106-120

Posted: 06/27/2012 by levcohen in Basketball

106. Memphis Grizzlies: First three picks: SF, C, PG: 19 year old SG Austin Rivers: Doc Rivers’ son has a game that is great for the NBA. He is good in Iso, and led Duke in scoring. He takes a ton of 3’s and makes a good amount. He is one of the best scorer’s left on this list. He is kind of a ballhog though.
N5Y: 14+ PPG, 3+ RPG, 2 APG,  1 SPG

107. Los Angles Lakers: First three picks: PF, PG, SG: 19 year old C Bismack Biyombo: Bismack Biyombo is a great defender, and is one of the premier blockers in the NBA. In his rookie year, he surprised a lot of people, and started most of his team’s games (true, his team his Charlotte).
N5Y: 7+ PPG, 8+ RPG, 2.5+ BPG

108. Los Angeles Clippers: First three picks: PG, PF, SG: 20 year old C Jonas Valanciunas: Val is a great young center who played overseas last season.

Strengths:

* Tremendous size and length (7-6 wingspan)
* Highly efficient shooter around the basket with jump hooks, & R/L layups, great touch
* Very good FT shooter
* Competes, has a good motor
* Pursues rebounds
* Good rim runner and very good pick/roll guy
* Works hard on his game

Weaknesses:

* Still needs to add strength and some bulk
* Needs some defensive improvement
* Continued work on developing a low post game

This came from the 2011 draft website. He bulked up some in Europe last year, and continued to work on a low post game. He reminds many of Pau Gasol.
N5Y: 14+ PPG, 8+ RPG, 1.5+ BPG (potential for much more)

109. Indiana Pacers: First three picks: PG, SF, PF: 34 year old SG Manu Ginobli: There is no reason to think that Manu can’t preform at a high level for 3-5 more years, other than his injuries. If he gets over his injuries, he will be a huge steal at 109. Keep in mind that he didn’t start playing in the NBA until he was 25, so he has fresher legs than, say, Paul Pierce.
N5Y: 15+ PPG, 3 RPG, 3 APG, 1 SPG

110. Houston Rockets: First three picks: PG, SG, C: 21 year old PF John Henson: Henson will go in the mid lottery this year. He is another great defender, by far the ACC’s best last year. His best case scenario would be a better scoring version of Marcus Camby. Yes, he could be that good if he adds some muscle.
N5Y:  11+ PPG, 9+ RPG, 2+ BPG

111. Golden State Warriors: First three picks: PG, SF, C: 26 year old SG Anthony Morrow: Anthony Morrow is a decent #4 option. He will score solid (double digits), provide defense and snag a few rebounds. Oh, and he is one of the best FT shooters in the NBA.
N5Y: 13+ PPG, 3+ RPG, 2+ APG

112. Detroit Pistons: First three picks: SG, SF, C: 28 year old (yesterday) PG Raymond Felton: Happy birthday Raymond! The Detroit Pistons pick the underachieving Felton with the 112th pick. Felton had a bad season, and the Blazers are angry at him. That’s why a change of scenery is for the best.
N5Y: 12+ PPG, 3+ RPG, 7+ APG, 1.5 SPG

113. Denver Nuggets: First three picks: C, SG, PF: 24 year old PG Darren Collison: Collison has been compared to his former teammate and mentor Chris Paul. He could be that good. He is very fast, and runs the fast break well. The problem is he has underachieved on the Pacers. Maybe all he needs is a fresh start.
N5Y: 13+ PPG, 3+ RPG, 6+ APG

114. Dallas Mavericks: First three picks: PG, PF, SG: 24 year old SF Gerald Henderson: Henderson is a great pick at this point. He is still young, and scored 15 PPG last year. He also adds some solid rebounding numbers.
N5Y: 15+ PPG, 5+ RPG, 3+ APG

115. Cleveland Cavaliers: First three picks: PF, SG, C: 34 year old SF Shawn Marion: Marion is declining, but he is still good for double digit points, shutdown defense, and great rebounding outputs. He is still underrated.
N5Y: 12+ PPG, 6+ RPG, 2+ APG, 1+ SPG, 1+ BPG

116. Chicago Bulls: First three picks: PG, SG, PF: 20 year old C Meyers Leonard: Leonard is the tallest player in this year’s draft, but I think the Bulls are only drafting based on height here. If they wanted to go with a 2012 draft pick, Tyler Zeller would have been safer.
N5Y: 10+ PPG, 8+ RPG, 1+ BPG

117. Charlotte Bobcats: First three picks: PG, PF, C: 24 year old year old (TODAY) SG Landry Fields: Happy B-day Fields. While he hasn’t scored 10 PPG in a season yet, he still has plenty of time (only played 2 seasons). He needs to shoot more, and if he does he could establish himself as a 13 point per game guy.
N5Y: 12+ PPG, 5+ RPG, 2+ APG, 1+ SPG

118. Brooklyn Nets: First three picks: SF, PG, PF: 34 year old SG  Jason Terry: The “Jet” isn’t what he used to be, but he is still a very good player. He will score 14+ for the next 5 years.
N5Y: 14+ PPG, 3+ RPG, 4+ APG, 1 SPG

119. Boston Celtics: First three picks: C, PF, SF: 30 year old PG Jose Calderon: I personally don’t like Jose Calderon, but if nothing else he will provide some assists. On a team with no guards yet, they need those assists.
N5Y: 10 PPG, 3 RPG, 9 APG- and absolutely zero upside.

120. Atlanta Hawks: First three picks: SF, PF, PG: 21 year old SG Terrence Ross: Ross can create his own shot, is a good defender, he is a good rebounder, he is athletic, and he is a good shooter. What more can you ask for from a shooting guard? He is an underrated option.
N5Y: 14+ PPG, 5+ RPG, 1+ SPG

Picks by position in round 4:
PG:  6
SG:  10
SF: 5
PF:  3
C: 6

How many teams need each position?

PG: 2
SG: 3
SF: 10
PF: 8
C: 7

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Comments
  1. philabundant says:

    Are quality frontcourt guys so much harder to find than backcourt pieces?

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