2019 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

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Want to know what’s in store for the 2019 NBA Draft? Read on and find out where the biggest college stars will land!

1.Cleveland Cavaliers

Pick: PF Zion Williamson Duke

We did a lottery simulation, once again Cleveland has landed the number one pick, and here they take the consensus number one player in this class in Zion Williamson. Williamson appears to be the second coming of Lebron James, so it is only fitting that he takes Lebron’s place in Cleveland (sorry Zion). Hopefully the Cavs are able to turn this stroke of luck into another contending team.

2.  Washington Wizards

Pick: PG Ja Morant Murray State

The Wizards take the best player available here in Morant, a dynamic point guard whose presence could allow them to cut bait with John Wall and trade him to a team looking to buy low on a potential superstar.

3. Memphis Grizzlies

Pick: SG Jarrett Culver Texas Tech

Culver looks like a special player as he has been the key to Texas Tech’s deep run in the NCAA tournament. He and Jaren Jackson can be an excellent duo for the Grizz to build around long term.

4. Minnesota Timberwolves

Pick: PG/SG Coby White North Carolina

This lottery generator gave us a really weird looking lottery (sorry Knicks, Hawks, Suns, and Bulls fans) so here we have the T-wolves at pick 4 taking the explosive guard from North Carolina, Coby White. They already have one Andrew Wiggins so why add another (R.J Barrett)?

5. New York Knicks

Pick: SF/SG R.J Barrett Duke

The Knicks don’t come away completely empty handed here, as they are able to land Barrett, a dynamic scoring wing with a very high ceiling. While he’s no Zion, he is a pretty good consolation prize.

6. Phoenix Suns

Pick: PG Darius Garland Vanderbilt

Garland could have been the top point guard in this draft were it not for a knee injury last fall. Here, the point guard needy suns land a player with a lot of potential.

7. Chicago Bulls

Pick: SF/PF Deandre Hunter Virginia

A tough, versatile defender with a high floor, Hunter seems like a player who would fit the current Bulls system.

8. Atlanta Hawks

Pick: C/PF Bol Bol Oregon

Bol has unbelievable upside on offense, as his has the skills of a 7’2 Kevin Durant. The Hawks can afford to add him to their hungry young roster

9. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas Mavericks)

Pick: C Goga Bitadze Georgia

Bitadze is the top draft and stash prospect in this class, as he seems like he could develop into a Steven Adams type of player. Hawks go big instead of going home in this draft.

10. New Orleans Pelicans

Pick: PF/SF Rui Hachimura Gonzaga

A productive combo forward, Hachimura has the potential to be a very good starter in the NBA if he can continue to improve and grow as a shooter and playmaker.

11. Charlotte Hornets

Pick: SG/SF Cam Reddish Duke

Reddish would be better off going back to school, as he is an incredibly raw player at this stage in his career. Here the Hornets take him due to his immense upside.

12. Los Angeles Lakers

Pick: C Jaxon Hayes Texas

Hayes has a lot of upside offensively, as he is an athletic big who can also faceup and shoot from beyond the arc. His potential as a two-way player could realistically get him drafted much higher than this.

13. Orlando Magic

Pick: SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker Virginia Tech

The Magic cannot possibly draft another big man…

14. Boston Celtics (Via Sacramento Kings)

Pick: PF/C Brandon Clarke Gonzaga

Clarke is a high floor, high upside defensive player who could immediately be the top big man off the bench for Boston.

15. Miami Heat

Pick: PG/SG Carsen Edwards Purdue

A highly productive scorer in college, Edwards will find himself going in round one following an exceptional performance in the NCAA Tournament.

16. Brooklyn Nets

Pick: SF Nas Little North Carolina

Little’s defensive switchability and elite athleticism could easily get him drafted in the top 10 still, but here he joins the high energy Nets.

17. Detroit Pistons

Pick: SG Tyler Herro Kentucky

Another shooter for the very post centric Pistons.

18. Oklahoma City Thunder

Pick: SF/PF Sekou Doumbouya Guinea

The Thunder swing for the fences with one of the most gifted players in this class.

19. San Antonio Spurs

Pick: PF/C Jontay Porter Missouri

If it weren’t for his two ACL injuries, Porter would be in consideration for the top big in this class, as his combination of playmaking, shooting, and defense is highly sought after in the modern NBA.

20. Indiana Pacers

Pick: SG Romeo Langford Indiana

The hometown boy gets to stay in Indiana once again. Langford will be a fan favorite no matter how good he becomes for the Pacers.

21. Boston Celtics

Pick: SF/SG Matisse Thybulle Washington

Another high floor defensive player, Thybulle and Marcus Smart could make life hell for opposing wings and guards.

22. Boston Celtics (via Los Angeles Clippers)

Pick: PG Shamorie Ponds St John’s

Another excellent defender, Ponds can immediately slide into Terry Rozier’s role as backup point guard to Kyrie Irving. Beware the Celtics 2nd unit defense!

23. Utah Jazz

Pick: SF Keldon Johnson Kentucky

High upside slasher who could potentially become the team’s starting 3 when Joe Ingles leaves.

24. Philadelphia 76ers

Pick: SF/PF/C Killian Tillie Gonzaga

A shooter off the bench for the Sixers and given his injury history, a strong candidate to be trusting the process in 2019.

25. Portland Trail Blazers

Pick: SF/PF Deividas Sirvydis Slovenia

The first draft-and-stash of this mock.

26. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Houston Rockets)

Pick: SG Kevin Porter Jr USC

Best player available, Porter has lottery potential and could be a very solid 2 guard.

27. Brooklyn Nets (Via Denver Nuggets)

Pick: SF Darius Bazley USA

Bazley decided against playing college this year and he could find himself getting drafted by a team based purely on his potential. (Hi Anfernee Simons!)

28. Golden State Warriors

Pick: SF/PF Dylan Windler Belmont

He’s a shooter!

29. San Antonio Spurs (Via Toronto Raptors)

Pick: PF/SF Luka Šamanić Croatia

Draft-and-stash # 2.

30. Milwaukee Bucks

Pick: C Charles Bassey Western Kentucky

A high upside scoring big man, Bassey can be a very solid player in the NBA.

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