It's about time to start getting serious about evaluating/discussing prospects for the #9 pick isn't it? Say what you will about him, but year in and year out Chad Ford seems to be the most tapped in of the NBA Mock Drafters, so I'll use his latest mock as a guideline.. Likely gone big men - Anthony Davis (#1), Thomas Robinson (#5), Andre Drummond (#6), Terrence Jones (#7) Likely gone wings/guards - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (#2), Bradley Beal (#3), Harrison Barnes (#4), Dion Waiters (#8) There's always an outside chance that a wing, even a two, even a point that we just can't pass on (ala Brandon Knight) falls into our hands, but I'm going to go ahead and just focus on big men here..and I'm going to list them in the order of my preference. Meyers Leonard - Far and away my favorite prospect of this group, and it's not even close. For the life of me, I can't understand why he's so lowly regarded. The main knock on him seems to be that he wasn't consistent. But in the games of his that I saw, I'd say that's on the former idiot coach of Illinois. LEGIT center size and length. Terrific athlete. Good inside scorer. Good mid-range game. Good moves. Good passer. Smart player. Good rebounder. Good shot blocker. Always in position. Very quick. Runs the court well. Plays tough. I think he's the one guy on this list with legit all-star potential. If Bruce Weber wasn't such an idiot, he might be the #2 overall pick. Jared Sullinger - I'd be happy to add Sullinger. 270lb big mad would add some much needed size. He's a really refined scorer with a lot of skill and moves. Smart player. Seems hard-working enough. Seems to have some desire. Coach's son. Don't think there's much bust potential. Sort of like an Elton Brand or Carlos Boozer type. He's just such a poor athlete, and you wonder how that will translate? Not going to help you out much defensively, other than positioning himself correctly and boxing out. Will his shots constantly be blocked? I saw Sullinger play about a dozen times at OSU. And there is just something unsettling about him at times. He dissapeared in games and never dominated like he should have been able to. I wouldn't mind adding him, and I'd rather have him than these others listed below..but I wonder for sure.