NBA Mock Draft: New York Knicks select Duke star

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Mar 20, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Joseph Young (3) controls the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

26. San Antonio Spurs

29. . Shooting Guard. Oregon. Joseph Young. 26. player

The San Antonio Spurs were shockingly eliminated in the first-round of the NBA Playoffs, as father time may finally be catching up to the Spurs. Late in the first-round, the Spurs will be selecting guard Joseph Young from Oregon. Young was one of the best players in the Pac-12 last season, but his size is a big question for NBA scouts. Young has shown that he can flat out score, which would help the Spurs off the bench with Manu Ginoblli’s career winding down.

27. Los Angeles Lakers (from Houston Rockets)

20. . Point Guard. Utah. Delon Wright. 27. player

With the Lakers taking center Jahlil Okafor with their first pick in the NBA Draft, they will use their second pick in the first-round on guard Delon Wright. Wright is a pass-first point guard, which would be good for the Lakers with Kobe Bryant and Nick Young on the floor. Jordan Clarkson showed some signs of being capable of being a starting point guard in the NBA, and Wright would be an excellent backup. Wright will have to continue to improve on his jump shot to reach his potential in the NBA.

28. Boston Celtics (from Los Angeles Clippers)

. Power Forward. UNLV. Christian Wood. 28. player. 18

The Boston Celtics surprised many last season by making the playoffs. Even though they were handled rather easily by the Cleveland Cavliers, it was a great season for a team in rebuild mode. With their first pick, the Celtics  selected Sam Dekker, and with their second pick in the first-round, they will add another athletic forward in Christian Wood. Wood could possibly be a lottery talent, but teams are worried about his work ethic and strength. If Wood works hard and adds size, the Celtics will be getting great value late in the first-round.

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta Hawks)

. Power Forward. LSU. Jarell Martin. 29. player. 147

The Brooklyn Nets are drafting very late as they flipped picks with the Atlanta Hawks. There is a lot of talk that the Nets could be looking to move up in the draft, but if they don’t, they will select forward Jarell Martin from LSU. Martin is a bit of a tweener right now, as he lacks the length to be a true power forward. He is a good athlete, rebounder, and has a good jumper. The Nets need to add some young talent to their team, as their core has gotten very old very fast.

30. Golden State Warriors

Chris McCullough. 30. player. 41. . Power Forward. Syracuse

The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will have the final pick of the first-round. They won’t be adding a great player, but they will be able to add someone with a lot of upside in Chris McCullough. McCullough was a freshman at Syracuse last season, and showed a lot of physical gifts. McCullough is a bit thin for a 6’9″ player, as he will need to add some strength to survive in the NBA. He tore his ACL in January, but before that he was an explosive athlete. If David Lee and the Warriors part ways, McCullough would be a good replacement in the late first-round.

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