Chad Ford's Mock Draft 2.0 Has Portland Taking ...
ESPN.com's NBA Draft guru Chad Ford has released the second version of his 2013 Mock Draft
. And with the 10th pick, Ford has the Portland Trail Blazers selecting ...
Analysis: Right now, Caldwell-Pope is one of the fastest risers on NBA draft boards. He is a terrific shooter and a very good athlete. While the Blazers already have Wesley Matthews, adding Caldwell-Pope to the mix gives Portland great depth in the backcourt.
Caldwell-Pope averaged 18.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists
while shooting 43% from the field and 37% from three during his sophomore season at Georgia. ESPN.com has him ranked as the fourth best shooting guard in the draft after Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo and CJ McCollum and notes his strengths are long-range shooting and defense while listing ball handling as a weakness.
Shooting guard isn't exactly our biggest position of need but we're drafting the best player available, and if that happens to be Caldwell-Pope ...
And just a reminder that Ford had the Trail Blazers taking Michigan freshman power forward Mitch McGary
who has since decided to return for his sophomore season.
What are your thoughts on Portland drafting Caldwell-Pope? Do you have your heart set on another prospect who is projected to be available at No. 10? Do you even want to keep the pick?