2010 NBA Mock Draft - v 4.0

It's been a while. I'm sorry.

After this week I will have a weekly mock draft, at least the lottery section. And I won't have the lottery, it'll just be straight order so you can see how the order is unfolding.

This draft has the lottery, and once again the Wizards won it. Odd.

1. Golden St. Warriors (3) - PG John Wall, Kentucky. Well, this would be interesting. Maybe they will play Monta Ellis at small forward and Steph Curry at 2 guard. One of the guys will have to go, or the Warriors would have to trade the pick. Never know with G-State though.

2. Philadelphia 76ers (9) - SG Evan Turner, Ohio St. The 76ers have been playing better but this current group probably won't be able to get it done. It seems that Andre Iguodala is on the block, if he gets moved Turner would be the logical pick. I had Turner at #3 preseason, moved him down a bit when he got hurt, but he looks like the clear cut #2 right now.

3. New Jersey Nets (1) - PF Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech. The Nets are soft as baby crap, and are on pace to be the worst team in NBA history. Favors would provide some toughness, and should push playdough Yi Jianlian to the bench.

4. Minnesota Timberwolves - SF Wesley Johnson, Syracuse. Another team who could use some toughness, Johnson is a banger, a smaller Carmelo in a sense. He'll fit right in.

5. Sacramento Kings - PF/C DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky. Another team that needs some toughness. Do you see a common theme amongst horrible teams? Thompson and Hawes are both alright, a beast like Cousins would be a godsend. Southern Cali would have a few great young centers with Bynum, Cousins and Kaman.

6. Washington Wizards - PF Ed Davis, North Carolina. The Wizards should enter flat out rebuilding mode. They'll just go with best player available, regardless of position.

7. Detroit Pistons - C Cole Aldrich, Kansas. Another soft team, another bad record. I don't think Aldrich will be more then servicable, but he should be a starter in this league.

8. Indiana Pacers - PF Donatas Motiejunas, Lithuania. Haha, another soft team. I sound like a broken record. They don't draft a guy who will change that, but he's talented and could make a nice inside/outside combo with Roy Hibbert.

9. Utah Jazz (from New York Knicks) - SF Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest.
Aminu can learn from a former great jack of all trades small forward in Andrei Kirilenko.

10. Los Angeles Clippers - SG Willie Warren, Oklahoma. The Clippers would have loved to nab Aminu, but they go with scoring off the bench.

11. Milwaukee Bucks - SG Xavier Henry, Kansas. Henry has fallen off lately, but I still really like him and think he will rise back into the top ten. He's a strong scoring guard. The Bucks need to finally move on from the Michael Redd era.

12. Memphis Grizzlies - PF/C Greg Monroe, Georgetown. You can never have enough back up big men.

13. New Orleans Hornets - PF Patrick Patterson, Kentucky. You can never have enough back up big men, especially if you trade away all of them because you are a cheap bastard.

From this point on I have pretty much every team taking best player available, so any commentary would be pretty much pointless.

14. Houston Rockets - PF Larry Sanders, VCU
15. Miami Heat - C Solomon Alabi, Florida St.
16. Charlotte Bobcats - PF Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi St.
17. Chicago Bulls - SG Avery Bradley, Texas
18. Miami Heat (from Toronto Raptors) - SF Devin Ebanks, West Virginia
19. Portland Trail Blazers - PF Jan Vesely, Czech Republic
20. Oklahoma City Thunder - PF Craig Brackins, Iowa St.
21. San Antonio Spurs - SF Damion James, Texas
22. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Phoenix Suns) - SF Stanley Robinson, Connecticut
23. New Jersey Nets (from Dallas Mavericks) - PG/SG Malcolm Lee, UCLA
24. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Utah Jazz) - PF Ekpe Udoh, Baylor
25. Atlanta Hawks - SF Kyle Singler, Duke
26. Orlando Magic - PG Sherron Collins, Kansas
27. Boston Celtics - C Jerome Jordan, Tulsa
28. Memphis Grizzlies (from Denver Nuggets) - PG Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas
29. Memphis Grizzlies (from Los Angeles Lakers) - PG/SG Alexey Shved, Russia
30. Cleveland Cavaliers - SF Nemanja Bjelica, Serbia

Jonathan Carrano

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