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Mocking the 2008 NBA Draft
By Matt Rochinski
bobcats.com

UPDATE - June 26, 2008

2008 Prospect Profiles | Return to Bobcats Draft Central

All kinds of changes about an hour away from the draft and we've got them here. See below.


June 25, 2008

The 2008 NBA Draft is less than 24 hours away and rumors are rampant around the association. Will Chicago take Derrick Rose? Will Miami draft and keep Michael Beasley with the No. 2 pick? Who will move up via trade in the draft? Who might move back or even out of the draft completely? The Bobcats made the first official move, grabbing a second first round pick from Denver at No. 20 and giving Charlotte the No. 9, 20 and 38 picks on Thursday night. Jermaine O'Neal is rumored to be heading to Toronto for T.J. Ford and the No. 17 pick. New Orleans is reported to be sending the No. 27 pick to Portland. And these are just the first of what could be a handful of moves in the next 24 hours.
Here at bobcats.com, we're following it all and keeping you updated. There have been changes in 13 of the 17 mock drafts we've been following the past few weeks and we've got those changes here. We're also giving our input now, adding mock drafts from myself, bobcats.com's Malinda Murray, Bobcats Television Play-By-Play Announcer Steve Martin and our fan blogger Gaither Jones.
That being said, here are the biggest changes we've seen in the past week:

  • When we started following drafts over a month ago there was pretty much a 50/50 split on who would go with the No. 1 pick between Rose and Beasley. That's no longer the case, as 19 of the 21 mocks have Rose ending up in Chicago.
  • The biggest mover in the lottery is former Jayhawk Brandon Rush. In our last mock consensus, Rush was slotted at the No. 20 spot, but he's since jumped six spots and has now entered the lottery at No. 14.
  • After trailing off in our last two consensus drafts, Brook Lopez is seeing his stock rise again. He's back up to No. 6 overall.
  • Russell Westbrook, Danilo Gallinari and Joe Alexander have all jumped at least one spot in the lottery, coming in at No. 8, 9 and 10 in the consensus, respectively.
  • No player in the lottery has slipped more than Anthony Randolph. He's fallen four spots in the consensus to No. 12 overall.
  • Outside of the lottery, Mario Chalmers and J.J. Hickson have made the biggest jumps. Chalmers is up three spots to No. 21, while Hickson is up four spots to No. 25.
  • Funny thing about the way the consensus works - Gallinari is projected to go to the Bobcats with the No. 9 pick but only one of the 21 mocks we've listed has Charlotte selecting him.


    June 18, 2008

    The 2008 NBA Draft is now just over a week away, and with the deadline for early entrant candidates to withdraw their names from the draft now passed, there have been many changes in mock drafts around the web. Luckily for our fans, bobcats.com is here to keep you updated on the situation. Up until now, we've been following 15 mock drafts but have added two new mocks - the second one on ProBasketballNews.com and one from the folks at TheHoopsReport.com who sent us an email asking us to put them on the site so they could prove they have the best draft on the web. With a claim like that, we had to add them, so we'll see how it turns out.
    There has been a ton of movement as of late, with changes to 11 of the 15 mocks we were following. In all, 22 of the 30 picks in our consensus mock draft have changed - so what have the biggest changes been?

  • Let's start with the lottery, where Kevin Love has moved up two spots to the No. 5 position. Four mocks had Love moving up at least three spots after an impressive workout in Memphis.
  • Russell Westbrook now moves up to the Bobcats No. 9 spot, thanks in large part to the rumors that Danilo Gallinari will limit the teams he will play for in the association. Four of the mocks we're following had Westbrook moving up five or more spots, while Gallinari's stock dropped in seven mocks.
  • Two players who worked out with the Bobcats on June 9 have also seen their stock rise in the lottery. Joe Alexander is up two spots to No. 12 in our consensus, while Donte Greene moves into the No. 14 spot, bumping Darrell Arthur out of the lottery and into the No. 15 slot.
  • The situation with the Lopez brothers has been an interesting one as well. Brook Lopez, who started off our consensus in the No. 3 spot, has since fallen to No. 7 overall - with eight mocks having him projected to go to the Bobcats at No. 9. Meanwhile, his brother Robin Lopez started off at No. 27 but has been continuously moving up the consensus board. He's up four spots now to No. 17 and made a double-digit leap in both the Draft Express (up 10 spots) and the Sports Illustrated (up 14 spots) mocks.
  • The largest jump belongs to Alexis Ajinca, who worked out in Charlotte on June 13. He's moved into the first round by moving up an amazing eight spots to No. 25 after eight mocks think he's impressing in workouts.


    June 10, 2008

    Matt Rochinski / bobcats.com
    Both Joe Alexander (14th overall) and Donte
    Greene (15th) are ranked high in bobcats.com's
    latest consensus mock draft.

