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Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by DaneB, May 5, 2000.

  1. DaneB

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    This Chris Monter is really smart, his mock draft for last year's draft was really accurate.I got this from NBATalk.com and added the teams to show which team pick whom...

    1. LA Clippers- Kenyon Martin PF, Cincinnati
    6-8, 230, 18.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game
    Martin is perhaps the most athletic frontcourt player in the country. He is an outstanding defender and has good timing as a shotblocker. He is a quick leaper with a long wing span. Martin tends to be a bit foul prone and needs to show more maturity. However, he is loaded with physical tools. Martin must improve his face the basket game to make the move to power forward (he has not made a three pointer the past two seasons) and he needs to continue to get stronger. He is a terrific athlete and intimidator, but he needs to get stronger in the upper body.

    2. Chicago- Stromile Swift PF, LSU
    6-8, 210, 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds a game and is shooting 62.5% from the field
    Swift is an athletic player with excellent physical skills. He played only the second semester as a freshman and he has made big strides this year. He has helped pace the Tigers to their strong play this season. He is an outstanding shotblocker who uses his quickness well inside. Swift needs to expand his shooting range and get stronger. He must become a better passer and be more aggressive.

    3. Orlando- Marcus Fizer PF, Iowa State
    6-8, 240, 22.8 points and 7.6 rebounds a game
    Fizer saw his stock soar as he has carried Iowa State into the 'Sweet 16' this year. He has raised his field goal percentage from 45% last season to 58.2% from the field this year. He is a strong inside player who has had to play out of position at center for Iowa State. Fizer needs to expand his shooting range and become a better passer, just 1.1 assists per game. He has improved as a rebounder, but he is just barely above average in that category. He averaged 30.3 points per game the last eight regular season game and shined in the NCAA Tournament. He is a rugged inside player who has improved his perimeter play. He made 15 three-pointers this season, compared to just six his first two seasons combined. However, he needs to continue to expand his range to spend more time at small forward in the pros. Fizer has two young children, which influenced his decision to turn pro.

    4. Vancouver- Joel Pryzbilla C, Minnesota
    7-1, 242, 13.3 points, 3.8 blocks and 8.0 rebounds per game for the season
    Pryzbilla is another outstanding shotblocker and defensive intimidator who has emerged this season on the offensive end. He has decent low post moves and has shown more confidence in his own offense. Pryzbilla is an excellent passer for his size. He needs to get stronger

    5. Atlanta- Courtney Alexander SG, Fresno State
    6-6, 200, 25.3 points per game
    Alexander led the nation in scoring with a 25.3 points per game. He is a talented offensive player with good size. Alexander needs to improve his outside shooting after making 33.3% as a senior and just 31.6% from beyond the arc as a junior. He was dismissed from Virginia after a dispute with his girlfriend and was held out of an early season game in Alaska last year for what was perceived as an attitude problem, which could scare some teams. However, he earned his degree this season and has shown more leadership both on and off the court. Alexander knows how to score and that is a commodity that is always in demand in the NBA

    6. Chicago- Quentin Richardson SG, DePaul
    6-5 215, 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds
    Richardson is an incredible offensive rebounder who is always around the ball. He often times got three or four rebounds in one possession. He is a good outside shooter, but needs to improve his mid range game and ballhandling. Richardson is undersized as a small forward in the pros and will have to move to shooting guard in the pros

    7. New Jersey- Darius Miles SF, East St. Louis High
    6-9, 190, 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, 7.4 blocks and 3.4 assists while shooting 66.6 percent
    Miles is an athletic forward who is long and lean. His frame reminds some observers of Kevin Garnett and Marcus Camby. He is one of the most athletic players in the Class of 2000 with excellent quickness and explosiveness. He is a very good rebounder and ballhandler. Miles has a quick first step and is effective around the basket, due to his quickness. He is a very good defender who can block shots and he has a long wing-span. He is a versatile player who needs to play harder at times.

