⇐ My Mock Drafts
Published at 3/15/2020 4:43:42 PM
The NBA is all about finding stars, you need 2-3 superstars to have a chance at the title. You draft them regardless of position. After that shooting, versatility, passing and defense matter most.
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LaMelo Ball (Illawarra Hawks, PG, 2001)
This draft is really weak in Star power but Ball is a 6'7" point guard with triple double potential. If anyone can teach him to shoot it is the splash brothers. He can come off the bench for a few years. Closing out games with Ball, Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, and Green sounds appealing.
Warriors's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Anthony Edwards (Georgia, SG, Freshman)
Even though the Cavs have drafted guards in each of the past drafts Edwards is the pick. Star power is the key. You can trade the one that doesn't pan out. Edwards scoring potential is too good to pass on.
Cavaliers's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Deni Avdija (Israel, SF/PF, 2001)
Shooting is vital in the NBA and the Wolves ned spacing with Russell and Towns. Avdija has solid catch and shoot skills.
Timberwolves's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Killian Hayes (Ratiopharm Ulm, PG, 2001)
The Hawks really need a secondary playmaker to ease the burden on Young. Hayes has great playmaking skills.
Hawks's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Onyeka Okongwu (USC, C, Freshman)
The Pistons just traded their C and Wood was dynamic to end the year but he is a free agent. Onyeka is an explosive athlete with the 3rd highest plus minus in the country.
Pistons's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Cole Anthony (North Carolina, PG, Freshman)
The Knicks need playmakers. Cole will do better in the NBA with more talented players around him. Oh, wait, he's going to New York and they suck. Regardless, they need a PG.
Knicks's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Isaac Okoro (Auburn, SF/PF, Freshman)
Okoro has defensive versatility and the athleticism to grow into a bigger offensive threat. Toppin is too similar to Carter to draft and I am not sold on Wiseman this high.
Bulls's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Obi Toppin (Dayton, PF/C, Sophomore)
Toppin is a crazy athlete and looks like the modern day C, the Hornets need everything so why not.
Hornets's Needs via ESPN's RPM
James Wiseman C Memphis
Wiseman has great size and tools but will he be the next Joel Emdied or Eddie Curry? It's worth it for a team with no future that needs to hit a homerun to be relevant again.
Wizards's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State, PG, Sophomore)
Rubio is good but a younger version to develop sounds good. I want to reiterate that this draft class sucks and lacks star power. So must of these lottery picks are 2nd team guys.
Suns's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Saddiq Bey (Villanova, SF/PF, Sophomore)
Bey has great 3 pt shooting is great, he could be the next Rudy Gay.
Spurs's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt, SF, Sophomore)
Anytime you can add great shooting you should. Nesmith looked good before the injury and he's got value here.
Kings's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama, PG, Sophomore)
Kira has been on a tear lately. The Pelicans could use a good PG of the future.
Pelicans's Needs via ESPN's RPM
RJ Hampton (New Zealand Breakers, SG, 2001)
The Blazers could use a taller combo guard to go with Lliard and McCollum.
Blazers's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Tyrese Lacey SG Kentucky
I am not super high on a 6'3" SG that needs to improve his 3 pt shooting but he has some game and is arguably the Best Player Available (BPA).
Magic's Needs via ESPN's RPM