The draft is this Thursday. Let's kick the week off with lots and lots of mocks in alphabetical order.
For the record, of these mocks that I also singled out last year, only Chad Ford and Draft Express accurately mocked the Pistons 15th pick in 2009. This year they have dissenting opinions. This is going to be an interesting week/draft. Hold on to your toilet seats.
Mock: No. 7 pick / No. 36 pick (college)
Bloguin: Cole Aldrich (Kansas)
Chad Ford Version 1.0: Ed Davis (North Carolina)
Chad Ford Version 2.0: Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest)
Chad Ford Version 3.0: Ed Davis
Chad Ford Version 4.0: Al-Farouq Aminu
Chad Ford Version 5.0: Al-Farouq Aminu
Chad Ford Group Mock: Ed Davis
CollegeHoops.net: Al-Farouq Aminu / Dwayne Collins (Miami)
Dime Mag: Ekpe Udoh (Baylor)
Draft Addicts: Ed Davis / Artsiom Parakhousi (Radford)
Draft Empire: Ed Davis / Terrico White (Mississippi)
Draft Express: Al-Farouq Aminu / Willie Warren (Oklahoma)
Draftology: DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)
Drafttek: Patrick Patterson (Kentucky)
FanHouse: Cole Aldrich
FanHouse 2.0: Greg Monroe (Georgetown)
FanHouse 3.0: Greg Monroe
FanHouse 4.0: Hassan Whiteside (Marshall)
FanSided: Ed Davis
Hoops Addict: Al-Farouq Aminu
Hoops World 4.0: Four versions, four opinions, five names total (Aldrich, Monroe, Davis, Udoh, Patterson)
InsideHoops: Al-Farouq Aminu
NBADraft.net: DeMarcus Cousins / Jordan Crawford (Xavier) -- personal fave.
NBA-Draft.com: Ed Davis / Terrico White
RealGM 1.0: Cole Aldrich (Kansas) / JaJuan Johnson (Purdue)
RealGM 2.0: Cole Aldrich / Armon Johnson (Nevada)
RealGM 3.0: Cole Aldrich / Armon Johnson
RealGM 4.0 : Cole Aldrich / Greivis Vazquez (Maryland)
Ridiculous Upside 1.0: Ed Davis / Armon Johnson
Ridiculous Upside 2.0: Ed Davis / Armon Johnson
SB Nation: Cole Aldrich
Slam Online: Ed Davis
The Draft Review: Cole Aldrich / Jordan Crawford
The Hoop Doctors: Wesley Johnson (Syracuse)
The Sports Bank: Ed Davis / Artsiom Parakhousi
Yahoo: Greg Monroe
UPDATE: Dan Feldman at Piston Powered went with Ekpe Udoh. He has some pretty good analysis on why he thinks the Pistons will go with Udoh if the top six picks play out as expected.
- Vince Ellis says five names are likely to be available for the calling when the Pistons are on the clock. DeMarcus Cousins is listed first. Cole Aldrich doesn't receive a peep.
- Ed Davis already has an NBA mentor in Ben Wallace. Does this make it more likely that the Pistons pick him at No. 7?
- Will Bynum wants chance to prove his value.
- 7-foot-seven Manute Bol may have originated the phrase, 'my bad.' I'm skeptical of this because it wasn't documented until 1989 and my mom once told me that my dad said, 'my bad' about nine months before I was born in 1985. Either way, RIP Manute. This will always be one of my favorite unsubtle interracial SI for Kids magazine covers: