Mock Till You Drop
It's draft day. The day "wingspan" is thrown around like the entire world has morphed into keynote speakers at an Audubon Society convention. There's also makeup. Upside. Explosion. Draft analysts talk about "motor" like they're breaking down a Chevy, not a point guard. Am I missing any?
Use them around the water cooler today, and you can sound like a basketball Mel Kiper Jr.
But until 4:30 p.m. rolls around, it's all conjecture. With that in mind, here are a whole slew of mock drafts to tide you over, with the Lakers' projected pick in ().
First from Mark Heisler (James White, Cincinnati).
Hoopsworld (Four guys pick four different players — Rajon Rondo, Kentucky; White; Mo Ager, Michigan State; Quincy Douby, Rutgers)
Chad Ford, ESPN.com (White)
Bill Simmons, ESPN Page 2 (lottery only, but hey, they could trade up, and at this point in your day, you probably could use a laugh)
Ian Thomsen, SI.com (Mardy Collins, Temple)
Chris Ekstrand, SI.com (Collins)
I'm sure there are plenty more out there. Just send along the links in the comments.