AA's 2008 Mock Draft

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Hey why not right? Thursday is one of my favorite days of the year and there isn't much going on today outside of a bunch of apologies. Below is my attempt at a Mock Draft but before I get into it here are a few thoughts....

Thought #1: I don't know why, but this draft looks even weaker than the Kwame Brown Draft. If I was picking past spot seven or eight I would just put the names on a dart board and fire randomly.

Thought #2: Most Drafts are heavy on guards but there are about 40 Glen Davis' just sitting at the end of the first/beginning of the second. After the Top Ten there isn't a good NBA point guard out there.

Thought #3: Candidates who could slip: Gallinari, Darrel Arthur, Roy Hibbert and any foreigner that Chad Ford puts in the first round.

Alrighty, now that we've got that out of the way....here's how I see it going down.....

2008 Mock Draft:

1. Bulls- Derrick Rose, PG (Memphis)
2. Heat- Michael Beasley, F (Kansas State)
3. Wolves- OJ Mayo, PG/SG (USC)
4. Sonics- Jerryd Bayless, PG/SG (Arizona)
5. Grizzlies- Kevin Love, PF/C (UCLA)
6. Knicks- Eric Gordon, SG (Indiana)
7. Clippers- Russell Westbrook, PG/SG (UCLA)
8. Bucks- Joe Alexander, SF/PF (West Virginia)
9. Bobcats- Brook Lopez, C (Stanford)
10. Nets- Danilo Gallinari, SF (Italy)
11. Pacers- D.J. Augustin, PG (Texas)
12. Kings- Anthony Randolph, SF/PF (LSU)
13. Blazers- Mario Chalmers, PG (Kansas)
14. Warriors- Alexis Ajinca, PF/C (France)
15. Suns- Brandon Rush, SG (Kansas)
16. 76ers- DeAndre Jordan, C (Texas A&M)
17. Raptors- Kosta Koufas, C (Ohio State)
18. Wizards- JJ Hickson, PF (NC State)
19. Cavaliers- Robin Lopez, C (Stanford)
20. Nuggets- Mareesse Speights, C (Florida)
21. Nets- Darrel Arthur, PF (Kansas)
22. Magic- Donte Greene, SF/PF (Syracuse)
23. Jazz- JaVale McGee, PF (Nevada)
24. Sonics- Roy Hibbert, C (Georgetown)
25. Rockets- Chris Douglas-Robers, SG (Memphis)
26. Spurs- Ante Tomic, C (Croatia)
27. Hornets- Courtney Lee, SG (Western Kentucky)
28. Grizzlies- DJ White, PF (Indiana)
29. Pistons- Jason Thompson, PF (Rider)
30. Celtics- Jamont Gordon, SG (Mississippi State)

Feel free to agree/disagree and/or provide your own mock in the comments.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:43 AM

10 Comments:

As a Pacer fan, I'm actually excited about this draft. They have a chance of actually get some guys to help them.

I see this year as like a Karl Malone type draft year. Someone, maybe a few guys, after the 10th pick are going to be all-stars. The thing is, no one knows who it's going to be.

Karl Malone worked his ass off to get to reach his potential. How can these gms know which one of these kids, mostly teenagers with one year of school, is going to have that kind of work ethic?

Anyhoo, your mock draft is as good as any. What I can't decide is who will be the bigger stiff. Brooks Lopez or Love. I guess Love. No way he can defend in the NBA at any position.

rhino ear said...
Jun 24, 2008, 12:44:00 PM  

All that's missing now, AA, are the requisite 'bad pre-Draft Day trade rumors.'
"Hey, Rizz. Could we trade Wally Szczerbiak, Billy Thomas & our #19 pick to Milwaukee for Michael Redd & their #8 pick?"

Brandon Inge Sucks said...
Jun 24, 2008, 3:18:00 PM  

There is no way the Magic would take Donte Greene. They have no defense or toughness, and Greene is a Rashard Lewis clone who is long and athletic but drifts to the perimeter too much.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

Not only would the Cavs never take Robin Lopez at 19 because they have enough big men that can't score, but I have a feeling that Ferry makes some type of move to either trade up for a stud or trade out for a veteran scorer.

GMoney said...
Jun 24, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

Ugh, DeAndre Jordan just screams "waste of millions of dollars." And CDR going at 25? Isn't he the magic elixir every team from 10-30 is trying to get? I think Philly would love to have an actual shooting guard instead of Willie Green.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2008, 7:56:00 PM  

As a Piston fan, I love this mock draft for the Cavs.

Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

Robin Thicke >>> Robin Lopez
Hunter, Mills & a pick for Webber >> Wally & a pick for anyone

Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2008, 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2008, 1:46:00 AM  

Joe Alexander = Matt Harpring

Although Alexander has a great motor (residual check to Jay Bilas is in the mail) GM Tom Hammond needs to make some deals. I'd trade Villanueva and the #8 pick to move up a few slots. Redd & Mo Williams should also be dealt on Thursday.

p.s. I like your site AA!

SD Sports Guy said...
Jun 25, 2008, 2:58:00 AM  

I'm happy to know that that draft is commonly referred to as the kwame brown draft, and obviously not in a good way. Thanks MJ!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Jun 25, 2008, 10:38:00 PM  

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