2018 NBA Mock Draft

NEW: 2018 Big Board Top 30
# Team Player Pos. Updated 6/20/18 Comp.
1
Suns
DeAndre Ayton C HT: 7-1 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-5 - FROM: Arizona
Ayton appears to be a lock for the no.1 pick and the Suns would be making the smart move taking him in this spot. He's the most physcially dominant center we've seen in many years and he's got an advanced skill level to go along with his great size/athleticism. Although the League is going more towards small-ball line ups, finding a dominant center is rare and Ayton's promise and potential will be too much to pass up. The Suns are forming a nice young nucleus with Booker, Jackson, Warren and potentially Ayton.
Boogie

2
Kings
Marvin Bagley III PF HT: 6-11 - WT: 235 - WING: 7-1 - FROM: Duke
Bagley is far from a finished product at this stage of his career but he's an incredible athlete who runs the court like a deer and is still only 19 years old with plenty of room to develop. The Kings have some young talent at the power forward position but Bagley is a special talent who would give them a potential star in the frontcourt. His ability to run the floor would fit well with the up-tempo Fox and his offensive rebounding and all-out hustle would be welcomed additions. Hopefully his defensive awareness develops, as he has all the physical tools to be a solid defender.
Kevin Garnett, Beasley
3
Hawks
Jaren Jackson Jr. PF HT: 6-11 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-5 1/4 - FROM: Michigan St.
The Hawks could go in a number of directions here, including trading down. If they stay at no.3 then Jaren Jackson Jr. would be a great selection to add next to Collins on the frontline. He's one of the youngest players in the draft and has as much upside as any prospect available. He's a defensive menace who excels at protecting the rim, while also showing a lot of promise on the offensive end. Luka Doncic is also in play at this spot, either to Atlanta or whichever team trades up to get him.
Mourning, Myles Turner

4 Grizzlies Luka Doncic SG HT: 6-8 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-11 - FROM: Slovenia
Doncic is the most hyped draft prospect to come out of Europe in many years, with many draftniks ranking him #1 overall on their board. There are questions about his foot-steed, his three point shooting and how his game translates to the NBA but despite the question marks it's clear that he has all the tools needed to excel in today's League. Landing in Memphis might not be his first choice but it would be a good fit for him and he'd have a chance to make a playoff push with Gasol and Conley back healthy. Despite all the hype there's some legit bust potential with Doncic, as he could be more of a second best player on his team type of guy, rather than a superstar talent.
Rubio, Mike Miller
5
Mavs
Mohamed Bamba C HT: 7-1 - WT: 220 - WING: 7-10 - FROM: Texas
The Mavs need to add talent at every position except point guard so should be in the market for the best player available. Bamba would be a great choice both for team need and as the player with the highest upside at this point in the draft. 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. He's also shown a vastly improved shooting stroke with range out to 3, making him a versatile player who impacts both ends of the floor.
a more mobile Rudy Gobert
6
Magic
Michael Porter Jr. SF HT: 6-11 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Missouri
The rumors and smokescreens are flying with MPJ and the concerns about his back aren't going away. He's got the talent to be a top 3 pick but if his back doesn't check out (or if he doesn't give his medicals to certain teams) he could slide a bit on draft day. The Grizzlies may have promised him at no.4 but again, it could be a smokescreen. If he falls to no.6 the Magic should swing for the fences and draft a player who is arguably the best offensive talent in the draft, but comes with a lot of risk as well.
stronger Brandon Ingram

7
Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. PF HT: 6-10 - WT: 260 - WING: 7-4 1/2 FROM: Duke
Carter Jr. gets overshadowed by Bagley but he's a top 10 talent who can play either front court position. His shooting ability, passing, rim protection and heady play will make him an attractive prospect, even if he doesn't project as a star. The Bulls would do well to add the versatile WCJ next to Lauri, giving them a nice combination of size, rebounding, shooting and passing ability on the frontline.
Greg Monroe, Al Horford
8
Cavs (from Nets)
Trae Young PG HT: 6-2 - WT: 177 - WING: 6-3 - FROM: Oklahoma
Although we have Trae Young rated lower than this, the Cavs could be in need of a new face of the franchise type of player and Young has a ton of fame/name recognition. If LeBron leaves then Young would come into a situation that would allow him to flourish, having the ball in his hands and plenty of freedom to operate. There's some serious bust potential with Trae but he's got a ton of star-power and upside as a scoring PG.
Tyus Jones +, Steve Nash

