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2018 NBA Mock Draft : Version 17

Draft date: June 21st, 2018 @ 9:00 PM, in Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, NY

Version 17 - Published: June 20, 2018, 2:58 pm

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ROUND 1

ROUNDS: 1 2

DraftSite's comments: Ayton is too perfect of a fit for their current roster, and he has all the potential of a #1 pick, so they wouldn't be reaching for filling a need. Yet they still may surprise people and go Doncic. The connection with their coach is just too clear.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    7' 0

  • Weight

    220

  • School

    Arizona

DraftSite's comments: Reports say that Doncic won't go to Sacramento yet the owner's son posted a picture with him and Vlade. I'm not convinced yet that Bagley is the pick given the way they want to play on defense. Porter is just too risky given that they selected Harry Giles last year and received no return.


  • Country

    Slovenia

  • Height

    6' 8

  • Weight

    220

  • School

    Slovenia

  • Scouting Report

    Strengths: - Good Size: 6’8”, 220 lbs, 6’11” wingspan as a primary ball handler...

DraftSite's comments: I could see Atlanta surprising people and picking Trae Young, but for now sticking with Bags. Bamba easily could be the pick too.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 11

  • Weight

    220

  • School

    Duke

DraftSite's comments: Bamba doesn't want to go to Memphis, but leaving him here for now as Chicago or another team may trade up to get him.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    7' 0

  • Weight

    216

  • School

    Texas

DraftSite's comments: I'm one of the few people who doesn't like Jaren Jackson. There are players like him in every draft who don't yet produce in college yet tease teams with his talent and don't produce in the NBA either. When I say this about Jackson, people always send me a video.


DraftSite's comments: Orlando has been looking for a point guard even after they drafted Elfrid Payton. You can't convince me that they wouldn't draft Trae Young if he made it to them.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 2

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    Oklahoma

DraftSite's comments: Porter has been linked to nearly every team, so it wouldn't surprise me if he got taken at 2 or fell all the way to 13. A back injury is debilitating and so is a hip. Team's get scared by injuries every year. Wendell Carter or Mikal Bridges could easily be the pick here too.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 10

  • Weight

    215

  • School

    Missouri

DraftSite's comments: Cleveland has been tied to everyone and that may be because they have no idea what this offseason is going to look like for them. If they go for youth and potential Wendell Carter could be a cornerstone for them if he's allowed to develop. Easily could be Bridges or Knox here too.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 9

  • Weight

    255

  • School

    Duke

DraftSite's comments: The 3 hour dinner with Lonnie Walker has me tempted to put him here, but Mikal Bridges always felt like a natural fit, especially since the Knicks will need to be in win-now mode next year.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    210

  • School

    Villanova

DraftSite's comments: Knox is overlooked because of how good this draft class is, but if he gets the opportunity, he'll make a team look pretty smart. If Philly goes best available, this would be the direction.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 9

  • Weight

    206

  • School

    Kentucky

DraftSite's comments: A Walker and Walker back-court just seems like too much fun.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    206

  • School

    Miami

DraftSite's comments: Robert Williams is a little underrated in this draft an earlier team could fall in love with him. Yet I've always felt like a natural fit here given their needs in the front court after they traded Blake, and if they get rid of DeAndre. Now that he's had a few workouts there, I'll probably leave this pick along, unless I hear otherwise.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 9

  • Weight

    237

  • School

    Texas A&M

  • Date of Birth

    October 17, 1997

DraftSite's comments: SGA is another player who could go anywhere depending on if an earlier team decides to draft by PG need. While Collin Sexton would be a better fit for these Clippers, Shai might be the better prospect.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    185

  • School

    Kentucky

DraftSite's comments: Not sure why I've always tied Denver to a foreign player in the mock, but it just seems natural given their solid starters and lack of glaring need besides time and health.