    8. Cleveland- DerMarr Johnson SG, Cincinnati
    6-9 200, 12.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game
    Johnson is a tremendous athlete who plays almost effortlessly at times. In fact, the knock on him has been that he lacks intensity at times. He is a difficult matchup, due to his 6-9 size at the shooting guard position. He is a good outside shooter and handles the ball well. He is a good passer, but needs to cut down his turnovers.

    9. Houston- Mike Miller SF, Florida
    6-8 215, 14.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game
    Miller was the first ever McDonald's All-American from South Dakota. He is a very unselfish player who has a great feel for the game. Miller can score both inside and outside and is very versatile. He is a good outside shooter and underrated passer. Miller needs to cut down on his turnovers and get stronger, but he has outstanding potential and is an ideal fit in Billy Donovan's offense

    10. Orlando- Morris Peterson SG, Michigan State
    6-6 210, 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game
    He is an effective offensive player who can score both inside and outside and he led the Big Ten in three-point percentage. Peterson is an unselfish player who moves well without the ball and is also a good defender. He uses his athletic ability well as a scorer and is effective around the basket. Peterson needs to improve his passing and outside consistency

    11. Boston- Jerome Moiso PF, UCLA
    6-10, 230, 13.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game and he is shooting 49.8% from the field.
    Moiso has long, rangy body with a good outside touch, if open. Moiso is more effective facing the basket than with his back to it and needs to get stronger. He is a good rebounder and is effective around the offensive glass. He is a good leaper, but should be a better shotblocker than he is. Moiso needs to improve his passing skills. He must also become more aggressive in terms of getting good offensive position. Moiso looked like a future All-Star at times, but needs to be more consistent and not disappear for stretches of games. Moiso is compared to Marcus Camby and Kevin Garnett, due to his frame

    12. Dallas- Erick Barkley PG, St. Johns
    6-0, 185 -- 16.1 points and 4.5 assists per game.
    Barkley has excellent quickness and can score as well as create for his teammates. Barkley is a good ballhandler who has a good assist-to-turnover ratio. He is a tough defender with good lateral quickness.

    13. Orlando- Etan Thomas PF, Syracuse
    6-9, 247, 14.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.9 blocked shots
    He is a strong low post player with big hands. The size of his hands hurt him as a free throw shooter. He is an aggressive defender and quick leaper, which makes him one of the top shotblockers in the country. However, he also tends to get into foul trouble. He has good strength and has been compared to Brian Grant. Thomas is an aggressive defender and quick leaper, which makes him one of the top shotblockers in the country. He uses his strength well and has shown improvement as an offensive player.

    14. Detroit- Mateen Cleaves PG, Michigan State
    6-2, 195, 12.1 points and 7.5 assists per game
    Cleaves is a leader and winner. Cleaves is an excellent passer and defender, but he needs to continue to work on his outside shot. His mechanics are not textbook perfect and he tends to shoot from his shoulder and does not get enough arc on his shot. He uses screen well and can takes the ball to the hoop well. His strength allows him to bounce off defenders. He has a great first step. Cleaves has excellent court vision and makes sharp passes. Defensively, Cleaves has quick hands, which leads to his high number of steals. He has been a bit injury-prone throughout his career.

    15. Milwaukee- Chris Carrawell SF, Duke
    6-6 220, 18 points and 6.1 rebounds per game
    Some have questioned his offensive game. However, many of those questions were answered with a strong senior campaign. Carrawell would finish third in my voting for College Player of the Year behind Kenyon Martin and Iowa State's Marcus Fizer. He is a versatile player who can defend several positions on the floor

    16. Sacramento- Michael Redd SG, Ohio State
    6-5, 205, 17.3 points, 6.6 rebounds per game
    Redd is an excellent athlete who can beat most defenders off the dribble. He is a slasher who likes to take the ball to the hoop. He is a very good ballhandler with the ability to create his own shot. He needs to improve his outside shooting consistency and shot selection. Redd has a scoring mentality, but sometimes forces bad shots. Redd is an excellent rebounder and solid defender. Redd is able to draw fouls and has improved his free throw shooting to take better advantage at the charity stripe. However, he did not go to the free throw line as often as he had in the past and was sometimes too reliant on his outside shot.

