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1. Charlotte

Anthony Davis

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-10
Weight: 220 pounds
Age: 19
School: Kentucky
(The Bobcats have a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: How bad do the Bobcats want Anthony Davis? They have lost 12 straight and got blown out of the water at home by the second-worst team in the league, the Wizards, on Monday night. Of all the players in the draft, Davis is the only one who could make a dramatic impact in Year 1. No team needs him more than the Bobcats


2. Washington

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 210 pounds
Age: 18
School: Kentucky
(The Wizards have a 19.9 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist, like the other Kentucky players, still hasn't officially declared for the draft, but he will. The Wizards desperately need MKG's leadership, toughness and work ethic. But I hear they also may be tempted by Brad Beal's shooting and the upside of Andre Drummond. I think the Beal vs. Kidd-Gilchrist scenario is a toss-up. But after the Kwame Brown and JaVale McGee experiences, I would be surprised if Washington chased Drummond.


3. New Orleans

Thomas Robinson

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 237 pounds
Age: 21
School: Kansas
(The Hornets have a 15.6 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Hornets have to consider Drummond here. He's bigger and probably better defensively than Robinson. But if they're trying to build a team around winners, then Robinson is their guy. He would bring toughness, physicality and energy to the paint for the Hornets.


4. Sacramento

Andre Drummond

Position: C
Height: 6-foot-11
Weight: 275 pounds
Age: 18
School: UConn
(The Kings have an 11.9 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Kings have plenty of players who can score the basketball, but they could use some help on the defensive end. While Drummond has a long way to go offensively, he was an effective defensive player at UConn and seems like an ideal fit alongside DeMarcus Cousins.


5. Toronto

Bradley Beal

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 195 pounds
Age: 18
School: Florida
(The Kings have an 8.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Raptors already have DeMar Derozan in the backcourt, but I doubt they'd pass on the chance to land Beal. The Florida 2-guard has the ability to play point guard and would give Toronto a shooter with deep range -- an ability that DeRozan lacks.


6. Cleveland

Harrison Barnes

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 210 pounds
Age: 19
School: North Carolina
(The Cavs have a 5.4 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: Last year, the Cavs were praying that Barnes stayed in the draft so they could select him with the No. 4 pick. But Barnes decided to stay in school. This year, things may still work out for Barnes and the Cavs, who could really use a shooter and another scorer on the wing.


7. Portland (via Nets)

Damian Lillard

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 185 pounds
Age: 21
School: Weber State
(The Blazers have a 5.3 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Blazers grabbed this pick from the Nets as part of the Gerald Wallace trade. It's top-3 protected, so the pick could revert to New Jersey if the Nets keep losing. The Blazers need help at both backcourt positions and at center. They could go a number of ways here, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them grab Lillard. He's quick, he can score and distribute and he can play both backcourt positions.


8. Detroit

Jared Sullinger

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 280 pounds
Age: 20
School: Ohio State
(The Pistons have a 2.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Pistons need a center. They could reach a little and bring in Tyler Zeller. Or they can be content with Greg Monroe at the center position and add Sullinger to the mix. Sully doesn't play above the rim, but he does rebound and has great hands. At this point, I think the Pistons would pass on trying to hit a home run and just get someone who could help a little.



9. Utah (via Warriors)

Kendall Marshall

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 188 pounds
Age: 20
School: North Carolina
(The Jazz have a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Jazz are set with talented young players at every position on the floor except point guard. Enes Kanter is the center of the future. Derrick Favors is set to take over at power forward. Gordon Hayward is doing his thing at small forward and the team is high on Alec Burks at the 2.
Enter Marshall. While I think the Jazz might prefer Lillard, in this mock he's no longer on the board. Marshall is the best pure point guard in the group. He's not a great shooter, nor is he an elite athlete, but he makes everyone around him better.


10. New Orleans
(via Wolves)

Tyler Zeller

Position: C
Height: 7-foot
Weight: 235 pounds
Age: 22
School: North Carolina
(The Hornets have a 1.1 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: With their first pick we have the Hornets taking a power forward. Here they can add some help in the middle. Zeller doesn't project to be a star, but he's big, he runs the floor well and he has a soft touch around the basket. The Hornets can certainly use him.


11. Portland

Perry Jones III

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-11
Weight: 235 pounds
Age: 20
School: Baylor
(The Blazers have a 0.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: Jones may be a risk if selected with one of the first picks in the draft. But later in the lottery, he becomes a bargain. His size, athletic ability and skill level are all sky-high. He doesn't always play hard and really wants to be a wing more than a big, but at a certain point the reward outweighs the risk. A Portland team in rebuilding mode could be a really nice situation for Jones.


