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CHU Mock 2011 NBA Draft
CHU Mock 2011 NBA Draft (Final v1)
(Mock Second Round)
1
Cleveland Cavaliers
(from LA Clippers)

Kyrie Irving
Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: FR
College: Duke
CHU Analysis: For months, several mock drafts have fluctuated on this pick, but after seeing Irving once early last November, he's been my #1 guy and no change now. Irving is not the athlete former #1s John Wall and Derrick Rose are, but is leader without peer, has a great feel running a team and can score with efficiency.

2
Minnesota Timberwolves

Derrick Williams
Position: F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 240
Year: SO
College: Arizona
CHU Analysis: Minnesota will have to either move this pick or trade Michael Beasley. WIth Ricky Rubio set to arrive he needs backcourt help and no one believes Jonny Flynn, Martell Webster or Wesley Johnson is the answer as a partner. Derrick Williams will go #2, but to where? If David Kahn can get an off guard and/or center, this pick will be dealt methinks.

3
Utah Jazz
(from New Jersey)

Enes Kanter
Position: F/C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 260
Year: FR
College: Kentucky
CHU Analysis: Utah needs wings in the worst way, but point guard and big forward are what's available. Since the Jazz will look to compete for the playoffs again this year, a deal is very likely. If Utah stay on this pick, I've had them taking Kanter since the draft lottery. He is not a need, but the best prospect available. Brandon Knight appears the pick if the Jazz go point guard.

4
Cleveland Cavaliers

Jonas Valanciunas
Position: PF/C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 225
Year: Int'l
Country: Lithuania
CHU Analysis: The Cavs will pounce on Kanter if he's available and Valanciunas is the choice if not for the contract issue. Word is he is still trying to play in the NBA next season, so I will keep him at #4.

5
Toronto Raptors

Brandon Knight
Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Year: FR
College: Kentucky
CHU Analysis: Hats off to Toronto for choosing defensive wiz Dwayne Casey. Oddly, though, this is a offensive-oriented roster. So, taking a frontcourt stopper is a possibility and Jonas Valanciunas is the top player on the board, but his overseas contract is an issue. In Brandon Knight, Toronto gets a future point guard and a stopper. A sleeper here might by Bismack Biyombo, especially if the Raptors decide to move Bargnani.

6
Washington Wizards

Kawhi Leonard
Position: F
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Year: SO
College: San Diego St.
CHU Analysis: WIth wing forward the glaring hole right now in DC, Leonard has been slotted here for some time. I see no reason to change, but the Wizards could also go bigger. An offensive tweener, Leonard is versatile defensively and will improve as he develops rapport with John Wall. The Wizards could move this choice to move up if they are willing to deal JaVale McGee.

7
Charlotte Bobcats
(from Sacramento)

Tristan Thompson
Position: PF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
Year: FR
College: Texas
CHU Analysis: Charlotte acquires this pick to go with #9 and despite depth up front, Tristan Thompson has tremendous upside and is a rebounding machine.

8
Detroit Pistons

Kemba Walker
Position: PG
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: JR
College: Connecticut
CHU Analysis: Detroit has to take a big, right? But if Kemba Walker is available, can Joe Dumars pass him up? He's a great match for Rodney Stuckey and gives the Pistons a leader and face of the franchise.

9
Charlotte Hornets
Klay Thompson
Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Year: JR
College: Washington St.
CHU Analysis: If Charlotte goes big at #7, they can take fast rising Klay Thompson at nine. A pure scorer and shooter who understands how to play, Thompson gives the Bobcats a nice foundation for the future.

10
Sacramento Kings
(from Milwaukee)

Jimmer Fredette
Position: PG
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: SR
College: Brigham Young
CHU Analysis: In a three-team deal with Charlotte and Milwaukee, The Kings load up on the wing and give up Beno Udrih. So how about Jimmer Fredette?

