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Round Totals:

1st Round: 29/150 points

2nd Round: 12/150 points

Total Points?:

41 points out of 300 overall


T93 out of 236 mocks (62% Overall)

knox96's 2018 NBA Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 06-15-2018

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1Phoenix PhoenixDeAndre Ayton C Arizona
knox96's comments: All signs point to Ayton for the Suns, the size, athleticism and offensive ceiling make him a great pick despite the defensive concerns
1 2Sacramento SacramentoMichael Porter Jr. SF Missouri
knox96's comments: I don't believe Porter should be the 2nd pick, I don't even think he should be top 5, but the Kings at 2 screams bold move and nothing would be bolder (and I'd argue stupider) than taking him here. Very high ceiling but injuries and attitude are both red flags
1 3Atlanta AtlantaLuka Doncic SG Slovenia
knox96's comments: Doncic should not fall out of the top 3 and I believe the Hawks will be wise enough not to let him. Only lack of athleticism as a weakness, Doncic has a chance to be an all-time great
1 4Memphis MemphisMarvin Bagley III PF Duke
knox96's comments: The Amare Stoudemire comparisons make a lot of sense, but the risks are clear too, but Memphis is the perfect place for Bagley to develop
1 5Dallas DallasMohamed Bamba C Texas
knox96's comments: Dallas will gladly take the guy with the potential to be Tyson Chandler on defense and a solid offensive weapon. Bamba could be the best player in this draft
1 6Orlando OrlandoTrae Young PG Oklahoma
knox96's comments: When the Magic could shoot they won games, why not draft the best shooter regardless of his inconsistency?
1 7Chicago ChicagoJaren Jackson Jr. PF Michigan State
knox96's comments: I'm predicting a trade here: Hornets trade Kemba, Marvin Williams, and the 11th pick and next year's first rounder for Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday, and the 7th pick. Hornets trade a star for a guy they think will be their new cornerstone in Jaren Jackson who is absolute steal here
1 8Cleveland ClevelandWendell Carter Jr. PF Duke
knox96's comments: A lot of options here for the Cavs, if they believe LeBron is gone I might suggest trading back if they aren't convinced on anyone. But if they keep the pick, Carter is an excellent player to rebuild with or to compliment James if he stays
1 9New York New YorkMikal Bridges SF Villanova
knox96's comments: As much as everyone wants Young on the Knicks I think that would not be a good fir, instead Mikal Bridges has a great chance to be a consistent glue goal who could play as a great 2nd option behind KP
1 10Philadelphia PhiladelphiaKevin Knox SF Kentucky
knox96's comments: Perhaps this pick will be gone in exchange for one Kawhi Leonard? If not then why not grab the guy who looks like he could be the next Leonard?
1 11Charlotte CharlotteCollin Sexton PG Alabama
knox96's comments: Could we see Kemba gone in a draft day trade? New York or Orlando may be in the running for Kemba and the 11th pick if they're willing to take another contract. If not, expect Charlotte to add the best available player which I believe is Sexton
1 12LA Clippers LA ClippersShai Gilgeous-Alexander PG Kentucky
knox96's comments: LA made no sense last year. looking as if they'd try to make the playoffs before trading away their best player. But they have a great opportunity with back-to-back picks to stay right in playoff consideration. Shai can develop into their future starter at the point..
1 13LA Clippers LA ClippersMiles Bridges SF Michigan State
knox96's comments: While Bridges can play a strong complimentary role to Harris
1 14Denver DenverRobert Williams PF Texas A&M
knox96's comments: Denver should only continue to get better, but defense needs to improve immediately. Williams is a project on defense but his upside is high, we could see Zhaire smith here for similar reasons
1 15Washington WashingtonMitchell Robinson C United States
knox96's comments: Gortat ain't gonna last much longer which I believe will actually be a great benefit for the Wiz kids, Robinson is another project but has the potential to be huge next to Wall and Beal
