2015 NBA Mock Draft: The Kings Do The Smart Things

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16. Boston Celtics

Mar 21, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) celebrates against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first half in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Small Forward. Arizona. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. 16. player. 18. Boston has a lot of good young players, but none that seem like locks to start for a long time at this point. Expect Celtics GM Danny Ainge to take whoever the best prospect left at this point is (in this mock, that’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson) or potentially trade this pick if he doesn’t like what he sees.

17. Milwaukee Bucks

player. 89. Although it seems like Milwaukee invested a lot into acquiring Michael Carter-Williams, they intended to deal Brandon Knight all along to avoid overpaying him this offseason, and wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade from MCW if they felt they could. A lot of scouts are high on Cameron Payne, and I think he’s a steal for the Bucks at 17 overall.. Point Guard. Murray State. Cameron Payne. 17

18. Houston Rockets (from New Orleans Pelicans)

Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Trey Lyles (41) dunks the ball during the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers of the 2015 NCAA Men

169. Although Houston’s needs are more point guard and wing than big man, Rockets GM Daryl Morey won’t hesitate to draft Trey Lyles if he drops this far. Morey is known for seeing players as assets and flipping them as such, and Lyles is easily the best asset available if he makes it to the 18th pick.. Power Forward. Kentucky. Trey Lyles. 18. player

19. Washington Wizards

Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) shoots a three over Duke Blue Devils guard Matt Jones (13) in the second half in the 2015 NCAA Men

Small Forward. Wisconsin. Sam Dekker. 19. player. 142. The Wizards are in danger of losing Paul Pierce to the Clippers this summer, and will need a small forward to tide them over until they <a href=

20. Toronto Raptors

Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Tyus Jones (5) reacts after a basket against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half in the 2015 NCAA Men

81. Kyle Lowry is a good point guard, but he’s also almost 30 and after their implosion last postseason Toronto might look to trade some assets and launch a mini-rebuild. Lowry would be one of the first to go, and Tyus Jones and DeMar DeRozan would be a potentially dynamic lineup.. Point Guard. Duke. Tyus Jones. 20. player

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