I will be updating our Pac-12 Perspective NBA mock draft periodically leading up the 2015 NBA Draft. Our draft is just likes any other mock draft, but the difference is that we really only focus on the Pac-12 players we have going.
Until the lottery order is set, I use the ESPN Lottery Machine to figure out the order of the first 14 picks so they can be pretty random.
1. Minnesota - Karl-Anthony Towns C Kentucky
2. Orlando - Jahlil Okafor C Duke
3. Sacramento - D'Angelo Russell PG Ohio State
4. New York - Emmanuel Mudiay PG Congo
5. Philadelphia - Justise Winslow SG Duke
6. Philadelphia - Kristaps Porzingis PF Latvia
7. Denver - Willie Cauley-Stein C Kentucky
8. Detroit - Mario Hezonja SG Croatia
9. Indiana - Stanley Johnson SF Arizona
The Pacers need to pretty much completely revamp their team so they might as well take the best player available in Johnson who has pretty much everything except a knockout offensive game. The Pacers could develop him into their next Ron Artest, but without the baggage.
10. Charlotte - Trey Lyles PF Kentucky
11. Boston - Myles Turner PF Texas
12. Utah - Kelly Oubre SF Kansas
13. Phoenix- Kevon Looney SF UCLA
The Suns can kind of take the top player on the board at just about any position and someone who could challenge the Morris' like Looney would be perfect. Looney can come in right away, play two positions of need and score for the Suns.
14. Houston - Jerian Grant PG Notre Dame
15. Philaelphia - Sam Dekker SF Wisconsin
16. Atlanta - Frank Kaminsky C Wisconsin
17. Milwaukee - Montrezl Harrell PF Louisville
18. Washington - Jakob Poeltl PF Utah
I think Poeltl sees the hot iron and declares knowing he has a good shot to go near the lottery. The Wizards need more at power forward and Poeltl has endless potential, especially for a guy you can find near the twentieth pick.
19. Oklahoma City - Devin Booker SG Kentucky
20. Chicago - Cameron Payne PG Murray State
21. Toronto - Kris Dunn PG Providence
22. Dallas - Bobby Portis PF Arkansas
23. Cleveland - Buddy Hield SG Oklahoma
24. Portland - Caris LeVert SG Michigan
25. San Antonio - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Arizona
The Spurs love shooters, but getting a lock-down defender late in the first round would be a major steal. Hollis-Jefferson's offensive woes will push him down here, but he also might be the best defender in the draft so I don't see him falling out of the first round.
26. Boston - R.J. Hunter SG Georgia State
27. Cleveland - Christian Wood PF UNLV
28. Lakers - Tyus Jones PG Duke
29. Brooklyn - Delon Wright PG Utah
Wright's age and lack of outside shooting prowess knocks him down the draft, but the Nets could use a guy who can get to the rim and defend like him.
30. Golden State - Jarell Martin PF LSU