The NBA draft takes place on June 25th, and the NBA lottery selection will be on May 19th. Our friends at Draft Express do a tremendous job monitoring the prospects and breaking them down with video of the good and the bad. Their first mock draft, that takes into account team needs, is up on their site and they have the Nuggets selecting Dave Franco.

Dave Franco?

That's what Jeff Morton has decided to call Barcelona's Mario Hezonja or #DraftDaveFranco.

Check out their entire first mock draft right here: click here.

Here is part of what DX had to say about the Nuggets taking Super Mario:

Hezonja's athleticism and outside shooting could help Denver reestablish their offensive identity and take advantage of their once dominant home-court advantage by running teams out of their building on a nightly basis.

Things will be more settled after May 19th when we know where all teams will draft, but Mario is a player that should definitely be on the Nuggets' radar (and not just because Tim Connelly and his staff scout Euros).

Mario can play.