2018 NBA Mock Draft - L.J.

Mock draft contributed by Mr. 1 on 1 L.J.

# Team Player Pos. Updated 6/21//18 Comp.
1
Suns
DeAndre Ayton C
HT: 7-0 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-5 - FROM: Arizona
20.1 pts 11.6 rebs 1.9 blks 61FG% 34 3PT% 73FT% – The Suns need a Joel Embiid/Karl Anthony-Towns type of presence in the middle. Who better than Ayton, as he is athletic and powerful and has the talent to take over a game.
Patrick Ewing

2
Kings
Jaren Jackson Jr. PF
HT: 6-11 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: Michigan St.
10.9 pts 5.8 rebs 3.0 blks 51 FG% 39 3PT% 79 FT%– Jackson is one of the top special talents in this draft. He can defend at an elite level and can shoot from long range plus his length allows him to be an ultimate mismatch problem.
Camby, more athletic Zach Randolph

3
Hawks
Luka Doncic SG
HT: 6-8 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Slovenia
14.5 pts 5.2 rebs 4.6 asts 1.1 stls 45 FG% 30 3PT% 80 FT% – Doncic is the 2nd most NBA ready talent in this draft. He has the greatest basketball IQ in this draft with great offensive skills and can also play the point. The Hawks would have an interesting international backcourt with him and Schroeder.
Rubio, more athletic Mike Miller
4 Grizzlies Marvin Bagley III PF
HT: 6-11 - WT: 235 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Duke
21.0 pts 11.1 61 FG% 39 3PT% 62 FT% – The #1 NBA ready player in this draft a generational talent that will fall due to other needs that teams have but will be the best player in this draft. He will fall to the Grizzlies to go with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol and make them an instant playoff team again.
Kevin Garnett, Amare
5
Mavs
Wendell Carter Jr. PF
HT: 6-10 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-3 FROM: Duke
13.5 pts 9.1 rebs 2.1 blks 2.0 asts 56 FG% 41 3PT% 73 FT%  – Carter is a special talent. He can dominate inside and his long range game is evolving. Would be a great building block for the Mavs.
Elton Brand with range
6
Magic
Trae Young PG
HT: 6-2 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-4 - FROM: Oklahoma
27 pts 3.9 rebs 8.7 asts 1.7 stls 42 FG% 36 3PT% 86 FT% – The magic
need a point guard and there is no one that can be more game changing than Trae Young he is the total package.
Damian Lillard

7
Bulls
Michael Porter Jr. SF
HT: 6-10 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Missouri
10 pts 6.7 rebs 1.0 stls 33 FG% 30 3PT% 77.8 FT%   – Porter Jr. is an
elite talent who will be the face of Chicago Bulls franchise for many years.
Kevin Durant

8
Cavs (from Nets)
Mohamed Bamba C
HT: 7-0 - WT: 220 - WING: 7-9 - FROM: Texas
12.9 pts 10.5 rebs 3.7 blks 54 FG% 27 3PT% 68 FT% -Bamba has
a high upside and greatly improved his game at the college level. He is the best two-way center in this draft and would give the clippers a force in the middle.
Mutumbo, Tyson Chandler with range
9
Knicks
HT: 6-8 - WT: 210 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Villanova
17.7 pts 5.3 rebs 1.5 stls 1.1 blks 51 FG% 43 3PT% 85 FT% –  He is an
important type of talent to any franchise. Bridges is elite on both ends of the floor and the best two-way player in this draft. He can shoot at a high percentage and is a good passer the most complete prospect in the draft.
quicker Kawhi

