NBA Mock Draft 2015: Pistons Dream Scenario?

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Mar 21, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) drives to the basket against Cincinnati Bearcats forward Octavius Ellis (2) during the first half in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at KFC Yum! Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

1. Minnesota Timberwolves

Kentucky. Karl-Anthony Towns. 1. player. 86. Towns doesn’t have the advanced offensive game of Jahlil Okafor, but Towns offers more athleticism and versatility. Defensively, Towns posses the rare ability to protect the rim as well as step out to defend the pick and roll. A strong case can be made for either guy, but Towns has the higher ceiling and what are weaknesses today aren’t major holes that can’t be improved upon over time.. Power Forward

2. Los Angeles Lakers

20. The Lakers’ decision will be dependent on what the Timberwolves do ahead of them with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor as the draft’s clear top-two prospects. Okafor may not have as high of a ceiling as Towns, and may struggle in certain defensive situations, but he brings a good offensive game and gives the Lakers an important piece to build around down low.. Center. Duke. Jahlil Okafor. 2. player

3. Philadelphia 76ers

3. player. 93. The 76ers have invested heavily in their frontcourt in recent drafts with the likes of Joel Embiid and <a rel=. Shooting Guard. Ohio State. D'Angelo Russell

4. New York Knicks

4. player. 27. Spending his post-high school year in China instead of at SMU as originally planned gives Mudiay some professional experience. There is a lot to like about his size and strength but there are unknowns as well. Mudiay played in just 12 games in China due to injury, and his jumper is inconsistent.. Point Guard. China. Emmanuel Mudiay

5. Orlando Magic

5. player. 38. The backcourt is set with <a rel=. Power Forward. Latvia. Kristaps Porzingis

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