2018 NBA Draft Tracker

The 2018 draft NBA has concluded

Check below for the complete rundown and analysis of all of the picks and trades

RD Pick Team Grade
1 1 team logo Deandre Ayton C, ARIZ
Height: 7-1  Weight: 260

Ayton is the obvious pick. He's big and strong and has the tools to become a dominant offensive big man. He has the athleticism to become a better defender than he showed in college. He will fit well next to Devin Booker. But he probably doesn't have the most upside, and he's not the safest bet, either. And he presents the question of whether you want to build around a big man in today's NBA.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Everything about Deandre Ayton -- his built-out frame, his efficient 3-point game, and his above average rebounding -- screams NBA ready. He's a 7-footer who will be the face of the next wave of the league's unicorns because of his ability to not only operate as an effective big man, but also space the floor using his deep-threat talents.

No stats available.

1 2 team logo Marvin Bagley III PF, DUKE
Height: 6-11  Weight: 234

Bagley is an explosive athlete with an incredible motor -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he's never had a player with as much talent work so hard. He was a hyper-productive college player, too. He's got the same potential of 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins with more size and hustle. But the question is whether he can be a winning player, given his flaws on defense and unclear positional fit on that end.

B-

No stats available.

1 3 team logo Luka Doncic SG, INTL
Height: 6-8  Weight: 228

With a reported trade, the Mavericks get their man here. The decision to pony up a future first-rounder was big just to move up two spots, but Doncic has the combination of NBA readiness and upside to be a star. Doncic can immediately slot into the Mavericks' starting lineup and be a difference maker, playing alongside the greatest European player in NBA history.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Doncic, a Slovenian sensation, is the draft's best playmaker. At 6-8, he's served as Real Madrid's do-it-all star playing professionally who has proven he can pass at an elite level, score efficiently and finish around the rim. He's not yet shown himself to be a plus-defender, but at just 19, he has a rare combination of upside and high-level production that NBA execs crave.

No stats available.

1 4 team logo Jaren Jackson Jr. PF, MICHST
Height: 6-11  Weight: 236

Jackson has huge upside, particularly on the defensive end. He also was not particularly productive in college, often disappearing because of foul trouble and not taking an engaged role in Michigan State's offense. He could be the futuristic big man that NBA teams are looking for, and he can fit next to Marc Gasol or replace him long term. But will he be a star or an unrealized prospect?

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jaren Jackson Jr. is the prime example of a player who wasn't necessarily successful in college, but a prospect NBA teams are high on. He averaged only 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman at Michigan State, but his versatility to defend multiple positions, switch onto guards, and stretch the floor with an efficient 3-point game gives him an edge over some of the other big men in this draft.

No stats available.

1 5 team logo Trae Young PG, OKLA
Height: 6-2  Weight: 178

This Hawks grade is for a player with a huge upside -- arguably the best shooter and passer in this class -- but also for a second pick with huge upside. Young gives Atlanta a potential star, but so does a pick that is protected only Nos. 1-5 in next year's draft. That could be a top-10 pick easily and helps Atlanta's rebuild under former Warriors executive Travis Schlenk.

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Trae Young is as dynamic a point guard in this draft as you'll find. He's a terrific perimeter scorer, possesses great court vision, and has a certain "it" factor that made him electric to watch in college at Oklahoma. He wore down at the end of his freshman season, though, and his lack of physical strength is a big knock on his game. Sometimes he forces the issue when it's not necessary.

No stats available.

1 6 team logo Mohamed Bamba PF, TEXAS
Height: 7-1  Weight: 226

Bamba's record-setting 7-foot-10 wingspan equals his obvious defensive potential. But it's on the offensive end where he could make an impact that few are discussing. The brilliant, mature New York City native has perhaps the highest ceiling in this draft, and he showed it by retooling his shot in the three months after the season ended.

A+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're an NBA team looking for length, look no further than Texas one-and-done phenom Mo Bamba. The 7-footer has a 7-10 wingspan, the longest in NBA combine history, and put it to good use in his lone college season by leading the Big 12 in blocks per contest. He's a work-in-progress offensively, but his rim-protecting skillset should translate immediately to the next level.

No stats available.

1 7 team logo Wendell Carter Jr. C, DUKE
Height: 6-10  Weight: 251

Carter is as solid and easy to fit into an NBA lineup as anyone still available at this point. His upside is low, compared to some home-run options, but he should be a stable NBA center for a long time. He's very smart and fits well with Lauri Markkanen.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Carter was a hidden gem at Duke who took a secondary role behind Marvin Bagley III, but he still put up phenomenal production as a freshman: 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He's a heady player who has excellent court awareness and makes smart decisions when given the opportunity to be a playmaker in the middle of the floor. He's not ultra-athletic, but his 3-point shot is fluid, and he could be a tremendous stretch big man in the NBA.

No stats available.

1 8 team logo Collin Sexton PG, BAMA
Height: 6-2  Weight: 183

Sexton is the middle ground for the Cavaliers. He could play with LeBron James, should the King return. He could be the playmaker for a post-LeBron future, too. Michael Porter Jr. would have been the higher upside pick, but this one shouldn't offend anyone.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

What Collin Sexton lacks in offensive firepower, he more than makes up for in competitiveness. Sexton is a relentless point guard who can defend the position well, get to the rim whenever he wants, and has a knack for finishing anything within 15 feet of the basket. He's not a great 3-point scorer, and can be erratic at times when his aggressive nature takes over, but he's a true point guard who has a high ceiling in the right system.

No stats available.

1 9 team logo Kevin Knox SF, UK
Height: 6-9  Weight: 213

Knox is a fine prospect, but the big move was right there begging for the Knicks to take it. Michael Porter Jr. has so much more upside, and while Knox looks like a solid starter, this move definitely did not win over Knicks fans. Still, Knox can shoot and score and could play next to Kristaps Porzingis.

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kentucky's go-to scorer last season, Kevin Knox was an efficient offensive weapon who proved he could get to the rim and finish with power, and stroke shots out from long distance. He has a reliable midrange game, too, but a big knock on him in college was his lack of playmaking ability and unwillingness to rebound. At 6-9, he'll need to improve in both areas to contribute in the NBA consistently.

No stats available.

1 10 team logo Mikal Bridges SF, NOVA
Height: 6-7  Weight: 210

Bridges to the 76ers was perfect. So of course it got traded. The Suns traded away Zhaire Smith -- a high-upside wing who could grow with the team -- and a 2021 first-rounder (via the Heat) for one of the older players in the class. Bridges could help their defense, though.

C-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There may not be a more NBA-ready forward in the draft than Villanova's Mikal Bridges, a junior who was largely off the radar before a breakout season. Boasting a 7-2 wingspan, the 6-7 small forward is a plug-and-play 3-and-D talent who shot 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and locked down opponents on defense like a vault. He has a chance to develop into a terror on offense in the NBA as a catch-and-shoot scorer.

No stats available.

