If the basketball gods don’t deliver another cheap shot and the odds play out, the Miami Heat will be selecting at No. 10 overall in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft.READ MORE: 3 Children Injured In NW Miami-Dade Crash
Mock Drafts are already spewing across the interweb despite the fact the lottery has yet to occur. So although we don’t even know who’s going to pick where the Heat have a 91 percent chance of keeping their pick (protected in Top 10 or it goes to Philly).
Here are some various mock drafts projecting who could fall to Miami at No. 10:
Kris Dunn, Providence — CBS Sports’ Sam Vecenie
Kevin Looney, UCLA — ESPN Lottery Machine:
“A versatile forward who has elite size for his position, Looney is athletic, plays inside and out and even played point guard as a high school senior. He needs polish on both ends of the court, but the upside is tremendous. A lot of scouts believe he might be the next Lamar Odom.”
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky — The Big Lead’s Jason McInytre:READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
“The healthy Heat – Bosh and McRoberts missed considerable time – could be Top 6 in the East next year. Cauley-Stein, assuming he falls this far, would be a perfect pick. A rim protector for a team with aging wings. Whiteside and Cauley-Stein would be a formidable 1-2 punch on the back line.”
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky — NBADraft.Net
Myles Turner, Texas — Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix:
“Turner is a tantalizing talent. He’s long, blocks shots and has three-point potential. He’s a stretch five prospect. He’s also a superior defender with excellent timing, scouts say. Teams will dig deeper into his awkward gait at the draft combine, but if they can live with his immobility, there is a quality center prospect there to be developed.”
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin — NBA Draft Express
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky — HoopsHype:
“Despite his limitations, he’s in elite athletic company for a 7-footer and should find a role as a shot blocking, rebounding, alley-oop finishing, energy guy – even if his offensive game never fully develops.”MORE NEWS: RNC Donors Gather To Hear Trump, Others In Palm Beach, The GOP's 'New Political Power Center'