    Draft workouts are in full swing around the association with the 2008 NBA Draft now 16 days away, so that means plenty of movement in mock drafts around the Web. There have been changes in seven of the 15 mocks we are following since we last updated you, with most of the movement coming in the lottery, as eight of our 14 lottery picks have moved places.
    We'll start with the Bobcats, where Danilo Gallinari is now slated in the consensus to wind up in Charlotte after falling back two spots to No. 9 overall. With Gallinari sliding, Anthony Randolph (up one spot) and Kevin Love (up two spots) now find themselves in a tie for the seventh overall selection.
    We've also seen a change in the consensus at No. 3 and No.4, where O.J. Mayo has jumped to third overall and Jerryd Bayless slips down a place to fourth.
    Russell Westbrook, D.J. Augustin and DeAndre Jordan all find themselves projected to go in different spots, with Westbrook moving up two places to No. 10 and Augustin and Jordan sliding one spot each to No. 11 and 12, respectively.
    Joe Alexander, who was in Charlotte on Monday, remains at No. 14 overall, while Donte Greene (also in Charlotte with Alexander) is currently the first pick outside the lottery at No. 15.
    So who is falling the most? Even though he remains at No. 5 in the consensus, Brook Lopez has fallen back two-or-more places in four of the seven mocks that made changes, so it will be interesting to see if his slide continues.


    June 3, 2008

    With the 2008 NBA Pre-Draft Camp having come to a close and individual player workouts scheduled to begin around the league Wednesday, there have been numerous changes in mock drafts around the Web. Of the 15 mock drafts bobcats.com is tracking, nine have made changes in recent days, causing a shakeup among lottery picks in our consensus.
    It starts at the top where Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose are in a dead heat for the No.1 overall pick. Beasley has garnered more first-place votes (eight) than Rose (seven), but the folks at HoopsWorld.com have gone out on a limb and been the first to predict that Rose and Beasley won't be the top two picks in the draft. They've knocked Beasley down to No. 3 overall and moved Jerryd Bayless up four spots in their mock to No. 2.
    Thanks in large part to HoopsWorld.com, Bayless moves up to the No. 3 spot in our consensus, while Brook Lopez has dropped back two spots to No. 5. ESPN's Chad Ford isn't the only one who thinks Lopez could fall to the Bobcats at No. 9 either, as NBADraft.net has Stanford's big man slipping to Charlotte with the ninth pick.
    There have been other changes in the Top 14 as well, with D.J. Augustin moving up one spot to No. 10 and DeAndre Jordan bumping up a spot to No. 11. That means Russell Westbrook has fallen back two places from No. 10 to No. 12 in our consensus.
    The biggest change aside from Bayless moving up comes later in the first round where Brandon Rush is climbing up multiple draft boards. He's gained two or more spots in five of the nine mocks that have made changes and jumps from the 21st overall pick up to the 19th.
    So who is slipping the most? That distinction has to go to Nevada center JaVale McGee. He may have only fallen back one spot from No. 15 to No. 16, but five on the nine mocks with changes have him dropping back two or more spots - including CollegeHoops.net which has dropped him nine picks to No. 19 and HoopsWorld.com who has him falling back eight spots after having him slated as the fifth overall pick a week ago.


    May 28, 2008

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    Could Brook Lopez or Jerryd Bayless fall to the
    ninth pick for the Bobcats?

    We've had our Mocking the Draft section up for two days now and already there have been numerous changes in mock drafts around the web. With the 2008 NBA Pre-Draft Camp opening up in Orlando today, nine of the 15 mock drafts we are tracking have made changes to their predictions. Still, there has been little movement among the 14 lottery picks, with O.J. Mayo moving into the No. 4 spot overall and Jerryd Bayless slipping one place to No. 5. There is only one newcomer in the Top 14, where West Virginia's Joe Alexander has taken over the 14th slot and Syracuse's Donte Greene has fallen back two places to No. 16.
    So where has the most movement taken place? Florida's Marreese Speights made the biggest jump in our first round consensus, jumping four spots from 24th up to a tie for 20th with Kansas' Brandon Rush. Speights also made the second-largest individual jump in any mock draft, moving up 44 spots on NBADraft.net after not even being ranked in the first two rounds in their first mock. Texas A&M's DeAndre Jordan made the biggest individual improvement in one mock, taking over the No. 13 spot on HoopsWorld.com after inexplicably being left out of their projections the first go-round.
    HoopsWorld.com also had the most changes to their mock, as they appeared to finally get with the program. In their first mock, Jordan, Kosta Koufos, Chase Budinger, DeVon Hardin, Robin Lopez and Speights were all left out of their first round projections. They are all in now, while Pat Calathes, Tyler Smith, Blake Griffin, Sam Young, James Harden and Kyle Weaver have all dropped into Round 2 or out of their mock.
    On the Bobcats end, UCLA's Kevin Love is still slated at Charlotte's No. 9 slot in our consensus, but two mocks have an interesting take on who might fall to the Bobcats. ESPN's Chad Ford thinks Stanford's Brook Lopez (No. 3 in the consensus) will slip to the ninth spot, while ProBasketballNews.com believes Arizona's Jerryd Bayless (No. 5 in the consensus) will be there when Charlotte picks.
    We'll keep you posted as things continue to change through Pre-Draft Camp.


