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Mock Draft and Big Board
Hey, y'all. I've been thinking about these players in the upcoming draft class for a while now: their ceilings, their floors, how likely they are to hit either, etc. I'm honing in more and more into who I think the best players are to take a swing on in this draft, and with that said here is my most recent Top 60 Big Board:
I also put together a mock draft using this big board and evaluating team needs. Here's how I suspect things may go:
Overall, I think the Kings are going to have opportunities to get some talented players with both of their picks even if the top players don't slip (however, I think the #9 and #39 picks are both positioned right at the dividing line for different tier levels where a higher tier player may become great value at either spot). For #9, I have found myself in the camp of picking Ziaire, Wagner, Sengun - in that order of preference. For #39, I think we'll have the opportunity to snag a quality backup 3&D forward in Kessler Edwards, Herbert Jones, Trey Murphy, or Greg Brown.
Also, congratulations in advance to the OKC Thunder for having one of the best draft classes in NBA history.
Thank you for the Links. I think Orlando has done a great job for this draft. I like Wagner and Ziaire at 9. I have faith in our GM as i like who he picked up in trades last year and of course Haliburton
@kingsfan Funny, I was actually cringing at the Magic's picks while making them lol. I'm worried about athletic monsters with raw ball skills ever developing into actual players and getting two of them at once, when you picked in the Top 10 twice, makes me think it'd be a terrible use of those picks. I actually don't envy the Magic at all since they're gonna be faced with really awkward BPA v. Fit conversations the whole night just based on their position. But ultimately I don't think Kuminga or Barnes is gonna slide to #8 so you gotta go BPA at #5, and then I think they need to pray hard that Bouknight slips past the Warriors at #7. If they came away with Kuminga, Bouknight, and a guy like Todd, Vrenz, or Thor at #33, that's the best case scenario for them imo.