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NBA Mock Draft 8.0: Latest Projections for All 60 Picks

Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman are likely to be the first two players off the board, but how will the rest of the cards fall as draft night approaches?

Well, there are fewer than 72 hours until the draft. We’ve all waited a long time to say that. The NBA’s transaction moratorium lifted on Monday. And all things considered, this will be one of the busiest stretches in league history, with teams staring down roster changes via Wednesday’s draft and free agency, which officially begins Friday. So brace yourself for a flurry of trades and transactional news, with several big-name players potentially on the move. It seems like stating the obvious at this point, but the NBA landscape may look much different a week from now.

As things stand, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman appear likely to be the first two players off the board—that much, at least from my standpoint, seems clear. Beyond that, things become trickier to piece together. Expect another update as the draft gets closer. But for now, here are Sports Illustrated's latest projections for all 60 picks, based heavily on intel and the latest buzz I’m hearing around the league.

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This mock draft has been updated as of 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday

1. Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia

Height: 6' 5" | Weight: 225 | Age: 19 | Freshman

Although there’s been much discussion publicly surrounding the Timberwolves’ decision at No. 1, within league circles, this situation appears far less confusing. As I’ve reported in recent weeks, a wide range of teams have been operating as if Edwards will be Minnesota’s selection. The Wolves have done their best to send mixed signals to market the pick and have explored a range of trade possibilities, and a deal would probably be their preference in the end. But for the most part, the educated assumptions I’ve heard from executives and front-office personnel have not wavered much. There’s been minimal belief that Minnesota will opt for LaMelo Ball over Edwards. There’s also skepticism that the Timberwolves will find a deal they like enough to pursue—and though there’s certainly time left for that to change, many have penciled in Edwards as the choice here.

While there’s justifiable debate as to who the draft’s top prospect really is, Edwards has a strong case, with an elite physical profile, an improving jump shot, underrated playmaking skills and the potential to be a good defender as he matures. He has a lot to learn, and his overall efficiency and level of engagement must improve. But factoring in his team context and development trajectory, Edwards has really just started to tap into his ability. He fits comfortably with the Timberwolves’ core pieces and will benefit from playing with better players for the first time, which should naturally help his shot selection to an extent. Edwards continues to track as the best answer and presumptive solution for Minnesota.

2. Warriors: James Wiseman, C, Memphis

Height: 7' 1" | Weight: 240 | Age: 19 | Freshman

The dust has settled a bit with regard to this selection, and, whether or not the Warriors make a deal, most rival teams are preparing as if Wiseman will be off the board at No. 2. Teams interested in Wiseman have operated under the assumption that that they have to trade up in front of Charlotte, and it’s known that the Warriors are interested in moving back in the lottery, seeking to draft a young player while also upgrading their frontcourt with a veteran who can help them win now. The most logical trade partners here are San Antonio and Detroit: both can use a long-term center in Wiseman, can offer LaMarcus Aldridge or Blake Griffin, respectively, and most importantly can offer Golden State a pathway out of Andrew Wiggins’ contract. The Warriors will have to weigh those types of opportunities carefully, but their immediate desire to win is going to be a factor here.

Although teams didn’t have much Wiseman film to work with, his immense size and physical tools, defensive ceiling and potential to develop a reliable jump shot are major calling cards. While the argument against investing early draft capital in a center is understandable, it’s not often you get those three traits in the same teenage prospect. He would have a better case at No. 1 if a different team held the pick. But Wiseman should be a more than sufficient prize for whichever team ends up with him on draft night, and has all the ability to be successful.

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3. Hornets: LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks

Height: 6' 7" | Weight: 180 | Age: 19

Over the course of the past couple weeks, I’d heard indications that this decision would not be a no-brainer for the Hornets, and Onyeka Okongwu has been a popular hypothesis among rival teams as a strong option for Charlotte at No. 3. But when you really boil this down, the upside proposition Ball presents would seem to be the best possible decision. The Hornets had long been thought to be targeting a big with this pick and were widely linked to Wiseman. But the prospect of them trading up has felt more and more like a pure hypothetical. I would not label this a done deal, but will say that my read on the situation has shifted toward Ball as the choice here.

