Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 101 to 125 of 130

Thread: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

  1. #101

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    With all due respect to Chad Ford, who admitted that he doesn't have a great feel for this draft, this mock seems really out of whack to me. I like Brooks. I don't think he'll be there at 15. I have a bad feeling that we're going to get stuck with one of the corny Euros because I just can't believe that so many of them will go as high in the draft as everyone is assuming. Ugh.

  2. #102
    Rebound King Kstat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Age
    32
    Posts
    28,259

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Corny Euros? Seriously?

    Chad Ford has a very good feel for the college prospects. His feel for foreign players is pure crap.

  3. #103
    Artificial Intelligence wintermute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,416

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Not a big fan of Marshon Brooks. He may have Kobe's playing style, but he doesn't have Kobe's talent. I think he'll end up being a chucker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trophy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    As far as big men go, I actually like Donatas Motiejunas who hasn't worked out for anyone.

    He'd add some depth and brings that unique big man international style of offense like Pau Gasol by shooting away from the hoop as well as play the post pretty well.

    If he's there at 15, I'd be happy to grab him.
    Not quite "unique big man international style", as Kstat has posted before that could describe Rasheed Wallace as well. Donatas is a dark horse for me. On the one hand he's clearly talented, on the other hand the lack of motor is very concerning. I think I've seen him described as the kind of pick (or non-pick) that gets a GM fired.

    I think Bulls might be willing to trade for Rush using one of their picks (#28 and #30). They aren't high picks anyway, and it seems like the Bulls would prefer a veteran to a rookie taking up those roster spots.

  4. #104

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Trophy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    As far as big men go, I actually like Donatas Motiejunas who hasn't worked out for anyone.

    He'd add some depth and brings that unique big man international style of offense like Pau Gasol by shooting away from the hoop as well as play the post pretty well.

    If he's there at 15, I'd be happy to grab him.
    Based on pure talent, he's one of the best players in the draft. Along with Singleton, those are two players that should be high on the Pacers list.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to eldubious For This Useful Post:


  6. #105

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    "He may have Kobe's playing style"

    I confess that i don't know what is kobe's playing style.

  7. #106
    BoilerUpMan Really?'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bloomington
    Posts
    4,094
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ensergio View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    "He may have Kobe's playing style"

    I confess that i don't know what is kobe's playing style.
    His playing style is called "BEAST"

  8. #107
    He's going for three... mikeyism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    124

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Five mock drafts have us taking Fredette. Three have Klay Thompson, two have Tristan Thompson, and one each for Faried and Nolan Smith.

    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...aft/index.html

  9. #108
    Artificial Intelligence wintermute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,416

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by ensergio View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    "He may have Kobe's playing style"

    I confess that i don't know what is kobe's playing style.
    Brooks himself says that he idolizes Kobe. He copies Kobe's moves, and even his on-court mannerisms.

    My chief concern with Brooks is that he takes a lot of shots. Kobe can get away with that because he's an awesome scorer. Is Brooks really that talented? It's true that he scored a lot of points for his NCAA team, but you wonder whether that would carry over.

  10. #109
    A Magical Place Hoop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Greenwood
    Posts
    4,557
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyism View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Five mock drafts have us taking Fredette. Three have Klay Thompson, two have Tristan Thompson, and one each for Faried and Nolan Smith.

    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...aft/index.html
    I'll admit it, at first the thought of Jimmer made me sick, but I'm a convert, I think. He has better size and athleticism than I first thought. Can really shoot the ball, could be a good back PG.

    I have about zero interest in Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson or Nolan Smith.

    Faried is interesting, I like him alot, but his size could be a problem.
    "Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"

  11. #110
    Member BornReady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    2,764

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyism View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Five mock drafts have us taking Fredette. Three have Klay Thompson, two have Tristan Thompson, and one each for Faried and Nolan Smith.

