NBA Mock Draft No. 3

Thursday June 19th, 2008
Mock Draft No. 3 (cont.)
 
21 PF Serge Ibaka L'Hospitalet (Spain) -- 6-10 220
A long-term prospect who performed well at the recent Reebok camp in Italy, he could stay overseas to continue developing.
22 SG Courtney Lee Western Kentucky Sr. 6-5 200
Those who want a top-drawer athlete should look elsewhere, but Lee is an excellent shooter and smart player who can play now.
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 G/F Chris Douglas-Roberts Memphis Jr. 6-7 200
A scorer whose perimeter shooting needs work, he gives the Sonics a bit of needed toughness.
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 PF Darrell Arthur Kansas Soph. 6-9 216
Arthur enters the league with a feel for scoring in the paint as well as an emerging face-up game, and he can run the floor in Chris Paul's offense.
28 F/C Marreese Speights Florida Soph. 6-10 245
Another long-term project up front joins a team that needs size.
29 PF D.J. White Indiana Sr. 6-9 251
White will hope to work his way into the mix as the Pistons begin to remake their roster this summer.
30 C DeVon Hardin California Sr. 6-11 250
Amid long-term concerns about Kendrick Perkins' shoulder, the Celtics will begin developing another true center.
 
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