At the end of the day, Ball has a real chance to end up as the best player in this draft, but opinion varies widely depending who you talk to. His size, innate playmaking instincts and creativity with the ball are all difficult to find, but his carefree style, ball-dominance and lack of winning history are concerning for some teams. But the upside proposition is easily evident, and he could evolve into one of the league’s best passers. Ball’s iffy three-point shooting remains his biggest impediment to stardom, but if he can make enough to keep defenses honest, he has all the pieces to be a quality starter at bare minimum. For better or worse, Ball will garner the spotlight right away. But he would be a real shot in the arm for the Hornets, who can take a chance here and hope he develops into a star.

4. Bulls: Deni Avdija, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

Height: 6' 8" | Weight: 210 | Age: 19

The Bulls have been the most difficult team for opponents to pin down over the course of this process, with several conflicting thoughts circulating as to what Chicago will do. There has been increased chatter about Patrick Williams here, and Obi Toppin, Tyrese Haliburton and Killian Hayes are all being given consideration. The matter of position may not be a huge impediment to any pick here —there’s some thought around the NBA that Zach LaVine could be had via trade, and Arturas Karnisovas didn’t draft any of the Bulls’ young pieces, anyway. But the Bulls have long been thought to covet Avdija, and he would make a lot of sense with what Chicago already has on the roster.

Optimists hope Avdija evolves into an oversized secondary playmaker and maximizes his promising passing skills, and they also see value in his floor. Even if his handle doesn’t peak to the point where he’s functionally a guard, Avdija should at least shoot it well enough to keep defenses honest, and he’s a quality downhill playmaker who should be able to attack closeouts and rotations comfortably. If his defense proves passable, he has an easy pathway to value. The Bulls can plug him in at both forward spots and give him time to play through mistakes.

5. Cavaliers: Obi Toppin, F/C, Dayton

Height: 6' 9" | Weight: 220 | Age: 22 | RS Sophomore

Toppin and Deni Avdija have been the two players strongly connected to Cleveland, with the team in search of a more versatile frontcourt piece to pair with its young guards. With Avdija off the board in this case, the Cavs land Toppin, who starred down the road at Dayton and is viewed as someone who can contribute immediately. The Cavs are thought to be open to trading back, but it’s unclear as to what they’d want, and they should ultimately be comfortable with the choices available here. Cleveland is still waiting on real returns from young guards Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter, and drafting a backcourt player here – even if it would be an upgrade—would throw a wrench in that development process.

Cleveland needs someone to complement those pieces, not muddle the minutes, and an older rookie like Toppin likely mitigates some of the concerns. His defensive concerns are real, but it won’t be an impediment on draft night. His inside-out scoring ability and consistent energy should make him a potential Rookie of the Year candidate wherever he lands. Toppin’s age is only a holdup for teams to a certain point, and in the context of this draft, draft he feels like a pretty safe bet in the eyes of many.

6. Hawks: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State

Height: 6' 8" | Weight: 225 | Age: 19 | Freshman

Williams remains the hottest name on the board coming into draft week, with many teams expecting him to come off the board in the 4–8 range. He could be a fit for Atlanta or another team at this spot. The Hawks have been active in trade discussions involving this pick, with an impetus to compete for the playoffs and a wealth of cap space. Atlanta has made a draft-day trade two years running, and there’s a real chance that will continue, with the Hawks looking to upgrade their roster while potentially moving back in the draft, as well.

