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    Default Chad Ford Mock Draft 3.0

    And the update has Ford giving the Pacers......

    Jimmer Fredette

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 196
    Age: 22
    School: Brigham Young
    Analysis: Will Pacers fans finally get the real life version of Jimmy Chitwood? Fredette's ability to score the basketball is legendary and actually fits a need for the Pacers. In the fourth quarter of games this season, they really struggled to find a player who could hit the big shot.

    I'm not sure Fredette is the point guard of the future in Indiana. He may be more of a scoring fixture (a la Ben Gordon) coming off the bench. Either way, his ability to contribute right away should give the Pacers another bump as they try to take the next step.

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    And the update has Ford giving the Pacers......

    Jimmer Fredette

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 196
    Age: 22
    School: Brigham Young
    Analysis: Will Pacers fans finally get the real life version of Jimmy Chitwood? Fredette's ability to score the basketball is legendary and actually fits a need for the Pacers. In the fourth quarter of games this season, they really struggled to find a player who could hit the big shot.

    I'm not sure Fredette is the point guard of the future in Indiana. He may be more of a scoring fixture (a la Ben Gordon) coming off the bench. Either way, his ability to contribute right away should give the Pacers another bump as they try to take the next step.
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    Default Re: Chad Ford Mock Draft 3.0

    Actually becoming a Jimmer fan, he kind of reminds me of Jason Terry with longer range, and tougher build. I feel I could deal with that, it all depends on who is available.

    But in Fords mock I would take one person that is still on the board first.

    I would grab Donatas, and strongly consider Marshon Brooks and Reggie Jackson.

    I feel that Donatas and Jimmer both have the ability to become special NBA players, haven't really seen much from Marshon and Reggie, but what I have seen I have liked a lot.

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    Here is the whole mock by the way...


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    Cleveland
    (via L.A. Clippers)


    Kyrie Irving

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 191 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: Duke
    Analysis: How sure are we that the Cavs will be selecting Irving? While they say they're bringing in a number of other prospects for a closer look, Irving has only scheduled Cleveland at this time. Unless the Cavs are persuaded to trade the pick, I think Irving is a very safe bet at the top. Long-term, the Cavs have needs everywhere, and Irving is the safest pick in the draft.



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    Minnesota


    Derrick Williams

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 249
    Age: Turns 20 on May 25
    School: Arizona
    Analysis: Owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he doesn't think the Wolves will trade their pick. That will come as a pretty big surprise to a number of GMs who claim that the Wolves are already talking to teams about the pick. The problem for the Wolves is that Williams plays the same positions as their best two players -- Kevin Love and Michael Beasley.

    They could trade either player (Love especially would welcome a trade), but I'm not sure Williams is an upgrade. That leaves them with dealing this valuable asset and hoping to get back a few solid veterans to stabilize the team. So that's why I'm very confident Williams will go No. 2 -- I'm much less confident on which team will actually do the drafting.



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    Utah
    (via New Jersey)


    Brandon Knight

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 177
    Age: 18
    School: Kentucky
    Analysis: The Jazz are looking at everything at this point. Trading up, trading down, trading out and then looking at a number of prospects at No. 3. Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jan Vesely, Jonas Valanciunas and Enes Kanter are all in the mix here.

    But of that group, I think Knight has the edge. The Jazz love big guards, players who can defend multiple positions, guards who can shoot the basketball and high-character players. Knight checks off most of those boxes. The rest of the group all are a bit riskier.



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    Cleveland


    Enes Kanter

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-11
    Weight: 260
    Age: 19
    Country: Turkey
    Analysis: Kanter had a very good week at the Chicago combine. His measurements established him as a legit NBA center prospect. He played hard, showed he was in great shape and impressed during interviews. But there are still legitimate questions about how all those things will translate at the next level.

    On one hand, he could be the best prospect in the draft. On the other, he could be yet another in a long line of international workout wonders. I do think he'll have major appeal for the Cavs. Not only does he have tremendous upside, but he is tough, can play inside and out, rebounds the basketball and has a higher basketball IQ than most kids his age. You could do a lot worse than building around Irving and Kanter.



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    Toronto

    Jan Vesely

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-11
    Weight: 240
    Age: 21
    Country: Czech Republic
    Analysis: I'm still trying to get the pulse of what's happening in Toronto. Now that Bryan Colangelo has his extension, he can afford to take more risks. The question is … who does he gamble on? Last week we had Valanciunas here. He's still in the mix, but I've been told that Vesely is even higher on his list.

