Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 Mock Draft 4.0 (2nd Round)

*First Round
31st - Milwaukee Bucks - Jabari Brown - SG - Missouri, Jr. - 6'4, 205

Brown is a versatile scoring guard who can bring a lot to an offense off the bench.  Shot 41% from three this past season, but has the athleticism and size to score in traffic too.  Doesn't do much outside of scoring.

32nd - Philadelphia 76ers - Johnny O'Bryant - F/C - LSU, Jr. - 6'9, 260

The 76ers need depth at pretty much every position.  With only Nerlens Noel, Thad Young and Arnett Moultrie guaranteed to be back in the frontcourt, O'Bryant would be a good fit in Philly.  Would provide a nice blend of scoring on the block and out to about 15 feet for the league's worst offense.

33rd - Cleveland Cavaliers - Jordan Clarkson - G - Missouri, Jr. - 6'4, 185

Clarkson is a big combo guard who likes to get out in transition where his lack of a jumper is minimized.  Could thrive as a bench guard in the right situation.  Has the physical tools to excel defensively.

34th - Utah Jazz - C.J. Wilcox - SG - Washington, Sr. - 6'6, 195

Wilcox isn't much more than a shooter, but could be a very serviceable role player.  Shot 39.1% on over 7 attempts per game as a senior.

35th - Dallas Mavericks - Thanasis Antetokounmpo - SF - D-League, 1992 - 6'7, 210

Antetokounmpo is the older brother of Bucks' wing Giannis, and he's almost as physically astonishing, with long arms like his brother.  Should bring defense and slashing to whoever drafts him.

36th - Los Angeles Lakers - Semaj Christon - PG - Xavier, So. - 6'3, 190

Super-athletic PG who should bring energy on defense and scoring before passing on offense.  Best offensive asset is ability to get to the FT line; shot nearly 7 free throws per game.

37th - Sacramento Kings - DeAndre Daniels - SF - UConn, Jr. - 6'8, 195

Daniels showcased a well-rounded offensive game in the tournament as he helped propel UConn to the title game.  Long forward with a lot of potential if he can add strength and be more consistent.

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38th - Detroit Pistons - Mouhammadou Jaiteh - F/C - France, 1994 - 6'11, 250

Jaiteh is a true big man who does most of his scoring right at the rim and is a good shot blocker.  Uses his 7'4 wingspan to his advantage at both ends of the floor.  Would be an ideal bench big if he can score enough to stay on the floor.


39th - Philadelphia 76ers - Nick Johnson - G - Arizona, Jr. - 6'3, 200

Johnson is the definition of a combo guard; taking advantage of the solid season he had in Arizona's Elite 8 run.  Scored 16.3 PPG on 36.7% three point shooting.

40th - New Orleans Pelicans - Jahii Carson - PG - Arizona State, So. - 5'11, 180

Carson is a score-first PG who averaged 18.6 PPG in his sophomore year at ASU.  Didn't have the most efficient season as he only shot 43.3%% from the field.

41st - Houston Rockets - Walter Tavares - C - Cape Verde, 1992 - 7'2, 265

Tavares is fairly nimble for his size and should turn into a productive defender and rebounder with time.  Should provide good depth to Houston if Asik isn't back next season.

42nd - Denver Nuggets - Vasilije Micic - PG - Serbia, 1994 - 6'4, 190

Micic is a pass-first PG who probably won't score much in the NBA, unless he can bring his ability to finish inside with him from Europe.  Not a strong outside shooter.

43rd - Minnesota Timberwolves - Cory Jefferson - PF - Baylor, Sr. - 6'9, 230

Jefferson is a well-rounded player, but doesn't really show out as spectacular in any one facet of the game.  Will probably need to bulk up a little bit more if he's going to see significant minutes at PF.

44th - Phoenix Suns - Deonte Burton - PG - Nevada, Sr. - 6'1, 185

Burton is an explosive athlete that would make for a good understudy if Eric Bledsoe stays, or a fine backup to Goran Dragic if Bledsoe goes.  Not a great perimeter shooter, otherwise he might get a first round look.

