The NBA's potential future

Dickie V thinks John Wall proved himself worthy of the No. 1 pick in his one year at Kentucky. Jim Brown/US Presswire

This is a draft based on potential, potential, potential. A number of talented players are out there, but not too many immediate-impact stars.

It will be interesting to see how many deals are made. I'm sure a number of clubs without a first-round pick would like to deal their way in.

I love the upside of Georgetown's Greg Monroe. Two athletes with star potential are Oklahoma State's James Anderson and Xavier's Jordan Crawford.

New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson would be perfect for Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins, who could have an immediate impact as a scorer and rebounder. Johnson would also be tasked with managing Cousins' personality.

Figuring out this draft is difficult. A player chosen at No. 15 may end up being close to the one tabbed at No. 40. Only time will tell.

2010 NBA Mock Draft

  1. Washington -- John Wall, Kentucky

  2. Philadelphia -- Evan Turner, Ohio State

  3. New Jersey -- Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech

  4. Minnesota -- Wesley Johnson, Syracuse

  5. Sacramento -- DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

  6. Golden State -- Greg Monroe, Georgetown

  7. Detroit -- Ekpe Udoh, Baylor

  8. Los Angeles Clippers -- Al-Faroq Aminu, Wake Forest

  9. Utah -- Gordon Hayward, Butler

  10. Indiana -- Patrick Patterson, Kentucky

  11. New Orleans -- Cole Aldrich, Kansas

  12. Memphis -- Luke Babbitt, Nevada

  13. Toronto -- Ed Davis, North Carolina

  14. Houston -- Avery Bradley, Texas

  15. Milwaukee -- Xavier Henry, Kansas

  16. Minnesota -- Paul George, Fresno State

  17. Chicago -- James Anderson, Oklahoma State

  18. Oklahoma City -- Hassan Whiteside, Marshall

  19. Boston -- Solomon Alabi, Florida State

  20. San Antonio -- Damion James, Texas

  21. Oklahoma City -- Daniel Orton, Kentucky

  22. Portland -- Kevin Seraphin, France

  23. Minnesota -- Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky

  24. Atlanta -- Dominique Jones, South Florida

  25. Memphis -- Jordan Crawford, Xavier

  26. Oklahoma City -- Quincy Pondexter, Washington

  27. New Jersey -- Larry Sanders, Virginia Commonwealth

  28. Memphis -- Terrico White, Mississippi

  29. Orlando -- Elliot Williams, Memphis

  30. Washington -- Devin Ebanks, West Virginia