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Consensus Mock Draft: Towns, Okafor seem locked in

POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 2:14 AM ET
UPDATED: Jun 25, 2015 7:26 PM ET

Drew Packham, NBA.com

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The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2015 NBA Draft could play out.

A few things of note in our last look at the mock drafts before Thursday's Draft:

- Since our last look, Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns has cemented his status as a unanimous consensus No. 1 pick, with Jahlil Okafor as the likely No. 2 pick.

- One player making a late push up the rankings is Mario Hezonja. The 6-foot-8 swingman out of Croatia who played for Barcelona in Spain, had been all over the board previously, but now shows up as high as No. 4 (Draft Express) and three times at No. 5. He appears most at No. 7, though, so don't expect him to fall past the Nuggets at that slot.

- Justise Winslow is making a late push up the boards. He's going as high as No. 4 to the Knicks in two mocks (USA Today and ESPN.com) and no lower than No. 7.

- Pundits still can't figure out what to do with Kentucky's Willie-Cauley-Stein. He appears as high as No. 5 (Net Scouts) but is showing up lower and lower, falling as low ast No. 13 to the Suns. Someone late in the lottery might be really happy seeing Cauley-Stein on the board there.

- Wisconsin's Sam Dekker makes a late appearance on the consensus, thanks to a high spot on Chad Ford's mock (No. 8) and what seems to be some interest from the Heat at No. 10. Dekker appears in that spot most often (four times), so don't be surprised if he's bound for Miami after Thursday.

- In our first look, the prognosticators had Murray State point guard Cameron Payne penciled in at No. 14 to the Thunder. In our last look pundits had him climbing, but he's settled again at No. 14 to the Thunder. With OKC dealing away Jeremy Lamb on Wednesday, they may be looking for another guard, and the 20-year-old PG could fit the bill.

- Eight players appear in the lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Towns, Okafor, D'Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Hezonja, Winslow and Cauley-Stein.

MOST COMMON PICKS
  • 1. WOLVES: Karl-Anthony Towns (12)
  • 2. LAKERS: Jahlil Okafor (11)
  • 3. SIXERS: D'Angelo Russell (8)
  • 4. KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis (4)
  • 5. MAGIC: Justise Winslow (5)
  • 6. KINGS: Emmanuel Mudiay (7)
  • 7. NUGGETS: Mario Hezonja (6)
  • 8. PISTONS: Stanley Johnson (7)
  • 9. HORNETS: Devin Booker (6)
  • 10. HEAT: Sam Dekker (4)
  • 11. PACERS: Cameron Payne (4)
  • 12. JAZZ: Myles Turner (4)
  • 13. SUNS: Booker, Oubre (3)
  • 14. THUNDER: Cameron Payne (7)

Most common: Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Karl-Anthony Towns is projected to go first in 12 of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14: To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for the first overall pick, 13 for the second, continuing to 1 for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection.

#1 - Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Kentucky
  • Position: C
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 1 (12)
#2 - Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor
  • Duke
  • Position: C
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 2 (11)
#3 - D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell
  • Ohio State
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 3 (8)
#4 - Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
  • Baloncesta Sevilla
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 4 (4)
#5 - Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow
  • Duke
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-7
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 5 (5)
#6 - Emmanuel Mudiay
Emmanuel Mudiay
  • Guangdong (China)
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 6 (7)
#7 - Mario Hezonja
Mario Hezonja
  • FC Barcelona
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-8
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 7 (6)
#8 - Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson
  • Arizona
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-7
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 8 (7)
#9 - Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein
  • Kentucky
  • Position: C
  • Height: 7-1
  • Status: Junior
  • Most common: 11 (4)
#10 - Devin Booker
Devin Booker
  • Kentucky
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-6
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 9 (6)
#11 - Myles Turner
Myles Turner
  • Texas
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 12 (4)
#12 - Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky
  • Wisconsin
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-1
  • Status: Senior
  • Most common: 10,11,12,13 (2)
#13 - Sam Dekker
Samuel Dekker
  • Wisconsin
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-9
  • Status: Junior
  • Most common: 10 (4)
#14 - Cameron Payne
Cameron Payne
  • Murray State
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-2
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 14 (7)

