Mock DraftsJanuary 18, 2006


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Mid-Season Mock Draft

By Arlo Vander

Two and a half months into the 2005-06 season, many fantasy owners are developing a case of 20/20 hindight, wishing they had known at their preseason drafts what they know now. Indeed, much has happened in the NBA since the season began on November 1. Some players, such as Gerald Wallace or rookie Chris Paul, have seen their stock soar, while others, like Atlanta’s Josh Smith, haven’t quite lived up to lofty preseason expectations.

To see just how much things have changes since the season’s opening tip-off, let’s take a look at a new ten-team mock. From the very first player to go off the board (roto star Shawn Marion) to the last (Donyell Marshall), there’s lots of food for thought in these 13 rounds.

As with any mock draft, the drafters’ preferences and team needs obviously play a role in their respective choices, and a player’s rank might therefore vary from what you might expect from a cheat sheet compiled outside of actual draft conditions.

Pick #PlayerRoundTeam
1.Shawn Marion – F, Pho
1Turmoil
2. Kevin Garnett – F, Min
1Rodigee
3.  LeBron James – SF, Cle
1so0p
4.   Dirk Nowitzki – PF, Dal
1buckets
5.    Kobe Bryant – SG, LAL
1Thrill
6.     Elton Brand – PF, LAC
1kingctb
7.      Paul Pierce – SG, Bos
1Pinot
8.       Allen Iverson – PG, Phi
1MeShawn
9.        Dwyane Wade – G, Mia
1tianyi86
10.         Gilbert Arenas – PG, Was
1shatner8
11.         Steve Nash – PG, Pho
2shatner8
12.        Andrei Kirilenko – F, Utah
2tianyi86
13.       Vince Carter – G/F, NJ
2MeShawn
14.      Chauncy Billups – PG, Det
2Pinot
15.     Tim Duncan – F/C, SA
2kingctb
16.    Pau Gasol – PF, Mem
2Thrill
17.   Chris Bosh – PF, Tor
2buckets
18.  Tracy McGrady – G/F, Hou
2so0p
19. Rashard Lewis – F, Sea
2Rodigee
20.Jason Kidd – PG, NJ
2Turmoil
21.Ray Allen – SG, Sea
3Turmoil
22. Jermaine O’Neal – F/C, Ind
3Rodigee
23.  Chris Paul – PG, NO
3so0p
24.   Rasheed Wallace – F/C, Det
3buckets
25.    Brad Miller – C, Sac
3Thrill
26.     Stephon Marbury – PG, NY
3kingctb
27.      Yao Ming – C, Hou
3Pinot
28.       Ben Wallace – F/C, Det
3MeShawn
29.        Lamar Odom – F, LAL
3tianyi86
30.         Zydrunas Ilgauskas – C, Cle
3shatner8
31.         Gerald Wallace – G/F, Cha
4shatner8
32.        Mike Bibby – PG, Sac
4tianyi86
33.       Marcus Camby – C, Den
4MeShawn
34.      Jason Richardson – SG, GS
4Pinot
35.     Carmelo Anthony – SF, Den
4kingctb
36.    Peja Stojakovic – SF, Sac
4Thrill
37.   Michael Redd – SG, Mil
4buckets
38.  Dwight Howard – PF, Orl
4so0p
39. Baron Davis – PG, GS
4Rodigee
40.Samuel Dalembert – C, Phi
4Turmoil
41.Morris Peterson – G/F, Tor
5Turmoil
42. Mehmet Okur – C, Utah
5Rodigee
43.  Andre Miller – PG, Den
5so0p
44.   Brevin Knight – PG, Cha
5buckets
45.    Wally Szczerbiak – SF, Min
5Thrill
46.     Manu Ginobili – SG, SA
5kingctb
47.      David West – PF, NO
5Pinot
48.       Ricky Davis – G/F, Bos
5MeShawn
49.        Richard Jefferson – G/F, NJ
5tianyi86
50.         Eddie Jones – G/F, Mem
5shatner8
51.         Andre Iguodala – G/F, Phi
6shatner8
52.        Shane Battier – SF, Mem
6tianyi86
53.       Jason Terry – PG, Dal
6MeShawn
54.      Delonte West – G, Bos
6Pinot
55.     Tony Parker – PG, SA
6kingctb
56.    Kirk Hinrich – PG, Chi
6Thrill
57.   Richard Hamilton – SG, Det
6buckets
58.  Antawn Jamison – F, Was
6so0p
59. Caron Butler – SF, Was
6Rodigee
60.Rafer Alston – PG, Hou
6Turmoil
61.Ron Artest – SF, Sac
7Turmoil
