Mock Draft 2.0- The Rise of Buddy


With the NBA Draft 3 weeks away, let’s take a look at where we see the 1st round going. Instead of putting comments on each player, we decided to leave a few notes and opinions on why we put a few players in certain spots. We will have another Mock Draft next week and every week leading up to the draft on June 23rd.



1) Philadelphia 76ers: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke
2) Los Angeles Lakers: Ben Simmons, SF/PF, LSU
3) Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets): Buddy Hield, G, Oklahoma
4) Phoenix Suns: Dragan Bender, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv
5) Minnesota Timberwolves: Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky
6) New Orleans Pelicans: Kris Dunn, G, Providence
7) Denver Nuggets (via New York Knicks): Marquiss Chriss, PF- Washington
8) Sacramento Kings: Domantas Sabonis, C, Gonzaga
9) Toronto Raptors (via Denver Nuggets): Henry Ellenson- PF- Marquette
10) Milwaukee Bucks: Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
11) Orlando Magic: Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan State
12) Utah Jazz: Jalen Brown, SF, California,
13) Phoenix Suns (via Washington Wizards): Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina
14) Chicago Bulls: Demetrius Jackson, G, Notre Dame
15) Denver Nuggets (via Houston Rockets): Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State
16) Boston Celtics (via Dallas Mavericks): Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
17) Memphis Grizzlies: Wade Baldwin, PG, Vanderbilt
18) Detroit Pistons: Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, Washington
19) Denver Nuggets (via Portland Trail Blazers): Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse
20) Indiana Pacers: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt
21) Atlanta Hawks: Thon Maker, PF/C, Australia
22) Charlotte Hornets: Skai Labassere, PF/C, Kentucky
23) Boston Celtics: Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV
24) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): Malik Beasley, SG, Florida State
25) L.A. Clippers: Timothe Luwawu, PG, France
26) Philadelphia 76ers (via Oklahoma City Thunder: Diamond Stone, C, Maryland
27) Toronto Raptors: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt
28) Phoenix Suns (via Cleveland Cavaliers): Tauraen Prince, SF, Baylor
29) San Antonio Spurs: Cheick Diallo, PF/C, Kansas
30) Golden State Warriors: Guerschon Yabusele, PF, France

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About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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