NBA Mock Draft 2019

It’s draft time again! I love the NBA Offseason. I think there will be a lot of moves on the day of the draft. The Hawks have an excess of picks in the first round so you can expect them to be involved in a lot of rumors and a few transactions today. It’s gonna be an exciting one, enjoy!

Top Prospects:

  1. Zion Williamson
  2. RJ Barrett
  3. Ja Morant
  4. Deandre Hunter
  5. Coby White
  6. Jarrett Culver
  7. Sekou Doumbouya
  8. Jaxon Hayes
  9. Nassir Little
  10. Darius Garland
  11. Cam Reddish

Mock Draft:

  1. Pelicans Zion Williamson
    -Zion is a lock here. We’ve known this all year. Good luck in New Orleans, Zion.
  2. Grizzlies Ja Morant
    -Ja is also a lock here considering the Grizzlies traded away Mike Conley yesterday. The Grizzlies expect Morant to be the face of this team for years to come.
  3. Knicks RJ Barrett
    -I think New York having a last minute workout with Darius Garland might be a smokescreen. I’m not sure how this benefits them but it’s the Knicks, so who really knows what they’re thinking. I have my concerns regarding RJ. He is an incredible talent but his shot selection worries me.
  4. PelicansJarrett Culver
    -Culver is a solid shooting guard with good size. He makes the right plays and does so within the confines of the team offense. This is a safe pick at #4 assuming New Orleans hangs onto it.
  5. CavaliersDeandre Hunter
    -I love Deandre Hunter’s game. The Cavs need a lot of things, so they’ll go with the best available here and that’s Hunter. He’s a great all-around player who showed us what he could do during Virginia’s run to an NCAA Championship this year. Last year, Virginia lost to 16-seed UMBC without him. This year, they won the title with him.
  6. SunsDarius Garland
    -Darius Garland obviously has a ton of talent. It’s really hard to judge his play because he hurt himself so early in the season. He looked great in 3 of those 4 games against marginal teams, but shot 6 for 14 with 6 turnovers against USC. We might just have to take the “experts” word on this one like we did when Kyrie only played 11 games at Duke. The Suns desperately need a point guard. Coby White is a safer pick, but the Suns need to hit a home run. Hopefully Garland can be that for them.
  7. BullsCoby White
    -The Bulls seem like they’re ready to give up on Kris Dunn and draft another Point Guard. Coby White proved he can get to the rim and run an offense in his short time at UNC. The Bulls will be happy with either Garland or White but I believe White is the better choice here.
  8. HawksSekou Doumbouya
    -Granted, I’ve only seen his highlights and game film on YouTube, but I really like Sekou’s game. He’s a big, ball-handling, solid shooting, playmaking, 18 year-old prospect who only projects to get better. It’s hard to tell where he’s at right now because of his level of competition but he has great all-around skills and looks like a ball of untapped potential. I’m excited to see what he can develop into.
  9. Wizards Cam Reddish
    -We didn’t get to see what Cam can really do because he played third fiddle to Zion and RJ at Duke. He’s 6’8 with a 7’0 wingspan and a huge projection range. The Ringer’s draft guide has his comps listed as Paul George and Ben McLemore… that’s a wide gap. While he does get out of control while driving to the rim, he has great court vision and a quick release on his shot. The Wizards are a mess, hopefully Cam can help.
  10. HawksNassir Little
    -His fundamentals aren’t great but he’s an athletic specimen that some are saying could be a 3 and D specialist. I’m not sure about that because he shot 26.9% from college distance. He could develop into a defensive stopper as he had incredible length and athleticism (He’s 6’6 with a 7’1 wingspan). Atlanta has so many picks and if they keep them all, it’s worth it to take some chances on high ceiling guys.

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