NBA Mock Draft: Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks

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Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) watch a shot during the second half of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship semi-final game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

6. Sacramento Kings

67. According to ESPN’s Ryen Russillo, DeMarcus Cousins wants the Kings to draft the center out of Kentucky. I won’t say that what “Boogie” wants, “Boogie” gets. However, I think the Kings would love to have a frontcourt that has a great offensive weapon (Cousins) and a lane clogger on defense (Cauley-Stein).. Center. Kentucky. Willie Cauley-Stein. 6. player

7. Denver Nuggets

73. Here is where I’d be afraid if I am the owner of a franchise. The experts mostly love the 7-footer who has 3-point range. However, he only tips the scales at 220 pounds, which isn’t great for a man his height. Denver had better hope that they hit on Porzingis, especially with Arizona’s Stanley Johnson still on the board.. Power Forward. Latvia. Kristaps Porzingis. 7. player

8. Detroit Pistons

64. 6’7″, 245 pounds. Johnson would provide the Pistons with some more muscle in the front court. At this point, Winslow and Johnson are interchangeable. Whoever the Magic draft at number five, the other player should be here for Detroit to draft. The great thing about Johnson is that he can also play the four. He would provide the Pistons with much needed versatility.. Small Forward. Arizona. Stanley Johnson. 8. player

9. Charlotte Hornets

9. player. 170. This pick might not be popular with the Charlotte Hornets fanbase. However, Hezonja certainly passes the eye test. One look at him and you’ll be thinking that he is the best shooter in this year’s draft. Oh, and Lance Stephenson is still on your team, so what other option is out there?. Shooting Guard. Croatia. Mario Hezonja

10. Miami Heat

110. Quick: when is the last time the Heat had a competent center? Miami could be tempted to go with some wing help, but common sense will tell you that they will go with a center here. After all, we don’t know how Chris Bosh is going to look next season. Also, wouldn’t it be nice to have the luxury of lining up Bosh at the four and starting Turner at center?. Center. Texas. Myles Turner. 10. player

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