Eamon’s Mock Draft #4

After the NBA Draft Lottery, I had to compose a new mock draft, and here it is:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: C Joel Embiid, Kansas

With the Cavs being the luckiest team ever, they got the 1st overall pick in the lottery. Now, what remains is what they will do with it. Will they trade it in a blockbuster trade for someone like Kevin Love, or will they keep it and plan for the future. In my opinion, this is what they will do: they will try as hard as they can to sign Lebron James and they will draft Joel Embiid. The potential risk of this is if they don’t get someone like Lebron, or even a less highly touted free agent small forward like Gordon Hayward, they are stuck with their horrible decision from last year in Anthony Bennett. It would be a high risk, high reward move, and I think that is what GM David Griffin is planning on doing.


2. Milwaukee Bucks: F Jabari Parker, Duke


3. Philadelphia 76ers: F Andrew Wiggins, Kansas


4. Orlando Magic: G Dante Exum, Australian Institute of Sport


5. Utah Jazz: F Julius Randle, Kentucky


6. Boston Celtics: F Aaron Gordon, Arizona

7. Los Angeles Lakers: F Noah Vonleh, Indiana

8. Sacramento Kings: G Marcus Smart Oklahoma State

9. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit Pistons): G Gary Harris, Michigan State

10. Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans Pelicans): F Doug McDermott, Creighton

11. Denver Nuggets: G Nik Stauskas, Michigan

12. Orlando Magic (from New York Knicks): F Adreian Payne, Michigan State

13. Minnesota Timberwolves: F Rodney Hood, Duke

14. Phoenix Suns: F Dario Saric, Cibona Zagreb

15. Atlanta Hawks: F James Young, Kentucky

16. Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte Hornets): F T.J. Warren, N.C. State

17. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn Nets): G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

18. Phoenix Suns (from Washington Wizards): C Jusuf Nurkic, Cedevita Zagreb

19. Chicago Bulls: F Clint Capela, Élan Chalon

20. Toronto Raptors: C Kristaps Porzingis, CB Sevilla

21. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas Mavericks): G Zach LaVine, UCLA

22. Memphis Grizzlies: F Kyle Anderson, UCLA

23. Utah Jazz (from Golden State Warriors): F K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

24. Charlotte Hornets (from Portland Trail Blazers): G Shabazz Napier, UConn

25. Houston Rockets: F Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

26. Miami Heat: P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends

27. Phoenix Suns (from Indiana Pacers): G Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

28. Los Angeles Clippers: G Jordan Adams, UCLA

29. Oklahoma City Thunder: C Mitch McGary, Michigan

30. San Antonio Spurs: F Patric Young, Florida


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