NBA Mock Draft: Vol.V

NBA Mock Draft

With the NBA Draft only a few hours away this is our FINAL Mock Draft. Enjoy it and good luck to you all. 

PICK
TEAM
PLAYER
POSITION
ANALYSIS
1 Nor Zion Williamson F New Orleans will consider Bol Bol here (I'm kidding guys)
2 mem Ja Morant G There's been some "steam" picking up about Memphis maybe moving this pick. The hot rumor floating around is New Orleans trying to get up here to take RJ Barrett...I'm not buying it. Morant is Memphis bound.
3 nyk RJ Barrett G/F Lock it in. 
4

Atlanta Hawks

(via NOLA from LAL)

De'Andre Hunter F After the reported trade. It looks like Atlanta is moving up with Virginia's De'Andre Hunter in mind.
5 cle Jarrett Culver SG Cleveland jumps all over Culver here after the ATL/NOLA trade.
6 phx Darius Garland G Boy...Phoenix is going to be an absolute wildcard here. Rumors are that Phoenix has done very little homework on Garland. So this very well could be Coby White. For now, let's just say the Suns make the right pick and go with Garland but look out for a curveball here.  
7 chi Coby White G There's a lot of talk floating around that Chicago would be intrigued with De'Andre Hunter here. For now, the Bulls take Coby White and get their PG.  
8

New Orleans Pelicans

(via ATL)

Nassir Little  F Here's a bit of a shocker for you mock draft fans. Nassir Little is beginning to pick up some steam as of late, and I know most people will think of Cam Reddish here...but let's get nuts. New Orleans moves back in a trade with Atlanta, and they could look at capitalizing on Little's raw potential.
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Sekou Doumbouya F Yes, we believe Sekou is going here as well. 
10 atl Jaxson Hayes C I originally thought that Atlanta would jump all over Brandon Clarke here, but I'm starting to think the Jaxson Hayes fit here alongside John Collins might be perfect. Hayes would be a developmental rim protector that could catch lobs from Trae Young for years to come.
11 min Rui Hachimura F Either this is the worst kept secret in the Draft or Minnesota is hustling all of us. Word on the street is new GM Gersson Rosas is being very aggressive in his attempt to move up into the early lottery, with Coby White in mind. 
12 cha Goga Bitadze C Zero idea of what Mitch Kupchak and company are going to do here. Goga would be an intriguing fit for the Hornets but this is another potential curveball spot. Bitadze has the potential to be an extremely talented big in this league. 
13 mia Cam Reddish F Pat Riley would jump all over a slipping Reddish if he believes in the raw potential. Reddish could easily go somewhere early in the draft, but someone is going to fall throughout the process. 
14

bos

(via SAC)

Tyler Herro G Reports out of the pre-draft process say that Tyler Herro lit it up in a workout for Boston, and the match would be perfect. Boston desperately needs a jolt into their outside shooting and scoring. Herro has intriguing two-way potential.
15 det Keldon Johnson F Detroit finds themselves now with two 1st-round selections in tonight's draft. After taking on the contract of Tony Snell, don't be surprised if they look to move one of their selections. For now, Detroit adds an athletic wing defender that will fit well with the Pistons. 
16 orl Nickeil Alexander-Walker G While the Magic made a trade for Markelle Fultz at last years NBA Trade Deadline, don't be surprised if they look for another ball handler with this pick. Alexander-Walker is a vastly underrated prospect who can play both guard positions and shows promising defensive ability.
17

New Orleans Pelicans

(via ATL from BRK)

PJ Washington F After the reported trade, New Orleans finds themselves picking again here and I think they will add to the frontcourt. 
18 ind Kevin Porter Jr G When you get to this range of the draft, some teams are going to take a swing. I believe that Kevin Porter Jr is a top 10 talent in this draft, and when you get to a point like here...it's time to pull the trigger. KPJ could turn out to be a steal and a huge boost to this Indiana Pacers team.
19 sas Brandon Clarke F While I think that Brandon Clarke deserves to go a lot sooner than this slot, there's some steam rising about the possibility of him falling on draft night. It won't surprise me as he's got a varied range across the league. Classic Spurs pick.
20

bos

(via LAC)

Bol Bol  C YOU WANNA GET NUTS COME ON LET'S GET NUTS. It's been a crazy 72 hours for Boston, why not get a little crazier. Bol Bol has top 10 talent, but he will need a team to be convinced about his medical background. Boston, with 3 picks, will take a swing here.
21 okc Cameron Johnson F PLEASE DRAFT SHOOTERS SAM PRESTI. THUNDER FANS ARE BEGGING YOU.
22 bos Romeo Langford G Again, some steam about Romeo getting prepared for a draft day slide, and although Boston took Tyler Herro at 14...you would double up with this pick. 
23

Memphis Grizzlies

(via UTA)

Mfiondu Kabengele C

I think there's a realistic shot that Kabengele goes A LOT earlier than we are expecting. He's a contagious energetic rebounder with a developing offensive game. If Memphis could land him here it would be fantastic. 

24 phi Carsen Edwards G This is one of my favorite fits in the NBA Draft...which means it probably won't happen. Philadelphia would be a great situation for Edwards, who we have 
25 por Grant Williams F Portland could use a boost to their frontcourt and Williams is the type of glue guy that would be a fantastic fit.
26

cle

(via HOU)

Nic Claxton F/C Cleveland has two picks in this first-round and they could use a long term big here with upside. Claxton had the potential to be a top 10 pick in next years NBA Draft with another good year at Georgia, but an impressive display at the NBA combine had him keeping his name in the draft pool.
27

brk

(via DEN)

Bruno Fernando  F/C Brooklyn will probably look to add another big man in this draft class. Fernando is a beast inside and showed a drastic improvement in his ability as a playmaker out of the post. 
28 gsw Ty Jerome G LOVE this potential fit, as the Warriors could use a solid ball handler off of the bench. Jerome's vision would be an intriguing fit in Golden State and might be a suitable replacement for the potentially retiring Shaun Livingston. 
29

sas

(via TOR)

Luka Samanic F Word on the street is San Antonio has Luka fever. So he will probably turn into an All-Star then. 
30

Detroit Pistons

(via MIL)

Eric Paschall F Detroit will likely try to move one of their selections, but I like the idea of adding Paschall to the mix here. Intriguing big with early contributor potential. Paschall could turn into nice value here if he continues to develop his outside game.