Wednesday , Jun , 22 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

The Sports Network’s Mock Draft

=== The Sports Network’s Mock Draft ===

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Pick: 1
Player: Andrew Bogut (Utah)
Pos: Center
Notes: Bogut is the low-post scorer that Milwaukee desperately needs.

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Pick: 2
Player: Chris Paul (Wake Forest)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The Hawks need a playmaker. Paul will make his teammates better, as he
is an excellent passer who can also score.

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Pick: 3
Player: Marvin Williams (North Carolina)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Highest pick since 1984. Portland won’t pass on this North Carolina
stud at No. 3.

Team: New Orleans Hornets
Pick: 4
Player: Deron Williams (Illinois)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The Hornets have found their replacement for the departed Baron Davis,
who was traded to Golden State at the deadline.

Team: Charlotte Bobcats
Pick: 5
Player: Danny Granger (New Mexico)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Granger’s athleticism and overall ability makes him a perfect fit to
play next to power forward Emeka Okafor.

Team: Utah Jazz
Pick: 6
Player: Gerald Green (Gulf Shores Academy)
Pos: Forward/Guard
Notes: Green’s potential is too much for Utah to pass up. The Jazz hope he
will be their shooting guard of the future.

Team: Toronto Raptors
Pick: 7
Player: Martell Webster (Seattle Prep)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The upside of the 6-7 Webster is too great for the Raptors to pass on.

Team: New York Knicks
Pick: 8
Player: Channing Frye (Arizona)
Pos: Center
Notes: If Frye can fill the middle for New York, Kurt Thomas would become more
effective at power forward.

Team: Golden State Warriors
Pick: 9
Player: Hakim Warrick (Syracuse)
Pos: Forward
Notes: The Warriors love Warrick’s athleticism. The Syracuse product should
mesh well with Golden State’s nucleus.

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Pick: 10
Player: Joey Graham (Oklahoma State)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Graham makes the Lakers more athletic, plus he can play both forward
spots.

Team: Orlando Magic
Pick: 11
Player: Antoine Wright (Texas A&M)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The Magic need depth at guard. Wright will also be able to take up some
minutes at small forward, and can play alongside Steve Francis or Jameer
Nelson.

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Pick: 12
Player: Rashad McCants (North Carolina)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The athletic McCants will fit in great with Duke products Elton Brand
and Corey Maggette.

Team: Charlotte Bobcats
Pick: 13
Player: Raymond Felton (North Carolina)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The Bobcats are thrilled that Felton is available for them to select
with their second first-round pick. Charlotte hopes the North Carolina product
is its point guard for the next 10-plus years.

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Pick: 14
Player: Charlie Villanueva (Connecticut)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Villanueva would be nice fit alongside superstar Kevin Garnett.

Team: New Jersey Nets
Pick: 15
Player: Fran Vazquez (Spain)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Vazquez is athletic and plays defense. He is the type of power forward
that the Nets would love to have.

Team: Toronto Raptors
Pick: 16
Player: Sean May (North Carolina)
Pos: Forward
Notes: May is another decent option for Toronto up front.

Team: Indiana Pacers
Pick: 17
Player: Chris Taft (Pittsburgh)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Taft will give the Pacers some flexibility up front.

Team: Boston Celtics
Pick: 18
Player: Johan Petro (France)
Pos: Center/Forward
Notes: Boston will have to wait a few years to see if Petro can handle life in
the NBA. He is definitely a project.

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Pick: 19
Player: Wayne Simien (Kansas)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Simien will get a chance to play immediately for Memphis.

Team: Denver Nuggets
Pick: 20
Player: Marko Tomas (Croatia)
Pos: Forward/Guard
Notes: The 6-7 Tomas is a strong outside shooter, and should be able to play
shooting guard and small forward. Denver will give Tomas the time to develop
into an NBA player.

Team: Phoenix Suns
Pick: 21
Player: Francisco Garcia (Louisville)
Pos: Forward/Guard
Notes: The Suns add another player who can play multiple positions.

Team: Denver Nuggets
Pick: 22
Player: Yaroslav Korolev (Russia)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Still needs time to develop. May be a few years away from playing in
the NBA.

Team: Sacramento Kings
Pick: 23
Player: Nemanja Aleksandrov (Serbia-Montenegro)
Pos: Forward
Notes: The Kings once again try the foreign market.

Team: Houston Rockets
Pick: 24
Player: Jarrett Jack (Georgia Tech)
Pos: Guard
Notes: Houston will allow Jack to develop into an NBA point guard. He could
end up being the surprise of the draft.

Team: Seattle SuperSonics
Pick: 25
Player: Kennedy Winston (Alabama)
Pos: Guard
Notes: Winston is a scorer and will add some athleticism to the Sonics’
roster.

Team: Detroit Pistons
Pick: 26
Player: Julius Hodge (North Carolina State)
Pos: Guard
Notes: Pistons add another hard-nosed, tough player to their squad.

Team: Utah Jazz
Pick: 27
Player: Ryan Gomes (Providence)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Gomes will add some scoring to the Jazz.

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Pick: 28
Player: Luther Head (Illinois)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Head may be ready to give head coach Gregg Popovich some minutes right
away.

Team: Miami Heat
Pick: 29
Player: Daniel Ewing (Duke)
Pos: Guard
Notes: The Heat hope they selected the Chris Duhon of this year’s draft. Ewing
could be a competent backup to Dwyane Wade

Team: New York Knicks
Pick: 30
Player: Matt Walsh (Florida)
Pos: Forward
Notes: Strong pre-draft workouts get Walsh into the first round. The Knicks
need some more scoring in the frontcourt.

By Warren Blatt, NBA Editor