NBA Mock Draft 2015: Pistons Go International

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The 2015 NBA Draft is just a week away so it’s time to take a look at a first round scenario in a new 2015 NBA mock draft.

Feb 7, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots over Florida Gators forward Jacob Kurtz (30) during the second half at Stephen C. O

1. Minnesota Timberwolves

Kentucky. Karl-Anthony Towns. 1. player. 86. With the ability to contribute right away and the highest ceiling of any big man in the draft, the Timberwolves should have Towns’ name pre-written on their draft card before draft night even arrives.. Power Forward

2. Los Angeles Lakers

player. 20. With the Timberwolves drafting Towns, the Lakers have an equally easy decision by making Okafor the draft’s number two pick.. Center. Duke. Jahlil Okafor. 2

3. Philadelphia 76ers

93. News that Joel Embiid may need more surgery and could miss another season could put Kristaps Porzingis in play, but the 76ers need to start building their backcourt after investing in the frontcourt in recent drafts.. Shooting Guard. Ohio State. D'Angelo Russell. 3. player

4. New York Knicks

27. The Knicks would probably love for a surprise in the top three but that didn’t happen here. Prozingis may be tempting here too, but the NBA is increasingly a guard’s game.. Point Guard. China. Emmanuel Mudiay. 4. player

5. Orlando Magic

player. 38. Porzingis gives the Magic and intriguing young core with Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon already in place.. Power Forward. Latvia. Kristaps Porzingis. 5

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