11
Golden State Warriors

Jan Vesely
Position: PF
Height: 6-11
Weight: 235
Year: Int'l
Country: Czech Republic
CHU Analysis: Whether Vesely or not remains to be seen, but someone will drop out of the Top 10. Vesely is an active, athletic big that would fit well in the Warrior system.

12
Utah Jazz

Alec Burks
Position: SG
Height: 6-6
Weight: 185
Year: SO
College: Colorado
CHU Analysis: Regardless of what Utah does at #3, there is no off guard on the roster, so the talented Alec Burks gets the call and is a jumper from being an all star.

13
Phoenix Suns
Jordan Hamilton
Position: G/F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Year: SO
College: Texas
CHU Analysis: Rumors have Phoenix trying hard to move up, possibly to #2, to take Derrick Williams. Marcin Gortan would be the player moved and Minnesota would take the 13th selection. They need a two guard with Vince Carter set to be bought out, so talented scorer Jordan Hamilton is a nice fit.

14
Houston Rockets

Bismack Biyombo
Position: PF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 250
Year: Int'l
Country: Congo
CHU Analysis: I don't expect Houston to own this pick when all is said and done. If Biyombo falls this far, he is a great post defender and rebounder who at least gives them something close to a center if Yao Ming is done.
15
Indiana Pacers

Marcus Morris
Position: F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Year: JR
College: Kansas
CHU Analysis: Indiana needs frontcourt depth for Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough. Off guard is a question mark, although Brandon Rush and Paul George are on hand, so the versatile Marcus Morris gets the nod.

16
Philadelphia 76ers

Chris Singleton
Position: SF
Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
Year: JR
College: Florida St.
CHU Analysis: The 76ers are on the rise and will look to add depth. Iif Andre Iguodala is moved as expected, Doug Collins might also grab a wing who can defend.

17
New York Knicks

Nikola Vucevic
Position: PF/C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 260
Year: JR
College: Southern California
CHU Analysis: New York is built upon superstars Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony and have little flexibility to add talent, so they need to select someone who can help immediately. Point guard is a need with Chauncey Billups a year from leaving. But getting a solid low post scorer like Nikola Vucevic would bolster the frontline quickly.

18
Washington Wizards
(from Atlanta)

Marshon Brooks
Position: SG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 195
Year: SR
College: Providence
CHU Analysis: If Washington takes Leonard with the sixth pick, they can select a post player or off guard. With the Nick Young's status a queston mark and Jordan Crawford smallish and more a combo guard, Marshon Brooks offers a potential plus player to pair with Wall.

19
Milwaukee Bucks
(from New Orleans via Portland via Charlotte)
Markieff Morris
Position: F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Year: JR
College: Kansas
CHU Analysis: Now loaded in the backcourt following the pre-draft swap with Charlotte and Sacramento, Milwaukee will try get a talented frontcourt player. Markieff Morris has been on their radar for a while.

20
Minnesota Timberwolves
(from Memphis via Utah)
Iman Shumpert
Position: SG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: JR
College: Georgia Tech
CHU Analysis: There is a good chance this pick has changed hands by draft night, but if Minnesota hasn't addressed their off guard need, rapid rising Iman Shumpert is a good pick. The Georgia Tech guard does everything well on the floor sans shoot. Big and athletic, Shumpert is a plus defender, gets to the rim and can play some point.

21
Portland Trailblazers

Josh Selby
Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: FR
College: Kansas
CHU Analysis: Portland is trying to unload Andre Miller and at most, he will play one more season for the Blazers. So landing a high upside lead guard like Josh Selby makes sense.

22
Denver Nuggets

Kenneth Faried
Position: PF
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Year: SR
College: Morehead St.
CHU Analysis: With Nene, Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith possibly on the outs and a wealth of talent at the point and the wing, expect Denver to make a deal or two. They are rumored to be looking for a move into the lottery. JaJuan Johnson quietly had a strong four-year career at Purdue and is a premium shotblocker and nice shooter to mid-range.

