2015 NBA Mock Draft

Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2015 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 16-30
2015 NBA Mock Draft: Round 2

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Updated: May 5, 2015.

Team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account with this mock draft.

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, PF/C, Kentucky, 7-0, Fr.
    The Timberwolves could use a frontcourt running mate for Nikola Pekovic, and with how Towns continued to develop as the season progressed, he moved into conversations surrounding the top pick. His versatility on the offensive end makes him a better fit in Minnesota than Jahlil Okafor.

  2. New York Knicks: Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke, 6-11, Fr.
    Jahlil Okafor is a terrific back-to-the-basket post scorer who knows how to carve out space inside with his wide body. He would be a building block inside for a Knicks franchise desperately in need of a spark.

  3. Philadelphia 76ers: D'Angelo Russell, G, Ohio State, 6-4, Fr.
    In drafting Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric the past two years, the Sixers have added young talent up front, but they still have a huge void in the backcourt, especially since they dealt Michael Carter-Williams. The lefty combo guard is a pure scorer whether he's slashing to the bucket or shooting it from deep, plus he can also distribute the rock when running the point.

  4. Los Angeles Lakers: Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, USA, 6-5, 1996.
    Mudiay was supposed to play his freshman season at SMU but is instead playing professionally in China. With ideal size and strength for an NBA point guard, Emmanuel Mudiay is at his best off the bounce, plus the Lakers don't have a point guard of the future.

  5. Orlando Magic: Kristaps Porzingis, C, Latvia, 7-0, 1995
    The Latvian is a versatile, athletic big man who needs to mature physically. He would add some offensive firepower to the young Magic frontcourt.

  6. Sacramento Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky, 7-0, Jr.
    The Kings have been searching for a frontcourt mate for DeMarcus Cousins and have a few options here. Though still very raw offensively, Willie Cauley-Stein brings a ton of energy to the floor and is a huge difference-maker on the defensive end.

  7. Denver Nuggets: Justise Winslow, SF, Duke, 6-6, Fr.
    The Nuggets dealt Aaron Afflalo, and with Wilson Chandler and Randy Foye both likely heading to free agency, Denver needs talent on the wing. Justise Winslow has an NBA-ready build and a great all-around skill set on both ends of the floor.

  8. Detroit Pistons: Stanley Johnson, SF, Arizona, 6-7, Fr.
    Stanley Johnson brings size, strength, athleticism and versatility to the floor. The Pistons don't have a true small forward of the future, so Johnson could plug that hole.

  9. Charlotte Hornets: Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia, 6-6, 1995
    The Croatian is in the mold of most Europeans since he is a crafty all-around scorer and is putting up solid numbers overseas. The Hornets really struggle shooting it from deep and could be losing Gerald Henderson and Mo Williams to free agency this summer.

  10. Miami Heat: Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky 6-5, Fr.
    With Dwayne Wade constantly banged up and Miami having no real option behind him at the two, a sharpshooter like Devin Booker would provide depth and some needed three-point shooting for the Heat.

  11. Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner, C, Texas, 7-0, Fr.
    Myles Turner is a developing big man with incredible athleticism and is just scratching the surface with how good he might become. The Pacers' frontcourt could lose David West and Luis Scola in free agency, so Turner would provide some depth up front.

  12. Utah Jazz: Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin, 7-0, Sr.
    Since dealing Enes Kanter at the trade deadline, the Jazz could use another body inside. Frank Kaminsky has a plethora of moves on the block but can also stretch defenses with his three-point shooting, which would add some versatility to the Utah frontcourt.

  13. Phoenix Suns: Kelly Oubre, SF, Kansas, 6-7, Fr.
    Since the Suns could use depth all across the board, they likely grab the best available player. Kelly Oubre is a lengthy, athletic wing who struggled earlier this season for Kansas, but he is loaded with potential on both ends of the floor.

  14. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tyus Jones, PG, Duke, 6-1, Fr.
    Tyus Jones is beyond his years in terms of his maturity and poise as a floor leader. Since dealing Reggie Jackson prior to the trade deadline, Oklahoma City could use a young point guard to play behind Russell Westbrook.

  15. Atlanta Hawks: Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA, 6-9, Fr.
    The Milwaukee native is a terror on the glass thanks to his length and athleticism, but also has a nice face-up game. With Paul Millsap a free agent this summer, Looney could provide some frontcourt insurance.

    Atlanta owns the Nets' pick from the Joe Johnson trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2015 NBA Draft Trades.

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    Sorry for cutting this into two halves; I've received complaints about load times and putting the mock draft on two pages saves bandwidth.

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Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05@hotmail.com.
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