2018 NBA Mock Draft


# Team Player Pos. Updated 2/18//18 Comp.
1
Suns
DeAndre Ayton C HT: 7-0 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-5 - FROM: Arizona
Ayton finally gains the #1 overall spot on our board. Bagley may be the best player in this draft but Ayton has a skill set that easily translates to the NBA game and he'd be a great fit with the Suns. There are concerns about his feel for the game and his defensive instincts but his length, power, agility and shooting skills are unmatched at the NCAA level. He's in the mold of Embiid and Boogie Cousins, making him too hard to pass up at #1.
Boogie

2
Hawks
Marvin Bagley III PF HT: 6-11 - WT: 235 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Duke
Bagley has missed a few games due to injury but is still in the running for the #1 pick. There are some legit weaknesses in his game but his upside is as tantalizing as ever. His agility and quick leaping ability are off the charts for a player his size. He has Durant or Giannis type of athletic ability (but they have ideal length as well) and it's just a matter of time before his perimeter skills catch up to his rebounding prowess and great motor. His upside is a generational type of player. His floor is a more engaged Michael Beasley. The Hawks have Collins at PF but Bagley is the BPA and has enough versatility to play center in small-ball line ups and could eventually play some SF as well.
Kevin Garnett

3
Mavs
Jaren Jackson Jr. PF HT: 6-11 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: Michigan St.
The phrase "just scratching the surface of his potential" was made up for players like Jackson. He's got ideal length and size plus a great feel for the game, especially on the defensive end. At times he looks like the second coming of Alonzo Mourning with his ability to shut down the rim. His stretch shooting ability and his good length give him all the tools to be a great modern NBA center. The Mavericks would get a lot better on defense with JJJ in the paint and his ability to stretch the floor would fit well with DSJ.
Mourning, Myles Turner

4 Magic Michael Porter Jr. SF HT: 6-10 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Missouri
While SF might not be the biggest need for the Magic, Porter has the skills to become an elite wing and would be hard to pass on at #4 (assuming he's healthy). The failed Hezonja experiment could make the team shy away from selecting Doncic, who fits a similar profile. Drafting MPJ would allow the Magic to explore trades for Gordon ....as they continue their perpetual rebuilding process.
stronger B. Ingram, Durant

5
Kings
Luka Doncic SG HT: 6-8 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Slovenia
Doncic could be the most exciting pick in the draft, as it'll be fascinating to see how his game translates to the NBA. The Kings could use the infusion of play-making, shooting and excitement that he'll bring. He might not be a franchise altering talent but he's got a chance to be a big time combo guard and he'll certainly help fill the seats in Sacramento. His court vision, play-making and ability to space the floor would fit well next to the Kings emerging star Fox.
Rubio, Klay

6
Grizzlies
Mohamed Bamba C HT: 7-0 - WT: 220 - WING: 7-9 - FROM: Texas
Bamba has all the tools to be a top 3 pick but needs to play with better intensity if he wants to be elite. His insane length and shot blocking prowess remind of a young Rudy Gobert and he's got a chance to be a special defender at the next level. The Grizzlies could go a few directions with this pick but adding talent is the first priority and Bamba is the best talent on the board.
a more mobile Rudy Gobert

7
Cavs (from Nets)
Trae Young PG HT: 6-2 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-4 - FROM: Oklahoma
Whichever team drafts Young will get a new face of the franchise and a high profile player to build around. There are some serious question marks about how his game translates to the NBA and who he'll guard but his elite shooting and filthy passing ability will be hard to pass up in the mid lottery. As amazing as Young has been in college, there's some bust potential here, as he transitions to the next level. Young would be a nice addition next to LeBron, or he could take over the reigns if the King departs.
Steph Curry/Tyus Jones

8
Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. PF HT: 6-10 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-3 FROM: Duke
Carter would be a great fit in the front court with Lauri. He's got a great combination of low post strength, sweet passing skills and the ability to hit the outside shot, which would give the Bulls a ton of flexibility with their two young Bigs. Carter isn't a huge upside player but he's got a high floor, would be a safe pick and fits a team need.
longer Greg Monroe
9
Knicks
HT: 6-8 - WT: 210 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Villanova
Mikal is the top 3 and D prospect in the draft and should have a very clear role at the next level. He's an efficient offensive player with a sweet shooting stroke and an emerging dribble-drive game. The Knicks need help on the wing and Bridges is both a safe pick and a guy who has a lot of upside as well.
Otto Porter

