Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 7.0
1. Karl-Anthony Towns
Center | Kentucky
Can score, defend, rebound, pass ... we'll be talking about Towns as an all-star sooner rather than later.
2. Jahlil Okafor
Center | Duke
This pick could be on its way to La La land as the Lakers try to swing a deal for the talented but (sometimes) troubled all-star big man DeMarcus Cousins.
3. D'Angelo Russell
Point Guard | Ohio State
Sixers get away from redshirt plan and draft the best player available ... and he's healthy. #thisdayinSixershistory
4. Kristaps Porzingis
Power Forward/Center | Spain
Knicks hoping Prozingis is closer to being the next Dirk Nowitzki than Nikolov Tskitishvili.
5. Justise Winslow
Small Forward | Duke
Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Winslow form a strong, young nucleus for the Magic.
6. Emmanuel Mudiay
Point Guard | China
Excellent at getting to the rim, but developing a better perimeter game is an absolute must for him to become an elite NBA player.
7. Mario Hezonja
Shooting Guard/Small Forward | Spain
New head coach Mike Malone needs talent and toughness. The Nuggets will get both in Hezonja.
8. Stanley Johnson
Small Forward | Arizona
Detroit will give serious thought to taking Sam Dekker, but Johnson's defensive versatility gives him the slight edge.
9. Devin Booker
Shooting Guard | Kentucky
The addition of Booker can only help the league's worst 3-point shooting team last season (31.8 percent).
10. Myles Turner
Center/Power Forward | Texas
Heat could have used a wing player here, but Turner adds some much-needed youth to an aging frontcourt.
11. Cameron Payne
Point Guard | Murray State
Larry Bird upgrades the point guard position with one of the draft's best true playmakers who seemed to impress from one workout to the next.
12. Frank Kaminsky
Power Forward/Center | Wisconsin
Kaminsky's high basketball IQ will help him overcome defensive concerns. If that doesn't work, shot-blocking phenom Rudy Gobert has his back.
13. Willie Cauley-Stein
Center | Kentucky
Don't be surprised if this pick is traded to the Boston Celtics.
14. Kelly Oubre
Small Forward | Kansas
Oubre provides some much-needed athleticism on the wing for a team that was decimated by injuries last season.
15. Bobby Portis
Power Forward/Center | Arkansas
With Paul Millsap hitting free agency this summer, worst case scenario with Portis is he provides another high-energy player coming off the bench.
16. Sam Dekker
Small Forward | Wisconsin
If the Celtics are unable to move up into the top 10, settling for Dekker at No. 16 is a pretty good consolation prize.
17. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Small Forward | Arizona
He's out to prove he's more than just a defender. But if he can replicate that play in the pros, that will be more than enough to keep the Bucks happy.
18. Jerian Grant
Point Guard | Notre Dame
A plug-and-play rookie who gives them a viable option in case they don't re-sign Patrick Beverly.
19. Kevon Looney
Power Forward | UCLA
Multiple league execs believe Looney will be the one player taken outside of the lottery who has the potential to stand out immediately.
20. Trey Lyles
Power Forward | Kentucky
Amir Johnson is a free agent so drafting the Canadian-born Lyles makes a lot of sense.
21. R.J. Hunter
Shooting Guard | Georgia State
Monta Ellis hits the free agent market so the Mavericks make a tough call, choosing Hunter over point guard Tyus Jones.
22. Justin Anderson
Shooting Guard/Small Forward | Virginia
It should not come as a surprise if a team tries to trade back (Celtics?) for Anderson.
23. Montrezl Harrell
Power Forward | Louisville
Another high-energy big, Harrell has the potential to be an ideal difference-maker coming off the Blazers bench.
24. Rashad Vaughn
Shooting Guard | UNLV
Cavs get one of the best scorers - not shooters, scorers - in Vaughn who could be a nice sparkplug off the bench next season.
25. Tyus Jones
Point Guard | Duke
Addressed backup point guard need with trade for Luke Ridnour; look for Jones to spend a good chunk of rookie season in the D-League.
26. Anthony Brown
Shooting Guard | Stanford
Shot 44 percent on 3s last season. Came back a better, more complete player after hip surgery in 2012.
27. Delon Wright
Point Guard | Utah
His shooting touch needs work, but his playmaking skills and attention to detail defensively makes him a value pick this late in the first round.
28. Jordan Mickey
Power Forward/Center | LSU
Has great instincts and timing as a shot-blocker from the weak side defensively; can play above the rim and finish with contact.
29. Cliff Alexander
Power Forward | Kansas
Came into college thought of as a one-and-done, lottery pick-to-be. Talented player, but didn't show enough during his one season with the Jayhawks.
30. Chris McCullough
Power Forward | Syracuse
Defending champs add high-reward, low-risk project in selecting McCullough who was regarded as one of the top high school players in 2014.