    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...aft/index.html
    the Nolan Smith one also has Kemba Walker going #21 -.-

  12. #111
    A Magical Place Hoop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Greenwood
    Posts
    4,557
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    NBA.com (David Aldridge) - Nolan Smith
    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...s=iref:nbahpt1

    NBA.com (Scott Howard-Cooper) - Klay Thompson
    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...-ii/index.html

    DraftExpress (DraftExpress.com) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2011/

    SI.com (Sam Amick) - Tristan Thompson
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...t.2/index.html

    Sporting News (Sean Deveney) - Klay Thompson
    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/feed...ine-in-chicago

    Inside Hoops (InsideHoops.com) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.insidehoops.com/nba-mock-draft.shtml

    NBA Draft.net (nbadraft.net) - Klay Thompson
    http://www.nbadraft.net/2011mock_draft

    NBA Draft Insider (Kristofer Habbas) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.nbadraftinsider.com/2011-mock-draft/

    Hoops World (hoopsworld.com) - Iman Shumpert
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/the_draft/FullMockDraft.asp

    SB Nation (Tom Ziller) - Kenneth Faried
    http://www.sbnation.com/nba-draft/20...zz-enes-kanter

    The Hoops Report (thehoopsreport.com) - Tristan Thompson
    http://thehoopsreport.com/draft.aspx
    "Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"

  13. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Hoop For This Useful Post:


  14. #112
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,016

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Thx for the links, Hoop
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  15. #113
    Psycho T!!!!! Shabazz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    238

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Sperka07 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I am new here but here is the mock draft.


    Despite the fact the draft is only two weeks away, there is still a lot of confusion about who is going where.

    "I know who is going [Nos.] 1 and 2," one lottery GM told ESPN.com. "After that, I don't have a clue."

    A number of GMs in the lottery are reporting the same thing, but teams are beginning to narrow down the list of who's going where.

    In this mock draft we'll not only make an educated guess as to who's going where, but we'll also give you a look at the other possible picks for each team. Here's our most informed take, after talking to numerous NBA team sources, on how the draft might play out.

    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Cleveland
    (via L.A. Clippers)


    Kyrie Irving
    Position: PG
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 191 pounds
    Age: 19
    School: Duke

    Analysis: Derrick Williams' camp is doing its best to cast doubt on the Cavs' coronation of Irving as the No. 1 pick. But with two weeks to go, all signs still point to Cleveland selecting Irving first. Williams is still in the picture here in part because the Cavs feel they could get a very good point guard (either Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker) at No. 4. But sources say it's Irving's to lose.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Minnesota


    Derrick Williams
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 249
    Age: 20
    School: Arizona

    Analysis: On Friday, I detailed the Timberwolves' draft strategies in the wake of signing Ricky Rubio to a contract. Here's the CliffsNotes version: Publicly, the team is claiming that they're likely to hang on to the pick. Privately, they're hoping that a team comes along and offers them an impact veteran -- someone such as Pau Gasol, Monta Ellis or even JaVale McGee -- for the pick.

    If they get a good deal, they'll be more than happy to dump the pick. Rubio is their rookie this season. If they do keep the pick, expect them to take either Williams or Enes Kanter. If they get Williams, Michael Beasley could be gone by the time the season starts.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Utah
    (via New Jersey)


    Brandon Knight
    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 177
    Age: 19
    School: Kentucky

    Analysis: The Jazz have already had a number of workouts but the big one comes June 15 when Knight, Walker and Jimmer Fredette are all expected to work out for the team.

    While it's still possible the Jazz go big with this pick and select either Kanter, Jonas Valanciunas or even Jan Vesely -- they're likely to try to select a franchise point guard if either Knight or Walker blows them away. If Fredette wins the battle on June 15, that could push the Jazz to go for a big man here and try to nab Fredette with the 12th pick.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Cleveland



    Enes Kanter
    Position: C
    Height: 6-11
    Weight: 260
    Age: 19
    Country: Turkey

    Analysis: Kanter had just two workouts. Both were in Chicago and both had him playing against the proverbial chair. That changed on Tuesday when he went into Cleveland and worked out against Tristan Thompson and Marcus Morris.

    Kanter would love to land in Cleveland and understands it will be tough for the Cavs to justify the pick unless he gives them more than the Nike Hoop Summit, the Chicago combine and some grainy high school video. It's still too early to see whether the Cavs go Kanter, Valanciunas, Vesely or Kawhi Leonard, but those seem to be the four guys they're seriously looking at with the fourth pick.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Toronto


    Jan Vesely
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-11
    Weight: 240
    Age: 21
    Country: Czech Republic

    Analysis: Bryan Colangelo could go a number of ways here. He has strong interest in both Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker. If Knight's on the board, I don't think he gets passed on here. If Walker's here the question for Colangelo is what to do with Leandro Barbosa and Jerryd Bayless. Both players are similar to Walker.

