There are many players drawing uncertainties as they enter the NBA draft this coming year. Since teams are unable to see the players true colors during March Madness, everything seems up in the air about guys. Even though it seems as if the draft will most likely be pushed back, here’s a mock draft using the current standings.
1. Golden State Warriors: Anthony Edwards
(Georgia, SG, 19 PPG)
Anthony Edwards is the best prospect by far in this draft since he already has a polished game that’ll translate well into the NBA.
2. Cleveland Cavaliers: LaMelo Ball
(Illawarra Hawks, PG, 17 PPG)
LaMelo Ball has the most potential out of any prospect in this draft, while being such a confident scorer, he has great vision averaging 8 assists per game.
3. Minnesota Timberwolves: Obi Toppin
(Dayton, PF, 20 PPG)
Obi Toppin is a high flying and super athletic player, who is most known for his vertical and dunk packages, while his shooting has gone majorly underrated after he improved his three ball in his last ten games.
4. Atlanta Hawks: Deni Avdija
(Maccabi Tel Aviv, SF, 12 PPG)
Deni is an outstanding shooter and has a great IQ for the game, and would fit in nicely next to Trae Young to try and make a Curry and Klay type of backcourt.
5. Detroit Pistons: James Wiseman
(Memphis, C, 20 PPG)
James Wiseman has a great feel once he gets the ball in his hands inside the paint, and would replace Drummond perfect as they can build around an improving 20 year old center.
6. New York Knicks: Cole Anthony
(North Carolina, PG, 19 PPG)
Cole Anthony is a very explosive point guard that would give the Knicks a fun young player to watch, who has the guts to play in a city like New York.
7. Chicago Bulls: RJ Hampton
(New Zealand Breakers, SG, 9 PPG)
RJ Hampton is another all around player with great scoring and passing ability, but his draft stock fell once he didn’t get as many minutes as he would’ve liked overseas.
8. Charlotte Hornets: Killian Hayes
(France, PG, 13 PPG)
Killian Hayes has major upside and has an opportunity to get even drafted higher with his slashing and passing abilities, and while Devonta Graham has had a great year, moving him to the 2 might be better as he has been a great three point shooter the past year.
9. Washington Wizards: Onyeka Okongwu
(USC, C, 16 PPG)
Okongwu has been turning heads since he played with the Ball brothers in high school, and putting his athleticism and defensive versatilities next to Wall and Beal would be a great start for the next couple of years.
10. Phoenix Suns: Tyrese Haliburton
(Iowa State, PG, 15 PPG)
Tyrese Haliburton has unbelievable passing abilities, and is able to play off the ball which would complement Devin Booker perfectly, and give them a young PG which is what they need.
11. San Antonio Spurs: Issac Okoro
(Auburn, SF, 13 PPG)
Issac Okoro is by far the best defensive wing in this draft and can guard all 5 positions at times, which will fit into the Spurs system perfectly.
12. Sacramento Kings: Tyrese Maxey
(Kentucky, SG, 14 PPG)
Tyrese Maxey is a player that doesn’t lack an ounce of confidence on the court with the ball in his hands, while he is streaky with his shooting ability, he would be a great spark off the bench for the Kings to replace Fox or Hield.
13. New Orleans Pelicans: Precious Achiuwa
(Memphis, PF/C, 16 PPG)
Precious Achiuwa likes to establish himself in the paint at all times which causes him to draw many fouls by the basket, and he is also one of the best rebounders in this draft at only 6’9.
14. Portland Trail Blazers: Devin Vassell
(Florida State, SF, 13 PPG)
Devin Vassell is one of the top shooters in this draft class and can defend both the perimeter and paint at a high level, which will entice the Blazers to put him next to Lillard and McCollum.
23. Miami Heat: Vernon Carey Jr
(Duke, C, 18 PPG)
Vernon Carey is a South Florida native who grew up around the Heat as he turned heads constantly in high school. He uses his size inside the paint to score, but has one of the best big man passing abilities in the draft. Having a center come off the bench who can rebound at a high level would be perfect for Miami, which is where they struggle at times.