The Mo Williams experiment didn't work too well last season when the Jazz finally realized what everybody else knew — he can't play a full season without being injured. So the surprisingly tall Carter-Williams will be there for Jazz fans to enjoy . . . even though he's a head taller than John Stockton.
15) Milwaukee: Shane Larkin (Miami, sophomore, PG, 5-10, 171)
Strange team, the Bucks. Went from two great backcourt scorers (Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings) to potentially none. Both are free agents. So that means . . . Milwaukee needs a point guard! The son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin fills a need despite his lack of height.
16) Boston: Jeff Withey (Kansas, senior, C, 6-11, 222)
If the Celtics trade Kevin Garnett and don't get a big man back, the only center on their roster is Fab Melo. Uh-oh. Withey set the Jayhawks' record for career blocked shots (312). He also had 16 points and 16 rebounds in an NCAA tournament game against North Carolina. Surely Danny Ainge already knows that.
17) Atlanta: Tony Snell (New Mexico, junior, SG, 6-6, 198)
About the only thing the Hawks don't need is a center, so take your pick on which way they go. The hot-and-cold Snell was only third-team All-Mountain West Conference but ended up being the MVP of the conference tournament. Then he had only nine points as New Mexico was upset by Harvard in an NCAA tournament opener.
18) Atlanta: Dennis Schroeder (Germany, PG, 6-1, 165)
Nothing special here, but the Hawks need something better than Jeff Teague. Schroeder has decent speed and is a decent shooter. Basically, he's already an upgrade at the position.
Moment of silence for where the Lakers would have picked. Some teams just hate the draft. Sigh. At any rate, Cleveland gets another big young player. Anderson Varejao is getting older and Adams can be the backup plan in case Nerlens Noel doesn't pan out.
20) Chicago: Sergey Karasev (Russia, SF, 6-7, 203)
His dad is a basketball coach, so you know his basketball IQ is solid. Was only a bit player on the Russian national team that took bronze at last year's London Olympics. He might not be quite ready for the NBA, but the Bulls don't need him yet. See ya next year?
21) Utah: Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga, junior, PF/C, 6-11, 234)
Utah hopes that Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors are good enough to replace free agents Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Gulp. If the Jazz isn't quite sure, it can always go for Olynyk, who can score a lot, rebound a little and even shoot three-pointers every once in a while.
22) Brooklyn: Tony Mitchell (North Texas, sophomore, PF, 6-8, 236)
This year's version of Kenneth Faried — think undersized but strong. He can rebound, block shots and, unlike Faried, can make threes. Kris Humphries lost his starting job to Reggie Evans, so the Nets would be wise to grab this high-energy power forward.
The Pacers came so close to beating Miami in the Eastern Conference finals. If only they had more consistency at point guard. Green averaged a ridiculous 25 points for the Hokies last season, including a two-game total of 47 against Duke. Yeah, that'll work.