Terrence Williams, Louisville New Jersey Gerald Henderson, Duke Charlotte Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina Indiana Derrick Rose, Memphis Chicago 2. Michael Beasley, Kansas State Miami 3. Mayo, USC Minnesota 4. Eric Gordon, Indiana L. Joe Alexander, West Virginia Milwaukee 9. Augustin, Texas Charlotte Brook Lopez, Stanford New Jersey Jerryd Bayless, Arizona Indiana Jason Thompson, Rider Sacramento Brandon Rush, Kansas Portland Greg Oden, Ohio State Portland 2. Kevin Durant, Texas Seattle 3.
Al Horford, Florida Atlanta 4. Michael Conley, Ohio State Memphis 5. Jeff Green, Florida Boston 6. Yi Jianlian, China Milwaukee 7. Corey Brewer, Florida Minnesota 8. Brandan Wright, North Carolina Charlotte 9. Joakim Noah, Florida Chicago Spencer Hawes, Washington Sacramento Thaddeus Young, Georgia Tech Philadelphia Julian Wright, Kansas New Orleans Al Thornton, Florida State L.
Andrea Bargnani, Italy Toronto 2. LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas Chicago 3. Adam Morrison, Gonzaga Charlotte 4. Tyrus Thomas, Louisiana State Portland 5. Sheldon Williams, Duke Atlanta 6. Brandon Roy, Washington Minnesota 7.
Randy Foye, Villanova Boston 8. Rudy Gay, Connecticut Houston 9. Redick, Duke Orlando Thabo Sefolosha, Switzerland Philadelphia Andrew Bogut, Utah Milwaukee 2. Marvin Williams, North Carolina Atlanta 3. Deron Williams, Ilinois Utah 4. Raymond Felton, North Carolina Charlotte 6. Charlie Villanueva, Connecticut Toronto 8. Channing Frye, Arizona New York 9. Fran Vazquez, Spain Orlando Sean May, North Carolina Charlotte Emeka Okafor, Connecticut Charlotte 3.
Ben Gordon, Connecticut Chicago 4. Devin Harris, Wisconsin Washington 6. Josh Childress, Stanford Atlanta 7. Luol Deng, Duke Phoenix 8. Rafael Araujo, Brigham Young Toronto 9. Andre Iguodala, Arizona Philadelphia Luke Jackson, Oregon Cleveland Andris Biedrins, Latvia Golden State Carmello Anthony, Syracuse Denver 4.
Chris Bosh, Georgia Tech Toronto 5. Dwyane Wade, Marquette Miami 6. Chris Kaman, Central Michigan L. Kirk Hinrich, Kansas Chicago 8.
Ford, Texas Milwaukee 9. Michael Sweetney, Georgetown New York Jarvis Hayes, Georgia Washington Nick Collison, Kansas Seattle Mike Dunleavy, Duke Golden State 4. Drew Gooden, Kansas Memphis 5. Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Italy Denver 6. Dajuan Wagner, Memphis Cleveland 7. Nene Hilario, Brazil New York 8. Chris Wilcox, Maryland L. Caron Butler, Connecticut Miami Jared Jeffries, Indiana Washington Melvin Ely, Fresno State L.
Pau Gasol, Barcelona Spain Atlanta 4. Shane Battier, Duke Grizzlies 7. Rodney White, Charlotte Detroit Joe Johnson, Arkansas Boston Darius Miles, East St. Marcus Fizer, Iowa State Chicago 5. DerMarr Johnson, Cincinnati Atlanta 7. Chris Mihm, Texas Chicago from Washington 8.
Jamal Crawford, Michigan Cleveland 9. Joel Przybilla, Minnesota Houston Keyon Dooling, Missouri Orlando from Denver Etan Thomas, Syracuse Dallas Lamar Odom, Rhode Island L.
Jonathan Bender, Picayune H. Toronto from Denver 6. Richard Hamilton, Connecticut Washington 8. Andre Miller, Utah Cleveland from Boston 9. Trajan Langdon, Duke Cleveland Alek Radojevic, Barton County C. Michael Olowokandi, Pacific L. The NBA playoffs are underway, which also means the collection of teams hoping to land the No. So, it seemed like the perfect time to roll out a new Mock Draft. A series of coin flips on Friday helped lock in the draft order after the lottery and locked in odds for some of the teams hoping to land the No.
The Wildcats were routed by Buffalo, Still, on the basis of his season-long performance, Ayton figures to be a top-two pick come June. The year-old has the potential to be a dominant offensive force at the next level.
He is a capable midrange shooter with 3-point upside, a beast on the offensive glass and an improving post-up threat.
Read more about Deandre Ayton here. Despite a difficult February and a couple of weeks off to rehab a thigh injury, Doncic continues to put up monster numbers for Real Madrid. The year-old will come to the NBA with an argument as the top European prospect in history. In Memphis, Doncic can bridge eras. Read more about Luka Doncic here. The Mavericks won a coin flip against the Hawks for the third spot on Friday. The year-old averaged 5. He has legitimate unicorn potential.
