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NetsDaily Mock Roundup #2

In 2002, the Nets took the youngest player in the draft, Nenad Krstic, thinking he would stay overseas for a year, then come to the NBA. It was low-risk, high-reward choice.

If the draftniks are right, the Nets will once again go for one of the youngest players in the draft this year as well, but DeAndre Jordan and Anthony Randolph won't have the luxury of spending a year in Europe. The 7'0" Jordan and 6'11" Randolph and 7 will have to prove their worth immediately...even if they are only 19 and 18 years old.

Jordan is favored in 16 and Randolph in 10 of the 46 mock drafts that went up after Chicago grabbed the overall #1 in Tuesday's Draft Lottery. Jordan and Randolph are also favored by the big three mocks -- Chad Ford's list on ESPN, NBADraft.net and Draft Express. ESPN has the Nets taking Randolph, the other two Jordan. Beyond those two, the next most popular are Florida PF Marreese Speights and Kansas PF Darrell Arthur, who are favored in nine each. Others who received more than two mentions in the 45 mocks were: Ohio State and Greek National Team center Kosta Koufos in 5, Arizona swingman Chase Budinger in 4 and Stanford's Robin Lopez, Italy's Danilo Gallinari, UCLA's Kevin Love and Georgetown's Roy Hibbert, all favored by three mocks. Budinger and Gallinari were the only swingmen to get more than two votes by the draftniks. Seven mocks, possibly following Draft Express' lead, had the Nets taking Jordan at #10 and Speights at #21.

We were aided by John Schuhmann's NBA Consensus Mock Draft, which catalogues the top website's choices and the ultra-comprehensive DC Sports Report, which has a regularly updated list of 80+ mocks, set up by major sports websites as well as bloggers, fantasy sports sites and gambling sites.

Some mocks go all the way the second round, some through the first and a few just the lottery.

Here's the breakdown:

ESPN - Anthony Randolph, Chase Budinger

nbadraft.net - DeAndre Jordan, Donte Green, Devon Hardin

Draft Express - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights, Shan Foster

Sports Illustrated - Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers

Sporting News - DeAndre Jordan, Jason Thompson

NBC Sports - Darrell Arthur, Wayne Ellington

Inside Hoops - Anthony Randolph, Kosta Koufos

RealGM - Marreese Speights, Brandon Rush, Bill Walker

Hoopsworld - Danilo Gallinari, Roy Hibbert, J.R. Giddens

College hoops.net - JaVale McGhee, Kosta Koufos, Richard Hendrix

Hoopshype - D.J. Augustin, Marreese Speights

Dime - DeAndre Jordan

Scout.com - Anthony Randolph

RotoTimes - Anthony Randolph, Kosta Koufos

AOL FanHouse - DeAndre Jordan
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Yardbarker - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights

NBA Mock - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights

mynbadraft - DeAndre Jordan, Nicholas Batum

nbadraftguru - Anthony Randolph, Brandon Rush, Nikola Pekovic

basketdraft - DeAndre Jordan, Mario Chalmers, Richard Roby

veganfishtacos - Anthony Randolph, Nicolas Batum

Laird NYC - Darrell Arthur, Joe Alexander

Basketboltr - DeAndre Jordan, Mareese Speights

College Hoops Update - D.J. Augustin, J. J. Hickson

Bleacher Report - Danilo Gallinari

Word on the Pound - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights

Hoops Report - Kevin Love, Roy Hibbert

Hoops Fantasy - Darrell Arthur

World Wide Athletics - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights

Le Cavs - Anthony Randolph, Chase Budinger

DC Pro Sports Report - DeAndre Jordan

NBA Mock Draft - DeAndre Jordan, Marreese Speights

Sports Lounge - DeAndre Jordan

Sports Projections - Darrell Arthur, Robin Lopez

Fanbay - Roy Hibbert

Ed Hochuli - Anthony Randolph, Kosta Koufos

Draft Empire - Darrell Arthur, Kosta Koufos, Kyle Weaver

Sports Talk Buzz - Anthony Randolph

Zagaholic - Kevin Love, Donte Greene

Draft Ace - Danilo Gallinari, Darrell Arthur

Fantasy Insider - DeAndre Jordan,

NE Patriots Draft - Robin Lopez, Jason Thompson

SportsBank - Darrell Arthur, Marreese Speights

FFToolbox - Anthony Randolph, Robin Lopez

Ridiculous Upside - Kevin Love, Chase Budinger

Crossover - Anthony Randolph, Chase Budinger

TMB - Darrell Arthur, Bill Walker