9
Knicks
HT: 6-4 - WT: 200 - WING: 6-10 - FROM: Miami
Walker is not yet consistent and his game is raw but the upside is undeniable. He can hang in the air and make plays at the rim that few players can make. He's got very good handles and shows some promise as a primary ball handler, not just a wing. The draft is about upside and Walker has a lot of that. The Knicks need scoring talent and Walker could play next to Frank to form a long and athletic backcourt/wing duo for the Knicks.
Brandon Roy
10
76ers (from Lakers)
Kevin Knox SF HT: 6-9 - WT: 215 - WING: 7-0 - FROM: Kentucky
Knox has a ton of natural ability and a lot of upside but he's young and still learning to put it all together on the court. He's getting a lot of interest from teams in the top 12 of the draft, suggesting that he's a near lock for the lottery. The Sixers are building something special and Knox could be a key piece to help get them over the top. Or this pick could potentially be on the move, either with Philly trading up in the draft or packaging draft picks for a big name player.
Paul George
11
Hornets
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. He's versatile enough to play on or off the ball but could takeover the primary ball handling duties if the Hornets move on from Kemba.
Tyreke Evans
12 Clippers (from Pistons) 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. If he falls to no.12 the Clippers would be getting solid value with this pick.
Otto Porter

13
Clippers
Collin Sexton PG HT: 6-3 - WT: 185 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: Alabama
Sexton wasn't the most consistent player during his Freshman season but when he's on his game he looks like a top 5 pick. The Clippers could use an influx of talent at the PG position and Sexton would land in a nice situation with veterans to learn from but also the chance to get immediate playing time.
better Beverley, Chauncey Billups
14
Nuggets
C
HT: 6-9 - WT: 240 - WING: 7-4 - FROM: Texas A&M
A very long and powerful PF/C with a lot of natural talent but has shown slower than expected development. Williams is a force on the defensive end who can guard at the rim but has a limited offensive game. Has big time leaping ability and is a great dunker. Would give the Nuggets depth at center or this pick could be moved in a trade.
Antonio Davis, Chris Wilcox
15 Wizards Jerome Robinson SG HT: 6-5 - WT: 191 - WING: 6-7 1/4 - FROM: Boston College
A lights out shooter with deep range and good shot selection. Hits a high percentage from deep and from the ft line. After a last minute workout with the Wizards he could be the leading candidate to go to D.C. at no.15.
Spencer Dinwiddie
16
Suns (from Heat)
Zhaire Smith SF HT: 6-4 - WT: 198 - WING: 6-9 3/4 - FROM: Texas Tech
A big time athlete with a high motor who fills up the stat sheet. Has big defensive upside, a great understanding of the game and has shown an improved three point shot. Smith would bring a ton of defense and athleticism to the Suns second unit with a chance to develop into a starter down the road.
John Starks
17
Bucks
Miles Bridges SF HT: 6-7 - WT: 225 - WING: 6-9 1/2 - FROM: Michigan St.
A powerful wing player with good elevation and an NBA body but an unrefined game. Seems destined to be a third scorer and glue guy at the next level. Bridges would be a nice addition to the Bucks roster, bringing defense, rebounding and above the rim play.
Justise Winslow
18 Spurs Elie Okobo PG HT: 6-3 - WT: 194 - WING: 6-8 - FROM: France
A dynamic PG with good length who can really fill it up. Has been on fire recently and is moving up draft boards. A prolific scorer and solid shooter. Can be a bit turnover prone and needs to learn to harness his talents. The type of player the Spurs love to draft and develop, even though it might not be a team need.
Dennis Schroeder
19
Hawks (from T-Wolves)
Kevin Huerter SG
HT: 6-7 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-7 1/2- FROM: Maryland
A lethal three point shooter with deep range who could be a specialist at the next level. Out until late summer with a hand injury. If the Hawks go Big with their first pick they could look to add the floor-spacing Huerter at no.19.
Klay-lite, Stauskas
20
T-Wolves (from Thunder)
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 who can guard multiple positions, would be a nice addition on the wing for the Wolves, especially considering Wiggins inconsistent and uninspired play.
Devean George
21
Jazz
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? Robinson may need a few years to develop but he's a high upside prospect with NBA center size.
Whiteside, Bynum
22 Bulls (from Pelicans) Jalen Brunson PG HT: 6-2 - WT: 195 - WING: 6-3 - FROM: Villanova
A rock solid PG with great basketball instincts and high skill level, Brunson took his game to a new level and became dominant in college. The Bulls would do well to add Brunson, giving them a lot of options, depth and great leadership at the point guard position.
Andre Miller
23 Pacers Donte DiVincenzo SG HT: 6-5 - WT: 205 - WING: 6-3 - FROM: Villanova
A big time shot maker who can take over a game with his scoring ability. Has good size and athleticism and plays a hard-nosed game. Projects as a solid rotation guy at the next level, who could be a 6th man, scorer off the bench. The Pacers could use some more firepower on the wing.
Courtney Lee
24 Blazers Anfernee Simons SG HT: 6-3 1/4 - WT: 183 - WING: 6-9 1/4 - FM: Altamonte Sp., FL
A lethal shooting combo guard who has improved athleticism and might be the best three point shooter in his HS class. Has good handles and is quick with the ball.
D'Angelo