10
76ers (from Lakers)
Kevin Knox SF
HT: 6-9 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Kentucky
15.6 pts 5.4 rebs 44 FG% 34 3PT% 77 FT% – Knox could
easily go higher he has the same upside as Porter Jr. and he is better in transition. The sixers would get a steal and another future star on an already super talented team
Carmelo, more athletic Glenn Robinson
11
Hornets
Collin Sexton PG
HT: 6-3 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: Alabama
19.2 pts 3.8 rebs 3.6 asts 44 FG% 33 3PT% 77FT% – The young bull is the type of talent that can take over any game. He can put a team on his back and in my eyes is the most unguardable guard in this draft. He plays with ice water in his veins. Great talent for Charlotte to build around.
Allen Iverson
12 Clippers (from Pistons)
HT: 6-4 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Miami
11.5 pts 2.6 rebs 1.9 asts 41 FG% 34 3PT% 73 FT% –Lonnie Walker
is a top 5 talent. He was a 5-star recruit coming out of Pennsylvania who showed he could score in many ways at Miami. He is the type of player you can give the ball to in the clutch. Walker could easily turn into the go to guy for Doc Rivers.
better shooting DeRozan, James Harden
13
Clippers
Miles Bridges SF
HT: 6-7 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Michigan St.
16.9 pts 8.3 rebs 2.1 asts 1.5 blks 48 FG% 38 3PT% 68 FT% – One of the most explosive players in this draft. He can score in bunches and is tough to stop in traffic. Can develop into a true go to scorer.
better shooting Shawn Marion
14
Nuggets
Shai Gilgeous- Alexander PG HT: 6-6 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Kentucky
14.4 pts 4.1 rebs 5.1 asts 1.6 stls 48 FG% 40 3PT% 81 FT% – The Nuggets need a true point guard and I feel Alexander has the potential to be the best two way point guard out of this class.
better shooting Shaun Livingston, MCW
15 Wizards Zhaire Smith SF
HT: 6-5 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-9 - FROM: Texas Tech
11.3 pts 5.0 1.1 stls 1.1 blks 55 FG% 45 3PT% 71 FT%– Smith has
begun to impress me more and more as well as NBA scouts. He has a complete overall game and elite athleticism.
Ron Artest
16
Suns (from Heat)
Aaron Holiday PG HT: 6-1 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: UCLA
20.3 pts 3.7 rebs 5.8 asts 1.3 stls 46 FG% 42 3PT% 82 FT% – Holiday was
the best player in a tough conference this past season for UCLA. He is a gamer who can score and lead.
Jrue Holiday 2.0
17
Bucks
HT: 6-9 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: Texas A&M
10.4 pts 9.2 rebs 2.6 blks 63 FG% 47 FT% – Athletic power forward that can get high above the rim would give Bucks size and strength that they need, Williams is also an elite defender.
DeAndre Jordan
18 Spurs Dzanan Musa SF
HT: 6-9 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Bosnia
10.5 pts 3.2 rebs 47 FG% 36 3PT% 75 FT%– Musa is just a great scorer
and one of the best in this draft. This international stud is very underrated. Spurs love to go the international route and Musa could develop into an all-star under Popovich
Ryan Anderson

19
Hawks (from T-Wolves)
Jerome Robinson SG HT: 6-5 - WT: 191 - WING: 6-7 1/4 - FROM: Boston College
20.7 pts 3.6 rebs 3.3 asts 48 FG% 40 3PT% 64 FT% - Athletic talent who can create his own shot. Stock continues to rise.
Justin Anderson
20
T-Wolves (from Thunder)
HT: 6-5 - WT: 215 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Duke
14.5 pts 4.2 rebs 1.4 asts 1.2 stls 41 FG% 40 3PT% 87 FT% – One of the best shooters in this class and might be the smoothest.
Reggie Miller

