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Looking ahead to the NBA draft, teams will soon know they are lottery worthy. Each option is based purely on team need, and the rankings come from DraftExpress Top 100. Let us know if you agree with your teams needs, and the options selected. If not, let us know why and you might be able to convince us to change our minds!
|Team||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4||Option 5|
|Atlanta Hawks||Jeff Taylor SF||Tony Wroten PG/SG||Moe Harkless SF||Dion Waiters SG||Evan Fournier SG/SF|
|Boston Celtics||Terrence Ross SG/SF||Quincy Miller SF||Jeff Taylor SF||Moe Harkless SF||Dion Waiters SG|
|Charlotte Bobcats||Anthony Davis PF||Andre Drummond C||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||Thomas Robinson PF||Bradley Beal SG|
|Chicago Bulls||Tyshawn Taylor PG||John Jenkins SG||Doron Lamb SG||Will Barton SG/SF||Tomas Satoransky PG/SG|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Anthony Davis PF||Andre Drummond C||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||Thomas Robinson PF||Bradley Beal SG|
|Team||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4||Option 5|
|Dallas Mavericks||No First Round Pick|
|Denver Nuggets||Austin Rivers SG||Terrence Ross SG/SF||Tony Wroten PG/SG||Dion Waiters SG||Evan Fournier SG/SF|
|Detroit Pistons||Thomas Robinson PF||Jared Sullinger C||Harrison Barnes SF||John Henson PF||Perry Jones PF|
|Golden State Warriors||Royce White PF||Fab Melo C||Draymond Green PF||Andrew Nicholson PF/C||Festus Ezeli C|
|Houston Rockets||Jeremy Lamb SG||Austin Rivers SG||Terrence Ross SG/SF||Quincy Miller SF||Jeff Taylor SF|
|Indiana Pacers||Arnett Moultrie PF/C||Royce White PF||Fab Melo C||Andrew Nicholson PF/C||Festus Ezeli C|
|LA Clippers||No First Round Pick|
|LA Lakers||No First Round Pick|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Marquis Teague PG||Tony Wroten PG/SG||Arnett Moultrie PF/C||Royce White PF||Tyshawn Taylor PG|
|Miami Heat||Arnett Moultrie PF/C||Royce White PF||Fab Melo C||Draymond Green PF||Festus Ezeli C|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Perry Jones PF||Tyler Zeller C||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Jeremy Lamb SG||Meyers Leonard C|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||No First Round Pick|
|New Jersey Nets||No First Round Pick|
|New Orleans Hornets||Anthony Davis PF||Andre Drummond C||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||Thomas Robinson PF||Bradley Beal SG|
|New York Knicks||No First Round Pick|
|Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Orlando Magic||Tyler Zeller C||Meyers Leonard C||Arnett Moultrie PF/C||Fab Melo C||Festus Ezeli C|
|Philadelphia Sixers||John Henson PF||Perry Jones PF||Tyler Zeller C||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Meyers Leonard C|
|Phoenix Suns||Harrison Barnes SF||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Jeremy Lamb SG||Damian Lillard PG||Kendall Marshall PG|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Bradley Beal SG||Harrison Barnes SF||Tyler Zeller C||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Jeremy Lamb SG|
|Sacramento Kings||Anthony Davis PF||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||Thomas Robinson PF||Jared Sullinger C||Harrison Barnes SF|
|San Antonio Spurs||No First Round Pick|
|Toronto Raptors||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||Thomas Robinson PF||Jared Sullinger C||Harrison Barnes SF||John Henson PF|
|Utah Jazz||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Terrence Ross SG/SF||Quincy Miller SF||Jeff Taylor SF||Moe Harkless SF|
|Washington Wizards||Anthony Davis PF||Thomas Robinson PF||Bradley Beal SG||Jared Sullinger C||John Henson PF|
Atlanta Hawks - 2005 ruined the Hawks chances at ever winning an NBA Championship. In desperate need of a PG, the Hawks passed on Chris Paul and Deron Williams to select SF Marvin Williams #2 overall. It is time to right that wrong and move on from Williams. Jeff Teague is the future PG, Joe Johnson is locked up, Josh Smith needs to be locked up(or traded for a nice package, you can not afford to let him just walk away) and Al Horford is there in the middle.
Chicago Bulls - One of the deepest teams in the NBA, and pretty strong at every position, even on the bench. They got Luol Deng's backup last season in Jimmy Butler and now they need to give the reigning MVP some support. However, if there is no PG worth taking at the end of the 1st round, selecting a project SG is not a terrible idea.
Houston Rockets - With two, possible three, first round picks the Rockets should be able to draft the pieces they are missing, like a franchise Center. They also could flip these picks to acquire a franchise player.
Indiana Pacers - The Pacers should be able to avoiding making a selection in the top 15 this season, something they haven't done since 2006. Dunleavy and Rush are gone, which means Paul George is now starting, leaving the bench depleted. After acquiring Leandro Barbosa,a SF should now be the focus, but finding a backup for Roy Hibbert is not a bad idea either, now that Josh McRoberts is a Laker.
Los Angeles Lakers - The Lakers traded away both of their first round draft picks to acquire Ramon Sessions and Jordan Hill. Do you agree that was the right move? I dont.
Memphis Grizzlies - Gilbert Arenas was an emergency addition. The need to find Conley a backup.
Minnesota Timberwolves - I am not even sure why I have them here since the Hornets have their pick VIA the Chris Paul trade. It is unprotected.
