Mock draft: Second round

Kerry Eggers
Yahoo! SportsJune 25, 2009
  • 31. Sacramento Kings – Derrick Brown, PF, Xavier: An athletic tweener who might be able to play small forward for Kings.

  • 32. Washington Wizards – Marcus Thornton, SG, LSU: Late first-round talent would be a steal for Wizards at this spot.

  • 33. Portland Trail Blazers – Victor Claver, PF, Spain: Only 20, a future pick for young, talent-loaded Blazers.

  • 34. Denver Nuggets – DeMarre Carroll, PF, Missouri: Nuggets' first pick might have to play small forward in the NBA.
  • 35. Detroit Pistons – DaJuan Summers, PF, Georgetown: Pistons need help in frontcourt, which might open spot for Hoya with NBA body.

  • 36. Memphis Grizzlies – Patrick Mills, PG, St. Mary's: Mills got lost in the shuffle with all the point guards in this draft, but he has NBA potential.

  • 37. San Antonio Spurs – Jermaine Taylor, SG, Central Florida: Super athletic, big two guard could make the Spurs as their first pick in this draft.
  • 38. Portland Trail BlazersJeff Pendergraph, PF, Arizona State: Looked good in pre-draft workout, but odds are stacked against winning a roster spot.

  • 39. Detroit Pistons – Toney Douglass, PG, Florida State: Nifty ballhandler, efficient player, has good shooting range.

  • 40. Charlotte Bobcats – Taj Gibson, PF, Southern Cal: Will need to beef up in order to make an NBA roster.

  • 41. Milwaukee Bucks – Ahmad Nivins, PF, St. Joseph's: Has raised his stock in pre-draft workouts for several teams.

  • 42. Los Angeles Lakers – Dionte Christmas, SG, Temple: Big-time scorer might be able to contend for a backup spot behind Kobe Bryant(notes).

  • 43. Miami Heat – Jack McClinton, PG, Miami: Hometown kid winds up as first selection for Heat in this draft.
  • 44. Detroit Pistons – Danny Green, SG, North Carolina: Has improved his shooting but needs to step up in other areas.

  • 45. Minnesota Timberwolves – Josh Heytvelt, PF, Gonzaga: Could go earlier, but low on the athleticism scale.

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    46. Cleveland Cavaliers – Jeff Adrien, PF, Connecticut: Undersized power forward but a warrior; could be a bargain at this pick.

  • 47. Minnesota Timberwolves – Sergio Llull, SG, Spain: A future selection for a team with too many draft picks.

  • 48. Phoenix Suns – Jodie Meeks, SG, Kentucky: One of best long-range shooters in draft.

  • 49. Atlanta Hawks – Leo Lyons, PF, Missouri: Hawks will be willing to take a look at some front-court help.

  • 50. Utah Jazz– Aaron Jackson, SG, Duquesne: Dropped 46 points on Virginia Tech in NIT game.

  • 51. San Antonio Spurs – Dante Cunningham, SF, Villanova: Big East's most improved player last season.
  • 52. Indiana Pacers – Jerel McNeal, SG, Marquette: Part of a big-time college backcourt with Wesley Matthews.

  • 53. San Antonio Spurs – Jon Brockman, PF, Washington: Undersized banger will show Gregg Popovich an NBA work ethic.
  • 54. Charlotte Bobcats – A.J. Price, PG, Connecticut: Maybe Larry Brown can get his backup point guard this late in the draft.

  • 55. Portland Trail BlazersNando De Colo, SG, France: Creativity an asset for 21-year-old Frenchman.

  • 56. Dallas Mavericks – Goran Suton, PF, Michigan State: Native Bosnian turns 24 in August.

  • 57. Phoenix Suns – Patrick Beverley, PG, Ukraine: Chicago native was SEC freshman of the year at Arkansas, played professionally in Ukraine last season.

  • 58. Boston Celtics – Robert Dozier, PF, Memphis: Nice package in long body, but will be fighting long odds.
  • 59. Los Angeles Lakers – Paul Harris, SF, Syracuse: Undersized three will have to battle for roster spot.

  • 60. Miami Heat – Slava Kravtsov, C, Ukraine: Big post man would be a future pick for Heat.