David Kay, from The Sports Bank, joined the Mike Heller Show on NBA Draft Day, to discuss his mock draft. Kay has had the most accurate draft the past two years. This year, he is going for his third straight year, which would make him the most accurate mock drafter in the history of the NBA Draft.
Kay on the challenges of making a mock draft:
Making a mock draft this year has been a bit of a headache causing. There’s just so much unpredictability because of all the uncertainty with his draft class. It’s not a fun year to do a mock draft. Typically, on a good year, you can get eight or nine or ten first round picks right. This year I’m hoping four or five. That’s the benchmark I’m kind of shooting for. It’s tough. It starts at the top. We don’t even know who Cleveland’s going to take at this point and we’re only a few hours from the draft. One bold pick by them and everything sort of tumbles and
gets changed in a different direction. It’s complicated to say the least.
Kay on the international talent:
The international crop is pretty solid once you get to the late lottery down to the maybe early 20s. There’s a handful of guys that could be drafted. A lot of them do want to come to the NBA right away, which is a little bit unique. Dennis Schroeder, who’s the point guard out of Germany, could be an option for the Bucks at 15. He’s been compared to a poor man’s Rajon Rondo. He could be a guy at 15 the Bucks Pick and bring in. There’s some good international talent. The thing with the Bucks though, I think they need someone that can come in a play a role right away. With a lot of those international guys there’s some transition. Schroeder, Karasev seem to be the two maybe that the bucks would consider at 15. Obviously if Karasev is there that would be a steal for them since he’s a really good shooter. Good international crop, I don’t know if that’s the best fit for the Bucks though.