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NBA mock draft: Where will Ayton, Doncic, Young and Bagley land?

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After seeing multiple prospects at pro days and private workouts, it's time to update our mock draft with the latest intel from teams.

Our mock draft differs in two crucial ways from our recently updated top 100 prospect rankings. It uses the NBA's official draft order, and it's adjusted for NBA team needs. It also attempts to project which players will end up declaring and keeping their names in the draft.

Editor's note: This mock draft will continue to update with the latest information and analysis.


1. Phoenix Suns

Deandre Ayton
Arizona
Age: 19.8
C

Height: 7-foot | Weight: 243

The Suns appear to be locked into Ayton with the top spot, which makes sense considering the way he dominated the Pac-12 while playing at Arizona. Physically, he's one of the most gifted prospects we've seen in the draft in the past few years, and he has an impressive skill level to boot.

Phoenix, the worst defensive team in the NBA, will be right to question his impact on that end of the floor, but his sheer productivity and overall talent level make it difficult to not slot him at the top of this class.

Starting salary: $8,095,680


2. Sacramento Kings

Marvin Bagley III
Duke
Age: 19.2
PF/C

Height: 6-foot-11 | Weight: 234

The Kings showed progress this season and appear to have some strong building blocks in place, particularly in the backcourt. Word around the NBA is they are not very high on Luka Doncic. The strength of this draft is in the frontcourt, and the Kings are reportedly looking to take advantage of that due to lack of progress shown by their young bigs.

Although Bagley has some positional concerns defensively, his athleticism, motor, rebounding, finishing ability and overall productivity are very attractive to Sacramento. Bagley has terrific scoring and rebounding instincts and likely brings better shot-making potential than he showed in college, with more spacing around him at the NBA level.

Starting salary: $7,243,440


3. Atlanta Hawks

Jaren Jackson Jr.
Michigan State
Age: 18.7
PF/C

Height: 6-foot-11 | Weight: 240

The Hawks will be in best-player-available mode, but it helps to be able to complement their existing roster with a building block that fits with the surrounding talent. Jackson would be the ideal big man to pair with promising rookie John Collins.

The youngest player projected to be drafted, Jackson might have the highest ceiling in terms of his ability to affect the game on both ends of the floor. He has enviable physical tools, including a 7-foot-4 wingspan and tremendous mobility. Jackson's ability to space the floor (40 percent from 3 and 80 percent from the line), block shots (5.7 per 40 minutes), switch on every screen and, increasingly, put the ball on the floor from the perimeter makes him an ideal fit for the modern NBA.

Trae Young would reportedly get looks from the Hawks if they decided to trade down.

Starting salary: $6,504,600


4. Memphis Grizzlies

Luka Doncic
Real Madrid
Age: 19.2
PG

Height: 6-foot-8 | Weight: 228

Doncic hit a bit of a wall after playing 18 straight months without a break for Real Madrid and the Slovenian national team, souring some scouts with a handful of underwhelming performances in March and April. He still found a way to help Real Madrid win the Euroleague Final Four and was awarded MVP honors for his effort.

Considering their aging core and financial woes, the Grizzlies will likely be looking to return to playoff contention as quickly as possible. Doncic would be a dream selection for the Grizzlies because he has the size, skill and versatility to fit well alongside their existing talent while possessing star potential in his own right. It's somewhat of a surprising outcome to see Doncic fall to No. 4, but that seems to be the way things are shaking out at the moment.

Starting salary: $5,864,640


5. Dallas Mavericks

Mohamed Bamba
Texas
Age: 20.0
C

Height: 7-foot | Weight: 207

With Nerlens Noel unlikely to be in Dallas' long-term plans and Dirk Nowitzki turning 40 in June, the Mavs will definitely be looking for a frontcourt player to build around.

Bamba's rare combination of length, shot-blocking instincts and offensive promise gives him one of highest ceilings of any prospect in this draft. Every team in the NBA is looking for a big man who can anchor a defense, and that includes the Mavs.

Starting salary: $5,310,720


6. Orlando Magic

Wendell Carter Jr.
Duke
Age: 19.1
C

Height: 6-foot-10 | Weight: 263

It makes sense for the Magic to start to think about their center of the future. Carter's basketball IQ and versatility are promising in a number of ways. He is a physically mature big man with a 259-pound frame and a 7-foot-3 wingspan, which will allow him to play the center position in the NBA with ease.

He is a polished player with excellent hands and touch around the basket, and he has demonstrated a nice blend of passing, shot-blocking and perimeter shooting, despite being overshadowed at times by fellow Duke big man Marvin Bagley III.

Starting salary: $4,823,520


7. Chicago Bulls

Trae Young
Oklahoma
Age: 19.6
PG

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 176

Kris Dunn has had a breakout season for the Bulls, but he could certainly use some backcourt help due to his inconsistent jump shot and shaky decision-making skills.

Young looks like a nice backcourt pairing with his ability to navigate pick-and-rolls, make shots off the dribble and find the open man with impressive creativity. Having the luxury of hiding him defensively will be a key to his early success, and Dunn can defend either guard spot.

Starting salary: $4,403,280


8. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets)

Michael Porter Jr.
Missouri
Age: 19.9
SF/PF

Height: 6-foot-10 | Weight: 214

Continuing to stockpile young talent LeBron James is excited about certainly wouldn't hurt Cleveland's free-agent pitch, and it just so happens that one of the most talented players in the draft could be sitting here at No. 8.

Porter came into the season with hopes of making a run at being the No. 1 pick in the draft. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to build his case because of a back injury. Porter's size, skill and scoring instincts will nevertheless make him a coveted prospect in June. He is a playmaker on both ends of the floor and is just starting to figure out how to put his talent to full use. Adding more shooting and shot creation will likely be a priority at the wing and combo forward spots in order to ease some of the offensive load James is forced to shoulder every night.

Starting salary: $4,033,800


9. New York Knicks

Collin Sexton
Alabama
Age: 19.3
PG

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 183

Frank Ntilikina has had some nice rookie moments, but the Knicks are finding out that the long-armed, 6-foot-5 guard seems better suited playing alongside a more dominant ball handler and shot creator who can take some of the scoring responsibilities off Ntilikina's shoulders.

Enter Sexton, with his tremendous aggressiveness driving the lane, taking off-the-dribble jumpers and putting defensive pressure on opposing guards. NBA teams have some concerns about Sexton's decision-making and reckless style of play. Fiercely competitive, Sexton has shown enough flashes in the right areas to be comfortably projected as a starting-caliber point guard with plenty of upside. Sexton's competitiveness makes him the ideal type of player new head coach David Fizdale would want to help set the tone on the floor every time he steps on the court.

Starting salary: $3,708,120


10. Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers)

Mikal Bridges
Villanova
Age: 21.7
SF

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 200

The 76ers have gotten great production out of JJ Redick and Marco Belinelli, but with both players approaching free agency -- and their mid-30s -- it makes sense to think about drafting a wing who can complement Philadelphia's building blocks of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz.

Bridges is an easy player to slot on almost any NBA roster, thanks to his multipositional defensive versatility, 3-point shooting and role-player potential. He isn't as gifted a shot creator as you'd like from a top-10 pick, but on this roster, he won't need to be.

Starting salary: $3,522,480


11. Charlotte Hornets

Kevin Knox
Kentucky
Age: 18.7
SF/PF

Height: 6-foot-9 | Weight: 205

Knox didn't have a very efficient freshman season, partially due to his playing out of position, but there's a significant market in the NBA for combo forwards in his mold who can make an open shot, defend multiple positions and offer some offensive versatility.

He's one of the youngest players in this draft, so he still has plenty of room to continue to grow. Knox's appeal is reportedly growing on NBA teams as the pre-draft process has moved on, and there is a chance he could climb as high as seven or eight.

Starting salary: $3,346,560


12. LA Clippers (via Pistons)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kentucky

Age: 19.8
PG/SG

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 171

The Clippers could be looking at point guard as a position in need of supplementing, and the size, length and versatility of Gilgeous-Alexander could be attractive here, considering the type of lineup flexibility he brings.

The fact that he is 6-foot-6 (with a 7-foot wingspan), instinctual defensively and unselfish makes him easy to slot in alongside virtually any type of player. His offense has made significant strides as the season has moved on, helping him surprisingly emerge as arguably Kentucky's best long-term prospect.