1 11 team logo Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG, UK
Height: 6-6  Weight: 180

The trade changes the take on this pick: The Clippers gave the Hornets two second-rounders to move up one spot, giving the Hornets No. 12. The Clippers need a point guard, but Gilgeous-Alexander isn't the highest-upside player available considering Michael Porter Jr. remains available.

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Rarely, if ever, do you see a point guard with the combination of size (6-6) and skill the likes of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His wingspan is pushing 7-feet, and at Kentucky, he was a nightmare on the perimeter as a lead defender. As the season progressed, he improved, and the ceiling is sky-high for him as he continues to learn and grow into an NBA point guard. He has all the tools to grow into a starter.

No stats available.

1 12 team logo Miles Bridges SF, MICHST
Height: 6-7  Weight: 220

The Hornets get the guy they wanted, plus two second-rounders simply to move down one spot. But Bridges, a great athlete, lacks the upside of Michael Porter Jr. He's a polished player, but is this another win-now pick from a franchise that might not be there yet?

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Questions about Miles Bridges largely center around positional fit in the NBA, but there's no denying the talent is there. In the right system, he'll flourish; he averaged 17.1 points, 7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at Michigan State, and shot 36.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line. When he's engaged as a defender, he's really a special talent -- and there's a premium being paid now for 6-7 forwards who can guard multiple positions and stretch the floor.

No stats available.

1 13 team logo Jerome Robinson SG, BC
Height: 6-5  Weight: 188

This might be the first true surprise pick. Robinson has talent and could be a good scorer to pair with Gilgeous-Alexander. But he's definitely lower upside than multiple players still available, and his less-than-elite athleticism brings up a defensive question mark. Also: How is Michael Porter Jr. still available?!

D+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jerome Robinson is an electrifying talent who can play either guard position and thrive because of the array of ways he can score - off the bounce, off the catch or on the run. He was a good 3-point shooter at Boston College, too, and could have a game immediately translatable to the NBA as a two-way guard

No stats available.

1 14 team logo Michael Porter Jr. SF, MIZZOU
Height: 6-11  Weight: 211

The health questions were real. A back injury is serious. But Porter had the talent to be a top-three pick, and the value here -- to a team that needs help at forward -- is too good to pass up. The worry? The Nuggets are offensively stacked already. How will they defend?

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

An injury-plagued season at Missouri derailed what may have been a stellar one-and-done season for Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Still, he's an elite-level scorer who, at 6-10, can stretch his game from inside the paint to outside the 3-point arc. The big question for him is whether his scoring will become more efficient in the NBA and whether his back injury will hamper him in any way at the next level.

No stats available.

1 15 team logo Troy Brown SG, OREG
Height: 6-7  Weight: 208

The fit is weird. Can Brown, who can play both guard spots, ever join John Wall on the court? He's not a good shooter yet, and he'll be a longer-term project than some other players available, such as Khyri Thomas. But he's also not as high-upside as Lonnie Walker IV. He's a good player at the right value, but how will it work?

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Brown is a wild card in the draft. He was a blue-chip recruit out of high school, but was no more than a bit player at Oregon. But similar to Jaylen Brown coming out of Cal, he has the ideal size and athleticism to mesh perfectly in the NBA that is becoming increasingly more positionless.

No stats available.

1 16 team logo Zhaire Smith SG, TXTECH
Height: 6-4  Weight: 199

The Sixers had a perfect pick at No. 10 with Mikal Bridges, an NBA-ready 3-and-D player. Then they traded down to get one of the most raw players. Will Smith be a contributor any time soon, the way Bridges could have been? He's got the potential to be an excellent player because of his absurd athleticism. But the Sixers should be thinking about next year, not 2021 (which is when they get the Suns' pick).

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Zhaire Smith may have been college basketball's most explosive dunker as a freshman last season. That athleticism alone is plenty enticing, and when you couple it with the fact that he shot 45 percent from 3, albeit in a limited sample size (18 for 40), he's going to be difficult to pass on. He has the physical tools to be a great defensive player.

No stats available.

1 17 team logo Donte DiVincenzo SG, NOVA
Height: 6-5  Weight: 201

"The Michael Jordan of Delaware" is ready to step in and be a shooter. And next to playmaking forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, he could play point guard or shooting guard. He'll join Malcolm Brogdon in that role and has more offensive upside. He's a playmaker with confidence who also can take a lot of roles.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Donte DiVincenzo had a breakout game in the 2018 national championship for Villanova, scoring 31 points and leading the Wildcats to their second title in three seasons. He's a proven scorer whose 3-point shooting should translate immediately to the next level. His limitations on defense and average wingspan (6-6) are the only real question mark.

No stats available.

1 18 team logo Lonnie Walker IV SG, MIAMI
Height: 6-5  Weight: 196

Walker -- whose hair is amazing -- isn't ready to be a contributor, but the Spurs are a patient -- and very smart -- organization. There may have been health concerns, but he has as much upside as anyone available. He's a playmaking off-guard who could be good in a lot of roles because he can handle and shoot well.

B+

No stats available.

1 19 team logo Kevin Huerter SG, MD
Height: 6-7  Weight: 194

The Hawks may have exited this draft class with the two best shooters -- Huerter and Trae Young. That alone merits a good grade. Will Huerter ever be more than a solid role player? Probably not. But he could add a lot to a team that has needed help on the wings for years.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Huerter is a 3-point assassin whose shot is more reliable than most other perimeter players in this class. He can catch and shoot with ease and has play-making ability to create his own shot off the dribble, too. Adding weight to his lanky 6-7, 194-pound frame will be key for him to avoid being pushed around and targeted on defense in the NBA. He also had surgery on his hand late in the draft process, but that shouldn't impact his long-term projection.

No stats available.

1 20 team logo Josh Okogie SG, GATECH
Height: 6-5  Weight: 211

Okogie was kind of hidden on a mediocre college team, but he wowed at the NBA Draft Combine. He has all the tools to be a standout role player or even more, and he probably is among the best upside picks left. We're now wondering when Robert Williams will get picked, though.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Josh Okogie's talents are easily projectable to the NBA - he's a plus defender with a 7-foot wingspan, shot 38.2 percent from 3-point range over the last two seasons, and proved to be an above average rebounder from his position

No stats available.

1 21 team logo Grayson Allen SG, DUKE
Height: 6-5  Weight: 198

Offense for a team that needs offense. Allen is a great athlete with a varied skill set. He's a known commodity. He's not an upside pick, but he might have some left even after four years at Duke. He could play with Donovan Mitchell -- potentially a lot, if Mitchell slides to point guard long term.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There's more to Grayson Allen's game than just tripping, despite what you may remember from his time at Duke. He's an energy player who shot a consistently high percentage during his four seasons in college (37.45 percent), and thrived both on and off the ball on offense. The fact that he recorded the fourth-highest max vertical leap at just over 40 inches at the NBA Draft Combine suggests his highlight-reel dunks and unbelievable athletic ability will be translatable immediately, though his defense was mostly average in college.

No stats available.

1 22 team logo Chandler Hutchison SF, BOISE
Height: 6-7  Weight: 197

This is a very Bulls pick. Hutchison isn't a high-upside player, but the Bulls like the guys who can translate quickly. He joins Wendell Carter Jr. on a team that is going with the polished products.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hutchison is the perfect combination of a prospect with equal parts production and projection for a team potentially willing to take a flyer on him late in the first round. He was a steady-handed first option for Boise State, averaging 20.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a senior, and he's versatile enough to develop into a nice perimeter defender. An ideal 3-and-D player if he can continue his development and build out his body.

No stats available.

1 23 team logo Aaron Holiday PG, UCLA
Height: 6-1  Weight: 187

He's a scorer who can play on or off the ball. He's a point guard who doesn't make many mistakes. He's lightning fast. He's got two brothers who are solid NBA players. And the Pacers could use a point guard of the future. There's no losing with this pick.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Aaron Holiday lived in the shadows at UCLA for far too long, but given a chance to shine as a lead guard last season as a junior he flourished by averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game. He doesn't have ideal size as a guard for the NBA level at just shy of 6-1, but his 42.9 percent accuracy rate from the 3-point line and his defensive capabilities make him a safe pick who could produce as a wing scorer and trusty backup ball-handler

No stats available.

1 24 team logo Anfernee Simons SG,
Height: 6-3  Weight: 183

Athletic offensive player who has a whole lot of unknowns. How does this fit with the Blazers? Their immediate needs definitely aren't for an offensive-minded guard. But this isn't an immediate-needs pick. Simons has upside, at least.

C

No stats available.

1 25 team logo Moritz Wagner C, MICH
Height: 7-0  Weight: 241

Wagner has a lot of strengths. He's a good offensive player who plays hard and can shoot as a stretch-center. He's a creative scorer. But can he overcome his defensive disadvantages? Robert Williams has the defensive side covered, and he was the better pick here. He's becoming a real steal now.

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In an era where virtually every big man must possess the ability to knock down 3s to stay on the court in the NBA, Moritz Wagner's talent makes him a hidden gem in the draft. The Michigan star shot just shy of 40 percent from deep over the past two seasons. He gives great effort on both ends of the floor but isn't an elite shot-blocker despite his stature.

No stats available.

1 26 team logo Landry Shamet PG, WICHST
Height: 6-5  Weight: 189

They need a shooter because almost everyone on their roster who can shoot is a free agent. They get one of the draft's best. Shamet is a classic on-or-off-ball point guard with size. He could be a backup plan if Markelle Fultz doesn't ever find his fit, too.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Two-way guards are the future of the NBA, which means Landry Shamet could stick in the league for a decade. He's got the handles to run an offense and the length, instincts and scoring ability to play off the ball as a spot-up perimeter shooter.

No stats available.

1 27 team logo Robert Williams C, TEXAM
Height: 6-10  Weight: 240

The Celtics get the defensive-minded, elite-rebounding big man they needed. He's a great athlete who can defend in a lot of styles. Could he be the American Clint Capela? The 'steal of the draft' label could be his.

A+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Robert Williams is a modern-day big man defined. He defends the rim at a high level, as evidenced by his 2.5 blocks per contest at Texas A&M, and he finishes anything and everything around the rim -- throw him a lob and he's hammering it into the basket. He's not a great scorer, and he'll need to improve his offensive skillset at the next level, but for what he does he will have plenty of value immediately in the NBA

No stats available.

1 28 team logo Jacob Evans III SF, CINCY
Height: 6-6  Weight: 200

The Warriors are getting a 3-and-D guy with a massive physique. He'll end up outperforming this spot by osmosis. Evans has been an overachiever at every level.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Cincinnati's fearsome defensive unit last season was spearheaded by Jacob Evans, a 6-foot-9 forward who can defend multiple positions. He's got an NBA ready body that won't get pushed around, though his lateral quickness is a question mark. If he is able to expand his game to defend more athletic guards, he could play a big role on the team that selects him as a 3-and-D role player.

No stats available.

1 29 team logo Dzanan Musa SF, INTL
Height: 6-9  Weight: 187

The Nets get a European shooter with some upside as a scorer. He's rail-thin but could develop because he's one of the younger players in this class.

B

No stats available.

1 30 team logo Omari Spellman C, NOVA
Height: 6-10  Weight: 254

Spellman can shoot and block shots, filling the role of modern center nicely. The Hawks get another big-time 3-point shooter at a very different size from Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. He doesn't fit with their current needs, but the turnover can happen quickly on a rebuilding roster.

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

On a title-winning Villanova team that has three future NBA talents in Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman finished the season as the team's second best 3-point shooter at 43.3 percent. He's too small to play center in the NBA, but he's got the versatility to play power forward and stretch the floor as a big man at the next level given his wide-ranging arsenal on offense.

No stats available.

2 31 team logo Elie Okobo PG, INTL
Height: 6-2  Weight: 180

Okobo has high upside as a playmaker with size. In the second round, Phoenix will have a lot of options on how it develops him.

A-

No stats available.

2 32 team logo Jevon Carter PG, WVU
Height: 6-2  Weight: 196

Carter is a really solid defender who improved his offense at every stage. He's strong and reliable, and he'll grit-and-grind.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jevon Carter has been there and done that. The savvy veteran point guard is a plug-and-play perimeter defender wherever he lands, though his size will limit his overall versatility that helped him be so disruptive in college

No stats available.

2 33 team logo Jalen Brunson PG, NOVA
Height: 6-2  Weight: 198

This run on point guards now sees perhaps the most polished and definitely the most accomplished college player in this draft come off the board. Brunson's shooting and post game make him an interesting and unique player who projects to be an excellent backup for Dennis Smith Jr. Can they even play together?

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jalen Brunson may be the most complete point guard in the NBA Draft. He's a steady-handed ball-handler who can knock down open 3s and finish around the rim. He doesn't possess top-level athleticism, which suggests his defense may not translate immediately, but his all-around game will leave the team that drafts him feeling like they just committed highway robbery.

No stats available.

2 34 team logo Devonte' Graham PG, KANSAS
Height: 6-2  Weight: 186

This pick was made by the Hornets, who need help at backup point guard. Kemba Walker -- whose future is uncertain -- needs someone who can give him a breather. Graham is polished, can shoot and has played on and off ball. His upside is very low, though, for a team that might have wanted a home-run swing.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In Devonte' Graham, you're getting a trusty spot-up shooter who ran point for a Kansas team that advanced to the Final Four his senior season. Graham isn't an elite athlete, nor is he sure to be a starter in the NBA. But he's a savvy player who has a very high floor and is capable of running the second unit of just about any team in the NBA.

No stats available.

2 35 team logo Melvin Frazier SG, TULANE
Height: 6-6  Weight: 198

Frazier's a pure 3-and-D player, but he's not exactly an upside pick or a playmaker. How will he play on a roster where he's going to have to find his own shots at an NBA level? It'll all be about how the Magic develop their offense.

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Melvin Frazier is a top-end defender when he puts forth the energy, and luckily for him, energy is hardly an issue. He plays with a high level of engagement and focus, which is a plus for a prospect that projects as a defensive specialist in the NBA. He will need to eradicate his wild shot selection that killed his efficiency at Tulane to become a valuable contributor in the league

No stats available.

2 36 team logo Mitchell Robinson C,
Height: 7-0  Weight: 223

Giving Robinson guaranteed money was a scary proposition. He sat out for a full season -- opting to train on his own instead. But while the Knicks don't need another big man, this is the right spot for a guy with first-round talent.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Mitchell Robinson signed with Western Kentucky but never played a game, instead leaving the school and using the past season to train on his own in preparation for the NBA. But he's a 7-footer who is freakishly athletic and can run the floor and finish around the rim with a quick outstretch of his long arms. That will be enough to likely earn him money late in the first round or early in the second.

No stats available.

2 37 team logo Gary Trent Jr. SG, DUKE
Height: 6-6  Weight: 204

Trent will play for the Blazers, where he's yet another offensive-minded guard. But he's got the tools to develop long term. Perhaps the Blazers can use Anfernee Simons and Trent to push each other as rookies and second-year players.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like Jayson Tatum the year before, Gary Trent Jr. was a designated scorer at Duke whose skill set was overshadowed by other NBA-level players. Trent is an assassin from the 3-point line who can get a bucket in a pinch, but his lack of defensive awareness was a net-negative for the Blue Devils -- and likely will be in the NBA if he doesn't improve considerably.

No stats available.

2 38 team logo Khyri Thomas PG, CREIGH
Height: 6-4  Weight: 199

This is exactly what the Pistons, who acquired the pick from the overly pick-rich 76ers, needed. Thomas can play offense and defense at high levels right away. He's a first-round talent -- I had him as a top-20 prospect -- at a no-risk spot.

A+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Khyri Thomas is a defensive stopper who, ideally, fits into the NBA as a 3-and-D talent. At 6-4, he can lock down on the perimeter, switch onto numerous positions, and knock down outside shots at an extremely high level. He will need to develop his own body by packing on extra muscle to his frame, but his skillset should give him a leg up on other prospects his size if only because he spent three seasons at the college level.

No stats available.

2 39 team logo Isaac Bonga PG, INTL
Height: 6-9  Weight: 200

He's a very young player with great size who joins the Lakers. This is a win because you can try him out in a lot of roles, but he also might never be an NBA player.

B

No stats available.

2 40 team logo Rodions Kurucs SF, INTL
Height: 6-9  Weight: 205

There's an argument that Kurucs is better than first-rounder Dzanan Musa right now. His upside seems low, but he might actually be an NBA player, which is a fine value for a European in the 40s.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kurucs is a long, athletic forward who can shoot 3s and attack off the dribble. He's a bit foul-prone and needs to improve his lateral quickness, but he has shown the ability to defend wings on the perimeter and block shots at the rim. His inconsistency and lack of playing time at Barcelona have hurt his draft stock, but he could be a steal if he gets a change of scenery.

No stats available.

2 41 team logo Jarred Vanderbilt PF, UK
Height: 6-9  Weight: 214

The Nuggets needed defense, and Vanderbilt specializes in that. But will there be any minutes? He might be put on a two-way contract at first.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jarred Vanderbilt's freshman season at Kentucky was plagued by injuries, but his ability to yank down rebounds on either side of the ball was his most impressive trait, just ahead of his defensive talent. His untapped potential is going to eventually come flowing, and when it does, some team will have a versatile forward with elite defensive instincts.

No stats available.

2 42 team logo Bruce Brown Jr. SG, MIAMI
Height: 6-5  Weight: 195

Brown is a crafty, versatile, useful player in a lot of roles. He could have been a first-rounder.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're a team looking for a defensive stopper, sophomore wing Bruce Brown Jr. is your guy. He's long and athletic, with a 6-9 wingspan, and is a versatile defender who can defend multiple positions. His lack of offensive prowess is what's holding him back from being a surefire lottery pick.

No stats available.

2 43 team logo Justin Jackson SF, MD
Height: 6-7  Weight: 229

Jackson might have been a first-rounder last year. He played hurt and then had his season end prematurely this year, but it appears to have been a pretty much lost year. There were questions about his shot -- he made 3s as a freshman, but it never quite seemed truly sustainable -- that simply can't be answered.

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Justin Jackson is a promising wing talent who was an above average rebounder and playmaker for Maryland as a sophomore last season. He took a marginal step back with regards to his efficiency from the 3-point line compared to his freshman season, but the talent is there for him to develop into a modern day 3-and-D player.

No stats available.

2 44 team logo Issuf Sanon PG, INTL
Height: 6-4  Weight: 185

He might be the most fun player to watch in the second round, but his free-flowing, erratic style doesn't project well to the NBA. If he can tame it down, he has a lot of natural talent.

C+

No stats available.

2 45 team logo Hamidou Diallo SF, UK
Height: 6-6  Weight: 197

Is he the best leaper in the NBA? Perhaps. But he's going to have to learn basketball skills now.

B+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hamidou Diallo posted the second highest vertical leap at his combine showing a year ago, and his highlight reel dunks at Kentucky prove he's got NBA level athleticism. If he can develop his offensive arsenal and ability to shoot consistently from outside, he could become a solid rotation player. The selling point for Diallo is all about what he brings to the table as an in-your-face defender.

RANK POS. RK VERTICAL WINGSPAN
36 7 44.5 6-11.25
2 46 team logo De'Anthony Melton PG, USC
Height: 6-3  Weight: 193

Melton was a victim of the FBI investigation into college basketball, but you simply won't find a player who can do more at the point guard position in this draft. He had lottery talent. The concern before the suspension was his jumper, but at this point, this is a tremendous pick.

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

De'Anthony Melton wasn't an above-average scorer at Southern California and struggled with consistency from long range, but he showed promise in spurts of being an NBA-level defensive standout. Melton missed all of last season after being declared ineligible as a result of the FBI corruption probe, so he's not played competitively since the 2016-17 season.

No stats available.

2 47 team logo Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk SG, KANSAS
Height: 6-8  Weight: 212

Svi is a great shooter. Can he reach the NBA level in other areas?

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Svi Mykhailiuk is a 3-point assassin who possesses the ideal size of a sharpshooter in the NBA. He's not an elite defender, but he showed flashes at Kansas of being a plenty capable defensive player. It's his accuracy as a spot-up scorer that will get him drafted.

No stats available.

2 48 team logo Keita Bates-Diop PF, OHIOST
Height: 6-9  Weight: 224

My favorite pick of the second half of the second round. Bates-Diop could play right away for the Timberwolves. He fits next to Karl-Anthony Towns. He's tough, skilled and proven.

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Keita Bates-Diop was a scoring machine in his final season at Ohio State. The senior averaged just shy of 20 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes, and showed himself to be an efficient scorer in the midrange and even beyond the 3-point line. Still, some NBA teams may see him as a flash in the pan; he missed most of his junior season due to injury, and was little more than a role player averaged less than 10 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He'll have to prove his breakout season wasn't a fluke, but likely by enmeshing himself into the league, ironically, as a standout role player.

No stats available.

2 49 team logo Chimezie Metu PF, USC
Height: 6-10  Weight: 220

There was a time when he looked like a future first-rounder, but his developmental curve leveled off a little.

