2010 NBA Mock Draft

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updated 6/24/10First Round2010 Mock Draft
#TeamPlayerSchoolPos.Ht.Player NoteNBA Player Comparison
1WizardsJohn WallKentuckyPG6,4The most dynamic athlete in amateur sports. Wall is a lightning quick high flier with natural point guard skills. The combination of this elite speed, court vision and passing ability is almost unstoppable to guard and allows him to make his teammates better or score at will. Has a flat footed shot which needs a lot of work but if he develops that part of his game, look out! A superstar in the making who should change the fortunes of the Wizards franchise.Derrick Rose
276ersEvan TurnerOhio St.SG6,6A long combo guard with broad shoulders and nice size. Attacks the rim with great body control and draws fouls while showing a nice touch from mid range. A great dribbler who uses his length and understanding of the game well. Great rebounder for a guard and also dishes the ball well. A very good defender due to his long arms and anticipation. Developing three point range and can take over the game in the clutch. Could give the Sixers a star to take them to the promised land.Brandon Roy
3NetsDerrick FavorsGeorgia TechF6,9Explosive athlete with broad shoulders and a very solid frame. Has the quickness to get by most power forwards and attack the rim. Developing jump shot and post moves should make him a dangerous offensive player and his strength inside should lead to a decade worth of double doubles. He guards the paint well and should be a good shot blocker. The Nets missed out on Wall and Turner but could get this 18 year old power player to anchor their front line.Emeka Okafor/Dale Davis
4T-WolvesWesley JohnsonSyracuseSF6,7A very well rounded game including lots of quickness and jumping ability. Johnson is a creative and efficient offensive player who can score on the drive or burry outside shots. He moves the ball very well and passes out of double teams quickly. He also moves without the ball well and is a perfect number 2 option, a Scottie Pippen like player. His quick hands and feet on defense plus long arms make him a good perimeter defender. Exploded onto the national scene with a huge season. Has the skills to take over a game and the poise to lead his team in crunch time. Exceptional athlete!Shawn Marion/Scottie Pippen
5KingsDeMarcus CousinsKentuckyPF6,10Very big and very talented but also very immature. Cousins has a unique feel for the game and very soft hands. He posts up with great strength and has a knack for flipping the ball into the hoop. An OK athlete who runs the floor well enough and handles the ball well but is a little bit heavy footed. Dunks the ball easily due to his size but not a great leaper. Needs work on his jumper and passes out of the post but will draw the double team and could become a very good passer. If it wasn't for concerns about his attitude he would be the top big man picked and might challenge for #1 overall.Chris Webber
6WarriorsGreg MonroeGeorgetownPF6,10A solid low post player with a superior feel for the game and great passing ability for a big man. Not flashy but a work horse on the block who defends, rebounds and can score the ball. Lacks explosiveness which limits his shot blocking, dunking and rebounding but hustle counts for a lot.Kevin Love/Jordan Hill
7PistonsEd DavisUNCPF6,10Long and lean lefty with a soft touch and developing mid range game. Davis lacks upper body strength at this point in his career and needs to gain muscle and a mean streak to compete down low in the NBA. A good shot blocker due to his explosiveness and nice timing. Would benefit greatly from a few more years of unpaid play.Brandon Wright/LaMarcus Aldridge
8ClippersAl-Farouq AminuWake ForestF6,8Strong and athletic wing trying to become a perimeter threat to complement his nice athleticism and moves to the rim. Not a natural basketball player as he looks a bit awkward on the court and still needs to learn the game. Could become a star down the road but might have a tough adjustment to the high skill level needed in the NBA. Physically gifted but raw player who needs to put in a lot of work to improve his jumper, ball handling and overall game.Josh Smith
