Chad Ford of ESPN has released his latest and final 2012 NBA Mock Draft leading up to Thursday night's big event. According to Ford, PG Damian Lillard appears like a lock No. 6 with the Portland Trail Blazers:
Analysis: The Blazers need a point guard and a big man. They'll have an easy choice here if Drummond goes at No. 5. Lillard is a steady, athletic guard who can shoot the lights out and get to the rim. He had a stellar workout in Portland in front of Paul Allen that really sealed the deal.
Trade Scenarios: GM Neil Olshey told Portland reporters on Wednesday night that it's unlikely the team will trade either of its picks at Nos. 6 or 11.Blazers' Big Board: 1. Damian Lillard 2. Dion Waiters 3. Andre Drummond
But if the Trail Blazers happen to pass on the dynamic point guard, Ford also foresees him getting strong consideration at No. 8 and No. 10 with the Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Hornets both slotting Lillard high on their big boards at those spots.