Here we go again, this time for version 2.0 of the NBA mock draft, where, as promised, I will add my personal reasoning behind each pick. Remember that this isn’t my predictions for what will actually happen in the draft; it is what I would do if I were the GM in each team’s position. With each pick I will reset my mind and focus on just that teams spot, who is available and what the biggest need is for the franchise. I am not factoring in rumors that I’ve read on players that teams are interested in or what players will surely be gone by a certain pick. This is all about my team breakdowns and player research.
If I am not buying into the hype of a player rumored to be going top-5, I may not pick him until beyond the mid-way point of the round. This is my job on the line for each of these picks, so if a pick winds up getting me fired, at least it will be my own fault, not because I fell for other people’s values/opinions on a player. Let’s do this! [Read more…]