Mock Draft 4.0- June Edition

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

Mavs picks explained:

18: Saddiq Bey could easily go in the lottery due to being a Wesley Matthews type that can switch and be a strong perimeter defender, while offensively serves as an off-ball threat as a shooter. This play-style perfectly compliments Luka Doncic, and the Mavericks have already fallen in love with Wesley Matthews once, making this pick very likely, should Bey be available at 18. Bey likely steps into the rotation from day one and would play roughly 20-25 minutes per game in Dallas as a rookie. Drafting Bey gives Doncic a long term staple as a potential premier 3&D player in the league.

31: Emmitt Williams is the latest riser on my board, playing one of the most modern roles in the league, inspired by the Houston Rockets: a 6’6 super-small-ball center that can play down to the power forward and small forward while being switchable on defense and a floor spacer on offense. Williams needs to speed up his jump shot, but the form and touch are promising enough to project his shot for the future. While not a popular name among Draft Twitter, Williams checks the Mavericks’ boxes for needs, and is someone I have given a late first round grade on. While Williams may not be ready to play a large role as a backup right away, he does have NBA strength and should develop quickly enough to enter the rotation by mid-season.

Williams fits well with the current roster as a defensive minded forward that can fit well with the front-court bench unit, as well as in a unit alongside either Porzingis leading the bench, or Doncic leading the bench. The Doncic/Williams pick & roll would easily become one of the most fun P&R duos in the league. As the Mavericks continue to be trendsetters in the league, Dallas can push the ultra-small-ball revolution one step further.

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