Compilation: Final NBA Draft projections

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Trades are starting to impact the NBA Draft order (the Bucks, a possible landing spot for Tyler Zeller, have moved down to 14, while the Bobcats have five offers for the second pick). It's fairly certain that even more trades will come tonight when the draft begins at 7:30 on ESPN, and Zeller, John Henson, Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall find out the next steps in their basketball careers. Until then, though, it's time for a final look at where the quartet might be headed. These are the projections we'll use when we look back in the days to come and see which draft expert came closest to nailing the order.

Associated Press: Barnes 5th to Kings, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Marshall 12th to Rockets, Henson 13th to Suns (first time we've seen Henson linked to Phoenix).

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer: Barnes 4th to Cavs, Zeller 9th to Pistons, Marshall 13th to Suns, Henson 15th to 76ers.

SI.com: Lot of worthwhile reading here, including some waffling by the Kings that could impact Barnes/Henson, but for now it's Barnes 5th to Kings, Zeller 14th to Bucks, Henson 17th to Mavs (first time we've seen Henson in Dallas), Marshall 20th to Nuggets.

ESPN.com (Insider): Barnes 8th to Raptors (by far the lowest we've seen him anywhere), Henson 9th to Pistons, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Marshall 20th to Nuggets.

Yahoo!Sports/DraftExpress.com: Barnes 5th to Kings, Henson 11th to Blazers, Zeller 12th to Rockets, Marshall 18th to Rockets.

FoxSports.com: Barnes 7th to Warriors, Henson 9th to Pistons, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Marshall 20th to Nuggets. It's worth noting that the projections for Marshall are by far the most uneven of any of the Carolina quartet. As late as this morning, there are stories in local papers indicating teams anywhere from the Hornets at No. 10 to the Nuggets at No. 20 are interested in him.

Sporting News: Barnes 4th to Cavs (the Barnes-to-Cavs talk seems to have cooled elsewhere), Henson 9th to Pistons (the Pistons want a big man, and there's growing talk that Henson could be the pick), Zeller 11th to Blazers, Marshall 17th to Mavericks.

NBAdraft.net: Barnes 7th to Warriors, Henson 9th to Pistons, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Marshall 20th to Nuggets.

LA Times: Barnes 5th to Kings, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Henson 12th to Rockets, Marshall 17th to Mavericks.

NBA.com: Barnes 4th to Cavs, Marshall 10th to Hornets, Zeller 11th to Blazers, Henson 15th to 76ers.

NBA.com/Sam Smith: Barnes 4th to Cavs, Zeller 9th to Pistons, Marshall 19th to Magic, and just to show you that even the pros make mistakes, no John Henson anywhere in the first round.

CBSSports.com: Goodman says Barnes 5th to Kings, Henson 12th to Rockets, Marshall 13th to Suns, Zeller 14th to Bucks. Someone named Matt Moore says Barnes 5th to Kings, Henson 9th to Pistons, Zeller 10th to Hornets, Marshall 13th to Suns.

 

 

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