The Way Too Early 2018 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

The Way Too Early 2018 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

September 18, 2017 0 By tailgatesports

Welcome to the WAY TOO EARLY and first Mock Draft for the 2018 NBA Draft. There is tons of talent filling up this draft, especially within the top 5 picks. As the draft has mostly gone in recent years many talented freshman are dominating the board early including Mizzou Forward Michael Porter Jr., Lengthy Center Mohamed Bamba, International Superstar Luka Doncic, Arizona Bigman DeAndre Ayton, and the newly committed piece to a strong Duke Blue Devils team in Marvin Bagely III.   All these guys are going to look to light up the stat sheet and be ready to show everything they’ve got come March. Two sophomore stand outs from last season, Robert Williams from Texas A&M and Michigan State star Miles Bridges, are two guys I am looking to make a big splash in this upcoming season and draft. I cannot wait for the season to begin and I am very excited to see all the talent getting ready for this upcoming draft.

 

1st Round

 

Pk Team (Proj.) Player Name YO CLS SCH/CON POS HT WT WNG
1 CLE*a(BKN) Michael Porter Jr. 19 FR Missouri SF 6’10” 215 7’0″
2 PHX Marvin Bagely III 18 FR Duke PF/C 6’11” 225 7’0.5″
3 BOS*1 (LAL) Mohamed Bamba 19 FR Texas C 7’0″ 215 7’9″
4 ATL DeAndre Ayton 19 FR Arizona C 7’0″ 250 7’5″
5 IND Luka Doncic 18 INTL Slovenia SG/SF 6’8″ 220 ?’?”
6 ORL Miles Bridges 19 SO Michigan State SF/PF 6’7″ 230 6’8.5″
7 SAC Robert Williams 20 SO Texas A&M PF/C 6’9″ 235 7’5.5″
8 NYK Wendell Carter 18 FR Duke PF/C 6’10” 260 7’3″
9 CHI Nick Richards 19 FR Kentucky C 7’0″ 240 7’3.75″
10 DAL Gary Trent Jr. 18 FR Duke SG 6’6″ 215 6’7″
11 PHI Jarred Vanderbilt 18 FR Kentucky SF 6’9″ 215 7’1″
12 DET Jaren Jackson Jr. 17 FR Michigan State PF 6’10” 240 7’4″
13 NOP Collin Sexton 18 FR Alabama PG 6’2″ 185 6’6.5″
14 PHX*2(MIA) Mitchell Robinson 19 FR USA C 7’1″ 225 7’4″
15 CHA Bruce Brown 21 SO Miami SG 6’5″ 200 6’9″
16 POR Kevin Knox 18 FR Kentucky SF/PF 6’9″ 210 7’0″
17 MIL Trevon Duval 19 FR Duke PG 6’2″ 190 6’8″
18 DEN Mikal Bridges 21 JR Villanova SG/SF 6’7″ 230 7’0″
19 ATL*3 (MIN) Chimezie Metu 20 JR USC PF/C 6’11” 225 7’4″
20 MEM Rui Hachimura 19 SO Gonzaga SF 6’8″ 225 7’2″
21 MIN*4(OKC) Brandon McCoy 19 FR UNLV C 7’0″ 255 7’2.5″
22 WAS Austin Wiley 18 SO Auburn C 6’11” 250 7’5″
23 TOR Rodions Kurucs 19 INTL Latvia SF 6’8″ 200 ?’?”
24 LAC Killian Tillie 19 SO Gonzaga SF/PF 6’10” 230 ?’?”
25 UTAH Troy Brown 18 FR Oregon SG 6’7″ 210 6’11”
26 CLE Grayson Allen 21 SR Duke SG 6’5″ 210 7’0″
27 BOS Rawle Alkins 19 SO Arizona SG 6’4″ 225 6’9″
28 ATL*5(HOU) Hamidou Diallo 19 FR Kentucky SG/SF 6’5″ 200 6’11”
29 SAS Josh Okogie 19 SO Georgia Tech SG/SF 6’4″ 215 7’0″
30 GSW Omer Yurtseven 19 SO NC State C 7’0″ 250 7’1″

1st Round Key

1 – BOS obtain LAL if 2-5
2 – PHX obtain MIA if not 1-7
3 – ATL obtain MIN if not LOT
4 – MIN obtain OKC if not LOT
5 – ATL obtain HOU if not TOP3
a – CLE obtain from BOS in Trade

