2. Orlando Magic: Ben McLemore
The Magic very quietly have a core group of three young players in Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, and Moe Harkless. However, the teams backcourt is aging, and it may be time to find an eventual replacement in Aaron Afflalo. Trey Burke is also an option, but McLemore has more talent at this point.
3. Washington Wizards: Anthony Bennett
It was close between Bennett, and Otto Porter here, but Bennett has the ability to play small or power forward. They could also go Alex Len, whose size is tempting, but Bennett has an equally bright future.
4. Charlotte Bobcats: Alex Len
The Bobcats have have been shuffling between Byron Mullens, and Bismack Biyombo at center, but neither is cutting it. Len would finally give the Bobcats a definitive presence at center.
6. New Orleans Pelicans: Victor Oladipo
The Pelicans need help in the front court, but there really isn’t much available. Burke is an option, but Greivis Vasquez was impressive with nine assits per game last season. Oladipo would be a great interim sixth man, and eventual replacement for Eric Gordon, or maybe he could even play small forward.
7. Sacramento Kings:Trey Burke
Isaiah Thomas is not a terrible point guard by any means, but if Burke is available the new Kings staff could look to go in a different direction than the undersized Thomas.
8. Detroit Pistons: C.J. McCollum
The Pistions tried a combo-guard at point guard before, Brandon Knight, and it didn’t work, but McCollum will probably rise up boards especially considering he is cut from the same cloth as rookie of the year Damian Lillard.
9. Minnesota T’Wolves: Shabazz Muhammad
Pegged as the first pick overall a year ago, but Muhammad disappointed in his only season at UCLA. However, he is still greatly talented, and the T’Wolves need a guard/forward that can compliment Ricky Rubio and company.
10. Portland Trailblazers: Cody Zeller
The Blazers team isn’t terrible on paper, but Pope would give the team a big boost off the bench.
11. Philadelphia 76ers: Rudy Gobert
Under a new regime the 76ers may not want to play small ball anymore.
12. OKC Thunder: Dario Saric
The Thunder have a Spurs mindset of stashing players overseas.
13. Dallas Mavericks: Kelly Olynyk
Point guard is an issue, but Chris Kaman, and sadly Dirk may just not be cutting it anymore.
14. Utah Jazz: Michael Carter-Williams
Jamaal Tinsley can’t be the backup point guard
15. Milwaukee Bucks: Dennis Schroeder
The backcourt could be a problem if both Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis leave in a year or two.
16. Boston Celtics: Mason Plumlee
Kevin Garnett’s replacement?
17. Atlanta Hawks: Tony Mitchell
The Hawks could be losing Josh Smith, and Mitchell has a similar style.
18. Atlanta Hawks: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Shooting guard was a problem all year for the Hawks last year.
19. Cleveland Cavaliers: Gorgui Dieng
Anderson Varaejo can’t stay healthy so they’ll need depth up front.
20. Chicago Bulls: Jeff Withey
The Bulls lost a lot off the bench when Omer Asik left.
21. Utah Jazz: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Back court overhaul for the Jazz in this draft.
22. Brooklyn Nets: Giannas Adetokunbo
The Nets could use help in a lot of places, and should take the best play available.
23. Indiana Pacers: C.J. Leslie
24. New York Knicks: Lucas Nogueira
Kenyon Martin probably doesn’t have much life in him.
25. LA Clippers: Tony Snell
26. Minnesota T’Wolves: Steven Adams
There is a chance Nikola Peckovic is on his way out with big contract demands.
27. Denver Nuggets: Shane Larkin
Andre Miller has to be considering retirement this offseason.
28. San Antonio Spurs: Sergey Karasev
Overseas stash possibly for the Spurs.
29. OKC Thunder: Deshaun Thomas
Not a bad sixth man to replace Kevin Martin if he leaves.
30. Phoenix Suns: Allen Crabbe
The Suns could use a big man here, but Crabbe is one of the better available players, and one of the best three point shooters in the draft.