NBA Mock Draft 2.0: The Effects of the Early Entry Withdrawals

May 13th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
After bringing you my first mock draft a few weeks back, it's time to go back and revisit how early entrant withdrawals affected the draft. The only guaranteed first-rounder to remove his name from the draft this year was international prospect Jan Vesely, who was slotted to go No. 13 to Toronto in my original mock. The other big names to withdraw—Purdue's JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore and BYU's Jimmer Fredette—were all marginal first-round prospects at best. And much to Kentucky's chagrin, all five of their early entrants decided to remain in the draft, as all five project to be first-rounders this year. As more NBA teams enter the offseason, their scouting departments are poring over tapes and visiting pre-draft camps, picking apart tiny flaws in players. That's led me to shake up the draft board this time around. Without further adieu, check out the post-early entry edition of what the NBA draft could look like on June 24.Begin Slideshow


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