    May 26, 2008

    The 2008 NBA Draft will take place on June 26 in New York. After falling one spot in the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery, the Bobcats now hold the No. 9 and No. 38 picks in this year's draft.
    There is a lot up in the air this season outside of the top two picks, where Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley are expected to go - although their order is in question as well. After that, it's anyone's guess, with more than a handful of guys projected to go in multiple orders over the course of the next 12 lottery picks. As we saw last season with multiple trades in the first round - including one by the Bobcats - a lot could happen in the next few weeks and bobcats.com is keeping you posted on mock drafts on the Web leading up to the big event.
    The following are the consensus lottery picks of 15 mock drafts from around the Web, followed by the complete first round mock drafts we've come across already. Many of these mock drafts are posted by sites we followed last year, and you'll notice that we've also listed where each mock draft ranking in its accuracy last season (if applicable). Last year, DraftExpress.com and InsideHoops.com were far and away the most accurate mocks on the Web, so it will be interesting to see how close they can come in 2008.
    Make sure to check back often, as we'll be updating these mock drafts and our overall rankings as often as needed heading into the 2008 NBA Draft.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Derrick
    Rose
    Memphis
    6-3
    Freshman
    Video
    Michael
    Beasley
    Kansas St.
    6-9
    Freshman
    Video
    O.J.
    Mayo
    Southern Cal.
    6-5
    Freshman
    Video
    Kevin
    Love
    UCLA
    6-10
    Freshman
    Video
    Brook
    Lopez
    Stanford
    7-0
    Sophomore
    Video
    Eric
    Gordon
    Indiana
    6-4
    Freshman
    Video
    Jerryd
    Bayless
    Arizona
    6-3
    Freshman
    Video
    8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    Russell
    Westbrook
    UCLA
    6-3
    Sophomore
    Video
    Joe
    Alexander
    West Virginia
    6-8
    Junior
    Video
    Danilo
    Gallinari
    Italy
    6-8
    1988 DOB
    D.J.
    Augustin
    Texas
    6-0
    Sophomore
    Video
    Anthony
    Randolph
    LSU
    6-10
    Freshman
    Video
    Brandon
    Rush
    Kansas
    6-6
    Junior
    Video
    DeAndre
    Jordan
    Texas A&M
    7-0
    Freshman
    Video