9JazzEkpe UdohBaylorPF6,10Big man developed his game nicely after transferring to Baylor from Michigan. Good explosiveness let's him block shots and guard the rim. On offense he can play with his back to the basket or step out and drain jumpers. A poor mans Chris Bosh.less talented Chris Bosh
10PacersAvery BradleyTexasG6,3A powerful and explosive athlete who was unstoppable at the high school level and had moments of brillance in his one college year. Lock down defender with elite quickness. Bradley needs to develop his point guard skills and refine his jump shot to reach his full potential but his quickness, strength and tenacity are unteachable and should translate well to the NBA game. Might have been a top 5 pick with 2 or 3 years in college.Monta Ellis
11HornetsPaul GeorgeFresno St.SF6,7Run and jump athlete with decent skills. Not the most polished player but has potential. Needs to develop consistency on his jumper. Physically he has what it takes to hold his own in the NBA.Trevor Ariza
12GrizzliesLuke BabbitNevadaSF6,8A strong forward who is an excellent jump shooter and has three point range. Very good foul shooter at 90% and plays a smart offensive game. Good leaper who can jump multiple times quickly which makes him a good rebounder. Decent overall athleticism to go along with his shooting touch and feel for the game make him a very intriguing prospect.Andrei Kirilenko
13RaptorsKevin SeraphinInt.PF6,9Explosive young prospect who has great leaping ability and quickness. Built like Amare Stoudamire but needs to develop his game further. Not much offensive game but scores on put backs, fast breaks and hustle. Should be a great rebounder and will become a star if he can learn the NBA game and develop his offensive skills.Shawn Kemp
14RocketsHassan WhitesideMarshallC6,11An older Freshmen at 20 years old, Whiteside has great length and size. A legit 6,11 and very long arms allow him to dunk easily and change/block shots on defense. Very mobile and quick footed and often looks like a 6,8 player the way he moves. Needs to add muscle and gain consistency on his jump shot but his presence in the middle on defense and his potential as a post scorer on offense will make him a top ten pick and could give the Pistons their center of the future.Alonzo Morning/Marcus Camby
15BucksXavier HenryKansasSG6,6A deadly three-point shooter and good all around scorer, Henry plays with poise and leadership. Not a jaw dropping athlete but well built and quick enough to guard the 2 position. one of the better shooters in college ball but might fall on draft day due to concerns about his athleticism.Wesley Person/Jimmy Jackson
16T-WolvesGordon HaywardButlerSF6,8A very well rounded player who has come on as a three point threat this year and is now a deadly offensive player. Has very good hops and quickness and he plays like a 6,5 player. Needs to get stronger and continue to improve from outside but should be a solid NBA player.Mike Miller
17WizardsPatrick PattersonKentuckyPF6,9A well tuned athlete who is a bit undersized for his natural position of power forward. Patterson is a team first player with good leadership qualities. He has worked hard to develop his mid range game and post moves. Should be around in the NBA for a long time and could surprise like a David West.David West
18ThunderCole AldrichKansasC6,10You can't teach size but unfortunately you also can't teach athleticism. Good rebounder and defender who has developed his offensive game. Strange but effective jumper and good passing ability and understanding of the game. A solid but unspectacular player who will be given every opportunity to make it but might prove to be too slow to be effective.Bryant Reeves
19CelticsJames AndersonOk. St.SG6,5A nice athlete with a sweet jumper. Can score the ball well and has the quickness to defend on the perimeter. Should be a nice off the bench scorer in the league or possibly develop into a starter.Gerald Henderson Jr.
