2015 NBA Mock Draft 5.0
Center | Kentucky
With his size, potential and ability to play at a high level at both ends of the floor, the Timberwolves seem pretty set on making him the top overall pick.
Center | Duke
With so many teams searching for the next “stretch big,” Okafor shows signs of being a special low-post scorers for many years to come.
Point Guard | Ohio State
The best player on the board, and he’s healthy – something you don’t see too often lately in players drafted by Philadelphia.
Point Guard | China
The Knicks really like Willie Cauley-Stein and might be open to trading down to get him. But if they stay put, Mudiay’s the guy.
SG/SF | Spain
He plays with an attitude that might rub some the wrong way. But the talent should smooth over any hard feelings.
PF/C | Spain
Tough call here between Porzingis and Will Cauley-Stein. Look for the Kings to give Porzingis the nod because of his versatility.
Shooting Guard | Duke
Exceptional athlete, potential is there to become a high-impact two way talent.
Center | Kentucky
Adding Cauley-Stein softens the blow of losing Greg Monroe and getting nothing in return.
Small Forward | Arizona
Was a better scorer than expected, combine that with his size and power gives him a chance to make an impact from Day One.
Small Forward | Wisconsin
Strong tournament showing plus solid workouts only solidifies him as a lottery (top-14) pick.
Point Guard | Notre Dame
The most NBA (and oldest) point guard in the first round, Pacers add rotation player who could be starting by midseason.
Power Forward/Center | Texas
Utah looks to bolster frontline with a physical, tough player who won’t be counted on to contribute immediately.
Small Forward | Kansas
Underwhelming workouts will drop him down a few spots.
Shooting Guard | Kentucky
Adding a point guard here will be tempting, but Booker’s upside is too much for the Thunder to pass on.
Center | Wisconsin
Hawks will gladly take Kaminsky at this point in the draft, a player with size, high basketball IQ and the ability to help space the floor because of his shooting range.
Power Forward | Arkansas
The intensity, the versatility and the tough-minded approach to the game are all qualities the Celtics could benefit from.
Small Forward | Arizona
The Bucks love long, athletic players. Hollis-Jefferson fits the mold, perfectly.
Point Guard | Murray State
Another small-school standout, Payne’s size and versatility should help speed up his adjustment to the NBA.
Power Forward | Kentucky
Wizards add one of the more under-rated stretch bigs in this year’s draft.
Power Forward | UCLA
Has 7-foot-3 wing span, good role player off the bench whose strength lies in his ability to make hustle plays.
Point Guard | Duke
The Rajon Rondo trade didn’t work out, but that still doesn’t diminish the Mavs’ need for a point guard.
Small Forward | Virginia
Do not be surprised if a team trades down (Celtics?) and take Anderson.
Power Forward | UNLV
Does a lot of good things on the floor, but nothing really stands out. He’s a solid pick-up at this point in the draft.
Power Forward | Louisville
Plays with great passion, but has let it get the best of him at times; great rebounder but limited game offensively.
Point Guard | Utah
It’s time to start looking for a backup to Mike Conley. Wright’s the best still on the board.
Center | Spain
Good scoring touch in post-up situations or rolling to the rim. His defense and passing out of the post are definite areas he needs to shore up at the next level.
Shooting Guard | UNLV
Continues to climb up the draft board as one of this year’s better shooters.
Shooting Guard | Georgia State
Athleticism is a concern, but he’s easily the best shooter on the board at this point which is one of the Celtics’ biggest needs this offseason.
Power Forward | LSU
Led the nation in blocked shots last season, showing he can impact the game as a face-up shooter too.
Power Forward | Syracuse
Tremendous wing span (7-foot-3) for a 6-9 player, questions remain as to what impact will his torn ACL injury have on his athleticism going forward.