With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the mock drafts are beginning to become more and more active and possibly even somewhat accurate. Kentucky is expected to have three players drafted anywhere from the lower lottery to the back end of the first round. A dark horse candidate would be on the outside chance that EJ Montgomery would stay in the draft and a late second round team would take him surely on potential.
The common thread that I see when going through Mock Drafts this year is that there really is no common thread for where the former Cats will go. It is pretty much set in stone that the top three picks will be Zion, Barrett and Morant with the remainder of the first round having a lot of fluidity.
|PJ Washington||Tyler Herro||Keldon Johnson|
|CBS Sports||15. Detroit||16. Orlando||22. Boston|
|NBADraft.net||27. Brooklyn||21. Oklahoma City||14. Boston|
|Yahoo Sports||11. LA Lakers||28. Golden State||23. Utah|
|ESPN||12. Charlotte||16. Orlando||22. Boston|
As you can see, Johnson is tied to the Celtics three times and Herro is tied to Orlando twice, but other than that, you can see a lot of differences in these drafts.
The most notable question mark for me is why NBADraft.net has Washington following all the way to the #27 pick while the other three have him in the Lottery? I don’t like to guarantee anything, but I can almost guarantee that, barring something happening between today and the draft, PJ Washington will not be available come pick #27.