By Ian Thomsen
June 24, 2010
2010 NBA Mock Draft: Version 4.0 (cont.)
21 C Hassan Whiteside Marshall Fr. 7-0 235
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.
22 SG Elliot Williams Memphis Soph. 6-5 180
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.
23 PF/C Kevin Seraphin Cholet (France) -- 6-10 258
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.
24 C Daniel Orton Kentucky Fr. 6-10 255
A slider in this draft, he could instantly provide shot-blocking off the bench as he develops over the next few years.
25 PG Avery Bradley Texas Fr. 6-2 180
A pure deep shooter with potential to become a point guard.
26 C Tibor Pleiss Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany) -- 7-1 242
An enormous center with potential, the Thunder will stash him overseas to grow his game.
27 G Mikhail Torrance Alabama Sr. 6-5 210
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.
28 PF Trevor Booker Clemson Sr. 6-7 240
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.
29 SG James Anderson Oklahoma St. Jr. 6-6 210
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.
30 G Greivis Vasquez Maryland Sr. 6-6 200
A local combo-guard with size and good court vision.

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