*These selections are based on team needs and with NO future roster moves in mind.
1.) New Orleans Hornets
2.) Charlotte Bobcats
6.) Portland Trail Blazers
|1||New Orleans Hornets||Anthony Davis|
|2||Charlotte Bobcats||Andre Drummond|
|3||Washington Wizards||Bradley Beal|
|4||Cleveland Cavaliers||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist|
|5||Sacramento Kings||Thomas Robinson|
|6||Portland Trail Blazers via Brooklyn Nets||Kendall Marshall|
|7||Golden State Warriors||Jared Sullinger|
|8||Toronto Raptors||Harrison Barnes|
|9||Detroit Pistons||John Henson|
|10||New Orleans Hornets via Minnesota Timberwolves||Terrence Jones|
|11||Portland Trail Blazers||Tyler Zeller|
|12||Houston Rockets||Meyers Leonard|
|13||Phoenix Suns||Damian Lillard|
|14||Milwaukee Bucks||Terrence Ross|
|15||Philadelphia 76ers||Perry Jones|
|16||Houston Rockets via New York Knicks||Marquis Teague|
|17||Dallas Mavericks||Fab Melo|
|18||Houston Rockets via Minnesota Timberwolves via Utah Jazz||Jeremy Lamb|
|19||Orlando Magic||Quincy Miller|
|20||Denver Nuggets||Austin Rivers|
|21||Boston Celtics||Dion Waiters|
|22||Boston Celtics via L.A. Clippers||Festus Ezeli|
|23||Atlanta Hawks||Evan Fournier|
|24||Cleveland Cavaliers via L.A. Lakers||Tony Wroten|
|25||Memphis Grizzlies||Tyshawn Taylor|
|26||Indiana Pacers||Moe Harkless|
|27||Miami Heat||Royce White|
|28||Oklahoma City Thunder||Draymond Green|
|29||Chicago Bulls||Arnett Moultrie|
|30||Golden State Warriors via San Antonio Spurs||John Jenkins|
1.) New Orleans Hornets
- No need to explain selecting Anthony Davis here, and there are no other options with the first pick
2.) Charlotte Bobcats
- Starting from scratch, Thomas Robinson would be the obvious pick here, but with Bismack Biyombo and Tyrus Thomas alread on the roster, what good would another PF be? Andre Drummond can come in and share time with Byron Mullens.
- Thomas Robinson or Micahel Kidd-Gilchrist could be the draft choice but I think Drummond is the better fit.
- Now the Wizards have aquired Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza, it is less likely that they go after Thomas Robinson or MKG. Bradley Beal will have to come off the bench behind Jordan Crawford, but like Crawford pushed Nick Young out of D.C., Beal could be the starter by seasons end.
- Previous Selection: Thomas Robinson
- A perfect fit for Kidd-Gilchrist and the Cavaliers. With Kyrie Irving as the face of the franchise and go to scorer, MKG can provide Irving with a drive and dish partner who can knock down the mid-range jumper. With Kyrie's ability to collapse a defense, MKG should get PLENTY of wide open looks.
- If MKG is not available and Andre Drummond is I see them taking Drummond. However if both are gone, I do not like a PF for them as they selected Tristan Thompson last year, so Bradley Beal is their 3rd best option.
- We thought that Jared Sullinger and DMC would make a monster pair, but Thomas Robinson and DMC make for the scariest PF/C combo in the league.
- Previous Selection: Jared Sullinger
6.) Portland Trail Blazers
- If Beal is not available here the Blazers will HAVE to reach for a PG. Marshall is a true leader and pure PG who will be gone by pick 11. Damian Lillard is not the type of player Portland should be looking for and his skill set is not that of a 6th overall selection.
- Previous Selection: Bradley Beal
- The Wizards/Hornets trade has really shaken things up in the top 10. With Sully dropping to the Warriors lap, it will be hard to pass on.
