NBA Draft Rumors: Andre Drummond To Be Drafted By Portland In Latest Mock Draft

With the NBA Draft less than a week away, most pundits are cleaning up their final mock drafts as they get ready for the real thing on June 28. UConn C Andre Drummond has been pegged as a lottery selection throughout the selection process, and SI.com's Sam Amick has Drummond going sixth overall to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Here is Amick's take on the pick:

Lillard could be the pick because the Blazers need a point guard. But new general manager Neil Olshey knows the importance of quality young big men as much as anyone, having built his former Clippers team around the frontcourt of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. The question, of course, is whether Olshey and the rest of the front office believe that Drummond can be an impact player sooner rather than later. Franchise centerpiece LaMarcus Aldridge has three seasons left on his deal, and it's safe to assume that everyone in Portland -- from owner Paul Allen on down -- wants to turn things around during that time. Drummond has major upside and great size and athleticism, but he continues to scare most executives as the draft's most unpredictable talent.

Amick has fellow UConn player Jeremy Lamb going in the lottery, with the wing heading to the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick.

Whether it winds up being Lamb, Waiters, Rivers or Washington's Terrence Ross, it seems clear that the Suns would like to add an explosive, dynamic shooting guard with this pick. Lamb is a smooth scorer with good size (6-5¼ with shoes, 6-11 wingspan) and athleticism (38-inch vertical jump), though he needs to add some bulk.

It will be a tense five days until Thursday when they both will know where they will be going; still, both Drummond and Lamb look like they will be taken early in the draft.

For more on the UConn Huskies, visit The UConn Blog.

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