Cowbell Kingdom selects Trey Burke for Sacramento Kings in annual TrueHoop Network Mock Draft

Trey Burke at Michigan (Photo: Adam Glanzman)

The TrueHoop Network has once again run his annual mock draft and the verdict is in.  With the seventh pick of 2013 THN Mock Draft, Cowbell Kingdom selects Trey Burke out of the University of Michigan on behalf of the Sacramento Kings.  Here’s why:

Burke wasn’t my first choice, but with C.J. McCollum off the board at no. 6, I felt like he was the best player available.  Burke’s game reminds me a lot of Isaiah Thomas’ game, but he has better size.  They are both “gamers”, which is something I look for when choosing a floor general.  Passing on Anthony Bennett was tough.  He very well could be this generation’s Larry Johnson, but I’m not a huge fan of undersized power forwards with a history of injury problems.  Burke will be a solid rotational player for a long time.  This isn’t a star studded draft, but there is quality and I’m not sure that the Kings are the team that should be gambling with another top ten lottery pick.

- James Ham

See the results from the rest of the THN’s annual mock draft below.

Team

Writer

THN Site

Pick

1. Cleveland Cavaliers Colin McGowan Cavs: The Blog Alex Len
2. Orlando Magic Eddy Rivera Magic Basketball Nerlens Noel
3. Washington Wizards Kyle Weidie Truth About It.net Otto Porter
4. Charlotte Bobcats Spencer Percy Queen City Hoops Victor Oladipo
5. Phoenix Suns Ryan Weisert/ Kevin Zimmerman Valley of the Suns Ben McLemore
6. New Orleans Pelicans Ryan Schwan Bourbon Street Shots C.J. McCollum
7. Sacramento Kings James Ham Cowbell Kingdom Trey Burke
8. Detroit Pistons Dan Feldman PistonPowered Anthony Bennett
9. Minnesota Timberwolves Steve McPherson A Wolf Among Wolves Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
10. Portland Trail Blazers Danny Nowell Portland Roundball Society Cody Zeller
11. Philadelphia 76ers Tom Sunnergren Hoop76 Kelly Olynyk
12. Oklahoma City Thunder Royce Young Daily Thunder Steven Adams
13. Dallas Mavericks Ian Levy The Two Man Game Michael Carter-Williams
14. Utah Jazz Andy Larsen Salt City Hoops Shabazz Muhammad
15. Milwaukee Bucks Jeremy Schmidt Bucksketball Shane Larkin
16. Boston Celtics Brendan Jackson CelticsHub Dennis Schroeder
17. Atlanta Hawks Bo Churney HawksHoop Rudy Gobert
18. Atlanta Hawks Bo Churney HawksHoop Jamaal Franklin
19. Cleveland Cavaliers Colin McGowan Cavs: The Blog Sergey Karasev
20. Chicago Bulls Michael Pina Red94/CelticsHub Giannis Adetokunbo
21. Utah Jazz Andy Larsen Salt City Hoops Lucas Nogueira
22. Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Gordon Brooklyn’s Finest Tony Mitchell
23. Indiana Pacers Jared Dubin Hardwood Paroxysm Reggie Bullock
24. New York Knicks Robert Silverman Knickerblogger Ricky Ledo
25. Los Angeles Clippers Fred Katz ClipperBlog Gorgui Dieng
26. Minnesota Timberwolves Steve McPherson A Wolf Among Wolves Allen Crabbe
27. Denver Nuggets Kalen Deremo Roundball Mining Co. Erick Green
28. San Antonio Spurs Timothy Varner 48 Minutes of Hell Mike Muscala
29. Oklahoma City Thunder Royce Young Daily Thunder Tim Hardaway Jr.
30. Phoenix Suns Ryan Weisert/ Kevin Zimmerman Valley of the Suns Jeff Withey

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