Although Williams lacks a true NBA skill at this stage, his strongly built frame, defensive projectability and flashes as a shooter and playmaker make him a highly moldable modern forward. It’s easy to see improvement in key areas that would make him a versatile, multipositional lineup cog. He’s been the biggest winner over the past couple of weeks, working out for multiple teams inside the top seven and with league sources continually linking him to the Pistons. It appears Williams won’t fall much further than this.

7. Pistons: Killian Hayes, PG, Ulm (France)

Height: 6' 5" | Weight: 185 | Age: 19

As previously noted, the Pistons have been heavily tied to Patrick Williams, but there’s a real chance he'll be off the board here. It’s also worth noting that Detroit was permitted to watch LaMelo Ball work out in recent days. While he could be a trade-up target, it’s also possible Detroit simply represents his absolute floor. But assuming both players are gone, there’s believed to be traction for Hayes here, as the Pistons begin to remake the roster and search for a lead playmaker worth developing. Hayes will require some seasoning, but there are teams who have fallen in love with his skill level and feel, and he has good size for his position, though he’s not a great run-jump athlete. His natural craft and smarts pushed him up the board over the course of a solid year in Germany. The Pistons are a strong fit, with a longer competitive time frame and the ability to give him meaningful minutes and freedom to make mistakes early on.

8. Knicks: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State

Height: 6' 5" | Weight: 175 | Age: 20 | Sophomore

The Knicks have been linked to a few different names here, including Devin Vassell and Kira Lewis. If Patrick Williams made it here, they’d take a long look. But in this scenario, Haliburton would be the best prospect available, and a strong fit who can help get the most out of the Knicks’ current pieces. His basketball IQ, intangibles, intuitive passing and ability to space the floor are all strong selling points, and if he can add more individual offense and improve his handle, he could be a steal if allowed to slip. He may not be a star-level player, but his presence could help others get there, and R.J. Barrett badly needs to play off another ball-handler who can handle decision-making pressure. He could come off the board earlier than this, but don’t expect him to fall much further.

9. Wizards: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC

Height: 6' 9" | Weight: 235 | Age: 19 | Freshman

This is one of the cleanest fits in the draft, with the Wizards eyeing a big and presumably hoping Okongwu falls to this spot. According to league sources, Washington is also open to moving back in the draft, and could shop this pick accordingly depending who’s left on the board. Okongwu’s defensive-minded style and mobile, anticipatory play makes him well-suited for the NBA game, despite being undersized for a center. He should enable his team to deploy smaller lineups without giving up an edge around the rim. His offensive game is a work in progress, and his ball skills and shooting are currently subpar, but he’s shown flashes of passing ability and has an overall good sense of himself as a player. The Wizards are expected to push for the playoffs this season, and Okongwu could slide in and help relatively early.

10. Suns: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn

Height: 6' 6" | Weight: 225 | Age: 19 | Freshman

Phoenix had been tied heavily to Kira Lewis here, but the acquisition of Chris Paul and subsequent push for playoff relevance might change how they approach this pick. It appears Okoro has slipped a bit in recent weeks, primarily as a result of Patrick Williams’ ascent within the lottery, and his range is now more like 9-12. But it would be surprising to see him fall too far. His shooting remains a real questionmark, but his physicality and defensive prowess differentiate his skill set from the other wings on the Suns’ roster. Okoro is one of the top on-ball defenders in the draft, with impressive strength and balance that allow him to stay with a variety of players on the perimeter. He’s a good passer with above-average feel on the perimeter. But if the shot never pans out, there’s some risk here. He’d be good value at No. 10.

11. Spurs: Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova

Height: Height: 6' 8" | Weight: 215 | Age: 21 | Sophomore

The Spurs appear to be angling to move up in the draft, and are open to moving veteran players and turning the roster even younger. But if they pick here, Bey is a strong fit, as a versatile, no-frills forward who can space the floor and play off their young guards. His range starts with Phoenix at No. 10, and it appears he’ll land in the late lottery given the need for players in his mold. Bey is a bit older and is not dynamic or creative playing off the dribble, but he’s reliable, and teams by-and-large trust Villanova products to hold up their end of the bargain. His size and shooting ability adds some upside.

