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2008 Preseason Mock Draft

By jphanned

We got together 12 of the Cafe’s finest veterans for this mock draft and produced some excellent results during the past two weeks. This year the pack has broken up a bit, and there is much more debate about where to rank players below the upper tier. Do you draft the player who has more upside for per-game production but comes with injury concerns, or do you go for the safer player with less upside for per-game production who will not miss many games? These veterans will help you answer your questions with pick-by-pick analysis and commentary. Here are the results, enjoy!
 

Pick #PlayerRoundTeam
1.Chris Paul (PG – NOR)
1jaytizy
2. Kobe Bryant (SG – LAL)
1crimson
3.  Amare Stoudemire (FC – PHO)
1rounders
4.   LeBron James (SF – CLE)
1the one
5.    Dirk Nowitzki (PF – DAL)
1caveman
6.     Shawn Marion (F – MIA)
1nebgib5
7.      Kevin Garnett (PF – BOS)
1mbuser
8.       Elton Brand (FC – PHI)
1silentjim
9.        Baron Davis (PG – LAC)
1ggs
10.         Caron Butler (SF – WAS)
1geodbear
11.          Dwyane Wade (G – MIA)
1bokzg
12.           Danny Granger (GF – IND)
1the thrill
13.           Chauncey Billups (PG – DET)
2the thrill
14.          Chris Bosh (FC – TOR)
2bokzg
15.         Gilbert Arenas (PG – WAS)
2geodbear
16.        Marcus Camby (C – LAC)
2ggs
17.       Steve Nash (PG – PHO)
2silentjim
18.      Pau Gasol (FC – LAL)
2mbuser
19.     Rashard Lewis (F – ORL)
2nebgib5
20.    Yao Ming (C – HOU)
2caveman
21.   Carlos Boozer (FC – UTA)
2the one
22.  Allen Iverson (G – DEN)
2rounders
23. Deron Williams (PG – UTA)
2crimson
24.Josh Smith (F – ATL)
2jaytizy
25.Tim Duncan (FC – SAS)
3jaytizy
26. Al Jefferson (FC – MIN)
3crimson
27.  Jose Calderon (PG – TOR)
3rounders
28.   Kevin Martin (SG – SAC)
3the one
29.    Rudy Gay (GF – MEM)
3caveman
30.     Jason Richardson (GF – CHA)
3nebgib5
31.      Manu Ginobili (SG – SAS)
3mbuser
32.       Andre Iguodala (GF – PHI)
3silentjim
33.        Paul Pierce (GF – BOS)
3ggs
34.         David West (PF – NOR)
3geodbear
35.          Vince Carter (GF – NJN)
3bokzg
36.           Jason Kidd (PG – DAL)
3the thrill
37.           Rasheed Wallace (FC – DET)
4the thrill
38.          Antawn Jamison (F – WAS)
4bokzg
39.         Monta Ellis (G – GSW)
4geodbear
40.        Joe Johnson (G – ATL)
4ggs
41.       Carmelo Anthony (SF – DEN)
4silentjim
42.      Ron Artest (F – HOU)
4mbuser
43.     Chris Kaman (C – LAC)
4nebgib5
44.    Hedo Turkoglu (GF – ORL)
4caveman
45.   Brandon Roy (G – POR)
4the one
46.  Mehmet Okur (FC – UTA)
4rounders
47. Dwight Howard (C – ORL)
4crimson
48.Michael Redd (GF – MIL)
4jaytizy
49.Andrew Bynum (C – LAL)
5jaytizy
50. Gerald Wallace (F – CHA)
5crimson
51.  Mike Dunleavy (GF – IND)
5rounders
52.   Lamar Odom (F – LAL)
5the one
53.    Mo Williams (PG – MIL)
5caveman
54.     Devin Harris (PG – NJN)
5nebgib5
55.      Andris Biedrins (C – GSW)
5mbuser
56.       Ray Allen (SG – BOS)
5silentjim
57.        Josh Howard (GF – DAL)
5ggs
58.         Emeka Okafor (FC – CHA)
5geodbear
59.          Brad Miller (C – SAC)
5bokzg
60.           LaMarcus Aldridge (FC – POR)
5the thrill
61.           Kevin Durant (GF – OKC)
6the thrill
62.          Samuel Dalembert (C – PHI)
6bokzg
63.         Jason Terry (G – DAL)
6geodbear
64.        Andrei Kirilenko (F – UTA)
6ggs
65.       Al Horford (FC – ATL)
6silentjim
66.      Andre Miller (PG – PHI)
6mbuser
67.     Mike Miller (GF – MIN)
6nebgib5
68.    Andrew Bogut (C – MIL)
6caveman
69.   Jermaine O’Neal (FC – TOR)
6the one
70.  Greg Oden (C – POR)
6rounders
71. Peja Stojakovic (GF – NOR)
6crimson
72.Randy Foye (G – MIN)
6jaytizy
73.Corey Maggette (GF – GSW)
7jaytizy
74. Stephen Jackson (GF – GSW)
7crimson
75.  Michael Beasley (PF – MIA)
7rounders
76.   Zydrunas Ilgauskas (C – CLE)
7the one
77.    Jamal Crawford (G – NYK)
7caveman
78.     Tyson Chandler (C – NOR)
7nebgib5
79.      Leandro Barbosa (G – PHO)
7mbuser
80.       David Lee (FC – NYK)
7silentjim
81.        Troy Murphy (FC – IND)
7ggs
82.         Al Harrington (FC – GSW)
7geodbear
83.          Anthony Parker (GF- TOR)
7bokzg
84.           Tracy McGrady (GF – HOU)
7the thrill
