2018 NBA Mock Draft
- Real Version (David Kay's)
Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2018. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
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Phoenix Suns: DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona, 7-1, Fr.
I must note that this is not this Web site's real mock draft. Click here for the real 2018 NBA Mock Draft with some great analysis and breakdowns from David Kay. This is a fake 2018 NBA Mock Draft, or rather, a very fake 2018 NBA Mock Draft to take a page from President Trump's book. This is my attempt on a lighter version of an NBA mock with some horrible attempts at humor included.
Every NBA Mock Draft has DeAndre Ayton at the top, and I think he'd be a lock for most teams. However, the Suns hired a foreign guy who knows science genius Luka, so I believe Luka could be the pick. Time-travel machine included. Recent reports have suggested the Suns are going to take Ayton, but I don't think Luka should be counted out.
Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III, PF, Duke, 6-11, Fr.
The Kings apparently want to draft Marvin Bagley because they had no issues bringing him in for a workout. It's like some nerd hanging out with other nerds because they are the only people to welcome him at the high school. It's sad, really, and it makes me wonder why the Kings have a team to begin with.
Atlanta Hawks: Luka Doncic, SF, Slovenia, 6-8, 1999.
People care about the Atlanta Falcons even less. And I know I typed "Atlanta Falcons" instead of "Atlanta Hawks." That's how little I care about the Atlanta Hawks. I even thought their logo was a Pac-man symbol all these years before I was sitting at the Westgate casino in Vegas last year and had a close look at their logo on one of their fancy TVs and realized that the power pellet I thought Pac-man was eating was actually the hawk's eye. Holy f**ing s**t, my mind was blown. And then I proceeded to not care some more. Good luck with Luka, Falcons.
Memphis Grizzlies: Michael Porter Jr., SF, Missouri, 6-10, Fr.
As with the Kings, some players don't want to play for the Grizzlies. In fact, some guy named La Bamba refused to share his medical information with Memphis because he doesn't want to play there. I bet Michael Porter does, as his medical could've gone worse, and he'd be lucky to be selected this early.
Dallas Mavericks: Jaren Jackson, PF/C, Michigan State, 6-11, Fr.
Jaren Jackson should be thrilled to be going to Dallas rather than Memphis. The weather is nicer, the owner is cooler, and Texas wisely has no state tax. Sounds like a lovely place to live!
Orlando Magic: Wendell Carter Jr., PF, Duke, 6-10, Fr.
The NBA Draft is a crapshoot after the top five picks, so if you're going to select a player with a 25-percent hit rate, why not make it a big man? I'm sure the Magic will find a way to screw this up, however. Why? I'm not entirely sure.
Chicago Bulls: Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas, 7-0, Fr.
La Bamba is probably going to be terrible, so he sounds like he'd fit in very well with the rest of the Bulls' roster. Seriously, why did this guy declare for the 2018 NBA Draft when he has no offensive game at all? Go back to school!
Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma, 6-2, Fr.
Trae Young is like the fake Rolex watch version of Allen Iverson, so it would make sense for the inept Cavaliers to draft him.
New York Knicks: Lonnie Walker, SG, Miami, 6-4, Fr.
The Knicks need to do something about owner James Dolan. They will never be relevant with him. The problem is that you can't fire the owner, but you can kidnap the owner. Yes, I'd like to propose that Knicks fans kidnap Dolan. Don't hurt him, or anything. Just make sure that he can't make any impact on the team in the next five years.
Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers): Mikal Bridges, SF, Villanova, 6-7, Jr.
I don't have any faith in the 76ers to do the smart thing ever since they fired Sam Hinkie, who was one of the best general managers in NBA history. I'm glad Bryan Colangelo is gone, but Hinkie needs to return, or none of this matters.
Charlotte Hornets: Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama, 6-3, Fr.
I've noticed that Michael Jordan likes to pick players who have thrived the preceding March, so it makes sense that the Hornets are reportedly smitten with Collin Sexton.
Los Angeles Clippers: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky, 6-5, Fr.
I just noticed that all but one of the American players thus far in my mock draft have been freshmen. How depressing is that? I think college players should be forced to stay in school for three years. That's how the NFL does it, and the NFL is infinitely superior to the NBA, so maybe they're on to something. Besides, the NCAA Tournament would be so much better if everyone was actually familiar with the players.
Los Angeles Clippers: Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M, 6-9, Soph.
I'm sure all of the Clipper fans in Los Angeles will have their palms sweating in anticipation for their 12th- and 13th-overall picks. I can't wait to see what happens.
Denver Nuggets: Kevin Knox, SF, Kentucky, 6-9, Fr.
Kevin Knox could go as high as No. 10 to the 76ers, so this has to be considered a mega steal. Just kidding, it's another freshman we barely know anything about.
Washington Bullets: Khyri Thomas, G, Creighton, 6-3, Jr.
The Bullets - yes, the Bullets; not the Wizards - need another guard behind John Wall, as well as someone to help make sure the team doesn't quit when the going gets tough. I don't know if Khyri Thomas can do that, but what else are the Bullets going to do?
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