B-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Chimezie Metu is your prototypical NBA big man who, at nearly 6-10, can run the floor and be a lob man and also step outside and knock down 3-pointers as a spot-up scorer. Not as physical as you'd expect though, given his size, which is something he'll need to improve on in the NBA.

No stats available.

2 50 team logo Alize Johnson PF, MOST
Height: 6-8  Weight: 217

He's a rebounder, but last season left a lot to be desired on the offensive end.

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Alize Johnson is a smidge undersized for a power forward, but he doesn't play like it. He averaged 15 points and 11.6 rebounds at Missouri State, and brings versatility to the forward spot that includes a willingness to shoot the 3-pointer that league execs desire in the modern NBA

No stats available.

2 51 team logo Tony Carr PG, PSU
Height: 6-5  Weight: 199

Carr was an unheralded stud in the Big Ten, but his fit at the NBA level, with the demands on an NBA point guard, isn't quite as easy.

B

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tony Carr is your ultimate heat-check prospect of the 2018 draft class. He's a dazzling scorer who uses his length and strength to carve out space and create his own shot, whether it be off the dribble on the perimeter or pummeling down the lane. Not super athletic, though suggesting his scoring ability may be limited to spot-up opportunities at the next level.

No stats available.

2 52 team logo Vincent Edwards SF, PURDUE
Height: 6-8  Weight: 225

Edwards might be the most proven shooter in this draft -- year after year of consistent high-level results at every level from a stretchy position. He fits the Rockets' roster well.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

As a senior last season for Purdue, Vincent Edwards was a stellar 3-point shooter who could get a bucket in a pinch when needed for the Boilermakers. That star power on offense could earn him a role in the NBA, though his overall lack of mobility and quick twitch don't guarantee he will stick

No stats available.

2 53 team logo Devon Hall SG, UVA
Height: 6-5  Weight: 211

The idea that he could be the next Malcolm Brogdon seems like a stretch. He simply didn't produce at nearly that level.

C+

No stats available.

2 54 team logo Shake Milton PG, SMU
Height: 6-6  Weight: 207

His huge wingspan, positional versatility and strong shooting made it seem like he could have been a late first-rounder.

A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Shake Milton is one of the better pure scorers in the draft who is both a solid ball-handler and play-maker with or without the ball. He boasts a wingspan that is a half-inch shy of 7 feet and can develop into a 3-and-D talent in the right fit.

No stats available.

2 55 team logo Arnoldas Kulboka SF, INTL
Height: 6-9  Weight: 220

At 6-10 and with a pure shooting stroke, he's going to have to figure out how to stay on the court enough to use those assets.

B-

No stats available.

2 56 team logo Ray Spalding PF, LVILLE
Height: 6-10  Weight: 215

His ability to fill a box score is intriguing, but he also has a lot of holes to his offense and might not be big enough to make the same defensive impact.

C

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Ray Spalding is a throwback big man who does the majority of his damage in and around the paint. Throw him a lob in the area and he's guaranteed to finish. He nearly doubled his blocks per game average from his sophomore to junior season, and is most valuable as a rim-protector who can score when his number is called.

No stats available.

2 57 team logo Kevin Hervey SF, TXARL
Height: 6-8  Weight: 212

He absolutely deserved a spot in the second round and was the kind of productive college player who turns himself into a NBA role player.

A-

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kevin Hervey was off the beaten path playing for UT-Arlington, but his size and scoring ability make him too tantalizing to pass over. Averaging 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, Hervey is an efficient scorer who can stretch the floor with a reliable 3-point stroke, too. He had the ultimate green light playing for Scott Cross, so he'll have to make a bit of an adjustment as a bench player in the NBA

No stats available.

2 58 team logo Thomas Welsh C, UCLA
Height: 7-0  Weight: 255

His lack of shot-blocking and declining efficiency after Lonzo Ball left are worrisome, but he's a 7-footer.

C-

No stats available.

2 59 team logo George King SG, COLO
Height: 6-6  Weight: 225

Can a college role player become an NBA role player? It works sometimes.

C+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

King has good length and is skilled enough to become a two-way player who specializes on defense and can hit open shots. He will need to be more active as a defender to make himself indispensable, but he plays with effort and rebounds well as a wing.

No stats available.

2 60 team logo Kostas Antetokounmpo SF, DAYTON
Height: 6-11  Weight: 195

If you've got a chance to grab Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother with the 60th pick, you do it. He's got great measurables, and he's worth the flier (on a former Flyer).

A+

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like his older brother, Giannis, Kostas Antetokounmpo is an ultra-raw prospect who will need a team willing to be patient with his development, though his upside isn't anywhere near Giannis' was. At Dayton last season, Kostas played only 15 minutes per game and averaged only 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. The fact that he couldn't earn meaningful rotation minutes in college is concerning

No stats available.

RD Pick Trade
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The Atlanta Hawks have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the draft rights to No. 5 overall pick Trae Young and a future first-round pick.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 10 overall pick Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the draft rights to No. 16 overall pick Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first-round pick.

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The Charlotte Hornets have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 11 overall pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the draft rights to No. 12 overall pick Miles Bridges and two future second-round picks.

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The Atlanta Hawks have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 34 overall pick Devonte' Graham to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for two future second-round picks.

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The Sacramento Kings have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 37 overall pick Gary Trent Jr. to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for two future second-round picks.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 38 overall pick Khyri Thomas to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for two future second-round picks.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have traded the 39th overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for a 2019 second-round selection and cash.

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The Orlando Magic have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 41 overall pick Jarred Vanderbilt to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for No. 43 overall pick Justin Jackson and a future second-round pick.

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The Brooklyn Nets have proposed to trade the No. 45 overall pick, a 2021 second-round pick, and Timofey Mozgov to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Dwight Howard.

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The Utah Jazz have proposed to trade the draft rights to No. 52 overall pick Vincent Edwards to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations.

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The Dallas Mavericks have proposed to trade the draft rights to the No. 54 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. 56 and No. 60 overall picks.

RK Player Pos School
1 Deandre Ayton C ARIZ

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Everything about Deandre Ayton -- his built-out frame, his efficient 3-point game, and his above average rebounding -- screams NBA ready. He's a 7-footer who will be the face of the next wave of the league's unicorns because of his ability to not only operate as an effective big man, but also space the floor using his deep-threat talents.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.5 20.1 11.6 1.6 61.2
2 Mohamed Bamba PF TEX

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're an NBA team looking for length, look no further than Texas one-and-done phenom Mo Bamba. The 7-footer has a 7-10 wingspan, the longest in NBA combine history, and put it to good use in his lone college season by leading the Big 12 in blocks per contest. He's a work-in-progress offensively, but his rim-protecting skillset should translate immediately to the next level.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.2 12.9 10.5 0.5 54.1
4 Luka Doncic SG SLOVENIA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Doncic, a Slovenian sensation, is the draft's best playmaker. At 6-8, he's served as Real Madrid's do-it-all star playing professionally who has proven he can pass at an elite level, score efficiently and finish around the rim. He's not yet shown himself to be a plus-defender, but at just 19, he has a rare combination of upside and high-level production that NBA execs crave.