25
Lakers (from Cavs)
Omari Spellman PF HT: 6-9 - WT: 250 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Villanova
A bruiser who controls the paint with his strength and can also step out and make plays on the perimeter. Has a nice mid range game and a lethal three point shot. The Lakers will have a lot of roster changes coming and should be focused on adding depth and floor-spacing with this pick (although they have supposedly promised to draft Mitchell Robinson, if he falls this far).
Kris Humphries
26 76ers HT: 6-5 3/4 - WT: 215 - WING: 6-8 3/4 - 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. Trent Jr. would help space the floor for Ben and Joel.
Wesley Mathews

27 Celtics HT: 6-4 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-6 - FROM: Duke
A hard working and gutsy player who can score the ball in a variety of ways. Versatile but doesn't have big upside. Would be a nice addition at SG for the Celtics, giving them another fierce competitor with some play-making and shot-making ability.
Bob Sura
28
Warriors
Melvin Frazier SF HT: 6-6 - WT: 200 - WING: 7-2 - FROM: Tulane
Frazier is a defensive menace who can really guard in space. Prototypical 3 and D prospect who would bring depth to the Warriors and could eventually replace AI.
Ronnie Brewer
29 Nets (from Raptors) HT: 6-6 - WT: 210 - WING: 6-9 1/4 - FROM: Cincinnati
An efficient offensive player and outstanding defender with good size for the SG position. A gamer who plays with intensity and makes good basketball decisions. Evans is a college Junior who is the same age as some Freshman. The Celtics love to draft wing players, so why not another one.
Eric Gordon

30
Hawks (from Rockets)
Aaron Holiday PG HT: 6-1 - WT: 190 - WING: 6-7 1/2 - FROM: UCLA
A strong and quick guard who is at his best playing off the ball and being used as a scorer. A lights out FT shooter who can hit the 3 pt shot. Isn't a pure point guard and often fails to find the open man. If the Hawks go big with their first pick(s) in the draft, they'll likely be looking for PG help with this selection, allowing them to explore the possibility of moving on from Shroder.
Tyronn Lue
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Trades
76ers get Lakers pick via Suns (MCW 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