The results of ESPN's Average Draft Position Mock Draft produced 32 Point Guards, 25 Shooting Guards, 23 Power Forwards, 22 Centers and 18 Small Fowards.
* Please note that ESPN Live Draft Results page list just a single position for each player, while Yahoo list multiple positions.
All 30 teams had players drafted, with the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers having 5 players drafted. The majority of the league saw 4 of their players drafted.
The Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic each had just 3 players drafted. The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards were the only clubs with just 2 members of their rosters drafted.
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3|
|Kevin Durant, OKC SF||LeBron James, Mia SF||Chris Paul, LAC PG|
|Al Horford, Atl C||Serge Ibaka, OKC C||Marc Gasol, Mem C|
|Rudy Gay, Mem SF||Monta Ellis, Mil PG||Steve Nash, LAL PG|
|Amare Stoudemire*, NY PF||Joakim Noah, Chi C||Danny Granger, Ind SF|
|Ryan Anderson, Nor PF||Brook Lopez, Bkn C||Eric Gordon*, Nor SG|
|Kenneth Faried, Den PF||Wesley Matthews, Por SG||Lou Williams, Atl PG|
|Gerald Wallace, Bkn SF||Raymond Felton, NY PG||Isaiah Thomas, Sac PG|
|Andrew Bogut*, GS C||Evan Turner, Phi SG||Luis Scola, Pho PF|
|Darren Collison, Dal PG||George Hill, Ind PG||Elton Brand, Dal PF|
|Harrison Barnes, GS SF||Dion Waiters, Cle SG||Brandon Roy, Min SG|
|Team 4||Team 5||Team 6|
|Deron Williams, Bkn PG||Dwyane Wade, Mia SG||Russell Westbrook, OKC PG|
|James Harden, OKC SG||Blake Griffin, LAC PF||Pau Gasol, LAL PF|
|Dirk Nowitzki*, Dal PF||Greg Monroe, Det C||Brandon Jennings, Mil PG|
|Tony Parker, SA PG||Roy Hibbert, Ind C||Anthony Davis, Nor PF|
|Kevin Garnett, Bos PF||Ersan Ilyasova, Mil SF||Jrue Holiday, Phi PG|
|Manu Ginobili, SA SG||Zach Randolph, Mem PF||Arron Afflalo, Orl SG|
|JaVale McGee, Den C||Jason Terry, Bos SG||Kevin Martin, Hou SG|
|Ben Gordon, Cha SG||Derrick Rose*, Chi PG||Kemba Walker, Cha PG|
|Rodney Stuckey, Det SG||Spencer Hawes, Phi C||Michael Beasley, Pho SF|
|Tony Allen, Mem SG||Chris Kaman, Dal C||J.R. Smith, NY SG|
|Team 7||Team 8||Team 9|
|Kobe Bryant, LAL SG||Josh Smith, Atl PF||Dwight Howard, LAL C|
|DeMarcus Cousins, Sac PF||Ty Lawson, Den PG||Kevin Love*, Min PF|
|Paul Millsap, Uta PF||Goran Dragic, Pho PG||Paul Pierce, Bos SF|
|Tyreke Evans, Sac PG||Paul George, Ind SG||Marcin Gortat, Pho C|
|Nicolas Batum, Por SF||Tyson Chandler, NY C||Kyle Lowry, Tor PG|
|Carlos Boozer, Chi PF||Marcus Thornton, Sac SG||Klay Thompson, GS SG|
|Damian Lillard, Por PG||Nene, Wsh C||Gordon Hayward, Uta SG|
|Nikola Pekovic, Min C||Anderson Varejao, Cle C||Jeff Teague, Atl PG|
|Glen Davis, Orl PF||Thaddeus Young, Phi SF||Andrei Kirilenko, Min SF|
|Jonas Valanciunas, Tor C||Chauncey Billups*, LAC PG||Samuel Dalembert, Mil C|
|Team 10||Team 11||Team 12|
|Kyrie Irving, Cle PG||Andrew Bynum, Phi C||Carmelo Anthony, NY SF|
|Rajon Rondo, Bos PG||LaMarcus Aldridge, Por PF||Al Jefferson, Uta C|
|Joe Johnson, Bkn SG||Chris Bosh, Mia PF||David Lee, GS PF|
|Mike Conley, Mem PG||Stephen Curry*, GS PG||Andre Iguodala, Den SF|
|Luol Deng, Chi SF||John Wall*, Wsh PG||Andrea Bargnani, Tor PF|
|Jeremy Lin, Hou PG||Tim Duncan, SA PF||Danilo Gallinari, Den SF|
|Ray Allen, Mia SG||Kris Humphries, Bkn PF||O.J. Mayo, Dal SG|
|Mo Williams, Uta PG||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha SF||Brandon Knight, Det PG|
|Ricky Rubio*, Min PG||Kawhi Leonard, SA SF||DeAndre Jordan, LAC C|
|DeMar DeRozan, Tor SG||Jameer Nelson, Orl PG||Austin Rivers, Nor SG|
What is your draft strategy heading into this years Fantasy Football season? Let us know in the comment section!
I think drafting any PG ahead of Russell Westbrook is a mistake. Not that Chris Paul and Deron Williams are not elite PG and amazing fantasy players to own, but the OKC Thunder have such an explosive offense. You know Russ is looking to score 30 points every night while getting at least 7 assists by default with guys like Durant and Harden surrounding him.
As much as I love watching Serge Ibaka play, he is NOT a 2nd round pick as he is limited to the rebounding, blocking categories. If I loved Kevin Love in Round 1 in last weeks Yahoo Mock, then obviously taking him in Round 2 is even better! I compare it to drafting Ryam Mathews this year in football. Even though you knew he would miss the first couple of games, his ability to single handily win you a game in the later weeks is worth the wait.
Brandon Jennings...middle of Round 3? Steal. Same goes for David Lee as the final pick of the round. The guy averaged 20 points last year and 9.5 rebounds! That was better than Bosh, Stoudemire, & Gasol!
Rounds 4, 5 & 6
Mike Conley is easily a top 10 fantasy PG so if you can take him as the 12th drafted, BE GRATEFUL! I would never draft Anthony Davis before Roy Hibbert, but I would go hard after Danny Granger in the 4th round as the SF position is not deep at all. I would make sure that by the end of round 6 you have 2 or 3 category players (scorer, rebounding, etc) AND your all around stat sheet stuffer!
Don't reach for Isiah Thomas early in round 7 and O.J. Mayo is a better fantasy player than Gordon Hayward and Ray Allen. Unless you are looking for a 3pt shooter and a 3pt shooter only, draft Mayo ahead of Allen. Brandon Knight, Mo Wililams, Jeff Teague, DERRICK ROSE, Darren Collison, George Hill, Ricky Rubio the PG position is plenty deep so keep that in mind. Kawhi Leonard is such a sleeper pick it's amazing. If you can grab him in any of these 3 rounds you HAVE to. He is the 17th SF drafted OUT OF 18! He is a much better and safer play than Andrei Kirilenko, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes. If by chance, Spencher Hawes, Samuel Dalembert and Jonas Valanciunas are drafted before Chris Kaman, and you land Chris Kaman, YOU WIN!
Notable Undrafted Free Agents
ESPN's Average Draft Position