2018 NBA Mock Draft
DeAndre Ayton is the first overall pick according to Don Chach’s 2018 NBA Mock Draft (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

PHX 1. Deandre Ayton / C / Arizona / Fr.
• This pick is a no-brainer. The suns are looking to have a Kobe and Shaq 2.0 with their franchise player Devon Booker and Ayton. The only way this pick doesn’t happen is if Phoenix is able to trade for Karl Anthony-Towns, but that’s looking increasingly unlikely.

SAC 2. Luka Doncic / International / SG
• Doncic may be the best international prospect that we have ever seen. The dude can flat out ball. He became the youngest player in European history to win league MVP, Final Four MVP, and win a championship. The only thing that really worries me is that he has the option to stay in Europe if he doesn’t get drafted by the team that he wants.

ATL 3. Marvin Bagley III / PF / Duke / Fr.
• Bagley is a certified beast. I see no reason why Atlanta doesn’t use their first of three first round picks to take the Duke big man and start to try and rebuild their franchise. Due to the fact that there is always the possibility that Doncic may not come over I could see him moving up to the 2 spot.

MEM 4. Jaren Jackson Jr. / PF / Michigan State / Fr.
• Jackson may be the most pro-ready player in this year’s draft. At 6’11” he posses all the physical tools to develop into a true star in this league. Coming from a program such as Michigan State, which cranks out NBA players left and right, there’s no doubt that Jackson will be next star to come out of MSU.

DAL 5. Mo Bamba / C / Texas / Fr.
• Bamba has the potential to be a great center in this league. He’s durable and still has the frame to put a lot of muscle on. This kid could be a Mutumbo type of player, but a much better scorer.

ORL 6. Trae Young / PG / Oklahoma / Fr.
• Trae Young might be the most interesting player in this draft. He could go one of two ways. Superstar or super bust. Orlando takes him at 6 in the hopes they can bring life to a seemingly dying organization.

CHI 7. Michael Porter Jr. / PF / Missouri / Fr.
• There have been a lot of questions recently about the type of teammate Porter is and the severity of his injury this past season. Some draft boards have him falling out of the top 10, and to that, I say you’re all a bunch of idiots. The kid is going top 10 and has the potential to even go top 5.

CLE 8. Colin Sexton / PG / Alabama / Fr.
No chance in hell LeBron resigns with the Cavs this offseason. That means its time to rebuild yet again for Cleveland. I see them taking the best player on the board when they’re up and that’s going to be Sexton. Bet.

NYK 9. Mikal Bridges / SF / Villanova / Jr.
• The Knicks are in desperate need oft of spark that will turn their franchise around. Bridges is a proven winner and pairing him up with the unicorn may be enough to get the Knicks in the playoff hunt.

PHI 10. Lonnie Walker IV / SG / Miami / Fr.
• Walker is my biggest steal in the draft considering he put up less than stellar numbers in his only year at Miami. He has the potential to put up numbers similar to Donovan Mitchell did last year. I can 100% see the PA native staying close to home and getting drafted by the Sixers and filling in nicely if Redick does not resign.

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CHA 11. Miles Bridges / SF/PF / Michigan State / So

LAC 12. Robert Williams / C / Texas A&M / So.

LAC 13. Kevin Knox / SF / Kentucky / Fr.

DEN 14. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander / PG / Kentucky / Fr.

WAS 15. Wendell Carter Jr. / PF/C / Duke / Jr.

PHX 16. Zhaire Smith / SF / Texas Tech / Fr.

MIL 17. De’Anthony Melton / PG / USC / So.

SAS 18. Kyhrie Thomas / SG / Creighton / Jr.

ATL 19. Troy Brown / SF / Oregon / Fr.

MIN 20. Aaron Holiday / PG / UCLA / Jr.

UTA 21. Elie Okobo / SG / International

CHI 22. Chandler Hutchinson / SF / Boise State / Sr.

IND 23. Keita Bates-Diop / SF / Ohio State / Jr.

POR 24. Dzana Musa / SF / International

LAL 25. Kevin Huerter / SG / Maryland / So.

PHI 26. Bruce Brown / SG / Miami / So.

BOS 27. Donte DiVincenzo / SG / Villanova / So.

GSW 28. Jerome Robinson / SG / Boston College / Jr.

BRK 29. Jalen Brunson / PG / Villanova / Jr.

ATL 30. Grayson Allen / SG / Duke / Sr.

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