What will the Lakers do at No. 2? The Knicks at No. 4? The latest rumors and projections before the 2015 NBA draft.

By Chris Mannix
June 24, 2015

Earlier in the week, Celtics GM Danny Ainge went on local radio and said he expects a frenzy of league-wide activity on draft night. Others agree. The NBA rumor mill ramps up before the draft every year, but several executives told SI.com that there are more realistic trade scenarios being discussed this week than in years past.

Get ready for a wild night. Among the storylines to watch:

• Will the Lakers keep the No. 2 pick? They've had discussions with the Kings about DeMarcus Cousins and could set the tone for an eventful draft if they decide to deal the pick. If L.A. keeps it and Karl-Anthony Towns goes No. 1 as expected, the front office is torn on whether to take Jahlil Okafor or D'Angelo Russell, according to sources. 

• Where will Kristaps Porzingis land? Several teams reportedly covet the big man, but it's hard to pin where he'll go in the draft. Among the teams looking hardest at the Latvian forward: the Knicks at No. 4.

• Rumors, smokescreens and chatter. Some teams (Celtics) are looking to move up, some teams (Kings, Rockets) are open to moving down. And then others (76ers, Bucks, Magic), are all over the place.

Without further ado, here's SI.com’s final Mock Draft:

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