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

Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

This 2018 NBA Mock Draft was updated: June 21, 2018.

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  1. Phoenix Suns (from Heat): Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech, 6-5, Fr.
    Smith came from out of nowhere to put together a solid season and climb up the draft boards as a potential lottery pick. The Suns could use backcourt depth, so he adds to their young core.

  2. Milwaukee Bucks: Kyrie Thomas, G, Creighton, 6-4, Jr.
    Thomas is one of my favorite sleepers in the 2018 NBA Draft. He is a terrific defender, can play either guard spot, and has become a consistent outside shooter. His backcourt versatility would be a nice addition to a Bucks team looking to add someone who can factor into the rotation right away, which Thomas should be able to do.

  3. San Antonio Spurs: Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova, 6-4, Soph.
    The Spurs are set for an interesting offseason with their veterans; Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli are likely to mull retirement, Danny Green is potentially leaving via free agency, and Kawhi Leonard’s future with the organization up in the air. DiVincenzo blew up in Villanova’s championship run and brings a ton of versatility to the guard position. I love, love, LOVE this fit.

  4. Atlanta Hawks (from Timberwolves): 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 in my opinion. Atlanta is in rebuilding mode and can hope this pick pans out in a year or two.

  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 of the 2018 NBA Draft. 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 taken at this selection.

  8. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA, 6-1, Jr.
    Holiday is a quick and athletic guard who can shoot it from deep and comes from a good NBA pedigree. 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 its 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, but there are also questions about his maturity that could drop him into the second round.

  11. Philadelphia 76ers: Dzanan Musa, G/F, 6-9, Bosnia
    In the mold of many European wings, Musa can both handle and shoot the rock. Since Philadelphia has a pair of first-round picks and several second-rounders, the organization could afford to take him whether he comes over to the NBA right away or not.

  12. Boston Celtics: 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. The Celtics could be losing restricted free agent Marcus Smart this offseason, so a versatile guard like Allen 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): 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 I can’t believe I have him falling this low.

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Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

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