    A terrific athlete, Vesely is ready to play right now and adds great size to Toronto's front line. Kemba Walker is also a legit option here and if for some reason Brandon Knight falls, he won't slip past the Raptors.



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    Washington

    Kawhi Leonard

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 228
    Age: 19
    School: San Diego State
    Analysis: Leonard had a good week in Chicago as well. He measured with a 7-foot-3 wingspan and had the biggest hands in the camp. He also put on a brief shooting display for GMs on Friday morning, showing off a new and improved shot.

    With GM Ernie Grunfeld's job hanging in the balance, he doesn't have a lot of room to take risks -- especially on international players who might not come to Washington for years. Leonard's ability to come in and provide energy, defense and length right away makes him an attractive option and a potential impact player in Year 1.



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    Sacramento

    Kemba Walker

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-1
    Weight: 184
    Age: 21
    School: UConn
    Analysis: We continue to keep Walker planted here in Sacramento, though from what I can gather, Geoff Petrie is considering a number of options including trades. Petrie is in the same boat as Grunfeld. His job isn't very safe, and the past two years Petrie has opted for a "sure-thing" player who could produce in Year 1. Walker is that guy at this point in the draft and, as an added bonus, doesn't have the same character issues that Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins had.



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    Detroit

    Jonas Valanciunas

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 230
    Age: 19
    Country: Lithuania
    Analysis: For the third straight week, the Pistons' player changes. This time, it's because of opportunity. In the past two mocks I've had Valanciunas going before the eighth pick. If he slides this far, I think the Pistons will grab him.

    Yes, Detroit will also look at both Bismack Biyombo and Tristan Thompson here. But Valanciunas has two things the Pistons covet: size and major upside. They may have to wait on him a year, but many NBA scouts believe he's the most talented international player in the draft.



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    Charlotte


    Bismack Biyombo

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 243
    Age: 18
    Country: Congo
    Analysis: The Bobcats are desperate for a big man who can defend the paint. Enter Biyombo. How much do we really know about him? Not much. But the Bobcats desperately need his length, athleticism, rebounding and toughness. Michael Jordan has never been afraid to take risks and, if he is sold on Biyombo, he won't be afraid to do it here either.



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    Milwaukee

    Tristan Thompson

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 228
    Age: 20
    School: Texas
    Analysis: The Bucks are set at center and point guard, but could really use help at the 2, 3 or 4 position. If Thompson slides this far, it might be tough for them to pass on him.

    Thompson would give the Bucks athleticism and toughness in the front court -- something they tried to address during free agency with Drew Gooden last year. He is still a work in progress on the offensive end of the ball, but he may be the best offensive rebounding forward in the draft.



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    Golden State

    Marcus Morris

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 230
    Age: 21
    School: Kansas
    Analysis: The Warriors have a lot of front court needs, especially at the 5. But without a legit center available at this point, Morris is a serious option for them. His ability to play multiple positions and score the basketball both on the perimeter and in the post, plus his maturity level, make him a great fit in Golden State.



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    Utah
    (0.7% chance of winning lottery)


    Chris Singleton

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 230
    Age: 21
    School: Florida State
    Analysis: With Andrei Kirilenko heading into free agency this summer, the Jazz are set to lose their most versatile defender. Enter Singleton. He's not the most polished offensive player in the world (sound familiar, AK-47 fans?), but his ability to guard multiple positions and his size for his position are intriguing for the Jazz. The question is, with Singleton rising on many draft boards … will he still be here at No. 12? Teams as high as the Raptors at No. 5 are looking at him.



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    Phoenix

    Alec Burks

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 193
    Age: 19
    School: Colorado
    Analysis: The Suns are in that awkward spot between pushing for the playoffs and rebuilding. Burks takes them decidedly on the rebuilding track. He is one of the best athletes in the draft and should be a good long-term replacement for Vince Carter if he continues to work on his jump shot.



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    Houston

    Jordan Hamilton

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 229
    Age: 20
    School: Texas
    Analysis: Hamilton was another player who really impressed in Chicago. His size and ability to shoot the basketball combined with his aggressive scoring instincts should fit well in Houston. Since trading away Shane Battier, small forward has been a need.



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    Indiana


    Jimmer Fredette

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 196
    Age: 22
    School: Brigham Young
    Analysis: Will Pacers fans finally get the real life version of Jimmy Chitwood? Fredette's ability to score the basketball is legendary and actually fits a need for the Pacers. In the fourth quarter of games this season, they really struggled to find a player who could hit the big shot.

