Old North Banter Mock NBA Draft

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Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Booker (1) goes up for a shot during the second half of the 2015 NCAA Men

Devin Booker. 9. player. 170. When the Charlotte Hornets get to the ninth pick, they should not mess around. Grab the best shooter you can. In this case, it is Kentucky’s Booker. The 6’6″ shooting guard shot over 40% from beyond the arc in his one season at Kentucky. It would be interesting to see if the Hornets would make a move either up or down.. Guard. Kentucky

110. The emergence of Hassan Whiteside makes the Heat uninterested in either Willie Cauley-Stein or Myles Turner at this spot. Instead they take the guy who did it all for the Badgers last year. Dekker offers the flexibility to back up either the three or the four spot on the floor. He could make quite the sixth man. The Heat will have to wait to draft Wade’s successor.. Forward. Wisconsin. Sam Dekker. 10. player

100. The Pacers are known to really like Willie Cauley-Stein, but their more immediate concerns are in the back court. Payne would answer those needs and give a younger handler to pair with Paul George.. Guard. Murray State. Cameron Payne. 11. player

Forward. Kentucky. Trey Lyles. 12. player. 118. For the Jazz the young nucleus is in place, they just need complimentary role players to play off these guys. Lyles, at 6’10” 240, can do a number of things for a team including drifting outside to shoot. That makes him a good match for Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors.

The Suns would have jumped on Lyles if he had fallen one more spot, but they do will opt for versatility and take Portis. The 6’10” Portis has a good nose for the basket and offers some shooting as well. He would be a good match for center Alex Len.. Foward. Arkansas. Bobby Portis. 13. player. 66