2014 NBA Mock Drafts (6/9): Where PJ Hairston, Thanasis Antetokounmpo Fall
It's deep into the team workout portion of the NBA Draft slate, and NBA D-League prospects PJ Hairston and Thanasis Antetokounmpo have been busy. Hairston recently completed a stretch of five workouts in 10 days, while Antetokounmpo made a special stop on his workout grind: his brother's stomping grounds in Milwaukee.
Both of their stocks seem to have held steady during the process, cementing their status as strong bets to fall in the first and second rounds, respectively. Here's a survey of mock drafts from around the web:
"The Bulls badly need a scorer, and Hairston averaged 21.8 points in 26 games in the D-League. Scouts are divided on the significance of D-League numbers, though, and Hairston's history -- he left North Carolina early last season after an NCAA investigation into improper use of rental cars -- is a concern. But imagine what Tom Thibodeau could do with a player with Hairston's size and skills if he is willing to buy in."
"Character concerns are the only reason why Hairston falls this far. He'd give the Rockets another shooter."
"Long, athletic, and could make for a great future defender, despite what went down at North Carolina. (Previous: 25)"
"Giannis' brother gives Thibodeau insane length to work with if he secures a roster spot. (Previous: 41)"
"The Hornets lack a true go-to shooter on the outside. P.J. Hairston shot 39.6 percent from beyond the arc with the Texas Legends in 2013-14 and can compete with Chris Douglas-Roberts for a starting position. Hairston got a chance to polish his game against seasoned players in the D-League and will be more NBA-ready than many roundball fans realize."