    He could go with an international player, such as Valanciunas, Vesely or Bismack Biyombo. Of the three, sources say, Vesely is the highest on their board. He provides size and athleticism at the small forward position. The other dark horse here is Kawhi Leonard.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Washington


    Kawhi Leonard
    Position: SF
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 228
    Age: 19
    School: San Diego State

    Analysis: The Wizards know they aren't taking a point guard -- not with John Wall in the fold. So the question becomes, "Who's the best player on the board?" The Wizards are very high on Vesely, but in this mock he's off the board.

    Valanciunas is an option. The Wizards could use more help in the middle -- but he's a bit more of a project. That leaves Leonard. He brings toughness, defense and versatility to a team that can use all three attributes.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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 (and has been for two years) the same boat as Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld. His job isn't very secure 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, he doesn't have the same character issues that Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins had.

    Leonard would be another possibility if he's still available -- the Kings still need help at the small forward position. And don't count out Jimmer Fredette if Walker is off the board. Petrie loves shooters and Fredette would be a nice fit next to Evans.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Detroit


    Jonas Valanciunas
    Position: C
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 230
    Age: 19
    Country: Lithuania

    Analysis: After changing up the Pistons' mock for three straight weeks, we're finally steadying the boat a bit. The Pistons are really looking at five players: Valanciunas, Knight, Vesely, Biyombo and Tristan Thompson.

    Biyombo and Thompson are the best fits of the group, but with new owner Tom Gores giving Joe Dumars some freedom to remake the Pistons don't be surprised to see the Pistons swing for the fences. Valanciunas is a risk, but his upside is high and he could be the long-term answer for the Pistons in the middle.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Charlotte


    Marcus Morris
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 230
    Age: 21
    School: Kansas

    Analysis: The Bobcats haven't been the greatest drafters the past few years. Michael Jordan is determined to change that. The thinking in Charlotte is to not take big risks -- to go with a proven product and swing for a double instead of a home run.

    Morris, with his versatility, toughness and Kansas pedigree is a very good option. Klay Thompson, Chris Singleton and Jordan Hamilton are all in the mix here as well.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Milwaukee


    Alec Burks
    Position: SG
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 193
    Age: 19
    School: Colorado

    Analysis: Last summer the Bucks went out and tried to boost their scoring output by re-signing John Salmons and trading for Corey Maggette. It didn't go so well. Between injuries and chemistry issues the Bucks stumbled.

    Burks is one of the best scorers in the draft. His ability to get to the basket should give the Bucks a potent young backcourt.

    Jordan Hamilton, Klay Thompson, Tristan Thompson and Bismack Biyombo are other possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Golden State


    Klay Thompson
    Position: PG
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 206
    Age: 21
    School: Washington St.

    Analysis: The Warriors have a new owner, a new head coach and new management. Of the three, the most important addition might be Jerry West, who knows how to build winners and is far from a wallflower.

    The first shoe is already beginning to drop with word that the Warriors are open to moving Monta Ellis. His replacement? The sweet shooting Thompson, who has wowed in recent workouts. He has size, the pedigree and, most of all, the blessing of West. Marcus Morris and Alec Burks are other possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Utah


    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.

    With Singleton rising on many draft boards, the question is: Will he still be here at No. 12? Teams with picks as high as the Raptors (No. 5) are looking at him. Tristan Thompson, Jimmer Fredette and Alec Burks are all possibilities here, too. Ditto for Bismack Biyombo.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Phoenix


    Tristan Thompson
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 228
    Age: 20
    School: Texas

    Analysis: The Suns are in that awkward spot between pushing for the playoffs and rebuilding. Lon Babby says the team will be emphasizing defense and Thompson takes them decidedly in that direction.

