Hello everyone!Welcome to the first 2018 NBA Mock Draft on this website.Note:I’m not basing this solely off what theses teams would choose,I’m basing it off talent somewhat.Here it is:
1.Phoenix Suns-DeAndre Ayton Height:7’1 Weight:243 School/From:Arizona Position:C Age:19.6
DeAndre Ayton was the most dominat player in college basketball this past season.Jalen Brunson might’ve won the Wooden Award, but Ayton was the more dominant player.While putting up twenty points and eleven rebounds,he led Arizona to another trip to the NCAA Tournament.Ayton will go number one if everything works out the right way.
2.Memphis Grizzlies-Luka Doncic Height:6’7 Weight:228 School/From:Real Madrid Position:PG Age:19
Memphis will get the best foreign player in the recent memory,as even though Luka Doncic is called a point guard,this guy can play aything from point guard to shooting guard to small forward.Doncic has played pro ball since he was thirteen,as he has dominated the second best professional basketball league in the world.Expect Doncic’s transition into the NBA to be very smooth.
3.Atlanta Hawks-Marvin Bagley the third Height:6’11 Weight:234 School/From:Duke Position:PF/C Age:19
Atlanta may want to a take a swingman or a wing with this pick but its hard to pass up a talent like Marvin Bagley.Bagley was a key contributer in Duke’s season.Bagley put up twenty points and eleven rebounds and can change a game just like that.Bagley is a consistent shooter from deep,and is a good shot blocker on the defensive side.Remember Bagley should be a Senior in high school right now.
4.Orlando Magic-Jaren Jackson Jr. Height:6’11 Weight:240 School/From:Michigan State Position:PF/C Age:18.5
The youngest player in the draft,has a very high ceiling.The way he impacts the games on both sides of the floor is remarkable.His stats may not not show it (11 PPG,6 RPG), but he is long and is a great defender (3 BLKPG).
5.Dallas Mavericks-Mohamed Bamba Height:7’0 Weight:207 School/From:Texas Position:C Age:19.8
Mohamed Bamba has been a great rebounder (15 PPG,11 RPG) for the Texas Longhorns during his one year in Austin.Bamba could replace Dirk Nowitzki as the next great Dallas Mavericks big man.He has great length as he can get his hands up and block a lot of shots.
6.Sacramento Kings-Michael Porter Jr. Height:6’10 Weight:214 School/From:Missouri Position:SF/PF Age:19.7
While Sacramento may take Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. instead,it will be hard for Scramento to pass up a talent like Michael Porter Jr.While Porter Junior was out for ninety-five percent of his Freshman season,Porter Junior is a talent,and that won’t be passed up.
7.Cleveland Cavaliers-Collin Sexton Height:6’2 Weight:183 School/From:Alabama Position:PG Age:19.2
The Cavs would love to take Michael Porter Jr. here because of the uncertainty of LeBron James’s future but Collin Sexton fills the void of a bonafied leader.While Trae Young was the Wooodeen Award lead candidate for the first half or more of the season,but Sexton and Alabama beat Young and Oklahoma head to head.Sexton averaged almost twenty points and five assists during his lone season at Alabama.
8.Chicago Bulls-Trae Young Height:6’2 Weight:176 School/From:Oklahoma Position:PG Age:19.4
While I said DeAndre Ayton was the most dominant player in college basketball this past season,Trae Young as the most electrifying.He led college basketball in points and assists,something someone has not done in a while.Young will help Kris Dunn in the backcourt in the Windy City.
9.New York Knicks-Wendell Carter Jr. Height:6-10 Weight:259 School/From:Duke Position:C Age:18.9
While I could see Wendell going higher,or even lower,he brings intensity on both sides of the ball.He is very inconsistent at times but when he is on,he is on.Carter Junior put up fourteen points and ten boards during his lone season at Duke.
10.Philadelphia 76ers-Mikal Bridges Height:6’7 Weight:200 School/From:Villanova Position:SF Age:21.5
The two time NCAA Champion would fit great in the 76ers system as another shooter for Ben Simmons to pass to.Bridges can light it up from deep,attack the basket,and defend as a three and d guy.
11.Charlotte Hornets-Robert Williams Height:6’10 Weight:237 School/From:Texas A&M Position:PF Age:20.4
12.LA Clippers-Miles Bridges Height:6’6 Weight:226 School/From:Michigan State Position:SF Age:19.9
13.Denver Nuggets-Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Height:6″6 Weight:171 School/From:Kentucky Position:PG Age:19.6
14.LA Clippers-Kevin Knox Height:6’9 Weight:205 School/From:Kentucky Position:SF Age:18.6
15.Phoenix Suns-Lonnie Walker Height:6’4 Weight:206 School/From:Miami Position:PG/SG Age:19.2
16.Phoenix Suns-Zhaire Smith Height:6’5 Weight:195 School/From:Texas Tech Position:SF Age:18.7
17.Washington Wizards-Keita Bates Diop Height:6’7 Weight:235 School/From:Ohio State Position:SF Age:22.1
18.Atlanta Hawks-Anfernee Simmons Height:6’4 Weight:183 School/From:IMG Academy Position:SG Age:18.7
19.Utah Jazz-Mitchell Robinson Height:6’11 Weight:215 School/From:Pensacola,FL Position:C Age:19.9
20.Chicago Bulls-Troy Brown Height:6’7 Weight:210 School/From:Oregon Position:SG Age:18.6