DraftSite's comments: Gortat's days are over and Mitchell Robinson has as much potential as they could hope for the center position.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    7' 0

  • Weight

    220

  • School

    United States

DraftSite's comments: Phoenix needs a point guard to pair with Ayton, Booker, Jackson, Warren, and while they'd prefer a less ball-dominant one, it would be hard to pass on Sexton.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Alabama

DraftSite's comments: Milwaukee drafts length and Smith has it. While he only scored 11 ppg in college, teams love him and his defense, so he could even go earlier.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    195

  • School

    Texas Tech

DraftSite's comments: Undersized power forwards tend to fall every year. While we list him as a SF, teams may just not know what to do with him.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    230

  • School

    Michigan State

  • Date of Birth

    March 21, 1998

DraftSite's comments: Atlanta is not in a rush to succeed right away, so getting Simons feels like a good long-term play.


DraftSite's comments: It would just be a good story for Minnesota to take the son of a former player of theirs. Not to mention that he's probably a better prospect, and underrated in a deep class.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    200

  • School

    Duke

DraftSite's comments: Only because they may have promised him they'd pick him here


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Maryland

DraftSite's comments: Only because they may have promised him they'd pick him here


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    193

  • School

    Boise State

DraftSite's comments: Indiana could use a point guard next to Oladipo and Duval can grow nicely into that role.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 3

  • Weight

    191

  • School

    Duke

DraftSite's comments: Could he be the answer at the 3 that Lillard is looking for? Probably not, but they might try again.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    215

  • School

    Oregon

DraftSite's comments: He's long and could help on defense in the back court where Lonzo Ball might help


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    215

  • School

    Georgia Tech

DraftSite's comments: He's one of the better scorers in this draft and would give the 76'ers some nice extra punch off the bench


DraftSite's comments: No real reason for this pick except he seems like he belongs in Boston. They obviously don't really need a guard, but not sure they'll feel their front court answer is here. Maybe Brandon McCoy


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    205

  • School

    Villanova

DraftSite's comments: Upperclassmen tend to fall but the Warriors would be happy to have a versatile, athletic player that they could use off the bench next year.


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 7

  • Weight

    235

  • School

    Ohio State

DraftSite's comments: Brooklyn could go a million directions here, but they'll likely pick


  • Country

    Sudan

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Kentucky

  • Date of Birth

    July 31, 1998

DraftSite's comments: Picking for the future in someone they can stash, even though it's not necessary given the dearth of talent still available at this point. But they pick 4 picks later anyways.


  • Country

    France

  • Height

    6' 2

  • Weight

    180

  • School

    France

ROUND 2

ROUNDS: 1 2

  • Country

    Latvia

  • Height

    6' 8

  • Weight

    190

  • School

    Latvia

  • Date of Birth

    February 5, 1998


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 11

  • Weight

    244

  • School

    UNLV


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 5

  • Weight

    205

  • School

    Duke

  • Date of Birth

    October 8, 1995


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 2

  • Weight

    175

  • School

    Kansas

  • Date of Birth

    February 22, 1995


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    179

  • School

    Kansas

  • Date of Birth

    February 21, 1997


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 4

  • Weight

    225

  • School

    Arizona

  • Date of Birth

    October 29, 1997


  • Country

    United States

  • Height

    6' 9

  • Weight

    200

  • School

    Kentucky

  • Date of Birth

    March 26, 1997

  • Scouting Report

    Pros: Tremendous player with amazing upside but as many who follow him may know his numbers took a big dip towards the end of the season and that is due to a lack of confidence all tho the skill set was there he often looked to the bench to seek approval but that seems to be changing because this summer h went home for a few weeks and he transformed his body which will most likely affect his game especially on the boards instead of being pushed around he can compete for rebounds each time which will give time more court time besides that his size and speed allow him to guard all 5 positions with out being pushed around in the post or beat of the dribble but on the offensive end he has a fundamentally sound stoke he has amazing athleticism...