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NBA Draft 2015: Where do the experts expect Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker to be drafted?

What the NBA experts saying about Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker?

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After the dust has settled from the NBA Draft Combine and the almost-climactic NBA Lottery, mock drafts leading up to the June 25 draft are pouring in.

Two Badgers--Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, in case you've been absent for a while--are widely projected to go in the top half of the first round. While we know where the best fits for both players are, here is a round-up of where various projections and mock drafts have Kaminsky and Dekker going.

2015 NBA Mock Draft -- Kevin O'Connor, SB Nation

Kaminsky: Utah Jazz, 12th overall pick

"Kaminsky is probably the ideal pick for the Jazz. The Tank will be able to stretch the floor alongside Rudy Gobert, and he can drive to the rim, score on the low post and pass like a guard. Kaminsky's defensive weaknesses will be mitigated due to the presence of Gobert."

Dekker: Atlanta Hawks, 15th overall pick

"Dekker brings the positional versatility that Atlanta values and he works as insurance in case DeMarre Carroll bolts in free agency. Dekker might not have been consistent at Wisconsin, but it's possible that was due to role and not his mindset."

SI NBA Mock Draft 2.0 -- Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated

Kaminsky: Sacramento Kings, 6th overall pick

"Too high for Kaminsky? First you have to identify what his major flaws are. Kaminsky is a smooth shooting big who can score off the dribble and from beyond the three-point line. The Kings have a gaping hole at power forward, and Kaminsky could complement DeMarcus Cousins nicely. There are issues defensively, but few better scoring options for George Karl's offense."

Dekker: Boston Celtics, 16th overall pick

"For now, pencil in Dekker, who tested extremely well athletically at the combine and, more importantly, shot well from three-point range. Dekker has an NBA body that executives love."

2015 Mock Draft -- NBADraft.Net

Kaminsky: Milwaukee Bucks, 17th overall pick

Dekker: Utah Jazz, 12th overall pick

2015 NBA Mock Drafts -- Sam Vecenie, Gary Parrish and Zach Harper, CBS Sports


Kaminsky: Phoenix Suns, 13th overall pick

Dekker: Chicago Bulls, 22nd overall pick

"Dekker could provide some offense on the wing next to Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler. The key for Dekker will be to keep developing as a shooter. That is what opens up the rest of his game, as seen during the NCAA Tournament when the forward knocked down shots to set up his game and then attacked closeouts off of it to get to the rim. He's also terrific at moving off ball, and at 6-9 could possibly play some small-ball 4."


Kaminsky: Detroit Pistons, 8th overall pick

"It's possible the Pistons are about to lose Greg Monroe via free agency. So they could use a power forward. And Kaminsky, the reigning National Player of the Year, makes a lot of sense in a lineup next to Andre Drummond."

Dekker: Milwaukee Bucks, 17th overall pick


Kaminsky: Phoenix Suns, 13th overall pick

Dekker: Oklahoma City Thunder, 14th overall pick

"The Thunder have tried with Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones III, but Sam Dekker would give them some actual depth on the wing. He could be a great weapon next to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook."

NBA Extended Mock Draft -- Draft Express

Kaminsky: Utah Jazz, 12th overall pick

Dekker: Atlanta Hawks, 15th overall pick

Both Kaminsky and Dekker are mid-first round projections and the wide range of opinions on where they'll land is indicative of that. The two former Badgers both expect to be lottery picks, but could even still be available when the in-state Bucks pick at the 17th overall pick, making for an interesting decision for many Wisconsin fans.