By Ian Thomsen
May 19, 2010
2010 NBA Mock Draft (cont.)
21 PF Gani Lawal Georgia Tech Jr. 6-9 234
It was easy to forget about Lawal as he was overshadowed by Favors this year, but the Thunder will appreciate his soft hands and potential to score in the post. Will he show the upside of their previous wise draft picks?
22 SF Luke Babbitt Nevada Soph. 6-9 225
He's a shooter with a competitive streak who rebounds and tries to defend. Babbitt can score off the dribble and supplements his three-point shooting with a mid-range game.
23 PF Donatas Motiejunas Benetton Treviso (Italy) -- 7-0 215
This skinny, skilled three-point shooter, 19, will have trouble defending either of the big positions, but at the other end he'll create matchup problems. He's a floor-spacing, face-up scorer who can pass and handle with both hands.
24 SG James Anderson Oklahoma St. Jr. 6-6 210
Anderson will score off screens and off the dribble -- and he'll convert his free throws (81 percent last season). All told, not bad for the late first round.
25 PF/C Kevin Seraphin Cholet (France) -- 6-10 258
He hasn't shown the potential of Serge Ibaka, but the 20-year-old Seraphin is another late comer to basketball with excellent size and athleticism and good hands. He's raw and his focus has been inconsistent, so patience will be mandatory.
26 SF Gordon Hayward Butler Soph. 6-9 207
The Butler star isn't overwhelming athletically, but he plays hard and he can shoot. Another complementary piece who will fit nicely with the OKC program.
27 SF Paul George Fresno State Soph. 6-8 210
He's a deep shooter who needs help creating his shot. George may turn into a second-unit game-changer with his ability to create steals and instant offense.
28 SG Elliot Williams Memphis Soph. 6-5 180
They'll keep the former Tiger at home in hopes of finding a third guard to fill in at either position. This lefty is not a reliable shooter yet, however.
29 SF Devin Ebanks West Virginia Soph. 6-9 215
Though he had a frustrating year, Ebanks is a fluid, complementary athlete who could help Orlando as a playmaker and occasional scorer. Count on Stan Van Gundy to help him become more aggressive.
30 PG/SG Dominique Jones South Florida Jr. 6-4 205
A combo guard with leadership skills, he could eventually come off the bench to fill in for Arenas or Wall. An inconsistent shooter who will need to drive the ball inside as a rookie.

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