2021 NBA Mock Draft

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1-2TeamPlayer Updated 6/18/21Comp
1RocketsCade Cunningham PG – Oklahoma State – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-0 1/4 – Fr – If the Rockets hold onto the no.1 overall pick the choice will be simple. Cade has been the top player in this class for at least a year and that won’t change between now and draft day (July 29th). Who should go no.1? Luka lite
2PistonsJalen Green SG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-6 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-7 1/2 – USA02 – The Pistons had a great draft last year and are poised to add another big time talent at the top of the 2021 draft. Jalen Green would bring a much needed scoring punch and fit like a glove between Killain Hayes and Saddiq Bey. ArticleArticle1Kobe, Eddie Jones+
3MagicEvan MobleyC – USC – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – The Magic have some talented young guards but question marks up front. Mobley would fill a giant need and would be an easy choice at no.3, as the best player on the board.more mobile LaMarcus, Chris Bosh
4ThunderJalen SuggsPG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-4 – WT: 198 – WING: 6-5 – Fr – The Thunder go best player available here and pair Suggs with SGA to form one of the most dynamic and exciting young backcourts in the League. ArticleChauncey Billups, Brandon Roy
5CavsScottie BarnesSF – Florida State – HT: 6-9 – WT: 227 – WING: 7-2 – Fr – The Cavs add another versatile play-making forward to line-up next to Okoro. Barnes will immediately upgrade the defense and his unselfish style of play on offense is infectious. MoreDraymond, Magic
6Warriors*Jonathan KumingaSF – G League Ignite (Congo) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-2 – USA02 – The Warriors should be back in contention next season and could use some more firepower on the wing. Kuminga is raw but has big time upside. There’s also a chance this pick gets moved for a win-now veteran. ArticleShawn Marion+
7RaptorsKeon JohnsonSG – Tennessee – HT: 6-5 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – The Raptors draft the raw but ultra-athletic Keon Johnson. He’s got all the tools to be a great pro and would land in a great situation to develop in Toronto. His outside shot is still coming along but the draft is about upside and Keon has a rare type of athletic ability.Jaylen Brown

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8Magic (from Bulls)Moses MoodySG – Arkansas – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – If the Magic land a big (Mobley) with their first pick they should focus on adding a wing at no.8. Moody is a lights-out shooter with ideal size and solid defensive instincts. 1on1 InterviewAllan Houston
9KingsJosh GiddeyPG – Adelaide (Australia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Int02 – The Kings have Fox and Hali but could go with Giddey, the intriguing Aussie jumbo point guard. Giddey is a great passer who can play on or off the ball. Articletaller Brent Barry
10PelicansDavion MitchellPG – Baylor – HT: 6-2 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Jr – Mitchell would give the Pels an elite defender and high energy leader at the point guard position. He’s an older prospect but his trajectory is still pointing up and he should have an impact early in his career.Kemba, Jarrett Jack+
11HornetsUsman Garuba PF – Real Madrid (Spain) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-2 – Int.02 – The Hornets go with Usman, the high energy defender and rebounder who has an emerging offensive game. He’d help solidify the D and would be fun to watch in the P&R with LaMelo.faster Tristan Thompson
12SpursJared ButlerSG – Baylor – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Jr – Butler is a rock solid combo guard who plays within the offense but can take over when needed. Very NBA ready.George Hill
13PacersKai JonesPF – Texas (Bahamas) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – So – Kai would bring a new level of athleticism to the Pacers frontcourt. He might take some time to develop but at this point in the draft you swing for the fences with a high upside athlete like Kai. 1on1 InterviewJerami Grant
14WarriorsFranz WagnerSF – Michigan (Germany) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 6-8 – So – Franz would be a seamless fit on the Warriors with his passing ability and smooth 3pt shot. He’s a young sophomore who shows flashes of big time ability.Tyler Honeycutt, Mike Dunleavy Jr.
WizardsJames BouknightSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – The Wizards put a lot of scoring pressure on Beal and Westbrook and could use some added offensive firepower. Bouknight should be able to get buckets from day one, although his defense is still a work in progress.Derek Anderson, Jamal Murray

