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2015 NBA mock draft: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to Cavaliers, Delon Wright to Nets, Tyrone Wallace to 76ers

Who goes where?

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Lots of Pac-12 players are in contention to be first round NBA Draft picks. Let's take a look at each of them via the DraftExpress rankings.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona Wildcats, 24th pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers: Shawn Marion is retiring, meaning Cleveland will need a serviceable backup small forward. Hollis-Jefferson fits the bill as a more than capable backup. He's a terror to deal with defensively and has the athleticism to attack the rim. No one's going to mistake him for LeBron James, but Hollis-Jefferson does have a Draymond Green nastiness to his game. He could fit extremely well in Cleveland.

Delon Wright, Utah Utes, 29th pick to the Atlanta Hawks (traded to Brooklyn Nets): Wright is a jack of all trades point guard who can score, distribute and lead a team, but it might very well depend on the fit as to whether he succeeds at the next level. Wright could probably use a playoff team to be the right fit as a backup guard, although he does have the mental framework to lead a team at any moment.

Tyrone Wallace, California Golden Bears, 38th pick to the Denver Nuggets (traded to the Philadelphia 76ers): Wallace is one of those players who teams would love to have in their wing rotation. He's long-armed, can defend well, drive to the rim and get buckets, and play point guard at times as well. Wallace needs to improve his problematic free throw shooting, but that is fixable--everything else is in good shape.