12. Kings: Devin Vassell, SF, Florida State

Height: 6' 6" | Weight: 180 | Age: 20 | Sophomore

There’s been minimal buzz surrounding Sacramento leading into Monte McNair’s first draft at the helm, and while the Kings will strongly value analytics, it won’t be the only factor in their decision. Vassell’s range appears to start at No. 8 and ends in the early teens. He’s a stellar team defender and capable shooter (although I’ve heard varying degrees of concern about his release mechanics), with the primary holdup for teams being a lack of great explosiveness at the rim and a limited handle. Still, Vassell neatly fits a useful archetype as a potential starting-caliber piece, and is an easy fit on most rosters. Sacramento stands to get younger on the wing and should be able to do that at this spot.

13. Pelicans: Kira Lewis, PG, Alabama

Height: 6' 3" | Weight: 160 | Age: 19| Sophomore

New Orleans made waves Monday night in sending Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee, reportedly picking up the 24th pick as part of that deal, in addition to obtaining most of the Bucks’ future draft capital, beginning in 2024. Rival teams seem to think the Pelicans would like a wing here, but in this situation, they’re all off the board, and Lewis would appear to be the best prospect available in this scenario. The acquisitions of George Hill and Eric Bledsoe might muddle the backcourt situation a bit, but Lewis could use some seasoning and would be a nice developmental piece. His blazing speed, shooting and playmaking potential have earned him looks inside the Top 10, and it would be surprising if he fell out of the lottery at this point.

14. Celtics (from Grizzlies): Precious Achiuwa, F/C, Memphis

Height: 6' 8" | Weight: 235 | Age: 21 | Freshman

According to league sources, Boston has angled to combine its three first-round picks and move up. At this point, interest in that type of package appears lukewarm. It appears more likely the Celtics use the picks as part of a bigger trade, or make a series of smaller deals instead. Achiuwa is an older prospect, and there are persistent questions surrounding his feel, but he plays hard and showed an improved willingness to do the dirty work in his time at Memphis. Teams tend to view him as a long-term center with skill potential rather than as a true stretch forward, but Achiuwa is also a decent shooter and has a good athletic profile for that type of role. I’m told he’s receiving serious looks as high as No. 9.

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15. Magic: Tyrese Maxey, SG, Kentucky

Height: 6' 3" | Weight: 200 | Age: 19 | Freshman

There’s some talk the Magic may want to move up in the draft, but they can pick from a number of solid guards and wings on the board at this spot. They’ve lacked a dynamic backcourt scorer for some time, and Maxey would be a nice match, with potential to evolve into a quality two-way contributor. Although he’ll need to move the ball more consistently, Maxey has a utilitarian style, plays with confidence, and has solid defensive potential with his body type and toughness. If his jump shot improves, his ceiling is as high as anyone’s in this range. Don’t expect him to fall too far out of the lottery.

16. Rockets: RJ Hampton, SG, New Zealand Breakers

Height: 6' 5" | Weight: 190 | Age: 19

Houston acquired this pick along with a protected 2021 first-rounder from Portland in the Robert Covington-Trevor Ariza deal, and is set to pick in the first round for the first time since 2015. The Rockets are a bit of a wild card in this range now, but given the possibility of James Harden or Russell Westbrook being traded, it would behoove them to simply take the best prospect and figure it out later. Teams are all over the board on Hampton, but his size and athletic profile set him apart from the other guards in his range, and a situation where he doesn’t have to play as a primary ballhandler right away should be good for his development. If he shoots more consistently, he has a chance to produce solid value outside the lottery.

