Post-NCAA Tourney 2021 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

As far as I’m concerned, a fresh NBA Mock Draft is the cherry on top of an electric NCAA Tournament. Davion Mitchell and Johnny Juzang rocketed up boards, while James Bouknight and Corey Kispert left a lot to be desired. Plenty more will change over the next few months as teams conduct individual workouts, but Jackson and I couldn’t wait any longer to mock up the first round on our latest podcast. This is what we came up with:

  • Draft order based on 100 Tankathon simulations performed on 4/6/2021.
  • I made the odd-numbered picks.
  • Jackson made the even-numbered picks.
  • G = Guard, W = Wing, F = Forward, C = Center

  1. Detroit Pistons – Cade Cunningham | G/F | Oklahoma State
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers – Jalen Suggs | G | Gonzaga
  3. Toronto Raptors – Jalen Green | G | G League Ignite
  4. Washington Wizards – Jonathan Kuminga | W/F | G League Ignite
  5. Golden State Warriors (via Minnesota) – Evan Mobley | F/C | USC
  6. OKC Thunder (via Houston) – Davion Mitchell | G | Baylor
  7. Orlando Magic – Keon Johnson | G/W | Tennessee
  8. OKC Thunder – Kai Jones | F/C | Texas
  9. Orlando Magic (via Chicago) – Josh Giddey | W | Adelaide (Australia)
  10. Sacramento Kings – Scottie Barnes | F | Florida State
  11. New Orleans Pelicans – Moses Moody | W | Arkansas
  12. Indiana Pacers – Jared Butler | G | Baylor
  13. Golden State Warriors – Chris Duarte | G/W | Oregon
  14. San Antonio Spurs – Jalen Johnson | F | Duke
  15. New York Knicks – Corey Kispert | Wing | Gonzaga
  16. Boston Celtics – Greg Brown | F | Texas
  17. Houston Rockets (via Miami) – Franz Wagner | W | Michigan
  18. Charlotte Hornets – Charles Bassey | C | Western Kentucky
  19. Memphis Grizzlies – Johnny Juzang | W | UCLA
  20. Atlanta Hawks – James Bouknight | G | UConn
  21. New York Knicks (via Dallas) – Jaden Springer | G | Tennessee
  22. Houston Rockets (via Portland) – BJ Boston | W | Kentucky
  23. Los Angeles Lakers – Isaiah Jackson | F/C | Kentucky
  24. Denver Nuggets – Herbert Jones | W | Alabama
  25. Los Angeles Clippers – Tre Mann | G | Florida
  26. Houston Rockets (via Bucks) – Cameron Thomas | G | LSU
  27. Brooklyn Nets – Ayo Dosunmu | G | Illinois
  28. Philadelphia 76ers – Daishen Nix | G | G League Ignite
  29. Phoenix Suns – Ziaire Williams | W | Stanford
  30. Utah Jazz – Sharife Cooper | G | Auburn

For more context on each of these picks, listen to episode 105 of the podcast. Rip us on Twitter, and let us know what you disagree with. There will be plenty of movement over the next three months.

Published by Peter Mitchell

Oklahoma-raised, KC-based. I like covering NBA, NFL, and Fantasy Football, among other things.

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