Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 NBA DRAFT BIG BOARD BY TIERS

Tier 1: Guys with Superstar potential 

1. KARL ANTHONY TOWNS-C-UK 

7-0/248/19 years old
NBA Comparison: Marc Gasol/Rasheed Wallace
ROLE: Possible superstar, modern big man that can defend, shoot and post up
DRAFT RANGE: 1-2

2. DEANGELO RUSSELL-PG/CG-OHIO ST.  
6-5/193/19
NBA  Comparison: bigger Mike Conley/Manu Ginobili 
ROLE: Possible superstar, starting point guard on a perennial playoff team eventually
DRAFT RANGE: 2-4

3. JAHLIL OKAFOR-C-DUKE 

6-11/270/19
NBA Comparison: Al Jefferson (most likely)/DeMarcus Cousins (best case)/Enes Kanter (worst case)  
ROLE: Star potential, a 20 and 10 guy within two years
DRAFT RANGE: 1-4



Tier 2: Solid starters and guys with very high upside 


4. KRISTPAS PORZINGIS-F/C-LATVIA/SEVILLA (ACB SPAIN)

7-0/220/19
NBA Comparison: Andrei Kirilenko/Pau Gasol
ROLE: Boom/Bust prospect with star potential, has the length to play the five and the shooting skills to play the four.
DRAFT RANGE: 3-5

5. EMMANEUL MUDIAY-PG-CONGO/USA/GUANGDONG SOUTHERN TIGERS (CHINESE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION)

6-5/200/19
NBA Comparison: Rajon Rondo/John Wall
ROLE: Starting PG on a good team, will never be a #1 option as a scorer, has the athletic ability and length to lead the league in steals
DRAFT RANGE: 3-7

6. MARIO HEZONJA-SF-CROATIA/FC BARCELONA (ACB SPAIN)
6-8/200/20
NBA Comparison: Khris Middleton/Mike Miller
ROLE: Starting SG or SF with star potential, lights out shooter that may have to adjust to becoming a role player in the NBA.
DRAFT RANGE: 6-10

7. JUSTISE WINSLOW-SF-DUKE 
6-7/222/19
NBA Comparison: Jalen Rose/Jimmy Butler
ROLE: Starting SF with star potential, defensive stopper, #3 scorer on a playoff team
DRAFT RANGE: 6-9

8. WILLIE CAULEY STEIN-C-UK 

7-0/242/22
NBA Comparison: Tyson Chandler/Tristan Thompson
ROLE: Defensive stopper and rim protector, should become a perennial all-defensive team player
DRAFT RANGE: 6-11

9. STANLEY JOHNSON-SF-ARIZONA 
6-7/242/19
NBA Comparison: Ron Artest/Draymond Green
ROLE: Starting SF, has the skills to become an all-defensive team player early in his career, a hustle/glue guy that can also become a 3/4 scorer
DRAFT RANGE: 7-12

10. DEVIN BOOKER-SG-UK 

6-6/206/19
NBA Comparison: Danny Green/Aaron Afflalo 
ROLE: Starting SG that will be among the best 3 point shooters in the league
DRAFT RANGE: 7-14



Tier 3: Guys that can become very great role players 


11. TREY LYLES-PF-UK 

6-10/241/19
NBA Comparison: Carlos Boozer/David West 
ROLE: Solid role playing stretch four, good #3/4 option
DRAFT RANGE: 8-17

12. FRANK KAMINSKY-F/C-WISCONSIN 
7-1/231/22
NBA Comparison: Channing Frye/Kelly Olynyk
ROLE: Solid role playing stretch four/five
DRAFT RANGE: 6-15

13. BOBBY PORTIS-PF-ARKANSAS 

6-10/246/20
NBA Comparison: Greg Monroe/Terrance Jones
ROLE: Starting PF, good #3/4 option
DRAFT RANGE: 11-17

14. MYLES TURNER-C/F-TEXAS 
6-11/239/19
NBA Comparison: Ed Davis/Derrick Favors
ROLE: Good starting C or PF, very raw prospect right now, in 3-4 years can become a  Derrick Favors like #2/3 option, at worst should be solid rotational big like Ed Davis.
DRAFT RANGE: 7-17

15. CAMERON PAYNE-PG-MURRAY ST. 
6-2/183/21
NBA Comparison: Goran Dragic/Nick Van Exel
ROLE: Starting PG, not big/athletic enough to ever be elite, but should be a starter for 10+ years.
DRAFT RANGE: 6-16

16. SAM DEKKER-SF-WISCONSIN  
6-9/219/21
NBA Comparison: Chandler Parsons/Keith Van Horn 
ROLE: Starting SF with the skill set to be a good #3/4 option
DRAFT RANGE: 6-16

17. JERIAN GRANT-PG-NOTRE DAME
6-4/198/22
NBA Comparison: Jrue Holiday/Reggie Jackson
ROLE: Starting PG or combo guard off the bench
DRAFT RANGE: 9-20