20SpursGani LawalGeorgia TechPF6,9A bit undersized but fundamentally sound and has a solid frame. A banger who has rounded out his game to include some nice post moves to complement his nice athleticism, hustle and defense. A bit undersized guarding in the post but is a decent shot blocker and good rebounder.Darrell Arthur/Paul Milsap
21ThunderDamion JamesTexasSF6,7Steady senior forward who does all the little things well. Powerful player who will need to continue developing his perimeter game to excel in the NBA. A good rebounder and defender who has always been more of an athlete/physical specimen than a bball player but his jump shot has developed well and should continue to improve.Keleena Azubuke
22TrailblazersDevin EbanksWest VirginiaSF6,8Long small forward with a smooth offensive game. Gets up high on rebounds and dunks due to good athleticism and long arms. Nice jump shot out to the college three with room to improve. Nice upside.Stacey Augmon
23T-WolvesEric BledsoeKentuckyPG6,0Mighty mouse. An undersized guard with big time quickness, attitude and talent. Doesn't back down from anyone and forces others to keep up with him. His stature will limit is upside but he should be a nice scoring point guard and possible starter for years to come.Terrell Brandon
24HawksElliot WilliamsMemphisG6,4A combo guard with some point skills and playmaking ability. Young player with good upside and very good athleticism. Lacks consistency on his jump shot and has a lot of grow left ahead of him but could be steal in the late first or early second round.poor man's Jrue Holiday
25GrizzliesDaniel OrtonKentuckyPF6,9Wide bodied, strong and quick, Orten is a raw talent and very intriguing as a prospect but he lacks a lot of polish. A poor free throw shooter and not much of a jump shooter either, he is also very foul prone. But despite the drawbacks there is far too much potential there for him to fall out of the first round.Rick Mahorn
26ThunderTibor PleissGermanyC7,1Decent shot blocker and defensive presence due to his height and huge wing span. Moves around pretty well for a 7 footer but needs to add strength and continue to play with good passion and hustle.Jim Mcllvaine
27NetsTiny GallonOkla.PF6,9Wide bodied power forward with good skills and nimble feet. A bit undersized but his quickness and nature basketball talent will help him make it in the league. Decent outside shooter for a man his size.Tractor Traylor
28GrizzliesStanley RobinsonUConnF6,8All hustle, all the time. Robinson is a team first player who does all the little things to help the team win. Not a great offensive player but a high flier who grabs boards, defends and attacks the rim. One of the best athletes in the draft.Cedric Ceballos
29MagicLarry SandersVirginia Com.PF6,9A leaper with explosive shot blocking ability. Defends the rim, rebounds and guards on the block, which is highly valued in the NBA. Shows good potential to develop a mid range game on offense.Theo Ratliff
30WizardsLance StephensonCincinnatiSG6,5Big time potential with big time attitude problems. Has the talent of a future lottery pick but off the court issues and on the court demeanor will cause teams to shy way from him. If he grows up and matures he could be a steal in the second round but could just as easily be out of the league in a year or two, left to pick up the pieces of his broken dreams.Felipe Lopez
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31NetsSolomon AlabiFlorida St.C7,1Huge but slow. decent jump shot when he has time to set. Ok shot blocker and rebounder due to his size but not an explosive athlete and not very refined offensively.Samual Delembert
32ThunderJordan CrawfordXavierSG6,4A crafty player who can get his shot off against anyone and has very deep range. Very good handle and protects the ball and penetrates well. Coming on strong late in the season but would benefit from one more year in college.Larry Hughes
33KingsMikhail TorranceAlabamaG6,5Having a very strong post season, proving that he deserves a long look from NBA clubs. Combo guard who can play the point and has the size to match up against SG's. Good court vision and passing but sometimes plays out of control and needs to cut down on turnovers. Very strong shooter from outside and seems to be getting better and better.Daquan Cook
34WizardsCraig BrackensIowa St.F6,10A perimeter oriented big man with a sweet jump shot. Range is beyond the college three and not afraid to take the big shots. A decent defender who gives up some quickness to other power forwards and needs a mean streak on the block. Good passer and shooter who should be deadly on the pick and pop.Troy Murphy/Sam Perkins
