Monday, June 27, 2005

LOCKED ON SPORTS: MOCK DRAFT

As of 10:00 pm June 27th, 2005

1. Milwaukee – Andrew Bogut
2. Atlanta – Marvin Williams
3. Utah – Chris Paul
4. New Orleans – Deron Williams
5. Charlotte – Martell Webster
6. Portland– Andrew Bynum
7. Toronto – Danny Granger
8. New York – Channing Frye
9. Golden State – Hakim Warrick
10. LA Lakers – Gerald Green
11. Orlando – Sean May
12. LA Clippers – Yaroslav Korolev
13. Charlotte – Raymond Felton
14. Minnesota – Francisco Garcia
15. New Jersey – Ike Diogu
16. Toronto – Roko Ukic
17. Indiana – Charlie Villaneuva
18. Boston – Johan Petro
19. Memphis -- Antonio Wright
20. Denver – Fran Vazquez
21. Phoenix – Martynas Adndriuskesius
22. Denver – Joey Graham
23. Sacramento – Jarett Jack
24. Houston– Wayne Simien
25. Seattle – Luther Head
26. Detroit – Ersan Ilyasova
27. Utah – CJ Miles
28. San Antonio – Julius Hodge
29. Miami – Andray Blatche
30. New York – Randolph Morris

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're the first person to mention Johan Petro to Boston.
Why so? And isn't he a bit soft, though a great Pro body?

Anonymous said...

Locke has Jarrett Jack jumping all the way to Minnesota at 14 -- his stock must have really risen during the weekend workouts. I'd like to see the Sonics with the chance to pick him and groom him for the back up PG roll, maybe bring in a vet too on a 1 or 2 year deal. Head would be interesting but not a proven ball handler -- he would be better as a back up for Allen if Flip doesn't return.

Anonymous said...

Why go with an unproven player like that when you can get an establish player like Francisco Gracia (if he's still there) or to a lesser extent Nate Robinson. Give him a couple of years with much improved ball handling skills, he'll be a solid player.

Anonymous said...

I think especially with Ray's cloudy future I think Julius hodge woudl be the best overall player avaliable at that pick.

Anonymous said...

David -- what do you think of Wayne Simien? The Sonics are going to have to either resign Jerome Jame or somoeone to fill his shoes. If the Sonics let Reggie go, then you start the year with Nick and Fortson at the 4 and James (or free agent) and Swift at the 5. I think a good pick for the Sonics would be a big guy who could play some 4 or 5 -- maybe give them a few minutes a night as needed, and fill in when Fortson, Nick, James or Swift get injured (or when Fortson goes off the deep end again!)

Anonymous said...

Yo Locke,

I just heard you say on the radio that Reggie Evans is gone. Why wouldn't the Supes resign him??? They were missing a physical rebounder for years, and now they are gonna say adios to Reggie? I really like Nick Collison, but I don't see that as reason to get rid of Reggie. I'd like to see the Supes keep Reggie and have him come off the bench.

Locked on Sports said...

A few thoughts -
Hodge doesn't shoot well enough to ever be Ray Allen and for that matter he may never be a starter.
The word is McHale really likes Jack. I think it is a reach but that is what I am hearing. If Minnesota and Toronto pass on him then he will get to Seattle. Jack will go 14, 16 or 25.

Locked on Sports said...

I agree the pick of big guy is a better pick then a guard. If Simien is avaliable the Sonics will look strogly in his direction. A big would be nice security considering their free agency situation

Locked on Sports said...

If the 7 foot 3 Martynas Andriuskevicius is on the board they will take him.

Raul Duke said...

I am suprised to see Taft not getting drafted in the first round. If he is there at 25 I think he is a player the Sonics should consider. The guy is too big and talented to pass up at 25 in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

because wayne simien has played a lot of college ball, it seems most feel they know his game and that he doesnt have a lot of "upside".

i'd like your comments on three possibilities:

1) that simien can be more productive in the post against bigger nba guys than expected.

