31. Charlotte Bobcats – Doron Lamb, SG Kentucky
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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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. Sacramento 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.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. 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.
47. 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.
48. 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.
49. 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.
50. 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.
51. 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.
52. 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
54. 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.
55. 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.
56: 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.
58. 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.
59. 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.
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.