12. Milwaukee

Terrence Jones

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 244 pounds
Age: 20
School: Kentucky
(The Bucks have a 0.7 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: Jones is one of the more unique talents in the draft. He can play multiple positions, can rebound and block shots and can step outside and hit a 3. The Bucks have always liked versatile players like Jones. If he matures and plays with more consistency, he could be a steal this low in the draft.


13. Utah

Jeremy Lamb

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 185 pounds
Age: 19
School: UConn
(The Jazz have a 0.6 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: Lamb has elite talent, but his laid-back demeanor has given scouts pause. Higher in the draft, he's a bit of a risk. But down here he would be a good bargain for the Jazz as they continue to rebuild their backcourt.


14. Phoenix

Austin Rivers

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 199 pounds
Age: 19
School: Duke
(The Suns have a 0.5 percent chance of winning the lottery.)

Analysis: The Suns need a little bit of everything, but what they really need is star power. With Steve Nash possibly on the move this summer, someone has to sell tickets. If Rivers ever lives up to his potential, he could be a great get this low. He's going to have to rein in his game and get comfortable with who he is at the NBA level, but the talent is definitely there.


15. Houston (via Knicks)

John Henson

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-10
Weight: 210 pounds
Age: 21
School: North Carolina
Analysis: The Rockets lack long, athletic bigs, and Henson would give them a defensive presence who can guard both forward positions. He's still raw offensively, but he has a little Andrei Kirilenko in his game.


16. Philadelphia

Terrence Ross

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 190 pounds
Age: 21
School: Washington
Analysis: Jodie Meeks is the closest thing the Sixers have to a great 3-point shooter. Adding Ross would be an instant upgrade at the backup shooting guard spot.


17. Denver

Meyers Leonard

Position: C
Height: 7-foot
Weight: 240 pounds
Age: 20
School: Illinois
Analysis: Leonard is a bit of a project, but he's big and athletic and he'll play defense. He won't be a stud in Year 1, but he brings quite a bit of upside at this point in the draft.


18. Dallas

Tony Wroten Jr.

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 205 pounds
Age: 18
School: Washington
Analysis: The Mavs are going to have to start rebuilding this summer and could use some star power next to Dirk. Wroten has the ability to be one of the top five players in this draft if he matures and gets a passable jump shot. His size, scoring ability and court vision are NBA-caliber.


19. Nets (via Rockets)

Arnett Moultrie

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-11
Weight: 225 pounds
Age: 21
School: Mississippi State
Analysis: The Nets could use size and athleticism in the frontcourt, and Moultrie could be one of the sleepers of this draft. He's got an NBA body and athletic ability, and he produced for Mississippi State this past season. If he were a year or two younger, he'd be 10 spots higher on the board.


20. Boston

Royce White

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 240 pounds
Age: 20
School: Iowa State
Analysis: White has as much talent as nearly everyone else in this draft. But there are questions about some off-court issues and an anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying. I think Doc Rivers might be the perfect coach for him.


21. Orlando

Fab Melo

Position: C
Height: 7-foot
Weight: 274 pounds
Age: 21
School: Syracuse
Analysis: It looks like Dwight Howard may be leaving sooner or later and, at some point, the Magic have to start thinking about his replacement. Melo is miles away from being Howard, but he is big, can block shots and can rebound. If he stays focused and in shape, he could be good value here.


22. Memphis

Jeff Taylor

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 225 pounds
Age: 22
School: Vanderbilt
Analysis: Taylor is super athletic, can guard three positions and finally found a long-range jump shot this season. He's a bit older than teams would like, but his potential on the defensive end would justify his selection here.


23. Atlanta

Dion Waiters

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 215 pounds
Age: 20
School: Syracuse
Analysis: The Hawks traded away Jamal Crawford and lost that instant spark off the bench. Enter Waiters. He's a pure scorer who always plays in attack mode. He could easily come in and average 15 points per game.


24. Boston (via Clippers)

C.J. Leslie

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 206 pounds
Age: 20
School: NC State
Analysis: Leslie is still trying to figure out if he's going to stay in the draft. If he does, the Celtics could use a player like him, with both size and upside. He's still a little raw, but Leslie is an elite athlete who is really starting to put things together.