    2008 bobcats.com
    Consensus -- 06.26
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Kevin Love (+1)
    5.Brook Lopez (+1)
    6.Eric Gordon (+1)
    7.Jerryd Bayless (-3)
    8.Russell Westbrook
    9.Joe Alexander (+1)
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-1)
    11.D.J. Augustin
    12.Anthony Randolph
    13.Brandon Rush (+1)
    14.DeAndre Jordan (-1)
    15.Kosta Koufos (+3)
    16.Donte Greene (-1)
    17.Darrell Arthur (-1)
    18.Robin Lopez
    19.Marreese Speights
    20.Roy Hibbert (+2)
    21.Alexis Ajinca (+3)
    22.Mario Chalmers (-1)
    23.JaVale McGee (-3)
    24.Jason Thompson (-3)
    25.Nicolas Batum (-1)
    26.J.J. Hickson (-1)
    27.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-1)
    28.Courtney Lee
    29.Ryan Anderson
    30.Serge Ibaka
    DraftExpress -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 1
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Brook Lopez
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Danilo Gallinari
    7.Eric Gordon (+3)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Russell Westbrook (-2)
    10.Anthony Randolph (+2)
    11.Jerryd Bayless (-4)
    12.D.J. Augustin (-1)
    13.Donte Greene (+1)
    14.Jason Thompson (+14)
    15.Brandon Rush
    16.Darrell Arthur (+2)
    17.Kosta Koufos (+2)
    18.Robin Lopez (-1)
    19.JaVale McGee (+1)
    20.Roy Hibbert (+3)
    21.DeAndre Jordan (-5)
    22.Courtney Lee
    23.Alexis Ajinca (-10)
    24.J.J. Hickson
    25.Chris Douglas-Roberts
    26.Nicolas Batum (+5)
    27.Mario Chalmers
    28.Marreese Speights (-7)
    29.Nathan Jawai (+2)
    30.Serge Ibaka (+1)
    InsideHoops -- 06.23
    2007 Rank: No. 2
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Brook Lopez (+5)
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Russell Westbrook (+6)
    7.Eric Gordon
    8.Joe Alexander (+7)
    9.Jerryd Bayless (-5)
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-4)
    11.D.J. Augustin
    12.Anthony Randolph (-4)
    13.Brandon Rush (+6)
    14.Donte Green (+3)
    15.Kosta Koufos (+3)
    16.DeAndre Jordan (-6)
    17.Alexis Ajinca (+14)
    18.JaVale McGee (-4)
    19.Darrell Arthur (-6)
    20.Marreese Speights (-4)
    21.J.J. Hickson (+5)
    22.Robin Lopez (-2)
    23.Roy Hibbert
    24.Mario Chalmers (+5)
    25.Courtney Lee (+6)
    26.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-5)
    27.Nicolas Batum (-5)
    28.Ryan Anderson (+3)
    29.D.J. White (+1)
    30.Richard Hendrix (+1)
    ESPN -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 3 (Tied)
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Eric Gordon (+1)
    5.Kevin Love (+4)
    6.Danilo Gallinari
    7.Brook Lopez (+3)
    8.Russell Westbrook (-4)
    9.Anthony Randolph (-2)
    10.Joe Alexander (-2)
    11.Kosta Koufos (+3)
    12.Jerryd Bayless (-5)
    13.D.J. Augustin (-2)
    14.Donte Greene (+11)
    15.Brandon Rush
    16.Darrell Arthur (+2)
    17.Mario Chalmers (-5)
    18.Robin Lopez (-1)
    19.Roy Hibbert
    20.Alexis Ajinca (-7)
    21.J.J. Hickson
    22.Courtney Lee (+8)
    23.DeAndre Jordan (+5)
    24.JaVale McGee (-1)
    25.Marreese Speights (-1)
    26.Nicolas Batum (+5)
    27.Ante Tomic (-1)
    28.Ryan Anderson (+3)
    29.Jason Thompson (-9)
    30.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-3)
    NBC Sports -- 06.24
    2007 Rank: No. 3 (Tied)
    1.Derrick Rose (+1)
    2.Michael Beasley (-1)
    3.Eric Gordon
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Brook Lopez
    6.O.J. Mayo
    7.Anthony Randolph (+2)
    8.DeAndre Jordan (+9)
    9.Darrell Arthur (+1)
    10.Russell Westbrook (-3)
    11.Kevin Love (+2)
    12.Danilo Gallinari
    13.D.J. Augustin (-2)
    14.Donte Greene
    15.Joe Alexander (-7)
    16.Marreese Speights (+15)
    17.Nicolas Batum (-1)
    18.JaVale McGee
    19.Jason Thompson
    20.Ryan Anderson
    21.J.J. Hickson (+10)
    22.Richard Hendrix
    23.Roy Hibbert (+1)
    24.Brandon Rush (-1)
    25.Robin Lopez (-10)
    26.Mario Chalmers (+1)
    27.Bill Walker (-2)
    28.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-2)
    29.Kosta Koufos
    30.Courtney Lee
    RealGM -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 5
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Russell Westbrook
    7.Eric Gordon (+5)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Brook Lopez
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-3)
    11.Kosta Koufos (+7)
    12.D.J. Augustin (-1)
    13.Brandon Rush
    14.Marreese Speights
    15.Donte Greene
    16.Anthony Randolph (-6)
    17.Darrell Arthur (-1)
    18.DeAndre Jordan (+3)
    19.Roy Hibbert (+4)
    20.Mario Chalmers
    21.Robin Lopez (-4)
    22.Chris Douglas-Roberts
    23.Alexis Ajinca (+1)
    24.J.J. Hickson (-5)
    25.JaVale McGee
    26.Nicolas Batum
    27.Jason Thompson (+2)
    28.J.R. Giddens
    29.Bill Walker (-2)
    30.Courtney Lee
    FOX Sports/NBADraft.net -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 6&7
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Russell Westbrook
    5.Jerryd Bayless (+1)
    6.Joe Alexander (+2)
    7.Brook Lopez (+2)
    8.Eric Gordon (-1)
    9.Kevin Love (-4)
    10.Danilo Gallinari
    11.Anthony Randolph
    12.D.J. Augustin
    13.Brandon Rush (+2)
    14.Kosta Koufos
    15.Mario Chalmers (+5)