No stats available.

5 Jaren Jackson Jr. PF MSU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jaren Jackson Jr. is the prime example of a player who wasn't necessarily successful in college, but a prospect NBA teams are high on. He averaged only 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman at Michigan State, but his versatility to defend multiple positions, switch onto guards, and stretch the floor with an efficient 3-point game gives him an edge over some of the other big men in this draft.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
21.8 10.9 5.8 1.1 51.3
6 Wendell Carter Jr. C DUKE

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Carter was a hidden gem at Duke who took a secondary role behind Marvin Bagley III, but he still put up phenomenal production as a freshman: 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He's a heady player who has excellent court awareness and makes smart decisions when given the opportunity to be a playmaker in the middle of the floor. He's not ultra-athletic, but his 3-point shot is fluid, and he could be a tremendous stretch big man in the NBA.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.9 13.5 9.1 2 56.1
7 Michael Porter Jr. SF MIZZ

Draft Prospect Outlook:

An injury-plagued season at Missouri derailed what may have been a stellar one-and-done season for Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Still, he's an elite-level scorer who, at 6-10, can stretch his game from inside the paint to outside the 3-point arc. The big question for him is whether his scoring will become more efficient in the NBA and whether his back injury will hamper him in any way at the next level.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
17.7 10 6.7 0.3 33.3
8 Collin Sexton PG ALA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

What Collin Sexton lacks in offensive firepower, he more than makes up for in competitiveness. Sexton is a relentless point guard who can defend the position well, get to the rim whenever he wants, and has a knack for finishing anything within 15 feet of the basket. He's not a great 3-point scorer, and can be erratic at times when his aggressive nature takes over, but he's a true point guard who has a high ceiling in the right system.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.9 19.2 3.8 3.6 44.7
9 Mikal Bridges SF NOVA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There may not be a more NBA-ready forward in the draft than Villanova's Mikal Bridges, a junior who was largely off the radar before a breakout season. Boasting a 7-2 wingspan, the 6-7 small forward is a plug-and-play 3-and-D talent who shot 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and locked down opponents on defense like a vault. He has a chance to develop into a terror on offense in the NBA as a catch-and-shoot scorer.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.1 17.7 5.3 1.9 51.4
10 Trae Young PG OKLA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Trae Young is as dynamic a point guard in this draft as you'll find. He's a terrific perimeter scorer, possesses great court vision, and has a certain "it" factor that made him electric to watch in college at Oklahoma. He wore down at the end of his freshman season, though, and his lack of physical strength is a big knock on his game. Sometimes he forces the issue when it's not necessary.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.4 27.4 3.9 8.7 42.2
11 Kevin Knox SF UK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kentucky's go-to scorer last season, Kevin Knox was an efficient offensive weapon who proved he could get to the rim and finish with power, and stroke shots out from long distance. He has a reliable midrange game, too, but a big knock on him in college was his lack of playmaking ability and unwillingness to rebound. At 6-9, he'll need to improve in both areas to contribute in the NBA consistently.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.4 15.6 5.4 1.4 44.5
12 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG UK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Rarely, if ever, do you see a point guard with the combination of size (6-6) and skill the likes of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His wingspan is pushing 7-feet, and at Kentucky, he was a nightmare on the perimeter as a lead defender. As the season progressed, he improved, and the ceiling is sky-high for him as he continues to learn and grow into an NBA point guard. He has all the tools to grow into a starter.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.7 14.4 4.1 5.1 48.5
14 Miles Bridges SF MSU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Questions about Miles Bridges largely center around positional fit in the NBA, but there's no denying the talent is there. In the right system, he'll flourish; he averaged 17.1 points, 7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at Michigan State, and shot 36.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line. When he's engaged as a defender, he's really a special talent -- and there's a premium being paid now for 6-7 forwards who can guard multiple positions and stretch the floor.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.4 17.1 7 2.7 45.7
15 Zhaire Smith SG TTU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Zhaire Smith may have been college basketball's most explosive dunker as a freshman last season. That athleticism alone is plenty enticing, and when you couple it with the fact that he shot 45 percent from 3, albeit in a limited sample size (18 for 40), he's going to be difficult to pass on. He has the physical tools to be a great defensive player.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.4 11.3 5 1.8 55.6
16 Robert Williams C TA&M

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Robert Williams is a modern-day big man defined. He defends the rim at a high level, as evidenced by his 2.5 blocks per contest at Texas A&M, and he finishes anything and everything around the rim -- throw him a lob and he's hammering it into the basket. He's not a great scorer, and he'll need to improve his offensive skillset at the next level, but for what he does he will have plenty of value immediately in the NBA

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
25.6 10.4 9.2 1.4 63.2
17 Khyri Thomas PG CREI

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Khyri Thomas is a defensive stopper who, ideally, fits into the NBA as a 3-and-D talent. At 6-4, he can lock down on the perimeter, switch onto numerous positions, and knock down outside shots at an extremely high level. He will need to develop his own body by packing on extra muscle to his frame, but his skillset should give him a leg up on other prospects his size if only because he spent three seasons at the college level.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.7 15.1 4.4 2.8 53.8
18 Donte DiVincenzo SG NOVA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Donte DiVincenzo had a breakout game in the 2018 national championship for Villanova, scoring 31 points and leading the Wildcats to their second title in three seasons. He's a proven scorer whose 3-point shooting should translate immediately to the next level. His limitations on defense and average wingspan (6-6) are the only real question mark.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.3 13.4 4.8 3.5 48.1
19 Aaron Holiday PG UCLA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Aaron Holiday lived in the shadows at UCLA for far too long, but given a chance to shine as a lead guard last season as a junior he flourished by averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game. He doesn't have ideal size as a guard for the NBA level at just shy of 6-1, but his 42.9 percent accuracy rate from the 3-point line and his defensive capabilities make him a safe pick who could produce as a wing scorer and trusty backup ball-handler

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
37.7 20.3 3.7 5.8 46.1
20 Keita Bates-Diop PF OSU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Keita Bates-Diop was a scoring machine in his final season at Ohio State. The senior averaged just shy of 20 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes, and showed himself to be an efficient scorer in the midrange and even beyond the 3-point line. Still, some NBA teams may see him as a flash in the pan; he missed most of his junior season due to injury, and was little more than a role player averaged less than 10 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He'll have to prove his breakout season wasn't a fluke, but likely by enmeshing himself into the league, ironically, as a standout role player.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.1 19.8 8.7 1.6 48.0
21 Kevin Huerter SG MD

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Huerter is a 3-point assassin whose shot is more reliable than most other perimeter players in this class. He can catch and shoot with ease and has play-making ability to create his own shot off the dribble, too. Adding weight to his lanky 6-7, 194-pound frame will be key for him to avoid being pushed around and targeted on defense in the NBA. He also had surgery on his hand late in the draft process, but that shouldn't impact his long-term projection.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.4 14.8 5 3.4 50.3
22 Chandler Hutchison SF BSU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hutchison is the perfect combination of a prospect with equal parts production and projection for a team potentially willing to take a flyer on him late in the first round. He was a steady-handed first option for Boise State, averaging 20.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a senior, and he's versatile enough to develop into a nice perimeter defender. An ideal 3-and-D player if he can continue his development and build out his body.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31 20 7.7 3.5 47.5
23 Gary Trent Jr. SG DUKE