Turning him into a long-term ball screen partner with Dennis Smith Jr. Read more about Jaren Jackson Jr. Bagley has the potential to be the best player in the class if his skill level catches up with his athleticism and motor.
The year-old averaged More enticing, though, is his potential short roll play-making. Need and fit intersect here at No. Orlando shipped out point guard Elfrid Payton at the trade deadline, so the front office will need a long-term replacement. Read more about Trae Young here. But the upside of Bamba is too much to pass up. Bamba projects as a shot-erasing rim protector. He has a wingspan and averaged 4.
Read more about Mohamed Bamba here. The year-old remains an intriguing, high-upside play for a franchise seemingly lacking in future star power. Porter has the potential to be a go-to scoring option on the wing.
His size allows him to get his shot off over smaller opponents, and his quickness is too much for bigger defenders to handle. Porter would also give Sacramento a more modern look on frontline. Read more about Michael Porter Jr. Assuming LeBron James sticks around, there may not be a better marriage in the draft than Bridges with Cleveland. He also possesses an excellent understanding of team defensive concepts.
His improvement shooting off movement makes him a more versatile threat. If James leaves in free agency, Bridges will remain a valuable part of a rebuild. The Grizzlies' ownership situation finally being resolved brings some clarity to their long-term outlook, but it creates a new set of questions considering the hefty price majority owner Robert Pera was forced to pay. All this could make Doncic, clearly the most productive, experienced and accomplished player in the draft, significantly more attractive, especially considering his outstanding fit on the roster.
Ayton's fit looks questionable -- though his trade value can't be underestimated -- but Jackson and Marvin Bagley III are intriguing fits alongside Gasol, as bigger lineups have proved they can be effective in this year's playoffs just look at the Celtics. With Dirk Nowitzki turning 40 and committed to returning for what might be his final NBA season, the Mavericks may be straddling between giving the Hall of Famer a proper goodbye and fully committing to a necessary rebuild.
Either Ayton or Doncic would look great in a Mavericks uniform, but should Dallas stand pat or move down it will likely be picking between a quartet of big men in Jackson, Bagley, Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. While Jackson is likely the best two-way prospect in the draft, Bagley is an intriguing fit here as well considering his productivity and the potential of building a roster around his strengths and weaknesses.
It's hard to win in today's NBA without a defensive anchor, which is what gives Jackson the slight edge for now. The Hawks parting ways with Mike Budenholzer is another sign that their rebuilding process is still at an early stage, indicating that existing pieces and roster needs won't be as much of a consideration as it might be elsewhere in the lottery.
The big-man trio of Jackson, Bagley and Bamba look like safe bets for heavy consideration depending on where this pick falls, but Trae Young can't be ruled out either. Mohamed Bamba C Texas. Orlando's clogged salary cap limits flexibility in the immediate future, making team needs and roster fit a slightly more pressing issue.
With that said, their highly experienced front office was hired last summer on long-term deals and finally has a chance to shape the direction of the team with the help of a new head coach.
There are pressing issues to be addressed in the backcourt, where long-term starter Elfrid Payton was shipped off at the trade deadline, and in the frontcourt, where there appears to be a glut of ill-fitting pieces signed to long-term contracts by the previous regime.
Jumping into the top three would be immensely helpful in that process, but expect the Magic to take a long-term view regardless of where they end up.
Bamba has huge upside if they stand pat, while Carter would be the safe pick if they get bumped back and he also fits in nicely alongside their existing pieces. Young is certainly someone they'll need to look at as well.
An encouraging season showed that Chicago might not be as far away as originally thought, likely pushing the Bulls outside of the top five in this draft but also indicating there are some pieces worth building around, specifically Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen. Finding a bigger wing as well as a big man to pair with Markkanen seem to be the most immediate priorities.
Moving into the top three would help that immensely considering how well the best prospects in this draft fit with the Chicago roster. Bamba and Carter look like the top big-man candidates, provided the Bulls don't move up, while Miles Bridges and Mikal Bridges are strong wing options.
The Kings showed progress this season and appear to have some strong building blocks in place, particularly in the backcourt. The strength of this draft is in the frontcourt, and the Kings will certainly look to take advantage of that depending on where they fall. Power forward is definitely a position of need, with incumbent starter Zach Randolph turning 37 this summer, and modernizing the way they play in terms of adding more shooting and playmaking will likely be a priority.
Porter -- and to a lesser extent Miles Bridges -- are two players to think about if the top-tier big men such as Carter and Bamba are off the board. Trae Young PG Oklahoma. Cleveland's sweep of Toronto and the renewed chemistry that appears to have been forged between LeBron James and the rest of the roster seems to bode well for their prospects of keeping the NBA's most dominant player.