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Hanrahan's Final Mock 2012 NBA Draft


Hanrahan's Final Mock 2012 NBA Draft

1) New Orleans Hornets
Anthony Davis C Kentucky

Only lock of the night as the Hornets hope Davis can immediately impact and change the team's fortunes around.

The 6'-10" center did it all in his only season at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to a national title and was the national player of the year.

Davis averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and nearly 5 blocks a game as Kentucky went 38-2.

Davis is head and shoulders above the rest of the NBA draft prospects and is the clear-cut number one pick.

2) Charlotte Bobcats
Harrison Barnes F North Carolina

Michael Jordan doesn't let the swingman get out of state and takes the 6-'8 forward whose stock has improved with individual workouts.

Barnes was inconsistent and appeared to play lackadaisical in his sophomore season at North Carolina, averaging 16 points and 6 points a game. Barnes' game is probably better suited for the NBA as he is a smooth, athletically gifted jump shooter.

3) Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal G Florida

The Wizards desperately need a shooter and they hope Beal is the real deal. Beal's stock went through the roof late in his only season at Florida, averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Known for his smooth outside shot, Beal struggled though from 3-point land, making just 33 percent of his attempts from there.

The Wizards need players who can shoot and hopefully Beal fits the mold.

4) Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Kidd Gilchrist F Kentucky

Davis' front court teammate gets taken by the win starved Charlotte Bobcats. Gilchrist's stats at Kentucky weren't overwhelming but scouts drool over his tenacious approach and competitiveness.

Gilchrist averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds his freshman season at Kentucky.

5) Sacramento Kings
Andre Drummond C UConn

The Kings take a gamble and take the biggest mystery of this NBA draft in Drummond.

The 6'-11" big man averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds and nearly three blocks a game for an underachieving Huskies team.

Drummond could be the piece in the middle that the Kings need but is seen as a bit of a project.

6) Portland Trailblazers
Thomas Robinson F Kansas

Robinson falls back into the Blazers' lap and Portland takes the power forward.

Robinson put up 17 points and 11 rebounds a game as he led Kansas to the national title game.

Robinson is an appealing prospect simply because of his vast improvement from his sophomore to junior season. Robinson came off the bench two seasons ago and averaged only 7 points and 6 boards.

7) Golden State Warriors
Jeremy Lamb F UConn

The silky smooth swingman may have also hurt his stock by returning for his sophomore season with the Huskies. After helping UConn win the national title his freshman season, Lamb was expected to have a huge sophomore season.

While his stats were pretty good at 17 points and 5 rebounds, UConn struggled through a sub par year with a lot of the blame falling on Lamb.

At 6'-5" and 180 pounds, the wiry Lamb will have to get a little stronger to handle the rigors of the NBA game.

8) Toronto Raptors
Austin Rivers G Duke

Toronto gambles here and takes the potential that Rivers offers offensively. The 6'-5" Rivers averaged 15 points a game in his only season at Duke.

9) Detroit Pistons
John Henson F North Carolina

Another player whose stock who has sky rocketed during the pre-draft
workouts, Henson is 6'-10" with a huge wing span and can bring interior help to the
Pistons. Henson can run the floor and finish around the rim, which would also make him an ideal fit with Milwaukee's style.

Henson averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in his junior season for the Tar Heels.

10) New Orleans Hornets
Damian Lillard G Weber State

The Hornets got Davis at center with the top pick and now they get a scoring point guard in the 6'-3" Lillard. A four-year player at Weber State, Lillard averaged 24 points and 4 assists in his senior campaign.

11) Portland Trail Blazers
Tyler Zeller C North Carolina

Good fit here with the Blazers in need of front court help.

The 7'-0" Zeller averaged 16 points and nearly 10 rebounds a game in his senior season with the Tar Heels.

Zeller won't be a star but he should be a reliable post-player.

12) Milwaukee Bucks
Meyers Leonard C Illinois
Milwaukee needs help up front so the Bucks will select the 7'-1" big man.

Leonard improved mightily to average 13 points and 8 rebounds his sophomore season. Leonard saw limited time his freshman season, scoring only 2 points a game.

13) Phoenix Suns
Dion Waiters G Syracuse

With Steve Nash's future up in the air, Phoenix needs guard help and they get it with the 6'4" Waiters who can play either point or shooting guard. Waiters said the Suns guaranteed him they would take him here. We shall see.

14) Houston Rockets
Kendall Marshall G North Carolina

With point guard Kyle Lowry's future in doubt, the Rockets should nab Marshall out of North Carolina. Marshall is a true floor general who averaged 8 points and 9 assists in his sophomore season for the Tar Heels.

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2018 NBA Draft: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

2018 NBA Draft: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday night as the newest wave of potential superstars like DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Mo Bamba and Luka Doncic enter the league. Here is everything you need to know for the big night...


When: 7 p.m.
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Radio: ESPN

Wizards draft picks: 15th overall in the first round, 44th overall in the second round

First round order:

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls
23. Indiana Pacers
24.Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brooklyn Nets
30. Atlanta Hawks

Top prospects:

1. DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona
2. Marvin Bagley III, Duke
3. Luka Doncic, Slovenia
4. Jaren Jackson, Jr., Michigan State
5. Mo Bamba, Texas
6. Michael Porter, Jr., Missouri
7. Wendell Carter, Duke
8. Trae Young, Oklahoma
9. Collin Sexton, Alabama
10. Kevin Knox, Kentucky

Three things to watch...

Will Leonard get traded?

Last year's draft featured some big trades including Jimmy Butler going to the Timberwolves. This year, there seems to be at least a decent chance it happens with Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs. He wants a trade and they have been meeting with him in recent days, perhaps for a last-ditch pitch to remain with the team. If he gets dealt on draft night, it wouldn't be a huge surprise.

Who will the Kings pick?

A consensus has built for Ayton to go No. 1 to the Suns. After that, it's a major crapshoot and whomever the Kings select will produce a domino effect from there on down. Will they take Bagley, the safe pick, or go a riskier route with Doncic or maybe even Porter, Jr.? The best bet at this point appears to be Bagley, but nobody truly knows.

Where will Young and Porter, Jr. go?

The two most interesting prospects in this draft are Young and Porter, Jr. Young was a sensation in college basketball, but is undersized and appears to be boom-or-bust. He could flame out quickly at the next level or be some iteration of the next Stephen Curry. Porter, Jr. played only three games in college due to a back injury and now has hip issues as well. His talent is undeniable, but his injury history represents significant risk.


For more on the NBA Draft, check out our preview special episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast:

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2018 NBA Draft: A list of Green Room attendees

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2018 NBA Draft: A list of Green Room attendees

The NBA officially announced a list of 20 players invited to the Green Room at the 2018 NBA Draft. Provided that all attend, here's a list of who'll be there.

  • Miles Bridges, Michigan State
  • Mikal Bridges, Villanova
  • Marvin Bagley III, Duke
  • Mohamed Bamba, Texas
  • Collin Sexton, Alabama
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State
  • Lonnie Walker IV, Miami
  • Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova
  • Zhaire Smith, Texas Tech
  • Aaron Holiday, UCLA
  • Deandre Ayton, Arizona
  • Wendell Carter Jr., Duke
  • Luka Doncic, Slovenia
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky
  • Kevin Knox, Kentucky
  • Michael Porter Jr., Missouri
  • Robert Williams, Texas A&M
  • Trae Young, Oklahoma
  • Chandler Hutchison, Boise State
  • Jerome Robinson, Boston College

There are two players each invited from Villanova, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be broadcast on ESPN and streamed live on WatchESPN. The Wizards have Nos. 15 and 44 picks.