    16.Marreese Speights
    17.DeAndre Jordan
    18.Roy Hibbert
    19.Darrell Arthur
    20.Mario Chalmers
    21.Robin Lopez (-7)
    22.Donte Greene
    23.Jason Thompson
    24.Nicolas Batum
    25.Chris Douglas-Roberts (+2)
    26.Ryan Anderson (+2)
    27.Alexis Ajinca (-1)
    28.J.J. Hickson (+2)
    29.Nathan Jawai (+2)
    30.Omer Asik (-1)
    Sports Illustrated -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 10 (Tied)
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo (+2)
    4.Brook Lopez (-1)
    5.Kevin Love (+4)
    6.Eric Gordon (+1)
    7.Russell Westbrook (-3)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.D.J. Augustin (+2)
    10.Danilo Gallinari
    11.Anthony Randolph (+1)
    12.Jerryd Bayless (-6)
    13.Alexis Ajinca (+12)
    14.Jason Thompson (+17)
    15.Robin Lopez (+2)
    16.Marreese Speights (+12)
    17.Darrell Arthur (+10)
    18.Brandon Rush (-3)
    19.J.J. Hickson (-1)
    20.Kosta Koufos (-6)
    21.DeAndre Jordan (-5)
    22.Courtney Lee
    23.Serge Ibaka (-2)
    24.Nicolas Batum (-5)
    25.Donte Greene (-12)
    26.D.J. White (+3)
    27.Omer Asik (-1)
    28.JaVale McGee (-8)
    29.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-5)
    30.Roy Hibbert (-7)
    CollegeHoops.net -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: No. 10 (Tied)
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Brook Lopez (+1)
    5.Kevin Love (+4)
    6.Danilo Gallinari (+4)
    7.Russell Westbrook
    8.Joe Alexander (+4)
    9.Eric Gordon (-3)
    10.Jerryd Bayless (-6)
    11.D.J. Augustin
    12.Anthony Randolph (-4)
    13.Robin Lopez (+14)
    14.Kosta Koufos
    15.Brandon Rush
    16.DeAndre Jordan (+2)
    17.Donte Greene
    18.Alexis Ajinca (+8)
    19.JaVale McGee (+6)
    20.Jason Thompson (+1)
    21.Darrell Arthur (-8)
    22.Marreese Speights (-6)
    23.Roy Hibbert
    24.Mario Chalmers (-5)
    25.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-3)
    26.Nicolas Batum (-6)
    27.Ryan Anderson (+3)
    28.J.J. Hickson
    29.Nathan Jawai (+2)
    30.Courtney Lee (+1)
    Pro Basketball News -- 06.25
    2007 Rank: No. 15
    1.Derrick Rose (+1)
    2.Michael Beasley (-1)
    3.O.J. May (+2)
    4.Kevin Love (-1)
    5.Brook Lopez (-1)
    6.Russell Westbrook (+5)
    7.Eric Gordon
    8.Jerryd Bayless (+1)
    9.Anthony Randolph (+1)
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-4)
    11.D.J. Augustin (+1)
    12.Joe Alexander (+2)
    13.Alexis Ajinca (+18)
    14.Brandon Rush (+13)
    15.Chris Douglas-Roberts (+7)
    16.Darrell Arthur (-1)
    17.Robin Lopez (+8)
    18.Marreese Speights (+5)
    19.Kosta Koufos (-2)
    20.Roy Hibbert
    21.Mario Chalmers (+10)
    22.J.J. Hickson (+4)
    23.JaVale McGee (-7)
    24.DeAndre Jordan (-16)
    25.Jason Thompson (-4)
    26.Donte Greene (-13)
    27.Courtney Lee (+4)
    28.Ryan Anderson (+3)
    29.Ante Tomic (+2)
    30.Bill Walker (-2)
    Sporting News/Yahoo -- 06.24
    2007 Rank: No. 16 (Tied)
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. May (+1)
    4.Brook Lopez (+1)
    5.Kevin Love (+6)
    6.Jerryd Bayless (-3)
    7.Eric Gordon (+1)
    8.Joe Alexander (+11)
    9.D.J. Augustin
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-4)
    11.Anthony Randolph (-4)
    12.Russell Westbrook
    13.Brandon Rush (+9)
    14.Jason Thompson (+7)
    15.Robin Lopez (+5)
    16.DeAndre Jordan (-6)
    17.Donte Greene (+1)
    18.Kosta Koufos (+7)
    19.Mario Chalmers (+5)
    20.JaVale McGee (-4)
    21.Marreese Speights (+10)
    22.Courtney Lee (+5)
    23.J.J. Hickson (+5)
    24.Darrell Arthur (-11)
    25.Roy Hibbert (-2)
    26.Ryan Anderson (+5)
    27.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-10)
    28.Serge Ibaka (+3)
    29.D.J. White (+2)
    30.Trent Plaisted (+1)
    College Hoops Update -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Russell Westbrook (+1)
    7.Eric Gordon (+1)
    8.Joe Alexander (+4)
    9.Brook Lopez (-3)
    10.Danilo Gallinari
    11.Anthony Randolph (-2)
    12.D.J. Augustin (-1)
    13.Brandon Rush (+6)
    14.Robin Lopez
    15.DeAndre Jordan (-2)
    16.Darrell Arthur
    17.Kosta Koufos
    18.Mario Chalmers (+4)
    19.Alexis Ajinca (+2)
    20.Roy Hibbert (+10)
    21.Alexis Ajinca
    22.JaVale McGee (-2)
    23.Donte Greene (-8)
    24.Marreese Speights (-6)
    25.J.J. Hickson (-1)
    26.Nicolas Batum (-3)
    27.Ante Tomic (+4)
    28.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-3)
    29.Bill Walker (-2)
    30.Courtney Lee (+1)
    HoopsWorld.com -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.O.J. Mayo (+1)
    3.Michael Beasley (-1)
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Kevin Love (+5)
    6.Russell Westbrook (+1)
    7.D.J. Augustin (+5)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Brook Lopez
    10.Danilo Gallinari (-4)
    11.Eric Gordon (-6)
    12.Anthony Randolph (+3)
    13.DeAndre Jordan (+12)
    14.Jason Thompson (+17)
    15.Brandon Rush (-4)
    16.Marreese Speights
    17.Robin Lopez (-3)
    18.Donte Greene (+1)
    19.Alexis Ajinca (-2)
    20.Darrell Arthur
    21.Kosta Koufos (-8)
    22.Courtney Lee
    23.Roy Hibbert
    24.J.J. Hickson (+4)
    25.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-4)
    26.Nicolas Batum (+5)
    27.Ante Tomic (+4)
    28.JaVale McGee (-1)