18. RONDAE HOLLIS JEFFERSON-SF-ARIZONA 
6-7/211/20
NBA Comparison: Trevor Ariza/Bruce Bowen 
ROLE: Lock down defender/starting SF or 6th man
DRAFT RANGE: 10-23

19. KEVON LOONEY-CF-UCLA 
6-9/222/19
NBA Comparison: Tobias Harris/Dorell Wright 
ROLE: Starting PF or SF depending on the fit, good #4 option
DRAFT RANGE: 11-26

20. KELLY OUBRE-SF-KANSAS
6-7/203/19
NBA Comparison: Wesley Johnson/Gerald Green 
ROLE: Starting SF, long term prospect that will need a few years to develop.
DRAFT RANGE: 11-22


21. TYUS JONES-PG-DUKE  
6-2/184/19
NBA Comparison: Steve Blake/Jordan Farmar 
ROLE: Starting PG, mature team leader, needs to play with a scoring wing and a scoring big
DRAFT RANGE: 18-27

22. JUSTIN ANDERSON-SF-VIRGINIA 
6-6/231/21
NBA Comparison: PJ Tucker/Xavier Henry 
ROLE: Lock down defender/starting SF or 6th man
DRAFT RANGE: 17-28


Tier 4: Fringe starters, solid 6th/7th men 


23. MONTREZL HARRELL-PF-LOUISVILLE

6-8/253/21
NBA Comparison: JJ Hickson/Kenneth Faried 
ROLE: Role playing hustle player that can average close to 9 boards per game
DRAFT RANGE: 16-23

24. DELON WRIGHT-PG-UTAH 
6-6/181/23
NBA Comparison: Shaun Livingston/Alexey Shved 
ROLE: Backup PG on a good team, starter on an average/bad team
DRAFT RANGE: 20-30

25. RJ HUNTER-SG-GEORGIA ST. 
6-6/186/21
NBA Comparison: Kevin Martin/Marco Belinelli 
ROLE: Sharpshooting starting SG, #4/5 option, will struggle to create his own shot at the next level
DRAFT RANGE: 15-30

26. TERRY ROZIER-PG-LOUISVILLE 
6-2/190/21
NBA Comparison: Eric Bledsoe/George Hill 
ROLE: Backup PG on a good team, starter on an average/bad team, has the athletic ability to be a top 16 PG eventually.
DRAFT RANGE: 21-29

27. RASHAD VAUGHN-SG-UNLV

6-5/198/18
NBA Comparison: CJ Miles/JR Smith
ROLE: Starting SG/6th man, solid #4/5 scorer on a good team
DRAFT RANGE: 17-28

28. JONATHAN HOLMES-CF-TEXAS
6-9/242/22
NBA Comparison: Earl Clark/Thad Young 
ROLE: Good combo forward, will be best as a backup on a good team
DRAFT RANGE: 23-31

29. CHRISTIAN WOOD-PF-UNLV
6-10/216/19
NBA Comparison: Amir Johnson/John Henson
ROLE: Starting PF/6th/7th man, top shot blocker and #2 rebounder on a team
DRAFT RANGE: 20-34

30. MICHAEL FRAZIER-SG-FLORIDA 

6-4/199/21
NBA Comparison: Jodie Meeks/Wayne Ellington 
ROLE: Sharpshooting starting SG, #4/5 option, will struggle to create his own shot at the next level
DRAFT RANGE: 25-34

31. JARELL MARTIN-PF-LSU 
6-9/240/21
NBA Comparison: Brandon Bass/Patrick Patterson
ROLE: Starting PF/6th/7th man, solid #5/6 scoring option, #2 rebounder on a team
DRAFT RANGE: 27-35

32. NORMAN POWELL-SG-UCLA
6-4/215/21
NBA Comparison: Tony Allen/Shannon Brown
ROLE: Lock down defender/starting SG or 6th/7th man
DRAFT RANGE: 26-36

33. RAKEEM CHRSITMAS-C/F-SYRACUSE 
6-10/243/23
NBA Comparison: Taj Gibson/Andrew Nicholson 
ROLE: Role playing big man. 7th/8th man on a good team, starter or 6th man on an average team
DRAFT RANGE: 22-34

34. ANTHONY BROWN-SF-STANFORD 
6-7/210/222
NBA Comparison: Richard Jefferson/Landry Fields 
ROLE: Lock down defender/starting SF or 6th man
DRAFT RANGE: 26-40


Tier 5: Prospects with only one or two tools, deep rotation guys 


35. JORDAN MICKEY-PF-LSU
6-8/231/20
KEY SKILL: Shot Blocking
DRAFT RANGE: Early 2nd

36. ROBERT UPSHAW-C-WASHINGTON 
7-0/258/21
KEY SKILL: Shot Blocking
DRAFT RANGE: Early 2nd

37. RICHAUN HOLMES-PF-BOWLING GREEN 
6-10/243/21
KEY SKILL: Rebounding and Shot Blocking
DRAFT RANGE: Early 2nd

38. CHRIS MCCULLOUGH-PF-SYRACUSE 
6-9/199/20
KEY SKILL: Shot Blocking
DRAFT RANGE: Early 2nd

39. CEDI OSMAN-SF-TURKEY/ANADOLU EFES (TURKISH LEAGUE) 
6-8/194/20
KEY SKILL: Defense and hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd

40. GUILLERMO HERNANGOMEZ-C-SPAIN/SEVILLA (ACB SPAIN) 

6-11/255/21
KEY SKILL: Mid-range game
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd

41. NIKOLA MILUTINOV-C-SERBIA/PARTISAN BELGRADE (ADRIATIC LEAGUE)
7-0/220/20
KEY SKILL: Shooting big
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd

42. CLIFF ALEXANDER-PF-KANSAS 
6-9/239/19
KEY SKILL: Rebounding
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd

43. TERRAN PETTEWAY-F/G-NEBRASKA 
6-6/210/22
KEY SKILL: Defense and hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd


44. MOUHAMMADOU JAITEH-C-FRANCE/JSF NANTERRE (FRENCH LEAGUE) 
6-11/247/20
KEY SKILL: Size and athletic ability
DRAFT RANGE: Early to mid 2nd

45. JP TOKOTO-F/G-UNC 
6-6/196/21
KEY SKILL: Defense and hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Mid 2nd

46. DAKARI JOHNSON-C-UK 
7-0/265/19
KEY SKILL: Size and length
DRAFT RANGE: Mid 2nd


47. OLIVIER HANLAN-PG-BOSTON COLLEGE
6-4/186/22
KEY SKILL: PG size and 3 point shooting
DRAFT RANGE: Mid 2nd

48. JOSEPH YOUNG-CG-OREGON 

6-2/182/23
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring
DRAFT RANGE: Mid 2nd

49. ANDREW HARRISON-CG-UK
6-6/213/20
KEY SKILL: Size and 3 point shooting
DRAFT RANGE: Mid to late 2nd

50. ARTURAS GUDAITIS-C-LITHUANIA/ZALGIRIS (LITHUANIAN LEAGUE) 
6-10/253/21
KEY SKILL: Size and rim protection
DRAFT RANGE: Mid to late  2nd

51. PAT CONNAUGHTON-SG-NOTRE DAME
6-5/215/22
KEY SKILL: Athletic ability and hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Mid to late  2nd

52. AARON WHITE-PF-IOWA
6-9/220/22
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring
DRAFT RANGE: Mid to late 2nd

53. ALAN WILLIAMS-PF-UC SANTA BARBARA 

6-8/220/22
KEY SKILL: Rebounding
DRAFT RANGE: Late 2nd/undrafted

54. JOSH RICHARDSON-SG-TENNESSEE 
6-6/200/21
KEY SKILL: Defense  and hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Late 2nd/undrafted 

55. TYLER HARVEY-SG-EASTERN WASHINGTON 
6-4/181/22
KEY SKILL: Shooting/Scoring
DRAFT RANGE: Late 2nd/undrafted

56. VINCE HUNTER-SF-UTEP
6-8/208/20 
KEY SKILL: Rebounding/hustle
DRAFT RANGE: Late 2nd/undrafted

Tier 6: 2nd round bubble guys


57. TJ MCCONNELL-PG-ARIZONA

6-2/188/23

58. LARRY NANCE-PF-MINNESOTA
6-9/227/22

59. DANIEL DIEZ-SF-SPAIN/SAN SEBASTIAN GIPUZOKA (ACB SPAIN) 
6-8-216/22

60. BRANDON ASHLEY-PF-ARIZONA

6-9/228/20

61. QUINN COOK-PG-DUKE 
6-2/179/22

62. CHASSON RANDLE-PG-STANFORD 

6-2/179/22

63. CODY LALANNE-C/F-UMASS
6-10/241/23

64. CHRIS WALKER-C/F-FLORIDA 
6-9/208/20

65. MICHAEL QUALLS-SG-ARKANSAS
6-5/201/21

66. RYAN BOATRIGHT-PG-UCONN

5-11/170/22

67. TRAVIS TRICE-PG-MICHIGAN ST

6-0/170/22

68. DEZ WELLS-SG-MARYLAND
6-4/209/23

69. KEIFER SYKES-PG-WISCONSIN GREEN BAY 

6-0/167/22

70. BRANDEN DAWSON-PF-MICHIGAN ST. 

6-7/230/22

71. TREVEON GRAHAM-SG-VCU

6-6/219/21

72. AARON HARRISON-SG-UK

6-6/209/20

73. COREY HAWKINS-SG-UC DAVIS

6-2-192/24

74. TASHAWN THOMAS-PF-OKLAHOMA

6-8/240/22

75. DARRUN HILLIARD-F'G-VILLANOVA

6-6/220/22






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