NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full first-round predictions a week before the lottery

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NBA Mock Draft, Cameron Thomas
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SG. 23. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Louisiana State. Cameron Thomas. player. 169

NBA Mock Draft 23rd Pick: Houston Rockets (via Portland Trail Blazers)

NCAA’s leading scorer Cameron Thomas is your prototypical shot-happy, Houston Rockets guard who should entice the team enough with his upside as a lethal scorer who can absolutely thrive in Paul Silas’ run and gun offense. Oh, wait, you already have KPJ? Oh well, how about replacing the oft-injured Eric Gordon?

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Stanford. 24. player. 169. SG/SF. Ziaire Williams

NBA Mock Draft 24th Pick: Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee Bucks)

Speaking of replacements, how about letting Danuel House go for a modern NBA swingman with loads of potential? Stanfords’ Ziaire Williams could land in Rockets territory seeing that teams have more urgent needs, but the 6’7 wing could easily be the steal of the draft with his high-motor 3-and-D play.