- Previous Selection: Terrence Jones
- Currently no SF on the roster that is worthy of 30+ minutes so Harrison Barnes is a nice fit. Much like MKG, Barnes shouldn't be asked to lead his team in scoring so placing him next to DeMar Derozan and alongside Andrea Bargnani should do good for both Barnes and the Raptors.
- Greg Monroe and John Henson would make for an epic front court. Two guys with "Old School" games that compliment each other rather well. Adding him to Monroe and Brandon Knight and the Pistons are ready to get back in the Playoff hunt in a WEAK Eastern Conference.
- Trading Ariza left a gaping hole at the SF position. Terrence Jones could start right away (after beating Al-Farouq Aminu in training camp).
- Previous Selection: Kendall Marshall
- Reaching for a PG with their first lottery pick will allow the Blazers to select their favorite center, be that Tyler Zeller or Meyers Leonard..
- After trading Samuel Dalembert to the Bucks, the Rockets fill that hole with Meyers Leonard
- The future in Phoenix looks bleak so the Suns will take the best PG/SG available. That could be either Jeremy Lamb or Damian Lillard at this point.
- Now with Dalembert at center, they do not need to reach for one in the draft. Enter Terrence Ross who could provide a nice punch off the bench..
- If Pery Jones had stayed in the draft last year he would have EASILY been a top 5 pick. After a down year, he falls to 15 but to the delight of Sixers fans. They really are lacking any depth in the front court.
- No need for Melo any more as they grabbed Leonard at pick 12. Marquis Teague can allow the Rockets to move Kyle Lowry.
- Previous Selection: Fab Melo
- The Mavericks have no valuable big behind an overpaid Brendan Haywood. Melo could be the future in Dallas should they fail to land Dwight Howard.
- Previous Selection: Marquis Teague
- Trading Chase Budinger for the #18 pick works for the Rockets in many ways. They can use it to acquire better talent in a package, or use it to select Jeremy Lamb and protect themselves shoudl they need to move Kevin Martin and his contract.
- Orlando is locked into some pretty bad contracts, but no future SF. Quincy Miller, while he might be a project is the BPA for Orlando.
- Adding Austin Rivers to an already deep and talented roster just make the Nuggets better.
- While the Celtics might miss out on adding the coach's son to the team, they do have back to back picks. They have no PG depth and no real center. With no true PG available without reaching, Dion Waiters, who played some PG at 'Cuse, could provide the Celtics with another Avery Bradley type combo guard.
- Festus Ezeli is a BIG body and the Nigerian could prove to be a valuable NBA center.
- Evan Fournier provides the Hawks with some youth and athleticism off the bench, which they need desperately.
- Tony Wroten can provide a spark off the bench for the Cavs while playing a similar style to Kyrie Irving. Wroten's jumper is not there yet but he can get the rim at will. If he ever develops a jump shot, he could be the steal of this draft.
- Mike Conley needs some help and Gilbert Arenas is not the answer. Tyshawn Taylor can help the Grizzlies second unit.
- Moe Harkless has one of the best mid-range jumpers in the draft and can also finish strong at the rim. Being able to spell Danny Granger throughout the season should help the Pacers go deeper into next yaer Playoffs.
- Larry Bird & Co. could look to add some depth to the front court behind Roy Hibbert. While Arnett Moultrie is a bit under sized ( 6'11 but just 224 lbs) his scoring ability and athleticism could be reason enough to be picked here.
- Miami needs players who can do a little bit of everything and play multiple positions and that is exactly what Royce White does.
- COULD reach for Kyle O'Quinn as his bigger body is what the Heat really lack
- Dramond Green would just add to an already stellar bench led by James Harden.
- If Carlos Boozer is on the bench, the Bulls have no bigs who can knock down a jumper. Arnett Moultrie can.
- Adding Sully earlier in the round solidified their front court, and John Jenkins will provide scoring off the bench.