    29.Bill Walker (+2)
    30.Mario Chalmers (-12)
    MyNBADraft.com -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Derrick Rose (+1)
    2.Michael Beasley (-1)
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Brook Lopez (+5)
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Danilo Gallinari
    7.Russell Westbrook (-3)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Jerryd Bayless
    10.D.J. Augustin (+1)
    11.Kosta Koufos (+8)
    12.Eric Gordon (-2)
    13.Alexis Ajinca
    14.Donte Greene
    15.Brandon Rush
    16.DeAndre Jordan
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    23.JaVale McGee (+1)
    24.Mario Chalmers (+7)
    25.Marreese Speights (-5)
    26.Nicolas Batum (+1)
    27.Chris Douglas-Roberts (+1)
    28.Jason Thompson (-3)
    29.Nathan Jawai (+2)
    30.Ante Tomic (+1)
    NBAMock.com -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Eric Gordon
    7.Russell Westbrook (+5)
    8.Brook Lopez (-1)
    9.Danilo Gallinari
    10.Joe Alexander
    11.Anthony Randolph (-3)
    12.D.J. Augustin (-1)
    13.Nicolas Batum
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    16.JaVale McGee (+1)
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    24.Donte Greene (-8)
    25.Darrell Arthur (-8)
    26.Jason Thompson
    27.Alexis Ajinca
    28.Serge Ibaka
    29.DeVon Hardin
    30.J.J. Hickson
    Ridiculous Upside -- 06.25
    2007 Rank: NA
    1.Derrick Rose (+1)
    2.Michael Beasley (-1)
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Eric Gordon (+3)
    5.Kevin Love (+4)
    6.Russell Westbrook (+7)
    7.Jerryd Bayless (-3)
    8.Anthony Randolph
    9.Joe Alexander (+6)
    10.Brook Lopez (-5)
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    13.Brandon Rush (+8)
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    17.Chris Douglas-Roberts (+2)
    18.Roy Hibbert (+10)
    19.Courtney Lee (+6)
    20.Mario Chalmers (+4)
    21.Donte Greene (-4)
    22.Kosta Koufos (-2)
    23.Jason Thompson (-1)
    24.Robin Lopez (-1)
    25.Nicolas Batum (+1)
    26.JaVale McGee (-12)
    27.Ryan Anderson (+4)
    28.Bill Walker (+3)
    29.Alexis Ajinca (+2)
    30.J.J. Hickson (+1)
    Pro Basketball News 2 -- 06.25
    2007 Rank: NA
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    2.Michael Beasley
    3.Brook Lopez
    4.Jerryd Bayless
    5.Eric Gordon
    6.O.J. Mayo
    7.Russell Westbrook
    8.Joe Alexander (+16)
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    18.Marreese Speights
    19.Darrell Arthur (-6)
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    23.JaVale McGee (-8)
    24.Nicolas Batum (+7)
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    26.Davon Jefferson
    27.Courtney Lee
    28.Chris Douglas-Roberts
    29.Jason Thompson
    30.Trent Plaisted
    The Hoops Report -- 06.26
    2007 Rank: NA
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    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Eric Gordon (+3)
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Jerryd Bayless (-3)
    7.Brook Lopez (+4)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Russell Westbrook
    10.Danilo Gallinari
    11.Anthony Randolph (+2)
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    13.Alexis Ajinca (+3)
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    15.Donte Greene (+10)
    16.DeAndre Jordan (-4)
    17.Kosta Koufos (+4)
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    19.JaVale McGee
    20.Roy Hibbert (+3)
    21.Robin Lopez (-4)
    22.Brandon Rush
    23.Jason Thompson (-9)
    24.J.J. Hickson
    25.Chris Douglas-Roberts (+3)
    26.Nicolas Batum (+5)
    27.Mario Chalmers (-7)
    28.Courtney Lee (-1)
    29.Bill Walker (+2)
    30.Ante Tomic (-1)
    Matt Rochinski -- 06.26
    bobcats.com
    1.Derrick Rose
    2.Michael Beasley
    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Eric Gordon (+3)
    5.Kevin Love
    6.Danillo Gallinari (+4)
    7.Brook Lopez (+2)
    8.Joe Alexander
    9.Russell Westbrook
    10.Jerryd Bayless (-4)
    11.Anthony Randolph (+1)
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    13.Brandon Rush
    14.Donte Greene
    15.Darrell Arthur
    16.DeAndre Jordan
    17.Mario Chalmers (+3)
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    19.Kosta Koufos
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    22.Jason Thompson
    23.Chris Douglas-Roberts (-6)
    24.Alexis Ajinca
    25.J.J. Hickson
    26.JaVale McGee
    27.Nicolas Batum
    28.Ryan Anderson
    29.Richard Hendrix
    30.Ante Tomic (+1)
    Malinda Murray -- 06.25
    bobcats.com
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    3.O.J. Mayo
    4.Brook Lopez
    5.Eric Gordon
    6.Russell Westbrook
    7.Jerryd Bayless
    8.Joe Alexander
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    24.JaVale McGee
    25.Nicolas Batum
    26.Jason Thompson
    27.Chris Douglas-Roberts
    28.Courtney Lee
    29.D. J. White
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    TV Play-By-Play Announcer
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    Bobcats Fan
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    7.Eric Gordon
    8.Joe Alexander
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    28.Omer Asik
    29.Chris Douglas-Roberts
    30.Courtney Lee


