Tuesday, June 28, 2005

TWO MOCK DRAFT SCENARIOS

Here are the two scenarios that are being banded about the league as of 2:30

SCENARIO #1
1. Milwaukee – Andrew Bogut
2. Atlanta – Marvin Williams
3. Utah – Chris Paul
4. New Orleans – Deron Williams
5. Charlotte – Charlie Villanueva
6. Portland– Martell Webster
7. Toronto – Danny Granger
8. New York – Channing Frye
9. Golden State – Hakim Warrick --
10. LA Lakers – Gerald Green ---
11. Orlando – Antonio Wright --
12. LA Clippers – Rashad McCants
13. Charlotte – Raymond Felton
14. Minnesota – Francisco Garcia
15. New Jersey – Sean May
16. Toronto – Andrew Bynum
17. Indiana – Jarrett Jack
18. Boston – Yaroslav Korolev
19. Memphis -- Andray Blatche
20. Denver – Joey Graham
21. Phoenix – Johan Petro
22. Denver – Roko Ukic
23. Sacramento – Martynas Andriuskevicius (andrus-kavious)
24. Houston– Ike Diogu
25. Seattle – Luther Head
26. Detroit – Fran Vazquez
27. Portland– Wayne Simien
28. San Antonio – some French power forward
29. Miami – Nate Robinson
30. New York – Monta Ellis

SCENARIO #2
1. Milwaukee – Andrew Bogut
2. Atlanta – Marvin Williams
3. Utah – Chris Paul
4. New Orleans – Deron Williams
5. Charlotte – Raymond Felton
6. Portland– Martell Webster
7. Toronto – Gerald Green
8. New York – Channing Frye
9. Golden State – Ike Diogu
10. LA Lakers – Fran Vasquez
11. Orlando – Danny Granger
12. LA Clippers – Hakim Warrick
13. Charlotte – Charlie Villanueva
14. Minnesota – Francisco Garcia
15. New Jersey – Rashad McCants
16. Toronto – Andrew Bynum
17. Indiana – Sean May
18. Boston – Jarrett Jack
19. Memphis -- Andray Blatche
20. Denver – Yaroslav Korolev
21. Phoenix – Johan Petro
22. Denver – Roko Ukic
23. Sacramento – Joey Graham
24. Houston– Luther Head
25. Seattle – Martynas Andriuskevicius (andrus-kavious)
26. Detroit – Julis Hodge
27. Portland– Wayne Simien
28. San Antonio – some French power forward
29. Miami – Nate Robinson
30. New York – Monta Ellis

32 comments:

kel said...

I sure hope Jack slips to the Sonics. I know there are a lot of Nate Robinson fans out there but the Soncis need a bigger, stronger guard (not a smaller one) to fill in for the diminutive Mr. Ridnour... Locke has the Sonics taking Hodge in this mock. I don't know if he's a legit NBA player or not, but at 25 it's worth a shot for a guy who could be a pretty versatile defender off the bench... I think the pick of the draft has to be the Spurs at #28 with "some french power forward"!

NickS said...

If Fran Vazquez drops to 25 wouldn't he be a better pick than Martynas Andriuskevicius?

DC said...

No way Nate goes in the first. He's not a point guard and can't shoot well enough to play the two. As an NBA player, he'll be thrown in to chance the pace of the game, but won't make any real dramtic impact. Not to mention, if he goes to Miami there's a very real chance that Shaq will eat him.

Locked on Sports said...

This mock is about the worse scenario for the Sonics. If it plays out like this I think they might take one of the young Euro centers like Ilic rather then Hodge.

The question I have on Vazquez is if he is has an floor time on a team with Collison and Vlady.

Nate is legit on the boards of all the teams in the bottom 8 of the first round. I think someone is going to pull the trigger. Surpisingly, I would say he is less of a risk, because you know exactly what you are getting.

NickS said...

Neither Collison or Vlade strike me as players that are likely to play more than 34 mpg anytime soon which still leaves 28 minutes available at the 4 and the 5. It depends on whether you think Collison can play the 5 for extended minutes. If you do think Collison can play the 5 and you don't think that Swift will play major minutes next season then Vazquez would be behind Fortson on the depth chart but could take Fortson's minutes when he's suspended or in a funk. That seems like a fine situations for a rookie.

What happens the year after that is another question, but I'm a strong believer that you don't pass on an otherwise attractive player because you're worried about having too much depth. There are always injuries and too much depth can become just barely enough depth pretty quickly.

[Disclaimer: I've never seen Vazquez play and am basing my comments strictly on web commentary]

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with the high scooler Ellis? Sure he's thin but shouldn't the supes be looking at a combo guard cause it looks like AD(or dirty as I like to call him) will sadly not be in the green and gold come Oct. I'd rather have jack but it seems unlikely to last that long.

Anonymous said...

I fear the Sonics will miss out if they neglect to draft "some French power forward".

After all, if the Spurs are after him he's going to turn out great, just like "some French point guard" and "some Argintinean guard/forward" did.