    17. Seattle- Desmond Mason SG, Oklahoma State
    6-6 217, 18.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game
    Mason is an outstanding athlete who has shown improvement each season as a shooter. He is a good defender who could play some minutes at shooting guard in the pros

    18. LA Clippers- Donnell Harvey PF, Florida
    6-8, 215, 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this year
    Harvey is an outstanding offensive rebounder, who has been compared to Dennis Rodman for board prowess. However, his shooting range is limited and he is a below average free throw shooter (61%). Harvey is not a great passer (he had just one game with more than two assists all season) and he can be foul-prone.

    19. Charlotte- Kenyon Dooling PG, Missouri
    6-3, 15.3 points and 3.6 assists this season
    Dooling is an excellent defender who raised his stock by leading the USA Junior World Championship team to the silver and gold medals the past two summers. He shot 38.9% from the field, 74.3% from the free throw line and 34.7% (59-170) from three-point range. He showed good improvement in his outside shooting from his freshman season

    20. Philadelphia- Jason Collier SF, Georgia Tech
    7-0, 243, 16.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game
    Collier is an excellent shooting big man who is a power forward, despite his 7-0 size. He needs to improve his low post game, but he will force an opposing big man to defend him on the perimeter. He has three point range and is a very good rebounder. However, he is not the shotblocking threat that you would expect from someone with his size

    21. Toronto- Hanno Mottola SF, Utah
    6-10 240, 17.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game
    Mottola is a good offensive player who can score both inside and outside. He has a good shooting touch, but needs to improve his passing and ballhandling skills, especially to create his own shot. He has good size at small forward, but his lateral quickness could be a concern against the more athletic wing players in the NBA. Mottola is an excellent free throw shooter who does a good job of drawing fouls and getting to the line.

    22. New York- JaRon Rush SG, UCLA
    6-6, 205, 12.1 points and 5.7 rebounds this season
    Rush is an athletic forward who is a very good rebounder for his size. He has three-point range, but needs to improve his ballhandling and his mid-range game.

    23. Utah- Ernest Brown C, Indian Hills, CC
    6-11, 250, 11.5 points, 2.9 blocks and 7.0 rebounds per game for the season
    Brown led the country in field goal percentage and rebounding last season, but his rebounding has severely dropped this season with his new team. He is a good shotblocker who runs the floor well, but he needs to get stronger.

    24. Chicago- Schea Cotton SG, Alabama
    15.5 points and 4.6 rebounds a game this season
    He is an athletic player with excellent strength. He has worked hard to improve his outside game, which had been the big knock on his game. He averaged 15.5 points and 4.6 rebounds a game this season. He shot 42.9% from the field and 71.7% from the line

    25. Corey Hightower SG, Indian Hills, CC
    6-8 200, 23.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game
    Hightower is listed at 6-8, but may be closer to 6-7 and 200 pounds, which may also be inflated. He has very thin legs and arms. Hightower is a very good ballhandler and passer, although he sometimes tries to be too flashy. Hightower has excellent shooting range and has the ability to make the NBA three-pointer.

    26. Utah- Jerly Sasser PG/SG, SMU
    6-7, 217, 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game
    Sasser is a versatile player who has excellent size at the point guard spot. He is a very good rebounder, but he needs to be more consistent and improve his outside shooting. He has yet to shoot over 30% from three-point range in his career. He finished the season shooting 17 of 58 overall, but went 0 for 17 on three-pointers in his last four games

    27. Golden State- DeShawn Stevenson SG, Washington Union High, Fresno, CA
    6-6, 210, 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game
    Stevenson is a versatile player with good scoring ability and athleticism. He has a pro body and a scorer's mentality. He is a good ballhandler and has excellent shooting range. His supporting cast was not that strong and he was forced to carry too much of the load and sometimes forced bad shots. He needs to improve his shot selection, but he has a big upside

