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Day after lottery mock draft roundup

With the lottery behind us and the draft order set, now we can take a look at what some people who are clearly guessing much more informed than the rest of us are saying about where our Cats will end up. Here’s a look at some of the brand spanking new mock drafts popping up on the internets.

ESPN
1. John Wall – Washington
5. DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento
11. Daniel Orton – New Orleans
18. Eric Bledsoe – Miami
22. Patrick Patterson – Portland

NBADraft.net
1. John Wall – Washington
5. DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento
8. Patrick Patterson – L.A. Clippers
18. Daniel Orton – Miami
36. (#6 in 2nd Round) Eric Bledsoe – Detroit

DraftExpress
1. John Wall – Washington
4. DeMarcus Cousins – Minnesota
11. Patrick Patterson – New Orleans
13. Daniel Orton – Toronto
25. Eric Bledsoe – Memphis

CBS
1. John Wall – Washington
3. DeMarcus Cousins – New Jersey
12. Patrick Patterson – Memphis
14. Daniel Orton – Houston
24. Eric Bledsoe – Atlanta

Dime Magazine
1. John Wall – Washington
6. DeMarcus Cousins – Golden State
13. Patrick Patterson – Toronto
21. Daniel Orton – Oklahoma City
22. Eric Bledsoe – Portland

So what do these mocks supposedly tell us? John Wall may as well start packing for the nation’s capital. He’ll need all the usual essentials, like a toothbrush, towels, and Kevlar just to start. Boogie will likely move to the west coast, as Sacramento and Golden State lack big guys while the other teams that these mock drafts project him to already have a presence in the post, although it should be noted that New Jersey needs anything it can get. Patrick Patterson will almost surely go in the lottery, Daniel Orton will likely go not long after and Eric Bledsoe might get a little nervous as the first round winds along before someone scoops him up in the 20s.

The most important thing here is that only one of these mocks has a Cat going to the Clippers, which is literally the only team I’ll be cheering against getting any of them, since the organization is basically a black hole for talent. If that can be avoided, the whole lot of former Cats should be able to flourish in whatever situation they finally settle. However it shakes out, in about a month we’ll all be newly minted fans of the handful of NBA teams that pick up our recently departed Wildcats. Is exciting, no?

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.