David K.’s 2008 NBA Mock Draft

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updated: 5/2/08     
     
1. Miami- Derrick Rose PG Memphis Fr. 6’4
Think: a more-talented Devin Harris     
     

2. Seattle- Michael Beasley PF Kansas St. Fr. 6’9
Think: a more-physical Carmelo Anthony     
     

3. Minnesota- O.J. Mayo G USC Fr. 6’5
Think: Gilbert Arenas     

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4. Memphis- Brook Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
Think: Jermaine O’Neal     
     
5. New York- Jerryd Bayless PG Arizona Fr. 6’3
Think: Monta Ellis     

     
6. L.A. Clippers- Eric Gordon SG Indiana Fr. 6’4
Think: Ben Gordon/Randy Foye     
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7 Milwaukee- Danilo Gallinari SF Italy 1988 6’8
Think: a more-athletic Toni Kukoc     

     
8. Charlotte- Anthony Randolph F LSU Fr. 6’10
Think: Chris Bosh     
     
9. Chicago- Russell Westbrook G UCLA So. 6’4
Think: Larry Hughes     
     
10. New Jersey- Kevin Love PF UCLA Fr. 6’9
Think: Chris Webber     
     
11. Indiana- DeAndre Jordan C Texas A&M Fr. 7’0
Think: Andrew Bynum     
     
12.Sacramento- Nicols Batum G/F France 1988 6’8
Think: Josh Howard     
     
13. Portland- Donte Greene SF Syracuse Fr. 6’10
Think: Rashard Lewis     
     
14. Golden State- Chase Budinger G/F Arizona So. 6’7
Think: Joey Graham     
     
15. *Phoenix- D.J. Augustin PG Texas So. 6’0
Think: Mike Conley Jr.     
     
