NBA Mock Draft: Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks

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Mar 20, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; New Mexico State Aggies center Tanveer Bhullarn (21) is defended by Kansas Jayhawks guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the second half in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

16. Boston Celtics

16. player. 18. At 16 for the Celtics, I was torn between Oubre and Justin Anderson out of Virginia. I stuck with the former Jayhawk. It’s been several seasons since Boston has had that one player that oozes confidence. Oubre is that guy. By the way, at one point he was considered a top of the draft pick.. Small Forward. Kansas. Kelly Oubre

17. Milwaukee Bucks

What a pick this would be for the surging Bucks. With a roster that already includes Jabari Parker, “MCW,” O.J. Mayo and “The Greek Freak,” Booker could make for a nice addition to this team. Booker would also make opposing defenses have to respect the outside game of the Bucks.. Shooting Guard. Kentucky. Devin Booker. 17. player. 89

18. Houston Rockets (from New Orleans Pelicans)

Point Guard. Notre Dame. Jerian Grant. 18. player. 169. At this point, Jason Terry should not be the starter for a team in the Western Conference Finals. I understand that Patrick Beverly was injured, but a more effective alternative should have been present. Grant would have been that alternative. Should the Rockets find themselves in a similar predicament, Grant’s name will be called.

19. Washington Wizards

player. 142. The great thing about this pick is that Looney wouldn’t be expected to start on day one. With Nene and Gortat still going strong, Looney will be able to grow behind them for at least the upcoming season. In two years, we could be looking at a big three of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Looney. Crazier things have happened.. Power Forward. UCLA. Kevon Looney. 19

20. Toronto Raptors

Arizona. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. 20. player. 81. The Raptors would be extremely lucky if Hollis-Jefferson fell to them at 20. While he may not be the most polished offensive player in the draft, it is his defense that has gained the intrigue of certain teams. Teams are consistently seeking out top notch defenders, and for the Raptors, their search would end with Hollis-Jefferson.. Small Forward

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