5 Round NBA Mock draft if EVERY TEAM started from scratch- picks 1-15

Posted: 06/13/2012 by levcohen in Basketball

Over the next few days im going to do a 5 round mock draft (with all 30 teams) if they ALL had to start from scratch. By the end of the draft, each team will have a PG, SG, SF, PF, C. Keep in mind that I will consider the future, as well as just next year. I am doing this draft in snake order ( First Round 1-30, second round 30-1.. etc..), in alphabetical order. (N5Y stands for next 5 years)

1. Atlanta Hawks: 23 year old SF KEVIN DURANT: Durant is young, and he does it all, especially score. Experts like Stephen A Smith believe that KD will become one of the best scorers in NBA history.
My predictions on KD’s average statline for the next 5 years: 29+ PPG, 7 + RPG, 4+ APG

2. Boston Celtics: 26 year old C Dwight Howard: Doc Rivers would be able to change D12’s attitude for the better. Dwight is the best big man in the NBA, which is kind of thin on C’s at the moment. Oh, and Dwight is young.
Dwight’s N5Y: 22 PPG, 11 RPG, 2+ BPG

3. Brooklyn Nets: 27 year old SF LeBron James: The MVP winner, LeBron James is a great all around player.He would have been #1 but because of Dwight’s position and KD’s age.
N5Y: 26+ PPG, 6+ RPG, 6+ APG

4. Charlotte Bobcats: 27 year old PG Chris Paul: Chris Paul is a dynamic point guard that everybody would like to have.
N5Y: 20+ PPG, 4+ RPG, 10+ APG, 2+ SPG

5. Chicago Bulls: 23 year old PG Derrick Rose: Chicago would love to draft their current PG, Derrick Rose. He won the MVP at a very young age, but he might have some injury concerns. When healthy, a very dynamic player.
N5Y: 23+ PPG, 4+ RPG, 7+ APG

6. Cleveland Cavaliers: 23 year old PF Kevin Love: Kevin Love might be the most underrated player in the NBA. Not only can he score and rebound, but he can also hit free throws and won the 3 point contest.
N5Y: 25+ PPG, 13+ RPG, 1.5+ APG

7. Dallas Mavericks: 20 year old PG Kyrie Irving: We know that Kyrie, after just 1 year, is legit. He had a better rookie year than LeBron.
N5Y: 20+ PPG, 7+ APG, 4+ RPG

8. Denver Nuggets: 24 year old C Andrew Bynum: The Nuggets either just blew up their team or got the steal of the draft. Bynum is an immature technical foul machine, who also gets injured a lot. However, he is almost as talented as Dwight Howard.
N5Y: 18+ PPG, 11+ RPG, 2+ BPG

9. Detroit Pistons: 30 year old SG Dwyane Wade: The Pistons have to be surprised that D-Wade fell this far. However, there is reason for concern. He is coming off one of his worst seasons, is the oldest guy so far on this list, and had injury problems.
N5Y: 23+ PPG, 5+ APG, 4+ RPG

10. Golden State Warriors: 28 year old SF Carmelo Anthony: These current Warriors and Carmelo Anthony have something in common: They both love scoring and hate playing defense. ‘Melo should fit in well.
N5Y: 24 PPG, 6 RPG, 3 APG

11. Houston Rockets: 26 year old PG Rajon Rondo: The Rockets just got themselves a very valuable PG. While everyone above and the next number of players after him score more, nobody is the triple double threat that Rondo is.
N5Y: 12+ PPG, 5+ RPG, 11+ APG

12. Indiana Pacers: 21 year old PG John Wall: The Pacers know that PG’s are coming off the board quickly, so they snag 21 year old star John Wall, who has a song named after him.
N5Y: 18+ PPG, 5+ RPG, 9+ APG

13. Los Angeles Clippers: 23 year old PG Russell Westbrook: Russ Westbrook is the next PG to come off the board, and now 6 of the first 13 picks have been PG’s. Westbrook is an elite scorer who should pass a little more. He will flourish as a #1 option.
N5Y: 23+ PPG, 4+ RPG, 7+ APG

14. Los Angeles Lakers: 23 year old PF Blake Griffin: The Lakers have to be shocked that Griffin fell this far. If nothing else, he will sell tickets. The reason that Griff fell so far is his lack of defense. If he gets better at blocking shots, he could be a steal for LA.
N5Y: 21+ PPG, 11+ RPG, 3+ APG

15. Memphis Grizzlies: 25 year old SF Rudy Gay: The Grizz are the second team to get a real life player. Rudy Gay is another underrated player.
N5Y: 19+ PPG, 6+ RPG, 2+ APG, 1.5+ SPG

Rest of first round tomorrow

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Comments
  1. philabundant says:

    how fun! poor kobe will be beside himself to be pushed off into day 2!

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