The picks are coming fast and furious at this point. Here are the 46th through 50th picks.
46. Phoenix Suns -- Gani Lawal, Forward, Georgia Tech
Can anyone explain why Lawal lasted this long? Sure, he doesn't have a single elite skill, but he's decent at a bunch of things: he can run the court, board and finish at the rim well for a big guy.
47. Milwaukee Bucks -- Keith Gallon, Forward, Oklahoma
Gallon draws comparisons to Big Baby Davis because both are talented post players who battle weight issues. Gallon has the talent to go much higher, so this is well worth it for the Bucks at this point.
48. Miami Heat -- Latavious Williams, Forward, NBDL
Williams took the road last traveled by, skipping college (he had trouble qualifying) and going to the D-League. He's 6-foot-8, athletic and young. Not too bad for this portion of the night's proceedings.
49. San Antonio Spurs -- Ryan Richards, Forward, England
And...I've got nothing here. About all the talking heads on ESPN have to add is that he runs the court well along with some footage of him indeed galloping up the court during drills and making uncontested dunks. Then again, who am I to question the savants in the Spurs' front office?
50. Dallas Mavericks -- Solomon Alabi, Center, Florida State (traded to the Raptors for a future second round pick and cash)
And Alabi's long slide finally ends. The 7-foot eraser was projected as a mid-first rounder before medical red flags apparently submarined his draft stock. Alabi is relatively old, but he absolutely shut down the paint for the Seminoles last season, anchoring the top efficiency defense in the nation for them. If he can stay healthy, the defensively-challenged Raptors got themselves quite a player at the 50th slot with this shot-blocker extraordinaire.