17. Timberwolves (from Nets): Aaron Nesmith, G/F, Vanderbilt

Height: 6' 6" | Weight: 215 | Age: 20 | Sophomore

I get the sense that Nesmith may be falling in the draft—multiple teams have expressed a level of concern about the status of the foot fracture that ended his season at Vanderbilt, and that could push him down the board. His range does begin in the late lottery, with his pure jump shot providing a relatively safe floor, as well as an intriguing ceiling in a league where tall shooters are thriving. He has a chance to be one of the better marksmen in the league in a best-case scenario, and has enough of a complementary skillset to be more than a pure specialist. In addition to No. 1, Minnesota has this pick and No. 33, and this selection is thought to be available for trade.

18. Mavericks: Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Olympiacos (Serbia)

Height: 7' 0" | Weight: 200 | Age: 18

Don’t be surprised if a different team ends up making this pick—as I’ve previously reported, Dallas has made it very available and is seeking a veteran rotation upgrade. In the past couple of days, the Pokusevski chatter has revolved around the Mavericks and Nets, in addition to the Thunder, who have had serious interest for months but would need to trade up to land him. This is a spot in the draft where it would appear he can be had. The Mavs are more than comfortable drafting international talent, and if they don’t move this pick, they could grab him here. Pokusevski is likely a couple of years away from making serious contributions, and there are concerns about his frail body type, but the upside, with his height and impressive ball skills, makes him a worthy gamble. I’ve consistently heard he intends to be on a roster next season, rather than return overseas to develop, which should have some impact on his suitors.

19. Nets (from 76ers): Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford

Height: 6' 3" | Weight: 170 | Age: 20 | Freshman

Brooklyn is looking to contend immediately and appears open to making a major move, having been linked to James Harden and Jrue Holiday. The thought around the NBA is that if Brooklyn doesn’t trade this pick, it plans to draft a player for the future, aiming to develop a high-level contributor for down the line rather than force-feed minutes to a rookie. Terry would be a strong fit here as a high-level shooter who could massively benefit from the tutelage of Steve Nash and eventually grow into a full-time point guard. Right now, he’s better-suited as a floor-spacing, playmaking combo, but Terry’s upside is significant if he can become a more dynamic player off the dribble. As things stand, his range begins in the late teens and runs into the mid-20s.

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20. Heat: Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington

Height: 6' 9" | Weight: 245 | Age: 19 | Freshman

Stewart checks all the key boxes for Miami, as a tough, bruising, defensive-minded big who would be a long-term philosophical match with the Heat program. He’s made strides as a jump shooter and is viewed by some scouts as one of the safer bets in the draft, particularly among the available bigs. His elite length should effectively compensate for his lack of height, and he’s sneakily a pretty good athlete, particularly for a player his size. His willingness to do the dirty work is a strong selling point, and Stewart is vying for draft position in a group of bigs that includes Jalen Smith, Vernon Carey and Zeke Nnaji. He’s arguably the most well-rounded prospect of that bunch, and arguably comes with the fewest questions attached. Expect him to come off the board in the 20s.

21. 76ers (from Thunder): Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State

Height: 6' 1" | Weight: 185 | Age: 22 | Junior

Noting Daryl Morey’s long-held preference for not actually making first-round picks, plus the organizational urgency to compete for a title, this is a spot where another team could conceivably swoop in. The buzz on Flynn has been overwhelmingly positive over the past month , with teams increasingly sold on his intangibles and unconcerned with his lack of impressive measurables. Flynn is a tough-minded, well-rounded player who greatly impacted winning in his lone season at San Diego State, and appears to have risen ahead of many of the other point guards in this range of the draft—he’s a fairly good bet to land in the 20s.

22. Nuggets (from Rockets): Jalen Smith, C, Maryland

Height: 6' 10" | Weight: 225 | Age: 20

The Nuggets need depth up front, with Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee hitting free agency and Bol Bol better suited to play as a stretch forward than a center. Smith’s ability to space the floor would give Denver a valuable dimension in the frontcourt, and his shot-blocking skills and limited mobility can be maximized and covered for in their scheme, where he’d presumably spell Nikola Jokic and occasionally share the floor. He could feasibly land as high as the late teens, but much of that will depend on trades. This would be a sensible landing spot for Smith, and he’s unlikely to fall much further than this.

