Chad Ford released the second version of his infamous NBA Mock Drafts (ESPN Insider article). Here’s what he’s got coming for the Wolves:
Not bad. But I gotta admit, seeing CJ McCollum, the high-volume shooting guard from Lehigh, who sat more than half of the season with a left foot injury, in the top ten is awfully depressing. It only pays testament to how poor this draft is towards the top. And it doesn’t get much better in the 20’s with the Wolves slotted to take Giannis Adetokunbo. International prospects scare everyone because of their mystique and unfamiliarity to fans. I will state that Adetokunbo and Dario Saric are two of my favorite international prospects in this whole draft, and getting our hands on one of them would be nice.
Although the Wolves address two needs with both of these picks, they’re just not very sexy. Sexy will undoubtedly be difficult to come by but some picks (Saric, Glen Rice Jr., Shabazz Muhammed and Gorgui Dieng) radiate on the surface just a little bit more, even if they’re not completely polished.