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NetsDaily Mock Roundup #4

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It's getting late. With a week left til the draft, things begin to solidify. While every mock, including the key ones--those kept by teams, can be turned topsy-turvy by events, teams are making lists and talking about them in war rooms.

The Nets are expected to have their first serious discussions starting in the next few days...once international scout Rob Meurs returns from the Spanish League tournament. And this year, Meurs' opinion will be particularly valuable. The Nets have been working out a number of international players, the most important being Danilo Gallinari.

A survey of 15 mock drafts--out of the more than 100 on the web--shows that Gallinari of AJ Milano has moved into the top spot for the Nets' first pick at #10, with five of the 15 putting him at that spot. All four of the top mocks--Draft Express, NBADraft.net, ESPN and Sports Illustrated--have the Nets taking Gallinari. Anthony Randolph of LSU is favored in three for the #10 spot while DeAndre Jordan of Texas A&M is favored by two mocks for the #10 spot and improbably one at #21. Brook Lopez of Stanford gets two mentions as did Russell Westbrook of UCLA. Lopez and Westbrook have declined to work out for the Nets.

At #21, it's Brandon Rush of Kansas and Alexis Ajinca of France with three mentions each. There's no consensus at #40.

Here are the latest picks...

Draft Express:

10 - Danilo Gallinari
21 - Marreese Speights
40 - Joey Dorsey

NBAdraft.net

10 - Danilo Gallinari
21 - JaVale McGee
40 - George Hill

ESPN

10 - Danilo Gallinari
21 - DeAndre Jordan
40 - N/A

Sports Illustrated

10 - Danilo Gallinari
21 - Serge Ibaka
40 - N/A

CollegeHoops.net

10 - Russell Wesbrook
21 - Robin Lopez
40 - Courtney Lee

InsideHoops

10 - DeAndre Jordan
21 - Chris Douglas-Roberts
40 - James Gist

NBC Sports

10 - Russell Westbrook
21 - J.J. Hickson
40 - N/A

Hoopsworld
10 - Anthony Randolph
21 - Alexis Ajinca
40 - Gary Forbes

Pro Basketball News (Amico)

10 - Anthony Randolph
21 - Jason Thompson
40 - Omer Asik

Pro Basetball News (Mejia)

10 - DeAndre Jordan
21 - Chase Budinger (dropped out)
40 - N/A

RealGm

10 - Anthony Randolph
21 - Alexis Ajinca
40 - J. R. Giddens

About.com

10 - Darrell Arthur
21 - Alexis Ajinca
40 - N/A

Matt Maurer's Draft Review

10 - Danilo Gallinari
21 - Brandon Rush
40 - Richard Hendrix

Sporting News

10 - Brook Lopez
21 - Nicholas Batum
40 - N/A

Ridiculous Upside

10 - Brook Lopez
21 - Brandon Rush
40 - N/A