    He is a solid athlete, an excellent rebounder and gives the Suns some desperately needed toughness in the paint. Pair him in the frontcourt with Marcin Gortat and the Suns finally have some swagger. Burks, Fredette and Biyombo are all possibilities here as well.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Houston


    Bismack Biyombo
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 243
    Age: 18
    Country: Congo

    Analysis: Biyombo is in the conversation as high as No. 5, but the general lack of information about him may cause his stock to slip. He's got the physical abilities to be excellent in the league, but he's a wild card.

    The Raptors, Wizards, Pistons, Bucks and Jazz all will give him strong looks. I doubt he slips further than Houston. While small forward is a big need too (they like Marcus Morris, Jordan Hamilton and Tobias Harris there), at this point Biyombo is more reward than risk.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Indiana


    Jimmer Fredette
    Position: PG
    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. Tristan Thompson, Kenneth Faried and Markieff Morris are all options here as well.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Philadelphia


    Jordan Hamilton
    Position: SF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 229
    Age: 20
    School: Texas

    Analysis: The Sixers have been looking for a big man in the draft but the team could go in a different direction now that it appears Andre Iguodala is back on the block. The Sixers have also been hungry for shooters, and Hamilton is one of the most lethal scorers in the draft. Markieff Morris, Nikola Vucevic and Kenneth Faried are also possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    New York


    Josh Selby
    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195
    Age: 20
    School: Kansas

    Analysis: GM Donnie Walsh has lost his job, but he's still calling the shots for the Knicks on draft night. Expect Walsh to go out with a bang. The Knicks are essentially looking at five players right now -- Klay Thompson, Fredette, Selby, Marshon Brooks and Kenneth Faried. Thompson and Fredette are off the board in our mock.

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


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Washington
    (via Atlanta)


    Marshon Brooks
    Position: SG
    Height: 6-5
    Weight: 195
    Age: 22
    School: Providence

    Analysis: Nick Young is heading into free agency and, coincidentally, Brooks has been compared to Young. Both players are long, athletic and can score. Brooks may have a little more killer instinct, though, that could make him a star. Tobias Harris, Markieff Morris, Kenneth Faried and Donatas Motiejunas are other possibilities here as well.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Charlotte
    (via New Orleans)


    Markieff Morris
    Position: PF/C
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 241
    Age: 21
    School: Kansas

    Analysis: A month ago I was in Florida with the Morris twins and big topic of discussion was the inevitability of the two brothers breaking up when they were drafted by different teams. We explored a number of options that could reunite them on the same team. This is really the only plausible one, and it's more plausible than you think.

    The Bobcats are one of those teams that thinks the twins can play together. If it happens, you'll see two very happy twins on draft night. Brooks, Faried and Reggie Jackson are other names who could land here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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 here. He's an aggressive scorer and has size -- two things the Wolves could use in the post. Brooks, Faried, Nikola Mirotic and Charles Jenkins are also possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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. Markieff Morris, Tobias Harris, Darius Morris, Reggie Jackson and Nikola Vucevic are other players to watch.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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. Nikola Vucevic, Charles Jenkins and Tyler Honeycutt are other possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Houston
    (via Orlando)


    Nikola Vucevic
    Position: C
    Height: 7-0
    Weight: 260
    Age: 20
    School: USC

    Analysis: Even though we have the Rockets going big at No. 14, don't be surprised if they do it again here. Vucevic has helped himself as much as anyone in the workout process. He's got size, toughness and skill. He's not going to be a superstar thanks to a lack of explosive athleticism, but he'll be a very solid addition to the Rockets. Mirotic, Justin Harper and Darius Morris are other possibilities.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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. 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. If Mirotic is off the board, Bogan Bogdanovic and Lucas Nogueira are possibilities.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Boston


    JaJuan Johnson
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-10
    Weight: 220
    Age: 22
    School: Purdue

    Analysis:The Celtics need size, and Johnson is an intriguing pick here. He is long and athletic and stretches the floor with his jump shot. He needs to add strength, but his production at Purdue is hard to ignore. Justin Harper, Nikola Vucevic, Jon Leuer and Jeremey Tyler are also possibilities.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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. Jon Leuer, JaJuan Johnson, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Tyler could all be drafted here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    New Jersey
    (via L.A. Lakers)


    Reggie Jackson
    Position: PG
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 208
    Age: 21
    School: Boston College

    Analysis: Yes, the Nets have Deron Williams. But he's not a sure thing to stay in New Jersey after next season. Even if he does, Jackson would be a terrific backup and a player who could play off the ball in certain situations.

