North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall has clearly fallen behind Weber State point guard Damian Lillard on most 2012 NBA Draft boards and projections, but that may be beneficial to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Sam Amick's Mock Draft 5.0 on SI.com has Lillard going No. 6 overall to the Portland Trail Blazers, while Marshall falls to No. 20 with the Denver Nuggets. This could be a good value for Denver, as Amick explains:
The Nuggets have been intrigued by Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague, but they'd have to seriously consider Marshall if he dropped this far. With Andre Miller set to become a free agent on Sunday, Denver could land the pass-first point guard who would work well in coach George Karl's selfless system.
The NBA Draft will unfold on Thursday, June 28 starting at 5:00 p.m. MT on ESPN. If you have grown weary of the mock draft scene, be sure to check out the excellent video from SB Nation Studios embedded below.