    28. Portland- Scoonie Penn PG, Ohio State
    5-10, 185 15.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in 99-00
    Penn is a solid all-around player who does everything well. He is a good penetrating playmaker who can score as well. A bit undersized, but he has good leadership skills. However, this season, he has struggled a bit as a shooter and he was left off the 30 Wooden Award finalists after a so-so start. Penn is an excellent rebounder for his size, but his assist numbers should be higher. However, he does have a good assist-to-turnover ratio for the Buckeyes

    29. LA Lakers- Chris Porter, SF, Auburn
    6-7 218, 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game
    Porter is an explosive leaper and outstanding athlete. He has good strength and is a good rebounder. He is an excellent offensive rebounder with good timing and he has the ability to get the second or third rebound. He is very strong, despite his 218 pound frame. Porter needs to expand his range to play more at the small forward spot, since he lacks the bulk to play significant minutes at power forward.

    This is how he thinks the second round will go...

    30. Khalid El-Amin PG, Connecticut
    5-10, 203 -- 16.0 points and 5.2 assists per game
    El-Amin does not look like one of the top point guards in the country. He is short and chunky. However, you cannot measure his heart. El-Amin possesses great energy and is a true leader. El-Amin is an excellent free throw shooter, which makes even tougher in crunch time. He uses his strength well and has improved his outside shot. He has a good assist-to-turnover ratio and finishes plays well. El-Amin sometimes has trouble defending quicker guards, but can create matchup problems on his own, due to his strength.

    31. Soumaila Samake C Cincinnati (IBL)
    7-2 230, 9.9 points and 7.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots per game
    Samake played with the IBL Eastern-leading Cincinnati Stuff this season after playing professionally in Slovenia last year. He leads the fledging league in blocked shots (2.8 per game, more than 1.0 more than the next nearest competitor). He has shown tremendous improvement since the start of the season and he has a good upside. However, he needs to continue to get stronger as more physical big men gave him problems. His lack of bulk and his trying to block every shot hurts him as a rebounder. That left him seventh in the league, but that is still not what you expect from a 7-2 player in a league that lacks true centers. He not a great athlete, but he runs the floor well. Samake needs to become a better passer and his hands are blow average. Like many shotblockers, he needs to avoid foul trouble. The native of Boubacar, West Africa is is shooting 57.8%, fourth in the league and he will likely play in the Chicago pre-draft camp.

    32. Jamaal Magliore C, Kentucky
    6-10, 243, 13.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game
    Magliore needs to improve his face-the-basket game to play more minutes at power forward, since he is just 6-9 without shoes. However, his 7-7 wing span allows to play taller than his listed height

    33. Mamadou N'diaye C, Auburn
    7-0, 235, 9.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game
    N'diaye is a good shotblocking and rebounding center who has improved as an offensive performer this season. He started the season strong, but he has not scored more than 12 points in his past eight games and has just two double figure efforts in that time. N'diaye has not attempted more than five in a game since that time. He has good footwork and strength with a good upside


    34. Jabari Smith C, LSU 6-11, 255, 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots per game
    Smith is an active big man with good low post moves. He gained some needed strength in the offseason. The former junior college transfer is a good passer, averaging 2.5 assists per game. Smith needs to become a better free throw shooter and do a better job at getting to the charity stripe more often

    35. Mark Madsen PF, Stanford
    6-8, 235, 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game
    Madsen's nickname is 'Mad Dog' and it is not hard to figure out why he has earned that title. He is a dangerous low post player who uses his body well. Madsen is the type of player that teammates love and opponent hate, due to his scrappy and physical nature. Madsen is not overly athletic and needs to expand his shooting range. He is a below average free throw shooter. He is not much of a passer and needs to be better at recognizing the double team

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    Craig 'Speedy' Claxton PG, Hofstra
    5-11, 180, 22.8 points and 6.0 assists per game
    Claxton is a very quick player who can take the ball to the ball and draw fouls. He went to the free throw line over six times per game. He is also a good outside threat, who finished seventh in the conference in three-point percentage.
     
