In his most recent mock draft, ESPN draft guru Chad Ford has Tyler Honeycutt back in the first round, this time to Chicago at pick 30.
I’d be surprised if Honeycutt fell out of the first round just based on his potential, but there are concerns about his strength and durability issues at the next level. Meanwhile, two of Honeycutt’s Pac-10 foes – Washington State’s Klay Thompson and USC’s Nikola Vucevic – are soaring up the draft ranks. Ford has Thompson at No. 10 to Milwaukee and Vucevic at No. 14 to Houston.
UCLA’s Malcolm Lee, meanwhile, seems to be on the outside of the first round looking in, but he has a crucial workout today with Utah, where he’ll be joined by Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette.