E. Smith & Paul Jones Mock Draft
Old 06-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Friday June 19 2009 - 8:50am Eastern (Toronto, ON)

I know … it’s been a few days since I last checked in. Sorry. Life has been getting in the way. As we approach next Thursday’s NBA Draft though, I promise to try to be more diligent in posting more blogs - and we’re going to do something new as well: host at least 1 (if not 2 or more) LIVE Chats.

In the meantime, I thought I’d bring myself back from my mini hiatus with the Mock Draft that Jonesy and I did on the “HOOPS” show last night.

Warning: This mock was based on (in no particular order) things like … gut, opinion, info from scouts and sources, our impressions of teams’ needs, rumblings around the league, other mocks and info that are out there, and so on. There was nothing scientific or “guarantee-able” about this - or any other - mock. Plus, we made our selections based on there being no trades … and we all know there’s got to be at least a couple of deals, right?!

Jonesy played the role of GM for teams 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. I was the GM for teams 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14.

Here we go …

1. Blake Griffin (CLIPPERS) - No brainer.

2. Hasheem Thabeet (GRIZZLIES) - You can never have enough size and shot-blocking … especially in the West.

3. James Harden (THUNDER) - Another young stud for this team-of-the-future.

4. Ricky Rubio (KINGS) - From Spain to SACRAMENTO? Culture shock for Ricky … legit PG for the Kings.

5. Jordan Hill (WIZARDS) - Big body with a big upside.

6. Tyreke Evans (TIMBERWOLVES) - Nice compliment on the wing to an existing core of Jefferson, Love, and Foye.

7. Stephen Curry (WARRIORS) - Would fit in nicely to Golden State’s run-and-gun, fill-it-up offense.

8. Jrue Holiday (KNICKS) - New York’s PG of the future? Or a depth SG? Either way, he’s a scorer NY can use.

9. DeMar DeRozan (RAPTORS) - Athleticism, length, and a lot of untapped potential still. The wing T.O. is dyin’ for?

10. Jonny Flynn (BUCKS) - Sessions could be going and is Ridnour the answer? Flynn seems like the perfect pick.

11. Brandon Jennings (NETS) - From Europe to the NBA, Jennings will have a good mentor in Rod Thorn (and D. Harris).

12. Gerald Henderson (BOBCATS) - Reminds me of Shane Battier - on and off the floor. Larry Brown should love him.

13. Earl Clark (PACERS) - More length and versatility for an Indy team that could/should make some noise next year.

14. Ty Lawson (SUNS) - A true leader. He can learn the ropes - at least for a year - under 1 of the best … Steve Nash.

Enjoy your weekend folks. Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads that are celebrating out there! And remember to check back next week for our LIVE CHAT … probably on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The major consensus is that Derozan will be ours draft night @ #9.... which to me means we'll probably end up with someone else??
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree
except for the 8-11 range
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's all perfect
I haven't seen such a good mock draft!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At the 8th, if Curry and Hill are gone Knicks select Holiday
At the 9th, Raptors select DeMar DeRozan if Evans is gone. Maybe we could draft Earl Clark (if Colangelo knows Marion will leave)

The 10th and 11th are unpredictable, because I'm sure it's going to be at least one big surprise in the first 9 picks, so some 1/9 guys should be available at 10th and 11th. BTW I like Flynn for the Bucks and Jennings for the Nets (but If I were NJ's GM I'd draft Henderson or Clark)
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, the talk about Rubio falling to us at nine is ridiculous. I figured if he was going to drop, it'd be to the Kings and no further.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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very accurate mock draft imo
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's all perfect
I haven't seen such a good mock draft!
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I agree with everyone of their picks.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rubio is not dropping lower than Sacto!

Kings need a PG and Rubio loved the city and thinks the team is young and talented. They can have a nice season playing Rubio, Martin, Nocioni, Thomspson and Hawes
Those bigs are improving a lot
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Derozan could be bust, pick Henderson
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