Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dougie Fresh Presents His Top 75

I would like to preface this post with the announcement that Chad Ford is a turd. In addition to drawing the ire of John Calipari's daughters, Ford ransacked an ideology from our resident draft guru, NBE scribe Doug Ferguson.

That wasn't cool. He needs to give back what wasn't rightfully his and try and make amends with the high-energy hoophead.

As for the floundering Knicks, New Yorkers need to be entertained by more than just Clyde Frazier's wowing, razzle-dazzle with words. We want a show.

Stephen Curry, who made us salivate more than Pavlov's Dog at the Garden during the Jimmy V Classic--turning the last 4:13 into a shooting clinic against West Virginia--could very well provide that show.

While many project Curry as a long shot for the Knicks, there's no magic ball here.

The Knicks would love a quick-strike sniper. The one knock on Curry is his paper-slim frame, which could render him as guardable as the white house. Curry looks a bit baller-in-chief Barack Obama, so hopefully he won't be as tightly defended in the NBA.

So without further ado, here is DOUG FERGUSON's Top-75 MOCK DRAFT

Big ups to Doug for his contribution...And if he encounters Pat Forde in the bar, it won't be pretty baby...

1) Blake Griffin/PF/Oklahoma

I admit I didn't drink the Kool-Aid at first but now I am...

2) Hasheem Thabeet/C/UCONN

There is just nobody like Hasheem Thabeet in this draft...

3) Ricky Rubio/PG/Spain

I was made a believer in the Olympics...

4) Demar Derozan/SG/USC

He is a project for sure but worth the risk...

5) Tyreke Evans/SG/MemphisHe is a kid in a man's body...will need time to develop feel...

6) Stephen Curry/PG-SG/Davidson

Despite height, can get shot off from anywhere with quick release...

7) James Harden/SG/Arizona State

He can score, but will probably go too early...

8) Gerald Henderson/SG/Duke

Stood out like a soar thumb on his unathletic Duke team...

9) Brandon Jennings/PG/Oak Hill Academy

Potential makes him worth the risk somewhere mid-lottery

10) Jordan Hill/PF/Arizona

Is he the next Chris Bosh or the next Drew Gooden?

11)Jonny Flynn/PG/Syracuse

Could be the better choice over Jennings, but its close...

12) Earl Clark/PF/Louisville

His versatility could make him the pick over Hill, but its ziplock-tight...

13) Austin Daye/SF/Gonzaga

Making mistake by not waiting for next year where he would go top 5...

14) Eric Maynor/PG/VCU

Probably the most complete, NBA ready-PG in draft...

15) Chase Budinger/SG/Arizona

Can score and has great size...enough said...

16) Wayne Ellington/SG/North Carolina

Might be the first slightly overrated national champ selected...

17) B.J. Mullens/C/Ohio State

NBA body, but does he have NBA heart and work ethic?

18) Terrence Williams/SF/Louisville

His complete game is going to make some team make the next step...

19) Jrue Holiday/PG/UCLA

Scouts hoping he can play the point as a pro...

20) Darren Collison/PG/UCLA

Some may have forgotten that he led a team to three straight Final 4's...

21) Patrick Mills/PG/Saint Mary'sHas been impressive in several pre-draft camps...

22) Sam Young/SF/Pitt

Some may be surprised he is ranked higher than teammate Blair...

23) DaJuan Blair/PF/Pitt

Durability questions are compounded by being undersized...

24) Omri Casspi/SF/Israel

Becoming more and more impressed with watching his tape...

25) Ty Lawson/PG/North Carolina

Quickness and speed can't be overlooked...

26) James Johnson/SF/Wake Forest

Can be a matchup nightmare if he puts in the work...

27) Gani Lawal/PF/Georgia Tech

A big body who carried his team all the way to last in the ACC...overrated!!!

28) Jeff Teague/PG/Wake Forest

The knock on all Wake players is their inability to defend...

29) Derrick Brown/SF/Xavier

Ability to defend is not a problem here...

30) Jerel McNeal/SG/Marquette

Another individual who will benefit from ability to defend the wing...

31) Jodie Meeks/SG/Kentucky

32) Tyler Smith/SF/Tennessee

33) Chris Johnson/C/LSU

34) Jeremy Pargo/PG/Gonzaga

35) A.J. Price/PG/UCONN

36) Vladamir Dasic/SF/Serbia

37) Taj Gibson/PF/USC

38) Dante Cunningham/PF/Villanova

39) Jeff Pendergraph/PF/Arizona State

40) Tyler Hansborough/PF/North Carolina

41) Jermaine Taylor/SG/Central Florida

42) Tyrese Rice/PG/Boston College

43) Jonas Jerebko/SF/Europe

44) Dajuan Summers/SF/Georgetown

45) Jack McClinton/SG/Miami U.

46) Jeff Adrien/PF/UCONN

47) Josh Heytveldt/C/Gonzaga

48) Dionte Christmas/SG/Temple

49) Wesley Matthews/SG/Marquette

50) Sergio Llull/PG/Spain

51) Curtis Jerrells/PG/Baylor

52) Leo Lyons/PF/Missouri

53) Milenko Tepic/SG/Serbia

54) Nick Calathes/PG/Florida

55) Jeff Pendergraph/PF/Arizona State

56) Robert Dozier/PF/Memphis

57) Lester Hudson/PG/Tennessee-Martin

58) Boban Marjanovic/C/Serbia

59) Dominic James/PG/Marquette

60) Greivis Vasquez/PG/Maryland

61) Luke Nevill/C/Utah

62) Nando de Colo/PG/France

63) Scottie Reynolds/PG/Villanova

64) Rodrigue Beaubois/PG/France

65) Danny Green/SG/North Carolina

66) Jon Brockman/PF/Washington

67) Josh Akognon/PG/Cal-State Fullerton

68) Paulo Prestes/C/Italy

69) Stefon Jackson/SG/UTEP

70) Micah Downs/SF/Gonzaga

71) Daniel Hackett/SG/USC

72) Victor Claver/SF/Europe

73) Garrett Siler/C/Augusta State

74) Brandon Costner/PF/N.C. State

75) Dwayne Collins/PF/Miami