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Participating in a forum mock: How am I doing?


I'm participating in a forum mock draft/offseason on another forum and we are just finishing up the draft portion of the event and ready to move onto the free agency portion. Below you will find a list of the draft and the moves I plan to make when the free agency period picks up.

Draft so far

ROUND 1

  1. Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke
  2. Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona
  3. Enes Kanter, PF, Turkey
  4. Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky
  5. Kemba Walker, PG, Uconn
  6. Bismack Biyombo, C, Congo
  7. Jonas Valanciunas, C, Lithuania
  8. Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State
  9. Jan Vesely, SF, Czech Republic
  10. Klay Thompson, SG, Washington State
  11. Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas
  12. Alec Burks, SG, Colorado
  13. Donatas Motiejunas, PF, Lithuania
  14. Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State
  15. Marcus Morris, SF, Kansas
  16. Davis Bertans, SF, Latvia
  17. Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU
  18. Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State
  19. Markieff Morris, PF, Kansas
  20. Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas
  21. Lucas Nogueira, C, International
  22. Darius Morrs, PG, Michigan
  23. Marshon Brooks, SG, Providence
  24. Josh Selby PG, Kansas
  25. Nikola Vucevic, C, USC
  26. Justin Harper, PF, Richmond
  27. Jeremy Tyler, C, Int.
  28. Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia
  29. JuJuan Johnson PF, Purdue
  30. Jordan Williams, C, Maryland

ROUND 2

  1. Shelvin Mack, PG/SG, Butler
  2. Tobias Harris, SF, Tennessee
  3. Reggie Jackson, PG, Boston College
  4. Charles Jenkins, PG/SG, Hofstra
  5. Nolan Smith, PG/SG, Duke
  6. Noris Cole, PG, Cleveland State

Moves of note:

I traded the last pick in the draft along with Hassan Whiteside for the #36 pick so that I could take both guards.

Danny Granger was traded along with a 2nd round pick for Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger

Andre Iguodala was traded by Philly for Tyler Hanborough, Paul George, #15 and a top 5 protected 2012 1st rounder.

I tried my darndest to pick up Iggy or Granger but the guys controlling the Sixers and Pacers didn't want anything to do with the #7, Casspi or JT.

I have now shifted my focus on the wing to free agency where I will try hard for Shane Battier who I feel would be a very strong addition to this young team with his veteran leadership, his defense and his ability to hit the corner 3. In-house, I expect to match any offers Thornton receives and a 4 year deal for Dally-bear around 8 or 9 million each should allow Jonas time to improve and come over to America.

The draft scenario that unfolded leading up to my pick at #7 is my worst nightmare. Both of the guards were gone, Biyombo was gone and Kanter of course was gone as well. I contemplated both Vesely and Leonard in the place of Valanciunas, but I don't feel a defensive specialist (Leonard) without any other great NBA traits belongs in the #7 spot and I felt Vesely creates redundancy as more of a rotational-type wing than an impact player. And Valanciunas provides a nice foil for Cousins, someone who can provide energy down low, an athlete, a pick and roll/alley oop threat and a guy who will provide a lot on tip-ins. With the plan to re-sign Dally, coupled with Cousins and JT already in the fold, the Kings can afford to have Jonas sit out the 2011-12 season if he decides to do so and still come away with a wild card who could become an impact player in the NBA in the future.

So how am I doing? Any suggestions?

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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