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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two


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2012 NBA Mock Draft
Updated: June 23, 2011, 7:25 p.m.
  1. Miami Heat: Josh Selby, G, Kansas, 6-3, Fr.
    Since the point guard position remains an Achilles' heel for the Heat, expect them to snag one here. Miami would go with talent over experience here and grab Josh Selby over a player like Shelvin Mack.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA, 6-8, Soph.
    The Cavs need to add talent to the wing and Tyler Honeycutt would be a great value here.

  3. Detroit Pistons: Daruis Morris, PG, Michigan, 6-5, So.
    Rodney Stuckey is a restricted free agent and probably not the long-term solution at the point, so Darius Morris would provide some depth.

  4. Washington Wizards: Norris Cole, PG, Cleveland State, 6-2, Sr.
    The Wizards don�t have a backup for John Wall, and Norris Cole would be a solid value here.

  5. Sacramento Kings: Jon Leuer, PF, Wisconsin, 6-10, Sr.
    Since I don't have the Kings drafting a big with their first-round pick, they look for depth down low since Samuel Dalembert is a free agent.

  6. New Jersey Nets: Justin Harper, PF, Richmond, 6-9, Sr.
    Since I have the Nets grabbing a guard at No. 27, they look for power forward depth here.

  7. Los Angeles Clippers: Jeremy Tyler, F/C, USA, 6-11, 1992.
    The Clippers do not have a true backup for Blake Griffin and could use bodies inside in case DeAndre Jordan leaves via free agency.

  8. Houston Rockets: Shelvin Mack, G, Butler, 6-3, Jr.
    The Rockets grab Shelvin Mack in case they lose restricted free agent Goran Dragic in the offseason.

  9. Charlotte Bobcats: Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra, 6-3, Sr.
    In trading Stephen Jackson, Bobcats could use another scoring off-guard.



  10. Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Lee, G, UCLA, 6-5, Jr.
    Scott Skiles loves defense and Malcolm Lee is one of the top perimeter defenders in the 2011 NBA Draft.

  11. Los Angeles Lakers: Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
    Since they have four second-round picks, the Lakers can take a foreign talent like Bojan Bogdanovic.

  12. Indiana Pacers: Andrew Goudelock, PG, Charleston, 6-3, Sr.
    T.J. Ford is a free agent so the Pacers could look to add a backup to Darren Collison. Andrew Goudelock�s ability to shoot the ball should find him a spot on a roster.

  13. Chicago Bulls: Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia, 6-10, Jr.
    Trey Thompkins is a great value this late. He could provide the Bulls with even more frontcourt depth.

  14. Golden State Warriors: Chandler Parsons, SF, Florida, 6-10, Sr.
    Chandler Parsons possesses great skill and versatility for his size, which should land him a spot on a roster.

  15. New Orleans Hornets: Jordan Williams, PF/C, Maryland, 6-10, Soph.
    With David West doubtful for the start of the season as he rehabs his torn ACL, the Hornets would be wise to add a power forward.

  16. Los Angeles Lakers: E'Twaun Moore, SG, Purdue, 6-4, Sr.
    The Lakers should add depth behind Kobe at the two which could especially be needed if Shannon Brown leaves via free agency.

  17. Los Angeles Clippers: Keith Benson, C, Oakland, 6-11, Sr.
    The Clippers could use a big man since Chris Kaman might be traded and DeAndre Jordan is a restricted free agent.

  18. Atlanta Hawks: Travis Leslie, SG, Georgia, 6-4, Jr.
    With Jamal Crawford a free agent, the Hawks could use some depth on the wing.

  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Greg Smith, F/C, Fresno State, 6-9, So.
    With Marc Gasol a restricted free agent, the Grizzlies could use another body inside.

  20. Phiadelphia 76ers: David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
    David Lighty would give the 76ers a versatile wing player who can defend in case Andre Iguodala is traded.'



  21. Portland Blazers: Diante Garrett, PG, Iowa State, 6-4, Sr.
    If the Blazers do not grab a point guard in the first round, they should look to do so here. Diante Garrett has emerged as a legit second-round prospect due to his performance in recent workouts.

  22. Detroit Pistons: Jereme Richmond, SF, Illinois, 6-7, Fr.
    The Pistons can afford to roll the dice with their third pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Jereme Richmond is incredibly athletic but still very raw.

  23. Orlando Magic: Willie Reed, PF, St. Louis, 6-9, Jr.
    Willie Reed gives Orlando another option at power forward besides Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson.

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers: Scotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
    The Cavs grab more depth on the wing with their fourth pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.

  25. Boston Celtics: DeAndre Liggins, G/F, Kentucky, 6-6, Jr.
    The Celtics could use some depth on the wing behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

  26. Los Angeles Lakers: Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame, 6-3, Sr.
    Derek Fisher is not getting any younger and Ben Hansbrough could stick on a roster due to his hard work and three-point range.



