Ahead of NBA’s SI Mock draft, several teams have been on the rush to see their top players appear in the list. Looking at previous SI Mocks, last year appeared to be boring as it gave unproductive players a chance to feature in the pool. For Cleveland Cavaliers, they have managed to miss out from the draft twice in recent years. Prior to the selection, Cleveland’s players are hoping for the best as the team received No.1 pick in drafts that featured LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
As they say, luck comes once and this is exactly what happened to Cleveland Cavaliers. The team missed an opportunity to test the good fortune for another time. According to Detroit News, Cleveland’s No.1 pick Anthony Bennett stands at 35.2 percent in terms of shooting alongside a 6.77 PER so far this season. Now, the campaign seems to get hotter ahead of the main NBA draft to be held in June. According to Chris Mannix’s mock draft, he has indicated that there will be five players from local schools in the selection. Chris is SI.com writer where he says that 2014 NBA is one of the deepest in years.
In terms of earlier picks, 76ers will have to use the 10th pick on Michigan State guard Harris. This is according to Chris Mannix also indicated the team’s expectations of getting two top-10 picks. Chris calls Gary Harris a capable scorer as well as his maturity and skills in defending. In fact, Gary is likely to fit in well while playing alongside Michael Carter-Williams. On the other hand, Michigan guard Nik Stauskas is scheduled to get close to the Nuggets at No.11. Nik will be followed by Michigan State University’s Adreian Payne at No.18 to the Suns.
To wrap it all, Mitch McGary of U-M is expected to pair with Miami Heat in the 26th pick. Although, the probabilities of this happening still hangs on the balance since the player has not yet confirmed whether he will make his return. If Mitch announces to appear for the school and the draft as well, his selection could turn to be a late first-round steal. This is according to Chris Mannix who further stipulated that Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III is set to be the 30th pick of the round. For Glenn, he will go to the Spurs as everybody waits to see full list on 26th June when NBA main draft will be done.