2018 NBA Mock Draft

Austin Vershel

1 .) Phoenix selects Deandre Ayton , Arizona , C

Pheonix Suns round up their recent rookie haul of Booker, Chriss, and Bender with possibly their best pick yet in Ayton.

2 .) Sacramento selects Mohamed Bamba , Texas , C

Sacramento is tempted to take Doncic here, but Fox and Heild make a big or a forward more likely.

3 .) Atlanta selects Luka Doncic , Real Madrid , G

Atlanta grabs maybe the best player in this draft who happens to fit their style of play perfectly.

4 .) Memphis selects Marvin Bagley , Duke , PF/C

An eventual replacement for Grit and Grind.

5 .) Dallas selects Michael Porter Jr. , Missouri , SF/PF

Dallas lucks out and is able to select arguable one of the top talents in this draft. Porter has superstar traits, but can he stay healthy?

6 .) Orlando selects Collin Sexton , Alabama , PG

Orlando needs to take the best player available and Sexton fits the mold of a modern PG.

7 .) Chicago selects Mikal Bridges , Villanova , SG/SF

Chicago recently acquired Zach Lavine and Kris Dunn, so forward is a bigger need.

8 .) Cleveland selects Trae Young , Oklahoma , PG

Cleveland grabs a player with superstar potential to add to their growing young core for the post Lebron years.

9 .) New York selects Miles Bridges , Michigan State , SF/PF

New york needs a cornerstone at forward next to Porzingis and Frank Ntalinka / Emmanual Mudiay.

10 .) Philadelphia selects Shai Gilgeous-Alexander , Kentucky , PG/SG

Philly grabs a defensivley oriented guard to try and top the Celtics this year.

11 .) Charlotte selects Jaren Jackson , Michigan State , PF/C

Jackson can be groomed to replace Dwight Howard / Timofey Mozgov.

12 .) LA Clippers selects Kevin Knox , Kentucky , SF/PF

Clippers add a running mate for Blake Griffin, and potentially a long-term replacement.

13 .) LA Clippers selects Lonnie Walker , Miami , SG

Clippers replace all of the 2 guards they gave to Houston.

14 .) Denver selects Zhaire Smith , Texas Tech , SG

A replacement is needed for the 35 year old Gary Harris.

15 .) Washington selects Wendell Carter , Duke , PF/C

An upgrade over the 40 million dollar man Ian Mahimi

16 .) Phoenix selects Keita Bates-Diop , Ohio State , SF/PF

Suns add young talent to their young core.

17 .) Milwaukee selects Jevon Carter , West Virginia , PG

Threw this one in here for Meade.

18 .) San Antonio selects Elie Okobo , Pau-Orthez , PG/SG

Found the top rated foreign player and gave him to the Spurs.

19 .) Atlanta selects Keita Bates-Diop , Ohio State , SF/PF

20 .) Minnesota selects Troy Brown , Oregon , SG/SF

21 .) Utah selects Kevin Huerter , Maryland , SG/SF

22 .) Chicago selects Robert Williams , Texas A&M , C

23 .) Indiana selects Grayson Allen , Duke , SG

Love this fit.

24 .) Portland selects Donte DiVincenzo , Villanova , SG

25 .) Los Angeles Lakers selects Khyri Thomas , Creighton , SG

26 .) Philadelphia selects Shake Milton , SMU , PG/SG

Terrific Name.

27 .) Boston selects Bruce Brown Jr. , Miami , PG/SG

28 .) Golden State selects Gary Trent Jr. , Duke , SG

29 .) Brooklyn selects Moritz Wagner , Michigan , C

30 .) Atlanta selects Trevon Duval , Duke , PG