The lottery is over and the mock drafts are starting to get serious. Here's a link to Chad Ford's 5th mock (out of the 100 or so that he'll do before draft night).
Ford has the Celtics picking Kevin Looney, a 6'9" power forward out of UCLA.
Foremost among them is Looney, a guy who is getting knocked around a bit by scouts right now because he's a project. But he has some terrific tools, including amazing length, versatility to play inside and out and a really good work ethic. I actually think that once he gets into workouts, he'll wow teams.
He also mentions Kelly Oubre, Bobby Portis, and the potential for trading up for Willie Cauley-Stein.
With the Clippers pick, he has us picking Chris McCullough and he mentions Robert Upshaw and Jordan Mickey as other options.
In addition, on twitter last night Ford mentioned a number of lottery teams willing to trade their picks.
Expect the Magic, Kings, Pistons and Hornets to seriously consider trading their picks. All 4 want to accelerate rebuild— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 20, 2015
Those are the teams right in the range where WCS might be available. Hmmm.
Got all that? We've still got 37 days till the draft and things are sure to change a bit between now and then.