 

2nd Round

 

 

Pk Team (Proj) Player Name YO CLS SCH/CON POS HT WT WNG
31 PHI*1 (BKN) Aubrey Dawkins 22 JR Central Florida SG/SF 6’6″ 205 ?’?”
32 PHX PJ Washington 19 FR Kentucky PF 6’8″ 235 7’3″
33 ORL*2 (LAL) Lagerald Vick 19 JR Kansas SG 6’5″ 180 ?’?”
34 ATL Alize Johnson 21 SR Missouri State PF 6’9″ 205 ?’?”
35 BKN*8 (IND) Moritz Wagner 20 JR Michigan PF/C 6’11” 240 7’0″
36 TOR*3 (ORL) Billy Preston 19 FR Kansas PF/C 6’10” 240 7’0.5″
37 SAC*5 Deng Adel 21 JR Louisville SF/SG 6’7″ 200 6’9.5″
38 PHI*4 (NYK) De’Anthony Melton 19 SO USC SG/PG 6’3″ 195 6’8″
39 CHI Allonzo Trier 21 JR Arizona SG 6’5″ 205 6’6″
40 DAL*A Borisa Simanic 19 INTL Serbia PF/SF 7’0″ 205 7’0.5″
41 PHI Johnathan Williams III 22 SR Gonzaga PF 6’9″ 225 ?’?”
42 DET Isaac Bonga 17 INTL Germany SF 6’9″ 200 7’0″
43 NOP Arnoldas Kulboka 19 INTL Lithuania SF 6’9″ 205 6’11”
44 MEM*6 (MIA) Thomas Wilder 22 SR Western Michigan PG 6’3″ 190 ?’?”
45 MEM*6 (CHA) Thomas Welsh 21 SR UCLA C 7’1″ 255 7’1″
46 DEN*10 (POR) Joel Berry II 22 SR North Carolina PG 6’0″ 195 6’0″
47 MIL Jacob Evans 20 JR Cincinatti SF 6’6″ 210 ?’?”
48 LAL*7 (DEN) LiAngelo Ball 18 FR UCLA SG 6’5″ 210 ?’?”
49 MIN Elijah Stewart 21 SR USC SG 6’5″ 190 ?’?”
50 HOU*9 (MEM) E.C. Matthews 22 SR Rhode Island SG 6’5″ 200 6’8″
51 OKC Isaiah Washington 18 FR Minnesota PG 6’1″ 170 6’5″
52 WAS Devonte Graham 22 SR Kansas PG 6’2″ 175 ?’?”
53 PHX*11 (TOR) Vince Edwards 21 SR Purdue SF 6’8″ 225 7’0″
54 NYK*12 (LAC) Tacko Fall 21 JR Central Florida C 7’6″ 300 8’0″
55 UTAH Rodney Bullock 23 SR Providence SF/PF 6’8″ 225 ?’?”
56 CHA*13 (CLE) Theo Pinson 21 SR North Carolina SF 6’6″ 190 6’11”
57 OKC*14 (BOS) Jalen Brunson 21 JR Villanova PG 6’2″ 200 6’3.5″
58 PHI*15 (HOU) Jaylen Adams 21 SR St. Bonaventure PG 6’2″ 185 ?’?”
59 SAS Kyron Cartwright 21 JR Providence PG 5’11” 185 ?’?”
60 DEN*16 (GSW) Bennie Boatwright 21 JR USC PF/C 6’10” 230 6’10”

2nd Round Key

A – MIL recieves DAL (Top 55 pro.)
1 – PHI recieves fav. (BKN or CLE)
2 – ORL recieves fav. (LAL or ORL)
3 – TOR recieves unfav. (LAL or ORL)
4 – PHI recieves fav. (NYK or LAC)
5 – SAC recieves fav. (SAC or POR)
6 – MEM recieves 2 fav (MEM, MIA, or CHA)
7 – LAL recieves DEN
8 – BKN receives IND (45-60 pro.)
9 – HOU recieves unfav (MEM, MIA, or CHA)
10 – DEN recieves unfav (SAC or POR)
11 – PHX recieves TOR 2nd
12 – NYK recieves unfav. (NYK or LAC)
13 – CHA recieves unfav. (BKN or CLE)
14 – OKC recieves BOS (31-55 pro.)
15 – PHI recieves HOU 2nd
16 – DEN receives GSW 2nd

 

 

Written by Nick Kazandijan