2019 NBA Mock Draft: Round One - Picks 16-30



Written by David Kay - @david_kmiecik.




This 2019 NBA Mock Draft was updated: June 20, 2019.

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  1. Orlando Magic: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, SG, Virginia Tech, 6-5, Soph.
    Alexander-Walker is a versatile guard who can handle the rock or play off the ball. The Magic could use a scoring wing especially with Terrence Ross entering free agency.


  2. New Orleans Pelicans: Bol Bol, C, Oregon, 7-2, Fr.
    I have the Pelicans taking Zion Williamson and Cameron Reddish, but they still have a massive void to fill inside. Bol Bol is a total wild card in the 2019 NBA Draft, but with his potential, he is with taking here since New Orleans now owns three first-round picks.




  3. Indiana Pacers: Tyler Herro, SG, Kentucky, 6-6, Fr.
    The Pacers have several free agents wings and should look to add depth here. Herro is solid outside shooter and also capable of finishing around the rim.


  4. San Antonio Spurs: P.J. Washington, F, Kentucky, 6-8, Soph.
    The Spurs need to add some young talent up front, and Washington would be a tremendous value here. His decision to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season should pay big dividends. He would have been a second-round pick last year, but with the growth and versatility he displayed this past season, he has become a first-round lock. His ability to play either forward position at the next level is a plus.


  5. Boston Celtics (from L.A. Clippers): Brandon Clarke, PF, Gonzaga, 6-8, Jr.
    Clarke is a tremendous shot blocker, a solid rebounder, and does most of his damage around the rim, although he needs to improve as a shooter. The Celtics could lose Marcus Morris via free agency and should look to add some frontcourt depth in addition to whom I currently have them drafting at No. 14.




  6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Cameron Johnson, SF, North Carolina, 6-8, Sr.
    Oklahoma City could use some depth and scoring punch at the wing, especially from the perimeter. Johnson has good size for a wing and knows how to light it up from deep.


  7. Boston Celtics: Ty Jerome, G, Virginia, 6-5, Jr.
    The Celtics are almost certainly going to let Kyrie Irving walk, and Terry Rozier could also be a free agent in free agency, so they will need a ball handler with one of their three first-round picks. Jerome has a terrific feel for the game as a point guard but can also play off the ball.


  8. Memphis Grizzles: Nicolas Claxton, PF/C, Georgia, 6-11, Soph.
    Claxton has size, athleticism, length and upside that has allowed him to soar up draft boards. He even earned a late invitation to the 2019 NBA Draft's green room, which is a good indicator he will be selected in the first round, and could be a nice frontcourt mate alongside Jaren Jackson Jr.




  9. Philadelphia 76ers: Romeo Langford, SG, Indiana, 6-6, Fr.
    Langford struggled with his three-point shot as a freshman but knows how to get buckets with his ability to create and score around the hoop. The Sixers face the possibility of losing Jimmy Butler and/or Tobias Harris to free agency, so they would be wise to find depth on the wing.


  10. Portland Trail Blazers: K.Z. Okpala, F, Stanford, 6-9, Soph.
    A breakout sophomore season really put Okpala on the map as a first-round prospect. He has great size and could probably play either forward spot at the next level. The Trail Blazers could be losing Al-Farouq Aminu via free agency and would be wise to find a forward at this point.




  11. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Houston): Kevin Porter Jr., SG, USC, 6-6, Fr.
    Porter Jr. has the talent, but he went through a ton of ups and downs during his freshman season. He would be a great value here with the second of Cleveland's first-round picks.


  12. Brooklyn Nets (from Denver): Darius Bazley, PF, USA, 6-9, 1999.
    The former Syracuse commitment ended up not playing college ball but instead prepped for the 2019 NBA Draft. He could potentially bring some versatility and depth to the Brooklyn frontcourt.




  13. Golden State Warriors: Matisse Thybulle, G/F, 6-6, Washington, Sr.
    Golden State could potentially lose Kevin Durant and/or Klay Thompson to free agency, but even if they are re-signed, both could miss all of next season due to injury. Thybulle is likely to make his mark in the NBA as a defensive-minded wing at first, but he could develop into a solid all-around role player.


  14. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto): Grant Williams, PF, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
    Since I have the Spurs going adding size with their earlier pick, they look to add depth at forward. Williams is really an undersized four but has shown the ability to step out and knock down shots while using his physicality inside.


  15. Detroit Pistons: Carsen Edwards, PG, Purdue, 6-0, Jr.
    Reggie Jackson is entering the final year of his contract, and Detroit could use a backup at the point. Edwards displayed his scoring prowess by lighting up the NCAA Tournament.



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