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NBA Mock Draft Update

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We are 88 days away from adding at least three new members to the Cats in the NBA family. Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo are all expected to declare for the NBA Draft at some point in the near future. Monk and Fox have consistently been predicted to go in the top-10, while Bam is predicted to go in the latter part of the first round.

Here is one of the more up-to-date Mock Drafts.

NBADraft.net Mock Draft 3-31

The only three Kentucky players that this draft has getting drafted are projected to go in the first 21 picks. How do these players fit that respective team?

De’Aaron Fox to Orlando

Current Cats in Orlando: Jodie Meeks

Fox to Orlando would help the Magic with the point guard spot. Currently, the Magic turn to Louisiana-Lafayette alum Elfird Payton. Payton has a consistent body of work, but a guard like Fox would help transform the Magic team.

Malik Monk to Dallas

Current Cats in Dallas: Nerlens Noel

Monk will obviously bring elite scoring to the Mavs. The Mavs need his shooting and explosive ability to play as a nice compliment to point guard Yogi Ferrell.

Bam Adebayo to Oklahoma City

Current Cats in OKC: Enes Kanter

Adebayo will most likely be best suited to play the four in the NBA. On a team littered with guards and centers, Adebayo could be a perfect fit for the Thunder. I would also love to see him under Billy Donovan, who I still say is one of my favorite all-time coaches.

Note: Why would Phoenix take Ball over Fox? Why not have a team with Knight, Bledsoe, Ulis, Booker and Fox?

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Article written by Sam Gormley

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13 Comments for NBA Mock Draft Update



  1. Big DAWG Loggin
    3:01 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    Yes, I realize this is not the right thread. But it seems like, on a weekly basis, I gotta here this song. It’s like how early 80’s REM and U2 moved me.

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  2. Han
    3:05 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    We’ll have 2 guards in the lottery and probably another going for workouts (Briscoe), so the real question is, which one of them ends up in Phoenix?



  3. @GoCayts
    3:11 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    It’s amazing how many freshmen are on this list … and looks like a really strong draft



  4. shelby
    3:30 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    Why does phoenix need another pg? I hope they trade ullis, knight, and bledsoe.



    • UkfanMatt
      3:42 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

      Agree. I don’t see why they draft another PG, especially one whose defensive woes were so easily exposed



    • StuckinLville
      1:51 am April 3, 2017 Permalink

      That’s what I was wondering. Ball may be a good pg, but he does not have the driving ability of Bledsoe and Ulis is just amazing with the ball in his hands so this makes no sense to me.



  5. Tony the Liger
    3:49 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    “Fox to Orlando would help the Magic with the point guard spot.” No shit, Sam.



  6. chris43
    4:02 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    I hope Ball doesn’t end up in Phoenix.



    • bhb71
      5:30 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

      If PHX gets a top-2 pick, I could see them trading down. They don’t need another elite guard, and they could likely get a really nice return for that pick.



  7. sp
    4:19 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    Bam needs to come back and play the four. Isaac can handle the center spot if we don’t fill it with yet another freshman. Briscoe and Bam would do wonders for the incoming crew.



    • Tony the Liger
      4:36 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

      We’ll be lucky if any of the three players you mentioned are on next year’s team.



  8. catsarerunnin
    5:32 pm April 2, 2017 Permalink

    That’s because they’re Grrrreeeaaaattt!!!