23
Houston Rockets
(from Orlando via Phoenix)
Jeremy Tyler
 
Position: PF/C
Height: 6-11
Weight: 260
Year: Int'l
College: None
CHU Analysis: Again, debatable whether Houston is choosing here, but center is a need and Jeremy Tyler grades out as one of the top picks in the draft. His upside - and potential for failure - are immense and could be the steal of the draft someday.

24
Oklahoma City Thunder

Donatas Motiejunas
Position: PF
Height: 7-0
Weight: 225
Year: SR
College: Morehead St.
CHU Analysis: Oklahoma City has no glaring needs. The roster is actually overflowing, so Sam Presti may look to deal this pick or take someone who can be stashed in Europe for a while. It's also a good place to be for someone who slides.

25
Boston Celtics
JaJuan Johnson
Position: PF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Year: SR
College: Purdue
CHU Analysis: Danny Ainge is notorious for drafting well late in the first round and into the second. But, is he looking to rebuild the roster or make yet one more title run? The frontcourt could use some youth and JaJuan Johnson is a plus shotblocker who can score to mid-range.

26
Dallas Mavericks

Reggie Jackson
Position: PG
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: JR
College: Boston College
CHU Analysis: Coming off an NBA championship, Dallas has questions with an aging roster and the free agency of Caron Butler and Tyson Chandler. At this point,a team like the Mavs can look to find someone who will fit into their system or take a flyer on a player with some upside. Jason Kidd won't be around forever, and J.J. Barrea might be too costly in the future. Reggie Jackson has the tools to succeed in the NBA and time will tell if he can adjust to running a team full time.

27
New Jersey Nets
(from LA Lakers)
Charles Jenkins
Position: G
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: SR
College: Hofstra
CHU Analysis: New Jersey's 2010 and 2011 Drafts were essentially spent on the acquisition of Deron Williams.Despite this being a late pick, the Nets need to find someone who can step in and give quality minutes. Combo guard Charles Jenkins has some Joe Dumars to his game and might be a steal this late.

28
Chicago Bulls
(from Miami)

Nikola Mirotic
Position: SF
Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Year: Int'l
Country: Montenegro
CHU Analysis: Behind Derrick Rose, Chicago has returned to prominence and are one perimeter player away from winning a title. The frontcourt is set with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson, plus Luol Deng at the three. Charles Jenkins is undersized at the two, but can slide to point when Rose needs a break and the Hofstra grad is more than capable of putting up points and will be an upgrade over the platooning trio employed last year.

29
San Antonio Spurs

Tyler Honeycutt
Position: SF
Height: 6-8
Weight: 185
Year: SO
College: UCLA
CHU Analysis: Word is San Antonio would like to add some youth and are dangling Tony Parker as trade bait to get into the lottery. Parkers name has come up increasingly the past couple years and this might be the year he moves on. Several teams would love to add him. As it stands, the Spurs can address their need on the wing with UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt - a jack-of-all-trades who may develop into one the NBA's most versatile performers.

30
Chicago Bulls

Tobias Harris
Position: F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 235
Year: FR
College: Tennessee
CHU Analysis: See Pick #28.


2012 NBA Draft Countdown
   • Date: June 27, 2013
   • Time: 7:00 PM EST | ESPN
   • Location: TBD


NBA Draft Information


  POINT GUARD PROSPECTS
1) Myck Kabongo 6-1/170 Texas SO
2) B.J. Young 6-3/175 Arkansas SO
3) Ryan Harrow 6-2/175 Kentucky R-SO
4) Trey Burke 6-1/175 Michigan SO
5) Elijah Johnson 6-4/195 Kansas SR
6) Keith Appling 6-1/180 Michigan St. SO
7) Aaron Craft 6-2/190 Ohio St. JR
8) Ray McCallum 6-0/180 Detroit JR
9) Isaiah Canaan 6-0/195 Murry St. SR
10) Kenny Boynton 6-2/200 Florida SR
11) Dmitry Kulagin 6-5/200 Russia Int'l
12) Lorenzo Brown 6-5/190 North Carolina St. JR
13) Nate Wolters 6-4/195 South Dakota St. SR
14) Peyton Siva 6-0/180 Louisville SR
15) Abdul Gaddy 6-3/200 Washington SR
16) D.J. Cooper 6-0/175 Ohio SR
17) Nenad Miljenovic 6-4/195 Serbia Int'l
18) Seth Curry 6-2/200 Duke R-SR
19) Trae Golden 6-1/210 Tennessee JR
20) Brandon Triche 6-4/205 Syracuse SR
21) Nurideen Lindsey 6-3/195 Rider R-JR
22) Pierre Jackson 5-10/175 Baylor SR
23) Matthew Dellavedova 6-4/195 St. Mary's SR

