1. Philadelphia 76ers-Ben Simmons-Small Forward-LSU
Maybe this is the year that the Philadelphia 76ers finally get it right at the NBA Draft.
2. Los Angeles Lakers-Brandon Ingram-Small Forward-Duke
With selecting Ben Simmons out of the equation, look for the Los Angeles Lakers to select the second best small forward in this year’s draft.
3. Boston Celtics-Dragan Bender-Power Forward-Israel
If the Boston Celtics are right on with this selection, it could be the start of something special in Beantown.
4. Phoenix Suns-Ivica Zubac-Center-Croatia
If you watched the Phoenix Suns that much during this past NBA season, you could see the glaring weakness that they had in their front court.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves-Buddy Hield-Shooting Guard-Oklahoma
If the Minnesota Timberwolves don’t trade this selection, they could find instant offense at the shooting guard position in Buddy Hield.
6. New Orleans Pelicans-Jaylen Brown-Shooting Guard-California
In watching the New Orleans Pelicans play this past NBA season, it became quite apparent that they need more play makers around center Anthony Davis.
7.Denver Nuggets-Jamal Murray-Shooting Guard-Kentucky
The Denver Nuggets appear to have their franchise point guard in Emanuel Mudiay, now they need a running mate for him in the back court.
8.Sacramento Kings-Kris Dunn-Point Guard-Providence
I expect the Sacramento Kings to allow point guard Rajon Rondo to leave in free agency which opens the door for the arrival of Kris Dunn.
9. Toronto Raptors-Jakob Poeltl-Power Forward-Utah
The Toronto Raptors have proven that they can make a run in the NBA Playoffs with their strong back court of point guard Kyle Lowry and shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. But if the Raptors want to be serious as far as winning an NBA Championship, they are going to need more scoring up front.
10. Milwaukee Bucks-Deyonta Davis-Power Forward-Michigan State
At this point of the draft Deyonta Daivs is the best player available, while I also expect the Milwaukee Bucks to do some wheeling and dealing on Thursday night.
11. Orlando Magic-Timothe Luwawu-Shooting Guard-France
With a new head coach in Frank Vogel taking over, expect the Orlando Magic to be a more productive team.
12. Utah Jazz-Denzel Valentine-Shooting Guard-Michigan State
Denzel Valentine heads into this NBA Draft as arguably to most pro ready prospect.
13. Phoenix Suns-Domantas Sabonis-Power Forward-Gonzaga
The upgrade of the front court continues for the Phoenix Suns with the addition of the son of a former NBA big man.
14. Chicago Bulls-Tyler Ulis-Point Guard-Kentucky
The end of the Derrick Rose era with the Chicago Bulls could be coming to an end.
15. Denver Nuggets-Henry Ellenson-Center-Marquette
Henry Ellenson has top-ten talent, but if he falls here to the Denver Nuggets, he could be the steal of the draft.
16. Boston Celtics-Skal Labissierre-Power Forward-Kentucky
Size, size, and more size is the name of the game for the Boston Celtics this year at the NBA Draft.
17. Memphis Grizzlies-Marquese Chriss-Power Forward-Washington
There are several directions in which the Memphis Grizzlies can go with this selection, but they definitely need to get younger and more athletic in the front court.
18. Detroit Pistons-Brice Johnson-Power Forward-North Carolina
Rebounding and defense are vital for any Stan Van Gundy coached team which makes Brice Johnson a no-brainer here for the Detroit Pistons.
19. Denver Nuggets-Ante Zizic-Center-Croatia
The Denver Nuggets could be bulking up for a possible run to the postseason next year in the Western Conference.
20. Indiana Pacers-Malachi Richardson-Shooting Guard-Syracuse
If the Indiana Pacers want “small ball” to work for them, they are going to need more perimeter scorers that can compliment small forward Paul George.
21. Atlanta Hawks-Thon Maker-Center-Australia
The Atlanta Hawks could be rolling dice here, but if it works then they will look like geniuses.
22. Charlotte Hornets-Wade Baldwin IV-Shooting Guard-Vanderbilt
In losing in the first round of the NBA Playoffs this year, the Charlotte Hornets proved that they need more perimeter scoring.
23. Boston Celtics-Taurean Prince-Small Forward-Baylor
When the NBA season rolls around, the Boston Celtics could have one of the most athletic teams in the Eastern Conference.
24. Philadelphia 76ers-Furkan Korkmaz-Shooting Guard-Turkey
The Philadelphia 76ers are still going to be a work in progress, but under president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, they finally appear to be headed in the right direction.
25. Los Angeles Clippers-DeAndre’ Bembry-Small Forward-Saint Joseph’s
DeAndre’ Bembry is a tough minded player that fits the mode of what Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wants with his team.
26. Philadelphia 76ers-Demetrius Jackson-Point Guard-Notre Dame
Of all that the things that have held the Philadelphia 76ers back over the past few years, one of the biggest issues is that they’ve lacked a quality floor general which they can get here with Demetrius Jackson.
27. Toronto Raptors-Malik Beasley-Shooting Guard-Florida State
The arrival of Malik Beasley to the Toronto Raptors could allow head coach Dwane Casey to use DeMar DeRozan more at small forward.
28. Phoenix Suns-Paul Zipser-Small Forward-Germany
The front court transformation for the Phoenix Suns continues.
29. San Antonio Spurs-Ben Bentil-Power Forward-Providence
With power forward Tim Duncan hanging on by a thread, the San Antonio Spurs must get younger in the front court if they want to maintain their status as one of the top teams in the NBA.
30. Golden State Warriors-Damian Jones-Power Forward-Vanderbilt
Losing the NBA Finals this week showed that the Golden State Warriors must get better in the front court.