    Zack:
    Thanks Guys this is awsome!!!!!!

    felton8:
    Anthony Randolph would probably be the one I'd most like to see them get if he's still there. In the second round the bobcats should get the point guard from Davidson.

    reggie:
    please FOR THE LOVE OF BASKETBALL, dont draft kevin love. we DESPREATELY NEED a DOMINANT force in the middle and not another UNATHLETIC forward.

    coordinator0:
    I'd take DeAndre Jordan or Anthony Randolph. With Brown as Head coach he'll focus on defense and Jordan could be a dominant defensive force in the paint. Randolph could be a offensive force if we go that route.

    truthbtold21:
    I would like to see us either pick up randolph, or jordan, both would fit what this team does, and i agree with reggie dont pick kevin love, thats like drafting sean may all over again.(nothing against may)

    bobcat fan:
    draft AUGUSTIN you have to felton needs a solid backup it wont be a pick you regret he will turn out to be a solid 6 th man maybe even starter draft AUGUSTIN

    AaronV.NC:
    WE need "DeAndre Jordan," man come on he is 7 foot. We need a center. Okafor hasn't proven himself.

    Kasoy:
    I think a Center or at a Point Guard position must the Bobcats pick....Hmmm in # 9 & 38 position... I'm hoping that this team will now compete in this next season playoffs... God Bless Charlotte Bobcats!!!

    BustaCat:
    Love would be a very nice addition, he's way more than just a slow big and "that point guard from Davidson", if you're referring to Stephen Curry, went back to school.

    Fryrice10:
    I agree with reggie DONT DRAFT LOVE get the best PF/C available or trade it away for a young vet like last year.

    OnceNTexas:
    I say the Bobcats need to go with a big man for down low presance, and who better than Kevin Love. Between him and Randolph he has better stats, key is his 50lb more than Randoplh so will his speed be slower. Either way we need a center to back up Oakafor, and get more boards this year.

    birdy:
    nathan jawai for number 1 pick. GO AUSSIE

    ravage:
    we need to get oj mayo!!!!!

    AHart:
    Thank God we have voices like Reggie's. Please, please do not draft Kevin Love. He is not (at all!) what we need. I like Anthony Randolph, but, honestly, trade the pick!

    William:
    I personally agree with what Reggie and Felton8 said, Bobcats don't need another unathletic forward as they already have Sean May. Me, as well... would like to see Anthony Randolph to get drafted by the Bobcats, he keep reminding me of Chris Bosh.

    A_Novabobcat:
    I hope that we pick up Sean Singletary in the second, he will be a sleeper pick. If you guys haven't seen the Predraft camp Singletary definitely improved from last years, even the announcers admitted it...as for the 1st round...man that's tough, we should try to trade up...I would LOVE for Brooke Lopez to slip to us, otherwise I have no clue who to choose.

    Landon:
    I trust Felton at the point, his work ethic is outstanding and he keeps a low profile off the court...Id like to see a dominate force down low to help out Emeka Okafor or even a trade out of the first round to pick up one of the dozen stars heading to free agency this year.....such as Antawn Jamison, Allen Iverson, Elton Brand, Corey Meggette,or Jermaine Oneal. But I do understand the salary cap is not as large as it was last year at this time.

    Elton Morris:
    It would be nice if Brook Lopez fell to us. but that probably won't happen.

    iceman:
    I think the bobcats should draft Darrel Arther to compliment Okafor in the post. He is a good defender and more versatile than Okafor. His versatility would allow him to guard the more mobile 3pt shooting PF in the NBA.

