We are two days away from wrapping up this year's Community Mock Draft! Patrick McCaw and Malachi Richardson were taken yesterday, and the Toronto Raptors are now on the clock!
Malik Beasley, Guard, Florida State
(Phil Sears- USA Today Sports)
Tabitha had this to say about the pick...
Drafting a guard with the "break in case DeRozan bails" mentality became the goal for this second pick so Malik Beasley will get the call.
DeMar DeRozan will likely become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-2017 season and if he exits the building the Raptors are going to need an efficient shooter who can produce. Malik Beasley will potentially bring that to the table. The Seminole freshman averaged 15.6 points per game and clocks in at an offensive rating of 117.5. Beasley does not only employ solid mechanics outside but he also plays aggressively in the paint, creating scoring opportunities for himself at the rim and at the line. The young guard is not limited with his shot selection either. His catch-and-shoot works as well for him as a pull-up jumper. He is an athletic and versatile shooter.
His youth does work against since he lacks in finding his own shot and making smart ball handling decisions. However, if groomed under a top tier guard like DeRozan there is no doubt that Beasley's athleticism and natural ability will see him develop. Even if DeRozan stays, an effectively developed Beasley could provide Toronto with a valuable back-up or even a trade asset. NBA teams are always going to need an energetic and efficient scorer.
The Phoenix Suns are on the clock!
|June 2nd||1/Philadelphia||Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University||Joe Mullinax|
|June 2nd||2/LA Lakers||Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU||Corban Ford|
|June 3rd||3/Boston||Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington||Chip Williams|
|June 3rd||4/Phoenix||Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv||Kyle Whittington|
|June 6th||5/Minnesota||Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma||Aimee S|
|June 6th||6/Denver||Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky||Mopizzle11|
|June 7th||7/Denver||Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga||Mopizzle11|
|June 7th||8/Sacramento||Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence||Brandon C|
|June 8th||9/Toronto||Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette||Tabitha|
|June 8th||10/Milwaukee||Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks||Kevin Yeung|
|June 9th||11/Boston||Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California||Chip Williams|
|June 9th||12/Utah||Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah||BealeStreetKen|
|June 10th||13/Phoenix||Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky||Kyle Whittington|
|June 10th||14/Memphis||Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State||Joe Mullinax|
|June 13th||15/New Orleans||Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor||Wes George|
|June 13th||16/Orlando||Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State||Daron Koch|
|June 14th||17/Chicago||Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt||Brandon C|
|June 14th||18/Detroit||Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington||Joe Mullinax|
|June 15th||19/New Orleans||Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey||Wes George|
|June 15th||20/Indiana||DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's||Aimee S|
|June 16th||21/Atlanta||Brice Johnson, Forward, North Carolina||Joe Mullinax|
|June 16th||22/Charlotte||Ivica Zubac, Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Justin Sims|
|June 17th||23/Orlando||Thon Maker, Forward, High School Senior||Daron Koch|
|June 17th||24/Philadelphia||Demetrius Jackson, Guard, Notre Dame||Jama17|
|June 20th||25/LA Clippers||Patrick McCaw, Guard, UNLV||Kevin Lipe|
|June 20th||26/Philadelphia||Malachi Richardson, Guard/Forward, Syracuse||Joe Mullinax|
|June 21st||27/Toronto||Malik Beasley, Guard, Florida State||Tabitha|
|June 21st||28/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 22nd||29/San Antonio||Jill Kong|
|June 22nd||30/Golden State||rhinoh23|