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SBNation NBA Mock Draft, Pick #21: New Orleans Hornets

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With the twentieth pick in the SBNation Mock Draft, the Charlotte New Orleans Hornets, represented by SBN's very own At The Hive, select... (Drum Roll please)

From ATH: Great. Pretty much everyone I wanted is gone. The Hornets' biggest need and best fit- DeJuan Blair- didn't fall to 21 here and certainly won't on draft night. Ty Lawson or Eric Maynor could assist the Hornets in moving out Antonio Daniels this year, but of course they're gone too. It came down to three options- Marcus Thornton, Austin Daye, or sell the pick to the Dream Shake. Thornton is the safe pick with limited upside, selling would be easily justifiable for the real life Hornets, and Daye... 6'11", sucks at rebounding, sucks at passing, turns the ball over, but he's long and has upside! (In related news, I just found out today that Jay Bilas is a practicing attorney in Charlotte and in 2000, "successfully defended [a] costume business against trademark-copyright action brought by owners of children's television character, Barney.")

So anyways, Austin Daye.

I feel like a kid in a candy shop, only all the good candies are gone, I have no money, and the shop kind of sucked to begin with.



The 2009 SB Nation Mock Draft thus far:

1. Los Angeles Clippers - Clips NationBlake Griffin

2. Memphis Grizzlies - 3 Shades of Blue: Ricky Rubio

3. Oklahoma City Thunder - Welcome to Loud City: James Harden

4. Sacramento Kings - Sactown Royalty: Tyreke Evans

5. Washington Wizards - Bullets Forever: Hasheem Thabeet

6. Minnesota Timberwolves - Canis Hoopus: Stephen Curry

7. Golden State Warriors - Golden State of Mind: Brandon Jennings

8. New York Knicks - Posting and ToastingJrue Holiday

9. Toronto Raptors - Holly MacKenzie: DeMar DeRozan

10. Milwaukee Bucks - BrewHoop: Jordan Hill

11. New Jersey Nets - Aisander "IcemanCometh" Duda: Jonny Flynn

12. Charlotte Bobcats - Rufus On Fure: Gerald Henderson

13. Indiana Pacers - Indy Cornrows: DeJuan Blair

14. Phoenix Suns - Bright Side of the Sun: Ty Lawson

15. Detroit Pistons - Motown String Music: Earl Clark

16. Chicago Bulls - BlogABull: Tyler Hansbrough

17. Philadelphia 76ers - Liberty Ballers: Eric Maynor

18. Minnesota Timberwolves - Canis Hoopus: B.J. Mullens

19. Atlanta Hawks - Peachtree Hoops: Jeff Teague

20. Utah Jazz - SLC Dunk: James Johnson