1 16Phoenix PhoenixKhyri Thomas SG Creighton
knox96's comments: A defensive-minded guarded I can imagine Thomas sliding in next to Booker as an excellent compliment, Thomas can develop into Patrick Beverley type player
1 17Milwaukee MilwaukeeLonnie Walker SG Miami
knox96's comments: Walker appears to be an ideal fit for the Bucks with his excellent scoring ability and can help an offense that struggles to score outside of Giannis
1 18San Antonio San AntonioZhaire Smith SG Texas Tech
knox96's comments: Zhaire Smith can be argued ahead of Thomas and Walker but his fit would be ideal with the Spurs, a tweener between guard and forward he has the Swiss army knife potential Pop loves
1 19Atlanta AtlantaAnfernee Simons SG IMG Academy
knox96's comments: Adding Bamba is going to set a new standard for the Hawks, but not on the offensive end, Simmons is young and has potential to be very impactful in scoring and more
1 20Minnesota MinnesotaDzanan Musa SF Bosnia and Herzegovina
knox96's comments: Poorman's Doncic light still has the ability to make an impact and develop into a solid rotation player who can provide a spark
1 21Utah UtahMelvin Frazier SF Tulane
knox96's comments: Frazier can be a solid 3-D glue guy who fits the Quinn Snyder mold
1 22Chicago ChicagoJontay Porter C Missouri
knox96's comments: High ceiling low-floor makes Porter a not safe bet but one the Bulls can certainly be willing to take
1 23Indiana IndianaKeita Bates-Diop SF Ohio State
knox96's comments: Positionless player, Keita can play as a great compliment for the Pacers bench and potentially the starting lineup
1 24Portland PortlandDe'Andre Hunter SF Virginia
knox96's comments: Hunter's absence played a big role in Virginia's upset loss in the tourney, his skillset can play a glue guy role
1 25LA Lakers LA LakersJacob Evans SG Cincinnati
knox96's comments: 3-D potential, can't go wrong
1 26Philadelphia PhiladelphiaAaron Holiday PG UCLA
knox96's comments: Not the highest ceiling but has a skillset that can be developed
1 27Boston BostonDe'Anthony Melton SG USC
knox96's comments: Boston should happily take Melton and prevent him from falling into the Warriors hands
1 28Golden State Golden StateRawle Alkins SG Arizona
knox96's comments: Feisty player that can use that energy effectively with the Warriors
1 29Brooklyn BrooklynChandler Hutchison SF Boise State
knox96's comments: Hutchinson has a well-rounded skill set, could get the chance to shine on the Nets
1 30Atlanta AtlantaHamidou Diallo SG Kentucky
knox96's comments: Diallo probably made a mistake staying an extra year but the upside is worth taking a flyer
2 31Phoenix PhoenixBrandon McCoy C UNLV
2 32Memphis MemphisTrevon Duval PG Duke
2 33Atlanta AtlantaMoritz Wagner PF Michigan
2 34Dallas DallasGary Trent Jr. SG Duke
2 35Orlando OrlandoOmari Spellman PF Villanova
2 36New York New YorkRodions Kurucs SF Latvia
2 37Sacramento SacramentoKostja Mushidi SG Germany
2 38Philadelphia PhiladelphiaRaymond Spalding PF Louisville
2 39LA Lakers LA LakersDevonte' Graham PG Kansas
2 40Brooklyn BrooklynGrayson Allen SG Duke
2 41Orlando OrlandoJevon Carter PG West Virginia
2 42Detroit DetroitPJ Washington SF Kentucky
2 43Denver DenverBilly Preston PF Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 44Washington WashingtonChimezie Metu PF USC
2 45Charlotte CharlotteArnoldas Kulboka SF Lithuania
2 46Houston HoustonMalik Newman SG Kansas
2 47LA Lakers LA LakersTroy Brown Jr. SF Oregon
2 48Minnesota MinnesotaCaleb Martin SF Nevada
2 49San Antonio San AntonioTony Carr PG Penn State
2 50Indiana IndianaCarsen Edwards PG Purdue
2 51New Orleans New OrleansBonzie Colson SG Notre Dame
2 52Utah UtahUdoka Azubuike C Kansas
2 53Oklahoma City Oklahoma CityMatur Maker C Canada
2 54Dallas DallasTryggvi Hlinason C Iceland
2 55Charlotte CharlotteBruce Brown Jr. PG Miami
2 56Philadelphia PhiladelphiaJalen Brunson PG Villanova
2 57Oklahoma City Oklahoma CityJaylen Barford SG Arkansas
2 58Denver DenverCharles Matthews SG Michigan
2 59Phoenix PhoenixNick Ward PF Michigan State
2 60Philadelphia PhiladelphiaShamorie Ponds PG St. John's