Slam and Freaknick’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 the new 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 John Wall to the Wizards 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 Player A 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 Daniel Orton goes to the Thunder at #18 but you had him going to the Thunder at #21, you still get a point. Also, if Orton is drafted by the Heat but traded to the Thunder, you receive a point.

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

And if you see *Asterisks* around a player, 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.

1WashingtonJohn Wall31New JerseyGani Lawal
2PhiladelphiaEvan Turner32MiamiStanley Robinson
3New JerseyDerrick Favors33SacramentoTerrico White
4MinnesotaWesley Johnson34Portland*Ryan Richards*
5SacramentoDeMarcus Cousins35WashingtonTrevor Booker
6Golden StateGreg Monroe36DetroitTiny Gallon
7DetroitEkpe Udoh37MilwaukeeSolomon Alabi
8LA ClippersAl-Farouq Aminu38New YorkCraig Brackins
9UtahXavier Henry39New YorkAndy Rautins
10IndianaEd Davis40IndianaWillie Warren
11New OrleansPaul George41MiamiGreivis Vazquez
12MemphisLuke Babbitt42MiamiMiroslav Radujlica
13TorontoCole Aldrich43LA LakersArmon Johnson
14HoustonPatrick Patterson44MilwaukeeJarvis Varnado
15MilwaukeeGordon Hayward45MinnesotaPaulao Prestes
16MinnesotaJames Anderson46PhoenixJerome Randle
17WashingtonLarry Sanders47MilwaukeeDerrick Caracter
18Oklahoma CityKevin Seraphin48MiamiNemanja Bjelica
19BostonElliot Williams49San AntonioThomas Huertel
20San AntonioDamion James50DallasPaulao Prestes
21Oklahoma CityDaniel Orton51Oklahoma CityDarington Hobson
22PortlandDamion James52BostonDenis Clemente
23MinnesotaDevin Ebanks53AtlantaDexter Pittman
24AtlantaHassan Whiteside54LA ClippersLuke Harangody
25MemphisAvery Bradley55UtahSherron Collins
26Oklahoma CityTibor Pleiss56MinnesotaManny Harris
27New JerseyJordan Crawford57Pacers*Jon Scheyer*
28MemphisDominique Jones58LA LakersBrian Zoubek
29OrlandoEric Bledsoe59OrlandoLatavious Williams
30WashingtonQuincy Pondexter60PhoenixAlexey Shved

And now, it’s Slam’s turn:

1WashingtonJohn Wall31New JerseyKeith Gallon
PhiladeplhiaEvan Turner
32MiamiDominique Jones
3New JerseyDerrick Favors33SacramentoArmon Johnson
4MinnesotaWesley Johnson34PortlandTerrico White
5SacramentoDeMarcus Cousins35WashingtonTrevor Booker
6Golden StateGreg Monroe36DetroitDexter Pittman
7DetroitEkpe Udoh37MilwaukeeWillie Warren
8LA ClippersAl-Farouq Aminu38New YorkGrevis Vazquez
9UtahXavier Henry39New YorkStanley Robinson
10IndianaEd Davis40IndianaDevin Ebanks
11New OrleansPaul George41MiamiLance Stephenson
12MemphisGordon Hayward42Miami*Paulao Prestes*
13TorontoPatrick Patterson43LA LakersDarington Hobson
14HoustonCole Aldrich44MilwaukeeJarvis Varnado
15MilwaukeeLarry Sanders45MinnesotaRyan Richards
16MinnesotaLuke Babbitt
46PhoenixLazar Hayward
17WashingtonDamion James47MilwaukeeLatavious Williams
18Oklahoma CityAvery Bradley48MiamiMikhail Torrance
19BostonJames Anderson49San Antonio*Jerome Randle*
20San AntonioCraig Brackens50DallasJerome Jordan
21Oklahoma CitySolomon Alabi51Oklahoma CityAlexey Shved
22PortlandKevin Seraphin52BostonAndy Rautins
23MinnesotaHassan Whiteside53AtlantaNemanja Bjelica
24Atlanta Gani Lawal54LA ClippersDenis Clemente
25MemphisEric Bledsoe55UtahArt Parakhouski
26Oklahoma CityTibor Pleiss56MinnesotaMiroslav Raduljica
27New JerseyJordan Crawford57IndianaManny Harris
28MemphisQuincy Pondexter58LA LakersBrian Zoubek
29OrlandoDaniel Orton59OrlandoLuke Harangody
30WashingtonElliot Williams60PhoenixThomas Huertel

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