The NBA draft is almost here and it’s time for our annual mock draft.
I’ve been working with several different writers for this mock and I think they’re all going to offer some thoughts on where the best players are projected to land.
I have my own draft projections in mind for each draft, and I’ve also listed my own personal projection, based on my own projections.
My personal projection is based on how I see the game progressing in the NBA.
In the draft, the best teams will likely end up selecting a player who will be able to fit in to the scheme of the team, while the worst teams will find themselves with a player with limited skill, who will need to improve on his physicality, and/or have an injury history that may prevent him from getting a chance.
The NBA Draft is set to start on March 18, with the first round set to occur on April 10.
Let’s take a look at how I expect each of these teams to draft a player.1.
Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, PF, UCLA2.
Charlotte Hornets: Mike Scott, SG, Kentucky3.
Utah Jazz: Jamal Murray, SG/SF, Duke4.
Washington Wizards: Isaiah Whitehead, SF, North Carolina State5.
Atlanta Hawks: Justin Anderson, SG-SF, Michigan State6.
Indiana Pacers: Nick Young, PF-C, Kentucky7.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Devin Booker, PG, Kentucky8.
Charlotte Bobcats: Justin Patton, PF/C, Wisconsin9.
Portland Trail Blazers: Dario Saric, SF-PF, Serbia10.
Phoenix Suns: Khem Birch, SF/PF, Gonzaga11.
Charlotte Knicks: Joel Embiid, PF; Jahlil Okafor, C12.
Atlanta Bucks: Jalen Brunson, SG; Malik Monk, SF13.
Brooklyn Nets: Jahlal Mell, PF14.
New York Knicks: Malik Monk Jr., SF15.
Portland Thorns: Deyonta Davis, SF16.
Denver Nuggets: Josh Powell, SF17.
Miami Heat: Justin Jackson, PF18.
Houston Rockets: T.J. McConnell, SG19.
Chicago Bulls: Kaleb Tarczewski, PF20.
Sacramento Kings: Jarnell Stokes, SF21.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Justin Lee, PF22.
New Orleans Pelicans: Kameron Pritchard, PF23.
Sacramento Clippers: Josh Perkins, SG24.
Utah Grizzlies: Justin Bibbs, SG25.
Detroit Pistons: Marcus Camby, PF26.
Atlanta Thorns (trade to Brooklyn): Markel Brown, SG27.
Atlanta Falcons: Jalon Craig, PF28.
Sacramento Bobcats (trade: Dallas Mavericks to Sacramento): Mike Tobey, PF29.
Utah Thunder: Jalene Stoudemire, PF30.
Portland State Blazers (trade Atlanta Hawks to Portland): Malik Monk Sr., SF31.
Miami Hurricanes: Jabari Parker, PF32.
Boston Celtics: Josh Jackson, PG33.
Atlanta Braves: Jamal Murphy, SF34.
Orlando Magic: Malik Mujica, PF35.
Chicago Heat: Brandon Ashley, PF36.
San Antonio Spurs: Aaron Harrison, PF37.
Los Gatos Grizzlies: Josh Thompson, PF38.
Sacramento Grizzlies: Trey Lyles, PF39.
Indiana Fever: Aaron White, SG40.
Indiana Bobcats(trade: Philadelphia 76ers to Cleveland): Jalen Robinson, PF41.
Memphis Grizzlies(trade Philadelphia 76, Cleveland): Michael Gbinije, PF42.
New Jersey Nets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, PF43.
Brooklyn Kings: D’Angelo Russell, PF44.
Boston Garden: Jabril Trawick, PF45.
San Diego Clippers: Jabar Gaffney, SG46.
Minnesota Lynx: Kody Brown, PF47.
Charlotte Eagles: Tyler Ulis, PF48.
Portland Grizzlies(traded to Denver Nuggets): Justin Patton Jr., PF49.
Boston College: Aaron Brooks, PF50.
Charlotte Pelicans(trades to Philadelphia 76 and Philadelphia 76’s Isaiah Canaan): Emmanuel Mudiay, PF51.
Washington: Dwayne Bacon, SG52.
Utah: Jodie Meeks, PF53.
Utah Utes: Tyus Jones, PF54.
New Mexico State: Jalyn Powell, PF55.
Orlando: Darrun Hilliard, PF56.
Boston: Alex Kirkland, SG57.
Milwaukee Bucks: Michael Frazier, PF58.
Orlando Summer League: D.
J Hunter, PF59.
Milwaukee: Josh McRoberts, PF60.
Washington State: Brandon Austin, SG61.
Memphis: Jusuf Nurkic, PF62.
Charlotte: Tatum Bell, PF63.
Orlando Suns: Isaiah Hicks, SG64.
Milwaukee Summer League (trade Boston Celtics to Denver Hawks): Justin Jackson Jr., SG65.
Orlando State: Jordan Clarkson, SG66.
Cleveland: Nick Wilson, PF67.
Detroit: T’Mon Bowen,