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like Jayson Tatum the year before, Gary Trent Jr. was a designated scorer at Duke whose skill set was overshadowed by other NBA-level players. Trent is an assassin from the 3-point line who can get a bucket in a pinch, but his lack of defensive awareness was a net-negative for the Blue Devils -- and likely will be in the NBA if he doesn't improve considerably.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.9 14.5 4.2 1.4 41.5
24 De'Anthony Melton PG USC

Draft Prospect Outlook:

De'Anthony Melton wasn't an above-average scorer at Southern California and struggled with consistency from long range, but he showed promise in spurts of being an NBA-level defensive standout. Melton missed all of last season after being declared ineligible as a result of the FBI corruption probe, so he's not played competitively since the 2016-17 season.

No stats available.

27 Mitchell Robinson C N/A

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Mitchell Robinson signed with Western Kentucky but never played a game, instead leaving the school and using the past season to train on his own in preparation for the NBA. But he's a 7-footer who is freakishly athletic and can run the floor and finish around the rim with a quick outstretch of his long arms. That will be enough to likely earn him money late in the first round or early in the second.

No stats available.

28 Jalen Brunson PG NOVA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jalen Brunson may be the most complete point guard in the NBA Draft. He's a steady-handed ball-handler who can knock down open 3s and finish around the rim. He doesn't possess top-level athleticism, which suggests his defense may not translate immediately, but his all-around game will leave the team that drafts him feeling like they just committed highway robbery.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.8 18.9 3.1 4.6 52.1
29 Brandon McCoy C UNLV

Draft Prospect Outlook:

7-foot center Brandon McCoy is a great finisher around the basket who adequately carved out space as a rebounder last season for UNLV. He's not a polished product on offense by any means, but his 33-point, 10-rebound showing against Arizona and Deandre Ayton is reason to believe that, when he puts it all together, he can be a starting center in the NBA.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.8 16.9 10.3 0.5 54.5
31 Omari Spellman C NOVA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

On a title-winning Villanova team that has three future NBA talents in Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman finished the season as the team's second best 3-point shooter at 43.3 percent. He's too small to play center in the NBA, but he's got the versatility to play power forward and stretch the floor as a big man at the next level given his wide-ranging arsenal on offense.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.1 10.9 8 0.8 47.6
32 Troy Brown SG ORE

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Brown is a wild card in the draft. He was a blue-chip recruit out of high school, but was no more than a bit player at Oregon. But similar to Jaylen Brown coming out of Cal, he has the ideal size and athleticism to mesh perfectly in the NBA that is becoming increasingly more positionless.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.2 11.3 6.2 3.2 44.4
33 Bruce Brown Jr. SG MIA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're a team looking for a defensive stopper, sophomore wing Bruce Brown Jr. is your guy. He's long and athletic, with a 6-9 wingspan, and is a versatile defender who can defend multiple positions. His lack of offensive prowess is what's holding him back from being a surefire lottery pick.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.7 11.4 7.1 4 41.5
34 Moe Wagner C MICH

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In an era where virtually every big man must possess the ability to knock down 3s to stay on the court in the NBA, Moritz Wagner's talent makes him a hidden gem in the draft. The Michigan star shot just shy of 40 percent from deep over the past two seasons. He gives great effort on both ends of the floor but isn't an elite shot-blocker despite his stature.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.6 14.6 7.1 0.8 52.8
35 Grayson Allen SG DUKE

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There's more to Grayson Allen's game than just tripping, despite what you may remember from his time at Duke. He's an energy player who shot a consistently high percentage during his four seasons in college (37.45 percent), and thrived both on and off the ball on offense. The fact that he recorded the fourth-highest max vertical leap at just over 40 inches at the NBA Draft Combine suggests his highlight-reel dunks and unbelievable athletic ability will be translatable immediately, though his defense was mostly average in college.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.6 15.5 3.3 4.6 41.8
36 Hamidou Diallo SF UK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hamidou Diallo posted the second highest vertical leap at his combine showing a year ago, and his highlight reel dunks at Kentucky prove he's got NBA level athleticism. If he can develop his offensive arsenal and ability to shoot consistently from outside, he could become a solid rotation player. The selling point for Diallo is all about what he brings to the table as an in-your-face defender.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
24.8 10 3.6 1.2 42.8
RANK POS. RK VERTICAL WINGSPAN
36 7 44.5 6-11.25
37 Devonte' Graham PG KAN

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In Devonte' Graham, you're getting a trusty spot-up shooter who ran point for a Kansas team that advanced to the Final Four his senior season. Graham isn't an elite athlete, nor is he sure to be a starter in the NBA. But he's a savvy player who has a very high floor and is capable of running the second unit of just about any team in the NBA.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
37.8 17.3 4 7.2 40.0
38 Trevon Duval PG DUKE

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Trevon Duval is a flashy point guard who can weave his way in and out of traffic better than most ball-handlers in this draft. His decision-making was suspect at Duke, however, and his shot needs improvement to make steady contributions in the NBA

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.8 10.3 2 5.6 42.8
39 Landry Shamet PG WICH

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Two-way guards are the future of the NBA, which means Landry Shamet could stick in the league for a decade. He's got the handles to run an offense and the length, instincts and scoring ability to play off the ball as a spot-up perimeter shooter.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.7 14.9 3.2 5.2 48.9
40 Jerome Robinson SG BC

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jerome Robinson is an electrifying talent who can play either guard position and thrive because of the array of ways he can score - off the bounce, off the catch or on the run. He was a good 3-point shooter at Boston College, too, and could have a game immediately translatable to the NBA as a two-way guard

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36 20.7 3.6 3.3 48.5
41 Jarred Vanderbilt PF UK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jarred Vanderbilt's freshman season at Kentucky was plagued by injuries, but his ability to yank down rebounds on either side of the ball was his most impressive trait, just ahead of his defensive talent. His untapped potential is going to eventually come flowing, and when it does, some team will have a versatile forward with elite defensive instincts.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
17 5.9 7.9 1 42.6
42 Shake Milton PG SMU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Shake Milton is one of the better pure scorers in the draft who is both a solid ball-handler and play-maker with or without the ball. He boasts a wingspan that is a half-inch shy of 7 feet and can develop into a 3-and-D talent in the right fit.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.4 18 4.7 4.4 44.9
43 Melvin Frazier SG TUL

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Melvin Frazier is a top-end defender when he puts forth the energy, and luckily for him, energy is hardly an issue. He plays with a high level of engagement and focus, which is a plus for a prospect that projects as a defensive specialist in the NBA. He will need to eradicate his wild shot selection that killed his efficiency at Tulane to become a valuable contributor in the league

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.4 15.9 5.6 2.9 55.6
44 Svi Mykhailiuk SG KAN

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Svi Mykhailiuk is a 3-point assassin who possesses the ideal size of a sharpshooter in the NBA. He's not an elite defender, but he showed flashes at Kansas of being a plenty capable defensive player. It's his accuracy as a spot-up scorer that will get him drafted.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.5 14.6 3.9 2.7 43.4
45 Rodions Kurucs SF LATVIA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kurucs is a long, athletic forward who can shoot 3s and attack off the dribble. He's a bit foul-prone and needs to improve his lateral quickness, but he has shown the ability to defend wings on the perimeter and block shots at the rim. His inconsistency and lack of playing time at Barcelona have hurt his draft stock, but he could be a steal if he gets a change of scenery.