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16Thunder (from Celtics)Alperen SengünPF – Besiktas (Turkey) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Int.02 – The Thunder have acquired this pick in the Al Horford/Kemba Walker trade. A wide-bodied big with a high skill level and a lot of toughness but doesn’t have great mobility.Domantas Sabonis, Tyler Hansbrough+
17GrizzliesJaden SpringerSG – Tennessee – HT: 6-5 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – Jaden is a polished player for a freshman who has a knack for scoring the ball and loves the big moments. ArticleDeShawn Stevenson+
18Thunder (from Heat)Jalen Johnson PF – Duke – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – Fr – Jalen Johnson is a lottery talent who has a few red flags that could cause him to slip into the mid first round.Tobias Harris
19KnicksChris DuarteSG – Oregon – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr – A 3pt marksman with an NBA level jumper. An older prospect who could be NBA ready day 1.Andy Rautins, Klay lite
20HawksZiaire WilliamsSF – Stanford – HT: 6-8 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Fr – Ziaire is immensely talented but has a slight frame and has been a bit banged up this season. Adding strength will be a priority.Caldwell-Pope
21Knicks (from Mavs)Corey KispertSF – Gonzaga – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Sr – Kispert is the most deadly 3pt shooter in the draft. He’s an older player with a solid frame and a NBA ready game but not a big upside guy.Martell Webster, Joe Harris
22LakersCam ThomasSG – LSU – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – Cam is a scoring machine who gets buckets from all 3 levels. Will have to add some play-making to max out his value at the NBA level.Lou Williams

2021 NBA Draft Superlatives

23Rockets (from Blazers)Tre MannSG – Florida – HT: 6-5 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – So – A combo guard with a deadly three point shot. Can shoot it off the dribble and has deep range. 1on1 interviewDevin Harris
24Rockets (from Bucks)Sharife Cooper PG – Auburn – HT: 6-0 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – Fr – Sharife is lethal with the ball in his hands and has elite blow by ability but his lack of size and outside shooting could keep him from being a high first round pick.bigger Tyler Ulis
25ClippersJeremiah Robinson-EarlPF – Villanova – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – So – A talented PF with good ball skills, smooth handles and a soft touch. A bit undersized but multi-talented.David West
26NuggetsIsaiah JacksonPF – Kentucky – HT: 6-10 1/2 – WT: 206 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – Fr – A big time athlete with length and potential. Still learning to put it all together but is already a great rebounder and interior defender.Brandan Wright+
27NetsRoko PrkacinPF – Cibona (Croatia) – HT: 6-9 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int02 – Roko is smooth and talented. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but he’s got really good defensive instincts, is a solid shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills. ArticleT.J. Warren
2876ersTrey Murphy IIISF – Virginia – HT: 6-9 – WT: 206 – WING: NA – Jr – A long, tall guard/forward with a sweet shooting stroke who projects well to the next level.Darius Miller
29SunsJ.T. ThorPF – Auburn – HT: 6-10 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – Thor is a high level athlete with a great frame and intriguing upside. ArticleAminu
30JazzAyo Dosunmu PG – Illinois – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: 6-6 – Jr – A big and talented lead guard with great handles and creative shot-making ability. Can play on or off the ball. 1on1 interviewJrue lite

2021 NBA Draft Traded Picks

  • Grizzlies get Jazz 1st if it falls between 8-14
  • Knicks get Mavs 1st, unprotected (KP trade)
  • Knicks have the right to swap picks with the Clippers
  • Magic get Bulls 1st, top 4 protected (Vucevic trade)
  • Pelicans get Lakers 1st, top 8 protected (AD trade)
  • Rockets get Blazers 1st, lottery protected (Lord Covington trade)
  • Rockets have the right to swap picks with the Nets (James Harden trade)
  • Thunder get the best of the Rockets or Heat 1st, unprotected
  • Thunder get Warriors 1st, top 20 protected (Kelly Oubre trade)
  • Thunder get Celtics pick (Horford/Kemba trade)
  • Warriors get T-Wolves 1st, top 3 protected (D-Lo trade)

2021 NBA Draft Important Dates

  • Deadline to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft is May 30, 11:59pm ET
  • The 2021 Draft Lottery is June 22
  • The draft combine is June 21-27
  • Deadline to withdraw from the draft is July 7, 11:59pm ET (NCAA deadline)
  • The date for the 2021 NBA Draft is July 29
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