2019 Mock Draft: December edition

NBA Mock Draft: December Edition

This is my first mock draft of the season, I have gotten now a decent look at some of the prospects in this upcoming draft. I did used a random number generator to choose the draft lottery at the top and then I went with the records of NBA teams to decide how the rest of the draft lottery would shape up. Note I have updated positions to best reflect the new modern day positions. A guard is someone who can run the point, although they don’t need to necessarily play the point guard position on their team. A wing is someone who has guard like skills, however, isn’t able to run the point or at least they won’t run the point. A forward is anyone who can play either the three, the four or the five, they rebound, while depending on the player they can stretch out or play inside. A big is someone who will play mostly the five in the modern NBA and is focused on protecting the paint for teams, while scoring on the inside. I adjusted these to reflect the modern NBA and how basketball is at the moment. For this mock draft I will be showing my picks, follow future mock drafts as they will have breakdowns for each player where as this one will not. Here is how I would have the NBA Draft breaking down at the moment if the NBA Draft were to take place today. 

First Round:

1.Atlanta Hawks: Zion Williamson 6’6” Freshman Forward Duke

2.Cleveland Cavaliers: RJ Barrett 6’7” Freshman Wing Duke

3.Phoenix Suns: Cam Reddish 6’8” Freshman Wing Duke

4.Chicago Bulls: Nassir Little 6’8”Freshman Wing North Carolina

5.New York Knicks: Rui Hachimura 6’8” Junior Forward Gonzaga

6.Brooklyn Nets: De’Andre Hunter 6’8” Sophomore Wing Virginia

7.Washington Wizards: Bol Bol 7’2” Freshman Big Oregon

8.Miami Heat: Keldon Johnson 6’6” Freshman Wing Kentucky

9.Houston Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr. 6’6” Freshman Wing USC

10.Utah Jazz: Romeo Langford 6’6” Freshman Guard Indiana 

11.Minnesota Timberwolves: Quentin Grimes 6’5” Freshman Guard Kansas

12.San Antonio Spurs: Sekou Doumbouya 6’8” Forward Limoges

13.New Orleans Pelicans: Darius Garland 6’2” Freshman Guard Vanderbilt

14.Boston Celtics (via Sacramento Kings): Ja Morant 6’3” Sophomore Guard Murray State

15.Orlando Magic: Jalen Smith 6’10” Freshman Forward Maryland

16.Charlotte Hornets: Daniel Gafford 6’11” Sophomore Big Arkansas

17.Detroit Pistons: Coby White 6’5” Freshman Guard North Carolina

18.Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas Mavericks): Luguentz Dort 6’6” Freshman Wing Arizona State

19.Portland Trailblazers: Jarrett Culver 6’5” Sophomore Wing Texas Tech

20.Boston Celtics (via Memphis Grizzlies): Tre Jones 6’2” Freshman Guard Duke

21.Boston Celtics: Brandon Clarke 6’8” Junior Forward Gonzaga

22.Indiana Pacers: Nickeil Alexander-Walker 6’5” Sophomore Guard Virginia Tech

23.Los Angeles Lakers: Kris Wilkes 6’8” Sophomore Wing UCLA

24.Boston Celtics (via Los Angeles Clippers): Jontay Porter 6’11” Sophomore Big Missouri

25.Brooklyn Nets (via Denver Nuggets): Shamorie Ponds 6’2” Junior Guard St. John’s

26.Oklahoma City Thunder: KZ Okpala 6’8” Sophomore Wing Stanford

27.Golden State Warriors: Louis King 6’9” Freshman Forward Oregon

28.Philadephia 76ers: Jaylen Hoard 6’9” Freshman Forward Wake Forest

29.Milwaukee Bucks: Naz Reid 6’10” Freshman Forward LSU

30.Toronto Raptors: Tyus Battle 6’6” Junior Guard Syracuse

Second Round

31.Phoenix Suns: Jalen McDaniels 6’9” Sophomore Forward San Diego State

32.Philadelphia 76ers (via Chicago Bulls): Simi Shittu 6’10” Freshman Big Vanderbilt

33.Orlando Magic (via Cleveland Cavaliers): Darius Bazley 6’9” Forward NBA G League

34.Atlanta Hawks: Charles Matthews 6’6” Junior Wing Michigan

35.Brooklyn Nets (via New York Knicks): Carsen Edwards 6’3” Junior Guard Purdue

36.Orlando Magic (via Brooklyn Nets): Charles Bassey 6’10” Freshman Big Western Kentucky

37.Charlotte Hornets (via Washington Wizards): PJ Washington 6’7” Sophomore Forward Kentucky

38.Minnesota Timberwolves (via Miami Heat): Luka Samanic 6’10” Forward Union Olimpija

39.New York Knicks (via Houston Rockets): Bruno Fernando 6’10” Sophomore Big Maryland

40.Utah Jazz: Killian Tillie 6’11” Junior Big Gonzaga

41.Sacramento Kings (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Dylan Windler 6’7” Senior Wing Belmont

42.San Antonio Spurs: Sagaba Konate 6’8” Junior Big West Virginia

43.New Orleans Pelicans: Lindell Wiggington 6’3” Sophomore Guard Iowa State

44.Philadeplia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): Ignas Brazdeikis 6’7” Freshman Wing Michigan

45.Sacramento Kings (via Orlando Magic): Matisse Thybulle 6’5” Senior Wing Washington

46.Atlanta Hawks (via Charlotte Hornets): Zach Norvell Jr. 6’5” Sophomore Guard Gonzaga

47.Detroit Pistons: Admiral Schofield 6’5” Junior Wing Tennessee

48.Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas Mavericks): Caleb Martin 6’7” Senior Forward Nevada

49.Los Angeles Clippers (via Portland Trailblazers): Eric Paschall 6’7” Senior Forward Villanova

50.Memphis Grizzlies: Cody Martin 6’7” Senior Guard Nevada

51.Memphis Grizzlies (via Boston Celtics): Isaiah Roby 6’8” Junior Forward Nebraska

52.Indiana Pacers: Ky Bowman 6’1” Junior Guard Boston College

53.Atlanta Hawks (via Los Angeles Lakers): Lagerald Vick 6’5” Senior Guard Kansas

54.Los Angeles Clippers: Barry Brown 6’3” Senior Guard Kansas State

55.Milwaukee Bucks (via Denver Nuggets): Kellan Grady 6’8” Sophomore Forward Davidson

56.Oklahoma City Thunder: Herb Jones 6’7” Sophomore Wing Alabama

57.Golden State Warriors: Dean Wade 6’11” Senior Big Kansas State

58.Philadephia 76ers: Cam Johnson 6’9” Senior Forward North Carolina

59.Sacramento Kings (via Milwaukee Bucks): Ethan Happ 6’10” Senior Big Wisconsin 

60.Toronto Raptors: Vic Law 6’7” Senior Forward Northwestern

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