DAVID JOHNSON’S MOCK DRAFT ONE—TEN
- 76ERS SELECT—— BEN SIMMONS
- LA. LAKERS SELECT—– BRANDON INGRAM
- BOSTON CELTICS SELECT—– BUDDY HIELD
- PHOENIX SUNS SELECT—–DRAGAN BENDER
- T-WOLFS SELECT—— KRIS DUNN
- PELICANS SELECT—–JAYLEN BROWN
- NUGGETS SELECT—-JAMAL MURRY
- KINGS SELECT—-JAKOB POELTL
- RAPTORS SELECT—-MARQUESE CHRISS
- BUCKS SELECT—–DEYONTA DAVIS
This was my mock draft that I did 5 days before the draft. As you can see, i was very close with the top ten. I had 9 of the top ten players that would be drafted correct. Some players switched the position that i thought they would go. No one was surprised with the 1st and 2nd picks. The biggest shock in my opinion was the fact that the Celtics picked Jaylen Brown instead of Buddy Hield. I believe that Buddy Hield was the best player in college basketball this season. To see him drop to 6, i think about 5 teams are going to be upset. Bendar and Kris Dunn at 4 and 5 no suprise there. Poeltl and Chriss just flip flopped from my guess to the real draft. and the 10th pick was Thon Maker from Australia.
Now lets get back to the #7 pick. I am a HUGE Denver nuggets fan and when they drafted Jamal Murry i was beyond excited. Having him along with Emmanuel Mudiay in the back court i believe is going to bring a lot of excitement back to Denver. I still believe they are missing one guy that will take them from a playoff hopeful to a playoff contender. We nuggets fans are unsure of the future of Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallanari. Nuggets nation including myself are very excited for the next few years at the Pepsi center.