With all due respect to the good people at Bleacher Report, I find their new NBA mock draft to be ridiculous. Maybe I’m wrong and I usually am, but I think projecting Hamidou Diallo at No. 10 overall is way too high.
Here’s Bleacher Report’s explanation for the surprise pick:
10. Sacramento Kings – Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky
And here’s our big surprise of this mock. DraftExpress currently has Diallo at No. 36. We put him at No. 20 last week. At this point, he might be more likely to pull his name out of the draft and return to Kentucky next year. But if stays in, Diallo does have the physical tools, and NBA drafts typically have one real shocker – think the Bucks taking Thon Maker at No. 10 last year. [Bleacher Report]
On second thought, seeing it’s the Sacramento Kings makes sense. That organization might be crazy enough to waste a lottery pick on an unproven player with insane measurements. But I still can’t imagine Diallo will go that high and no one else out there has him in the first round.
Is this really a possibility?