• Keith Walsh

NBA Draft Preview and Predictions


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This Thursday night the NBA Draft takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. A loaded draft class with a clear number one overall pick in Zion Williamson and loads of other talent that will be eager to see where they land. It is always an interesting night at the draft as there are usually a lot of trades made which always is exciting. The biggest trade we thought we could see though may have already gone down as Anthony Davis was traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers in a mega deal. There should still be some great trades though and you can watch the draft on ESPN at 7pm ET.


NBA Draft Order 1st Round:

1. New Orleans

2. Memphis

3. New York

4. New Orleans(Via Los Angeles Lakers)

5. Cleveland

6. Phoenix

7. Chicago

8. Atlanta

9. Washington

10. Atlanta(Via Dallas)

11. Minnesota

12. Charlotte

13. Miami

14. Boston(From Sacramento via Philadelphia)

15. Detroit

16. Orlando

17. Brooklyn

18. Indiana

19. San Antonio

20. Boston(From LA Clippers via Memphis

21. Oklahoma City

22. Boston

23. Utah

24. Philadelphia

25. Portland

26. Cleveland(From Houston)

27. Brooklyn(From Denver)

28. Golden State

29. San Antonio(From Toronto)

30. Milwaukee


NBA Draft Order 2nd Round:

31. Brooklyn(From New York via Philadelphia)

32. Phoenix

33. Philadelphia(From Cleveland via Orlando and New York)

34. Philadelphia(From Chicago via Los Angeles Lakers)

35. Atlanta

36. Charlotte(From Washington via Orlando, Denver, Atlanta)

37. Dallas

38. Chicago(From Memphis)

39. New Orleans

40. Sacramento(From Minnesota via Portland and Cleveland)

41. Atlanta(From Los Angeles Lakers via Cleveland and Indiana)

42. Philadelphia(From Sacramento via Brooklyn and Milwaukee)

43. Minnesota(From Miami via Charlotte)

44. Atlanta(From Charlotte)

45. Detroit

46. Orlando(From Brooklyn via Memphis and Charlotte)

47. Sacramento(From Orlando via New York)

48. LA Clippers

49. San Antonio

50. Indiana

51. Boston

52. Charlotte(From Oklahoma City)

53. Utah

54. Philadelphia

55. New York

56. LA Clippers(From Portland via Detroit and Orlando)

57. New Orleans(From Denver via Milwaukee)

58. Golden State

59. Toronto

60. Sacramento(From Milwaukee)


Here's a look at the final 1st round mock draft from CBS Sports:


NBA Final Mock Draft:

1. Zion Williamson-Duke

2. Ja Morant-Murray State

3. R.J. Barrett-Duke

4. De'Andre Hunter-Virginia

5. Jarrett Culver-Texas Tech

6. Darius Garland-Vanderbilt

7. Coby White-UNC

8. Nassir Little-UNC

9. Sekou Doumbouya-France

10. Jaxson Hayes-Texas

11. Cam Reddish-Duke

12. Romeo Langford-Indiana

13. PJ Washington-Kentucky

14. Brandon Clarke-Gonzaga

15. Tyler Herro-Kentucky

16. Nickeil Alexander-Walker-Virginia Tech

17. Bol Bol-Oregon

18. Rui Hachimura-Gonzaga

19. Keldon Johnson-Kentucky

20. Ty Jerome-Virginia

21. Cameron Johnson-UNC

22. Kevin Porter JR.-USC

23. Admiral Schofield-Tennessee

24. Luguentz Dort-Arizona State

25. Grant Williams-Tennessee

26. Goga Bitadze-Georgia

27. KZ Okpala-Stanford

28. Carsen Edwards-Purdue

29. Dylan Windler-Belmont

30. Eric Paschall-Villanova


It should be an interesting night and I am looking forward to it as the NBA Draft is always a fun night. Make sure you tune into ESPN this Thursday at 7pm ET.

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