With the Draft Lottery next Tuesday, we decided to take our first look at who the mock drafts think the Nets will take should they retain the #10 pick once the ping pong balls settle. The likelihood of the Nets staying at #10 is around 95%.
Surprisingly, there is a growing consensus among the mocks that Anthony Randolph, a 6'11" forward, will be the Nets' choice. Seven of the 21 mocks updated in the past 10 days put Randolph in the 10th spot, including those of ESPN, Inside Hoops and Hoopshype. DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M's seven-footer, is next with four, while Marreese Speights of Florida, Roy Hibbert of Georgetown and Robin Lopez of Stanford are listed on three. In general, the mocks' authors for the most part think the Nets will go for a big man.
We were aided by DC Sports Report which has a regularly updated list 60 mocks, set up by major sports websites as well as bloggers. Some mocks go all the way the second round, some through the first and a couple just the lottery.
Here's the list:
NBA Mock - Kevin Love, Roy Hibbert
Hoopsworld - Robin Lopez, Joe Alexander, Davon Jefferson
Betus - Anthony Randolph
ESPN - Anthony Randolph
Chad Ford's Top 100 - DeAndre Jordan, Robin Lopez, Shan Foster
Inside Hoops - Anthony Randolph, Robin Lopez
mynbadraft - Anthony Randolph, Nicolas Batum
World Wide Athletics - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights
College Hoops Update - Eric Gordon, J.J. Hickson
NBAdraft - Nicolas Batum, Kostas Koufos, Richard Hendrix
draftguru - Russell Westbrook, Roy Hibbert, Serge Ibaka
Fantasy World - Darrell Arthur
nepatriot draft - Robin Lopez, Jason Thompson
basketdraft - DeAndre Jordan, Mario Chalmers, Richard Roby
ownmyownteam - DeAndre Jordan, Roy Hibbert.
veganfishtacos - Danilo Gallinari, Alexis Ajinca.
collegehoops net - Anthony Randolph, Ty Lawson, Richard Hendrix
draftexpress - D.j. Augustin, Marreese Speights, D.J. White
the draft reivew - D.J Augustin, Joe Alexander, Ryan Anderson
nba-draft.com - Anthony Randolph, Chase Budinger
Hoopshype - Anthony Randolph, Marreese Speights