The Draft Team has put together the second official BCP mock draft hot off receiving the second pick in the lottery. This mock was compiled based on draft stock following the NCAA Championship game and off-season hype, and before any official combine measurements have been tallied, so please keep that in mind when viewing.
Also, this mock is not compiled according to what teams are rumored to be thinking, but more along the lines of what we think they should do. Don’t hesitate to jump into the comment section below with your thoughts.
1. New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis (6’10″ PF, Kentucky, Freshman)
Breakdown: The people in New Orleans are rejoicing at winning the Anthony Davis Sweepstakes. There really isn’t much that needs to be said here as he’s the clear #1 guy in the draft. If Eric Gordon stays, they all of a sudden have a scary duo that is the great starting point for the future. They also have the 10th pick, so they could still add another talent on the wing or at the point to help them out. A guy like Kendall Marshall, for example, would really look nice playing next to Davis and Gordon. Weakness: lack of ideal bulk to consistently bang with NBA big men
2. Charlotte Bobcats Thomas Robinson (6’9″ PF, Kansas, Junior)
Reasoning: The Bobcats and Bobcats fans were bummed to miss out on Anthony Davis, but the addition of Thomas Robinson will still result in a great improvement to the worst roster in the NBA. The Bobcats need help at basically every position so they are free to take BPA without worry. Robinson is a physical specimen that plays with heart and hustle. Robinson should start from day 1 and immediately help the NBA’s 2nd worst rebounding team. The only concern with Robinson is his height, if he measures a legit 6’ 9” or 6’10” at the Chicago combine, I believe the #2 pick is his to lose.
3. Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (6’4″ SG, Florida, Freshman)
Reasoning: John Wall and the Wizards desperately need a guy like Beal to help space the floor. They could also do well with his leadership and toughness as the Wizards have been floundering for a long time now. His relative lack of height is mitigated by the size and athleticism of Wall, and they could potentially have the best young backcourt in the league. Weakness: Does he have the height or length to consistently get his shot off?
4. Cleveland Cavaliers Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (6’7″ SF, Kentucky, Freshman)
Reasoning: The Cavs are thrilled to see MKG still available. Kidd-Gilchrist is both strong and athletic and plays with boundless energy. MKG has future All Defensive Team SF written all over him, he has both the ability and the desire to be a shutdown perimeter defender. With Kyrie Irving running the break and MKG finishing the Cavs have the chance to create some Top 10 Highlight Moments this season. Weakness: Doesn’t have a natural shooting motion and his jumpshoot will most likely be broken down and reconstructed by a shooting coach.