NBA Mock Draft 10.0: Tanking Raptors find top 10 gem; Dalton Knecht soars

In a latest NBA Mock Draft, the tanking Toronto Raptors find a gem with their top 10 pick
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22. New Orleans Pelicans Yvis Missi, C, Baylor

The New Orleans Pelicans could enter the offseason with some big changes on the horizon. When it comes to the center position, there's a very good chance that they could end up looking for a new starter. With the unknown that is Jonas Valanciunas' future with the team, you'd have to imagine that there's a good chance the Pelicans choose to burn their first-round pick on a potential long-term answer at the center position.

One prospect that could be in range at this point in the first round for the Pelicans is 7-foot prospect Yvis Missi. As he emerged as a defensive anchor for Baylor this season, Missi could translate as somewhat of a similar difference-maker for the Pelicans in the future.

If the team believes that he has that potential, there's no question that he would be worth a late first-round flyer. And the great thing about Missi is that if he develops at all on the offensive end, he could emerge as one of the better big-man prospects stemming from this year's draft class.