2008 NBA Mock Draft Prediction Contest
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Will Minnesota Timberwolves Opt To Add Mayo To Their Mix?

6/23/08 in NBA   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

OJ Mayo New York Knicks WorkoutWho doesn't like kicking a little expert butt? Chad Ford has held his ground quite well in our two years of comparisons between the fans' mock drafts to the "professionals," but it's another year and another chance for one of you to mock the experts in a whole new light. 

Despite the aforementioned notion that Miami could opt for OJ Mayo at No. 2, I think we can still safely assume that Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley will be the first two players selected Thursday at the 2008 NBA Draft.

The No. 3 pick is where predictions are going to start getting a little messy. When Kevin McHale is in charge, anything is possible. He may opt for Mayo, a major talent but still unrefined, or perhaps it's one of the point guards: Russell Westbrook or Jerryd Bayless. If at first you don't succeed at drafting point guards, try, try again.

Or who knows, McHale may go with Kosta Koufos because he thought it was fun to say. We just don't know.

I've had my doubts about Mayo, but with Al Jefferson coming into his own in the post why not stick him with an exciting player that will draw larger crowds, like O.J. He comes with obvious risks, but I'm always a best player available kind of guy. Plus, he's capable of smiling while wearing a Knicks shirt, a skill set not currently found in the NBA.

I'll share my predictions Thursday afternoon, but for now, it's time to get your own mock draft swerve on. We'll be inputting all the experts predictions in the coming days and post the results on the blog Friday morning. Happy Mocking!

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