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    NBA Mock Draft

    I do have one trade. The Sonics are supposedly shopping their first rounder and I think Dantoni will salivate over Mayo running the offense. I don't see OJ getting past Memphis unless Minnesota somehow passes on Brook Lopez, so NY will hae to trade up to get him.

    1.Chicago-Derrick Rose(PG-Memphis)
    2.Miami-Michael Beasley(PF-Kansas St)
    3.Minnesota-Brook Lopez(C-Stanford)
    *4.New York-OJ Mayo(PG-USC)
    5.Memphis-Danillo Gallinari(SF-Italy)
    *6.Seattle-Jerryd Bayless(SG-Ari)
    7.LA Clippers-Russell Westbrook(PG-UCLA)
    8.Milwaukee-Eric Gordon(SG-Indiana)
    9.Charlotte-Anthony Randolph(PF-LSU)
    10.New Jersey-DeAndre Jordan(C-TexAM)
    11.Indiana-Joe Alexander(SF-WVU)
    12.Sacramento-DJ Augustine(PG-Tex)
    13.Portland-Kevin Love(PF-UCLA)
    14.Golden State-Chase Budinger(SF-Arizona)
    15.Phoenix-Darrell Arthur(PF-Kansas)
    16.Philadelphia-Donte Greene(PF-Syracuse)
    17.Toronto-Chris Douglas-Roberts(SF-Memphis)
    18.Washington-Kosta Koufous(PF-Ohio St)
    19.Cleveland-Nicholas Batum(SF-France)
    20.Denver-Maresse Speights(C-Florida)
    21.New Jersey-Mario Chalmers(PG-Kansas)
    22.Orlando-Javale McGee(C-Nevada)
    23.Utah-Robin Lopez(C-Stanford)
    24.Seattle-Jason Thompson(PF-Rider)
    25.Houston-Bill Walker(SF-Kansas St)
    26.San Antonio-Nathan Jawai(C-Australia)
    27.New Orleans-Roy Hibbert(C-Georgetown)
    28.Memphis-Courtney Lee(SG-Western Ky)
    29.Detroit-Wayne Ellington(SG-UNC)
    30.Boston-Joey Dorsey(PF-Memphis)
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    Re: NBA Mock Draft

    I care most about who the Pacers pick and most "experts" have them taking DJ Augustine "because they need a PG." The Pacers suck, they need to take the best player available and if Joe Alexander is still available I think he is the guy they should take at 11. So I agree with you there.
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    Re: NBA Mock Draft

    I think that the Twolves will take OJ Mayo at 3.

    New York will probably take the Italian Gallinari now that Mike Dantoni is running the show.

    I also think Miami may trade down and take Bayless
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    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    I think that the Twolves will take OJ Mayo at 3.

    New York will probably take the Italian Gallinari now that Mike Dantoni is running the show.
    Agreed. Pretty much everyone in Minnesota is calling for Mayo with a few wanting BLopez. I have NY picking Danillo, but I think they might select EGJ too.

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    Don't see Indiana taking Joe Alexander. We have too much talent at the 3. Really hope we don't draft Augustin, but I could see that happening. I hate our draft position. I'd really love for Gordon to fall to us as we need a "star" Could see us drafting McGee but I think it is a bit of a reach.

    I can't assume or predict trades, so I will do my mock without them. I look for Chicago to trade Tyrus or Gooden and draft B-Easy.


    1.Chicago - F Michael Beasley
    2.Miami - PG Derrick Rose
    3.Minnesota - G OJ Mayo
    4.Seattle - G Jerryd Bayless
    5.Memphis - C Brook Lopez
    6.New York - SF Danillo Gallinari
    7.LA Clippers - SG Eric Gordon
    8.Milwaukee - SF Anthony Randolph
    9.Charlotte - C DeAndre Jordan
    10.New Jersey - PF Kevin Love
    11.Indiana - PG Russell Westbrook
    12.Sacramento - PG DJ Augustine
    13.Portland - SF Joe Alexander
    14.Golden State - C Javale McGee
    15.Phoenix - SG/F Chase Budinger
    16.Philadelphia - PF Maresse Speights
    17.Toronto - SF Nicholas Batum
    18.Washington - PF Darrell Arthur
    19.Cleveland- SG Chris Douglas-Roberts
    20.Denver - PF Donte Greene
    21.New Jersey - C Kosta Koufous
    22.Orlando - C Roy Hibbert
    23.Utah - C Robin Lopez
    24.Seattle - PF Nathan Jawai
    25.Houston - SF Bill Walker
    26.San Antonio - C Alexis Ajinca
    27.New Orleans - PG Mario Chalmers
    28.Memphis - PF Jason Thompson
    29.Detroit - SG/SF Courtney Lee
    30.Boston - PF DJ White
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    If Arthur falls to 18 and Chalmers falls to 27, there is a chance that both might return to KU next year. Neither has hired an agent. Arthur has said he will only go pro if he's projected in the top 15, and Chalmers wants to be in the top 20.

    Of course, with the recent controversy surrounding Arthur, he'll probably go pro anyway.

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    According to Chad Ford, Miami likes Mayo more than Beasley.