Anonymous said...

hodge does have the advantage of probably being able to play a little at three positions and might be a worthwhile bench depth insurance even if he doesnt become particularly strong at any one spot.

i also wonder if nate mcmillian sees any of himself in him. similar size, some of the same skills and negative raps. dont know if he could catch the defensive fire of nate but the sonic emphasis on it seemed to draw some good stuff out of damien wilkins.

Anonymous said...

locke, i didnt see your comments on hodge in the next lower article honest but it is good to see almost the same exact analysis of how he might fit.

Anonymous said...

i assume the french power forward in question is petro

Anonymous said...

no, wait. i guess the french power forward cant be petro if he was on locke's list separately and the guy is supposed to be a surprise. i'll try to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

alain koffi?

http://draftexpress.com/viewprofile.php?p=300#

Anonymous said...

or Ian Mahinmi

Anonymous said...

mahinmi is 3 years younger, bigger, more highly rated. it is probably him.

http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/ianmahinmi.asp

Anonymous said...

http://www.nbadraft.net/profiles/ianmahinmi.asp

Anonymous said...

cutting off

nbadraft.net/profiles/ianmahinmi

Anonymous said...

mahinmi sounds pretty interesting. maybe the sonics should steal him from the spurs depending on who else is on the board.

wonder if he wants to come over right away or wait. could work either way. sonics might prefer to wait but with the 14 man rosters and ndbl option they could do a little of that and maybe use him later in the season if he looks good.

Anonymous said...

shouldn't the mock draft have portland at 27 now?

CorporateFinn said...

At 25, aren't you taking a risk anyway? So why not take a Chris Taft, who was once a lottery consideration. There's always a downside to picking so late so why not take a chance on a guy who has effort concerns? Better than not being good enough!
Any words?

Anonymous said...

You left out Joey Graham.

Anonymous said...

I like the Sonics picking Hodge, his shooting leaves alot to be desired but he's a fairly complete player and serves multiple purposes which could help the sonics, and I think he'd buy into Nate's defensive philosophies.

Anonymous said...

"I really hope the sonics pick Nate Robinson in the first round. He is so good its crazy. I think Tre Simmons in the sencond round would be a good fit also. With the 55th pick I think the sonics should pick Will Conroy."

Does this sound like someone you know?

I'm sick and tired of the hommer wanabe Softy UW fans in this town. Welcome to the nba draft. Where their are lots of great players from other schools available. Please Sonics please! Take a college player from UNC or Kansas, maybe even Georga Tech. Just please not UW.

Sonic EJ-

Anonymous said...

Agree that Graham is probably going in the first round. I'm hoping that the Sonics get either Jack or Andriuskevicius (I think it is pronounced "andrus - ka - viscious"). The Sonics scouting director seemed to be very high on him on Locke's show yesterday.

kel said...

Locke updated the mock draft at 2:30 with two scenarios: in one, Sonics get Luther Head, and in the other they get Martynas Andriuskevicius. Although I would love to see Jack slide to the Sonics, I would be thrilled if either of these two scenarios unfold and we end up with one of these guys.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree. Luther Head would be a nice combo guard to replace Daniels as well.

Locked on Sports said...

Summantion of reaction to your comments
Jack seems hot today. Sonics would like him.
Vazquez is anywhere between 10 and 25.
Nate is actually a more secure pick then you think, you now what you are getting.
Project Swift to take JJ's minutes next year.
Ellis is not physically ready he is mentally. He may get drafted in the first, some thought he had a promise.
No the french power forward is not petro and is not genabel(sonics like him in the 2nd)
Chris Taft is off some peoples board due to lack of work ethic,

Anonymous said...

I think "Some French Power Forward" by the Spurs is a decoy to try to get other teams to pick him up and letting one of the players they really want to slip to them.

Anonymous said...

david, you didnt comment on mahinmi and alain koffi. i am going to assume because you promised somebody not to say it until after the draft. i can respect that but i remain fairly confident it is one of them. i couldnt find other pf's from france mentioned.

CorporateFinn said...

It may seem like I'm some Taft fan, but really I just see him as the only guy slipping far enough out of the lottery for us to nab him at a late steal like Portland did with Cliff Robinson. It seems the same questions were said about him? At 25 we can risk having a total bust (possibly Taft), but can we afford to miss out on someone who was elite a week ago (like Taft)? We all know these scouts can get in the way of themselves!

Anonymous said...

"wayne simien is repeative of a lot they have already" david locke on the radio

somewhat repeative of nick collison, but not really. simien has an in between jump shot, collison does not. simien should be able to post some guys inside, collison has not shown that ability yet.

simien should be at least an average reobunder, maybe good. he is not reggie evans but if we dont keep him he isnt repetitive of that either.

i hear the sonics like kleiza who is mainly a four but the sonics think could be a 3 & 4. but if simien lost 10-15 pounds he might be able to do that too.and simien has more talent than keliza i assume.

Anonymous said...

i predicted correctly that it was Ian Mahinmi. and from comments on the radio it seems that locke didnt know his name, just that it was some french guy. no biggie, but i posted it hours ago if he had wanted it.

Anonymous said...

Uh, good job on that draft board dude. PS - Your website makes my eyes bleed.