NBA Betting: 2015 Mock Draft Continues With Picks 11 Through 15

The 2015 NBA Draft is right around the corner and after we addressed picks 16 through 20 a week ago we continue our countdown this week by breaking down picks 11 through 15. Here is a breakdown of our projections for picks 11 through 15 in our updated mock draft for 2015 featuring a pair of Wisconsin Badgers that will have every opportunity to thrive with their NBA teams.

11. Indiana Pacers – PG: Cameron Payne, Murray State

Indiana has a number of needs after a team that many felt was primed to become a perennial contender in the Eastern Conference absolutely imploded last season but with Paul George returning and a decent supporting cast there is a good chance the Pacers will contend for a playoff spot again next year. With the No. 11 pick they will address perhaps their biggest need and take one of the best players still available on the board by taking Cameron Payne. The Murray State point guard is smart, athletic and has excellent vision and it wouldn’t be long before he pushed George Hill for minutes as Indiana’s future starting point guard.

12. Utah Jazz – C: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

The Jazz will have a number of options here but we like them to take the player with perhaps the most potential to become a star in Kaminsky. At 7’1’’, 231 pounds Kaminsky has the size to make a real impact as an NBA big man and what makes him so special is his athleticism and ability to stretch the floor with his shot. A number of GM’s will regret letting Kaminsky fall this far but don’t expect the Jazz to let the national player of the year get past them at No. 12 overall.

13. Phoenix Suns - SF: Stanley Johnson, Arizona

Phoenix will be loathing the fact that they just missed out on Kaminsky but rather than take his former Wisconsin teammate in this spot they will probably settle for a bigger, stronger forward in Johnson. Johnson isn’t very tall at 6’6 but he is 242 points and he hit 37-percent of his shots from beyond the arc at Arizona a year ago so he will give the Suns a versatile wing that could do a little bit of everything and really grow on this Phoenix roster.

14. Oklahoma City Thunder – SF: Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

The Thunder can afford to take the best talent still on the board and they will do that when they select Dekker as a high-character guy that will be able to come off the bench and give Oklahoma City some quality minutes as a tireless worker that knows how to use his size and athleticism as his strength. Dekker won’t light up the scoreboard in his rookie season but he can thrive as a defensive player while developing his offenisve game behind one of the NBA’’s best in Kevin Durant.

15. Atlanta Hawks – PF: Myles Turner, Texas

The fact that Atlanta picks this high is absolutely ridiculous as an obvious case as the rich getting richer but with both Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll entering free agency it could create a bigger need for a big man. The Hawks will get another potential future All-Star when they take Turner with the No. 15 pick as a tremendously talented big man that can stretch the floor and potentially one day become a legitimate franchise player for this Atlanta team.