2008 NBA Mock Draft


By David K.


1. ^Miami- Michael Beasley F Kansas St. Fr. 6’9
Think: a more physical Carmelo Anthony     
2. Seattle- Derrick Rose PG Memphis Fr. 6’4
Think: Devin Harris     
3. &Memphis- Brook Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
Think: Jermaine O’Neal     
4. Minnesota- O.J. Mayo G USC Fr. 6’5
Think: Gilbert Arenas     
5. New York- Jerryd Bayless PG Arizona Fr. 6’3
Think: Monta Ellis     
6. L.A. Clippers- Danilo Gallinari SF Italy 1988 6’8
Think: Toni Kukoc     
7. Milwaukee- Kevin Love PF UCLA Fr. 6’9
Think: Chris Webber     
8. Charlotte- Eric Gordon SG Indiana Fr. 6’4
Think: Ben Gordon/Randy Foye     
9. Chicago- D.J. Augustin PG Texas So. 6’0
Think: Mike Conley Jr.     
10. Indiana- Hasheem Thabeet C UConn So. 7’3
Think: Ben Wallace (but six inches taller)     

11. New Jersey- Nicols Batum G/F France 1988 6’8
Think: Josh Howard     
12. Sacramento- Russell Westbrook G UCLA So. 6’4
Think: Larry Hughes     
13. Portland- Anthony Randolph F LSU Fr. 6’10
Think: Tayshaun Prince     
14. Golden State- Darren Collison PG UCLA Jr. 6’1
Think: A less-talented Chris Paul     
15. *Phoenix- Ty Lawson PG North Carolina So. 5’11
Think: T.J. Ford     
16. Philadelphia- Tyler Hansbrough PF North Carolina Jr. 6’9
Think: Eduardo Najera     
17. Toronto- JaVale McGee C Nevada So. 7’0
Think: Kendrick Perkins     
18. Washington- Tyler Smith SF Tennessee Jr. 6’7
19. Cleveland- Chris Douglas-Roberts SG Memphis Jr. 6’6
Think: Jamal Crawford     
20. Dallas- Robin Lopez C Stanford Fr. 7’0
Think: Anderson Varejao     
21. Denver- Brandon Rush G/F Kansas Jr. 6’6
Think: Anthony Parker     
22. Orlando- Darrell Arthur PF Kansas So. 6’9
Think: Kenyon Martin     
23. Utah- Roy Hibbert C Georgetown Sr. 7’2
Think: Zydrunas Ilgauskas     
24. Houston- Alexis Ajinca PF France 1988 7’0
Think: Nick Fazekas     
25. #Seattle- Courtney Lee SG W. Kentucky Sr. 6’5
Think: Anthony Parker     

26. ?Memphis- Bill Walker G/F Kansas State Fr. 6’6
Think: DerMarr Johnson     
27. San Antonio- D.J. White PF Indiana Sr. 6’9
Think: Paul Milsap     
28. New Orleans- Jason Thompson PF Rider Sr. 6’11
Think: Alan Henderson     
29. Detroit- Mario Chalmers PG Kansas Jr. 6’1
Think: Keyon Dooling     
30. Boston- Kyle Weaver SG Washington St. Sr. 6’6
Think: Morris Peterson     
Second Round     
31   Richard Hendrix PF Alabama Jr. 6’8
32   Jamont Gordon G Mississippi St. Jr. 6’4
33   Joey Doresy PF Memphis Sr. 6’9
34   J.J. Hickson PF N.C. State Fr. 6’9
35   DeVon Hardin C/F California Sr. 6’11
36   Josh Shipp SG UCLA Jr. 6’5
37   Nathan Jawai C/F Australia 1986 6’10
38   Serge Ibaka PF Congo 1989 6’10
39   Ante Tomic C/F Croatia 1987 7’1
40   Sonny Weems SG Arkansas Sr. 6’6
41   Shan Foster G/F Vanderbilt Sr. 6’6
42   Charles Rhodes PF Mississippi St. Sr. 6’8
43   Nikola Pekovic F/C Serbia 1986 6’11
44   Bryce Taylor SG Oregon Sr. 6’6
45   Rodrigue Beaubois PG France 1988 6’3
46   Derrick Caracter PF Louisville So. 6’9
47   Chris Lofton G Tennessee Sr. 6’2
48   Anton Ponkrashav PG Russia 1986 6’8
49   Will Daniels SF Rhode Island Sr. 6’8
50   DeMarcus Nelson SG Duke Sr. 6’3
51   Semih Urden C Turkey 1986 7’0
52   Malik Hairston SG Oregon Sr. 6’6
53   Kentrell Gransberry F/C S. Florida Sr. 6’9
54   Aleks Maric C Nebraska Sr. 6’11
55   Reggie Williams SF VMI Sr. 6’6
56   Sasha Kaun C Kansas Sr. 6’11
57   Goran Dragic PG Russia 1986 6’4
58   Sean Singletary G Virginia Sr. 6’0
59   Marcelus Kemp SG Nevada Sr. 6’5
60   Derrick Low PG Washington St. Sr. 6’1

