2018 NBA Mock Draft

Written by David Kay - @david_kmiecik.

This 2018 NBA Mock Draft was updated: Aug. 22, 2017.

2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 16-30
2018 NBA Mock Draft: Round 2

  1. Atlanta Hawks: Michael Porter Jr., SF, Missouri, 6-10, Fr.
    Porter. is the complete package. He has great size, athleticism and versatility. Porter can put the ball on the deck but also shoot it from deep.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers: DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona, 7-0, Fr.
    With the ability to operate on the block or to step out and knock down jumpers, Ayton possesses the ideal skill set for an NBA big man. He is mobile, athletic at the rim, and can be a factor defensively in the paint as well.

  3. Indiana Pacers: Luka Doncic, SF, Slovenia, 6-8, 1999.
    Doncic is extremely skilled and has a terrific feel for the game at a young age. He is a dangerous outside shooter who can also use his handles and touch to score around the rim.

  4. Boston Celtics: Mohamed Bamba, C, Texas, 7-0, Fr.
    A force in the paint as a rebounder and shot blocker, Bamba makes his biggest impact on the defensive end due to his length and athleticism. His all-around offensive game still needs to develop.

  5. New York Knicks: Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State, 6-7, Soph.
    Extremely explosive at the rim, Bridges brings a multitude of skill to the floor as he can shoot it from the outside and can attack the rim.

  6. Orlando Magic: Kevin Knox, SF, Kentucky, 6-9, Fr.
    A high-flying combo forward, Knox has great size for the next level. As his outside shot continues to improve, the future Wildcat has the potential to be a special player.

  7. Philadelphia 76ers: Wendell Carter, PF, Duke, 6-9, Fr.
    Yes, Philadelphia has Joel Embiid, but they still lack size, and Bamba is far too talented to say no to at No. 6. An elite defensive prospect, he would give them an incredible second center, insurance if Embiid is hurt again, and the two have the athleticism to play some together. I could see this pick as trade bait for someone who can help them immediately.

  8. Phoenix Suns: Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama, 6-3, Fr.
    A fierce competitor on both ends of the floor, Sexton can stroke it from deep but is also extremely athletic. He is terrific in the open floor and an impressive play-maker off the bounce.

  9. Philadelphia 76ers: Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M, 6-9, Soph.
    Williams emerged as legit lottery prospect during his freshman year due to his athleticism and ability to clean up the glass.

  10. New Orleans Pelicans: Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky, 6-6, Fr.
    Freakishly athletic, Diallo is at his best when attacking the tin. He will need to improve his outside shooting to reach his full potential.

  11. Dallas Mavericks: Jaren Jackson, PF, Michigan State, 6-11, Fr.
    Due to his combination of length, athleticism, and range on his jumper, Jackson has the makings of a prototypical NBA power forward.

  12. Chicago Bulls: Mitchell Robinson, C, Western Kentucky, 6-11, Fr.
    Robinson is an athletic, explosive big man who runs the floor well but needs to fine tune his all-around offensive game.

  13. Utah Jazz: Trevon Duval, PG, Duke, 6-3, Fr.
    Duval fits the mold of the modern NBA point guard; physical, athletic,and strong when attacking the rim. He also shoots it well from the outside and is a solid distributor.

  14. Portland Trail Blazers: Jarred Vanderbilt, SF, Kentucky, 6-8, Fr.
    The lefty is an all-around threat offensively as he can create off the bounce and soar at the rim.

  15. Detroit Pistons: Troy Brown, SF, Oregon, 6-7, Fr.
    Brown handles the ball extremely well for a wing and is at his best attacking the tin.

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Written by David Kay - @david_kmiecik.

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