2011 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round 6-23-11

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!!! Here is the latest second round of our 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  Be sure to check back throughout the day for updates.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and an NBA comparison.  Click on the team name for a look at their off-season needs.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and our 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do.

UPDATED: 6/23/11 (5:20 P.M.)

31. Miami (from MIN)- Josh Selby, G, Kansas, 6-3, Fr.
Since the point guard position remains an Achilles’ heel for the Heat, expect them to snag one here. Miami would go with talent over experience here and grab Josh Selby over a player like Shelvin Mack.

Go here for an interview with Selby from the NBA Draft Combine

32. Cleveland Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA, 6-8, Soph.
The Cavs need to add talent to the wing and Tyler Honeycutt would be a great value here.

33. Detroit (from Tor)- Darius Morris, PG, Michigan, 6-5, Soph.
I cannot get a solid pulse on Darius Morris.  He could go as high as the late-teens but falls in this scenario.  Rodney Stuckey is a restricted free agent and probably not the long-term solution at the point so Morris would provide some depth.

Go here for an interview with Morris from the NBA Draft Combine

34. WashingtonNorris Cole, PG, Cleveland State, 6-2, Sr.
The Wizards don’t have a back-up for John Wall and Norris Cole would be a solid value here.  

35. SacramentoJon Leuer, PF, Wisconsin, 6-11, Sr.
Since I don’t have the Kings drafting a big with their first round pick, they look for depth down low since Samuel Dalembert is a free agent.

Go here for an interview with Leuer from the NBA Draft Combine

36. New Jersey- Justin Harper, PF, Richmond, 6-9, Sr.
Since I have the Nets grabbing a guard at 27, they look for power forward depth here.

37. L.A.Clippers (from Det)- Jeremy Tyler, PF, USA, 6-10, 1991
The Clippers do not have a true back-up for Blake Griffin and could use bodies inside in case DeAndre Jordan leaves via free agency.

38. Houston (from LAC)- Shelvin Mack, PG, Butler, 6-2, Jr.
The Rockets grab Shelvin Mack in case they lose restricted free agent Goran Dragic in the off-season.

Go here for an in-depth profile of Mack

39. CharlotteCharles Jenkins, G, Hofstra, 6-3, Sr,
In trading Stephen Jackson, Bobcats could use another scoring off guard.

40. MilwaukeeMalcolm Lee, G, UCLA, 6-5, Jr.
Scott Skiles loves defense and Malcolm Lee is one of the top perimeter defenders in this draft.

41. L.A. LakersBojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
Since they have four second round picks, the Lakers can take a foreign talent like Bojan Bogdanovic.

42. IndianaAndrew Goudelock, PG, Charleston, 6-3, Sr.
T.J. Ford is a free agent so the Pacers could look to add a back-up to Darren Collison and Andrew Goudelock’s ability to shoot the ball should find him a spot on a roster.

43. Chicago (from UTAH)- Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia, 6-10, Jr.
Considering he could be taken in the late first round, Trey Thompkins would be a great value here and add even more depth up-front for Chicago.

44. Golden State (from PHX)- Chandler Parsons, SF, Florida, 6-10, Sr.
Chandler Parsons possesses great skill and versatility for his size which should land him a spot on a roster.

45. New Orleans (from PHI)- Jordan Williams, PF, Maryland, 6-9, Soph.
With David West doubtful for the start of the season as he rehabs his torn ACL, the Hornets would be wise to add a power forward.

46. L.A. Lakers (from NY)- E’Twaun Moore, SG, Purdue, 6-4, Sr.
Lakers add depth behind Kobe at the two which could especially be needed if Shannon Brown leaves via free agency.

Go here for an interview with Moore from the NBA Draft Combine

47. L.A. Clippers (from Hou)- Keith Benson, C, Oakland, 6-11, Sr.
The Clips could use a big man since Chris Kaman might be traded and DeAndre Jordan is a restricted free agent.

Go here for a feature profile on Benson

48. AtlantaTravis Leslie, SG, Georgia, 6-4, Jr.
With Jamal Crawford a free agent, the Hawks could use some depth on the wing.  Travis Leslie is a terrific athlete but still working on his all-around game.

49. MemphisGreg Smith,  F/C, Fresno State, 6-9, So.
With Marc Gasol a restricted free agent, the Griz could use another body inside.

50. Philadelphia (from NO)- David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
David Lighty would give the 76ers a versatile wing player who can defend in case Andre Iguodala gets traded.

Go here for an interview with Lighty from the NBA Draft Combine

51. PortlandDiante Garrett, PG, Iowa State, 6-4, Sr.
If the Blazers do not grab a point guard in the first round, they should look to do so here.  Diante Garrett has emerged as a legit second round prospect due to his performance in recent workouts.

52. Detroit Jereme Richmond, SF, Illinois, 6-7, Fr.
The Pistons can afford to roll the dice with their third pick of the draft.  Jereme Richmond is incredibly athletic but still very raw.

Go here for an interview with Richmond from the NBA Draft Combine

53. OrlandoWillie Reed, PF, St. Louis, 6-9, Jr.
Willie Reed gives Orlando another option at power forward besides Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson.

54. ClevelandScotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
Cavs grab more depth on the wing with their fourth pick of the draft.

55. BostonDeAndre Liggins, G/F, Kentucky, 6-6, Jr.
The Celtics could use some depth on the wing behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

Go here for an interview with Liggins from the NBA Draft Combine

56. L.A. Lakers– Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame, 6-3, Sr.
Derek Fisher is not getting any younger and Ben Hansbrough could stick on a roster due to his hard work and three-point range.

Go here for a feature profile on Hansbrough

57. Dallas- Michael Dunigan, C, USA, 6-10, 1989
The Mavs could use some insurance in the frontcourt in case Tyson Chandler leaves via free agency.