  SCORING GUARD PROSPECTS
1) Wayne Blackshear 6-5/225 Louisville SO
2) Marcus Smart 6-3/210 Oklahoma St. FR
3) Alex Abrines 6-5/200 Spain Int'l
4) Archie Goodwin 6-4/180 Kentucky FR
5) P.J. Hairston 6-6/220 North Carolina SO
6) Michael Carter-Williams 6-5/175 Syracuse SO
7) C.J. McCollum 6-3/190 Lehigh SR
8) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 6-4/190 Georgia SO
9) Allen Crabbe 6-6/205 California JR
10) Reggie Bullock 6-7/205 North Carolina JR
11) Sergey Karasev 6-7/210 Russia Int'l
12) C.J. Wilcox 6-5/185 Washington R-JR
13) Tim Hardaway 6-6/200 Michigan JR
14) Brandon Paul 6-4/200 Illinois SR
15) Trent Lockett 6-4/210 Marquette SR
16) Keion Bell 6-3/200 Missouri R-SR
17) Michael Snaer 6-5/200 Florida St. SR
18) Leo Westmann 6-7/200 France Int'l
19) Mateusz Ponitka 6-5/200 Poland Int'l
20) Durand Scott 6-4/200 Miami SR
21) Colt Ryan 6-5/210 Evansville SR
22) Rodney McGruder 6-4/205 Kansas St. SR

  SWING FORWARD PROSPECTS
1) Shabazz Muhammad 6-6/225 UCLA FR
2) Tony Mitchell 6-8/220 North Texas JR
3) Kyle Anderson 6-8/200 UCLA FR
4) Alex Poythress 6-7/225 Kentucky FR
5) Andre Roberson 6-7/210 Colorado JR
6) Otto Porter 6-8/200 Georgetown SO
7) Adonis Thomas 6-6/220 Memphis SO
8) LeBryan Nash 6-8/230 Oklahoma St. SO
9) Deshaun Thomas 6-7/225 Ohio St. JR
10) Mike Moser 6-8/200 UNLV R-JR
11) Branden Dawson 6-6/215 Michigan St. SO
12) Elias Harris 6-7/240 Gonzaga SR
13) Solomon Hill 6-6/240 Arizona SR
14) Rodney Williams 6-7/200 Minnesota SR
15) Alessandro Gentile 6-6/200 Italy Int'l
16) Christian Watford 6-7/230 Indiana SR

  POWER FORWARD PROSPECTS
1) Steven Adams 7-0/240 Pittsburgh FR
2) James M. McAdoo 6-9/225 North Carolina SO
3) Rudy Gobert 6-11/225 France Int'l
4) C.J. Leslie 6-8/205 North Carolina St. JR
5) Anthony Bennett 6-8/225 UNLV FR
6) Mason Plumlee 6-10/235 Duke SR
7) Augusto Lima 6-10/225 Brazil Int'l
8) Alex Oriakhi 6-9/240 Missouri SR
9) Mouphtaou Yarou 6-10/255 Villanova SR
10) Trevor Mbakwe 6-8/240 Minnesota R-SR
11) Ryan Kelly 6-11/230 Duke SR
12) Brandon Davies 6-9/235 BYU SR
13) Dante Taylor 6-9/240 Pittsburgh SR
14) Jeronne Maymon 6-7/265 Tennessee SR
15) Greg Echenique 6-9/270 Creighton R-SR
16) Vander Joaquim 6-10/245 Hawaii R-SR
17) Arsalan Kazemi 6-7/220 Rice SR