25. Indiana

Marquis Teague

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 178 pounds
Age: 19
School: Kentucky
Analysis: Not only do the Pacers need more help at the point, but Teague is an Indy native who would be a great get here. He's not the pure point guard the Pacers really need, but he can push the ball effectively, get to the basket and create problems as a defender.


26. Cleveland (via Lakers)

Moe Harkless

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 190 pounds
Age: 18
School: St. John's
Analysis: Harkless reminds me a little of Trevor Ariza. He's a terrific scorer and defender who needs to get a more settled jump shot.


27. Miami

Draymond Green

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 235 pounds
Age: 22
School: Michigan State
Analysis: The Heat need players with experience who excel in bringing out the best in their teammates. Green can be a point-forward type who does a little of everything. Think of him as a better-passing Udonis Haslem.


28. Golden State
(via Spurs)

Andrew Nicholson

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 222 pounds
Age: 22
School: St. Bonaventure
Analysis: Nicholson has gotten dramatically better every season and has some David West to his game. He would be a good fit in Golden State as a backup to David Lee.


29. Oklahoma City

Evan Fournier

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 206 pounds
Age: 19
School: France
Analysis: This draft is pretty thin on international players, with Fournier the only player with a serious shot at landing in the first round. He's a scorer who is putting up impressive numbers in Europe at a young age, making him a nice pick-and-stash prospect for the Thunder.


30. Chicago

Doron Lamb

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 195 pounds
Age: 20
School: Kentucky
Analysis: The Bulls are always looking for shooters and would have a tough decision between Lamb and Vandy's John Jenkins here. Both are lights out from long range, but I give Lamb the nod because he has a little more versatility than Jenkins.


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Henson would be an excellent pick at 15. I have a felling he'll be drafted before that though. Defensive bigs with 7 ft+ wing-spans don't last long on draft day. But he would fill a big need for Houston.
 
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Now i am thinking if Houston ended up with that 15th pick, they would either go for the best SG available or Meyers Leonard.
 
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Machado's stock has risen.
 
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Now i am thinking if Houston ended up with that 15th pick, they would either go for the best SG available or Meyers Leonard.
I would love for either Lamb or Rivers to drop down to us, wherever we end up picking. However, I feel like Henson to Houston is too perfect to pass up. He's from Texas (Round Rock), and would learn so much from McHale & Camby, assuming we resign him.

Could be a potential steal at 15.
 
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Could you put it all into one post cbl? Maybe?

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What are the chances of Jordan/the Bobcats selecting someone else besides Davis?

Meanwhile, nothing has changed with the Rockets in Ford's eyes. Same player, same description three straight times. Come on Chad!
 
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I am not a Henson fan. However, I can see why you would draft him:

From Draftexpress:
"Henson's perimeter defense is much more of a sure thing to translate, as he possesses elite tools and abilities to defend power forwards in this regard, while also having the ability to effectively switch onto guards. He's also superb defending pick-and-rolls, showing excellent change of direction ability that when combined with his length allows him to trap hard and still recover to his man.
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http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...s-312012--3861

After watching Boston recently I can see if you saw some of what Garnett brings to the Defensive side of the ball in Henson you pick him at 15. The ability to be the back line defender on the pick and roll, the ability to change shots at the rim, the ability to be a help defender on the pick and roll and smother that play. I am not sure he will ever be the pick and pop shooter that KG is.

Also if we end up with Dallas' pick I love either Wroten or Melo.

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Machado's stock has risen.
With a thin PG crop, he could be worth it...

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who is he going to beat out for time? Scola / Pat / DMo?
definitely doesnt look to have the girth of a 5..

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who is he going to beat out for time? Scola / Pat / DMo?
definitely doesnt look to have the girth of a 5..
Yeah, I think that's the problem with this years draft - after the players like Davis, Drummond, & Zeller go off the board, there really isn't a center compelling enough to spend a pick on, and center is the main position of need right now for the Rockets, imo. No matter who they pick, there's going to be playing time problems, unless Dragic were to walk. But I mean you've got a solid SG tandem, the best PG tandem, SF seems to be better than in years past, and you have a young guy waiting in the wings already, & then, as you mentioned, PF is set up for years to come.

It's actually kind of frustrating. Why would anybody want to get drafted by us? It's almost certainly a trip to the D-League.
 
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It's actually kind of frustrating. Why would anybody want to get drafted by us? It's almost certainly a trip to the D-League.
That's why Morey is looking to trade out list of assets. The question becomes, "Who isn't so sured up at the PF/SF/SG/PG positions as much as we are?

