Drew Packham has been put in charge of the NBA.com consensus draft feature...12 mock drafts from across the internet. Not surprising, Derrick Favors is the consensus pick for the Nets, with 10 out of 12 mocks picking him. Only Inside Hoops disagreed as of Tuesday, projecting DeMarcus Cousins. Then, Wednesday, ESPN's Chad Ford changed his vote, believing the 76ers will ultimately see Favors as a better choice than Evan Turner...who would then fall to the Nets.
"The Nets want to turn this thing around quickly and Turner has the ability to step in and play from day one" wrote Ford. "He can play both the 2 and the 3, and can share time on the wing with Courtney Lee and Terrence Williams."
Although the NBA.com consensus doesn't go beyond the lottery, a look at the full mocks shows that two swingmen, West virginia's Devin Ebanks and UConn's Stanley Robinson, are the most favored, but only with three votes each.
Meanwhile, the Nets have released the names of the 12 players who will work out at the end of next week in East Rutherford.
June 4 – SG Dominique Jones (South Florida), SG Elijiah Millsap (UAB), PF Lance Thomas (Duke), PF Magnum Rolle (La. Tech), PF Larry Sanders (VCU), PF Tiny Gallon (Oklahoma)
June 8 – PG Mikhail Torrance (Alabama), PG Anthony Johnson (Montana), SF Quincy Pondexter (Washington), SF Darrington Hobson (New Mexico), PF Laurence Ekperigin (LeMoyne), C Art Parakhouski (Radford out of Belarus).
- 2010 NBA Draft: Consensus Mock Draft - Drew Packham - NBA.com
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