    I'm not sure Fredette is the point guard of the future in Indiana. He may be more of a scoring fixture (a la Ben Gordon) coming off the bench. Either way, his ability to contribute right away should give the Pacers another bump as they try to take the next step.



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    Philadelphia


    Markieff Morris

    Position: PF/C
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 241
    Age: 21
    School: Kansas
    Analysis: The Sixers really need a big man, and Morris, a Philly native, is the best left on the board. Morris has a rep as a good defender, shot-blocker and rebounder -- but he also proved at Kansas this year that he can step out and hit the 3. He's a bit rawer than his brother, but he's a good get at this point in the draft.



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    New York


    Josh Selby

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195
    Age: 20
    School: Kansas
    Analysis: GM Donnie Walsh may have made the biggest mistake of his career when he passed on a number of terrific young but unproven point guards in 2009 so he could draft Jordan Hill. Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson and Jrue Holiday -- and even Darren Collison, Eric Maynor and Jeff Teague -- all appear to be on their way to a long NBA career. Don't expect the Knicks to make the same mistake again.

    They've been looking long and hard at Selby for a while, thinking he'd thrive in Mike D'Antoni's system, which allows guards much more freedom than they get at Kansas. Selby has lottery talent but a shaky résumé. It may be a risk taking him this high, but he has a very high upside.



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    Washington
    (via Atlanta)


    Klay Thompson

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 206
    Age: 21
    School: Washington St.
    Analysis: Nick Young is heading into free agency, and the Wizards could use another shooter in their backcourt to complement Wall. Thompson rivals Fredette as the best shooter in the draft and would be a great fit for the Wizards.



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    Charlotte
    (via New Orleans)


    Marshon Brooks

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-5
    Weight: 195
    Age: 22
    School: Providence
    Analysis: Brooks continued his rapid rise on draft boards with a terrific performance in Chicago. Two weeks ago, when I first wrote about him after a workout in Chicago, he sat in the mid-second round on most draft boards. Now there's talk about his ceiling being somewhere in the lottery.

    For now we have Brooks going to a team that could really use an aggressive scorer. Gerald Henderson came on late in the season, but they're totally different players.



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    Minnesota
    (via Memphis)


    Donatas Motiejunas

    Position: PF
    Height: 7-0
    Weight: 220
    Age: 19
    Country: Lithuania
    Analysis: The Wolves have the best group of international scouts in the NBA and if Motiejunas falls this far, I think they'd snap him up. He's an aggressive scorer and he has size -- two things the Wolves could use in the post.



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    Portland


    Kenneth Faried

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 225
    Age: 21
    School: Morehead State
    Analysis: The Blazers fell in love with Faried last year before he withdrew from the draft. If they are fortunate enough to get a second chance at him this year, they'll grab him. His relentlessness on the boards is a nice complement to LaMarcus Aldridge's more offensive-minded style.



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    Denver


    Tobias Harris

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 223
    Age: 18
    School: Tennessee
    Analysis: Harris may be one of the more underrated players in the draft. He can play both the 3 and 4, and he has a very high basketball IQ and an NBA body. Harris doesn't do any one thing at an elite level, but he is one of the most well-rounded players in the draft.



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    Houston
    (via Orlando)


    Reggie Jackson

    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 208
    Age: 21
    School: Boston College
    Analysis: Kyle Lowry is coming off a career year, but Jackson would give them a very different look. Jackson is a terrific athlete, has a ridiculous 7-foot wingspan and shot the lights out his junior year. He has virtually every quality you look for in a modern NBA point guard and would likely be a good complement to Lowry.



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    Oklahoma City


    Nikola Mirotic

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 226
    Age: 21
    Country: Serbia
    Analysis: Sam Presti is an opportunist, and he is patient -- two critical traits in a great GM. Mirotic, based on talent, is a lottery pick. But a massive buyout means he won't be playing in the NBA anytime soon. If he stays in the draft -- a big "if" at this point -- someone will gamble on him. If it's Presti, he could be getting a major steal down the road.



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    Boston


    Nikola Vucevic

    Position: C
    Height:7-0
    Weight: 260
    Age: 20
    School: USC
    Analysis: The Celtics need size and Vucevic was one of the players who helped his draft stock the most the past week in Chicago. His measurements were off the charts and gave teams hope he could be a legit NBA center. Given his skill in the post, he could be a steal at this point in the draft.