    As for the TWolves, I think they should take Mayo over Lopez. They need a superstar to reshape the franchise after trading Garnett. Lopez is a Chris Kaman type player while Mayo is a Gilbert Arenas, the latter will sell you more tickets. That being said, I think McHale botches the pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    According to Chad Ford, Miami likes Mayo more than Beasley.

    As for the TWolves, I think they should take Mayo over Lopez. They need a superstar to reshape the franchise after trading Garnett. Lopez is a Chris Kaman type player while Mayo is a Gilbert Arenas, the latter will sell you more tickets. That being said, I think McHale botches the pick.
    Mayo in Miami just seems like a recipe for disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Mayo in Miami just seems like a recipe for disaster.
    Agreed, but I would also agree with New York, which is where he would likely end up if Memphis doesnt take him.

    DWade is a FA in 2009, so it will either be the OJ Mayo show in South Beach, or a ploy to give Wade another superstar to complement him.

    I don't see how Beasley can slip past the top pick. He's easily the best player in the class, and a future superstar.
    Not necessarily.

    Beasley has a history of attitude problems, and is undersized for a PF. He is being compared to Carmelo but I don't see him having the same style of game. Carmelo is a slasher type of player while Beasley is more of a PF who can shoot the three. Problem is going to be size though, because Deng has SF all locked up.

    The Bulls also are overloaded at PF with Gooden, Tyrus Thomas, and Joakim Noah. I know you are thinking they can deal one, but the market is full of PF's compared to PG's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    If Arthur falls to 18 and Chalmers falls to 27, there is a chance that both might return to KU next year. Neither has hired an agent. Arthur has said he will only go pro if he's projected in the top 15, and Chalmers wants to be in the top 20.

    Of course, with the recent controversy surrounding Arthur, he'll probably go pro anyway.
    They will have to base that decision on what NBA people are telling them, they have to withdraw from the draft pretty soon I believe.

    Yeah, they have to withdraw before June 16th, 10 days before the draft.
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    Re: NBA Mock Draft

    I don't see how Beasley can slip past the top pick. He's easily the best player in the class, and a future superstar.

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    While Beasley is a big time talent and should be a great NBA player, finding a solid PF is a lot easier than finding an elite PG. If I was drafting for the Bulls I would take Rose and deal Hinrich for a C. The Bulls just took Noah in the 1st round last year and have about a dozen PF on their current roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasonBuzz3 View Post
    While Beasley is a big time talent and should be a great NBA player, finding a solid PF is a lot easier than finding an elite PG. If I was drafting for the Bulls I would take Rose and deal Hinrich for a C. The Bulls just took Noah in the 1st round last year and have about a dozen PF on their current roster.
    Elite PGs aren't what brings NBA titles, though. All-time transcendent stars and top of the era bigs do. Always take the big man when given the choice.

    It's not likely that Beasley becomes an all-time legend, but him becoming one of the best bigs of his time are quite a bit better, given his all-around skill set.

    The Bulls need a dominant big if they want to overtake Boston, Cleveland, or Detroit anytime soon. Hinrich won't bring the necessary top of the line big.
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    Re: NBA Mock Draft

    (Obviously excluding the top 2) I am really high on Mayo, Kevin Love, Joe Alexander, Russell Westbrook and Donte Greene being productive NBA players.
    I really hope the Bulls take Beasley, and the Wolves take Mayo. I think those are good pairings. Rose with Miami concenrs me - he's talented but will he actually get a chance to run the team with Wade and Marion? Will he get a chance to shoot more than 10 times a game with those two and Ricky Davis?

    1.Chicago - F Michael Beasley
    2.Miami - PG Derrick Rose
    3.Minnesota - G OJ Mayo
    4.Seattle - C Brook Lopez
    5.Memphis - PF Kevin Love
    6.New York - G Jerryd Bayless
    7.LA Clippers - SG Eric Gordon
    8.Milwaukee - SF Danillo Gallinari
    9.Charlotte - SF Joe Alexander
    10.New Jersey - SF Anthony Randolph
    11.Indiana - PG Russell Westbrook
    12.Sacramento - PF Donte Greene
    13.Portland - PG DJ Augustine
    14.Golden State - C DeAndre Jordan
    15.Phoenix -PF Darrell Arthur
    16.Philadelphia - C Javale McGee
    17.Toronto - C Robin Lopez
    18.Washington - PF Maresse Speights
    19.Cleveland- PF Nathan Jawai
    20.Denver - SF Nicholas Batum
    21.New Jersey - C Kosta Koufous
    22.Orlando - SG Chris Douglas-Roberts
    23.Utah - SG/F Chase Budinger
    24.Seattle - C Roy Hibbert
    25.Houston - SG Bill Walker
    26.San Antonio - PF DJ White
    27.New Orleans - SG Brandon Rush
    28.Memphis - PF J. J. Hickson
    29.Detroit - PF Jason Thompson
    30.Boston - PG Mario Chalmers

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    Expect Portland to trade out of the 13th pick. Pritchard is looking to add more athleticism in the backcourt and the Blazer's roster doesn't need to get any younger

    Kevin Love isn't a fit, BTW. Alexander might be.

    If Portland does draft at 13 it might be for someone else with the deal TBA after July 1
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