  CENTER PROSPECTS
1) Nerlens Noel 6-10/220 Kentucky FR
2) Cody Zeller 6-11/220 Indiana SO
3) Isaiah Austin 7-0/215 Baylor FR
4) Patric Young 6-10/245 Florida JR
5) Alex Len 7-1/225 Maryland SO
6) Jeff Withey 7-0/235 Kansas R-SR
7) Lucas Nogueira 7-0/225 Brazil Int'l
8) Josh Smith 6-10/305 UCLA JR
9) Dejan Musli 7-1/250 Serbia Int'l
10) Aziz N'Diaye 7-0/260 Washington R-SR
11) Tony Woods 6-11/250 Oregon R-SR
12) Reggie Johnson 6-10/305 Miami R-SR

  ROUND 2
31) Miami Heat
(from Minnesota)
Justin Harper PF 6-9/225 Richmond SR
32) Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Singler SF 6-8/230 Duke SR
33) Detroit Pistons
(from Toronto)
Darius Morris PG 6-4/190 Michigan SO
34) Washington Wizards
Jordan Williams PF 6-9/245 Maryland JR
35) Sacramento Kings
Chandler Parsons SF 6-9/225 Florida SR
36) New Jersey Nets
Davis Bertans SF 6-10/215 Latvia Int'l
37) Los Angeles Cippers
(from Detroit)
Malcolm Lee G 6-5/200 UCLA JR
38) Houston Rockets
(from LA Clippers)
David Lighty SF 6-6/215 Ohio St. SR
39) Charlotte Bobcats
Norris Cole PG 6-1/175 Cleveland St. SR
40) Milwaukee Bucks
Jon Leuer PF 6-11/225 Wisconsin SR
41) Los Angeles Lakers
(from Golden State via New Jersey)
Nolan Smith G 6-2/185 Duke SR
42) Indiana Pacers
Keith Benson C 6-11/215 Oakland SR
43) Chicago Bulls
(from Utah)
Trey Thompkins PF 6-9/240 Georgia JR
44) Golden State Warriors
(from Phoenix via Chicago)
Greg Smith PF/C 6-10/250 Fresno St. SO
45) New Orleans Hornets
(from Philadelphia)
Bojan Bogdanovic SF 6-8/200 Serbia Int'l
46) Los Angeles Lakers
(from New York)
Scotty Hopson SG 6-6/205 Tennessee JR
47) Los Angeles Clippers
(from Houston)
Malcolm Thomas PF 6-8/225 SDSU SR
48) Atlanta Hawks
Isaiah Thomas PG 5-10/185 Washington JR
49) Memphis Grizzlies
Shelvin Mack G 6-3/210 Butler JR
50) Philadelphia 76ers
(from New Orleans)
Jereme Richmond SF 6-7/215 Illinois FR
51) Portland Trailblazers
Jimmy Butler SF 6-7/200 Marquette SR
52) Denver Nuggets
Cory Joseph PG 6-3/185 Texas FR
53) Orlando Magic
Robin Benzing PF 6-10/225 Germany Int'l
54) Cleveland Cavaliers
(from Oklahoma City via Miami)
Jamine Peterson SF 6-5/240 Providence SR
55) Boston Celtics
E'Twaun Moore SG 6-4/190 Purdue SR
56) Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Dunigan PF/C 6-9/240 Oregon Int'l
57) Dallas Mavericks
Mindaugas Kuzminskas 6-7/220 Lith Int'l
58) Los Angeles Lakers
(from Miami)
Rick Jackson PF 6-9/240 Syracuse SR
59) San Antonio Spurs
Justin Holiday SF 6-7/175 Washington SR
60) Sacramento Kings
(from Chicago via Milwaukee)
Andrew Goudelock G 6-2/200 CofC SR

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