Matt Steinmetz's mock draft 1.0


Matt Steinmetz's mock draft 1.0

1. New Orleans: Anthony Davis, PF, 6-10, Kentucky
Absolutely, positively the No. 1 pick.

2. Charlotte: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, 6-7, Kentucky
Bobcats may be looking to move this pick.

3. Washington: Thomas Robinson, PF, 6-9, Kansas
Perhaps a little undersized but big on effort, energy.

4. Cleveland: Bradley Beal, SG, 6-4, Florida
Backcourt of future Kyrie Irving-Beal.

5. Sacramento: Andre Drummond, C, 6-10, Connecticut
Allow ample time for development.

6. Portland: Perry Jones III, PF, 6-11, Baylor
Blazers can take chance on Jones with another pick at No. 10 looming.

7. Warriors: Jared Sullinger, PF, 6-9, Ohio State
What he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in skill, smarts.

8. Toronto: Terrence Jones, PF, 6-9, Kentucky
Has makings of a solid pro.

9. Detroit: Jeremy Lamb, SG, 6-5, Connecticut
Long and skilled, Lamb should be able to score as a pro.

10. New Orleans: Harrison Barnes, SF, 6-8, North Carolina
All of a sudden, Hornets are deep, talented.

11. Portland: John Henson, PF, 6-11, North Carolina
Hensons length should make him defensive factor.12. Milwaukee: Tyler Zeller, C, 7-0, North Carolina
Is most pro-ready of centers.13. Phoenix: Damian Lillard, PG, 6-3, Weber State
Oakland native considered best of point guards.14. Houston: Kendall Marshall, PG, 6-4, North Carolina
Kyle Lowry might be on way out.15. Philadelphia: Moe Harkless, SF, 6-8, St. Johns
His toughness could get him onto court in first year.16. Houston: Meyers Leonard, C, 7-0, Illinois
Intriguing player but likely a few years away.17. Dallas: Terrence Ross, SG, 6-6, Washington
Tough, big-time scorer.18. Minnesota: Royce White, SF, 6-8, Iowa State
Led team in five categories (scoring, rebounding, assists, blocks, steals).19. Orlando: Dion Waiters, SG, 6-4, Syracuse
Magic need to get more athletic in backcourt.20. Denver: Austin Rivers, SG, 6-4, Duke
Would be no rush for Rivers with Lawson-Afflalo already there.21. Boston: Quincy Miller, SF, 6-9, Baylor
ACL issues appear behind him.22. Boston: Fab Melo, C, 7-0, Syracuse
Can impact a game with shot-blocking.23. Atlanta: Marquis Teague, PG, 6-2, Kentucky
Can he be a starting point guard down the line?24. Cleveland: Festus Ezeli, C, 6-11, Vanderbilt
Ezeli coming out from under the radar.25. Memphis: Jeff Taylor, SF, 6-6, Vanderbilt
Solid player with high basketball IQ.26. Indiana: Tony Wroten Jr., PG, 6-5, Washington
May not last this long.27. Miami: Arnett Moultrie, C, 6-10, Mississippi State
Rebounding always seems to translate to NBA.28. Oklahoma City: Andrew Nicholson, C, 6-9, St. Bonaventure
High-character player seems to be climbing.29. Chicago: Doron Lamb, SG, 6-5, Kentucky
One of the lesser-known Wildcats.30. Warriors: Draymond Green, SF, 6-6, Michigan State
Green with a little bit of everything in his game.

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion. 

In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals. 

Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.

Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league. 

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did

And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too. 

"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said

For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way. 

"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks. 

"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”

Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.