1. Philadelphia 76ers (via Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics)-Markelle Fultz-Freshman-Point Guard-Washington
The 76ers once again have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft and they will get themselves a quality ball handler.
2. Los Angeles Lakers-Lonzo Ball-Freshman-Point Guard-UCLA
It would not shock me to Lakers pass on Lonzo Ball here, but the fact that they brought him in for a second workout means that they’ll more than likely give in and select him.
3. Boston Celtics (via Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers)-De’Aaron Fox-Freshman-Point Guard-Kentucky
The Celtics trade and still get themselves a quality point guard, while also stock piling more future draft picks.
4. Phoenix Suns-Josh Jackson-Freshman-Small Forward-Kansas
The Suns already have a solid young back court of point guard Eric Bledsoe and shooting guard Devin Booker, and now they can add another versatile perimeter player in Josh Jackson.
5. Sacramento Kings (via Philadelphia 76ers)-Jayson Tatum-Freshman-Small Forward-Duke
All signs point to small forward Rudy Gay leaving the Kings as a free agent and they can find his replacement right here.
6. Orlando Magic-Jonathan Isaac-Freshman-Small Forward-Florida State
For years the Magic have been without an impact player at the small forward position. Jonathan Isaac won’t be a superstar, but he could be a solid developmental project in Orlando.
7. Minnesota Timberwolves-Lauri Markkanen-Freshman-Power Forward-Arizona
If the Timberwolves don’t trade this selection they will be in a position to select the best athlete available.
8. New York Knicks-Malik Monk-Freshman-Point Guard-Kentucky
Don’t look know but the Knicks could find the perfect player at the point guard position to compliment power forward Kristaps Porzingis.
9. Dallas Mavericks-Dennis Smith Jr.-Freshman-Point Guard-North Carolina State
The Mavericks could go in several directions with one of them being finding a floor general.
10. Sacramento Kings (via New Orleans Pelicans)-Frank Ntilikina-Point Guard-Belgium
The Kings are building towards the future which means finding a point guard to run their offense.
11. Charlotte Hornets-Luke Kennard-Sophomore-Shooting Guard-Duke
The Hornets could go in several directions with this pick, but they need to find more perimeter scoring if they want to be a consistent playoff team.
12. Detroit Pistons-Terrance Ferguson-Shooting Guard-United States
If all the top point guards are gone, I would not be surprised to see the Pistons trade down. But at the same time Terrance Ferguson could fill a need in the Pistons back court if shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope elects to leave in free agency.
13. Denver Nuggets-Zach Collins-Freshman-Center-Gonzaga
The Nuggets are continuing to stock pile depth in their front court as they seek to make a playoff push next season.
14. Miami Heat-Harry Giles-Freshman-Power Forward-Duke
The Heat were on the cusp of making the playoffs this past season. And with the selection of Harry Giles, along with what could be a busy summer for them in free agency, Miami could once again be a force in the Eastern Conference.
15. Portland Trail Blazers-Justin Patton-Freshman-Center-Creighton
If the Trail Blazers decide to retain this selection they could find a developmental project for their front court.
16. Chicago Bulls-Justin Jackson-Junior-Small Forward-North Carolina
The Bulls already have Jimmy Butler at small forward, but they could get some depth behind him, while also finding a player who fits perfectly into the system of head coach Fred Hoiberg.
17. Milwaukee Bucks-Jarrett Allen-Freshman-Center-Texas
The Bucks are already one of the most athletic teams in the NBA, and they can get better here with a player in Jarrett Allen who can clean up on the glass, while also blocking every shot in sight.
18. Indiana Pacers-Donovan Mitchell-Sophomore-Shooting Guard-Louisville
In a last ditch effort to possibly keep small forward Paul George happy, the Pacers must hit on this selection.
19. Atlanta Hawks-John Collins-Sophomore-Power Forward-Wake Forest
There is a chance that power forward Paul Millsap will leave the Hawks this summer which means that it’s more than likely time for them to start over at that position.
20. Portland Trail Blazers (via Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers)-Ike Anigbogu-Freshman-Power Forward-UCLA
For the Trail Blazers it’s all about finding players in their front court that can compliment point guard Damian Lillard.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder-Tyler Dorsey-Sophomore-Shooting Guard-Oregon
I would not be surprised to see the Thunder either trade down, or attempt to get more picks for next year.
22. Brooklyn Nets (via Washington Wizards)-T.J. Leaf-Freshman-Power Forward-UCLA
With the Nets not having a first-round pick next year, they need to hit a home run with this selection.
23. Toronto Raptors (via Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks)-Caleb Swanigan-Sophomore-Power Forward-Purdue
If the Raptors are going to be a serious contender in the Eastern Conference, they will need more offensive production from their front court.
24. Utah Jazz-OB Anunoby-Sophomore-Small Forward-Indiana
This could be an interesting selection for the Jazz as all of their hopes will rest on whether or not that small forward Gordon Hayward will re-sign with them.
25. Orlando Magic (via Toronto Raptors)-Jonathan Motley-Junior-Power Forward-Baylor
Aside from Aaron Gordon, the Magic currently don’t have any power forwards on their roster which would give Jonathan Motley the opportunity to come in and be an immediate contributor.
26. Portland Trail Blazers (via Cleveland Cavaliers)-Bam Adebayo-Freshman-Center-Kentucky
With a trio of first-round picks I expect the Blazers to trade at one of them, but if they draft Bam Adebayo, I see him staying in the Pacific Northwest.
27. Brooklyn Nets (via Boston Celtics)-Tyler Lydon-Sophomore-Small Forward-Syracuse
Tyler Lydon could provide the Nets with some quality perimeter shooting that they lacked last season.
28. Los Angeles Lakers (via Houston Rockets)-Josh Hart-Senior-Small Forward-Villanova
Josh Hart might possess a second round grade, but he has plenty of intangibles which includes knowing how to win.
29. San Antonio Spurs-Ivan Rabb-Sophomore-Power Forward-California
If Ivan Rabb left school last year he could have been a top-five pick. However Rabb’s loss could be the Spurs gain.
30. Utah Jazz (via Golden State Warriors)-Dwayne Bacon-Sophomore-Shooting Guard-Virginia
In watching the Jazz this season, their lack of depth in the back court was a glaring weakness.