2021 NBA Mock Draft

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1PistonsCade Cunningham PG – Oklahoma State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 213 – Wing – 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Cade came in with sky high expectations and has more than lived up to the hype. He stays at no.1 on our board but the gap is closing between him, Mobley and Suggs.smaller Ben Simmons
2WizardsEvan MobleyC – USC – Ht – 7-0 – Wt – 195 – Wing – NA – Fr – It’s really hard to imagine Evan falling past no.2, even with the other elite talents in this class. He’s a freakishly athletic player for a 7-footer and also has a great feel for the game and an advanced skill level.more mobile LaMarcus
3T-WolvesJalen SuggsPG – Gonzaga – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 198 – Wing – 6-5 – Fr – Suggs is playing at another level and is making it interesting at the top of the draft, challenging Cade and Mobley for the top spot. He’s an elite talent with awesome competitive fire and natural leadership skills.Chauncey Billups, Brandon Roy
4GrizzliesJalen Green SG – G League Ignite – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 180 – Wing – 6-7 1/2 – USA01 – 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, Eddie Jones
5BullsJonathan KumingaSF – G League Ignite (Congo) – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 217 – Wing – 6-11 – USA02 – 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
6Thunder (from Rockets)Scottie BarnesPF – Florida State – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 227 – Wing – 7-2 – Fr – Barnes is a sensational all around talent who’s got great ball skills and passing ability in a big 6-9 frame. If he can improve as a shooter he’s an All Star in the making.stronger Nicolas Batum
7NuggetsZiaire WilliamsSF – Stanford – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Fr – An exceptionally long and instinctual athlete with intriguing upside and a smooth outside game. Has an NBA level mid range game and can knock down the 3.Paul George-ish

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8HornetsUsman GarubaPF – 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.Al Horford, Tristan Thompson
9Thunder (from Heat)Roko 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 an excellent shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills.taller T.J. Warren
10Rockets (from Thunder)Moses MoodySG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 7-0 – Fr – One of the best shooters in his class. Moody is absolutely lethal from three point range and has ideal NBA size for the SG position. 1on1 InterviewAllan Houston
11KingsJalen JohnsonSF – Duke – Ht – 6-8 – Wt – 215 – Wing – 6-10 1/2 – Fr – Johnson is a world class athlete and an overpowering force at the college level. He’ll need to expand his game and hit the 3 ball to max out at the NBA level. Has missed a lot of basketball over the past 2 years, which is a bit of a concern.Paul Pierce lite
12HawksJaden 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+
13PelicansJames BouknightSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – A long, wiry athlete with big time leaping ability and a good shooting touch. Has a sweet pull-up game. Out for at least a few weeks after surgery on his left elbow.Derek Anderson
14SpursSharife Cooper PG – Auburn – Ht – 6-0 – Wt – 165 – Wing – NA – Fr – A crafty ball-handler, passer and aggressive driver who has finally been cleared to play for Auburn and has already made a huge impact.bigger Tyler Ulis
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RaptorsAyo 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. 1on1 interviewJrue lite

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16MagicDaishen NixPG – G League Ignite – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 190 – Wing – USA02 – A pass first pg who is one of the best pure passers in his class. The former UCLA commit is G League bound.Kendall Marshall+
17WarriorsGreg BrownPF – Texas – Ht – 6-9 – Wt – 205 – 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. 1on1 Interviewbigger Aaron Gordon
18JazzCorey KispertSF – Gonzaga – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Sr – Lives behind the 3pt line and has a great shooting stroke and is rounding out the rest of his game.Martell Webster, Joe Harris
19Knicks (from Mavs)Jared 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
20CavsJeremiah 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
21NetsIsaiah 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+
22KnicksCam ThomasSG – LSU – Ht – 6-3 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – Fr – A lights out scorer who can get hot from outside and also excels at getting his shot in the mid range. A constant threat on the offensive end.Lou Williams
23BlazersDavid JohnsonPG – 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.
24LakersKeon JohnsonSG – Tennessee – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 190 – Wing – NA – Fr – A big time athlete who plays with power and plays above the rim.poor man’s Jaylen Brown
25ClippersMarcus Bagley SF – Arizona State – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – 200 – Wing – NA – Fr – Brother of Marvin, Marcus is a supremely athletic forward who is just scratching the surface of his potential. A calf injury has him on the sidelines for now. ArticleMike Scott
26CelticsTerrence 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.
27SunsIbou Dianko Badji  C – Barcelona (Senegal) – 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
28BucksDavid DukeSG – Providence – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 205 – Wing – NA – Jr – A well built SG who has steadily improved his game to become a complete guard.
29PacersBrandon Boston Jr.SF – Kentucky – Ht – 6-6 3/4 – Wt – 185 – Wing – 6-11 1/2 – Fr – Boston has talent but is off to a slow start at Kentucky. His shot isn’t falling, his shot selection has been questionable and his first step lacks burst. Still he’s a talented player who should settle in and find his rhythm.Jeremy Lamb, B.I.
3076ersJosh Christopher SG – 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

  • 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
  • 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)

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