2021 NBA Mock Draft

2021 NBA Mock Draft Commentary

1-2TeamPlayer Updated 10/27/20Comp
1HornetsCade Cunningham PG – Oklahoma State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 213 – Wing – 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Cade is sticking with his commitment to OK State, despite the post season ban. He does everything on the court, scoring, assisting, defending, and he completely controls the pace of the game. He’s a star.stronger Shaun Livingston, smaller Ben Simmons
2KnicksJalen Green SG – G League – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-7 1/2 – Fr – Jalen Green is taking his talents to the G League for one year before jumping to the NBA. He’s a no.1 overall type of talent who will give Cade a run for that top spot. ArticleArticle1Kobe lite
3PistonsBrandon Boston Jr.SF – Kentucky – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-10 – Fr – Boston emerged during his HS senior season as one of the top handful of players in this class. He’s got elite handles and shooting ability and a long, wiry frame. His stock is soaring.Jeremy Lamb, Mike Miller, B.I.
4CavsJalen JohnsonSF – Duke – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-10 1/2 – Fr – With an NBA ready body and supreme athleticism Johnson is rocketing up our 2021 mock. He’s a prototypical point/wing with great court vision, scoring ability and versatility.Paul Pierce
5SpursJonathan KumingaSF – G League (Congo) – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 217 – Wing – 6-11 – HSsr – A big, bouncy athlete with elite physical tools and an emerging game. Has a chance to be a special defender at the NBA level and is already a great dunker and transition player.Shawn Marion
6KingsEvan Mobley C – USC – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Fr. Evan is a freakishly athletic player for a 7-footer and he makes the game look so easy. He’s got upside on top of his upside but needs to add a lot of lower body strength.LaMarcus, Jonathan Bender
7MagicZiaire WilliamsSF – Stanford – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Fr – An exceptional open court athlete with intriguing upside who is developing his perimeter skills.Paul George-ish

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8Warriors (from T-Wolves)Usman GarubaPF – Spain – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-2 – Int.02 – Garuba is a powerful player who already has an NBA frame. Projects as a great rebounder and a multi-dimensional defender with a chance to develop into a solid offensive player as well.Al Horford, Tristan Thompson
9WizardsScottie BarnesPF – Florida State – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 7-2 – Fr – Barnes is a sensational all around talent who’s got great ball skills and passing ability in a big 6-8 frame.Tobias Harris, Al Harrington
10GrizzliesJalen SuggsPG – Gonzaga – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 198 – Wing – 6-5 – Fr – A powerful combo guard who can get to the rack and overpower opponents in the lane. Has lead guard skills and a downhill style.George Hill+
11PacersGreg BrownPF – Texas – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 190 – Wing – 6-10 – Fr – A super bouncy player with a lightening quick first step and great above the rim ability. Can face up and hit the 3 or take his man off the dribble and explode above the rim. Has star potential. 1on1 Interviewbigger Aaron Gordon
12BullsRoko PrkacinPF – 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 an excellent shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills.taller T.J. Warren
13HawksTerrence ClarkeSG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-10 – Fr – Clarke is an elite shooting guard prospect who can score the ball at will. He’s built in the mold of Tracy McGrady and has a chance to be a truly special player.Tracy McGrady, J.R. Smith
14ThunderIbou Dianko Badji  C – Senegal (Barcelona) – Ht – 7-1 – Wt – 230 – Wing – 7-8 – Int.01 – Enormous and freakishly athletic for such a big man, Badji is super raw but has elite size and massive upside. It’ll be fun to watch him develop.Dikembe
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JazzTerrence Shannon Jr.SF – Texas Tech – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 6-7 – So – An elite run/jump athlete who will have to develop his ball-handling and shooting ability to excel at the next level.Kelly Oubre Jr.

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16SunsAmar SyllaPF – Senegal – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – NA – Wing – 7-2 – Int01 – Sylla is a super long forward with intriguing long-term upside. He has a chance to be a great defender and shows flashes of open court ball-handling and play-making ability.Pascal Siakam 2.0
17PelicansMoussa CisseC – Memphis (Guinea) – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 208 – Wing – 7-2 1/2 – Fr – An elite athlete with ideal size, great coordination and awesome leaping ability. Cisse is a great shot blocker and a real game changer on the defensive end.almost JJJ
18BlazersCaleb LovePG – UNC – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-9 – Fr – The UNC commit is moving up boards and could be a one and done. A scoring point guard with nice size, a downhill style and above the rim ability.Monta Ellis
1976ersScottie LewisSG – Florida – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-10 – So – A breathtaking athlete who can hang in the air and has great body control. Very quick in the open court with great burst and a ton of bounce. Plays both ends.D. Wade lite
20Knicks (from Mavs)Keon JohnsonSG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – A big time athlete who plays with power and plays above the rim. Stock is trending up.smaller Jaylen Brown
21RaptorsJaden SpringerSG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – Excels at scoring in the lane and from mid range. A bucket-getter who also gives great effort on D.DeShawn Stevenson+
22RocketsJames BouknightSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – A long, wiry athlete with big time leaping ability and a good shooting touch.Derek Anderson
23NuggetsMakur MakerPF – Howard (Australia) – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 230 – Wing – NA – 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.
24Thunder (from Heat)Devin AskewPG – Kentucky – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 210 – Wing – 6-5 – Fr – Always in control of the game and able to dictate the pace. Has a lot of power for a point guard.Andre Miller+
25NetsWendell MooreSF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – So – A standout defender with NBA level athleticism and length. Has a lot of untapped upside.Moe Harkless
26WarriorsJosh GiddeyPG – Adelaide (Australia) – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Int02 – A tall lead guard with elite BBIQ and feel for the game but lacking top end burst. Has great positional size and plus passing.Shake Milton
27CelticsJeremiah Robinson-EarlPF – Villanova – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 235 – Wing – NA – So – A talented PF with good ball skills, smooth handles and a soft touch. A bit undersized but multi-talented.Ed O’Bannon, David West
28BucksIsaiah ToddPF – G League – Ht – 6-10 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 7-0 – Fr – Todd is a silky smooth PF who plays a finesse game. He can shoot it with range and has a nice high release point. He can take his man off the bounce and use his awesome mobility and coordination to blow by defenders.Chris Bosh, Robert Horry
29ClippersJared ButlerSG – Baylor – HT: 6-3 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Jr – Butler returns to Baylor for his junior season and will be a potential All American candidate on a loaded Baylor team. George Hill
30LakersJosh ChristopherSG – Arizona State – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 200 – Wing – 6-7 1/2- Fr – A big guard who can score from three levels and loves to get his own shot. Polished.Buddy Heild, Swaggy P.
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2021 Traded Picks

  • Thunder get Heat 1st round pick, unprotected, via Suns, Sixers, Clippers
  • Knicks get Mavs pick, unprotected (KP trade)
  • Warriors get T-Wolves pick, top 3 protected (D-Lo trade)

  • The 2021 NBA Draft order in this mock is a projection of how teams will fair during the 20/21 season.
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