Underclassmen declared for the Draft:     
 ~Derrick Caracter PF Louisville So. 6’9
 ~Richard Hendix PF Alabama Jr. 6’8
 ~J.J. Hickson PF N.C. State Fr. 6’9
 Brook Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
 Robin Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
 JaVale McGee C Nevada So. 7’0
 ~Robert Vaden SG UAB Jr. 6’5
~has yet to hire an agent     
Returning to School:     
 Stephen Curry G Davidson So. 6’2
 James Harden SG Arizona St. Fr. 6’5
Trade restrictions:     
$ L.A. Clippers receive first round pick (top ten protected) from Minnesota (Marko     
Jaric trade)     
^ Minnesota receives first round pick (2008 lottery protected) from Miami (Ricky Davis)     
&Washington receives first round pick (top 19 protected in ’08 from Memphis, Juan     
Carlos Navarro trade)     
* Phoenix receives un-protected first round pick from Atlanta (Joe Johnson trade)     
# Seattle receives 2008 and 2010 first round picks from Phoenix (Kurt Thomas trade)     
? Memphis receives 2008 and 2010 first round picks from Lakers (Pau Gasol trade)     
Team needs HAVE been taken into account with this Mock Draft     


Unfortunately for the Drew Tang Clan, Drew Neitzel is not on anyone’s draft boards.

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  1. paulmbanks says

    I hope Drew Neitzel’s sister is not too devastated when she sees that her brother did not make Dave’s cut here

  2. Andy Weise says

    Bill Walker = Dermarr Johnson… YUCK! Hopefully Walker isn’t that bad… Robin Lopez — hoping he drops second round to the WOLVES!

  3. Charley Davis says

    Why are you denigrating Derrick Rose by comparing his game to that overachieving Badger? Not once did Wisconsin steamroll the NCAAs the way Pooh has led Calipari’s crew. D-Will is a better role model. He could have followed in his Illini footsteps, but no. Reggie thought otherwi$e.

  4. The Statue of Harold Baines says

    What is that glowing thing around Erin Neitzel’s neck?

  5. paulmbanks says

    Devin Harris=best pro player in Wisconsin history. Best pro player in Illini history=Derek Harper. With a couple more seasons D. Will could easily pass him up. Rose has a big challenge to pass up Anfernee Hardaway as the best player from his school.

  6. Rose is similar to Harris in his style of play… both are taller, athletic point guards who are terrific in transition and at attacking the hoop… but neither guys are/were great shooters coming out of college… Don’t get me wrong, I’ll think Rose will be better than Harris, but they have similar games…

  7. Charley Davis says

    Paul- Michael Finley says hello.

    David- Rose is much stronger as a freshman than Harris is now.

  8. The Statue of Harold Baines says

    I’m not that impressed by Finley’s pro career. He benfitted from a great supporting cast! then again Devin Harris’s team is not looking too good right now!

  9. paulmbanks says

    met Michael Finley…don’t think he’s that impressive in the NBA. then again not many Badgers have been! Alando Tucker doesn’t have to set the world on fire if he wants to break new ground in this department.

  10. paulmbanks says

    Love declared today

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