  27. Dallas Mavericks: Michael Dunigan, C, USA, 6-10, 1989
    The Mavs could use some insurance in the frontcourt in case Tyson Chandler leaves via free agency.

  28. Los Angeles Lakers: Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
    With Joe Smith and Theo Ratliff free agents, and Andrew Bynum always banged up, Rick Jackson gives the Lakers a frontcourt option who can bang down low.

  29. San Antonio Spurs: Malcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State, 6-8, Sr.
    Malcolm Thomas is worth a late draft flier to possibly serve as a backup to Richard Jefferson.

  30. Sacramento Kings: Cory Joseph, PG, Texas, 6-3, Fr.
    I know I have the Kings taking Kemba Walker in the first round, but Cory Joseph is worth the risk with the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.


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Corey 03-27-2011 05:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.152 (total posts: 1)
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What about tyler zeller? he's probably going to be a first rounder, but isn't anywhere in this draft. Even if you aren't a fan, all signs point to him being drafted, so he should be somewhere on this list.
duke 03-27-2011 04:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.111 (total posts: 1)
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suli coming back to osu and i think kyrie will stay cuz hes huge friends with austin rivers
Kevin 03-27-2011 03:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.229 (total posts: 1)
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I like Barnes as well but he is not the efficient scorer that say Derrick Williams is, nor is he as NBA ready. Also your Alec Burks projection is too low in my opinion, I see the Cavs drafting him at #8 and Kyrie at #1.

In terms of Centers I think the Bobcats will take Kieth Benson with their (20th i think) pick, and take Kawhi Leonard at #10 (if a better prospect such as Perry or Terrence Jones are not avalable or if Kemba Walker slips to here).

Finally if im the Raptors and Kyrie is off the board Im going Kemba Walker, dropping Sulli to the Pistons (who need a younger presence at the PF/C position) and drop Terrence Jones to the #9 slot.
My mock:
1. Kyrie
2. Derrick Williams
3. Harrison Barnes
4. Kanter
5. Kemba Walker
6. Perry Jones (or Sulli)
7. Jared Sullinger (they will keep Gordon at SG and Hamilton at SF)
8. Alec Burks (fix their wing problems)
9. Terrence Jones (Great selection for them)
10. Kawhi Leonard (Grand Selection I think)
JON 03-27-2011 03:20 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.40 (total posts: 2)
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knicks better add some size in this draft...worst rebounding team in the nba
Aidan 03-27-2011 03:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.40 (total posts: 2)
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Why isn't Dwight Hardy in your mock?
Ryan 03-27-2011 01:59 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 4)
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Andy,

Charlotte Bobcats own Hornets' first round pick (via Portland/Jerryd Bayless trade) from Gerald Wallace trade (top-seven protected in 2011, top-eight protected in 2012, 2013, 2014.)
Andy 03-27-2011 12:23 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.29 (total posts: 1)
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This is pathetic. Jared Sullinger isn't going to the draft and you completely left off the Hornets pick.
adam 03-27-2011 11:29 am xxx.xxx.xxx.127 (total posts: 1)
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why isn't Jeremy Hazell in your mock?
UKfan 03-26-2011 08:48 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.54 (total posts: 1)
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I think Terrence Jones is a bit overated but he does have a lot of upside.. but wheres Dwight Hardy in this mock????
tristen 03-26-2011 08:24 pm xxx.xxx.xxx, 64 (total posts: 1)
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pistons should get Kemba Walker at number 7 if utah dosen't take him at number 6.
Steve 03-26-2011 03:27 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.161 (total posts: 2)
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If the Pistons take a guard at 52, it should definatley be Preston Knowles.
thunder fan 03-26-2011 03:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.15 (total posts: 1)
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don't get why you got okc taking trey tompkins
(a average player) at PF instead of jajuan johnson
a (star) at PF
Christian 03-26-2011 02:28 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.237 (total posts: 1)
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Sullinger is going back to OSU
Joel Ruggles. 03-26-2011 02:15 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.243 (total posts: 3)
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Terrance Jones pick makes alot of sense for the Pistons. It'd be great if they could field a young front court of Jones/Jerebko/Monroe with Daye/Villanueva/Wallace as back ups.


Not sure the Pistons would risk an early 2nd round pick on a firnge player like Tyler, it's uncertain where he's most comfortable at right now(PF/C) and he's playing only 15 mins a game in a lesser league(Japan).

I think Keith Benson would have been the better pick, already a hometown guy in our back yard. Has size, and could develope his first year at the 4 while letting Monroe/Wallace play the 5.
Ryan 03-26-2011 01:57 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 4)
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The Celtics need David Lighty




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