62. Joe Johnson – G/F, Atl
7Rodigee
63.  Chris Kaman – C, LAC
7so0p
64.   Jason Williams – PG, Mia
7buckets
65.    Chris Webber – PF, Phi
7Thrill
66.     Larry Hughes – SG, Cle
7kingctb
67.      Mike Miller – G/F, Mem
7Pinot
68.       Drew Gooden – PF, Cle
7MeShawn
69.        Steve Francis – G, Orl
7tianyi86
70.         Mike James – PG, Tor
7shatner8
71.         Josh Howard – G/F, Dal
8shatner8
72.        Troy Murphy – PF, GS
8tianyi86
73.       Luke Ridnour – PG, Sea
8MeShawn
74.      Smush Parker – G, LAL
8Pinot
75.     Shareef Abdur-Rahim – PF, Sac
8kingctb
76.    Cuttino Mobley – SG, LAC
8Thrill
77.   Sam Cassell – PG, LAC
8buckets
78.  Andrew Bogut – F/C, Mil
8so0p
79. Raja Bell – SG, Pho
8Rodigee
80.Kenyon Martin – PF, Den
8Turmoil
81.Tyson Chandler – F/C, Chi
9Turmoil
82. Boris Diaw – G/F, Pho
9Rodigee
83.  Stephen Jackson – G/F, Ind
9so0p
84.   Channing Frye – F/C, NY
9buckets
85.    Al Harrington – F, Atl
9Thrill
86.     Ben Gordon – G, Chi
9kingctb
87.      Danny Granger – F, Ind
9Pinot
88.       Kurt Thomas – F/C, Pho
9MeShawn
89.        PJ Brown – F/C, NO
9tianyi86
90.         Bonzi Wells – SG, Sac
9shatner8
91.         Jameer Nelson – PG, Orl
10shatner8
92.        Maurice Williams – PG, Mil
10tianyi86
93.       Bobby Simmons – G/F, Mil
10MeShawn
94.      Josh Childress – G/F, Atl
10Pinot
95.     Jamaal Magloire – C, Mil
10kingctb
96.    Shaquille O’Neal – C, Mia
10Thrill
97.   Zach Randolph – PF, Por
10buckets
98.  Tayshaun Prince – SF, Det
10so0p
99. Juan Dixon – G, Por
10Rodigee
100.Charlie Villanueva – F, Tor
10Turmoil
101.Carlos Boozer – PF, Utah
11Turmoil
102. Emeka Okafor – F/C, Cha
11Rodigee
103.  Andres Nocioni – SF, Chi
11so0p
104.   Udonis Haslem – PF, Mia
11buckets
105.    Corey Maggette – SF, LAC
11Thrill
106.     Josh Smith – SF, Atl
11kingctb
107.      Joel Przybilla – C, Por
11Pinot
108.       Jalen Rose – G/F, NY
11MeShawn
109.        Kendrick Perkins – F/C, Bos
11tianyi86
110.         Raef Lafrentz – F/C, Bos
11shatner8
111.         Kenny Thomas – PF, Sac
12shatner8
112.        Raymond Felton – G, Cha
12tianyi86
113.       Mike Dunleavy – SF, GS
12MeShawn
114.      Kevin Martin – SG, Sac
12Pinot
115.     TJ Ford – PG, Mil
12kingctb
116.    Grant Hill – SF, Orl
12Thrill
117.   Amare Stoudemire – F/C, Pho
12buckets
118.  Luol Deng – G/F, Chi
12so0p
119. Darius Miles – F, Por
12Rodigee
120.Mickael Pietrus – G/F, GS
12Turmoil
121.Kyle Korver – SF, Phi
13Turmoil
122. Hedo Turkoglu – G/F, Orl
13Rodigee
123.  Zaza Pauchulia – F/C, Atl
13so0p
124.   Brendan Haywood – C, Was
13buckets
125.    Derek Fisher – PG, GS
13Thrill
126.     Devean George – G/F, LAL
13kingctb
127.      Darko Milicic – C, Det
13Pinot
128.       Robert Swift – C, Sea
13MeShawn
129.        Primoz Brezec – F/C, Cha
13tianyi86
130.         Donyell Marshall – SF, Cle13shatner8

Legend
so0p = so0perspam
Thrill = The Thrill
kingctb = kingctb27
Pinot = PinotResa

 
 
Assumed League Settings:

Single-season league (no keepers); roto scoring with the following nine categories: Points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-point field goals made, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, turnovers

Thirteen-man rosters: PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Flex, Flex, along with three bench spots

 
Thanks as always to the fantasy pros who shared their insight and expertise in the latest mock draft. You’ll find all the participants talking hoops in the Cafe Forums.

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