23. Jazz: Theo Maledon, G, ASVEL (France)

Height: 6' 4" | Weight: 175 | Age: 19

Maledon has a bit of a wide range beginning in the late teens, but appears to be safely in the first round as a player with above-average international pedigree for his age and strong intangibles. He was viewed as a potential lottery pick coming into the year and presents a nice buy-low opportunity for interested teams, following an up-and-down year in France. His size, speed and ability to play on and off the ball create some upside.The Jazz could go a few directions here, as there’s also a need for depth up front, but it makes a lot of sense to bring in a young guard to develop behind Mike Conley, who’s on the last year of his contract. 

24. Pelicans (from Pacers): Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington

New Orleans has reportedly acquired this pick (originally Indiana’s) from Milwaukee as part of the Jrue Holiday return. The Pelicans have a crowded roster situation at the moment and will also pick in the second round, but their rookies may not need to play much next season, so they should have some flexibility to take the player they like best here, barring another trade. McDaniels is one of the draft’s more intriguing wild cards, with a range that starts in the mid-teens and ends in the 20s. Although he had a tough year in college, teams seem prepared to give him a pass, as his offensive skill level and shot-blocking ability are intriguing selling points, particularly once he adds more weight to his frame.

25. Thunder (from Nuggets): Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina

Height: 6' 3" | Weight: 190 | Age: 20 | Freshman

Oklahoma City could look to use these late first-round picks for other means and has been strongly linked to a pursuit of Aleksej Pokusevski, who is not expected to be available at No. 25. If they stay put, they can go a number of directions. This would be an intriguing buy-low opportunity with Anthony. Highly-touted coming out of high school, his draft stock cratered after a tough year at North Carolina, and it’s now possible he falls into this part of the draft. But he figures to be more effective in the NBA, with additional space and more talent around him. He’s gifted enough to succeed as a microwave scorer, with added upside if he can learn to live without the ball. His range, predictably, is rather wide, but it would be a surprise if he fell too much further than this.

26. Celtics: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona (Argentina)

Height: 6' 7" | Weight: 200 | Age: 20

Rival teams expect the Celtics to find a way off of one or both of these picks in the late first round, so keep in mind that this may not be Boston picking here. Bolmaro’s stock is slightly tricky to peg right now, as he hasn’t been a consistent standout in early action with Barcelona’s senior team and also hasn’t received regular playing time. Depending on which teams end up picking in this range, there’s a chance he could slip into the second round. Noting that Bolmaro is generally considered to be the top available prospect willing to remain overseas, he shouldn’t fall too far in that event. His size and natural playmaking skills create some real intrigue, but he has more to prove moving forward and will have to clean up his game before becoming a positive contributor in the NBA.

27. Knicks (from Clippers): Vernon Carey, C, Duke

Height: 6' 10" | Weight: 250 | Age: 19 | Freshman

After grabbing a guard at No. 8, the Knicks go with a big here, and the thought around the league is that they’d like to address the frontcourt with this pick. Carey is an unflashy but capable rebounder with floor-spacing potential and some untapped versatility as a pick-and-pop player. Carey dropped a significant amount of weight during the predraft process and I’m told is now in the 240-pound range, a development some are hoping will aid his defensive mobility and enable him to stay on the floor more consistently. Whether that lost strength will impact his post play is a different question, but Carey’s productivity at Duke and legit size give him a strong chance at ending up in the first round.


