2015 NBA Mock Draft

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16. Boston Celtics

18. Sam Dekker was the best player, behind Kaminsky, that went to the NCAA finals. Dekker is a fantastic athlete and will be able to transition to the NBA as a small forward. Sam has a versatile game as he is a good ball handler for his size, great at driving to the hoop, quick, agile, and plays with toughness. His shooting is a concern, and if he was a better shooter he would go much higher. Dekker seems like one of Ainge’s guys. He loves athletic forwards and is willing to take a gamble. If they dont go Dekker, they would probably go with a PF like Lyles or Looney.. Small Forward. Wisconsin. Sam Dekker. 16. player

17. Milwaukee Bucks

player. 89. Trey Lyles is an interesting prospect. He is not a great athlete, but does so many things well. He has a nice jumper and can also score inside in the paint. Lyles has a tight handle and is very smart. He may be a Brandon Bass like forward, though the team that picks him will hope he is more of a David West. The Bucks need a shot blocker, so they could surprise everyone and take someone like Christian Wood. They would take Portis if he was here, but Trey Lyles is a good bet this late in the draft.. Power Forward. Kentucky. Trey Lyles. 17

18. Houston Rockets (from New Orleans Pelicans)

player. 169. The Rockets need a point guard in the worst way. Luckily for them there are three solid option in Jones, Wright, and Grant. The rumor is that they love Jones. Tyus is a fantastic passer and very intelligent. He is quick enough to play point guard in the league but lacks the ideal NBA length. Tyus has a great shot as he shot 37.9% from three and 88.9% from the free throw line. There are risks with Jones though. At Duke he played with two players I have projected to go in the top four. He was not a focal point of opponents defense and had many open shots as teams tried to shut down Okafor and Winslow. His shooting makes him the most likely pick of the point guards for the Rockets.. Point Guard. Duke. Tyus Jones. 18

19. Washington Wizards

Kevon Looney. 19. player. 142. The Wizards need a player who can step in and play minutes right away. They also have a big need at PF with both Seraphin and Nene’s contracts expiring next year. Portis and Lyles make more sense as they could play more minutes right away. However, they will not be upset with Kevon Looney. The former UCLA forward is very intriguing. He played PG most his high school career before a growth spurt, so he has good handles and excellent passing ability for a forward. Loney has great length and could become a good defender. He is already a wonderful rebounder and has improved his three point shooting. Looney is a boom or bust prospect, but Washington would be a great landing spot for him. Nene is also a very versatile forward, so Looney would have the chance to develop behind him this year before he is asked to play major minutes.. Power Forward. UCLA

20. Toronto Raptors

Shooting Guard. UNLV. Rashad Vaughn. 20. player. 81. The Raports are looking to add a guard that could replace Louis Williams, who is a free agent. Vaughn is the guy for them. The UNLV stud is a fantastic scorer. He has a good shot and decent size to pair with his athleticism. Vaughn may not be particularly efficient but he can help add a scoring punch for the Raptors. A realistic comparison for him is somewhere between J.R. Smith and Nick Young. The Raptors could also look at add a PF with many of their big men on expiring contracts.

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