2019 NBA Mock Draft Update

Update 5/27/2019
Cam Reddish's name has been hot lately but are the good workouts and the loads of natural talent enough to erase the memories of his season at Duke? We all knew he'd be a workout warrior, that shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone...but he sure does look good in workouts :)

Sekou is seeming more and more likely to be a top 10 guy. His strong second half of the season combined with the recent success of Euro prospects is making him a good bet to get drafted ahead of some American players.

Goga is another hot name. A big bruiser who can also stroke the deep ball. Expect to hear his name called in the lottery.

But the name of the 2019 draft game is the same as it's been for the past few months: There's a fairly clear top 3 and then it's wide open from the fourth pick onward. Draft night is going to be wild and unpredictable.


update 4/13/2019
The regular season is over and the pre-lottery NBA Draft order is set. There's not a ton of movement right now in the first round. We've got Nassir Little back in the top 10. He's not the most NBA ready player but the draft is about upside and Little has a lot of that. He could be a hot name at the combine and in pre-draft workouts.

Bol Bol could move up (or down) based on pre-draft workouts. If he shows that he's back to full strength/health a team could gamble on his upside in the top 10. We have him mocked at no.11 right now, partially based on team need.


update 4/7/2019
Jarrett Culver drops 1 spot after a somewhat shaky final four game. We're not going to read too much into one game but it was enough to move R.J. Barrett back ahead of Culver and up to no.3.

Jaxson Hayes is looking like a better and better option in the top half of the lottery. The other top prospects all have question marks, which could be enough to lift the intriguing Texas big man up the draft board. When in doubt go with a 7-foot youngster who flashes.

Talen Horton-Tucker has moved into the 2019 first round, since declaring for the draft. He's a polarizing prospect for sure. But we're intrigued by his uncanny length/strength/ability.

 Here's the latest 2019 Mock Draft


update 4/2/2019
There's been a lot of movement in the mock, with March Madness lifting a few player's stock (and dropping a few). And now it's time for underclassmen to decide if they're going pro or not. April will be a busy month.

R.J. Barrett vs the Field?

R.J. seemed like a lock to be a top 3 pick all season but his draft stock has lost some momentum in the past few weeks. We currently have Jarrett Culver ahead of him in our mock and, as the draft workout season progresses, we could see a few other guys challenge for that no.3 spot.

R.J. is still a high level prospect but could he be more of a Will Barton type instead of the next Grant Hill?  If you had to bet who goes no.3 after Zion and Ja Morant would you take R.J. or one of the rest of the prospects? R.J. or the field?

If Everyone was Healthy...

Would this still be considered a weak draft if all the prospects had been healthy all year? What if Darius Garland had put on a show in March? What if Bol Bol's offensive numbers stayed ridiculous and he started to find his footing defensively... and led Oregon to the Final Four? What if Jaxson Hayes had avoided injury for those last two minutes? What if Sekou had been healthy all season and showed out overseas? What if Kevin Porter Jr. had played all season and Okeke didn't get hurt? And Jontay Porter... There's talent on the board in this draft. But most of it comes with question marks.

New Names in the First Round

  • Mfiondu Kabengele launches his way into the first round with a strong finish.
  • Dylan Windler rises a few spots to the end of round 1.

Here's the latest 2019 Mock Draft