    TonyBelk:
    Anthony Randolph or DeAndre Jordan!!! Kevin Love Stinks

    Ross:
    I think the bobcats should draft Kevin Love. They need a man that will crash the boards and yet still shoot.

    MattA1c:
    DO NOT DRAFT KEVIN LOVE!!! He isnt NBA ready, and I dont know how he would match up against players who have been in the league with some experience. He kind of reminds me of robert swift from Sea.

    t610ji88:
    Bobcats need a center. There are lot sof choices like DeAndre Jordan, Kosta Koufos, JaVale McGee (son of a WNBA star), Roy Hibbert (senior) or if lucky enough you can get Brook Lopez or Kevin Love. By the way, is Kevin Love really unathletic? He can be a center but he's undersized. I thinkyou don't need Anthony Randolph but he's got the height...really

    reeon12:
    Brandon rush should go higher in the draft seeing how he won it all

    bobcatssuperfan:
    PLEASE draft randolph if he's there! he's got all-star all over him, after a couple years in an nba weight room.

    UNCballer:
    Draft kevin love. Or a better option is to trade the pick for Charlie Villanueva and sign a free agent PG like chris duhon

    BR2850:
    These year is an easy choice. Choose Anthony Randolph or Jerryd Bayless.

    Sam:
    Anthony Randolph is the man for the Bobcats!! If we don't get him, at least don't get Kevin Love please don't!

    Ross:
    I think hte bobcats need to either sign or trade up for some veteran leadership such as Chauncey Billups of Detriot after hearing that they need some big changes needed.

    lakers/bobcats:
    Draft D.J. Augustin

    kt89:
    definetly go with kevin love he is the best for your team he will the superstar on your team for years to come

    SPIDA:
    Yo man draft a big man. For real. Thank God we got Larry Brown. Good job Jordan.

    Albezy:
    I think if you want Jarred Bayless or Brook Lopez then you should make a trade that includes Emeka Okafor because he's really been a bust for you guys since he came in trade him to at least the 5th pick with the Memphis grizzlies I mean look how easily they gave up Pau Gasol MJ just trade your pick and Emeka for there pick and Mike Miller or something.

    fan:
    hey BustaCat he's talking about Jason Richards not Curry and Richards was a sr. who led the league in assists. Draft Darrell Arthur he's a do everything forward with an Amare Stoudemire skillset and Emeka is a center anyway

    Jayhawks:
    Bobcats should go Lopez if he falls that far if not go arthur or a pg. Felton wont cut it. I say draft Arthur because he is the best scoring postplayer in the draft and trade back in the draft l8 in the 1st round. im sure sum1 will take morrison 4 a late pick Then draft Mario Chalmers to go with arthur and your set

    Alex:
    i think the bobcats need to go after anthony randolph, deandre jordan, russel westbrook, or brook lopez, and if jerryd bayless falls to the 9 then get him. Randolph, Jordan, and Lopez would help with the size which the bobcats are lacking. Westbrook would be a great backup for raymond felton, so would Jerryd Bayless. DO NOT draft Kevin Love because he is not an athletic player, and the bobcats are all athletic. In the second round look for wayne ellington IF he stays in the draft, but lets all hope he goes back to UNC

    Reggie:
    hey, why dont we trade our pick and sean may/adam morrison (neither has proven themselfs) to the pacers for jermaine o'neal. that would give us a dominate force inside and a dominate defensive player

    bighoppe:
    We need to make some trdes in the offseason and fast. we have guys on are team that can be trade bate.

    HiHeat01:
    Bring in LEEMIRE GOLDWIRE. Lee is an unselfish warrior who NEVER stops battling for his team and teammates. I've never seen a player work as hard as him. As a local guy with the Charlotte 49ers, they would have been lost without him. He can shoot with anyone and anywhere...ANYTIME. He's quick enough and plays tough D to be a great compliment to Felton at the point. Did I mention that he is LETHAL from deep. DRAFT LEEMIRE GOLDWIRE!!!!

    Jubal:
    Trade down and pick up Serge Ibaka or Nico Batum.

    J-Rich=Beast:
    This looks good... PG-Felton, SG-Richardson, SF-Wallace, PF-Okafor, C-DeAndre Jordan... Then use our 2nd-round pick on Sean Singletary

    MySoulWearsOrange:
    The Bobcats do NOT need a center. If we draft a center then we will have to put Okafor at the 4. We all saw last year how he handles that. He can be a dominate force inside if that's exclusively his job, but he is not quick enough to guard the perimeter. Either draft Anthony Randolph or Russel Westbrook. They are ideal choices, exactly to what we need. I beg you, for every Bobcats fan, either trade the pick or take Randolph or Westbrook. Do NOT take Kevin Love- we have one, and his name's sean may.

    fred:
    NO GETTING LOPEZ OR LOVE WOULD BE LIKE TAKING SAM BOUIE ALL OVER AGAIN. GET DEANDRE JORDAN OR TRADE FOR JERMAINE ONEAL OR KENDRICK PERKINS!!!


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