  2. RocketsPimp

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    Do the Rockets really want a guy that is 6'8" tall and only weighs 210lbs?

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  3. UT Baller

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    Do you all think that Stevenson could play the 3 in the NBA? He is listed at 6'6'' and 210. Vince Carter is listed at 6'6'', 225 and he is three or four years older (so this kid could grow another inch or two and fill out). I say that if we do in fact move down in the draft, or have a pick and he is on the board late in the first round, we grab this kid.

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    UTballer, i think stevenson could play the 3, the guy is an incredible athlete. I think he is in the Carter class as far as athleticism, he is amazing. Could have attitude problems though. I would take him with a non lotto pick.

    rocketpimp, isnt garnett 7' 220 ? sean elliot is 6'8" 220, and i dont think he is noticeably to light. Maybe Miles could fill out ?

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    I've heard Garnett is actually closer to 7'2''....

    Personally, I hate the Monter draft....I think it's awful....Claxton that late? After Scoonie Penn? That's laughable. Magloire over N'Diaye is pretty bad too.

    That's not mention Pryzbilla at #4, Atlanta taking Courtney Alexander with Dion Glover and Jim Jackson on their team, and just through with another headcase SG. I don't see Orlando going to Mo Pete; They'd take Moiso if he's there, considering they got Maggette, and Mercer wants to stay.

    Look at Charlotte-Keyon Dooling? Baron Davis or David Wesley ring a bell? That's WAAAY too low for Dooling anyway. Michael Redd at 16 is pretty sad too.....I heard he had WILLIAM AVERY (yeah, Minnesota's 3rd string PG) at #5 last year.

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    nikestrad, you think dooling is too low ? When he came out, marty blake said it was a joke. I guess he was implying that he wasnt ready. I dont know if dooling is a 1st rounder. Or is that what you mean by too low ?

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    Wow -- The first thing that stands out to me is Courtney Alexander to Atlanta.

    Is it me, or does anybody else have a hard time seeing Pete Babcock, the man who axed Lenny Wilkins to save his own neck after the JR Rider fiasco, taking a chance on the closest thing that this draft has to a problem child?

    And no, I'm not saying that Alexander hasn't reformed himself, or that he will be a problem for whoever drafts him. Just that thinking of the possibility might cause an outbreak of gastrointestinal distress in the vicinity of the Hawks HQ.

    I would think that someone like Miller would be far more likely, as the Hawks have had a gaping hole at the '3' since Dominique. Or, possibly 'Q' since he fits the mold of guys like Alan Henderson - hard working rebounders/defensive players without without a clearly defined offensive position.

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    Guys/Gals, DaneB added the team names, Monter only listed the players from best to mediocre(?).
     
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    You're right Moonbus. Never mind that then, but I think all Mocks should have teams....for example, the Bulls would never pick Martin, cause they have a PF, and the Rockets wouldn't pick a PG.

    On Keyon Dooling-He's top 15, no question. He reminds me closest of Steve Francis, with a sick crossover, and great athleticism/size for a PG (6'3''). He has a ton of potential, and I think he's one of the top 2 PGs in the draft, with Erick Barkley...they're pretty even, and who goes first will depend on the team and their need. Dallas (#12) will likely take one of em, and I could see Chicago maybe grabbing one at #6.

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  10. DaneB

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    Well it looks like Deshawn Stevenson isn't even coming out this year after all. He pulled out of the Draft after getting his SATs score. Looks like he will be going to join Chenowith at Kansas. By the way, here is how accurate Monter really was with last year's draft...you can find it at:
    http://nbatalk.com/nba/draft/ultimatemock/ultimatemock_7-2-99.shtml
     
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    A little clarification: He had Avery and Bramlett top 5 and top 15 up until one of his very last update.....sometime in June.

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