28. Thunder (from Lakers): Desmond Bane, SG, TCU

Height: 6' 6" | Weight: 215 | Age: 22 | Senior

As first reported by The Athletic, the Lakers have agreed to trade this pick and Danny Green to the Thunder for Dennis Schröder, taking L.A. off the board in the first round. (Side note: Don’t rule out the Lakers' finding a way into the second). There‘s some thought that Oklahoma City may decide to flip this pick again in an attempt to move up in the draft, and that they could also look to move Green to a contending team this week. Bane’s range starts in the early 20s, and he’s viewed as a reliable player who can help a team right away with his shooting and complementary skills. But it wouldn’t be a shock to see him fall here, or potentially into the early 30s. He’s an older prospect and not a high-end athlete, so the long-term ceiling may be limited. Bu teams grew to appreciate Bane’s intangibles over the course of the predraft process, and many view him as a safe, viable option in the late first round.

29. Raptors: Cassius Winston, PG, Michigan State

Height: 6' 1" | Weight: 195 | Age: 22 | Senior

With Fred VanVleet an unrestricted free agent and Kyle Lowry turning 35 in March, the Raptors have to consider their long-term guard situation. Point guard depth is considered one of the strengths of this draft, and Winston should be a strong option at No. 29, with his wealth of college experience, playmaking savvy and shooting ability helping compensate for a subpar athletic profile. He’s the type of tough-minded, competitive player Toronto loves, and it won’t be surprising to see him sneak into the first round ahead of some of the other college point guards in this range. Winston’s immense on-court intelligence and feel for making decisions under pressure give him a chance to succeed long-term, in spite of his poor measurables.

30. Celtics (from Bucks): Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State

Height: 6' 8" | Weight: 265 | Age: 21 | Junior

As you may have guessed (if you’re reading this straight through, in which case I commend your attention span), what happens here will depend on what direction the Celtics take with respect to their three first-round picks. But it makes a lot of sense for Boston to target a big with at least one of the selections, and Tillman seems likely to be available to them here. He’s one of the best defensive centers in the draft and a natural fit with the Celtics’ array of young scorers and perimeter talent. His playmaking skills and basketball IQ have drawn raves, and he could be a steal if he lands in the right situation. He would appear to be a nice match with Boston and can immediately slide into the rotation off the bench.


31. Mavericks (from Warriors): Josh Green, SG, Arizona

32. Hornets (from Cavaliers): Zeke Nnaji, F/C, Arizona

33. Timberwolves: Tyler Bey, F, Colorado

34. 76ers (from Hawks): Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas

35. Kings (from Pistons): Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville

36. 76ers (from Knicks): Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky

37. Wizards (from Bulls): Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona

38. Knicks (from Hornets): Jahmius Ramsey, SG, Texas Tech

39. Pelicans (from Wizards): Tre Jones, PG, Duke

40. Grizzlies (from Suns): Robert Woodard, F, Mississippi State

41. Spurs: Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon

42. Pelicans: Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota

43. Kings: Paul Reed, F/C, DePaul

44. Bulls (from Grizzlies): Devon Dotson, PG, Kansas

45. Magic: Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke

46. Blazers: Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas

47. Celtics (from Nets): Grant Riller, G, Charleston

48. Warriors (from Mavericks): Skylar Mays, G, LSU

49. 76ers: Sam Merrill, SG, Utah State

50. Hawks (from Heat): Reggie Perry, F/C, Mississippi State

51. Warriors (from Jazz): Yam Madar, PG, Hapoel Tel Aviv

52. Kings (from Rockets): Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse

53. Thunder: Kaleb Wesson, C, Ohio State

54. Pacers: Nick Richards, C, Kentucky

55. Nets (from Nuggets): Ashton Hagans, PG, Kentucky

56. Hornets (from Celtics): Josh Hall, SF, Moravian Prep

57. Clippers: Mason Jones, SG, Arkansas

58. 76ers (from Lakers): Paul Eboua, F, Pesaro

59. Raptors: Marko Simonovic, C, Mega Bemax

60. Bucks: Nate Hinton, G/F, Houston