2015 NBA Draft: Timberwolves Draft Jahlil Okafor, Lakers Draft Karl-Anthony Towns In First Mock Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is still a little over a month away but, now that we know the order of the Lottery, it is time to kick off the Mock Draft season. With the Minnesota Timberwolves in possession of the No. 1 pick overall, they could really go in two different directions. Sure, there are far more elite prospects to consider but, the two realistic top picks seem to be limited to Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns. That is the order I see those two being drafted, with the T-Wolves taking Okafor at No. 1, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers drafting Towns at the No. 2 spot.

Here is a look at my first 2015 NBA Mock Draft, keeping in mind that I reserve the right to change my mind over the next month. Just like every other so-called expert on the web.

1. Minnesota Timberwolves – Jahlil Okafor – Duke
2. Los Angeles Lakers – Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky
3. Philadelphia 76ers – Emmanuel Mudiay – China
4. New York Knicks – D’Angelo Russell – Ohio State
5. Orlando Magic – Kristaps Porzingis – Latvia
6. Sacramento Kings – Justise Winslow – Duke
7. Denver Nuggets – Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky
8. Detroit Pistons – Stanley Johnson – Arizona
9. Charlotte Hornets – Mario Hezonja – Croatia
10. Miami Heat – Kelly Oubre Jr. – Kansas
11. Indiana Pacers – Frank Kaminsky – Wisconsin
12. Utah Jazz – Kevon Looney – UCLA
13. Phoenix Suns – Devin Booker – Kentucky
14. Oklahoma City Thunder – Bobby Portis – Arkansas
15. Atlanta Hawks – Trey Lyles – Kentucky
16. Boston Celtics – Myles Turner – Texas
17. Milwaukee Bucks – Sam Dekker – Wisconsin
18. Houston Rockets – Montrezl Harrell – Louisville
19. Washington Wizards – Justin Anderson – Virginia
20. Toronto Raptors – R.J. Hunter – Georgia State
21. Dallas Mavericks – Tyus Jones – Duke
22. Chicago Bulls – Jerian Grant – Notre Dame
23. Portland Trail Blazers – Christian Wood – UNLV
24. Cleveland Cavaliers – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – Arizona
25. Memphis Grizzlies – Cameron Payne – Murray State
26. San Antonio Spurs – Delon Wright – Utah
27. Los Angeles Lakers – Robert Upshaw – Washington
28. Boston Celtics – Jordan Mickey – LSU
29. Brooklyn Nets – Terry Rozier – Louisville
30. Golden State Warriors – Guillermo Hernangomez – Spain

 

About the author

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.