2021 NBA Mock Draft

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The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled for July 29th!!

The Draft Lottery will be held on June 22nd and the NBA Draft Combine will be held June 21-27

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1T-Wolves*Cade Cunningham PG – Oklahoma State – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: 7-0 1/4 – Fr – The college game doesn’t do justice to Cade’s ability. With NBA talent and spacing his game will open up and his numbers will pop. He lacks an elite first step but checks off every other box. Who should go no.1? Luka lite
2RocketsJalen Green SG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-6 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-7 1/2 – USA01 – Jalen is an elite offensive talent and a world class athlete who scores in bunches. He grades out as a no.1 overall type of prospect and should be a scoring machine from day one. ArticleArticle1Kobe, Eddie Jones+
3PistonsJalen SuggsPG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-4 – WT: 198 – WING: 6-5 – Fr – Suggs is a superstar who showed the world what he can do in the NCAAs. He has that IT factor and plays with a competitive fire that we’ve seen from some of the all time greats. His draft range is 1-4. ArticleChauncey Billups, Brandon Roy
4MagicEvan MobleyC – USC – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – It’s tough having Mobley down at no.4 but the guards in this draft are just too talented to pass on. Mobley is a no.1 overall type of talent, just like the guys above him. Who goes first could come down to team need.more mobile LaMarcus, Chris Bosh
5WizardsScottie BarnesSF – Florida State – HT: 6-9 – WT: 227 – WING: 7-2 – Fr – Barnes is a tantalizing talent; a 6-9 pg/wing with elite movement skills. At this point he lacks an outside shot and isn’t a score-first player but he does everything else at an elite level. His court vision is off the charts and his defense is special. He could break into the top 5. MoreDraymond, Magic
6CavsJonathan KumingaSF – G League Ignite (Congo) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 217 – WING: 7-2 – USA02 – Kuminga is an elite talent who would be a top 3 pick in many drafts. His lack of outside shooting knocks him down a spot or two but his athleticism is off the charts and his upside is tantalizing.Shawn Marion+
7RaptorsKeon JohnsonSG – Tennessee – HT: 6-5 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – Keon is the most explosive athlete in the draft with big upside on both ends of the floor. He might not be a primary scorer but he does everything well and has some special traits.poor man’s Jaylen Brown

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8Magic (from Bulls)Jaden 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. In some draft classes he might be top 5 but in this loaded class he goes mid lottery.DeShawn Stevenson+
9ThunderJalen JohnsonPF – Duke – HT: 6-8 – WT: 215 – WING: 6-10 1/2 – Fr – Johnson left the Duke program to focus on getting healthy and training for the draft. He’s a special talent but there are some orange flags starting to pop up.Tobias Harris
10KingsMoses MoodySG – Arkansas – HT: 6-6 – WT: 185 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Moody is a pro scorer on the wing who should be able to step in and knock down shots from day 1. He’s had a great season for the Hogs. 1on1 InterviewAllan Houston
11PelicansJosh GiddeyPG – Adelaide (Australia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Int02 – Giddey has a unique combination of size and play-making skills. He’s a natural point who can also play off the ball and is putting up big numbers as an 18yo in the NBL. Sound familiar?taller Shake Milton
12PacersFranz WagnerSF – Michigan (Germany) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 6-8 – So – Franz is a smooth forward who can space the floor, pass the rock and guard multiple positions. He’s got a great feel for the game and is highly efficient with his touches.Tyler Honeycutt, Mike Dunleavy Jr.
13WarriorsDavion MitchellPG – Baylor – HT: 6-2 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Jr – A competitor, a great defender and a winner who brings it every game. Changes the game with his elite defense and blazing open court speed.Kemba, Jarrett Jack+
14SpursJared 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
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KnicksJames BouknightSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – A wiry athlete with big time leaping ability and a good shooting touch. Has a sweet pull-up game.Derek Anderson, Jamal Murray

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16CelticsCam 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
17Thunder (from Heat)Ziaire 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.Paul George-ish
18HornetsKai JonesPF – Texas (Bahamas) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – So – Kai projects as a high level role player and elite defender who has some offensive upside. His foot-speed and agility are incredible for a 6-10 player. 1on1 InterviewJerami Grant
19GrizzliesCorey 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
20HawksUsman Garuba PF – Real Madrid (Spain) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-2 – Int.02 – Garuba is known as a rock solid defender and rebounder with good offensive decision making. He’s starting to hit the 3-ball, which could catapult him into the top 10.faster Tristan Thompson
21Knicks (from Mavs)Alperen SengünPF – Besiktas (Turkey) – HT: 6-9 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.02 – A wide-bodied big with a high skill level and a lot of toughness but lacking ideal agility and mobility.Tyler Hansbrough
22Rockets (from Blazers)Chris 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
23LakersSharife 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
24NuggetsDay-Ron SharpePF – UNC – HT: 6-11 – WT: 265 – WING: NA – Fr – Even though centers aren’t valued highly these days it’ll be hard to pass on a talent like Sharpe. He’ll be in the league for a decade+.Al Jefferson
25Rockets (from Bucks)Jeremiah 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
26NetsIsaiah 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+
27ClippersAyo 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. Can play on or off the ball. 1on1 interviewJrue lite
2876ersKofi CockburnC – Illinois (Jamaica) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 290 – WING: 7-6 – So – Kofi is dominating the competition in his second college season, using his brute strength and size to have his way in the lane. He’s a throwback, enforcer type of big man.baby Shaq, Kevin Duckworth+
29SunsRoko 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.taller T.J. Warren
30JazzDaishen NixPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: USA02 – Nix is a big, wide-bodied pass first point guard who is one of the best pure passers in this class.bigger Kendall Marshall
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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)
  • 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 19, 5pm ET
  • The date for the 2021 NBA Draft is July 29

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