Oh, the horror.
I looked up a slew of NBA Mock drafts today (okay, four) and came across NBA Draft.net's mock. There, sitting at number fourteen, was Michigan PG Darius Morris. He's still there, unfortunately.
While he's a talented player, various other mocks have Morris barely sneaking into the first round. I like the guy - he's a big, versatile guard with creativity on offense - but if the Rockets take a point guard at number fourteen, mark my words, some team had better have offered Houston the trade equivalent of Christmas morning in exchange for Kyle Lowry. There are too many better options to be had at positions that Houston needs to shore up.
Anyway, here's the latest from the NBA Mock Draftosphere:
Pick No. 14:
ESPN.com- Bismack Biyombo
Biyombo is in the conversation as high as No. 5, but the general lack of information about him may cause his stock to slip. He's got the physical abilities to be excellent in the league, but he's a wild card.
The Raptors, Wizards, Pistons, Bucks and Jazz all will give him strong looks. I doubt he slips further than Houston. While small forward is a big need too (they like Marcus Morris, Jordan Hamilton and Tobias Harris there), at this point Biyombo is more reward than risk.
A poor man's Marcus Morris.
DraftExpress - Jordan Hamilton
NBA Draft.net- Darius Morris
Pick No. 23:
ESPN.com - Nikola Vucevic
Even though we have the Rockets going big at No. 14, don't be surprised if they do it again here. Vucevic has helped himself as much as anyone in the workout process. He's got size, toughness and skill. He's not going to be a superstar thanks to a lack of explosive athleticism, but he'll be a very solid addition to the Rockets. Mirotic, Justin Harper and Darius Morris are other possibilities.
SB Nation - Josh Selby
Darren Collison with Nick Young's conscience. (Which is to say no conscience.)
DraftExpress - Tyler Honeycutt
NBA Draft.net - Tyler Honeycutt
1. Bring back the Tobias love, please. I'm still on the bandwagon.
2. Biyombo at fourteen is a must-take.
3. Honeycutt is intriguing, but Houston can do better at SF in this draft.
3. When I first look at Nikola Vucevic, I wonder what it was that I thought when I first looked at David Andersen.