    Had he not had a knee injury just as the draft evaluations began, he could've gone much higher. He's great value here. Justin Harper, Tyler Honeycutt, JaJuan Johnson and Jeremy Tyler are all options here, too.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Chicago
    (via Miami)


    Justin Harper
    Position: PF
    Height: 6-9
    Weight: 228
    Age: 21
    School: Richmond

    Analysis: Harper was one of the best stretch 4s in college basketball last season. He also has size and is a pretty good athlete. The Bulls need shooting, and Harper should be able to give them some from the perimeter. Charles Jenkins, Tyler Honeycutt and Jeremy Tyler are possibilities here.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    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 pre-draft camp, I'm not sure he lasts this long on the draft board.


    PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS


    Chicago


    Charles Jenkins
    Position: PG
    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. Tyler Honeycutt, Nolan Smith and Charles Goudelock are possibilities here as well.

    Next Five In: Tyler Honeycutt, G, UCLA; Nolan Smith, G, Duke; Darius Morris, PG, Michigan; Jordan Williams, F/C, Maryland; Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil


    So the only position that the Charlotte Bobcats do not have a major need at is power forward, because they have Diaw and Thomas. So Chad Ford predicts the Bobcats will use both first round picks on twin power forwards?

    LOL

    Before anyone chimes in to mention that one of them might be able to play small forward, head coach Paul Silas was just quoted the other day that he sees them both as 4's in the NBA.
    <---- Hansbrough smiling in the training room after Gerald Henderson's cheap shot. UNC won the game, Tyler was happy so he took this picture. Roy Williams keeps it on his desk.

  16. #114
    Psycho T!!!!! Shabazz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    238

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    So Kyrie Irving's agent flat out told all teams that his client will not work out head-to-head with other top point guards. Does this send out a red flag to anyone else?

    He plays a handful of game in college due to injury, and now he refuses to show NBA teams what he could do against guys like Knight and Walker. Seems odd to me.
    <---- Hansbrough smiling in the training room after Gerald Henderson's cheap shot. UNC won the game, Tyler was happy so he took this picture. Roy Williams keeps it on his desk.

  17. #115
    Member MUpaceSIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    390

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Shabazz View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    So Kyrie Irving's agent flat out told all teams that his client will not work out head-to-head with other top point guards. Does this send out a red flag to anyone else?

    He plays a handful of game in college due to injury, and now he refuses to show NBA teams what he could do against guys like Knight and Walker. Seems odd to me.
    Top picks do this every year. It is all their agents moves when it comes to that, but it makes sense. Why take the chance that you have one bad showing and fall from that top pedestal?

  18. #116
    Member Since86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Muncie
    Posts
    21,466

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by MUpaceSIC View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Top picks do this every year. It is all their agents moves when it comes to that, but it makes sense. Why take the chance that you have one bad showing and fall from that top pedestal?
    You've probably not been around long enough, so I'll decipher what he really meant.

    "DUKE SUCKS AND UNC IS THE BEST!!"

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Since86 For This Useful Post:


  20. #117
    Whale Shepherd cdash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    The Sprawl
    Age
    29
    Posts
    18,076

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by MUpaceSIC View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Top picks do this every year. It is all their agents moves when it comes to that, but it makes sense. Why take the chance that you have one bad showing and fall from that top pedestal?
    I thought about answering that, but then I looked at who was posting, and what college Kyrie Irving went to.

