2015 NBA Mock Draft

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21. Dallas Mavericks

Jerian Grant. 21. player. 79. Similar to the Rockets, the Mavericks need a point guard after the failed Rondo experiment. The Senior out of Notre Dame could step in and play right away. Grant actually provides a lot of what the Mavericks thought they were getting with Rondo. He is a long athletic point who can play very good defense. Jerian is a wonderful passer and would work well in the pick-and-roll with Dirk. Getting to the free throw line isn’t much of an issue for the Fighting Irish guard. His jumper is inconsistent, but is a career 79.0% free throw shooter which means he should improve. The issue most teams have with him is that he is 22. Dallas may see that as a bonus as they know he could play big minutes from day one. They could also look at Delon Wright or Tyus Jones.. Point Guard. Notre Dame

22. Chicago Bulls

player. 24. This may be the best pairing by a team and prospect in the draft. Wright fits everything that Chicago is and needs. Wright is a big athletic point guard that lead his Utah Utes to the sweet 16, where they were eliminated by Duke in a close game. Wright is tough as nails and a fantastic defender. He has a great understanding of the game and can see plays developing, evidenced by his 2.5 steals per game. Wright is also an incredible rebounder for a point guard. Averaging 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game Wright will stuff the stat sheet every night. Similar to Grant, his age is the biggest knock on him.  If Chicago doesn’t go with Wright, they could look at other points guards or a wing shooter.. Point Guard. Utah. Delon Wright. 22

23. Portland Trail Blazers

24. Cleveland Cavaliers

24. player. 156. R.J. Hunter is a fantastic player that is really a victim of the depth of this draft. It wouldn’t be surprising if Hunter went as early as nine in this draft, but in this scenario he has fallen to the Cavs. It’s likely that Cleveland could trade this pick for more of a veteran. If not they will take the best player available. Hunter is a wonderful shooter and good passer. R.J. can rebound the ball well for a guard and score anywhere. He’s not a great athlete but was a good defender on the college level. Hunter would be someone the Cavs can throw out there for stretches while LeBron rests. He’s a do-it-all type of player and can help both the offense and defense. The other option here would be Hollis-Jefferson. He would be able to lockdown on defense with Iman Shumpert.. Shooting Guard. Georgia State. R.J. Hunter

25. Memphis Grizzlies

Robert Upshaw. 25. player. 211. Upshaw has been linked to the Grizzlies for the  awhile. They love his upside and he fits a need with an aging Z-Bo and free agent Gasol. Upshaw has an insane 7′-6″ wingspan and pairs that length with good athleticism. Upshaw averaged 4.5 blocks per game in 24.9 minutes at Washington. He’s a wonderful defender and good rebounder. There are some off the court concerns with him. Upshaw was kicked off both Frenso State and Washington’s basketball teams. There is also the concern of him shooting 43.4% from the free throw line. All things considered he has incredible upside. If a team is to gamble on him in the first round, one with a strong locker room makes sense. The Grizzlies could look at McCullough, Wood, or Anderson.. Center. Washington

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