I put together my annual mega mock draft column over at RotoWire this week and fortunately for this two-part mock draft, there is actually no paywall. Click here to read part 1 of the piece. Click here to read part 2. Here’s a short snippet, looking at the Clippers’ pick:
25. Los Angeles Clippers select SG Reggie Bullock, (North Carolina).
This is a schematic pick for the Clips. With Doc Rivers now running the show in L.A., the Clippers need to fill out a roster that has the fingerprints of the former Celtics’ coach all over it. That means the first step in the right direction for the Clips will be drafting a shooter.
This pick comes down to Bullock or Allen Crabbe, but Bullock barely edges Crabbe out, mainly because of what he can do on the defensive side of the ball. He’s not a great defender, but he’s good enough and can improve under the tutelage of Rivers. Where Bullock’s game really stands out is as a shooter. He’s tremendous in catch-and-shoot situations, and he moves well running off screens. Offensively, he could play a role similar to the one that Ray Allen or Jason Terry played in Doc’s offense over the past five or six seasons. As a player, Bullock’s hope might be that he turns into Danny Green, another North Carolina product, who has turned into one of the preeminent D and three guys in the NBA.