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to cdash For This Useful Post:


  22. #118
    Eating some cranbaisins The Sleeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lafayette, IN
    Posts
    942

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoop View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    NBA.com (David Aldridge) - Nolan Smith
    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...s=iref:nbahpt1

    NBA.com (Scott Howard-Cooper) - Klay Thompson
    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...-ii/index.html

    DraftExpress (DraftExpress.com) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2011/

    SI.com (Sam Amick) - Tristan Thompson
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...t.2/index.html

    Sporting News (Sean Deveney) - Klay Thompson
    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/feed...ine-in-chicago

    Inside Hoops (InsideHoops.com) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.insidehoops.com/nba-mock-draft.shtml

    NBA Draft.net (nbadraft.net) - Klay Thompson
    http://www.nbadraft.net/2011mock_draft

    NBA Draft Insider (Kristofer Habbas) - Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.nbadraftinsider.com/2011-mock-draft/

    Hoops World (hoopsworld.com) - Iman Shumpert
    http://www.hoopsworld.com/the_draft/FullMockDraft.asp

    SB Nation (Tom Ziller) - Kenneth Faried
    http://www.sbnation.com/nba-draft/20...zz-enes-kanter

    The Hoops Report (thehoopsreport.com) - Tristan Thompson
    http://thehoopsreport.com/draft.aspx
    Three of them have already changed their picks(we will have no clue come draft night):

    David Aldridge = Jimmer Fredette
    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...t-2/index.html


    Draft Express = Alec Burks
    http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2011/


    Hoops Report = Jordan Hamilton
    http://thehoopsreport.com/draft.aspx

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to The Sleeze For This Useful Post:


  24. #119
    Member Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brownsburg
    Posts
    8,580

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    I'm glad Alridge changed from Nolan Smith, that just wasn't going to happen.

  25. #120
    Member Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brownsburg
    Posts
    8,580

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0


  26. #121

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote


    IMO, Marshon Brooks will be drafted b4 the Pacers #15 pick. Milwaukee has a need for a SG since none of the following of Maggette, Salmons, or CD-R could fill the bill last season.

  27. #122
    Member Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brownsburg
    Posts
    8,580

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Tyme View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    IMO, Marshon Brooks will be drafted b4 the Pacers #15 pick. Milwaukee has a need for a SG since none of the following of Maggette, Salmons, or CD-R could fill the bill last season.
    His rise in the draft is compared to Paul George, so it would make sense he goes #10 to the Bucks.

    I think one of the things to watch is if Klay Thompson and/or Tristian Thompson go before the Pacers pick, that would mean someone I like is probably dropping. Like Biyombo, Singleton, or even Marcus Morris.

    Worst case, to me, is Jimmer, Marshon, and Burks are all gone and the Pacers take Faried or Tobias Harris. I'm okay with that.

    To me, there are more than 15 players I like, so it should work out.
    Last edited by Speed; 06-14-2011 at 09:45 AM.

  28. #123
    Member Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brownsburg
    Posts
    8,580

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...Marshon_Brooks

    Marshon Brooks has more than piqued the curiosity of the Milwaukee Bucks.
    Brooks, an athletic 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Providence, had a private workout for Bucks officials Sunday in Chicago.

    Normally, the Bucks work out their draft prospects at their training facility in St. Francis. But because of a scheduling conflict, the Bucks and Seth Cohen, Brooks' agent, agreed to meet in the Windy City.

    The Bucks put Brooks through a 1˝ hour workout and came away impressed. Assistant general manager Jeff Weltman and player personnel director Dave Babcock were among the Bucks officials in attendance.

    "The Bucks like him a lot,'' Cohen said. "The Bucks are now looking to bring him there (to Milwaukee) for another workout.''

    Via Gery Woelfel/Racine Journal Times


    Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...#ixzz1PGRPQF2C

  29. #124
    Member Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brownsburg
    Posts
    8,580

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0


  30. The Following User Says Thank You to Speed For This Useful Post:


  31. #125
    Member PR07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,972

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Chad Fords Mock Draft 4.0

    At this point, I want Marshon or Jimmer. I admittedly don't know a lot about Burks yet though.

Similar Threads

  1. The always classic: Bill Simmons Draft diary XIV
    By Unclebuck in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 10:53 PM
  2. Chad Ford's Draft Grades
    By 1984 in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 03:30 PM
  3. Replies: 82
    Last Post: 06-22-2010, 09:54 AM
  4. Draft Rater: Prospects 1st to worst, by John Hollinger
    By Will Galen in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 05-21-2010, 06:52 PM
  5. Chad Ford's Mock Draft, Version 6.0: Picks 1-30 [ESPN]
    By RoboHicks in forum NBA Headlines (RSS Feeds)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-23-2008, 01:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •