2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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Cliff Alexander isn’t evil, but he’s also not a sympathetic character


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Perhaps John Groce and Illinois lucked out when Cliff Alexander rejected them? Had Alexander picked the Illini instead of just trolling them on signing day, maybe his freshman year would have gone differently?

Or maybe not. Kansas didn’t have a whole of positives with their Cliff Alexander experience either. Yet here we are, still talking about a guy who went un-drafted, and didn’t accomplish anything on the college level either.

Alexander had a disastrous rookie season, lost his eligibility due to his mother allegedly taking money from an agent, supposedly bad-mouthed KU on his way out, and did not get picked in the NBA Draft Thursday night. A year ago at this time he was rated the #2 prospect in the entire NBA Draft class.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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About those Trey Lyles to the New York Knicks rumors


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With picks one, two and three locked and loaded, #4, with New York, is where this Draft truly begins. There’s talk of Cauley-Stein’s former teammate Trey Lyles going to Madison Square Garden, as the Knicks worked him out. I don’t get this either as Lyles is slotted go around 14 or 15; and NYK is obviously up fourth. But here’s more on that.

The Knicks are very unpredictable, because the Knicks are the NBA’s…..well, I think the NBA on TNT summed it up best with their “Gone Fishin” segment on the Inside the NBA:

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Willie Cauley-Stein could go as high as #4 or as low as #10


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Seven footer Willie Cauley-Stein served himself well by returning to Kentucky for another season. He will be quite an interesting project pick for the NBA team that does draft him. The Forward/Center could go as high as #4 to the New York Knicks. There’s smoke on that front, but is there fire as well?

His former Coach, John Calipari fielded a question about that a couple days ago. Coach Cal said much, but also said nothing that gives us an answer on that front. Cal’s response to that query was less than enlightening.

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Will Dakari Johnson be a NBA first round draft pick?


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Former Kentucky Wildcats Center Dakari Johnson looks like an NBA first round draft pick. He’s young, unpolished, but full of potential. He could be a tremendous project for a NBA GM. Even with two seasons under his belt in Lexington, there is still some rawness to him. Johnson was in fact the youngest player on the 2013-2014 team that lost to UConn in the national title game.

Here’s where we have Dakari in our latest 2015 NBA Mock Draft (full mock here)

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2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Who each team would draft if they got #1


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The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday evening and once the ping pong balls are revealed, the order will officially be set for the 2015 NBA Draft. Two big men are projected to be selected 1-2 in the draft; Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky. Okafor is one of the most advanced low post scoring young big men to come out of college basketball in quite some time while Towns brings more of an inside/outside ability to the floor.

Here is a breakdown of each team and if they win the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, who they should select with that top pick.

If you believe in the NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, check out Paul M. Banks’ article predicting how the ping pong balls will roll out Tuesday night.

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2015 NBA Draft Early Entrants 4-24-15


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The 2015 NBA Draft class is starting to shape up. Here is an updated list of underclassmen who have declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and where they could end up being selected, or those who have announced their intentions to return to school.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more…]