets on the front line SOMEONE has play defense after all.


    25. Hou- PJ Hairston-  This pick will probably be traded in an effort to g et a third all –star. But if they keep it,  they need depth behind Harden at SG and Hairston has the body to play the three position some also.


    26. Mia- Shabazz Napier- Chalmers is likely gone and Napier’s age/experience may allow him to get minutes there.


    27. Pho- Jerami Grant- Another athletic young player for Hornacek to groom.


    28. LAC- Mitch McGary- Clippers have no depth inside on their roster right now. But since Doc doesn’t like to play rookies I can see the pick being traded.


    29. Okl- KJ McDaniels- Sometimes things just DO work out. McDaniels looks like a solid replacement for Sefolosha.


    30. SA- Walter Tavares- Typical Spurs draft and stash here. This assumes that both Duncan and Ginobili play another year and that Diaw resigns as well.

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    Good job!...Like your draft, it includes a very realistic trade up front...kudos on the effort and putting yourself out there for criticism which I'm sure will come, but not from me!

     

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    Excellent job - a lot of work there, my man.  How about us trading #6 to the Bulls for 16 and 19?

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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    I like it, only i'm leaning toward Randle. Because as you said, a potential 20/10 guy. How many of those do you think are in this draft?

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    In response to kyceltic's comment:

    I like it, only i'm leaning toward Randle. Because as you said, a potential 20/10 guy. How many of those do you think are in this draft?



    I think there are 2, but they are Embiid and and Vonleh.

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    The Bucks would never make that trade. Exum is too risky to trade out of the top 3 and they can't afford to take such risks.

     

     

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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    In response to CubanPete's comment:

    The Bucks would never make that trade. Exum is too risky to trade out of the top 3 and they can't afford to take such risks.

     

     

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    Outside of that, your mock is good.

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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    Close but we need a shooter at 17

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    In response to romneywins' comment:

    Close but we need a shooter at 17

      Agree, i don't like that pick at all.


     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    Read Chad Ford today. I usually take his advice with a grain of salt, but he said something that I thought made a lot sense. He mentioned the idea of Vonleh going 4 to Orlando and pairing him up with Vucevic, which I think is brilliant. Gives you a 4 to space the floor, both guys are options in the low post, but Vonleh brings that "rim-protector" that Orlando doesn't have right now. Plus, the Magic can pick up a PG later on in the draft at #12. They can pick the best of who is left between Napier, Payton (if he's there), Ennis, Clarkson (not a true PG). It's the biggest bang for their buck. They'll get two solid players. Watch for that. 

    Future line-up (assuming Payton, Exum, and Smart are gone):

    Ennis
    Oladipo/Afflalo
    Harris/Harkless
    Vonleh
    Vucevic

    It's a very young, but very talented roster to mold. 

     
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    Re: Ok boys and girls, here is my first mock draft of the year.

    Rame - I love us getting Young at 17 -that's who I would like, as well.

    However, I am starting a thread today on who I think we should take at #6.

     

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    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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