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    Dallas


    Davis Bertans

    Position: SF
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 210
    Age: 18
    Country: Latvia
    Analysis: It's unfair to compare any young European player to Dirk Nowitzki. But after watching Bertans shoot the lights out in practices at the Nike Hoop Summit, that's how some scouts were referring to him. Bertans doesn't have Nowitzki's size or strength and looks to be a pretty serious project. But long-term, he could be a really nice addition.



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    New Jersey
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    Justin Harper

    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 228
    Age: 21
    School: Richmond
    Analysis: Harper fits a need for New Jersey. He is big and athletic and can shoot the ball with range. After experimenting with guys like Yi Jianlian and Troy Murphy in this role over the past few years, Harper is cheaper and has more upside.



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    Chicago
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    Tyler Honeycutt

    Position: G/F
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 187
    Age: 20
    School: UCLA
    Analysis: The Bulls continue to look for long-term answers at the 2, and Honeycutt could be a really nice steal here if he slides this far. He not only has a great basketball IQ and the ability to handle the ball but is also a good shooter who can stretch the defense.



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    San Antonio


    Jeremy Tyler

    Position: C
    Height: 6-11
    Weight: 263
    Age: 19
    Team: Tokyo Apache
    Analysis: The Spurs have done a good job over the years of finding young international players and stashing them overseas for a few years until they're ready. Tyler doesn't quite fit that model. He stashed himself overseas … but the point is he's got tremendous upside for a team willing to be patient with him. Given the strong reaction to Tyler at the predraft camp, I'm not sure he lasts this long on the draft board.



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    Chicago


    Charles Jenkins

    Position: SG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 217
    Age: 22
    School: Hofstra
    Analysis: The Bulls need scorers in their backcourt and ultimately need to find a backup for Derrick Rose at point guard. Jenkins' ability to play both backcourt positions is intriguing. He is big, strong, a very good shooter and one of the best pure scorers in the draft. He is a real sleeper.

    Next Five In: Nolan Smith, G, Duke; Darius Morris, PG, Michigan; Jordan Williams, F/C, Maryland; Lucas Nogueira , C, Brazil; Travis Leslie, SG, Georgia

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    Default Re: Chad Ford Mock Draft 3.0

    At least his reasoning makes sense
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    Default Re: Chad Ford Mock Draft 3.0

    There are several guys I would rather see taken at 15.

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    Obligatory "Bird just wants to draft another white guy" post.

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    I like it. This draft sucks and I think Jimmer, at worst, will be a solid bench player who can come in and score points at will. His defense will never be good and he will never be much of a point guard, but as Chad Ford said, he could be Ben Gordon-lite for us.

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    Not a bad gamble at 15, but I just don't see us drafting another PG...not after how much we leaned on AJ Price in the playoffs.

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    Obligatory "Bird just wants to draft another white guy" post.
    Whats wrong with white people? Most of my best friends are white.

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    No thank you. Give me Donatas Motiejunas!

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    Go for gold here and Draft Selby. Need or not this man has the single most upside of anyone we could snag at 15.

    He really does have a Jrue Holiday kind of feel to him in that he was a can't miss HS prospect who underperformed at the college level in a system that didn't showcase his strengths but has the potential to be an All Star.

    That is of course if we can't deal the pick in some package for Mayo or whomever that has already been discussed.

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    Not a bad gamble at 15, but I just don't see us drafting another PG...not after how much we leaned on AJ Price in the playoffs.
    I don't think he's a PG. I think he's a scoring guard. Jason Terry-lite, perhaps.

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    Reggie Jackson please.

    If we are going to get a backup point, I'd rather get a guy with legit size that can be a tremendous defensive asset.

    Edit: At least I think Reggie has a good chance of becoming a starter in a few years. Jimmer will never be a starter.
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    Selby>Jimmer

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    Go for gold here and Draft Selby. Need or not this man has the single most upside of anyone we could snag at 15.

    He really does have a Jrue Holiday kind of feel to him in that he was a can't miss HS prospect who underperformed at the college level in a system that didn't showcase his strengths but has the potential to be an All Star.

    That is of course if we can't deal the pick in some package for Mayo or whomever that has already been discussed.
    I agree here. If we're keeping this pick, I don't want to draft a "safe" guy who's going to have a 12 year NBA career as a late rotation player or specialist. I'd rather grab Selby or Jeremy Tyler or one of the Euro's. Get a guy who has the chance to be really good. We don't have enough talent to look to the draft to fill in holes.
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    It wouldn't **** me off too bad if we got Jimmer.

