Mock Draft 1.0

Mock Drafts
  1. New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson, F, Duke
  2. Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant, G, Murray State
  3. New York Knicks: RJ Barrett, Wing, Duke
  4. LA Lakers: Jarrett Culver, Wing, Texas Tech
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas
  6. Phoenix Suns: Darius Garland, G, Vanderbilt
  7. Chicago Bulls: Coby White, G, North Carolina
  8. Atlanta Hawks: De’Andre Hunter, F, Virginia
  9. Washington Wizards: PJ Washington, PF, Kentucky
  10. Atlanta Hawks: Cam Reddish, Wing, Duke
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves: Sekou Doumboya, F, INTL
  12. Charlotte Hornets: Bol Bol, C, Oregon
  13. Miami Heat: Rui Hachimura, F, Gonzaga
  14. Boston Celtics: Goga Bitadze, C, INTL
  15. Detroit Pistons: Keldon Johnson, Wing, Kentucky
  16. Orlando Magic: Kevin Porter Jr, G, USC
  17. Atlanta Hawks: Brandon Clarke, F, Gonzaga
  18. Indiana Pacers: Louis King, F, Oregon
  19. San Antonio Spurs: Talen Horton-Tucker, G, Iowa State
  20. Boston Celtics: Nassir Little, F, North Carolina
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Matisse Thybulle, Wing, Washington
  22. Boston Celtics: Tyler Herro, SG, Kentucky
  23. Utah Jazz: Carsen Edwards, PG, Purdue
  24. Philadelphia 76ers: Romeo Langford, G, Indiana
  25. Portland Trailblazers: Dan Gafford, C, Arkansas
  26. Cleveland Cavaliers: Mfioundu Kabengele, F, Florida State
  27. Brooklyn Nets: Cameron Johnson, F, North Carolina
  28. Golden State Warriors: Ky Bowman, G, Boston College
  29. San Antonio Spurs: Bruno Fernando, PF/C, Maryland
  30. Milwaukee Bucks: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, G, Virginia Tech
  31. Brooklyn Nets: Terence Davis, G, Ole Miss
  32. Phoenix Suns: KZ Okpala, F, Stanford
  33. Philadelphia 76ers: Chuma Okeke, F, Auburn
  34. Philadelphia 76ers: Grant Williams, F, Tennessee
  35. Atlanta Hawks: Deividas Sirvydas, F, INTL
  36. Charlotte Hornets: Shamorie Ponds, G, St Johns
  37. Dallas Mavericks: Yovel Zoosman, Wing, INTL
  38. Chicago Bulls: Dylan Windler, F, Belmont
  39. New Orleans Pelicans: Nicolas Claxton, PF, Georgia
  40. Sacramento Kings: Luka Samancic, F, INTL
  41. Atlanta Hawks: Darius Bazley, F, USA
  42. Philadelphia 76ers: Jordan Bone, PG, Tennessee
  43. Minnesota Timberwolves: Isaiah Roby, F, Nebraska
  44. Atlanta Hawks: Naz Reid, F, LSU
  45. Detroit Pistons: Tremont Waters, PG, LSU
  46. Orlando Magic: Kenny Wooten, C, Kenny Wooten
  47. Sacramento Kings: Jaylen Nowell, G, Washington
  48. LA Clippers: Jontay Porter, PF, Missouri
  49. San Antonio Spurs: Robert Franks, F, Washington State
  50. Indiana Pacers: Ignas Brazdeikis, F, Michigan
  51. Boston Celtics: Josh Obiese, G, INTL
  52. Charlotte Hornets: Jordan Poole, Wing, Michigan
  53. Utah Jazz: Admiral Schofield, Wing, Tennessee
  54. Philadelphia 76ers: Jalen McDaniels, F, San Diego State
  55. New York Knicks: Eric Paschall, Wing, Villanova
  56. LA Clippers: Tacko Fall, C, UCF
  57. New Orleans Pelicans: Ty Jerome, G, Virginia
  58. Golden State Warriors: Justin Simon, F, St John’s
  59. Toronto Raptors: DaQuan Jeffries, Wing, Tulsa
  60. Sacramento Kings: Luguentz Dort, SG, Arizona State

Explaining the pick:

I mock Zoosman to Dallas for a couple of reasons:

First, the Mavericks could save some money by stashing the EuroLeague U20 MVP. This allows for him to continue developing on the dominant Maccabi Tel Aviv team, while also saving money long term for Dallas.

Second, if the Mavs decide to bring over Zoosman, they’re getting a good player right away. While Zoosman needs to continue improving his jump shot, particularly in speeding up his release, he plays well at a high pace and can get to the basket well. Zoosman thrives in transition and has great touch around the rim. While he isn’t explosive and generally plays below the rim, he has good quickness and length to help him successfully finish at the rim. His length is also important, as his long arms could make him a threatening two-way slasher in the NBA. If the Mavs can continue to polish his jump shot, Zoosman could be a steal at 37.

Either route that Dallas takes, whether it be stashing or bringing him over right away, Zoosman should be close to NBA ready considering his success in international play. Immediately, he’d likely be a 7th to 11th man on the Mavs, but could be a protypical Carlisle player that thrives in his limited minutes. Zoosman should be considered one of the top targets for Dallas, as he will be one of the best players available, if available at 37.

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