NBA Mock Draft: Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks

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Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Trey Lyles (41) dunks the ball in front of Wisconsin Badgers guard Zak Showalter (3) during the first half of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship semi-final game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

11. Indiana Pacers

Kentucky. Trey Lyles. 11. player. 100. The word is that the Knicks like Lyles and would consider trading down to get him. If he gets passed NY at four, Indiana should be his next home. Here’s the thing: Lyles is a natural four who saw plenty of time at small forward while at Kentucky. Such versatility is rare for a man his height. Paul George and Lyles would make up a great foundation for the Pacers.. Power Forward

12. Utah Jazz

118. Imagine a frontcourt featuring Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Frank Kaminsky. What would that do to opposing offenses? Kaminsky can also help stretch the floor for Utah. What that means is that Favors is going to have favorable (see what I did there?) looks inside.. Center. Wisconsin. Frank Kaminsky. 12. player

13. Phoenix Suns

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Dekker. Heck, I’m not sure how I feel about any potential draftee from here on out. However, the Suns love guys that can knock down threes. We all saw Dekker knock them down in this past NCAA tournament. The Suns are hoping that Dekker can do the same thing in June that he did this past March.. Small Forward. Wisconsin. Sam Dekker. 13. player. 66

14. Oklahoma City Thunder

149. No, the Thunder aren’t trying to replace Russell Westbrook. They are merely trying to get him a suitable backup. Payne fits the bill. Those that are familiar with Payne, know what he is capable of. This could be the steal of the draft.. Point Guard. Murray State. Cameron Payne. 14. player

15. Atlanta Hawks (from Brooklyn Nets)

15. player. 125. The Hawks have to prepare for the possibility of Demarre Carroll moving on. What better way to do that than by bringing in Portis, the reigning SEC Player of the Year? A guy with a high motor and skills on both sides of the ball, Portis would be a fine pick up for Atlanta.. Power Forward. Arkansas. Bobby Portis

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