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Darnell Mayberry's Mock Draft 2.0

by Darnell Mayberry Published: June 20, 2010
Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry predicts how the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft will shake out. The third and final version of Mayberry's Mock Draft will appear in Thursday's editions.

1. Washington: John Wall, PG, Kentucky

→He'll give the franchise a fresh start after last year's season of upheaval.

Previous: John Wall.

2. Philadelphia: Evan Turner, SG/SF, Ohio State

→Get ready to share the rock, Andre Iguodala.

Previous: Evan Turner.

→3. New Jersey: Derrick Favors, PF, Georgia Tech

→New coach Avery Johnson is welcomed by arguably the most talented young frontline.

→Previous: Derrick Favors.

→4. Minnesota: DeMarcus Cousins, C, Kentucky

→Big men Al Jefferson and Kevin Love aren't enough. Cousins can help right away.

→Previous: DeMarcus Cousins.

→5. Sacramento: Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas

→Look for the Kings to take a big man. They'll have plenty of options here.

→Previous: Cole Aldrich.

→6. Golden State: Wesley Johnson, SF, Syracuse

→Warriors get another wing that can run the floor and finish on the break.

→Previous: Greg Monroe.

→7. Detroit: Al Farouq-Aminu, SF/PF, Wake Forest

→Pistons need more toughness. Aminu, though a tad undersized, is the answer.

→Previous: Wesley Johnson.

→8. L.A. Clippers: Greg Monroe, C, Georgetown

→A possible future replacement for Chris Kaman who could team well with Blake Griffin.

→Previous: Al Farouq-Aminu.

→9. Utah: Xavier Henry, SG, Kansas (Putnam City)

→Deron Williams desperately needs a new running mate.

→Previous: Gordon Hayward.

→10. Indiana: Ed Davis, PF, North Carolina

→Athletic post player with excellent athleticism. Will fit nicely next to Roy Hibbert.

→Previous: Ed Davis.

→11. New Orleans: Ekpe Udoh, PF/C, Baylor (Edmond Santa Fe)

→Hornets have a huge hole in the middle. Udoh might be able to fill it.

→Previous: Xavier Henry.

→12. Memphis: Gordon Hayward, SF, Butler

→Grizzlies add more talent to a fast-rising crew.

→Previous: Patrick Patterson.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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