35WarriorsTerrico WhiteMississippiSG6,5Rising sophomore had a nice summer and was gaining momentum heading into the season but so far has disappointed. Could have been a first rounder if he stayed in school and developed his game fully. Classic size and skills for a shooting guard and flashes some point guard skills.Derek Anderson
36PistonsJarvis VarnadoMiss. St.PF6,9An elite shot blocker with great timing. Guards the paint and protects the rim. Scores on put backs, hustle points and dives to the rim. Will need to add strength to play down low at the next level. Developing post moves.Bo Outlaw/Stomile Swift
37BucksQuincy PondexterWash.SF6,7Break out season for the Senior Forward. His good defense and leadership have now been augmented by a nice offensive game, especially good mid range pull up jumpers and fade aways. Still not a great three point shooter but looks capable of becoming more consistant in that area.Devean George
38KnicksGreivis VasquezMarylandPG6,5Very heady player and fiery competitor. Makes all the right plays, sets up his teammates well and facilitates the offense. Decent rebounder and ok defender who will give up speed and quickness to just about every NBA guard. All around skills will get him a long look from NBA GMs.Vonteego Cummings/Bob Sura
39KnicksArmon JohnsonNevadaPG6,3Well built floor general with very good passing ability and understanding of the game. Strange looking jump shot which needs a fair amount of work but has the size and skill to lead an NBA club.Jarrett Jack
40PacersWillie WarrenOklahomaG6,3A bit of a tweener but flashes point guard skills and has the quickness and handle to get by his man and set up his teammates. More of a natural scorer at this point but has all the tools to run the point. Has lateral quickness like D. Wade and a nice outside shot.Ben Gordon
41HeatDominque JonesSouth FloridaSG6,3Combo guard who was a one man wrecking crew at South Florida but doesn't really show the point guard skills that would maximize his value as an NBA prospect. Scorer who can get into the lane at will.Joseph Forte
42HeatNemanja BjelicaInt.F6,10Long and rangy forward with skills to play the 3 and ability to handle the ball and make plays. Good crossover dribble and hesitation moves get him into the lane where his size makes him very affective. Good size for a wing player and good understanding and feel for the game.Austin Daye/Mike Dunleavy Jr.
43LakersJerome JordanTulsaC7,0A 7 footer who can get up and down the court and stand tall inside. A long and skinny player who does not have a frame that can add many pounds to it. Will have to work hard to get the strength needed to play in the NBA but he does have a soft touch out to 16 feet and a few good post moves. Not likely to be a starter but might find a role as a back up center in the NBA.Travis Knight
44TrailblazersLazar HaywardMarquetteSF6,6Very solid all around forward who can do everything well but does nothing great. Good jump shot with NBA three point range. Solid on defense and plays within the framework and puts his team first. Good enough athlete to get a shot at the NBA.Joey Graham
45T-WolvesBrian ZoubekDukeC7,1Massive center who plays a hard nosed game of rebounding, defending and banging inside. A solid role player who doesn't try to do too much on offense but has a decent touch and came on strong towards the end of the season.Chris Mihm
46SunsJohn RandleCaliforniaPG5,10Very steady leader who does everything needed to win. Will take the big shot, make the right play and put his teammates in position to succeed. Undersized and will struggle to guard inside the three point line but his great shooting and passing ability make him valuable.Earl Boykins
47BucksArt ParakhouskiRadfordC6,11Not super quick but athletic enough to get up and down the court and does a lot of damage with the ball in his hands. Very good size and developing a feel for the game. Has only played bball for a few years now and is improving rapidly. Dominating small conference foes.Primoz Brezec
48HeatTrevor BookerClemsonPF6,7Undersized power forward who brings intensity and all out hustle. Could develop into a solid role player due to his intensity and the intangibles he brings to a team. Jump shot should continue to develop with time. Good rebounder in college but will be undersized in the NBA.Clearance Weatherspoon
49SpursMichael WashingtonArkansasPF6,10Very solid big man who rebounds, boxes out and bangs inside. Defends the paint well and also runs the court well. Not a flashy player and does not have a fully developed offensive game but does have decent form on his jump shot which could become a weapon down the road. For now he scores on put backs, garbage buckets and drives to the rim. Will have to earn his paycheck on defense and securing rebounds.Jamaal Magloire
50MavericksDa'Sean ButlerWest VirginiaSF6,7Overshadowed by Ebanks but puts up better numbers and is more important to his team than Ebanks. Nice wing prospect with very good outside shooting range and average athleticism. Will have to recover from a knee injury and regain his form.Carlos Delfino/Jason Kapono
51ThunderJP PrinceTenn.SG6,7A long and active defender who plays the game the right way and has a high basketball IQ. Decent shooter, passer and all around player who will earn a living by shutting down opposing wings.John Salmons
52CelticsRyan ThompsonRiderF6,6Blew up at the P.I.T. and now looks like a second round pick. Very efficient offensive game and can do just about everything on the court. Decent three point shooter and good mid range game. Has a great understanding of the game and displays good passing, spacing and teamwork. Not a high end athlete and will give up foot speed and leaping ability to most NBA small forwards.Josh Howard
53HawksHamady NdiayeRutgersC6,11Late developing big man has become a force as a shot blocker. Decent rebounder who knows his role and plays a team game.Keon Clark
54ClippersJerome DysonUConnPG6,2A scoring point guard with three point accuracy and decent explosiveness. Not very big or strong but his scoring skills will get him drafted.Willie Green
55JazzDarington HobsonNew MexicoSF6,7Has a great feel for the game and looks like an emerging prospect who could rise up draft boards. Does a little bit of everything: score, rebound, assist, defense, leadership. Not a super athlete which is why he projects as a second rounder. A poor mans Wesley JohnsonJared Dudley
56T-WolvesPaulao PrestesInt.PF6,10Powerful player with a wide body and long arms. Not much of a leaper and not particularly fast but has good hands and decent skills for a young player his size.Mark Jackson (PF)
57MavericksMac KoshwalDePaulPF6,10Strong athlete hoping to become a basketball player. At 6,10 with great leaping ability and good quickness he could be a project player for some team, perhaps developing his game in the D league.
58LakersSamardo SamualsLouisvillePF6,8Solid but slow forward who can bang down low and play D but doesn't bring a whole lot to the table offensively and is too short to become a force down low.
59MagicRyan RichardsInt.C7,0Performing well in individual workouts and might find his way into second round. Very good size for the position and enough quickness and basketball IQ to become a valuable back up center.
60SunsMarquis GilstrapIowa St.SF6,7Very athletic player who lacks basketball skills. Will get a shot at the NBA due to his upside as a pure athlete and might just surprise some people and develop into a well rounded basketball player.Trevor Ariza
On the Bubble
Latavious WilliamsD. LeagueF6,9Straight from High School to the Pros! Williams passed on college for a chance to play in the NBA Development League. Might need another year or two honing his game before making to the NBA. Good athlete with good body for the NBA but a bit undersized for the power forward position.Michael Ruffin
Dexter PitmanTexasPF6,9Bulky Forward who has worked very hard to get his body to where it is now. Is heavy but holds the weight high and has decent foot speed for a man his size but can only run up and down the court a few times before he's winded. Not much of an offensive player but earns his minutes rebounding, defending the paint and banging with the big boys. Could have been an All American Offensive Lineman if he played football. Will have to land in the right situation to stick in the NBA.Sean May/Oliver Miller
Charles GarciaSeattleF6,10Unique player who has the size of a power forward and the skills of a guard. Late growth spurt makes him an intriguing prospect because of this versatility. Not much of a banger or post defender but has nice offensive skills including a very good handle with both hands and range out to college three.Jared Jeffries
Luke HarangodyNotre DameF6,7A classic tweener. Great college player who comes to the pros with a polished game, huge hustle and all the intangibles but questions about how his game will translate to the pros. At 6,7 he is an undersized power forward but is not quick enough to guard most wings. Despite all the questions Luke is too good of a ball player to not make it. If his three point shot develops he could enjoy a long successful career.Anthony Mason/Matt Harpring
Landry FieldsStanfordSF6,7A prolific scorer who shoots the ball extremely well and creates space for himself despite his limited quickness. At 6,7 he can get up and dunk but is not an elite athlete and has average foot speed. Putting up big numbers in college but not sure if that will translate to NBA success.Matt Barnes
Aubrey ColemanHoustonSG6,4Not a great shooter but very quick and is very hard to stay in front of. Great hands on defense leads to lots of steals and he averages over 7 boards a game!! Not a team player and takes way too many bad shots.
