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Friday, June 22, 2007

B. Chap's Mock Draft

Sorry about not updating the blog in a long time, but we haven't been able to upload any shows. But our blog has can multitask. It can hold classic CTB shows and hold the other valuable CTBasketball content. Like my Mock Draft! Check it out and post your comments below. Just so you know, this Mock Draft is subject to change and it is how I think the first round SHOULD play out IF there are no trades. Make sure that you tune in on Tuesday and Thursday as Derek and I preview Thursday night's draft.
1. POR: Kevin Durant (Durant is the better player, Oden's wrist is STILL not 100% and Oden has a bulging disc in his back.)
2. SEA: Greg Oden (No brainer. Plus the Sonics draft centers like the Detroit Lions draft WRs.)
3. ATL: Brandon Wright (GM Billy Knight says you can't have enough 6'8" swingmen. Wright is close at just under 6'10".)
4. MEM: Al Horford (MEM needs a solid post presence to go alongside Gasol... and a lot of other help too.)
5. BOS: Yi Jianlian (Frontcourt of Jianlian and Jefferson could be something to reckon with, but their PGs still suck.)
6. MIL: Corey Brewer (Simmons was hurt this past year and was disappointed the year before. Brewer won't disappoint on either end of the court.)
7. MIN: Mike Conley Jr. (Goodbye Mike James, hello Mike Conley Jr. who had success playing with a 7-foot star in college.)
8. CHA: Thaddeus Young (G. Wallace will leave. Jordan will replace him with the best available SF. Young, a freshman, is that SF.)
9. CHI: Joakim Noah (CHI's problem was no frontcourt scoring. Noah will give them 8-12ppg as a rookie.)
10. SAC: Jeff Green (This is insurance in case Artest acts up again, moves to Europe, quits to rap or gets traded. PG is also a possibility if Bibby leaves.)
11. ATL: Javaris Crittendon (ATL won't take a PG at #3 since they'll still have tall options [see comment for #3] at #11. Crittendon is 6'4" and freshman.)
12. PHI: Sean Williams (Character issues won't sway the Sixers from taking the draft's best shot blocker.)
13. NO: Al Thornton (Thornton could go 5-7 picks higher, but NO will take him to replace Desmond Mason.)
14. LAC: Julian Wright (The Clippers will take Wright to replace Maggette who they'll finally trade.)
15. DET: Acie Law (DET takes Law not to start and kick out Mr. Big Shot, but to back him up.
16. WAS: Spencer Hawes (The Wizards center situation is mess. Hawes is not athletic, but he's big and he'll force the trade of Haywood or Thomas.)
17. NJ: Josh McRoberts (NJ adds front court offense and defense will welcoming the return or Nenad Krstic.)
18. GS: Jason Smith (He's a 7-footer who likes to play far from the hoop. Sounds like a Nellie guy to me.)
19. LAL: Rodney Stuckey (Solid backcourt scorer who can come off of the bench and carry some of the load.)
20. MIA: Nick Young (Like the Lakers, the Heat improve their best position by taking the best available. Could move up to take a PG.)
21. PHI: Daquean Cook (With no PG to take they'll add to their swingman depth with D. Cook.)
22. CHA: Marcus Williams (Jordan takes a SG here because he doesn't want Adam Morrisson to start.)
23. NY: Tiago Splitter (Knicks fans will boo because they'll want an American, but they need a big man.)
24. PHX: Marco Bellinelli (PHX likes foreigners who can shoot. Marco Bellinelli is a foreigner who can shoot.)
25. UT: Rudy Fernandez (UT will take the Spanish Manu Ginobili and sit him on the bench because he's a rookie.)
26. HOU: Glen Davis (He could go anywhere from mid-first round to mid-second round. HOU traded Howard and needs a replacement. They'll draft a fat replacement.)
27. DET: Alando Tucker (DET traded away Delfino and will make the Big 10 Player of the Year backup Rip and Tay.)
28. SA: Marco Gasol (San Antonio doesn't know how to pass up on a foreigner and they won't at #28.)
29. PHX: Derrick Byars (I don't know who he is and my logic for putting him here is that a lot of other mock drafts have him going higher, so I can't have him fall out of the first round.)
30. PHI: Gabe Pruitt (PHI takes a PG to learn from Andre Miller.)

On Tuesday and Thursday on CTB, I'll obviously have more detailed explanations. Hopefully Derek will put his Mock Draft up soon.
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