45th - Atlanta Hawks - Jarnell Stokes - PF - Tennessee, Jr. - 6'9, 255

Stokes is entering the draft based on three solid performances in the NCAA tournament.  At his best, he's a valuable scorer and rebounder.  Was inconsistent in his time in Knoxville.

46th - Charlotte Bobcats - Fuquan Edwin - G/F - Seton Hall, Sr. - 6'6, 205

If Edwin can regain his shooting stroke, he can serve as a three-and-D rotational wing in the NBA.  He's got good size for the SG position with length to match.

47th - Washington Wizards - Patric Young - F/C - Florida, Sr. - 6'9, 250

Young has the size and body to play in the NBA from day one.  Length (7'1 wingspan) should make him a good defender. Not the most skilled scorer in the post, but should do enough to keep himself on the floor.

48th - Philadelphia 76ers - Mario Hezonja - SG - Croatia, 1995 - 6'6, 200

Well-rounded scorer, from a shooting and slashing standpoint.  Is said to be a sub-par defender and not a good teammate according to Givony, for what that's worth.

49th - Chicago Bulls - James McAdoo - PF - North Carolina, Jr. - 6'9, 225

McAdoo has the ideal body to play SF, but lacks the amount of skill necessary to play on the perimeter.  Will need to bulk up if he's ever going to be more than a bench player.

50th - Milwaukee Bucks - Russ Smith - G - Louisville, Sr. - 6'1, 170

Smith is a dynamic scorer and made slight improvements as a distributor in his senior season.  Very streaky.

51st - Philadelphia 76ers - LaQuinton Ross - SF - Ohio State, Jr. - 6'8, 220

Ross will bring his diverse offensive game with him to the NBA.  His ability to keep defenders honest with his jump shot will be his key to success.

52nd - Dallas Mavericks - Dwight Powell - PF - Stanford, Sr. - 6'10, 245

Powell's ability to pass the ball from the elbow should entice a number of teams in the 2nd round.  Solid mid-range jumper should travel too.

53rd - Minnesota Timberwolves - Jordan McRae - SG - Tennessee, Sr. - 6'6, 180

It isn't easy to find SGs with a 7'0 wingspan, but that's what McRae is.  Will need to get stronger if he wants to play at the NBA level.  Could probably use some time in the D-League to sharpen his already potent scoring.

54th - Denver Nuggets - Cameron Clark - SF - Oklahoma, Sr. - 6'7, 210

Clark hit nearly 44% of his three point attempts this year at Oklahoma, en route to averaging 15.6 PPG.  Someone will give him a chance to see if he can stretch the floor in their organization.

55th - Philadelphia 76ers - Artem Klimenko - C - Russia, 1994 - 7'1, 230

Klimenko's size alone is intriguing, as he's a legitimate 7-footer with a 7'4 wingspan.  Runs the floor well and will likely bring a mid-range game overseas with him.

56th - Miami Heat - Jordan Bachynski - C - Arizona State, Sr. - 7'2, 255

The Heat kept guys like Dexter Pittman and Joel Anthony around for a while, so it won't be surprising to see them use a 2nd round pick on a big body.

57th - Indiana Pacers - Alessandro Gentile - SG - Italy, 1992 - 6'6, 200

Gentile will likely have to survive in the mid-range and on the perimeter in the NBA.  Not a great finisher at the rim, and isn't regarded as an elite athlete.

58th - Los Angeles Clippers - Roy Devyn Marble - SG - Iowa, Sr. - 6'6, 200

Marble did a lot for Iowa in his senior season, scoring 17 PPG and averaging 3.6 APG.  Saw an uptick in his three point shooting for his final year; strong showings at combines and workouts will boost his stock if he can prove his outside shot is for real.

59th - Toronto Raptors - Ronald Roberts - PF - Saint Joseph's, Sr. - 6'8, 220

Roberts is a great athlete who turned some heads in his final season at St. Joe's.  Needs to show he can play in workouts.

60th - San Antonio Spurs - Ondrej Balvin - C - Czech Republic, 1992 - 7'2, 265

Balvin's biggest asset on the floor will be his rim protection and rebounding.  Not a great athlete, but guys his size don't grow on trees.

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