2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round One - Picks 16-30

Written by David Kay - @david_kmiecik.

This 2018 NBA Mock Draft was updated: June 18, 2018.

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  1. Phoenix Suns (from Heat): Lonnie Walker, SG, Miami FL, 6-4, Fr.
    Walker was a bit inconsistent with his shooting during his freshman campaign, but has the skill and athleticism to be a contributor in the league; just likely not right away. He would add even more youth and skill to the Phoenix's perimeter.

  2. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova, 6-4, Soph.
    I'm a big fan of DiVincenzo and think he could develop into a valuable role player. He blew up in Villanova's championship run and brings a ton of versatility to the guard position, and the Bucks could use more weapons next to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

  3. San Antonio Spurs: Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech, 6-5, Fr.
    The Spurs are set for an interesting offseason with veterans Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli likely to mull retirement, and Kawhi Leonard's future with the organization up in the air. Smith came from out of nowhere to put together a solid season and climb up the draft boards as a potential lottery pick.

  4. Atlanta Hawks (from Timberwolves): Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA, 6-1, Jr.
    Assuming the Hawks go big at No. 3, this pick should be used to add backcourt depth. Holiday is a quick and athletic guard who can shoot it from deep and comes from a good NBA pedigree.

  5. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Thunder): Troy Brown, SF, Oregon, 6-7, Fr.
    Though he underachieved a bit during his freshman year, Brown brings a ton of explosiveness and athleticism to the floor. He is loaded with that magic draft word, "potential," and would add some needed depth to the Timberwolves' wing.

  6. Utah Jazz: Kevin Huerter, SG, Maryland, 6-7, Soph.
    With good size for the next level and a smooth stroke from the perimeter, Huerter's ability to snipe from downtown should land him a spot in the first round. The Jazz could use backcourt depth behind Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio, who is entering the final year of his contract.

  7. Chicago Bulls (from Pelicans): Chandler Hutchinson, G/F, Boise State, 6-7, Sr.
    Since I have the Bulls going big with the seventh pick, they add some perimeter depth here. Hutchinson pulled out of the NBA Draft Combine, with the buzz being he's been promised by the Bulls to be selected at this selection.

  8. Indiana Pacers: Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova, 6-3, Jr.
    While he may not fit the mold of the ideal NBA point guard these days, Brunson should have a long, solid career. He plays with such poise and confidence, and Indiana could use youth at the point since Darren Collison and Cory Joseph will both enter the final year of their contracts.

  9. Portland Trail Blazers: Landry Shamet, G, Wichita State, 6-4, Jr.
    I'm very intrigued by Shamet since he can play either guard spot and strokes it well from deep. Portland could use an outside threat off their bench and another weapon behind Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

  10. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cavaliers): Mitchell Robinson, C, USA, 6-11, 1999
    Instead of playing college ball, Robinson decided to spend this season preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft, which means his projectability is a bit of a question mark. Coming out of high school, Robinson was an athletic, explosive big man who ran the floor well but needed to fine tune his all-around offensive game. There have been rumblings that the Lakers promised Robinson at No. 25, which makes sense since they lack any athletic big men.

  11. Philadelphia 76ers: Grayson Allen, SG, Duke, 6-4, Sr.
    Allen may have a knock on him because he lets his competitiveness get to him a bit, but he is still a talented all-around weapon and could potentially play either guard spot at the pro level. With J.J. Redick a free agent, depth at guard makes sense here.

  12. Boston Celtics: Jerome Robinson, G, Boston College, 6-6, Jr.
    The Celtics could be losing restricted free agent Marcus Smart this offseason, so a versatile guard like Robinson would give them backcourt depth.

  13. Golden State Warriors: Elie Okobo, PG, France, 6-3, 1997
    With a smooth offensive game, Okobo has shown great efficiency in the pick-and-roll game.

  14. Brooklyn Nets (from Raptors): Keita Bates-Diop, SF, Ohio State, 6-8, Jr.
    A solid all-around player, Bates-Diop had a monster junior season for the Buckeyes. The Nets could use depth and talent all across the board.

  15. Atlanta Hawks (from Raptors): Dzanan Musa, G/F, 6-9, Bosnia
    In the mold of many European wings, Musa can both handle and shoot the rock. Since Atlanta has three first-round picks, they could afford to take him whether he comes over to the NBA right away or not.

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Written by David Kay - @david_kmiecik.

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