Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 NBA Mock Draft

Well the day we have all been waiting for is here; Draft Day.  For the bad teams it gives them to turn everything around, and for the good teams they get a chance to get even better.  Now unlike David Stern and Adam Silver, I'll end the opening speech of the 2015 Buzzer Beater Basketball Mock Draft before everyone falls asleep.

1. Timberwolves - Karl Anthony Towns
Towns was named Gatorade Player of the Year in high school, and dominated the college game once he got comfortable.  After Kevin Love left Minnesota they have been looking for a big to fill the void.

2. Los Angeles Lakers - D'Angelo Russell 
With all the speculation that DeMarcus Cousins is going to the Lakers, I don't expect them to draft a big man.  But then again, if they are getting Cousins they would be drafting for Sacramento.  Either way, I'd go with the "best player in the draft" according to Russell himself.

3. Philadelphia 76ers - Kristaps Porzingis
The 76ers are going to continue the era of stockpiling draft picks and hiding their lottery picks overseas.  Once again he would be a pick that they would need to develop over time and presents a big risk, but that's something that the Sixers front office seems to like.

4. New York Knicks - Jahlil Okafor
The Knicks will get their man, they have let it be known that they want Jahlil Okafor and I think it's reasonable he falls to them. Despite dominating the low post on offense, Okafor is out of shape and can't shoot free throws, both of which will hurt him in the NBA.

5. Orlando Magic - Justise Winslow
Here is the draft's biggest sleeper.  Winslow was an animal on the court for Duke this past season.  He is already built like an NBA veteran and carries with him crazy athleticism.  He will fit in nicely with all of the Magic's young pieces. 

6. Sacramento Kings - Willie Cauley-Stein 
And here he is, Sacramento's new big man as soon as Los Angeles trades for Cousins.  WCS gives the Kings a second chance of building a dominant big man from Kentucky.

7. Denver Nuggets - Emmanuel Mudiay
At this point if Mudiay is still on the board you have to take him.  It's also been known that Denver has been looking to get rid of Ty Lawson; Mudiay would give them the chance to trade him away for another piece to build their team around.

8. Detroit Pistons - Mario Hezonja
Hezonja is 6-8 guard that can do pretty much everything.  The Pistons are also known to like drafting European players.  2 + 2 = 4 and they will take the 6-8 swingman.

9. Charlotte Hornets - Devin Booker
He is only 18 years old, but boy can he shoot the lights out or what?  Booker is almost a more polished James Young from last year's draft, but hopefully he will actually play in the league during his rookie season.

10.  Miami Heat - Stanley Johnson 
After losing LeBron, the Heat never really filled in their void at the small forward spot.  Stanley Johnson gives them the opportunity to do such, and he is also going to contribute right away.  The 4 time state champion from Mater Dei High School in California is a proven winner, and a proven player. 

Rapid Fire Mode Activated
11. Indiana Pacers - Cameron Payne
12. Utah Jazz - Frank Kaminsky
13. Phoenix Suns - Myles Turner
14. Oklahoma City - Trey Lyles
15. Atlanta Hawks - Sam Dekker
16. Boston Celtics - Kelly Oubre
17. Milwaukee Bucks - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
18. Houston Rockets - Bobby Portis
19. Washington Wizards - Kevin Looney
20. Toronto Raptors - Rashad Vaughn 
21. Dallas Mavericks - Tyus Jones
22. Chicago Bulls - RJ Hunter
23. Trail Blazers - Motrezl Harrell 
24. Cleveland Cavaliers - Jerian Grant
25. Memphis Grizzlies - Guillermo Hernangomez
26. San Antonio - Justin Anderson
27. Los Angeles Lakers - Delon Wright
28. Boston Celtics - Christian Wood
29. Brooklyn Nets - Jarrell Martin
30. Golden State Warriors - Olivier Hanlan

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