16. Philadelphia- Darrell Arthur PF Kansas So. 6’9
Think: Kenyon Martin     
     
17. Toronto- JaVale McGee C Nevada So. 7’0
Think: Samuel Dalembert     
     
18. Washington- Marreese Speights F/C Florida So. 6’10
Think: Chris Wilcox     
     
19. Cleveland- Chris Douglas-Roberts SG Memphis Jr. 6’6
Think: Jamal Crawford     
     
20. Denver- Mario Chalmers PG Kansas Jr. 6’1
Think: Keyon Dooling     
     
21. >New Jersey- Brandon Rush G/F Kansas Jr. 6’6
Think: Anthony Parker     
     
22. Orlando- Kosta Koufos C Ohio St. Fr. 7’0
Think: Mehmet Okur     
     
23. Utah- Robin Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
Think: Anderson Varejao     
     
24. #Seattle- Alexis Ajinca PF France 1988 7’0
Think: Hakim Warrick      
     
25. Houston- Roy Hibbert C Georgetown Sr. 7’2
Think: Zydrunas Ilgauskas     
     
26. San Antonio- D.J. White PF Indiana Sr. 6’9
Think: Paul Milsap     
     
27. New Orleans- Courtney Lee SG W. Kentucky Sr. 6’5
Think: Anthony Parker     
     
28. ?Memphis- Davon Jefferson SF USC Fr. 6’8
Think: Darius Miles     
     
29. Detroit- Jason Thompson PF Rider Sr. 6’11
Think: Alan Henderson     
     
30. Boston- Kyle Weaver SG Washington St. Sr. 6’6
Think: Morris Peterson     
     

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Second Round     
31. Minnesota   Richard Hendrix PF Alabama Jr. 6’8
32. Seattle-   Joey Doresy PF Memphis Sr. 6’9
33. Portland-   Omri Cassipi SF Israel 1988 6’7
34. Minnesota-   J.J. Hickson PF N.C. State Fr. 6’9
35. L.A. Clippers-   DeVon Hardin C/F California Sr. 6’11
36. Portland-   Anton Ponkrashav PG Russia 1986 6’8
37. Milwaukee   Ante Tomic C Croatia 1987 7’2
38. Charlotte   Serge Ibaka PF Congo 1989 6’10
39. Chicago-   Nathan Jawai C/F Australia 1986 6’10
40. New Jersey-   Sonny Weems SG Arkansas Sr. 6’6
41. Indiana-   Shan Foster G/F Vanderbilt Sr. 6’6
42. Sacramento-   Pat Calathes F St. Joseph Sr. 6’10
43. Seattle-   Will Daniels SF Rhode Island Sr. 6’8
44. Golden St.-   Bryce Taylor SG Oregon Sr. 6’6
45. Sacramento-   Rodrigue Beaubois PG France 1988 6’3
46. Utah-   Derrick Caracter PF Louisville So. 6’9
47. San Antonio-   Anton Ponkrashav PG Russia 1986 6’8
48. Washington-   Joe Ingles SF Australia 1988 6’8
49. Phoenix-   Will Daniels SF Rhode Island Sr. 6’8
50. Seattle-   Reggie Williams SF VMI Sr. 6’6
51. Dallas-   Semih Urden C Turkey 1986 7’0
52. Miami-   Malik Hairston SG Oregon Sr. 6’6
53. Utah-   John Riek C Sudan 1990 7’2
54. Houston-   Gary Forbes G/F UMass Sr. 6’7
55. Portland-   Sean Singletary G Virginia Sr. 6’0
56. Seattle-   Goran Dragic PG Russia 1986 6’4
57. San Antonio-   DeMarcus Nelson SG Duke Sr. 6’3
58. L.A. Lakers-   Chris Lofton G Tennessee Sr. 6’2
59. Detroit-   Charles Rhodes PF Mississippi St. Sr. 6’8
60. Boston-   Josh Duncan F Xavier Sr. 6’9
     
Underclassmen declared for the Draft:     
 ~A.J. Abrams G Texas Jr. 5’11
 ~Joe Alexander F West Virginia Jr. 6’8
 ~Antonio Anderson SG Memphis Jr. 6’6
 ~Ryan Anderson PF California So. 6’10
 ~Darrell Arthur PF Kansas So. 6’9
 D.J. Augustin PG Texas So. 6’0
 Jarryd Bayless PG Arizona Fr. 6’3
 Michael Beasley PF Kansas State Fr. 6’9
 ~Keith Brumbaugh F Hillsboro C.C.  Jr. 6’10
 ~Chase Budinger G/F Arizona So. 6’7
 ~Derrick Caracter PF Louisville So. 6’9
 ~DeMarre Carroll F Missouri Jr. 6’8
 ~Josh Carter SF Texas A&M Jr. 6’7
 ~Mario Chalmers PG Kansas Jr. 6’1
 ~Lee Cummard SG BYU Jr. 6’7
 Chris Douglas-Roberts G/F Memphis Jr. 6’6
 ~Robert Dozier F Memphis Jr. 6’9
 ~Wayne Ellington SG North Carolina So. 6’4
 ~Alonzo Gee SG Alabama Jr. 6’6
 C.J. Giles C Oregon St. Jr. 6’11
 Eric Gordon SG Indiana Fr. 6’4
 ~Jamont Gordon G Mississippi St. Jr. 6’4
 ~Danny Green G/F North Carolina Jr. 6’5
 ~Donte Greene SF Syracuse Fr. 6’10
 ~Richard Hendix PF Alabama Jr. 6’8
 ~J.J. Hickson PF N.C. State Fr. 6’9
 ~Lester Hudson G UT-Martin Jr. 6’3
 Davon Jefferson SF USC Fr. 6’8
 ~Shawn James PF Duquesne Jr. 6’10
 ~DeAndre Jordan C Texas A&M Fr. 7’0
 ~Kosta Koufos C Ohio St. Fr. 7’0
 ~Ty Lawson PG North Carolina So. 5’11
 Brook Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
 Robin Lopez C Stanford So. 7’0
 ~Kevin Love PF UCLA Fr. 6’9
 ~Leo Lyons PF Missouri Jr. 6’9
 O.J. Mayo G USC Fr. 6’5
 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute F UCLA Jr. 6’7
 JaVale McGee C Nevada So. 7’0
 ~Jerel McNeal SG Marquette Jr. 6’3
 ~Jeremy Pargo PG Gonzaga Jr. 6’2
 ~Trent Plaisted C BYU Jr. 6’11
 Anthony Randolph F LSU Fr. 6’10
 John Riek C Sudan 1989 7’2
 Derrick Rose PG Memphis Fr. 6’4
 Brandon Rush G/F Kansas Jr. 6’6
 ~Josh Shipp SG UCLA Jr. 6’5
 ~Marreese Speights F/C Florida So. 6’10
 ~Ronald Steele PG Alabama Jr. 6’1
 ~Robert Vaden SG UAB Jr. 6’5
 ~Bill Walker SF Kansas State Fr. 6’6
 ~Russell Westbrook G UCLA So. 6’4
     
