2015 NBA Mock Draft: Round One - Picks 16-30



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

  1. Boston Celtics: Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin, 6-9, Jr.
    After battling injury early this season, Sam Dekker saw his draft stock soar thanks to a terrific showing in the NCAA Tournament. His size, versatility and athleticism are attractive to NBA teams, and the Celtics need an injection of talent on the wing.


  2. Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas, 6-10, Soph.
    The Bucks dealt Ersan Ilyasova so frontcourt help becomes an immediate need. An inside/outside threat like Bobby Portis would bring some offensive versatility to the floor to help replace Ilyasova.


  3. Houston Rockets: 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.

    Houston owns the Pelicans' pick from the Omer Asik trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2015 NBA Draft Trades.




  4. Washington Wizards: Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA, 6-9, Fr.
    The Milwaukee native is a terror on the glass thanks to his length and athleticism, yet also has a nice face-up game. He would bring some athleticism and versatility to Washington's frontcourt.


  5. Toronto Raptors: Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville, 6-8, Jr.
    Though a bit undersized, Montrezl Harrell plays insanely hard and uses his length and athleticism to be a factor inside. The Raptors have a few free agents in their frontcourt, so Harrell would fill a need.


  6. Dallas Mavericks: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona, 6-7, Soph.
    With so many needs across their roster, the Mavericks will be in a position to draft the best available player. Hollis-Jefferson is an extremely physical, aggressive forward who can guard multiple positions and should be a valuable role player at the next level.




  7. Chicago Bulls: R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State, 6-5, Jr.
    With Jimmy Butler a restricted free agent and Mike Dunleavy an unrestricted free agent, the Bulls should be looking for depth on the wing.R.J. Hunter was one of the early darlings of the NCAA Tournament and his ability to score from all over the floor.


  8. Portland Trail Blazers: Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV, 6-5, Fr.
    Since the Blazers have a ton of free agents on their roster, going with the best available player is their likely path. Wesley Matthews and possibly Aaron Afflalo are included in that list of free agents, so Rashad Vaughn's all-around scoring ability would provide some needed depth and scoring punch on the wing.


  9. Cleveland Cavaliers: Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia, 6-6, Jr.
    Despite injury issues during the end of his season, Justin Anderson had a breakout junior season thanks to his improved perimeter jumper. He would add versatility off the bench for the Cavs.




  10. Memphis Grizzlies: Chris McCullough, PF, Syracuse, 6-10, Fr.
    The long, athletic forward was having a terrific freshman year before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. He won't be ready to contribute right away, but has potential down the road and is worth the gamble this late.


  11. San Antonio Spurs: Jerian Grant, G, Notre Dame, 6-5, Sr.
    Jerian Grant is a combo guard who impacts the game in a number of ways. Since the Spurs have several free agents in their backcourt, his versatility could be a tremendous asset.


  12. Los Angeles Lakers: Delon Wright, G, Utah, 6-5, Sr.
    Delon Wright is an intriguing prospect due to his all-around ability and size. While Jordan Clarkson had a nice rookie season, the Lakers need to find more options at the point.

    Los Angeles owns the Rockets' pick from the Jeremy Lin trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2015 NBA Draft Trades.




  13. Boston Celtics: Rakeem Christmas, PF, Syracuse, 6-10, Sr.
    The Orange big man is long and athletic, and really helped his chances of getting drafted in the first round thanks to a terrific senior campaign and solid showing at the NBA Draft Combine. He could step into Boston's rotation right away as a rebounding/shot-blocking role player.

    Boston owns the Clippers' pick from the Doc Rivers trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2015 NBA Draft Trades.


  14. Brooklyn Nets: Christian Wood, PF, UNLV, 6-11, Soph.
    The Nets should look to add some young talent to their frontcourt and Christian Wood is a long, athletic forward who took a major jump this season for the Rebels. He likely isn't ready to contribute right away but has a tremendous amount of potential.

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


  15. Golden State Warriors: Jarell Martin, PF, LSU, 6-10, Soph.
    The former McDonald's All-American is an inside/outside threat and would be a nice value this low for the Warriors.



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Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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