My Mock-Up NBA Draft 2012

I have finally gotten around to doing my NBA mock draft at http://basketball.realgm.com.  However, I am calling it a Mock-Up Draft because I’m not trying to predict what will happen.  Instead, I am laying out the best course for teams within the general realm of possibility.   Here were my criteria for selecting players:

  • All picks must have been in Real GM’s top ten available list.
  • If there was a player recommended by either of Arturo Galletti’s draft projection systems, Yogi or Booboo, I automatically picked him.
  • If an NCAA player had slid more than ten spots based on Draft Express’s expected draft order, I selected him after meeting the previous criteria.
  • If neither of those two were met but there was an international player available, I took the international player.
  • After that, I based my picks off of the average of Yogi and Booboo’s calculations.
  • However, no team may pick three players who play the same position.

With all these criteria, there are going to be some wacky selections.  Again, this is a Mock-Up Draft, not a Mock Draft.  Here are the selections:

  1. New Orleans PF Anthony Davis, Kentucky
  2. Charlotte SG Bradley Beal, Florida
  3. Washington SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky
  4. Cleveland C Jared Sullinger, Ohio St.
  5. Sacramento PF Thomas Robinson, Kansas
  6. Portland (from Brooklyn) PF John Henson, North Carolina
  7. Golden St. SF Terrence Jones, Kentucky
  8. Toronto PG Damian Lillard, Weber St.
  9. Detroit SG Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut
  10. New Orleans (from Minnesota via The Clippers) SF Terrence Ross, Washington
  11. Portland PF Royce White, Iowa St.
  12. Milwaukee C Tyler Zeller, North Carolina
  13. Phoenix PG Kendall Marshall, North Carolina
  14. Houston PF Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi St.
  15. Philadelphia SF Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
  16. Houston (from New York) SG Dion Waiters, Syracuse
  17. Dallas SF Moe Harkless, St. John’s
  18. Houston (from Utah via Minnesota) SG Orlando Johnson, UC-Santa Barbara
  19. Orlando C Andre Drummond, Connecticut
  20. Denver PF Draymond Green, Michigan St.
  21. Boston SG Austin Rivers, Duke
  22. Boston (from The Clippers via Oklahoma City) PF Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
  23. Atlanta SG Evan Fournier, Poitiers Basket 86 (France)
  24. Cleveland (from The Lakers) C Meyers Leonard, Illinois
  25. Memphis SG Doron Lamb, Kentucky
  26. Indiana SG John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
  27. Miami SF Quincy Miller, Baylor
  28. Oklahoma City PF Kevin Jones, West Virginia
  29. Chicago SF Will Barton, Memphis
  30. Golden St. (from San Antonio) PF Drew Gordon, New Mexico
  31. Charlotte PF Perry Jones III, Baylor
  32. Washington SG Jared Cunningham, Oregon St.
  33. Cleveland SG Tomas Santoransky, Cajasol Banca Sivica (Spain)
  34. Cleveland (from New Orleans) SF Jae Crowder, Marquette
  35. Golden St. (from Brooklyn) C Fab Melo, Syracuse
  36. Sacramento PF Kostas Papanikolaou, Olympiakos (Greece)
  37. Toronto C Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt
  38. Denver (from Golden St. via New York) SF Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt
  39. Detroit PG Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas
  40. Portland (from Minnesota via Houston) PG Marquise Teague, Kentucky
  41. Portland PG Tony Wroten, Jr., Washington
  42. Milwaukee SF Tornike Shengelia, Belgacom Spirou Basket (Belgium)
  43. Atlanta (from Phoenix) PF Furkan Aldemir, Galatasaray (Turkey)
  44. Detroit PF Kyle O’Quinn, Norfolk St.
  45. Philadelphia PF Mike Scott, Virginia
  46. New Orleans (from Dallas via Washington) PG Scott Machado, Iona
  47. Utah SF Darius Miller, Kentucky
  48. New York SG Kim English, Missouri
  49. Orlando PF Bernard James, Florida St.
  50. Denver SG Nihad Djedovic, Galatasaray (Turkey)
  51. Boston PF Miles Plumlee, Duke
  52. Golden St. (from Atlanta) C Leon Radosevic, KK Cibona (Croatia)
  53. The Clippers C Dusan Cantekin, KK Mega Vizura (Serbia)
  54. Philadelphia (from Memphis) PG Tu Holloway, Xavier
  55. Dallas (from The Lakers) SG Marcus Denmon, Missouri
  56. Toronto (from Indiana) PF JaMychal Green, Alabama
  57. Brooklyn (from Miami) PG Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin
  58. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City) SG Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette
  59. San Antonio SF Kevin Murphy, Tennessee Tech
  60. The Lakers (from Chicago via Brooklyn and Milwaukee) C Ognjen Kuzmic, Unicaja Malaga (Spain)

Naturally, there are some weird picks.  For example, Harrison Barnes and Perry Jones III, among others, would have fallen too far if this were too have occurred.  Jesse Sanders, Ken Horton, and Ricardo Ratcliffe went undrafted despite being recommended by both Yogi and Booboo-Sanders and Horton were recommended by both.  But I guess that’s the draft.  Thank you for reading, and please comment.

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