Sunday, May 22, 2005

1. Atlanta Andrew Bogut- C Utah
Atlanta is stocked already with swingmen, a cornerstone center or point guard is needed. Bogut is the choice.
2. New Orleans Marvin Williams - F North Carolina
For a team with so many holes, Williams is the inpact player with the most upside that they need.
3. Charlotte Chris Paul- PG Wake Forest
Would love M.Williams to fall but another local product would do just fine. Will backup Knight for about the first week of the preseason.
4. Utah Deron Williams- PG Illinois
Starts right away for the Jazz. Boozer, Kirelinko, Harpring couldnt be any happier with a legit PG.
5. Portland Gerald Green- SG High School
Normally they would take the player with the sketchiest character. For the second year in a row, Portland takes a HS player with thier first pick. Already a better prospect than the 2 russians they selected last year as well.
6. Milwaukee Martynas Andriuskevicius - C Lithuania
With TJ ford coming back, PG is not as much as a focus right now. They need a lot of help, a 7-3 big is not a bad place to start.
7. Toronto Fran Vasquez- C Spain
Assuming Donyell is back, Vasquez is the choice. He can step in right away at the PF position. Last years number one pick Rafael Arujo will start at center.
8. New York Chris Taft- C Pittsburgh
We all know how much Isiah loves PF, he simply cannot resist Taft here even with Sweeney waiting.
9. Golden State Charlie Villanueva- PF Connecticut
Team is ready for breakout year. Can afford to take a chance on Villanueva who is one of the most versatile players in the draft.
10. LA Lakers Raymond Felton- PG North Carolina
Absolutely have to go with a PG here. Chucky Atkins is the only legit PG on the roster. Kobe approved pick.
11. Orlando Antoine Wright-SG Texas A&M
After a strong draft last year, SG is priority now. Wright is big, athletic and should make an impact right away. Nice combo with Howard
12. LA Clippers Channing Frye- C Arizona
The pieces are coming together for the Clips. Channing may start or backup Kaman/Brand.
13. Charlotte Martell Webster- SF High School
Nice acquisition by Charlotte here. After getting Chris Paul, they take a gameble with the exciting Webster.Hopefully not another Deshawn Stevenson.
14. Minnesota Tiago Splitter- C Brazil
Finally back in the draft picture and they decide to go foreign with the pick to beef up the fronfcourt.
15. New Jersey Johan Petro- C Spain
Need a big desperately, may look to trade this pick. If they keep it its Petro.
16. Toronto Danny Granger- F New Mexico
Thrilled to see him slip, Toronto grabs a well rounded NBA ready player.
17. Indiana Hakim Warrick- SF Syracuse
Bird and his staff are not afraid of taking a HS stud, instead take Hakim Warrick to add some athleticisim to the Pacers.
18. Boston Monta Ellis- PG High School
Ainge has been a fixture at Ellis' games down in Missisippi. Rumored promise to Ellis here if hes still on the board.
19. Memphis Jarrett Jack- PG Georgeia Tech
With Jason Williams and Earl Watson likely gone, Jerry West has to go PG with the tough Jack.
20. Denver Joey Graham- SF Oklahoma State
Looking for a swingman type, Graham fits the bill here. Solid defensively which this team needs.
21. Phoenix Rashad McCants- SG North Carolina
Need bench help, gamble here on HS player a possibility. McCants is the choice, Joe Johnson insurance.
22. Denver Rudy Fernandez- SG Spain
Buyout issues, but has skills, can afford to be stashed in Europe for a year.
23. Sacramento Francisco Garcia- SF Louisville
Need help right away. Petrie will make the best of this spot and grab Francisco Garcia to help spread the floor.
24. Houston Roko Leni Ukic- PG KK Split
PG remains a need but nothing at this spot jumps out. Take a chance on Leni-Ukic for help.
25. Seattle Kennedy Winston- SG Alabama
The Ray Allen situation is the key here. If he goes the Sonics can forget about the season. Went with HS stiff Swift last year, now the pick is Winston.
26. Detroit Andray Blatche-C High School
Can afford to gamble, take Blatche.
27. Utah Sean May-PF North Carolina
The nightmare ends for May here. After seeing 3 of his teammates selected he goes to a team that could use him.Last years number one pick, Humphries destined to be trade fodder.
28. San Antonio Wayne Simien- PF Kansas
Love to go international, not this time. Simien replaces the ageless Horry at PF.
29.Miami Andrew Bynum- C High School
Turns out to just slide into the first round. Lot of upside no need to rush him.
30. New York Julius Hodge-SF North Carolina State
This ultra thin swingman will contribute. Solid pick at number thirty

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