Jerry Brewer's mock NBA draft has Terrence Ross going 12th
Meanwhile, he predicts Tony Wroten goes No. 23 to Atlanta.
Seattle Times staff columnist
Here's how Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer sees the first round going in the NBA draft, which starts at 4 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.
1. New Orleans
Pick: Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky
Comment: He's a Kevin Garnett clone, only better at blocking shots.
Pick: Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas
Comment: Bobcats owner Michael Jordan needs to make a good decision in the worst way, but this one is iffy.
Pick: Bradley Beal, SG, Florida
Comment: He's the most efficient perimeter scorer in the draft.
Pick: Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina
Comment: Is he tough enough to be a star in the NBA?
Pick: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky
Comment: A nice defensive complement to a team full of guys who like to shoot.
Pick: Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State
Comment: The Blazers are desperate for a floor general after Raymond Felton flopped last season.
7. Golden State
Pick: Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut
Comment: He's athletic, but that's about all he is right now.
Pick: Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse
Comment: Raptors will need him to be more productive than he was in college.
Pick: John Henson, PF, North Carolina
Comment: He could develop into a defensive game-changer.
10. New Orleans
Pick: Jeremy Lamb, G, Connecticut
Comment: Hornets are putting together a nice core for new owner Tom Benson.
Pick: Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina
Comment: Blazers need a big man in the worst way.
Pick: Terrence Ross, G, Washington
Comment: Athletic Huskies guard is a good value at No. 12.
Pick: Austin Rivers, G, Duke
Comment: He fits well in Suns' up-tempo system, but can he play without dominating the ball?
Pick: Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State
Comment: He reportedly failed an NBA physical, but he's too good to pass up here.
Pick: Terrence Jones, PF, Kentucky
Comment: The 76ers could do a lot with his versatility.
Pick: Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois
Comment: WARNING: extreme bust potential.
Pick: Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina
Comment: Mavs need contingency plan because Jason Kidd is getting old and Deron Williams might not sign in free agency.
Pick: Perry Jones, PF, Baylor
Comment: The ultimate high risk/high reward pick.
Pick: Arnett Moultrie, F/C, Mississippi State
Comment: Good, active big man who could either play with Dwight Howard or help soften the loss if he's traded.
Pick: Moe Harkless, SF, St. John's
Comment: Perhaps the best out-of-nowhere story in the draft.
Pick: Royce White, PF, Iowa State
Comment: Celtics get a player they've been targeting.
Pick: Evan Fournier, G/F, France
Comment: Consider it further proof that Ray Allen won't be returning.
Pick: Tony Wroten Jr., PG, Washington
Comment: Hawks have long been intrigued by Wroten's potential.
Pick: Draymond Green, SF, Michigan State
Comment: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is a Michigan State graduate.
Pick: Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky
Comment: The Grizzlies have an urgent need for a backup point guard.
Pick: Will Barton, SF, Memphis
Comment: Even without Larry Bird, Pacers continue hot streak of solid draft picks.
Pick: John Jenkins, SG, Vanderbilt
Comment: You can't put enough shooters around LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
28. Oklahoma City
Pick: Jeff Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt
Comment: Athletic wing man now has a dependable jump shot.
Pick: Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky
Comment: Solid, but not great, prospect resembles the kind of quality bench players the Bulls have been good at finding.
30. Golden State
Pick: Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure
Comment: Warriors could reach for someone with more upside here, but this is the right pick.
Jerry Brewer: 206-464-2277 or email@example.com. On Twitter @JerryBrewer.