So many things can happen leading up to a mock draft….before the NFL draft I think I did 3-4 Mock Draft’s. That seems like a waste of time.
Two days before the draft we know some things. We also know there will be trades the night of the draft. This Mock assumes no trades… and Ben Simmons #1.
1. Philadelphia 76ers- Ben Simmons- LSU
2. LA Lakers- Brandon Ingram- Duke
3. Boston Celtics-I believe they will trade down. If not, Jamal Murray- KENTUCKY
4. Phoenix Suns- Marquese Chriss- WASHINGTON
5. Minnesota Timberwolves- This pick depends on pre-draft trades. If no guard trades, they take Kris Dunn- PROVIDENCE or Jamal Murray is Boston trades down
6. New Orleans Pelicans- Buddy Hield- OKLAHOMA
7. Denver Nuggets- Dragan Bender- CROATIA
8. Sacramento Kings- Dejounte Murray- WASHINGTON
9. Toronto Raptors- Jaylen Brown- CAL
10. Milwaukee Bucks- Jakob Poeltl- UTAH
11. Orlando Magic- Domantas Sabonis- GONZAGA
12. Utah Jazz- Skal Labissiere- KENTUCKY
13. Phoenix Suns- Henry Ellenson- MARQUETTE
14. Chicago Bulls- Furkan Korkmaz- TURKEY
15. Denver Nuggets- Wade Baldwin IV- VANDERBILT
16. Boston Celtics- Thon Maker- AUSTRALIA
17. Memphis Grizzlies- Denzel Valentine- MSU
18. Detroit Pistons- Deyonta Davis- MSU
19. Denver Nuggets- Malachi Richardson- SYRACUSE
20. Indiana Pacers- Ante Zizic- CROATIA
21. Atlanta Hawks- Ivica Zubac- BOSNIA
22. Charlotte Hornets- Juan Hernangomez- SPAIN
23. Boston Celtics- DeAndre Bembry- ST. JOES
24. Philadelphia 76ers- Malik Beasley-FSU
25. LA Clippers- Cheick Diallo- KANSAS
26. Philadelphia 76ers- Timothe Luwawu- FSU
27. Toronto Raptors- Damian Jones- VANDERBILT
28. Phoenix Suns- Tyler Ulis- KENTUCKY
29. San Antonio Spurs- Demetrius Jackson- ND
30. Golden State Warriors- Guerschon Yabusele- FRANCE
Philly and Denver have a real chance to turn around their franchises in this draft.
Ben Simmons has already been told he will be taken #1
International Players will be drafted early and often in the first round.
The NBA finals showed us the value of a big man who can rebound. GS had a major disadvantage once Bogut went out and Iguodala hurt his back. Tristan Thompson, Lebron James and even Kevin Love crashed the boards in their absence. We all know how that series ended up. THE CURSE OF CLEVELAND HAS BEEN LIFTED!
The Ultimate Warrior shirt Lebron was wearing as the got off the plane was made by our good friends over at Homage, a Columbus, Ohio based clothing company. http://www.homage.com/products/the-ultimate-warrior you can follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/HOMAGE. Kevin Love and Delly were both scene sporting Homage shirts post celebration.
Thursday night should be fun to watch. Let’s see who finds new teams and who those teams gwt to replace them!
I think Brandon Ingram will be the NBA Rookie of the year