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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Survey of Mock Drafts; re: The Bucks

If the mock drafts on the internet are any indication, this year's draft is going to be a lot of fun. It could fall any of a half dozen ways. Because of that volatility, it may not have mattered whether the Bucks landed in the fourth spot or the sixth. Anyway, here are the instant prognostications of the Bucks choice found around the web:

Survey of Mock Drafts

Dime Magazine: Brandan Wright, PF North Carolina
In picking him to fall to the Bucks, they kind of diss him as a prospect, but say he's got the skills to eventually be a solid low post scorer. They have Mike Conley going to Atlanta, Al Horford to the Griz, and Corey Brewer to the Celts.

Hoopshype: Mike Conley, PG, Ohio State
They compare him favorably to Chris Paul, which I find exciting. Another positive is his defense and playmaking. On the downside is his TJ-like jumpshot. But, point guards matter. Hoopshype has Wright to Atlanta, Horford to Memphis, and Noah to Boston.

Gary Woelfel: Brandan Wright, PF North Carolina
Love him or hate him, Woelfel is the only person I have found who can legitimately call himself a Bucks Insider. And he has Brandan Wright falling to the Bucks at 6. He considers this to be a dream scenario, as he is impressed by Wright's physical ability and length. He sees the scenario unfolding thusly: Conley to Atlanta, Horford to Memphis, and Yi to the Celtics.

Nbadraft.net: Jeff Green, SF Georgetown
Its hard to tell whether they are actually predicting the Bucks to take him at 6, or whether they simply feel he is the sixth best player on the board. Either way, I don't agree. I think the guy is a nice player, but kind of a Jeff Grayer type. They still have Conley and Corey Brewer on the board when the Bucks select, and I would take either of them over Green.

Foxsports.com: Corey Brewer, SF, Florida
Fox thinks Brewer is a good fit for the Bucks at 6. He's a defender first and foremost, with a whole lot of athleticism, but not much offensive skill. To me, he sounds like a taller version of Ruben Patterson... which isn't a bad thing, but it also means he won't light the world on fire. Fox has Wright going to Atlanta, Horford to the Griz, and Green to the Celtics.

SI.com: Conley or Brewer
SI doesn't really have a set mock draft so much as a list of possibilities. They have the Bucks looking primarily at the PG Conley, and secondarily at the athletic wingman Brewer. They think Wright and Horford will fall to Atlanta and Memphis (in no particular order), and that the Celtics are hot for Yi.

Cbssportsline: Julian Wright, SF, Kansas
CBS is high on Wright's upside, saying he has all of the physical tools to be a star. The problem is, I watched him play in the NCAA tournament, and those tools didn't translate to anything. CBS has Horford to Atlanta, Wright to Memphis, and Yi to the Celtics.

Garry Howard, JSonline: Michael Conley, PG, Ohio State
Howard has Horford to Atlanta, Wright to the Griz, and Brewer to the Celts.

Tom Endlund, JSonline: Al Horford, PF, Florida
This is the guy I think Larry Harris is secretly after. But, only and his buddy Charles F. Gardner at JSonline think he will fall far enough for Harris to get his mitts on him. Endlund says the Hawks will get Conley, the Griz will get Brewer, and the Celtics will grab Yi.

Charles F. Gardner, JSonline: Al Horford, PF, Florida
Gardner thinks the Hawks will get Conley, the Griz will take Brewer, and the Celts will select Brandan Wright.


At May 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM, Blogger Gregg said...

I'd be happy if we got Horford, Conley, or Brewer, really, and we should be able to get one of those guys. It all depends on the Hawks and Grizz- I feel like the Celts are going to take Yi or trade the pick.

The way I think it's going to go is Hawks- Conley, Grizz- Horford, Celts- Yi, and then we get Brewer or Wright. I'm feeling Brewer- his offensive game will improve and we could really use a lock-down defender. I'm sick of guys putting up their season-high point total on us all year long.


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