Mock Draft 5.0 — Part III


31. Charlotte Bobcats – Doron Lamb, SG Kentuckybobcats small logo

Lamb is one of the best shooters in the draft, can play either guard spot in spurts or come off the bench as a shooter. We had the ‘Cats taking Miles Plumlee here in Mock 4.0, but we are now thinking MJ goes for a scorer over a big. Of course, if the Bobcats wheel and deal as many expect, pick No. 30 could be someone else’s.

wizards small logo32. Washington Wizards – Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt

Both Nene and Emeka Okafor are getting older, and selecting Ezeli to develop behind them would be a good move for the Wizards. Ezeli is a quality defender and rebounder but can’t give you much on offense.

cavs small logo33. Cleveland Cavaliers – John Jenkins, SG, Vanderbilt

Arguably the top shooter in the draft but is underrated at getting to the basket.  Jenkins would immediately be in the mix to start at SG in Cleveland.

cavs small logo34. Cleveland Cavaliers – Kosta Papanikolaou, SF, Olympiacos

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. Cleveland, if it keeps all four picks, will definitely look to stash at least one prospect overseas for a year or two.

warriors small logo35. Golden State Warriors – Darius Miller, SF, Kentucky

Experienced starter and solid all around player, Miller helps Golden State upgrade its perimeter. Very good at knocking down open looks.

36. Sacrkings small logoamento Kings – Tyshawn Taylor, PG, Kansas

One of the best athletes in the draft, extremely high upside. Despite concerns about his jump shot, he can do enough other things to have an impact. With Tyreke Evans the subject of rampant trade speculation, a playmaker could be needed behind Isiah Thomas.

raptors small logo37. Toronto Raptors – Miles Plumlee, C, Duke

Plumlee’s stock has soared with great performances in workouts.  Bigs with Plumlee’s size and athleticism are hard to come by.

nuggets small logo38. Denver Nuggets – Kyle O’Quinn, PF, Norfolk State

The Nuggets can simply sit back and take the top players that fall to them.  O’Quinn has great length and the ability to face the basket.  O’Quinn has a lot of promise.

pistons small logo39. Detroit Pistons – Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon State

According to several scouts Cunningham is the top athlete in this draft. Cunningham is lightning fast and knows how to finish, which is something Detroit has needed ever since they let Arron Affallo get away. Can play both guard spots.

blazers small logo40. Portland Trail Blazers – Tomas Satoransky, SG, Sevilla

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

blazers small logo41. Portland Trail Blazers – Kim English, SF, Missouri

English is rising up the boards rapidly thanks to great workouts where he has been able to show off his jumper.  English has the versatility to play multiple positions on the perimeter.

bucks small logo42. Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Johnson, SG, UC Santa Barbara

Johnson is smooth scoring guard that will contribute right away with his point production ability. The Bucks will look for some perimeter help if they can find a big to replace Andrew Bogut when they pick in the first round.

Hawks small logo43. Atlanta Hawks –  Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M

A disappointing season caused Middleton’s stock to tumble but his talent is undeniable.  Middleton is a great athlete and can score.

pistons small logo44. Detroit Pistons – Furkan Aldemir, PF, Galatasaray

Aldemir is a very good rebounder who can continue to play and develop overseas.  Not your typical European big man as he does not shy away from contact. Beyond Greg Monroe, the Pistons don’t get enough offense from their bigs. Could be the next of the Turks, following Hedo Turkoglu, Semih Erden and Omer Asik.

sixers small logo45. Philadelphia 76ers – Tornike Shengelia, PF, Charleroi

Shengelia has a nose for scoring the basketball and is a very good athlete.  Should be able to play some SF for Philadelphia as well when he enters the NBA.

Hornets small logo46. New Orleans Hornets – Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico

Gordon is a very good rebounder and has nice athleticism.  Despite taking Anthony Davis the Hornets need more quality bigs and Gordon should be able to help off the bench.

jazz small logo47. Utah Jazz – Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia

Jones is a sweet-shooting PF that will give the Jazz a dimension they lack.  Very productive and efficient.

knicks small logo48. New York Knicks – Darius Johnson-Odom, PG, Marquette

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, and a third point guard will be needed behind Jeremy Lin and whichever veteran the Knicks can bring in.

magic small logo49. Orlando Magic – Kevin Murphy, SG, Tennesse Tech

An under the radar wing, Murphy is long and can score.  Murphy best attribute is his ability to shoot from outside.

nuggets small logo50. Denver Nuggets – Mike Scott, PF, Virginia

Scott has been an impressive workout throught the draft season and is a very productive player.  Scott is very polished and should be able to contribute right away off the bench.

celtics small logo51. Boston Celtics – Scott Machado, PG, Iona

Machado is one of the more exciting players as he can light it up in a hurry. A real PG that will give Boston a nice change of pace to Rajon Rondo. If Machado lasts this long he is a steal.

warriors small logo52. Golden State Warriors – Quincy Acy, PF, Baylor

Acy describes himself as a Reggie Evans type of player, and watching him that is a fair description.  Acy is an athletic big that can defend multiple positions, rebound, and block some shots.

53. Los Angeles Clippers – Kris Joseph, SF, Syracuse

According to a source the Clippers want to add players who can help immediately and Joseph will do that. Joseph had a productive career at Syracuse and is an all around player that can scorer

sixers small logo54. Philadelphia 76ers – Bernard James, C, Florida State

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.

mavs small logo55. Dallas Mavericks – Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga

Sacre is a name to watch as he has legit size and is a very athletic shot blocker.  Sacre should be a solid defender especially off screens.

raptors small logo56: Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier

Holloway is a savvy point guard that knows how to run a team and is not afraid to take big shots.  For the Raptors he would be a great backup and fit right into the locker room.

57. Brooklyn Nets – Henry Sims, PF, Georgetown

Sims is a unique big that can that facilitate from the foul line and quick enough to get by his defender.  Sims is also a good reboudner and shot blocker with his 7’4” wingspan.

wolves small logo58. Minnesota Timberwolves – Jae Crowder, SF, Marquette

Crowder was one of the most productive players in college and while there are questions about his position, he gets the job done on the court.  Doesn’t need the ball and is a good rebounder.

spurs small logo59. San Antonio Spurs – Leon Radosevic, PF, Milano

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 – Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown

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

For Mock Draft 4.0, click here.

For Mock Draft 3.0, click here.

For Mock Draft 2.0, click here.

For Mock Draft 1.0, click here.

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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