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46 Josh Okogie SG GT

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Josh Okogie's talents are easily projectable to the NBA - he's a plus defender with a 7-foot wingspan, shot 38.2 percent from 3-point range over the last two seasons, and proved to be an above average rebounder from his position

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.4 18.2 6.3 2.5 41.6
47 Kostas Antetokounmpo SF DAY

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like his older brother, Giannis, Kostas Antetokounmpo is an ultra-raw prospect who will need a team willing to be patient with his development, though his upside isn't anywhere near Giannis' was. At Dayton last season, Kostas played only 15 minutes per game and averaged only 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. The fact that he couldn't earn meaningful rotation minutes in college is concerning

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
15.1 5.2 2.9 0.4 57.4
48 Jacob Evans III SF CIN

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Cincinnati's fearsome defensive unit last season was spearheaded by Jacob Evans, a 6-foot-9 forward who can defend multiple positions. He's got an NBA ready body that won't get pushed around, though his lateral quickness is a question mark. If he is able to expand his game to defend more athletic guards, he could play a big role on the team that selects him as a 3-and-D role player.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.8 13 4.7 3.1 42.7
49 Jevon Carter PG WVU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jevon Carter has been there and done that. The savvy veteran point guard is a plug-and-play perimeter defender wherever he lands, though his size will limit his overall versatility that helped him be so disruptive in college

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.5 17.3 4.6 6.6 42.2
51 Keenan Evans PG TTU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Keenan Evans is a score-first point guard who uses his quickness and burst to beat lesser athletes off the dribble. At Texas Tech he was a streaky shooter, but was an impressive first option who did well making plays for others and getting his own each night

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.5 17.6 3.1 3.2 47.1
52 Chimezie Metu PF USC

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Chimezie Metu is your prototypical NBA big man who, at nearly 6-10, can run the floor and be a lob man and also step outside and knock down 3-pointers as a spot-up scorer. Not as physical as you'd expect though, given his size, which is something he'll need to improve on in the NBA.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31 15.7 7.4 1.6 52.3
53 Ray Spalding PF LOU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Ray Spalding is a throwback big man who does the majority of his damage in and around the paint. Throw him a lob in the area and he's guaranteed to finish. He nearly doubled his blocks per game average from his sophomore to junior season, and is most valuable as a rim-protector who can score when his number is called.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.6 12.3 8.7 1.3 54.3
54 Billy Preston PF KAN

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Billy Preston was a blue-chip recruit for Kansas who never played a minute thanks to an investigation into circumstances surrounding a vehicle he crashed during his time in Lawrence. But don't let his lack of stats fool you: he's a legitimate NBA prospect with very real upside. He has the athleticism to run the floor, block shots, and known down 3-pointers at a high level.

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55 Justin Jackson SF MD

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Justin Jackson is a promising wing talent who was an above average rebounder and playmaker for Maryland as a sophomore last season. He took a marginal step back with regards to his efficiency from the 3-point line compared to his freshman season, but the talent is there for him to develop into a modern day 3-and-D player.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.2 9.8 8.1 1.9 36.6
57 Rawle Alkins SG ARIZ

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Rawle Alkins is a bundle of defensive energy packed into a 6-foot-4 frame that screams NBA-ready. He had flashes of greatness from time to time at Arizona, but consistent effort and unsteady play has always been his biggest question mark. If he can string his game together on a nightly basis, he'll be a terror as a versatile wing defender.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.4 13.1 4.8 2.5 43.2
58 Allonzo Trier SG ARIZ

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Allonzo Trier spent three seasons in Tucson where he thrived as the primary option for Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats. He's a good scorer off the bounce and is excellent at drawing contact and finishing around the rim, but his shot was hit or miss and his shot selection was questionable at times

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.1 18.1 3 3.2 50.0
59 Jaylen Barford PG ARK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Barford significantly improved his 3-point stroke as a senior last season, but by and large can be a streaky shooter. He'll need to refine his shot at the next level and really improve his ball-handling, as sloppy play and careless turnovers plagued his game on offense in college. He's also not a great defender and probably lacks the size to get there.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.3 17.9 3.9 2.5 47.0
60 Tony Carr PG PSU

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tony Carr is your ultimate heat-check prospect of the 2018 draft class. He's a dazzling scorer who uses his length and strength to carve out space and create his own shot, whether it be off the dribble on the perimeter or pummeling down the lane. Not super athletic, though suggesting his scoring ability may be limited to spot-up opportunities at the next level.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.4 19.6 4.9 5 40.8
61 Malik Newman PG KAN

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Plain and simple, Malik Newman is a walking bucket. He can get to the rim effortlessly with his shiftiness and ability to slide his body into tiny windows, and he can knock down open jumpers from the perimeter. He may be undersized for a shooting guard in the NBA but his ability to generate offense makes his size only a detriment on the defensive end of the floor.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.6 14.2 5 2.1 46.3
62 Vincent Edwards SF PUR

Draft Prospect Outlook:

As a senior last season for Purdue, Vincent Edwards was a stellar 3-point shooter who could get a bucket in a pinch when needed for the Boilermakers. That star power on offense could earn him a role in the NBA, though his overall lack of mobility and quick twitch don't guarantee he will stick

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.6 14.6 7.4 2.9 47.6
63 Kevin Hervey SF UTA

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kevin Hervey was off the beaten path playing for UT-Arlington, but his size and scoring ability make him too tantalizing to pass over. Averaging 20.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, Hervey is an efficient scorer who can stretch the floor with a reliable 3-point stroke, too. He had the ultimate green light playing for Scott Cross, so he'll have to make a bit of an adjustment as a bench player in the NBA

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.2 20.5 8.5 2.2 44.6
64 George King SG COLO

Draft Prospect Outlook:

King has good length and is skilled enough to become a two-way player who specializes on defense and can hit open shots. He will need to be more active as a defender to make himself indispensable, but he plays with effort and rebounds well as a wing.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.5 12.9 7.8 1.1 44.5
65 Tyler Davis C TA&M

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.1 14.9 8.9 1.3 58.5
66 Wenyen Gabriel SF UK

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Gabriel has "unicorn" qualities that make him an intriguing prospect, such as his 39.6 percent shooting on 3s and his shot-blocking ability. He's a versatile defender who provides good energy, and while he isn't likely to develop into a shot-creator, he could potentially grow into a role player.

2017-18 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23.1 6.8 5.4 0.6