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.
John Wall, PG, Kentucky
→He'll give the franchise a fresh start after last year's season of upheaval.
Evan Turner, SG/SF, Ohio State
→Get ready to share the rock, Andre Iguodala.
→3. New Jersey:
Derrick Favors, PF, Georgia Tech
→New coach Avery Johnson is welcomed by arguably the most talented young frontline.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Kentucky
→Big men Al Jefferson and Kevin Love aren't enough. Cousins can help right away.
Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
→Look for the Kings to take a big man. They'll have plenty of options here.
→6. Golden State:
Wesley Johnson, SF, Syracuse
→Warriors get another wing that can run the floor and finish on the break.
Al Farouq-Aminu, SF/PF, Wake Forest
→Pistons need more toughness. Aminu, though a tad undersized, is the answer.
→8. L.A. Clippers:
Greg Monroe, C, Georgetown
→A possible future replacement for Chris Kaman who could team well with Blake Griffin.
Xavier Henry, SG, Kansas (Putnam City)
→Deron Williams desperately needs a new running mate.
Ed Davis, PF, North Carolina
→Athletic post player with excellent athleticism. Will fit nicely next to Roy Hibbert.
→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.
Gordon Hayward, SF, Butler
→Grizzlies add more talent to a fast-rising crew.