Thursday, June 26, 2008

Round 2
31. Minny- Semih Erden
He has the physical tools to be successful in the paint, but he is a bit raw in his post moves. However, he would be a nice fit alongside Jefferson.

32. Seattle- Mario Chalmers
Chalmers is another option at point guard who could help fill that void.

33. Portland- Ryan Anderson
Anderson is from the West coast, and the Blazers like him off the bench.

34. Minny- DeVon Hardin
Minny takes an athletic gem in Hardin, who could pan out as a huge steal in the second round. He has as much upside as some of the first rounders. The only factor preventing him is age.

35. LA Clips- Richard Hendrix
Hendrix is a fundamental player who could replace Brand if he is not back with the Clips or is not in full strength.

36. Portland- Omer Asik
The Blazers stash this big man overseas because of his long term contract. He is another talented big man with solid athleticism.

37. Milwaukee- Bill Walker
The Bucks continue to fill the small forward void even after Jefferson. With Simmons gone, Walker can replace his production.

38. Charlotte- Serge Ibaka
The Bobcats select this athletic monster in the second round with the hopes of bringing him over after his contract is completed.

39. Chicago- Nathan Jawai
Chicago goes for interior strength with Jawai. He is a beast inside who can dominate on the glass.

40. New Jersey- Gary Forbes
The Nets fill the void left by Jefferson. Forbes is a nice option who can attack the basket virtually at will.

41. Indiana- Joey Dorsey
Dorsey is a force on the boards and the Pacers could use his defensive presence to complement Daniels.

42. Sacramento- Jamont Gordon
The Kings select a guy who can man the point, but has a complete offensive game overall. He can hit shots from the midrange and attack the basket.

43. Sacramento- Malik Hairston
Malik is a complete offensive package who can fill up the scoring sheet. He has improved his all around game and thereby possesses considerable upside.

44. Utah- Ante Tomic
Tomic is a huge finesse player, who is a bit thin. But, with some bulk, he could be a nice project 7 footer.

45. San Antonio- Nikola Pekovic
He is a first round talent, but he held out with his European contract. It is unlikely that he will come to the NBA soon. Pekovic is extremely talented though.

46. Seattle- James Mays
Mays is an athletic post player who can defend inside or use his athleticism to maneuver around the basket.

47. Washington- George Hill
Hill is an excellent player who can play the point guard position. He could be the biggest steal in this draft. Hill can attack the basket with reckless abandon. Also, he can fill it up from the perimeter. He is one of the most complete players available in the second round.

48. Phoenix- JR Giddens
Giddens is an athletic wing who can fill it up from the outside, but is tremendous at attacking the basket. Moreover, he is an above average rebounding wing.

49. Golden St.- Sonny Weems
Weems is an athletic beast who is a good perimeter defender and a solid, albeit streaky shooter. He would be great in a transition offense.

50. Seattle- Mantas Kalnietis
This is a pick that Seattle could send overseas. Mantas is a big guard who could come over after a few seasons in Europe.

51. Dallas- Will Daniels
Daniels is a legitamite NBA small forward that can hit shots from the outside, or post up in the paint.

52. Miami- James Gist
Gist is a dominant shot blocker that uses his length to overwhelm big men in the post.

53. Utah- Richard Roby
Roby is a pretty complete player that can score in streaks from the perimeter. He emerged in the Big 12 tournament, but has been inconsistent during his career at Colorado. The Jazz would pick Roby based on his potential to fill it up from the perimeter.

54. Houston- David Padgett
Padgett is an excellent passing big man who helps his team in virtually every category. The Rockets could use him to complement Yao Ming. He could give Yao a lot of additional looks. Not only that, he is a decent wing shooter, despite his limited elevation.

55. Portland- Joe Crawford
Crawford impressed in the predraft camp with his ability to score against some of the top talents in the second round. Despite being undersized, he may attain a roster spot in Portland.

56. Seattle- Sean Singletary
Singletary fills a point guard void in Seattle and is a complete package at point guard. He is a bit undersized, but has the work ethic to make up for it.

57. San Antonio- Anton Ponkrashov
He is a streaky perimeter shooter who is crafty attacking the hoop. The dilemna is whether or not his handle and speed will translate against NBA defenders. The Spurs could stash him overseas.

58. LA Lakers- Bryce Taylor
Bryce has is a nice perimeter shooter who can do a little bit of everything. He is athletic on the dribble drive and he can pass. The Lakers could use him off the bench.

59. Detroit- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Mbah a Moute is one of the best perimeter defenders in the draft, and the Pistons would covet him this late in the draft.

60. Boston- Trent Plaisted
Plaisted is a steal this late in the draft. He is an athetic 7 footer with explosiveness at his size.

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