The NBA draft is where you 100% draft for talent no matter what. There is no exact science except you take the best player available on the board. You never see blue chip prospects like Zion Williamson fall as they are the headliners. Unlike years past, it’s a complete dart throw after the top 3. Here’s my one and only NBA mock draft for the lottery picks.

  1. New Orleans Pelicans – Zion Williamson – Duke
  2. Memphis Grizzlies – Ja Morant – Murray State
  3. New York Knicks – RJ Barrett – Duke
  4. New Orleans Pelicans – Jarrett Culver – Texas A&M
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers – Cam Reddish – Duke
  6. Phoenix Suns – Darius Garland – Vanderbilt 
  7. Chicago Bulls – Coby White – North Carolina
  8. Atlanta Hawks – Jaxson Hayes – Texas
  9. Washington Wizards – Sekou Doumbouya – Limoges (France)
  10. Atlanta Hawks – Romeo Langford – Indiana
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves – DeAndre Hunter – Virginia
  12. Charlotte Hornets – Nickeil Alexander-Walker – Virginia Tech
  13. Miami Heat – Tyler Herro – Kentucky
  14. Boston Celtics – Brandon Clarke – Gonzaga