Detroit comes to mind. so does Boston will lose KG, so they will need a 4 or two. Jersey will probably lose Humphries. STAT is injuy-prone, so having a quality backup is necessary. G-State needs a backup for D.Lee. Clippers need backup at a couple positions - Boston/Detroit/N.Jersey/NY/GS/LA Clips.

Who is worth trading for on those teams? The other side of this is 'Who from the 2012 Draft is worth trading UP for? One pick is seriously worth a few assests from Houston. Where does that line get drawn?

Davis: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...


Drummond: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...(or less?)

MKG: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn +...

Beal: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...(or less?)

What does it cost, and will it be worth it to the drafting team?

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I believe Scola / Patterson is going to be traded if we trade a PF which is very likely. However, I hope we draft another position since most of our picks have been PF / SF: Landry, Budinger, Greene, D-Mo, Parsons and Patterson. I rather we look at a SG this time.
 
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That's why Morey is looking to trade out list of assets. The question becomes, "Who isn't so sured up at the PF/SF/SG/PG positions as much as we are?

Detroit comes to mind. so does Boston will lose KG, so they will need a 4 or two. Jersey will probably lose Humphries. STAT is injuy-prone, so having a quality backup is necessary. G-State needs a backup for D.Lee. Clippers need backup at a couple positions - Boston/Detroit/N.Jersey/NY/GS/LA Clips.

Who is worth trading for on those teams? The other side of this is 'Who from the 2012 Draft is worth trading UP for? One pick is seriously worth a few assests from Houston. Where does that line get drawn?

Davis: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...


Drummond: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...(or less?)

MKG: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Motie + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn +...

Beal: Current 2012 from NY + Lowry + Martin + Parsons + Llull + 2012 2nd from Minn + Future picks + ...(or less?)

What does it cost, and will it be worth it to the drafting team?
I've seen this posted in other threads as well, but trading up to nab a pick from a team holding 2 lottery picks (NOLA/Portland) is also a definite possibility, especially since they both are looking for a PG. Who knows, maybe Houston looks to unload both Lowry & Martin (expiring) for NOLA's Minny pick & Portland's pick. Then possibly use those 2 picks to move up to the top 5?

I don't know, there are too many possibilities. What I do know is that, unless Morey trades this years NYK's pick for a 2013 pick, he needs to make a number of moves.
 
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who is he going to beat out for time? Scola / Pat / DMo?
definitely doesnt look to have the girth of a 5..
If we have learned anything from the Marcus Morris situation this year is that unless your ready to contribute right away(Parsons) the chances of you making the rotation as a rookie are minimal at best.

With that said the acquisition of Marcus Camby has given the Rockets the luxury to draft young talented defensive players like John Henson to groom for the future. So by the time Marcus Camby is ready to retire, there's a young big ready to step up and take his place.

In addition if Henson who currently weighs 220 (same as Camby coming into the draft), could reach around 235-240 I think he could develop into a DeAndre Jordan/ Marcus Camby type of center in the future.
 
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Pass. If that's the case, let's move down to grab Moultree and a 2nd rd pick.
 
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I would love for either Lamb or Rivers to drop down to us, wherever we end up picking. However, I feel like Henson to Houston is too perfect to pass up. He's from Texas (Round Rock), and would learn so much from McHale & Camby, assuming we resign him.

Could be a potential steal at 15.
For what it's worth, my sister is a long-term friend of Henson's girlfriend, and she's met him a couple of times. He told her that he would love to come back to Texas and play for Houston.

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Pass. If that's the case, let's move down to grab Moultree and a 2nd rd pick.
I like your logic. Why pick #11-15 (NY pick) this year if we can flip it for a future pick next year for something higher potentially? A mid-lotto in 2012 has to be worth a better pick in 2013 since this year is so 'rich' in talent.

Cleveland isn't going anywhere. BTW, neither is CHA/Washington/NOH/Jersey or Toronto. We will be in the same predicament next season because we will still have the Dallas pick and we also hold the Grizz 1st still, right?

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2013 Draft is a BIG MAN's draft: Zeller/Noel/S. Adams. If Shabazz is #1, it would be nice to be in the top 5 to draft a top-rated big.

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It's actually kind of frustrating. Why would anybody want to get drafted by us? It's almost certainly a trip to the D-League.
If a player is talented enough, they should be able to start. Moreover, we have an ok roster, but this team as constructed it really cannot get much better. Maybe a solid, playoff contender, like the Nuggets or Hawks.

There's still got to be be some moves made.

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