It will be interesting to see how the 2010 NBA Draft unfolds. There seems to be a consensus top five and then after it is a bit of a crap shoot. Here is my latest mock draft. Click on the players name for a full scouting report and click on the team’s name for a full list of off-season needs. You can also check out my 2011 NBA Mock Draft.
By: David Kay
31. New Jersey–Devin Ebanks, SF, West Virginia, 6-8, So.
Ebanks’ versatility and ability to defend several positions make him a good second round value. If only he could develop an outside jump shot…
Click here for an exclusive profile/interview of Ebanks
32. Oklahoma City (from MIN)- Willie Warren, G, Oklahoma, 6-4, So.
Warren was once a lottery prospect but struggled with his shot and injuries this past season causing his stock to plummet. Not sure how he would fit in OKC, but is too good a value to pass up at this point.
33. Sacramento– Elliot Williams, G, Memphis, 6-4, So.
The Kings need some depth in their backcourt and Williams has first round potential making him a solid choice.
34. Washington– Gani Lawal, PF, Georgia Tech, 6-9, Jr.
Lawal would provide some needed muscle and effort to the Wizards frontcourt.
35. Golden State– Ryan Richards, F/C, England, 7-0, 1989
He turned heads at the NBA Draft Combine and could potentially sneak into the first round. Don Nelson likes athletic bigs like Richards who can run the floor.
36. Detroit– Artsiom Parakhouski, C, Radford, 6-11, Sr.
Size, size, and more size. That’s what the Pistons need this off-season and that is Parakhouski’s biggest asset.
37. Milwaukee (from PHI)- Jarvis Varnado, PF, Mississippi State, 6-9, Sr.
If the Bucks don’t use their first round pick on an inside presence who can rebound and block shots, expect them to do so with one of their second round picks.
38. New York (from LAC)- Quincy Pondexter, G/F, Washington, 6-7, Sr.
Knicks probably draft the best two available players with back-to-back second round picks and plenty of holes on their roster.
39. New York– Greivis Vasquez, G, Maryland, 6-7, Sr.
Sticking with the best available player theory, this pick also fills a need as they have no current option at the point.
40. Indiana– Armon Johnson, PG, Nevada, 6-3, Jr.
Johnson sliding this low could be a blessing in disguise as the Pacers really need an upgrade at the point.
41. Miami (from NO)- Stanley Robinson, SF, UConn, 6-9, Sr.
Heat have three second round picks and probably load up on the best available talent hoping one or two of them can stick on the roster.
42. Miami (from Tor)- Jerome Jordan, C, Tulsa, 7-0, Sr.
Size, size, and more size. That’s what the Pistons need this off-season and that is Jordan’s biggest asset.
43. L.A. Lakers (from MEM)- Sherron Collins, PG, Kansas, 6-0, Sr.
Adding an experienced, tough-minded point guard would make sense since Derek Fisher is a free agent and Jordan Farmar is certainly not the long-term answer.
44. Portland (from CHI)- Miroslav Raduljica, C, Serbia, 7-1, 1988
A prospect the Blazers can store overseas for another year or two since they have no glaring need at this point.
45. Minnesota (from HOU)- Robin Benzing, F, Germany, 6-10, 1989
The T-Wolves are not going to keep all five of their second round picks, but stashing a foreign player overseas is the best option.
46. Phoenix (from CHA)-Luke Harangody, PF, Notre Dame, 6-8, Sr.
The Suns need some options in case Amare bolts this summer and though Harangody is not a gifted athlete, he knocks down open shots and plays hard.
Click here to read an interview/profile of Harangody
47. Milwaukee– Mikhail Torrance, G, Alabama, 6-5, Sr.
With Luke Ridnour a free agent, the Bucks could use a back-up for Brandon Jennings.
48. Miami– Da’Sean Butler, G/F, West Virginia, 6-7, Sr.
Butler has the ability to be a valuable bench player in the NBA due to his three-point shooting and history of being Mr. Clutch.
For a feature profile/interview of Butler go here
49. San Antonio- Paulo Prestes, C, Spain, 6-11, 1988
The Spurs have had success with overseas players in the past and could use some depth up-front.
50. Dallas (from OKC)- Tiny Gallon, PF, Oklahoma, 6-10, Fr.
Mavs could use some options down low since Brendan Haywood is a free agent, and Erick Dampier and Dirk Nowitzki could be gone as well.
51. Oklahoma City (from POR)– Lazar Hayward, SF, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
Jerry Sloan would love Hayward’s combination of experience, toughness, and outside shooting.
52. Boston- Trevor Booker, PF, Clemson, 6-8, Sr.
Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace are getting up their in age and Kendrick Perkins is in the final year of his contract so the C’s could use some fresh blood down low.
53. Atlanta– Dexter Pittman, C, Texas, 6-11, Sr.
The Hawks could use some muscle down low and Pittman is a big, wide body.
54. L.A. Clippers (from DEN)- Manny Harris, G, Michigan, 6-5, Jr.
Clips could use some depth in their backcourt.
55. Utah– Jon Scheyer, G, Duke, 6-5, Sr.
A three-point threat who could be a potential replacement for free agent Kyle Korver.
Click here for an exclusive interview/profile of Scheyer
56. Minnesota (from PHX)- Alexy Shved, G, Russia, 6-5, 1989
A combo guard, Shved is a natural talent who still has a ways to go in his development before he is ready to play in the association which is fine since the T-Wolves have five picks in the draft.
57. Indiana (from DAL)- Nemanja Bjelica, F, Serbia, 6-10, 1988
The Pacers could land a future replacement for Mike Dunleavy who is entering the final year of his contract.
58. L.A. Lakers- Mac Koshwal, PF, DePaul, 6-10, Jr.
The Lakers could use some depth up-front especially since Andrew Bynum always seems to be injured. I think Koshwal could be a sleeper second round steal.
For a feature profile on Koshwal go here
59. Orlando– Sylven Landesberg, SG, Virginia, 6-6, Soph.
Likely headed overseas or to the NBDL for a year or two since getting released from his scholarship at Virginia, Minnesota could hope he develops.
60. Phoenix (from CLE)- Charles Garcia, F, Seattle U, 6-10, Jr.
The Suns need to have options in case Amare bolts this summer.
Click here David’s first round.
Check out the Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.
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