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    I cannot believe that so many people are picking apart JuJuan Johnson's game as having holes in it while at the same time suggesting Jimmer. Jimmer will be a decent bench player who can come in and hit some three's. But a starter in the NBA = no way. I pass

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    No thank you. Give me Donatas Motiejunas!
    Ohhh Geezzz,

    I don't think I can handle another Troy Murphy with no rebounds but better post moves, check that any post moves.

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    I agree here. If we're keeping this pick, I don't want to draft a "safe" guy who's going to have a 12 year NBA career as a late rotation player or specialist. I'd rather grab Selby or Jeremy Tyler or one of the Euro's. Get a guy who has the chance to be really good. We don't have enough talent to look to the draft to fill in holes.
    Hey in this draft I'll take what I can get. We have to many holes to not plug a leak with this pick.

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    melli.... i'm absolutely on board with what you said. I was just about to post the exact same sentiment before I came across your post.

    In talented drafts, you stay conservative. In bad drafts, you take the high risk player. You don't lose much by them busting, but you can catch up a lot of ground if they pan out.

    I am all for taking Darius, Markieff, and Marcus Morris, Jeremy Tyler, Josh Selby, Lucas Nogiuera, Jordan Williams, or any of the international players that our front office deems worth the pick. I don't want to see us take any of the wings or the smaller forwards available. I don't think there is such a thing as reaching in a draft like this. Players' values are all over the board and there are a lot of second round names in these mocks that belong in the first round as picks.

    I think we need to take the approach of getting the biggest upside at either PG or in the front court. There are so many bigs in this draft it would almost be a shame to not take one of them. I like the PGs I am seeing late in the first, between Selby, Jackson, and Morris. I don't like Jimmer at all at the next level by the way.

    I don't put much stock in a lot of these mock drafts because they tend to want certain players at certain spots.... like Markieff to Philly. Darius Morris to the Heat at 31 I see constantly, but it is more because they are putting guys in slots after the needs of teams that come before them. They typically put a white guy they don't care for in our draft slot, which is ridiculous but I see it all the time. You can honestly look at our roster and tell me we need Jimmer Fredette more than Markieff Morris? Really? I am excited for this draft. I think we will come out of this draft with a couple of players that end up in our rotation.
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    melli.... i'm absolutely on board with what you said. I was just about to post the exact same sentiment before I came across your post.

    In talented drafts, you stay conservative. In bad drafts, you take the high risk player. You don't lose much by them busting, but you can catch up a lot of ground if they pan out.

    I am all for taking Darius, Markieff, and Marcus Morris, Jeremy Tyler, Josh Selby, Lucas Nogiuera, Jordan Williams, or any of the international players that our front office deems worth the pick. I don't want to see us take any of the wings or the smaller forwards available. I don't think there is such a thing as reaching in a draft like this. Players' values are all over the board and there are a lot of second round names in these mocks that belong in the first round as picks.

    I think we need to take the approach of getting the biggest upside at either PG or in the front court. There are so many bigs in this draft it would almost be a shame to not take one of them. I like the PGs I am seeing late in the first, between Selby, Williams, and Morris. I don't like Jimmer at all at the next level by the way.

    I don't put much stock in a lot of these mock drafts because they tend to want certain players at certain spots.... like Markieff to Philly. Darius Morris to the Heat at 31 I see constantly, but it is more because they are putting guys in slots after the needs of teams that come before them. They typically put a white guy they don't care for in our draft slot, which is ridiculous but I see it all the time. You can honestly look at our roster and tell me we need Jimmer Fredette more than Markieff Morris? Really? I am excited for this draft. I think we will come out of this draft with a couple of players that end up in our rotation.
    It seems that there is a lack of star power in this draft. But this draft seems to me to be one where I would love to have 2-3 picks in the 20's. While the top end guys may not be as good. I am not sure that this draft may turn out to have better players in it from 20 on down. There are a lot of players who could help the Pacers. I dont think Jimmer is one though.

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    I think it's very important to get a productive player in the draft especially when you pick just after the lottery like the Pacers. It's not like they are picking towards the end of the first. There will not likely be starting quality players at 15 but there will be plenty of guys worthy of bringing off the bench which is very important when you need a very deep team like the Pacers need to build.

    I love watching Jimmer play. The guy works so hard and competes. I just think the Pacers are better off getting better defensive minded players and more athletic.

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