Will the 2015 NBA Draft Deliver?
Tomorrow night is a big day for us NBA fans. The 2015 draft begins at 8 p.m. Now, every draft usually brings along some surprises. This year’s draft has so many highly skilled players in every position, it’s possible that it could be a draft of dreams like those in 1984 which brought us Jordan, Olajuwon, Barkley and Stockton or like in 2003 where the NBA welcomed LeBron, D-Wade, Carmelo and Bosh. Whether it delivers on that level or not, one thing’s for sure, there’s no shortage of talent.
I am hoping the Knicks make the most of this year’s early pick. If they hold onto their fourth spot, I predict there is a good chance they’ll pick up Emmanuel Mudiay. He’s an athletic six-five point guard who can drive to the basket and add depth to the lineup. The Timberwolves get the first pick and I think they will select Jahill Okafor, who will really help them out as he is a big guy who can dominate his center position. There is so much talent up for grabs this year that I am really excited to see who goes where in the draft and to see where greatness starts.
Here are my first round draft predictions. Do you agree? Compare your list against mine and check out my brother, Christian’s picks and let’s see how many we get right tomorrow night.
Here are my predictions:
R1#1: Minnesota Timberwolves: Jahill Okafor (Duke)
R1#2: Los Angeles Lakers: Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky)
R1#3: Philadelphia 76ers: D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State)
R1#4: New York Knicks: Emmanuel Mudiay (International)
R1#5: Orlando Magic: Justice Winslow (Duke)
R1#6: Sacramento Kings: Mario Hezonja (International)
R1#7: Denver Nuggets: Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky)
R1#8: Detroit Pistons: Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)
R1#9: Charlotte Hornets: Kristaps Porzingis (International)
R1#10: Miami Heat: Tyus Jones (Duke)
R1#11: Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner (Texas)
R1#12: Utah Jazz: Devin Booker (Kentucky)
R1#13: Phoenix Suns: Stanley Johnson (Arizona)
R1#14: Oklahoma City Thunder: Trey Lyles (Kentucky)
R1#15: Atlanta Hawks: Cameron Payne (Murray State)
R1#16: Boston Celtics: Kelly Oubre (Kansas)
R1#17: Milwaukee Bucks: Justin Anderson (Virginia)
R1#18: Houston Rockets: Bobby Portis (Arkansas)
R1#19: Washington Wizards: R.J. Hunter (Georgia State)
R1#20: Toronto Raptors: Kevin Looney (UCLA)
R1#21: Dallas Mavericks: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona)
R1#22: Chicago Bulls: Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)
R1#23: Portland Trail Blazers: Michael Frazier (Florida)
R1#24: Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Brown (Stanford)
R1#25: Memphis Grizzlies: Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
R1#26: San Antonio Spurs: Jonathan Holmes (Texas)
R1#27: Los Angeles Lakers: Terry Rozier (Louisville)
R1#28: Boston Celtics: Montrezi Harrell (Louisville)
R1#29: Brooklyn Nets: Richaun Holmes (Bowling Green)
R1#30: Golden State Warriors: Delon Wright (Utah)
6/25/2015 12:09:18 am
Great picks Mike!!!
6/25/2015 07:26:28 am
Nice picks. Not sure about the Knicks pick though...I am still undecided about him.
6/26/2015 01:58:02 am
Say it ain't so, Knicks. Say it ain't so....
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My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.