2010 NBA Mock Draft: Version 3.0 (21-30)

Wednesday June 23rd, 2010

2010 NBA Mock Draft: Version 3.0 (cont.)
21CHassan WhitesideMarshallFr.7-0235
Concern has grown over Whiteside's maturity, but the Thunder can afford to take a risk on his talent in hopes that the leadership of Kevin Durant and their team-minded rotation will bring out the best in the 21-year-old. 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.
23SGDominique 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 keeps 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 Joe Johnson returns.
25SFQuincy PondexterWashingtonSr.6-6215
He needed all four years at Washington to improve his shooting and develop as an aggressive defender. Pondexter is a good athlete who attacks the offensive board, and his college experience will enable him to contribute as a rookie.
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.
28PFTrevor 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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