Brian Wheeler

Jun 01

Blogshakalaka Mock Draft

By Brian Wheeler Posted in: 2011draft, 2011draft, LukeBabbitt, LukeBabbitt

I know it seems like we say this every June, but this NBA draft would appear to not have a lot of franchise players available.  It could be an extremely weak one.  But if we’ve learned one thing about the draft, it’s this: It’s only fair to wait 2 or 3 years to really judge the talent in a draft, or lack thereof.


So with that being said, here’s my mock draft.  Don’t try this at home, and I’m not responsible for any silly selections I may end up making.  Should be pointed out, however, that I did predict the Blazers would end up with Luke Babbitt last year.  It took a trade for them to get him, but let’s not quibble with minor details.  Let’s see what I can do with this draft, which figures to be even more unpredictable than last year’s.

So there you have it. A mock draft with a lot of guessing and a few hunches. Every team plays a keen game of liar’s poker leading up to the real draft so it’s not easy to try to read between the lines when general managers and the scouts start talking about who they like. Nobody wants to tip their hand, so we all have to do some guessing. Hopefully I’ve guessed right on at least a few of these. Go ahead and leave me your comments/criticisms, and while you're at it, put together your own mock draft.

5 Comments

  1. I'm not sure where I heard it, but supposedly Reggie Jackson has a promise from a team in the first round. People are speculating that it could be New York or Philly, but with the draft 3 weeks away, who really knows?

    by DHawes22 on 6/1/2011 1:07 PM
  2. hmm ... i'm not thinking Jackson in the first round. i get the feeling we're going with a big.

    ~ Kassandra

    by Kassandra on 6/1/2011 6:19 PM
  3. hmm ... i'm not thinking Jackson in the first round. i get the feeling we're going with a big.

    ~ Kassandra

    by Kassandra on 6/1/2011 6:19 PM
  4. we should focus on Faried 1st round and Mccamey or Shumpert round 2.

    by mbmurr1 on 6/2/2011 8:38 AM
  5. I do not think Utah will draft two point guards unless they are interested in trading Devin Harris. If they are interested then maybe we should go after him and then trade up to get a big. Maybe the two would cost us too much. I think to improve our team for next year we need a front line player not a bench replacement. I still think we should investigate what teams are interested in selling their pick hopefully in the 10 to 15 range to provide additional flexibility. I also agree that Kenneth Faried would be an excellent pickup.

    by Ricky on 6/3/2011 10:58 AM
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