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SBNation Mock Draft, Pick #27: New Orleans Hornets

With the twenty seventh pick in the 2008 SBNation NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets, represented by At The Hive, select...



Ryan Anderson, Power Forward, California.  6-10, 240 lbs.

At The Hive says: 

It's no secret that one of the main areas of improvement that the Hornets need is in the front court. When a lot of people say the Hornets' bench is lacking, a major focus is on finding a decent player who can score and rebound off the bench. Ryan Anderson fits into this kind of role quite well; one of the things that stands out is his shooting ability (49% FG, 87% FT). Anderson seems to be in the same mold as Rodney Rogers in terms of being able to score the basketball. In addition, Anderson has shown he is a decent enough rebounder and defender. However, a major concern about Anderson is his size; while he does need to gain some weight, Ryan Anderson is the kind of player the Hornets have been looking for to fill the gap in the their front court.

The Memphis Grizzlies, represented by 3 Shades of Blue, are on the clock.

The 2008 SB Nation Mock Draft so far:

1. Chicago Bulls- Blog-A-Bull: Derrick Rose

2. Miami Heat- Peninsula is Mightier: Michael Beasley

3. Minnesota Timberwolves- Canis Hoopus: OJ Mayo

4. Seattle Supersonics- Ridiculous Upside: Eric Gordon

5. Memphis Grizzlies- 3 Shades of Blue: Kevin Love

6. New York Knicks- Posting and Toasting: Russell Westbrook

7. Los Angeles Clippers- Clips Nation: Jerryd Bayless

8. Milwaukee Bucks- BrewHoop: Anthony Randolph

9. Charlotte Bobcats- Queen City Hoops: Joe Alexander

10. New Jersey Nets-Nets Daily: Brook Lopez

11. Indiana Pacers-Indy Cornrows: DJ Augustin

12. Sacramento Kings- Sactown Royalty: Marreese Speights

13. Portland Trailblazers-Blazers Edge: Brandon Rush

14. Golden State Warriors- Golden State of Mind: DeAndre Jordan

15. Phoenix Suns- Bright Side of the Sun: Danilo Gallinari

16. Philadelphia 76ers- Ridiculous Upside: Darrell Arthur

17. Toronto Raptors- The Dinosty: Chris Douglas Roberts

18. Washington Wizards- Bullets Forever: Roy Hibbert

19. Cleveland Cavaliers- Waiting For Next Year: Courtney Lee

20. Denver Nuggets- PickAxe and Roll: Mario Chalmers

21. New Jersey Nets- Nets Daily: Donte Green

22. Orlando Magic- Third Quarter Collapse: Kosta Koufos

23. Utah Jazz- SLC Dunk: Jason Thompson

24. Seattle Supersonics- Ridiculous Upside: Robin Lopez

25. Houston Rockets- The Dream Shake: Nicolas Batum

26. San Antonio Spurs- Ridiculous Upside: JaVale McGee

27. New Orleans Hornets- At The Hive: Ryan Anderson