2) as pendergast noted, simien's jumpshooting will be above average for a big man, and by being a double threat, he may gain a little more room to use both inside and outside tools and could become a solid 15 point scorer with time and minutes.

3) that simien could be trained to lose 10-15 pounds without losing meaningful strength but it would improving quickness and overall athleticism (one of the knocks on him)

or all of the above.

i am not saying these things will happen; i dont know him well enough. i am asking if you think there is a decent basis to think they could happen. if they could, then i think you might be one of the best choices at #25.

Anonymous said...

i meant simien at #25. not you, no offense. a typo.

Anonymous said...

i wonder what does randy mcmillan think about julius hodge?

and on his pick last year, will danny young get a sonic summer league invite based on a pretty good nbdl year?

Locked on Sports said...

A few thoughts -
Hodge doesn't shoot well enough to ever be Ray Allen and for that matter he may never be a starter.
The word is McHale really likes Jack. I think it is a reach but that is what I am hearing. If Minnesota and Toronto pass on him then he will get to Seattle. Jack will go 14, 16 or 25.

Dids said...

Is Frye's rise as laughable as I think it is. From the games I've seen him play in college, he seems like Loren Woods lite, and where's Loren Woods right now?

Anonymous said...

"luke is going to be our starter for as long as he is in uniform"

rough quote from dave pendergast


?????

that is some statement about a guy who has talent and made progress but who was arguably the least productive in the playoffs overall for a starting point guard. check it out. on such measures such as FG%, % of shots gotten in the paint (lowest of any starting point by a mile.), PER or tendex or +/-, and defense. i did a few weeks ago and stand by that assessment.

i think luke is decent and could become very good but i wouldnt promise him the starters job forever based on what we've seen. i've felt for some time that ridnour is getting a pretty easy ride and that's not necessarily good for him or the team.

i think some of the points in this year's draft could quickly be roughly equal to him in effectiveness (though with a different mix of contributions) and could potentially pass him. or more likely could share the job 25 minutes each, close to what happened with antonio daniels.

Anonymous said...

there wasnt much point reposting exactly what you said about hodge. i've read that before.

i was pushing for a different angle.

Anonymous said...

zac randolph 19 pts 10 rebs 45% FG
(from 82 games. com: crunch FG 41%, net PER against opponent about +4)


carlos boozer 18 pts 9 rebs 52% FG
(crunch FG 51% net PER against opponent about +4)

it is fairly close on the stats though randoplh is more go to and boozer is more offensive clean up.

Anonymous said...

boozer better passer.
randolph better at FT line.

randolph actually better on defensive rating and opponent FG% allowed.

chilla the lady thrilla said...

Locke I heard chapman likes Garcia (draftexpress.com) and it is expected that minnesota will take garcia

Anonymous said...

yeah Im not a big frye fan either,

Anonymous said...

WE WANT NATE WE WANT NATE WE WANT NATE WE WANT NATE WE WANT NATE!!!

Nate Robinson is the best choice for the supersonics. He is a BASKETBALL PLAYER not a talented hyped up zero. He can do things a lot of players bigger than him can do. He is the best backup to Luke and can carry a team if Luke isn;t getting it done. He can drive, run the floor, can dish, and can slam it down their throat. He is the Tasmanian devil that the supersonics need for the likes of Ginobli, Nash, Kidd, etc. The teams that pass on Nate will be very very sorry they didn't pick him in the first round. P.S. take Tre with the second, forget about finding the missing link big man. Howard can you hear us Sonic fans?
WE WANT NATE ROBINSON AS THE NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICK OF THE SONICS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Locked on Sports said...

I am hearing the Garcia thing in Minnesota as well. That is good for Seattle. Seattle is not as high on Garcia. That is probably because of the Chapman/Pitino connection.

chilla said...

curious what you guys think about Luther Heads past, didn't he have a run in with the law a few years back? I'm totally on the Head band wagon but I think he invaded a dorm room or something and stole some goods.

Anonymous said...

i wasnt going to grade it but just for the record, this mock draft got 4 picks exactly right out of 30. the better online mockdrafts like draftexpress , espn, draftnet had around 10 exactly right.