58. L.A. Lakers (from Mia)- Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
With Joe Smith and Theo Ratliff free agents and Andrew Bynum always banged up, Rick Jackson gives the Lakers a frontcourt option who can bang down low.

59. San AntonioMalcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State, 6-9, Sr.
Malcolm Thomas is worth a late draft flyer to possibly serve as a back-up to Richard Jefferson.

60. Sacramento (from Mil via Chi)- Cory Joseph, PG, Texas, 6-3, Fr.
I know I have the Kings taking Kemba in the first round, but Cory Joseph is worth the risk with the final pick of the draft.

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32. Cleveland- Cory Joseph, PG, Texas, 6-3, Fr.
Cavs could use a point guard of the future and though Cory Joseph is not NBA ready, he is a great second round value. 

33. Detroit (from Tor)- Justin Harper, PF, Richmond, 6-10, Sr.
Size, size, and more size should be the goal for the Pistons in this draft even though Justin Harper is more of a perimeter based four.

34. Washington- Marshon Brooks, SG, Providence, 6-5, Sr.
Marshon Brooks is a scorer who could provide an insurance policy if restricted free agent Nick Young is not back.

35. New Jersey- Travis Leslie, SG, Georgia, 6-4, Jr.
If the Nets grab a power forward with their first round pick, they should look for shooting guard depth with this pick.

36. Sacramento- Jeremy Tyler, PF, USA, 6-10, 1991
Samuel Dalembert is a free agent so the Kings could use some depth inside.

37. L.A.Clippers (from Det)- Keith Benson, C, Oakland, 6-11, Sr.
The Clips need to get some depth in the post since DeAndre Jordan is a free agent.

38. Houston (from LAC)- Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
With their third pick of the draft, the Rockets could afford to take a foreign prospect who likely stays overseas for another year or two.

39. Charlotte- Jordan Williams, PF/C, Maryland, 6-10, Soph.
The Bobcats need to add a bunch of size this off-season.

40. Milwaukee- Jon Leuer, PF, Wisconsin, 6-10, Sr.
The Bucks could use a scoring big man to come off the bench and Jon Leuer is an inside/outside threat.

41. L.A. Lakers- Jereme Richmond, SF, Illinois, 6-7, Fr.
Since they have four second round picks, the Lakers can afford to take a project like Jereme Richmond.

42. Indiana- Greg Smith, F/C, Fresno State, 6-10, Soph.
Pacers still likely address their need for depth in the frontcourt with this pick.

43. Chicago (from PHX)- Jimmy Butler, SF, Marquette, 6-7, Sr.
Jimmy Butler could find his niche in the NBA due to his versatility on defense which fits with Tom Thibaeau’s emphasis on D.

44. Golden State- Iman Shumpert, G, Georgia Tech, 6-5, Jr.
Warriors could use some depth at guard behind Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis and Iman Shumpert can play either guard position.

45. New Orleans- Charles Jenkins, SG, Hofstra, 6-3, Sr.
The Hornets are thin at the two guard and could use someone with Charles Jenkins’ scoring ability.

46. L.A. Lakers (from NY)- Nikola Vucevic, PF, USC, 6-10, Jr.
Nikola Vucevic provides frontcourt depth for the Lakers who have a walking wounded in Andrew Bynum.

47. L.A. Clippers (from Hou)- David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
David Lighty is the definition of a glue guy who could find a spot on a roster due to his ability to defend and his versatility.

48. Atlanta- Scotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
Scotty Hopson would be the best shooting guard available to help fill the void in case Jamal Crawford leaves via free agency.

49. Memphis- Michael Dunigan, F/C, Isreal, 6-10, 1989
Grizzlies need frontcourt depth since Marc Gasol and Shane Battier are free agents.

50. Philadelphia- Andrew Goudelock, PG, Charleston, 6-2, Sr.
The 76ers could use a three-point threat and Andrew Goudelock can light it up from deep.

51. Portland- Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
Since I have the Blazers grabbing a point guard in the first round, they look to add frontcourt depth with this pick.

52. Denver- Matthew Bryan-Amaning, PF, Washington, 6-9, Sr.
The Nuggets need depth up-front since Kenyon Martin is a free agent and Nene could opt out of his deal.

53. Orlando- DeAndre Liggins, G/F, Kentucky, 6-6, Jr.
Jason Richardson is a free agent so the Magic could use some options at shooting guard.

54. Cleveland- Chandler Parsons, SF, Florida, 6-9, Sr.
Cavs grab more depth on the wing with their fourth pick of the draft.

55. Boston- Jamie Skeen, PF, VCU, 6-9, Sr.
The C’s need some frontcourt depth since the O’Neals are all but washed up and Glen Davis and Nenad Kristic are free agents.

56. L.A. Lakers- Shelvin Mack, G, Butler, 6-3, Jr.
Derek Fisher is not getting any younger to the Lakers could use some fresh blood at the point.

57. Dallas- Isaiah Thomas, PG, Washington, 5-9, Jr.
Isaiah Thomas will enter the league with a chip on his shoulder and provide insurance in case J.J. Barea leaves via free agency.

58. L.A. Lakers (from Mia)- Giorgi Shermadini, C, Georgia, 7-1, 1989
Lakers go the foreign route with their fourth second round pick (if they end up keeping them all which is highly unlikely.)

59. San Antonio- Malcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State, 6-8, Sr.
Malcolm Thomas is worth a late draft flyer to possibly serve as a back-up to Richard Jefferson.

60. Sacramento (from Mil via Chi)- Norris Cole, PG, Cleveland State, 6-2, Sr.
Norris Cole is too good to not get drafted, even if the Kings end up grabbing a point guard with their first round pick.

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