10
76ers (from Lakers)
Kevin Knox SF HT: 6-9 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Kentucky
The Sixers continue to build on their young, talented core and Knox would be a great addition on the wing. He might take some time to develop but his upside is undeniable and he'd be a great fit next to a ball-dominant player like Simmons and a big who demands the double team in Embiid.
Paul George
11
Hornets
Collin Sexton PG HT: 6-3 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: Alabama
The Hornets have shown that they're willing to move on from Kemba Walker and who better to replace him with than a young, talented and highly competitive PG like Sexton. His draft stock is falling a bit but he still projects as a lottery level talent who could be an immediate impact player.
Lillard, Beverley
12
Jazz
HT: 6-4 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Miami
Walker would seem to be redundant with Donovan Mitchell but the two could form an intriguing backcourt with a ton of length and athletic ability. If Walker develops his 3 point shot, watch out!
Brandon Roy
13
Clippers (from Pistons)
Daniel Gafford C HT: 6-11 - WT: 234 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Arkansas
The Clippers need to reload the front line and Gafford is an explosive shot blocker who has ideal length and a developing game. He's a quick leaper who lacks strength but has a ton of upside.
Tony Battie
14
Clippers
Miles Bridges SF HT: 6-7 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Michigan St.
A powerful wing player with good elevation and an NBA body but an unrefined game. Seems destined to be a second or third scorer and glue guy at the next level.
Justise Winslow
15 Suns (from Heat) O'Shae Brissett SF HT: 6-8 - WT: 210 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Syracuse
A strong and versatile wing who excels at rebounding, defending and making hustle plays. Has a nose for the basket, can really score the ball and is a long and fluid athlete.
Walt Williams
16
Bulls (from Pelicans)
Dzanan Musa SF HT: 6-9 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Bosnia
A skilled offensive talent who can light it up from three and has good open court speed. Lacks length and is limited on defense.
Gordon Hayward, Sam Dekker

17
Blazers
Brandon McCoy C HT: 7-0 - WT: 255 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: UNLV
Big time shot blocker and post player with ideal NBA size. Lacks consistency but the talent is definitely there.
Dwight lite
18 76ers Shai Gilgeous- Alexander PG HT: 6-6 - WT: 180 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Kentucky
Shai lacks a consistent jumper but his ability to penetrate and score in the lane puts a lot of pressure on the defense. He's got length, creativity with the ball and good upside as a defender.
MCW
19
Pacers
HT: 6-9 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: Texas A&M
A very long and bouncy PF with lots of length and a ton of natural talent. A force on the defensive end with a limited offensive game. More
Antonio Davis

20
Nuggets
Chandler Hutchison SF HT: 6-7 - WT: 195 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Boise State
A long, athletic wing who has developed a nice three point shot and plays an efficient game. A defensive menace. More
Devean George
21
T-Wolves (from Thunder)
Zhaire Smith SF HT: 6-5 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-9 - FROM: Texas Tech
A big time athlete with a high motor who fills up the stat sheet. Has big defensive upside but needs to get consistent shooting the ball. More
+ K.J. McDanials
22 Bucks Kris Wilkes SF HT: 6-8 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: UCLA
A good open court athlete and advanced mid-range scorer who plays with an edge. Has a silky smooth offensive game, a quick, high release on his jumper and nice length/size for the position. More
Kris Middleton
23 Wizards Troy Brown SG HT: 6-6 - WT: 215 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Oregon
An explosive player who has great length, good scoring ability and a lot of upside as a defender. More
Richard Jefferson
24 Lakers* Mitchell Robinson C HT: 7-0 - WT: 225 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: USA
Robinson is a bit of mystery man, as he trains for the NBA draft outside of the spotlight. He's got the raw ability of a lottery pick but does he have the intangibles, maturity and BBIQ to make it in the League? More
Whiteside, Bynum
25
Hawks (from T-Wolves)
Isaac Bonga SF HT: 6-9 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Germany
A 6-9 combo guard/wing who is has great physical tools but a long way to go to be NBA ready. More
taller John Salmons

26 Spurs HT: 6-5 - WT: 220 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Belgium
A rock solid athlete who is a great defender and high IQ player. Isn't a run/jump athlete but he's a gamer who brings it every time out. More
Malcolm Brogdon
27 Nets (from Raptors) Jontay Porter PF HT: 6-10 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Missouri
The younger brother of Michael Porter, Jontay is a versatile forward who can score inside and out and is a solid rebounder. More
Michael Beasley, Markieff

28
Celtics
HT: 6-5 - WT: 215 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: Duke
A talented scorer with good feel for the game and enough athleticism to get by. Isn't a big upside type of prospect and isn't likely to be a star at the next level but his three point shooting is special. More
Wesley Mathews

29 Hawks (from Rockets) Anfernee Simons SG HT: 6-4 - WT: 177 - WING: 6-7 - FM: Altamonte Sp., FL
A lethal shooting combo guard who has improved athleticism and might be the best three point shooter in his class. Has good handles and is quick with the ball. More
D'Angelo

30
Warriors
Bonzie Colson SF HT: 6-5 - WT: 230 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Notre Dame
A heart and hustle player who does a bit of everything on the court and has a strong body with a lot of length. Recovering from injury. More
smaller Draymond

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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