The much-anticipated debuts of top NBA prospects Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga took place Wednesday morning when the G League Ignite kicked off their 15-game season against Jeremy Lin, Nico Mannion and the Santa Cruz Warriors. In the spirit of their debuts, Jackson and I mock-drafted the 2021 lottery on the latest episode of the ATM: At The Minute Podcast. This is what we came up with:
- Draft order was based on the NBA standings as of 2/10/2021.
- Jackson made the odd-numbered picks.
- I made the even-numbered picks.
- Minnesota Timberwolves – Cade Cunningham | G/F | Oklahoma State
- Detroit Pistons – Jalen Suggs | Guard | Gonzaga
- Washington Wizards – Jonathan Kuminga | Wing | G League Ignite
- Orlando Magic – Evan Mobley | Big | USC
- Chicago Bulls – Jalen Johnson | Forward | Duke
- Cleveland Cavaliers – Jalen Green | Guard | G League Ignite
- OKC Thunder (via Miami) – Greg Brown | Forward | Texas
- New York Knicks – James Bouknight | Guard | UConn
- OKC Thunder – BJ Boston | Wing | Kentucky
- New York Knicks (via Dallas) – Corey Kispert | Wing | Gonzaga
- Houston Rockets – Jared Butler | Guard | Baylor
- Memphis Grizzlies – Ziaire Williams | Wing | Stanford
- New Orleans Pelicans – Moses Moody | Wing | Arkansas
- Sacramento Kings – Scottie Barnes | Forward | Florida State
For more context on each of these picks, listen to our latest episode. More to come as the college basketball and G League seasons rolls on!