2021 2nd Round

2021 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 9/13/20Comp
31CavsMakur MakerPF – Howard (Australia) – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 230 – Wing – Fr – Makur is a point-center with outstanding open court agility and advanced ball skills. He’s got quick twitch athleticism and lives above the rim.
32HornetsArmando BacotC – UNC – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 244 – Wing – 7-1 – So – A bruising center who has excellent length and a developing offensive game. A standout rebounder and interior defender. Out for a bit with an ankle sprain.Kurt Thomas, Antonio Davis
33WizardsKai SottoC – G League Ignite (Philippines) – HT: 7-2 – WT: 232 – WING: NA – Int. – Tall and smooth with an emerging game, Sotto has filled out his frame well over the past few years. He’s looking stronger and quicker and more like an NBA player.rich man’s Alexis Ajinca, Rik Smits
34SunsJeremy RoachPG – Duke – Ht – 6-2 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-3 – Fr – A true lead guard with great handles who penetrates the lane well. Has good size/strength and a quick first step. Plays both ends.Kyle Lowry
35KnicksIsaiah JacksonPF – Kentucky – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 195 – Wing – 7-0 – Fr – A big time athlete with length and potential. Still learning to put it all together but has a ton of upside. Reminds of Amare or a young JJJ.Amar’e
36GrizzliesDavid JohnsonSG – Louisville – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A big lead guard with a thick frame and lots of strength. Not yet much of a 3pt threat.
37ThunderLanders Nolley IISF – Memphis – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – So – Well built for a wing and a lights out shooter from 3pt land.Wesley Person, Dennis Scott
38BullsJosh PrimoSG – Alabama (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – Lanky and athletic, Primo is a big get for Alabama and could be a one and done.
39HawksMatthew HurtPF – Duke – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: 6-9 – So – A solid all around player with an excellent shooting stroke and an efficient offensive game. Born to score the rock but doesn’t project as a good defender at the NBA level.Kyle Wiltjer, TJ Leaf
40PelicansJuhann BegarinSG – France – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – NA – Wing – NA – Int02 – A dynamic power guard with plenty of upside but an undeveloped game.poor man’s Lonnie Walker
41T-WolvesJames BouknightSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – A long, wiry athlete with big time leaping ability and a good shooting touch.
42MagicKeyontae JohnsonSF – Florida – HT: 6-5 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – A big guard who is a junk yard dawg kind of player. Defends and does the dirty work. Is a low volume/efficient scorer. Needs to improve from the FT line. stronger Raja Bell
43PistonsJaemyn BrakefieldPF – Duke – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – Versatile combo forward with nice size and athleticism. A high energy player who plays with passion on both ends. Really starting to emerge as a prospect.Travis Outlaw
44RaptorsChris SmithSF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr – A plus athlete who has some upside as a defender and transition player.Trevor Ariza
45KingsAzuolas TubelisPF – Arizona (Lithuania) – HT: 6-9 1/2 – WT: 243 – WING: NA – Fr – A multi-talented big man who has burly size, great handles and slick passing ability. Could be a breakout star as a freshman for Arizona.
46HeatN’Faly DanteC Oregon (Mali) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 249 – WING: 7-5 1/2 – So – Dante has elite length, great mobility and surprising quickness for his size. He has a chance to be a special defender who also has some upside on the offensive end. Made a good decision to return to school for year 2.Ekpe Udoh+
47MavsTrendon WatfordSF LSU – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-1 1/2 – So
A skilled and athletic wing who has good size and strength. Can score in the post and is excellent from mid range. Plays an all around game.
Jeff Green
48PacersTre MannPG – Florida – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – PG with a deadly three point shot. Can shoot it off the dribble and has deep range. 1on1 interviewDevin Harris
49CelticsDerrick Alston Jr.SF – Boise State – HT: 6-9 – WT: 188 – WING: NA – Sr – A lanky guard/wing who shows flashes of big time scoring ability.D.J. Wilson
50SpursFranz WagnerSF – Michigan (Germany) – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 205 – Wing – 6-8 – So – The younger brother of Moritz, Franz is a talented forward who is growing into an NBA level prospect.Tyler Honeycutt
51WarriorsYves PonsPF – Tennessee (France) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr – A powerhouse of an athlete who is just starting to put it all together on the court.Jason Maxiell
52RocketsMarcus Zegarowski SG – Creighton – HT: 6-2 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – A scoring combo guard who can get buckets whenever he wants but will have to develop his lead guard skills.
53NetsJoel AyayiPG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – A big lead guard who is trending up. Has solid athleticism, ideal size for position and is a playmaker.
54BlazersCorey KispertSF – Gonzaga – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Sr – Lives behind the 3pt line and has a great shooting stroke but is a bit one dimensional.
55JazzAyo DosunmuPG – Illinois – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: 6-6 – Jr
A big and talented lead guard with great handles and creative shot-making ability. 1on1 interview
Jrue lite
56NuggetsMiles McBridePG – West Virginia – HT: 6-2 – WT: 196 – WING: NA – So – NA
57ClippersJavonte Smart PG – LSU – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-7 – Jr
Javonte has nice tools to work with but could take a few years to find his way into the league.
Reggie Jackson
5876ersSamuell WilliamsonSF – Louisville – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – So – A world class athlete and great open court player who is really emerging as a prospect.Richard Jefferson, Caron Butler
59LakersChris DuarteSG – Oregon – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr – A 3pt marksman with an NBA level jumper.
