NBA Mock Draft: Emmanuel Mudiay to the New York Knicks

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Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Tyus Jones waves to the crowd after cutting down a piece of the net after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

21. Dallas Mavericks

Duke. Tyus Jones. 21. player. 79. With the acquisition of Rajon Rondo being a colossal failure, the Mavs will be looking to draft their next floor general. While there is some uncertainty regarding Jones’ ability to excel at the next level, this may be a case of Dallas taking the best available point guard. Worse picks have been made. Jones, shockingly enough, could be an upgrade from Rondo.. Point Guard

22. Chicago Bulls

Point Guard. Louisville. Terry Rozier. 22. player. 24. This is the “get Derrrick Rose a back up now,” pick. With a new coaching staff comes a new way of doing things. As good as Coach Tom Thibodeau was, he never managed to get Rose a viable back up. That changes here with Rozier. Should Rose go down (God I hope not), Rozier would be an upgrade over whoever else Chicago has on their roster.

23. Portland Trail Blazers

24. Cleveland Cavaliers

Justin Anderson. 24. player. 156. Wait, the Cavs didn’t have the number one pick? Shocking! Anyway, Anderson is a solid defender; something the Cavs covet. While he plays the same position as LeBron, imagine the Cavs going small with “LBJ” at the four and Anderson at small forward. Think of what that would do to an opposing offense.. Small Forward. Virginia

25. Memphis Grizzlies

211. Tokoto and Tony Allen locking down perimeter shooters? Sign me up. I know that you are thinking, “don’t the Grizzlies have enough great defenders?” A team can never have enough of a good thing. Tokoto could make Memphis an even bigger force on defense.. Small Forward. North Carolina. J.P. Tokoto. 25. player

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