Gary Parrish dropped his updated mock just a little bit ago and all three Kentucky guys stay in the top-18. Parrish still has Jamal Murray going No. 3 to the Celtics, Skal to Orlando at No.11 and Ulis at No. 18 to Detroit.
Parrish talks about Murray’s recent workout as a reason to keep him going to Boston. Here’s all the nice words about him:
Murray made 79 of 100 3-point attempts during his workout with the Celtics this week in a performance that suggests there’s nothing fluky about the 40.8 percent he shot from 3-point range during his one season at Kentucky. Meantime, Boston really needs shooting. And I just can’t imagine a scenario where Murray isn’t a good NBA scorer. So the Celtics going this direction makes a lot of sense on multiple levels, I think.
Parrish makes a great point about Skal to Orlando with new coach Frank Vogel. Vogel recently developed Myles Turner at Indiana and has been able to grow players during his time in the NBA. If you’re the Magic why not take Skal – once considered a top pick – and see what Vogel can do with him?