Mike’s NBA Mock Draft: Part 2

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By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

After yesterday’s first part of my NBA mock draft, I have gone all-out and finished the first round. I was thinking about doing a second round mock, but the second round of the NBA draft is pretty low-key. Catch the first part of my mock here, and the second half just below:

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Four Game Sixes: Who wins, who goes home?

By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

Tonight’s NBA schedule features four game sixes, two out west and two in the east.

Boston has turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-2 deficit against New York, and Houston has done the same against Oklahoma City.

The home team has won all five games in Indiana’s series against Atlanta, and Memphis has reeled off three straight wins after being down two games to none to being its series with the Clippers.

There can only be four winners. Who will they be? Find out here:

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#TheList: NBA’s Top Centers: No. 10-6

By: Mike Wagenman

Going The Distance’s list of the NBA’s top 30 centers continues today with No. 10-6. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find the previously posted rankings (No. 30-11).

Image10. Roy HibbertIndiana Pacers: Hibbert has the ideal frame of a dominant center at seven-foot-two, 280 pounds. As recently as last season, he was in the conversation involving the NBA’s top centers, but since signing a max-deal with Indiana, he has been labeled “undeserving”.

Sure, Hibbert had an unstoppable floater/hook shot combo that has become somewhat stoppable this season. He also was one of the league’s best back-to-the-basket players, but has suddenly lost the ability to draw double-teams. Amidst all the negativity surrounding Hibbert, his offensive numbers are still strong for a team that prides itself on defense, and have not dipped as much as it may seem since last season. Also, Hibbert is the defensive anchor of his defensive-minded team.

He averages 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks, the highest blocks per game average of his career and good for fourth in the NBA. Last season was Hibbert’s best, as he scored 12.8 points per game, grabbed 8.8 boards per game and swatted away 2.0 shots per game.

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