⇐ My Mock Drafts
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Published at 5/5/2020 5:15:08 PM
I run my mock drafts like I am the General Manager of each team. In the NBA you need at least 2 superstars to make a title run, 3 is better. I prefer to build from the draft as trading away assets doesn't always work unless it's a sure fire stud. Shooting and versatility are the keys in today's NBA.
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LeMelo Ball - PG - International
I am torn between Ball and Wiseman. I think Ball is the overall best player available and he can lead our 2nd unit as well as take some playmaking responsibilities off of Curry. I imagine an end of the game lineup of Ball, Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, and Green which is very exciting. I also like Wiseman as a very athletic center that can block shots, rebound, and finish at the rim for us. In the end Ball offers more upside now and in the future with his passing and scoring skills. A 6-8 PG is hard to pass up.
Warriors's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Anthony Edwards - SG - Georgia
Even though we have drafted Garland and Sexton in the past 2 years we go with the best player available. Edwards is a dominant scoring guard and he is also very young so he has lots of room to grow. At 6-5 and 225lbs at barely 19 he is a man among boys in college. He can score from any where on the court and will only become more efficient with NBA talent around him. I plan to let the young players grow and play together. I can possibly trade one or more of them to make room as well as keeping them and having great depth in the backcourt.
Cavaliers's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Obi Toppin - PF - Dayton
Topping had a dominant season winning all the major awards while leading Dayton to a 29-2 record. He is a 6-9 230 lbs high flyer. He has a 7-2 wingspan to go along with an elite 2nd leap. He led the NCAA in dunks. He is a great fit at power forward which the biggest weakness in our starting 5. He can also step out and hit 3's to space the floor for Russell and Towns. He isn't an elite defender which we could really use but his other skills are too good to pass up.
Timberwolves's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Cole Anthony - PG - North Carolina
We have developed a good young team and I like our starting 5 compared to anyones. We are young and need development as well as defense. Trae Young plays a lot of minutes for us and getting a back up PG with starting potential is excellent. Anthony can be a tremendous 6th man running our 2nd unit and give Young a break. I can also envision times when we play them both together. Anthony is a lightening quick PG that can score, draw fouls, and shoot.
Hawks's Needs via ESPN's RPM
James Wiseman - C - Memphis
We are in rebuilding mode and we plan to sign Christian Wood to a long term deal while making him a center piece of your team. Other than Wood and Doumbouya we don't have much to get excited about. So taking the best player available works. Since Woods is best served at a PF that can stretch the floor, we don't want him having to play center all the time. Wiseman is a super long 7 footer with great athleticism. He can block shots, rebound and finish around the rim. We want a big man to play along side Wood. We thought about Hayes but decided Wiseman has more upside.
Pistons's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Deni Avdija - SF - Israel
Our team is a mess and now that I am GM we will fix it. The days of our amazing fans being embarrassed are over. We have solid pieces in play with Barnett, Randle and Robinson. We need to build around them. Avdija is a versatile wing that can play SG to PF. He can create for his teammates or score on his own. He has played in high level international organizations and done well. We need potential star power and Avdija could be a superstar.
Knicks's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Killian Hayes - PG - International
After watching our team play for a season it is clear the White is more of a wing than a PG. We could really use another PG to make things for White and LaVine easier. Hayes is an above average passer with the ability to shoot and be an average defensive player.
Bulls's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Onyeka Okongwu - C - USC
We really need a super star but I am not sure there are anymore in this draft so we go with the next best thing. Okongwu has an excellent comparison to Montrezl Harrell. He is an undersized big man that uses his size, wingspan, athleticism, and power to overwhelm opponents. He has a hight motor that doesn't stop. We need competitors on our team to develop a winning culture.
Hornets's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Tyrese Haliburton - PG - Iowa St
Our organization is kinda a mess right now but we believe that John Wall will be back next year giving us our dynamic backcourt again that led us to multiple playoff appearances. We like Haliburton as a high percentage shooter even as his volume increased as a sophomore. He doubled his scoring while dropping 6 assists a game. We need a solid backup PG especially IF Wall isn't the same player. He is also the BPA. We don't like Okoro because he doesn't have the offensive game to go in the lottery in our opinion.
Wizards's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Aaron Nesmith - SF - Vanderbilt
We like our young team with Booker and Ayton. We would love to add a young PG but they were all taken so we go with another stud shooter. Nesmith shot over 50% from 3 last year and we want to space the floor for Ayton and Booker.
Suns's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Saddiq Bey - SF - Villanova
We missed the playoffs for the first time in forever. We need to get better at spacing the floor as we shoot too many long 2's. Bey is a lights out shooter, shooting over 45% from 3. He is a long wing that excels on both ends of the floor due to his high IQ and competitive nature. He might not be super athletic but we like his abilities.
Spurs's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Isaac Okoro - SF - Auburn
Our team has slowly gotten better as we have developed our young talent. We just need to keep the process going. We are comfortable with our team and just need to draft the BPA. We could really use a wing player and Okoro has amazing defensive potential to go along with room to grow on the offensive side of the ball.
Kings's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Jordan Nwora - SF - Louisville
Our organization is flying really high right now with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. We need to continue to add shooters to space the floor for our stars. Nwora is a stud catch and shoot player that has shot over 37% from 3 in all three of his seasons.
Pelicans's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Precious Achiuwa - SF/PF - Memphis
We have a stud backcourt and we like our big man but we could use more forward help. Achiuwa stepped up in a big way when Wiseman went out. Achiuwa is super athletic and can add value to our team without having the ball in his hands. His hustle, rebounding, shot blocking, etc will be welcomed with open arms.
Blazers's Needs via ESPN's RPM
Devin Vassell - SF - Florida St
We like our young team and the way we are developing. We could really use some shooting to space the floor for our team. Vassell is the best fit for us to space the floor for our athletic forwards and PG.
Magic's Needs via ESPN's RPM