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The NBA playoffs are ongoing and NBA fans are excited about the NBA Draft. Although the Lottery selection is not here yet, that is not stopping projections from rolling in. We are updating the NBA Mock Database a few times per week. Soon it move to daily.
Here are the current NBA Mock Draft Database numbers:
Total 2010 NBA Mocks: 87
Mocks updated in May: 13
We have also updated the Top 7 consensus picks based on all mock drafts updated between 4/25/10 and 5/6/10, a total of 28 mock drafts. We have 2 Database Consensus picks (to be a Consensus choice of the Database, the player must be projected by 65% or more of the mocks):
1st Pick: JOHN WALL (Kentucky)
Wall is projected as the Top overall pick by all 28 updated mock drafts, up 4% to 100%. There are plenty of pundits, analysts, NBA enthusiasts, and writers/bloggers out there, including our very own Spence here at DC Pro Sports Report, that believe Evan Turner is the best player available in this Draft. But most pundits and our Mock Draft Database is pretty clear that the Lottery race is a race for John Wall, the outstanding freshman from Kentucky. Wall is the CONSENSUS choice of the NBA Mock Database
2nd Pick: EVAN TURNER (Ohio State)
Evan Turner, like John Wall, is as solid as solid gets as the 2nd overall pick, tallying all 28 mocks at No. 2, for 100% projection. Personally, I think whoever gets the 1st and 2nd slots in the Draft will be Draft winners. Turner averaged 20.0 points per game, grabbed 9.2 rebounds per game and shot over 35% from three point range for the Buckeyes. He was 19th overall in the NCAA in scoring. Turner is the most NBA ready player in the draft and will make an immediate impact. Turner is the CONSENSUS choice of the NBA Mock Database.
3rd Pick: DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)
Cousins once had a firmer grip at the third slot, but he dropped 11% during our last mock munch. He gained most of it back this week, gaining 9% and it now projected 3rd overall by 57% of the 28 most updated mocks. Cousins is one of five Kentucky players leaving early for the NBA Draft. Combined all together, all 28 mock project Cousins to go between 3rd and 5th, making him at the least a Consensus projection for the Top 5 spots. No one will argue that Cousins need to improve his defensive play, but he did progress as one of the strongest big guys in the nation. He has the tools and physique to play dominant basketball in the NB. Next up for him will be maturity. Although not a consensus choice, he is the leading pick at number three.
4th Pick: Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech)
Favors is projected by 54% of the 28 most updated mocks to go 4th overall, that is a gain of +4% from last mock munch. 25 of the 28 mocks project Favors anywhere from 3rd to 5th. The knock on Favors is at this point Favors is still a bit undeveloped. He has the NBA prototypical body to be successful and outstanding raw talent, but that is just it, the talent is still raw. Many analysts obviously think Favors has the tools and body for NBA basketball, but the development is not quite there yet. Favors average 12.4 points per game as a freshman Yellow Jacket, a bit underwhelming. He averaged 8.3 rebounds per game. Wherever Favors falls, the team will likely get a player how has tremendous raw talent and a great physique, but much development needed to be the dominant player that most believe Favors can be. Favors leads at 4th overall, but is not a consensus choice.
5th Pick: Wesley Johnson (Syracuse)
Johnson had an excellent season at Syracuse. He led the Orangemen with16.5 points per game. He also led with 8.5 rebounds per game. Johnson isn’t a bad shooter and has the athleticism to drive to the basket in the NBA. He also hit 41.8% for three point range. Currently, 39% of the 28most updated mocks project Johnson to go 5th. That is a decline of 7% from the last NBA munch. 20 of the 28 mocks project Johnson between 3rd and 5th. He currently leads however at 5th overall, but is not a consensus choice.
6th Pick: Al Farouq Aminu leads with 32%, which is a gain of 3% since the last mock munch. 7th Pick: Greg Monroe leads with 29%, a gain of 4%.
For Washington Wizards fans, most mocks are projecting the Wizards 5th overall right now. 39% of the mocks are projecting the Wizards to select Wesley Johnson.
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