New Orleans Hornets - I orginally hated the CP3 trade, then saw the potential and realized it could work. But with Eric Gordon missing most of the season and the though of him leaving the Hornets in the offseason, I am beginning to wonder if Luis Scola and Kevin Martin could have helped this team. However, two potential lottery picks can ease any teams pain in a draft this deep.
Philadelphia 76ers - They need to add to the front court rotation.
Sacramento Kings - With Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette and Marcus Thorton, the Kings lack a need for guards. The Kings need to look for a big man to pair up with DMC.
San Antonio Spurs - The Spurs have great drafts, even when they don't own any draft picks! Last year they somehow were able to add Kawhi Leonard and Cory Joseph to their roster via trades. This year they will need to do the same as they traded their draft pick to the Warriors for Stephen Jackson.
Toronto Raptors - With their lottery pick, the Raptors should look to the SF position. Anyone will be better than the ones they currently are playing.
Washington Wizards - The Wizards dealt their starting SG to the Clippers and C to the Nuggets. They replaced JaVale McGee with Nene and replaced Nick Young with Jordan Crawford who will be given every opportunity to prove himself. Now the Wizards can look for a scoring guard or a PF in the draft.
2012 NBA Mock Draft
|1||Charlotte||Anthony Davis PF||I personally believe this is a terrible fit for Davis and the Bobcats, but everyone knows he will go #1|
|2||Washington||Thomas Robinson PF||Wall & Robinson along with Nene & Jordan Crawford could actually make noise in the Eastern Conf, as long as they get the right coach…Mike D'Antoni?|
|3||Cleveland||Andre Drummond C||A great fit for the Cavaliers and could learn a TON from Anderson Vareajo. Could use a player like MKG though.|
|4||New Orleans||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF||If they can convince Eric Gordon to stay, EG and MKG could revamp that franchise in just a couple years. They still need to find a PG though.|
|5||New Jersey (Portland has pick if not in top 3)||Bradley Beal SG||Portland's Pick: I don’t see how LeMarcus Aldrige and Jared Sullinger can play together. They need a true center so Aldridge can play PF. Bradley Beal can be what they wanted Jamal Crawford to be.|
|6||Sacramento||Jared Sullinger C||Sullinger and DMC could make the strongest front court in the NBA.|
|7||Golden State (Utah has pick if not in top 7)||Damian Lillard PG||Utah's Pick: Few teams in the NBA need a PG as much as the Jazz do and Lilard wont be there at pick 18.|
|8||Toronto||Harrison Barnes SF||No team in the NBA needs a SF the way the Raptors do.|
|9||Detroit||John Henson PF||Henson and Monroe should fit nicely together and only make Brandon Knights nights easier.|
|10||New Orleans via Minnesota||Tyler Zeller C||I honestly believe Tyler Zeller is the most NBA ready player in the draft. The Hornets would be lucky to land Zeller at #10.|
|11||Portland||Meyers Leonard C||As stated above Portland needs a true center. Meyers Leonard will allow LeMarcus Aldridge to play his natural 4 position.|
|12||Milwaukee||Jeremy Lamb SG||As long as they sign Ersan Ilyasova, the Bucks really only will be lacking a C. With no C in reach, adding Lamb to a Jennings/Ellis backcourt give the Bucks even more fire power.|
|13||Phoenix||Kendall Marshall PG||Nash is done in PHX and Marshall should be starting from day 1.|
|14||Houston (Nets have pick if not top 14)||Austin Rivers SG||Kevin Martin can't stay healthy and they REALLY need to look to move his expiring contract.|
|15||Philadelphia||Perry Jones PF||Not much depth at the 4|
|16||Dallas (Houston has pick if not top 20)||Terrence Jones SF/PF||Could be for the Mavs what they hoped Odom would have been.|
|17||Houston via New York||Marquis Teague PG||Dragic could walk and sign on to be a starting PG somewhere.|
|18||Utah||Quincy Miller SF||Josh Howard started playoff games this year. They need help.|
|19||Orlando||Fab Melo C||I know this is a HUGE reach, but with the possibility of Howard missing time and the lack of a big behind him the Magic need someone else to help protect the rim|
|20||Denver||Dion Waiters SG||Andre Miller may find work elsewhere, and the Nuggets will need to be able to spell Lawson. Waiters can run the point, while also playing off the ball.|
|21||Boston||Terrence Ross SG/SF||Allen and Pierce are not getting any younger and who knows how much longer they will be wearing the Celtics jersey.|
|22||Atlanta||Jeff Taylor SF||Marvin Williams was great coming off the bench, but you can't expect the Hawks to go with starting Teague/Hinrich next season.|
|23||Boston via L.A. Clippers||Arnett Moultrie PF/C||Boston needs to get bigger.|
|24||Cleveland via L.A. Lakers||Moe Harkless SF||Harkless is young, but super talented and there are no future SF on the Cavs roster.|
|25||Memphis||Tony Wroten PG/SG||Nearly the entire team is under contract for next season but Wroten should be able to spell Conley for 8--12 minutes a night.|
|26||Indiana||Festus Ezeli C||Need someone behind Hibbert on the depth chart.|
|27||Miami||Draymond Green PF||Miami could really use a player bigger than 6'8 but there are few of those in this draft.|
|28||Oklahoma City||Evan Fournier SG/SF||Fournier could stay overseas until Thabo's contract is up and James Harden has been re-signed|
|29||Chicago||Tyshawn Taylor PG||With Rose's injury and John Lucas' contract up, CJ Watson looks like he will start the year at PG.|
|30||Golden State via San Antonio||Royce White PF||Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Andris Biedrins are the only PF/C on the roster.|
Let us know if you agree with your teams needs, and the options selected. If not, let us know why and you might be able to convince us to change our minds!