By Ian Thomsen
June 11, 2008
Mock Draft No. 2 (cont.)
21 PF Serge Ibaka L'Hospitalet (Spain) -- 6-10 220
He came out of the Reebok camp in Italy this week as a sure first-round pick. Kiki Vandeweghe likes building with upside athletes and Ibaka could make the Nets' general manager and team president Rod Thorn look very smart in three or four years.
22 G/F Chris Douglas-Roberts Memphis Jr. 6-7 200
A scorer through and through, though his perimeter shooting needs work. He gives the Magic a bit of needed toughness.
23 C Roy Hibbert Georgetown Sr. 7-2 275
Hibbert fills Utah's need for size up front. He'll be a solid backup center and fit nicely in their half-court offense.
24 PF J.J. Hickson North Carolina State Fr. 6-9 242
A hungry inside player who could provide the Sonics with rebounding and toughness for the long term.
25 C Alexis Ajinca Hyeres-Toulon (France) -- 7-1 240
The 20-year-old showed big improvement this year. He's long and nimble with perimeter shooting skills, but he needs to keep building his strength.
26 C Omer Asik Fenerbache Ulker (Turkey) -- 6-11 230
Asik emerged as a late first-rounder this season. The Spurs can let him continue to develop in Turkey to keep them out of luxury-tax territory.
27 SF Chase Budinger Arizona Soph. 6-7 203
An athletic, skilled shooter and excellent blend-in player, he'll provide another player off the bench to a team looking for more depth.
28 PF Joey Dorsey Memphis Sr. 6-7 265
A local guy who will work his way into the rotation while providing some muscle off the bench.
29 PF D.J. White Indiana Sr. 6-9 251
Another big man who will hope to work his way into the mix as the Pistons begin to remake their roster this summer.
30 SG J.R. Giddens New Mexico Sr. 6-5 208
This productive swingman might be able to provide scoring as a backup to Paul Pierce and Ray Allen next year.

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