2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two

Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

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

2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1

  1. Phoenix Suns: Anfernee Simons, G, USA, 6-3, 1999
    The one-time Louisville commit is heading straight to the NBA versus going to college. He is a long-term prospect, yet he can play either guard spot and knows how to score the rock.

  2. Memphis Grizzlies: Jacob Evans, G/F, Cincinnati, 6-6, Jr.
    A physical wing, Evans brings versatility to both ends of the floor.

  3. Dallas Mavericks: Melvin Frazier, G/F, Tulane, 6-6, Jr.
    Frazier flew under the radar nationally from playing for bad Tulane team. He projects as a “3 and D”-type player.

  4. Atlanta Hawks: Mortiz Wagner, C, Michigan, 6-11, Sr.
    The German is an inside/outside threat who can stretch defenses with his perimeter shooting. Due to the lack of big man depth in this draft, I wouldn’t be shocked if he gets snagged in the late first round though.

  5. Orlando Magic: Josh Okogie, SG, Georgia Tech, 6-4, Soph.
    A physical off-guard, Okogie is at his best attacking the rim.

  6. New York Knicks: Omari Spellman, PF, Villanova, 6-9, Fr.
    Spellman is an inside/outside threat who can use his size and strength inside but can also step out and knock down three-pointers.

  7. Sacramento Kings: D’Anthony Melton, G, USC, 6-3, Soph.
    Melton was forced to sit all season due to USC’s involvement with the FBI’s NCAA situation, but he is a combo guard who can distribute and score.

  8. Philadelphia 76ers: Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke, 6-6, Fr.
    Trent is a pure scorer who can stroke it from the outside.

  9. Los Angeles Lakers: Rawle Alkins, SG, Arizona, 6-5, Soph.
    A physical off-guard, Alkins’ biggest attribute is his strength and athleticism, which allow him to cause havoc at the rim.

  10. Brooklyn Nets: Trevon Duval, PG, Duke, 6-2, Fr.
    Duval fits the mold of the modern NBA point guard; physical, athletic,and strong when attacking the rim. He struggles shooting it from the outside, but if he can make strides in that part of his game, he could be a second-round steal.

  11. Orlando Magic: Isaac Bonga, G/F, Germany, 6-9, 1999.
    With tremendous versatility and athleticism, Bonga can run the point or play on the wing, using his size to get to the rim.

  12. Detroit Pistons: Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky, 6-6, Fr.
    Freakishly athletic, Diallo is at his best when attacking the tin, but he needs to improve his outside shooting to reach his full potential.

  13. Denver Nuggets: Shake Milton, PG, SMU, 6-5, Jr.
    Milton missed a good chunk of last season due to injury, but is a combo guard with great size and all-around skill set.

  14. Washington Wizards: Chimezie Metu, PF/C, USC, 6-11, Jr.
    Long and athletic, Metu attacks the glass and also has a nice back-to-the-basket game.

  15. Charlotte Hornets: Jevon Carter, PG, West Virginia, 6-1, Sr.
    Carter is a bulldog on the defensive end and relies on his strength more than his athleticism.

  16. Houston Rockets: Bruce Brown, G, Miami, 6-5, Soph.
    Brown is a stat-sheet stuffer as he can score, distribute the rock, and rebound extremely well for his size.

  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Jarred Vanderbilt, SF, Kentucky, 6-8, Fr.
    Injuries curtailed Vanderbilt’s freshman season, but he flashed first-round potential when healthy.

  18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Wenyen Gabriel, F, Kentucky, 6-9, Soph.
    Gabriel brings versatility to the floor and could find his niche in the NBA as someone who can guard either forward spot.

  19. San Antonio Spurs: Angel Delgado, PF, Seton Hall, 6-10, Jr.
    A double-double machine, Delgado could find his niche in the NBA as a rebounder/energy guy.

  20. Indiana Pacers: Devon Hall, SG, Virginia, 6-6, Sr.
    Hall has a “3 and D” game that could translate at the next level.

  21. New Orleans Pelicans: Billy Preston, PF, USA, 6-10, Fr.
    A top-30 recruit in the 2017 class, Preston didn’t play for Kansas this past season due to the FBI investigation, but he has good projectibility for an NBA power forward.

  22. Utah Jazz: Tony Carr, PG, Penn State, 6-5, Soph.
    Carr has great size for an NBA guard and does a little bit of everything on the floor.

  23. Oklahoma City Thunder: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, SF, Kansas, 6-8, Sr.
    His ability to stroke it from deep should find the Ukraine native a spot in the second round.

  24. Dallas Mavericks: Brandon McCoy, C, UNLV, 7-0, Fr.
    A physical and athletic presence in the paint, McCoy is a factor inside on both ends of the floor. He is a true center, which is viewed by some as a negative in today’s NBA.

  25. Charlotte Hornets: Alize Johnson, PF, Missouri State, 6-8, Sr.
    Lengthy and bouncy, Johnson was a double-double machine at Missouri State.

  26. Philadelphia 76ers: Rodions Kurcus, SF, Latvia, 6-8, 1998
    Kurcus is a versatile forward capable of shooting it from deep.

  27. Oklahoma City Thunder: Allonzo Trier, SG, Arizona, 6-5, Jr.

    A pure scorer, Trier is a solid outside shooter who is also capable of getting to the rim.

  28. Denver Nuggets: Arnoldas Kulboka, F, Lithuania, 6-10, 1998
    A project forward, Kulboka has good height and shooting touch but is rail thin.

  29. Phoenix Suns: DeVonte’ Graham, PG, Kansas, 6-2, Sr.
    Graham is a terrific floor general, although he lacks the ideal athleticism for an NBA point guard.

  30. Philadelphia 76ers: Justin Jackson, SF, Maryland, 6-8, Soph.
    Jackson is a tremendous athlete, though he missed a good chunk of his sophomore season due to a torn labrum.

  31. Back to 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1

Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

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