Marcus JohnsonUSCSF6,6A very good athlete and exceptional defender who has a long way to go as an offensive player. Will earn a living here or in Europe as a stopper, lock down defender and energy player. A woeful free throw shooter who has the potential to improve his shot but dang, 45% from the foul line?Ime Udoka
Patrick ChristopherCaliforniaG6,5Tall lead guard, with good vision and playmaking ability. Improving jump shot will round out his game and make him a viable NBA prospect.Brandon Armstrong
Deon ThompsonUNCPF6,8Overshadowed my the young talent on the Tar Heels but he's got some game. Slow footed and undersized but has a good feel for the game and if he can develop his jump shot he could find a spot in the league.Pat Garrity
Manny HarrisMichiganSG6,5A good scorer who lacks big time athleticism. Shoots the ball well and gets into the lane for runners and layups but might have trouble against NBA defense due to his average quickness. Is not a great leaper and does not have great foot speed. Shooting and scoring ability should get him a long look from GMs.Mardy Collins
AJ OgilvyVanderbeltPF6,11Decent skill set but doesn't bring much to the table as an athlete. Has a chance due to his size but I really just don't see it.
Tasmin MitchellLSUF6,7Solid forward who is not a high upside player but plays the game well had is strong and quick enough to get a look from NBA scouts.Renaldo Balkman
Derrick CharactorUTEPPF6,8Wide bodied forward has improved his game and is now a legit NBA prospect. It will take a lot of hard work but he has the tools to stick around in the NBA.
Milan MacvanInt.PF6,8Passionate player who has the body of an undersized power forward but shows nice all around game and good outside shot. Will bang inside with his wide frame but lacks height to become a great rebounder. Has three point range on his jumper and understands the game and makes the smart pass. Good team player who is not a superstar but is a winner.John Thomas
Alexey ShvedInt.PG6,6A very long point guard who will have to add muscle and continue to learn the position but has a natural feel for the game and has the leadership qualities you look for in a point.Pepe Sanchez
Denis ClementeKansas St.PG6,0Speedy point guard who can really score the ball and push the tempo.
Edwin UbilesSienaF6,6Athletic forward with good understanding of the game. Has developed a decent jump shot but his NBA value rests with his ability to defend and the athleticism he brings.Ruben Patterson
Omar SamhanSt. Mary'sPF6,10Very skilled offensive post player with good hands. Good height and solid frame but tragically slow footstep. Has value as a back to the basket threat but may prove to be too slow to keep up with the NBA game.Kebu Stewart
Tim OhlbrechtInt.PF6,11Lacks athleticism but can get up and down the floor ok. Needs to get stronger but has good size and a frame that could add some pounds. Might be a few years away from making it to the NBA.Curtis Borchardt
Sherron CollinsKansasPG5,11Short and stalky point with great leadership and decent skills. Not a top notch athlete but plays smart. A clutch shooter who is the heart and soul of his team.
Scottie ReynoldsVillanovaPG6,2Has nice moves and ball control but does not have elite speed. Will probably get burned by most NBA lead guards which will limit his minutes and effectiveness. Decent shooter who will have to become a great shooter to stick around in the NBA.Marcus Williams (PG)
Wayne ChismTenn.PF6,8Decent shooter for a big man and good understanding of the game. Not a great athlete but strong enough to hold his own. Fights for rebounds and has a nose for the ball.poor man's Al Harrington