Thursday June 24th, 2010

2010 NBA Mock Draft: Version 4.0 (cont.)
21CHassan WhitesideMarshallFr.7-0235
Whiteside is falling amid questions about his maturity, but the Thunder can afford to take a risk on his talent in hope that the leadership of Kevin Durant and their team-minded rotation will bring out the best in him. If so, he could be the second coming of Marcus Camby.
22SGElliot WilliamsMemphisSoph.6-5180
He can get to the foul line and make open jumpers while providing depth in the backcourt. Adding assets is part of the plan in Portland. Look for the Blazers to eventually gather a few of their young players in a trade for a star.
23PF/CKevin SeraphinCholet (France)--6-10258
The French big man has had injury problems and he's raw, but he would provide size, length and strength to a team that is seeking to develop young talent.
24CDaniel OrtonKentuckyFr.6-10255
A slider in this draft, he could instantly provide shot-blocking off the bench as he develops over the next few years.
25PGAvery BradleyTexasFr.6-2180
A pure deep shooter with potential to become a point guard.
26CTibor PleissBrose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)--7-1242
An enormous center with potential, the Thunder will stash him overseas to grow his game.
27GMikhail TorranceAlabamaSr.6-5210
Torrance has the makings of a big point guard who may back up Devin Harris. Whether he turns into a late-round steal depends on how much he improves his shooting.
28PFTrevor BookerClemsonSr.6-7240
He had a difficult senior year but his longterm value is strong; Booker is versatile with long arms, a good stroke lots of college experience.
29SGJames AndersonOklahoma St.Jr.6-6210
Anderson can create his own shot and he's strong in the pick-and-roll. That makes him something of a finished product that will enable him to contribute in Orlando.
30GGreivis VasquezMarylandSr.6-6200
A local combo-guard with size and good court vision.

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