85.           Luol Deng (GF – CHI)
8the thrill
86.          Mike Bibby (PG – ATL)
8bokzg
87.         Ben Gordon (SG – CHI)
8geodbear
88.        Richard Jefferson (SF – MIL)
8ggs
89.       Shane Battier (SF – HOU)
8silentjim
90.      John Salmons (GF – SAC)
8mbuser
91.     Kirk Hinrich (G – CHI)
8nebgib5
92.    Rip Hamilton (SG – DET)
8caveman
93.   Raja Bell (SG – PHO)
8the one
94.  Francisco Garcia (GF – SAC)
8rounders
95. TJ Ford (PG – IND)
8crimson
96.Marvin Williams (GF – ATL)
8jaytizy
97.Tony Parker (PG – SAS)
9jaytizy
98. Jamario Moon (SF – TOR)
9crimson
99.  Thaddeus Young (F – PHI)
9rounders
100.   OJ Mayo (G – MEM)
9the one
101.    Rajon Rondo (G – BOS)
9caveman
102.     Nick Collison (FC – OKC)
9nebgib5
103.      Kenyon Martin (PF – DEN)
9mbuser
104.       Raymond Felton (G – CHA)
9silentjim
105.        Ryan Gomes (F – MIN)
9ggs
106.         Joakim Noah (FC – CHI)
9geodbear
107.          Charlie Villanueva (F – MIL)
9bokzg
108.           Ronnie Brewer (GF – UTA)
9the thrill
109.           Nene Hilario (FC – DEN)
10the thrill
110.          Jameer Nelson (PG – ORL)
10bokzg
111.         Beno Udrih (PG – SAC)
10geodbear
112.        Drew Gooden (PF – CHI)
10ggs
113.       Rafer Alston (PG – HOU)
10silentjim
114.      Travis Outlaw (F – POR)
10mbuser
115.     Jeff Green (F – OKC)
10nebgib5
116.    Kevin Love (FC – MIN)
10caveman
117.   Grant Hill (GF – PHO)
10the one
118.  Al Thornton (F – LAC)
10rounders
119. Ricky Davis (GF – LAC)
10crimson
120.Hakim Warrick (F – MEM)
10jaytizy
121.Zach Randolph (PF – NYK)
11jaytizy
122. Chris Duhon (PG – NYK)
11crimson
123.  Wilson Chandler (GF – NYK)
11rounders
124.   Rashad McCants (GF – MIN)
11the one
125.    J.R. Smith (SG – DEN)
11caveman
126.     Mike Conley (G – MEM)
11nebgib5
127.      Derrick Rose (PG – CHI)
11mbuser
128.       Kendrick Perkins (C – BOS)
11silentjim
129.        Tayshaun Prince (SF – DET)
11ggs
130.         Mickael Pietrus (GF – ORL)
11geodbear
131.          Chris Wilcox (FC – SEA)
11bokzg
132.           Matt Barnes (SF – PHO)
11the thrill
133.           Ben Wallace (FC – CLE)
12the thrill
134.          Delonte West (G – CLE)
12bokzg
135.         Brendan Haywood (C – WAS)
12geodbear
136.        James Posey (GF – NOR)
12ggs
137.       Spencer Hawes (C – SAC)
12silentjim
138.      Yi Jianlian (PF – NJN)
12mbuser
139.     Rodney Stuckey (G – DET)
12nebgib5
140.    Paul Millsap (FC – UTA)
12caveman
141.   Cuttino Mobley (SG – LAC)
12the one
142.  Tyrus Thomas (F – CHI)
12rounders
143. Andrea Bargnani (FC – TOR)
12crimson
144.Jerryd Bayless (PG – POR)
12jaytizy
145.Brook Lopez (FC – NJN)
13jaytizy
146. Antonio McDyess (PF – DET)
13crimson
147.  Ramon Sessions (G – MIL)
13rounders
148.   Stephon Marbury (PG – NYK)
13the one
149.    Boris Diaw (FC – PHO)
13caveman
150.     Dorell Wright (GF – MIA)
13nebgib5
151.      Luis Scola (FC – HOU)
13mbuser
152.       Andres Nocioni (F – CHI)
13silentjim
153.        Daniel Gibson (G – CLE)
13ggs
154.         Roger Mason (PG – SAS)
13geodbear
155.          Jason Maxiell (FC – DET)
13bokzg
156.           Darko Milicic (FC – MEM)13the thrill

Participants
jaytizy = jaytizy
crimson = baller_crimson
rounders = Rounders Block
the one = the one
caveman = CavemanDoctor
nebgib5 = nebgib5
mbuser = mbuser
silentjim = silentjim
ggs = ggs
geodbear = geodbear
bokzg = bokzg
the thrill = The Thrill

 
Settings & Rosters
Settings:
• 13 round draft assuming the standard 9 categories (PTS, 3PTM, REB, AST, STL, BLK, TO, FG%, FT%).
• Rotisserie scoring, non-keeper league.
Roster Requirements:
• PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN

 
Justin Phan currently writes for RotoWire and is one of the Cafe's recognized experts. He grew up in the Bay Area and has been a Warriors fan since the Run TMC days. Justin maintains that Baron Davis' beard is without a doubt the greatest thing about the NBA despite the results of the BDL Bedlam Tournament. Currently a college student at Santa Clara University, Justin looks forward to many years to come in the sports writing industry. Catch up with Justin, who posts as Rounders Block, and many other great minds at the Cafe's forums.
 
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