60BucksRomeo WeemsSF – DePaul – HT: 6-7 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – So – A big wing with awesome quickness and strength. Has an NBA frame and a developing offensive game.
61on the bubbleTimmy AllenSG – Utah – HT: 6-6 – WT: 204 – WING: NA – Jr – Allen had a nice sophomore season, putting himself on the NBA radar. 
62Khalifa DiopC – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Int. – Has an elite physical profile and a chance to develop into a first rounder. Excels at rebounding, protecting the rim and anchoring the defense.rich man’s Jamaal Magloire
63Conner VanoverC – Arkansas – HT: 7-3 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Vanover is a perimeter oriented big who can really shoot the ball. As he fills out his frame he could move up draft boards. Sitting out a year after transfer from Cal.Luke Kornet
64Will RichardsonPG – Oregon – HT: 6-5 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – NA
65Ariel Hukporti C – Germany – HT: 6-11 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Int.02 – A developmental big with tools to work with. 
66Isaiah MobleyPF – USC – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – So – Spaces the floor, knows how to move the ball and can get buckets. Mobley is a scoring talent but lacks bulk and gets moved around too easily.Jared Jeffries
67Ron Harper Jr.SG – Rutgers – HT: 6-6 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – Jr – NA
68Luka GarzaC – Iowa – HT: 6-11 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – Sr – A massive and talented post player who scores in bunches but lacks ideal mobility for the NBA game.Enes lite
69Charles BasseyC – Western Kentucky (Nigeria) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 239 – Wing – 7-3 1/2 – Jr – Bassey suffered a season-ending left leg injury and has decided to return for his Jr. season.Clint Capela, Bismack Biyombo
70Marjon BeauchampSG – Seattle, WA – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – NA – Fr – Marjon has a sweet and steady jumper and can score the ball from 3 levels.
71Kofi CockburnC – Illinois (Jamaica) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 302 – WING: 7-6 – So – A brute force with nimble feet, Kofi gives the Illini a new dimension on the interior.Kevin Duckworth
72Aaron WigginsSG – Maryland -HT: 6-6 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Jr – An all around wing talent who can really stroke the ball from deep.Allan Crabbe
73A.J. Lawson SG – South Carolina (Canada) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Jr – A wiry athlete who can play above the rim but needs to get more efficient with his scoring/shooting.
74Isaac LikekeleSG – Ok. State – HT: 6-4 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Jr – A big, strong guard with a defensive mindset.
75Quentin Grimes SG – Houston – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr – Grimes is a powerful combo guard who has broad shoulders and plays with a lot of speed and bounce. Has struggled early in his college career but has the tools to work his way into the League.Frank Williams
76Ochai AgbajiSG – Kansas – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Jr – Ochai is a well built athlete who is dripping with upside and showing flashes of being an NBA level wing. Felipe Lopez
77Colbey RossPG – Pepperdine – HT: 6-1 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Sr
78Boogie Ellis PG – Memphis – HT: 6-2 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – So – Super quick with the ball, a scoring PG who can get into the lane at will. Undersized but plays with big heart. Jordan Farmar
79Remy Martin PG – Arizona State – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Sr – A floor general with excellent feel for the game. Plays with big heart but lacks ideal size.
80Paul Scruggs SG – Xavier – HT: 6-4 – WT: 196 – WING: NA – Sr – NA
81Neemias Queta C – Utah St. (Portugal) – HT: 7-0 1/4- WT: 226 – WING: 7-4 1/4 – Jr – An intriguing long term prospect who is a high level rebounder and decent shot blocker with a NBA size but lacking agility, lift and quickness.Eric Dampier
82Nahziah CarterSG – Washington – HT: 6-6 – WT: 2015 – WING: NA – Sr – A big guard with an NBA frame. Still rounding out his game but has a lot of athletic upside.
83Antoine DavisSG – Detroit Mercy – HT: 6-1 – WT: 160 – WING: NA – Jr
84Biram Faye PF – Senegal – HT: 6-9 – WT: 225 – WING: 7-2 – Int.00 – A high level shot blocker who gives great effort on the court. Isn’t the most graceful athlete but makes up for it with hustle.
85Ikey ObiaguC – Seton Hall (Nigeria) – HT: 7-1 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-5 – Sr – Massive shot blocker who changes the game on the defensive end but is foul prone. Lacks an offensive game.Lucas Nogueira, Fab Melo
86Both Gach SG – Minnesota (South Sudan) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 183 – WING: NA – So A SG with ideal size and a sweet 3pt stroke. Has an improving to-the-basket game.Kareem Rush
87Kellan Grady SG – Davidson – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Jr – A big point guard/combo guard who plays an efficient game. Shoots the ball well from 3 levels.
88James Akinjo PG – Arizona – HT: 6-0 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Jr – Has transferred to Arizona from Georgetown.
89Emmitt Mathews Jr. SF – West Virginia – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Jr – An under the radar prospect who is starting to emerge as a potential NBA wing. Doesn’t stand out in one area but does everything well.
90John Petty SG – Alabama – HT: 6-5 – WT: 184 – WING: NA – Sr
NA
91Aaron HenrySG – Michigan State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 218 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – An NBA level athlete and stand-out defender who needs to continue to develop his handles and outside shot.
92Darius DaysPF – LSU – HT: 6-6 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – So
NA
93Kyree Walker SG – Phoenix, AZ – HT: 6-4 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-6 – NA – A man-child of a shooting guard who can overpower most defenders and is a wrecking ball of an athlete. Highly skilled, with handles, 3-level scoring ability and a lot of bounce.
94Derek Culver PF – West Virginia – HT: 6-10 – WT: 255 – WING: NA- Jr – A beastly rebounder who is near impossible to move off the block. Give him a few years to develop and look out.
   
   

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