2015 NBA Mock Draft: The Kings Do The Smart Things

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26. San Antonio Spurs

Jan 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia State Panthers guard R.J. Hunter (22) drives against Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns forward Brian Williams (31) in the second half of their game at GSU Sports Arena. Georgia State won 75-64. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

29. Spurs’ shooting guard Danny Green is also an unrestricted free agent, leaving a potential hole at shooting guard that R.J. Hunter would be an ideal player to fill. He’s a team-first type of player, making him a perfect fit on Gregg Popovich’s Spurs.. Shooting Guard. Georgia State. R.J. Hunter. 26. player

27. Los Angeles Lakers (from Houston Rockets)

Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) is guarded by Wisconsin Badgers forward Vitto Brown (30) during the first half of the 2015 NCAA Men

27. player. 20. The Lakers don’t have any strong candidates to play small forward for them next season, so adding Anthony Brown makes a lot of sense. I’m not sure if he could come in and start in the NBA, but who knows given this very thin Lakers roster.. Small Forward. Stanford. Anthony Brown

28. Boston Celtics (from Los Angeles Clippers)

Mar 2, 2015; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Rakeem Christmas (25) handles the ball during the first half of a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse. Rakeem Christmas. 28. player. 18. This would be a surprise pick based on most draft experts having Rakeem Christmas going in the second round, but Boston’s current center situation isn’t great and Christmas’ scoring and rebounding proficiency would give him a chance to battle for the starting spot.. Center

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Atlanta Hawks)

Mar 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Utes guard Delon Wright (55) shoots against Duke Blue Devils guard Tyus Jones (5) during the second half in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

player. 147. The Nets’ backcourt is overage and overpriced, and adding young talent like Delon Wright would be beneficial to Brooklyn’s long-term picture. Plus having two point guards named Delon and Deron would be fun.. Point Guard. Utah. Delon Wright. 29

30. Golden State Warriors

Nov 14, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies center Robert Upshaw (24) blocks the shot by South Carolina State Bulldogs guard Gerdarius Troutman (14) during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Washington Huskies defeated South Carolina State Bulldogs 77-59. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Washington. Robert Upshaw. 30. player. 41. The Warriors obviously don’t need their rookie pick to come in and play a major role anytime soon, so they’ll go for the best prospect they can get and try to develop him. Robert Upshaw has upside, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Golden State take the big man to close out the first round.. Center

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