Sunday June 20th, 2010

2010 NBA Mock Draft: Version 2.0 (cont.)
21PG/SGEric BledsoeKentuckyFr.6-1190
An explosive combo guard with the potential to be a strong perimeter defender, Bledsoe will be joining a program that is already crowded with young talent. The sink-or-swim environment of Oklahoma City should help bring out his potential.
22CHassan WhitesideMarshallFr.7-0235
Is Whiteside the Randy Moss of this draft? He's an outrageous athlete who is sliding because of concerns about his immaturity and focus. But Blazers owner Paul Allen loves athletes, and dealing with Whiteside could be someone else's problem should GM Kevin Pritchard be replaced this summer.
23PG/SGDominique JonesSouth FloridaJr.6-4205
Jones is on the small side for a two-guard and he must improve his shooting, but he plays with energy and gets to the rim. But what are the chances that Minnesota holds onto this pick?
24SGJordan CrawfordXavierSoph.6-4195
He carried Xavier as a slasher and streaky shooter, and he'll fit in with the athletic Hawks as they give more minutes to up-tempo guard Jeff Teague. His rookie-year role will depend on whether or not Joe Johnson returns.
25SFPaul GeorgeFresno StateSoph.6-8210
A long-framed athlete with a jump shot, George must learn to limit his turnovers and become more reliable with the ball. But his availability here speaks to the depth of this draft.
26SFDamion JamesTexasSr.6-7225
James will defend and can play without the ball -- traits that make him appealing to OKC. He can't yet create his own shot, but the ball movement of this unselfish team should generate looks for him.
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.
28FTrevor BookerClemsonSr.6-7240
Booker is undersized, yet he can rebound and play in the open court, which could help him earn minutes in Memphis. He has the makings of a decent jump shot.
29SGJames AndersonOklahoma St.Jr.6-6210
Not especially impressive defensively or athletically, Anderson nonetheless 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.
30CDexter PittmanTexasSr.6-10290
If he can conquer his weight problems, Pitman could turn himself into a useful NBA center. He has a promising low-post game and has shown improvement as a passer.

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