Projections from the Web

  • NBA.com
    06.19
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 5. Justise Winslow
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 9. Stanley Johnson
  • 10. Myles Turner
  • 11. Cameron Payne
  • 12. Trey Lyles
  • 13. Devin Booker
  • 14. Kelly Oubre
  • Draft Express
    06.24
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Mario Hezonja
  • 5. Justise Winslow
  • 6. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 7. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Frank Kaminsky
  • 10. Devin Booker
  • 11. Trey Lyles
  • 12. Myles Turner
  • 13. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • ESPN.com
    06.19
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 4. D'Angelo Russell
  • 5. Mario Hezonja
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Justise Winslow
  • 8. Sam Dekker
  • 9. Devin Booker
  • 10. Stanley Johnson
  • 11. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 12. Myles Turner
  • 13. Frank Kaminzky
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • SI.com
    06.23
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 5. Justise Winslow
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Devin Booker
  • 9. Myles Turner
  • 10. Sam Dekker
  • 11. Cameron Payne
  • 12. R.J. Hunter
  • 13. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 14. Frank Kaminsky
  • Sporting News
    06.22
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 4. D'Angelo Russell
  • 5. Mario Hezonja
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Justise Winslow
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Devin Booker
  • 10. Sam Dekker
  • 11. Frank Kaminsky
  • 12. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 13. Kelly Oubre
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • Sheridan Hoops
    06.24
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. D'Angelo Russell
  • 3. Jahlil Okafor
  • 4. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 5. Mario Hezonja
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Justise Winslow
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Devin Booker
  • 10. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 11. Cameron Payne
  • 12. Myles Turner
  • 13. Frank Kaminsky
  • 14. Trey Lyles
  • NBADraft.net
    06.18
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 5. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 6. Justise Winslow
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Trey Lyles
  • 10. Myles Turner
  • 11. Cameron Payne
  • 12. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 13. Bobby Portis
  • 14. Devin Booker
  • USA TODAY
    06.22
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Justise Winslow
  • 5. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Devin Booker
  • 10. Myles Turner
  • 11. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 12. Frank Kaminsky
  • 13. Kelly Oubre
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • NetScouts
    05.20
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 5. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 6. Justise Winslow
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 9. Stanley Johnson
  • 10. Frank Kaminsky
  • 11. Trey Lyles
  • 12. Sam Dekker
  • 13. Jerian Grant
  • 14. Myles Turner
  • Bleacher Report
    06.22
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 5. Justise Winslow
  • 6. Mario Hezonja
  • 7. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 10. Sam Dekker
  • 11. Myles Turner
  • 12. Frank Kaminsky
  • 13. Devin Booker
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • ESPN (2)
    06.24
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. D'Angelo Russell
  • 4. Justise Winslow
  • 5. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 6. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 7. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 8. Mario Hezonja
  • 9. Devin Booker
  • 10. Sam Dekker
  • 11. Frank Kaminsky
  • 12. Stanley Johnson
  • 13. Kelly Oubre
  • 14. Cameron Payne
  • CBS Sports
    06.24
  • 1. Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 2. Jahlil Okafor
  • 3. Kristaps Porzingis
  • 4. D'Angelo Russell
  • 5. Justise Winslow
  • 6. Emmanuel Mudiay
  • 7. Mario Hezonja
  • 8. Stanley Johnson
  • 9. Frank Kaminsky
  • 10. Kelly Oubre
  • 11. Willie Cauley-Stein
  • 12. Myles Turner
  • 13. Devin Booker
  • 14. Cameron Payne

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly as the Consensus will be updated periodically.

NBA.com: Scott Howard-Cooper
DraftExpress.com: Jonathan Givony
ESPN Insider: Chad Ford
SI.com: Chris Mannix
Sporting News: Sean Deveney
Sheridan Hoops: Joe Kotoch
USA Today: Derek Bodner
Net Scouts: Carl Berman
Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman
ESPN Insider (2): Jeff Goodman
CBS Sports: Zach Harper

Update 6/19/15: The mock draft from Fox Sports (Yardbarker) was replaced by a second from ESPN.com and Bleacher Report's was replaced by one from a different author.