Don’t read any other mock draft. Because THIS one is totally correct. Or totally incorrect. Whatever.
Two excellent DT contributors gathered in with me and we formulated our mock draft. If you recall last year’s, we actually didn’t do too bad. That’s actually a pretty good thing for a mock drafter. Hey, we actually didn’t do too bad this time. Twenty percent correct! New record!
Bear in mind on this mock, we picked not as what we THOUGHT the franchise should do with its pick, but what we think they WILL do. And in most cases, we’re probably way off. I’m already wondering what the heck I was thinking in taking Hassan Whiteside for the Rockets at 14. I apologize for this, King Morey. There are so many moving parts to a draft, especially the deeper you go. Guys are still available you didn’t think would be. Someone is gone you didn’t think would be. It’s actually probably harder to draft than to predict the darn thing. Regardless, we tried. And likely crashed and burned.
1. Washington Wizards – John Wall, PG, University of Kentucky
This is a done deal. Washington isn’t even going to work out Evan Turner, and why should they? Wall is the only player universally believed to be a without-a-doubt superstar in this draft. Of course, Washington is probably the worst possible situation for him, the league, and potentially the Washington Wizards.
Short of the Wizards hiring Isiah Thomas to make this pick and assemble a team around him, Wall could not be destined for a worst situation. This is a franchise that is recovering from a devastating season that played out like a spaghetti western which led to every player of any value being traded off for pennies on the dollar. The only player of any circumstance remaining is their incumbent weapons toting point guard (same position as Wall) whose max-contract and balky knee still has four years and eighty million left. (Clark Matthews) Keep Reading…