~has yet to hire an agent (underclassmen have until June 16th to return to school)     
     
     
Returning to School:     
 Earl Clark F Louisville So. 6’8
 Darren Collison PG UCLA Jr. 6’0
 Stephen Curry G Davidson So. 6’2
 Taj Gibson PF USC So. 6’9
 Blake Griffin PF Oklahoma Fr. 6’10
 Tyler Hansbrough PF North Carolina Jr. 6’8
 James Harden SG Arizona St. Fr. 6’5
 Dominic James PG Marquette Jr. 5’11
 Eric Maynor PG VCU Jr. 6’3
 Jeff Pendergraph PF Arizona St. Jr. 6’10
 A.J. Price PG UConn Jr. 6’2
 Scottie Reynolds PG Villanova So. 6’2
 Tyrese Rice PG Boston College Jr. 6’1
 Tyler Smith SF Tennessee So. 6’7
 Hasheem Thabeet C Uconn So. 7’3
 Terrence Williams G/F Louisville Jr. 6’6
 Sam Young SF Pitt Jr. 6’6
     
Trade restrictions:     
$ L.A. Clippers receive first round pick (top ten protected) from Minnesota (Marko     
Jaric trade)     
> New Jersey receives 2008 and 2010 first round picks from Dallas (Jason Kidd trade)     
&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)     
     
Team needs HAVE been taken into account with this Mock Draft     

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David K. (right) is an NBA Draft nerd born in the SICA who now lives in Wisconsin

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  1. paulmbanks says

    You are couting on the Bulls to send away Larry Hughes right? why else would you have them picking a guy who you compared to Larry Hughes?

  2. David K. says

    Westbrook is a combo guard, who plays more one than two… with Duhon a free agent, they need an alternative for Hinrich who had an awful year… Love could be a good fit there as well to add some offense up-front…

  3. paulmbanks says

    I agree that Hinrich was just God awful last season. and Duhon really doesnt belong in the league, so a true point guard is a need. but any kind of offense on the front line is sorely needed too.

  4. Jason Moe says

    Now That Is A Tight Picture

  5. paulmbanks says

    SHORTY!!!

    Senior executive consultant and president of SICA operations

  6. Jason Moe says

    I kinda want the Bulls to get Eric Gordon if he falls to them!!!
    I think the sky is the limit for him…

  7. David K. says

    I think Gordon is a bad idea for the Bulls… they already have Ben Gordon and Larry Hughes at the two who are shoot-first “I need the ball” type of guys… they gotta go point like Westbrook who can D it up or a low post scorer like Love or maybe even Darrell Arthur

  8. paulmbanks says

    Hinrich is not a real point guard, at leats not a real good one. And I agree with Dave that there are not enough balls to go around on the team right now. too many “chuckers” not enough “drive-and-kickers” or “distributors.” Adding Basketball Judas will only compound the problem, not ameliorate it

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