Mock Draft 3.0- April Edition

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In case you missed the Twitter poll earlier, I chose a chaotic mock draft lottery via Tankathon. In this order, shown above, the entire top 10 was changed, with Golden State and Cleveland the most negatively impacted, and Phoenix and Chicago the most positively impacted. You can see the differences between this draft and my previous mock draft here. This is how “chaotic” mock draft results turned out:

  1.  Chicago Bulls: LaMelo Ball, G, USA
  2.  Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, PF/C, USC
  3.  Phoenix Suns: Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia
  4.  Minnesota Timberwolves: Killian Hayes, G, France
  5.  Golden State Warriors: Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina
  6.  Cleveland Cavaliers: Deni Avdija, F, Israel
  7.  Detroit Pistons: James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  8.  New York Knicks: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State
  9.  Charlotte Hornets: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton
  10.  Washington Wizards: Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky
  11.  San Antonio Spurs: Isaac Okoro, Wing, Auburn
  12.  Sacramento Kings: Saddiq Bey, Wing, Villanova
  13.  New Orleans Pelicans: Aaron Nesmith, Wing, Vanderbilt
  14.  Portland Trail Blazers: Devin Vassell, Wing, Florida State
  15.  Orlando Magic: Kira Lewis, G, Alabama
  16.  Minnesota Timberwolves: Josh Green, Wing, Arizona
  17.  Boston Celtics: RJ Hampton, G, USA
  18.  Dallas Mavericks: Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Serbia
  19.  Milwaukee Bucks: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
  20.  Brooklyn Nets: Robert Woodard, F, Mississippi State
  21.  Denver Nuggets: Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis
  22.  Philadelphia 76ers: Theo Maledon, G, France
  23.  Miami Heat: Vernon Carey Jr, C, Duke
  24.  Utah Jazz: Tre Jones, G, Duke
  25.  Oklahoma City Thunder: Paul Reed, F, DePaul
  26.  Boston Celtics: Jahmi’Us Ramsey, Wing, Texas Tech
  27.  New York Knicks: Jordan Nwora, Wing, Louisville
  28.  Toronto Raptors: Zeke Nnaji, PF, Arizona
  29.  LA Lakers: Grant Riller, PG, College of Charleston
  30.  Boston Celtics: Isaiah Stewart, PF/C, Washington
  31.  Dallas Mavericks: Desmond Bane, Wing, TCU
  32.  Charlotte Hornets: Jalen Harris, G, Nevada
  33.  Minnesota Timberwolves:Cassius Stanley, Wing, Duke
  34.  Philadelphia 76ers: Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford
  35.  Sacramento Kings: Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington
  36.  Philadelphia 76ers: Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan State
  37.  Washington Wizards: Jalen Smith, F, Maryland
  38.  New York Knicks: Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
  39.  New Orleans Pelicans:  Leandro Bolmaro, SG, Argentina
  40.  Memphis Grizzlies: Killian Tillie, PF, Gonzaga
  41.  San Antonio Spurs: Devon Dotson, G, Kansas
  42.  New Orleans Pelicans: Jared Butler, G, Baylor
  43.  Sacramento Kings: Amar Sylla, PF/C, Senegal
  44.  Portland Trail Blazers: Trendon Watford, Wing, LSU
  45.  Orlando Magic: Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky
  46.  Boston Celtics: Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas
  47.  Chicago Bulls: Mason Jones, Wing, Arkansas
  48.  Golden State Warriors: Daniel Oturu, PF/C, Minnesota
  49.  Philadelphia 76ers: Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas
  50.  Indiana Pacers: Chris Smith, Wing, UCLA
  51.  Oklahoma City Thunder: Omer Yurtseven, C, Georgetown
  52.  Atlanta Hawks: Cassius Winston, G, Michigan State
  53.  Sacramento Kings: Ashton Hagans, PG, Kentucky
  54.  Golden State Warriors: Derrick Alston Jr, Wing, Boise State
  55.  Brooklyn Nets: Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State
  56.  Charlotte Hornets: Abdoulaye N’Doye, G, France
  57.  LA Clippers: Josh Hall, Wing, USA
  58.  Toronto Raptors: Saben Lee, PG, Vanderbilt
  59.  Philadelphia 76ers: Mamadi Diakite, F, Virginia
  60.  New Orleans Pelicans: Emmitt Williams, F, LSU

For Dallas, I have preached the need for two wings: one with a high ceiling and one with a high floor. In this scenario, they draft one of the most unique prospects in the class in Aleksej Pokusevski at 18. Pokusevski, known as “Poku” is a 7 footer with a clean handle, an ability to run the pick & roll as a ball handler, and the ability to shoot. While his floor is low, having another tall, do-it-all offensive threat could be a valuable asset to the team.

At 31 I have Dallas selecting Desmond Bane, a TCU product that the Mavs have seen plenty of over the years. Despite Bane’s negative wingspan which may be notable to NBA front offices, Bane’s IQ, elite shooting, passing ability, and excellent athleticism and strength help him make up for his short arms. His fit on the Mavs is immediate, as he would likely play the same minutes as Justin Jackson with the same ask.

Questions about any specific picks? Leave a comment below or mention me @MavsDraft on Twitter.

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