2018 NBA Draft Positional Report
Center Mock Selections

This new tool condenses 2018 NBA Mock Draft content from around WalterFootball.com. Below are all the 2018 NBA Mock Draft selections for the center position from Paul Banks' and David Kay's 2018 NBA Mock Draft and a summary from the WalterFootball.com 2018 Mock NBA Draft Builder.

Dave's Mock Selections

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 1 Suns: DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona
    With the ability to operate on the block or step out and knock down jumpers, Ayton possesses the ideal skill set for a franchise NBA big man. He can be a defensive liability, but there aren't many prospects with his combination of size, skill and athleticism. He would be a building block inside to complement the talented, young wings the Suns have on the perimeter.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 5 Mavericks: Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas
    A force in the paint as a rebounder and shot blocker, Bamba makes his biggest impact on the defensive end due to his crazy 7-foot-9 wingspan and athleticism. His all-around offensive game still needs to develop but has shown the ability to step out and knock down shots. With Dirk Nowitzki on his final legs in the NBA and no great big on the roster, a prospect like Bamba is needed on this team.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 25 Lakers: Mitchell Robinson, C, Western Kentucky
    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.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 4 Hawks: Mortiz Wagner, C, Michigan
    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.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 24 Mavericks: Brandon McCoy, C, UNLV
    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.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 17 Bulls: Edrice Adebayo, PF/C, Kentucky.
    The Bulls could lose Taj Gibson and would need to replace him if he leaves. Adebayo could be that replacement and is the Bismack Biyombo of the 2017 NBA Draft. Tall, athletic, a rebounder, a shot-blocker and a defender, Adebayo is a perfect fit with the Bulls and could actually become their starting center as he matures.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 19 Hawks: Ivan Rabb, PF/C, California
    Rabb, a sophomore, would have likely been a lottery pick in the Ben Simmons Draft, aka last year. Rabb is a four today, but if he adds strength, he has the size and athleticism to be a center. However, as a four/five hybrid with rebounding and defensive skills, he is a fit with Paul Millsap - if he re-signs - and Dwight Howard.

Daves's 2018 NBA Mock Draft

Mike's Mock Selections

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 18 Blazers: Omer Yurtseven, C, N.C. State
    Yurtseven made his name by scoring almost 100 points in a U-18 international game a summer ago, and he is one of the few 7-footers in the 2017 NBA Draft. Yurtseven has the skill and size to be a big-time producer in the NBA, although he isn't that athletic and is considered soft. Portland needs a franchise big man, and he has the talent to be that guy for the Blazers.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 21 Jazz: Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana
    Bryant is one of the biggest players in the 2017 NBA Draft and a strong rebounder and scorer. The Jazz have a lot of bigs, but not a load like Thomas Bryant.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 22 Grizzlies: Marques Allen, C, Duke.
    Allen has had problem with weight and injuries, but he is a pure scoring big man. The Grizzlies need a second center to develop with Marc Gasol aging.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 27 Rockets: Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
    Houston has Clint Capela, Nene and Montrezl Harrell to play the five, but Nene is ancient, Harrell is small and Capela is about to be a free agent. The Rockets could use a big body like Allen, who can defend and rebound off the bench and give them some scoring.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 28 Cavaliers: Jonathan Jeanne, C, France
    I think I had Jeanne in the first round in multiple last-season editions, as I assumed he would declare, but he is still a firs-round prospect for the 2017 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers need some serious size in the frontcourt, and the French big man is arguably the biggest player in the 2017 NBA Draft; however, he is a twig, which needs to be fixed. At just 19, Jeanne can shoot, block shots and is a skilled player for somebody so tall. I like the fit as he would get time to develop in Cleveland's system.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 30 Spurs: Tony Bradley, C, North Carolina
    Bradley is one of the best per-minute players in college basketball and is arguably the best prospect on a team with at least seven players who could be in the NBA. The Spurs have excellent big men, but those players are in their 30s and the Spurs need to develop a big-time talent like Bradley.

Mike's 2018 NBA Mock Draft

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