Mock Draft 3.0 – Part 3

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31. Charlotte Bobcats – John Jenkins, SG, Vanderbiltbobcats small logo

Jenkins is one of the top shooters in the draft and the Bobcats sorely lack talent. If Jenkins falls to the second round, he is a steal.

32. Washington Wizards – Will Barton, SG, Memphiswizards small logo

Barton can give the Wizards the spacing they need to allow John Wall to slash. Another wing that could easily go in the 20’s.

33. Cleveland Cavaliers – Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbiltcavs small logo

Cleveland has no true center on their roster, and Ezeli has some upside and should contribute right away.

34. Cleveland Cavaliers – Tornike Shengelia, PF, Charleroicavs small logo

Expect the Cavs to select at least one player who will be stashed overseas. Shengelia has a nose for scoring and can play some SF.

35. Golden State Warriors – Darius Miller, SF, Kentuckywarriors small logo

Experienced starter and solid all-around player, Miller helps Golden State upgrade its perimeter.

36. Sacramento Kings – Miles Plumlee, C, Dukekings small logo

Sacramento needs to find a big to pair with Cousins, and Plumlee not only is big but arguably among the most athletic prospects. Plumlee doesn’t need the ball to be effective.

37. Toronto Raptors – Tyshawn Taylor, PG, Kentuckyraptors small logo

Taylor is a first-round talent and great athlete, and if he falls this far is a no brainer for Toronto, which is looking hard at PGs in this draft.

38. Denver Nuggets – Orlando Johnson, SG, UC Santa Barbaranuggets small logo

Denver will look to find the promising wing on the board here, and Johnson would contribute right away with his scoring ability.

39. Detroit Pistons – Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginiapistons small logo

Beyond Monroe, the Pistons don’t get enough offense from their bigs. Jones would help space the court and give Monroe space since he is such a good shooter.

40. Portland Trail Blazers – Tomas Satoransky, SG, Sevillablazers small logo

According to a source, the Pistons are targeting international prospects with their second-round picks.  Satoransky has good size and ballhandling skills.

41. Portland Trail Blazers – Kyle O’Quinn, PF, Norfolk Stateblazers small logo

O’Quinn will provide valuable depth to a thin frontcourt. While Portland prefers to go international, if O’Quinn is here that may be too tough to pass on.

42. Milwaukee Bucks – Kevin Murphy, SG, Tennessee Techbucks small logo

Murphy is one of the top sleepers in the draft as many around the league didn’t feel he played against top competition, but Murphy is a gifted scorer with great size.

43. Atlanta Hawks – Drew Gordon, PF, New MexicoHawks small logo

Gordon has is a good rebounder with nice size and athleticism. If the Hawks select Gordon he could add depth to their frontcourt right away.

44. Detroit Pistons – Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon Statepistons small logo

According to several scouts Cunningham is the top athlete in this draft.  While very skinny, Cunningham is lightning fast and knows how to finish.

45. Philadelphia 76ers – Kostas Papanikolaou, SF, Olympiacossixers small logo

Papanikolaou is a very steady player that doesn’t necessarily excel in any one area but works hard and is productive despite not being very athletic.

46. New York Knicks – Darius Johnson-Odom, PG, Marquetteknicks small logo

DJO is a very athletic guard that can play both the point and off the ball. Gifted scorer that will be great off the bench.

47. Washington Wizards – Jae Crowder, PF, Marquettewizards small logo

Crowder was one of the most productive players in college, and while there are questions about his pro position, he gets the job done on the court.

48. Utah Jazz – Henry Sims, PF, Georgetownjazz small logo

Sims is an intriguing big because he is able to facilitate from the foul line and quick enough to get by his defender. Extremely long wingspan, 7’4”.

49. Orlando Magic – Darrion Pellum, SG, Hamptonmagic small logo

Pellum may be the biggest sleeper in the draft.  6’7” and a very talented scorer, this small-school product has captured the eyes of several executives.

50. Denver Nuggets – Furkan Aldemir, PF, Galatasaraynuggets small logo

Aldemir is a very good rebounder who can continue to play and develop overseas.  Not your typical European big man.

51. Boston Celtics – Scott Machado, PG, Ionaceltics small logo

Machado is an exciting player to watch and can light it up in a hurry. Would be a good fit in the Celtics locker room.

52. Golden State Warriors – Tu Holloway, PG, Xavierwarriors small logo

Holloway is a savvy point guard that knows how to run a team and is not afraid to take big shots. Would give the Warriors a backup point guard they need.

53. Los Angeles Clippers – Kim English, SF, Missouri

English is a solid all-around player that can shoot.  English has high IQ and can play all along the perimeter, which would help the Clippers.

54. Philadelphia 76ers – Kris Joseph, SF, Syracusesixers small logo

Joseph is a proven scorer and solid all-around player. Having played for four years at Syracuse, he is ready to step in and contribute right away.

55. Dallas Mavericks – Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&Mmavs small logo

Middleton’s stock took a dive this year due to injuries, but the talent there is intriguing. Middleton is long and athletic and can score off the dribble, something the Mavericks need.

56. Toronto Raptors – Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetownraptors small logo

Thompson is a very reliable shooter because of consistent mechanics. While at Georgetown, Thompson was a very good rebounder as well.

57. Brooklyn Nets – JaMychal Green, PF, Alabama

Green has had a great draft season as he excelled at Portsmouth and has really wowed teams in workouts. Green is very long and athletic and has a deceptively good offensive game.

58. Minnesota Timberwolves – Bernard James, C, Florida Statewolves small logo

Will contribute right away due to his size, strength, athleticism, and maturity. James’ character is highly regarded and if he weren’t 27 he would likely be a first round pick.

59. San Antonio Spurs – Leon Radosevic, PF, Milanospurs small logo

Radosevic is your typical European big: smart, polished, and not overly athletic. At 22, with his size would be a likely candidate for a team like the Spurs.

60. Los Angeles Lakers – Mike Scott, PF, Virginia

Scott is a very solid offensive player and shows polish.  Should be able to provide valuable minutes off the bench for a team right away.

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Joe Kotosh is the Editor-in-chief of Pro Basketball Draft, a leading scouting service in the world of professional basketball.  Before Joe created PBD he served as an NBPA & FIBA certified agent and scouted players all across the world. Born and raised in Cleveland, Joe also contributes to Fox Sports Ohio and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. You can follow Joe on Twitter @Probballdraft.

 

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