NBA Mock It Out 2011: ELA’s Super Cool Draft Predictor Game

Each year websites slide names up and down NBA mock drafts. They nail some, they whiff on others and in the end they analyze what actually happened without any apologies for misleading us. Well ELA is all about accountability and gamesmanship, so we decided to predict the night’s events and assign point values to our right and wrongness. Here’s how it works:

A correct pick in the lottery (first 14 picks): 3 points

Example: If you have Kyrie Irving to the Cavaliers at #1 and he’s drafted there, you get 3 points. No points will be awarded if he goes anywhere except for #1.

A correct pick in picks 15-30: 4 points

Within one pick from picks 15-30: 1 point

Example: If you said Jeremy Tyler would go #21, you still receive a point if he goes #20 or #22.

A correct pick in the second round: 5 points

Within one pick in the second round: 2 points

If a player is not actually picked where you think he will be but ends up on that team anyways (either by trade or one of that team’s other picks) you will receive: 1 point

Example: If Austin Freeman goes to the Lakers at #41 but you had him going to the Lakers at #47, you still get a point. Also, if Freeman is drafted by the Pacers but traded to the Lakers, you receive a point.

*Note: ELA does not recommend under any circumstances drafting Austin Freeman. Ever. It was purely for hypothetical purposes and should not be taken seriously.

And if you see *Asterisks* around a second round pick, it means they are our ELA 10-Point Guarantee. If we call these accurately, an immediate 10 points will be awarded to the participants.

So here we go, starting with Freaknick’s picks. Remember to follow along as ELA LIVE blogs the entire draft, and you can play Slam and Freaknick’s Super Cool Draft Predictor Game at home and report (honestly, preferably) your results in the comments section. Let’s get it.

Freaknick’s Mock

1ClevelandKyrie Irving (3 pts)31MiamiCharles Jenkins
2MinnesotaDerrick Williams (3 pts)32ClevelandKyle Singler (2 pts)
3UtahBrandon Knight33DetroitDeAndre Liggins
4ClevelandJonas Valanciunas34WashingtonJaJuan Johnson
5TorontoEnes Kanter35SacramentoChandler Parsons
6WashingtonJan Vesely (3 pts)36New JerseyJordan Williams (5 pts)
7CharlotteBismack Biyombo (3 pts)37LA ClippersJustin Harper
8DetroitKawhi Leonard38HoustonDavis Bertans
9CharlotteKemba Walker (3 pts)39CharlotteShelvin Mack
10SacramentoJimmer Fredette (3 pts)40MilwaukeeMalcolm Lee
11Golden StateMarcus Morris41LA LakersDarius Morris (5 pts)
12UtahAlec Burks (3 pts)42IndianaAndrew Goudelock
13PhoenixDonatas Motiejunas43ChicagoTravis Leslie
14HoustonChris Singleton44Golden StateTrey Thompkins
15IndianaMarshon Brooks45New OrleansBen Hansborough
16PhiladelphiaMarkieff Morris46LA LakersLaceDarius Dunn
17New YorkKenneth Faried47LA ClippersKeith Benson (2 pts)
18WashingtonTristan Thompson48AtlantaMichael Dunigan
19MilwaukeeJordan Hamilton49MemphisRobin Benzing
20MinnesotaKlay Thompson50Philadelphia*Rick Jackson*
21PortlandNolan Smith (4 pts)51PortlandMatthew Bryan-Amaning
22DenverNikola Vucevic52DenverE'Twaun Moore
23HoustonTobias Harris53OrlandoMalcolm Thomas
24Oklahoma CityJeremy Tyler54ClevelandDavid Lighty
25BostonTyler Honeycutt55BostonCam Long
26DallasBojan Bogdanovic56LA LakersIsaiah Thomas
27New JerseyJosh Selby57DallasReggie Jackson
28ChicagoNorris Cole (4 pts)58LA LakersJon Leuer
29San AntonioNikola Mirotic59San AntonioAdam Hanga 5 pts)
30BullsIman Shumpert60SacramentoJimmy Butler

Slam’s Mock

1ClevelandKyrie Irving (3 pts)31MiamiNolan Smith
2MinnesotaDerrick Williams (3 pts)32ClevelandJustin Harper (5 pts)
3UtahJan Vesely33DetroitReggie Jackson
4ClevelandJonas Valanciunas34WashingtonTravis Leslie
5TorontoBrandon Knight35SacramentoNikola Mirotic
6WashingtonEnes Kanter36New JerseyJaJuan Johnson
7CharlotteBismack Biyombo (3 pts)37LA ClippersJordan Williams (2 pts)
8DetroitMarcus Morris38HoustonCharles Jenkins
9CharlotteKawhi Leonard39CharlotteIman Shumpert
10SacramentoKemba Walker40MilwaukeeChandler Parsons
11Golden StateAlec Burks41LA LakersMalcolm Lee
12UtahJimmer Fredette42IndianaTrey Thompkins
13PhoenixKlay Thompson43Chicago*Shelvin Mack*
14HoustonDonatas Motiejunas (1 pt)44Golden StateJimmy Butler
15IndianaMarkieff Morris45New OrleansE'twaun Moore
16PhiladelphiaTristan Thompson46LA LakersAndrew Goudelock (5 pts)
17New YorkChris Singleton (1 pts)47LA ClippersLaceDarius Dunn
18WashingtonKenneth Faried48AtlantaMalcolm Thomas
19MilwaukeeNikola Vucevic49MemphisCory Joseph
20MinnesotaMarshon Brooks50PhiladelphiaDeAndre Liggins
21PortlandDarius Morris51PortlandRick Jackson
22DenverTobias Harris52DenverJon Leuer
23HoustonJordan Hamilton53OrlandoJereme Richmond
24Oklahoma CityBojan Bogdanovic54ClevelandMichael Dunigan
25BostonJeremy Tyler55BostonSteven Gray
26DallasTyler Honeycutt56LA LakersGreg Smith
27New JerseyJosh Selby57DallasRobin Benzing
28ChicagoNorris Cole (4 pts)58LA LakersMatthew Bryan-Amaning
29San AntonioDavis Bertans (1 pts)59San AntonioKeith Benson
30ChicagoKyle Singler60SacramentoJacob Pullen