Bryan Burwell's Mock Draft
Posted: Friday June 19, 1998 10:02 PM
Here's a look at Bryan Burwell's top 12 picks:
1. L.A. Clippers: Mike Bibby / Guard / Arizona
Unless Clippers resign Ike Austin ... then they take the "Kandiman."
2. Vancouver: Michael Olowokandi / Center / Pacific
Could be traded later on to the Lakers or the Suns.
3. Denver: Paul Pierce / Forward / Kansas
They want Olowokandi, but will settle for Pierce -- the best outside shooter in the draft.
4. Toronto: Raef LaFrentz / Forward / Kansas
Raptors need a big man.
5. Golden State: Larry Hughes / Guard / Saint Louis
Warriors looking to dump Sprewell, Hughes should step in.
6. Dallas: Antawn Jamison / Forward / North Carolina
Mavs wanted Hughes, but Jamison is best available now.
7. Sacramento: Vince Carter / Guard-Forward / North Carolina
Best man available at this slot.
8. Philadelphia: Robert Traylor / Power Forward / Michigan
Sixers love Traylor and have turned down trade offers from the Bucks, Rockets, Lakers and Magic.
9. Milwaukee: Michael Doleac / Center / Utah
Bucks going for size and he is most reliable big man left.
10. Boston: Radoslav Nesterovic / Center / Kinder Bologna (Italy)
Boston has fallen in love with Nesterovic, though Nazr Mohammed or Keon Clark could also fall here.
11. Detroit: Pat Garrity / Forward / Notre Dame
Pistons looking for a forward who can hit an open jumper ... Garrity fits the bill.
12. Orlando: Jason Williams / Shooting Guard / Florida
Some scouts say he's a little Pete Maravich, but a lot of people are afraid of his off-court troubles.
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