21
Jazz
HT: 6-4 1/2- WT: 213 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Georgia Tech
18.2 pts 6.3 rebs 2.5 asts 1.8 stls 1.0 blks 41 FG% 38 3PT% 82 FT% – Strong and athletic prospect who helped his stock tremendously at the combine.
smaller Andre Iguodala
22 Bulls (from Pelicans) Chandler Hutchison SF
HT: 6-7 - WT: 195 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Boise State
20.0 pts 6.8 rebs 3.5 asts 1.5 stls 47 FG% 35 3PT% 72 FT% – Hutchinson has it all, he can defend, rebound, and shoot plus he is fearless the type of ball player to leave it all on the floor.
Trevor Ariza
23 Pacers Jalen Brunson PG HT: 6-2 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-3 - FROM: Villanova
18.9 pts 3.1 rebs 4.6 asts 52 FG% 40 3PT% 80 FT%
Brunson is the most complete point guard in this draft from a deadly scorer on all levels to a great basketball IQ a two-time NCAA champion, would bring a winning pedigree to Pacers.
Mark Jackson, Gary Payton
24 Blazers Anfernee Simons SG
HT: 6-4 - WT: 177 - WING: 6-7 - FM: Altamonte Sp., FL
(high school stats)23.8 pts 7.2 rebs 4.2 asts 1.8 stls 48 FG% 40 3PT% 82 FT%– Was #1 rated Combo guard and #7 rated player the country for the 2018 high school class by 247. He is one of the biggest sleepers in this class, can take you off the dribble and is tough to guard one on one, deadly above the rim.
more athletic C.J. McCollom

25
Lakers (from Cavs)
Mitchell Robinson C
HT: 7-0 - WT: 225 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: USA
(high school stats) 25.7 pts 12.6 rebs 1.8 stls 6.8 blks 60 FG% 28 3PT% 59 FT% – Robinson is another talent in this draft with lottery potential. He is super athletic at 7’0 and has a nice mid-range and developing long range game. Robinson was the #1 rated center and #9 rated prospect overall in the country for the 2017 basketball recruiting class, he could develop into a force.  
Jermaine O'Neal
26 76ers HT: 6-4 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: Duke
15.5 pts 3.3 rebs 4.6 asts 1.7 stls 41 FG% 37 3PT% 85 FT% – Great shooter, good defender and all around good ball player. His energy is contagious.
Dan Marjerle
27 Celtics Donte DiVincenzo SG HT: 6-5 - WT: 205 - WING: 6-3 - FROM: Villanova
13.4 pts 4.8 rebs 3.5 asts 1.1 stls 48 FG% 40 3PT% 71 FT% – Divincenzo is one of the most underrated talents in this draft, has top 10 talent potential.  Can play both guard positions, can defend, and might be the most athletic talent in this draft and can shoot the lights out. Scored 31 points and was named most outstanding player in the 2018 National title game.
Courtney Lee
28
Warriors
Omari Spellman PF HT: 6-9 - WT: 250 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Villanova
10.9 pts 8.0 rebs 1.5 blks 47 FG% 43 3PT% 70 FT% – Big man with elite range and great athletic ability. He tested as the most athletic and best shooting big man in this draft.
smaller DeMarcus Cousins
29 Nets (from Raptors) Hamidou Diallo SG
HT: 6-5 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Kentucky
10.0 pts 3.6 rebs 1.2 asts 42 FG% 33 3PT% 61 FT% – In a draft where prospects are going home I feel Diallo lands back in New York. His athleticism could even see him move up higher, he is another prospect with high upside that would make a dynamic talent for the Nets young core.
Zach LaVine
30
a Hawks (from Rockets)
Kevin Huerter SG
HT: 6-7 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-7 1/2- FROM: Maryland
14.8 pts 5.0 rebs 3.4 asts 50 FG% 41 3PT% 75 FT% - Can absolutely shoot it at a high level.
Kyle Korver
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Trades
76ers get Lakers pick via Suns (MCW trade)
Celtics get the Lakers pick via 76ers only if it's #s 2-5 (Fultz trade)
Cavs get Nets pick via Celtics, unprotected (Kyrie trade)
Clippers get Pistons pick, Blake Trade
Bulls get Pelicans pick (Mirotic trade)
Timberwolves get the Thunder's pick, via the Jazz (Rubio trade)
Suns get Heat pick (Dragic trade)
Nets get Raptors pick (Carroll trade)
Hawks get Timberwolves pick (Payne trade)
Hawks get Rockets pick