Starting salary: $3,179,280


13. LA Clippers

Lonnie Walker IV
Miami
Age: 19.4
SG

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 206

Walker didn't have a consistent or efficient freshman season, but his talent, combined with the lack of depth at his position, is keeping his name in the lottery conversation. His youth, strong frame, 6-foot-10½ wingspan and ability to shoot with his feet set or off the dribble make him a candidate to rise during the pre-draft process as teams search for upside and diamonds in the rough.

The Clippers' wing rotation is a major work in progress and could certainly use some more shooting, length and perimeter-defensive prowess.

Starting salary: $3,020,280


14. Denver Nuggets

Miles Bridges
Michigan State
Age: 20.1
SF/PF

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 226

The Nuggets have been cycling through options at small forward all season and could very well look to address that position in the draft and/or free agency this summer.

Bridges is a freakish athlete who struggled at times to make the full-time transition to small forward, but he undoubtedly has potential as a two-way forward who can guard all over the floor and give you enough shooting, ballhandling and passing to get by at one of the most important positions in today's NBA.

Starting salary: $2,869,320


15. Washington Wizards

Robert Williams
Texas A&M
Age: 20.6
PF/C

Height: 6-foot-10 | Weight: 237

Marcin Gortat is 34 and is about to enter the final year of his contract, so the Wizards could definitely start to think about grooming a young big man.

Williams reminded everyone why he was such a highly touted prospect entering the season with an impressive run to finish the year, helping Texas A&M reach the Sweet 16. Despite playing out of position all season, he has shown that his game is tailor-made for the NBA as a rim-running, pick-and-roll-finishing, shot-blocker/offensive rebounder in the Clint Capela mold. John Wall would likely appreciate having someone like him to throw lobs to.

Starting salary: $2,725,680


16. Phoenix Suns (via Heat)

Zhaire Smith
Texas Tech
Age:
18.9
SF

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 195

Phoenix could continue to add length, athleticism and energy on defense with the long-armed, explosive Smith.

Originally expected to be more of a 2019 draft candidate, Smith accelerated that timeline by helping Texas Tech reach the Elite Eight. Smith needs to continue to develop his ballhandling and perimeter shooting, but he's one of the best athletes in this draft, and his trajectory as a prospect suggests he has considerable upside.

Starting salary: $2,589,480


17. Milwaukee Bucks

Jerome Robinson
Boston College
Age: 21.2
PG

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 181

A smooth, high-IQ combo guard would certainly look good in Milwaukee's backcourt rotation, especially one that can offer shooting, creativity and has the versatility to play either on or off the ball.

Robinson had one of the most productive campaigns in ACC history for Boston College.

Starting salary: $2,460,000


18. San Antonio Spurs

Troy Brown
Oregon

Age: 18.8
SG

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 210

A significant part of San Antonio's wing rotation is up for free agency this summer, which means this could be a position the Spurs look to address in the draft.

Brown's size, multipositional defense and upside could be intriguing at this stage of the draft. He's one of the youngest players in this class, and he has the type of character and intangibles this organization always covets. Helping him become a better shooter will be a major key, and the Spurs have an ace up their sleeve in that department with Chip Engelland.

Starting salary: $2,337,000


19. Atlanta Hawks (via Wolves)

Aaron Holiday
UCLA
Age: 21.6
PG

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 187

Dennis Schroder might not be in Atlanta's long-term plans, and he reportedly wouldn't mind being moved to avoid a long-term rebuilding effort.

Holiday had an outstanding junior season and he would bring a number of attractive traits with his microwave scoring ability, long wingspan and toughness.

Starting salary: $2,231,760


20. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder)

Keita Bates-Diop
Ohio State

Age: 22.3
PF

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 235

The Wolves have very little depth at the forward spots and might not have the financial flexibility to keep Nemanja Bjelica if his restricted free-agency offers get out of hand. With that in mind, drafting a versatile player such as Bates-Diop makes sense.

He increased his stock dramatically with a breakout season, moving among all of the frontcourt positions for an overachieving Ohio State team and looking like an ideal fit for the modern NBA, if he can find a way to rev his motor into higher gear at the professional level.

Starting salary: $2,142,360


21. Utah Jazz

Kevin Huerter
Maryland

Age: 19.7
SG

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 182

Utah is reportedly in the market for more shooting prowess, and there is talk that the Jazz are very high on the 6-7 wing who has elevated his draft stock considerably with a strong showing at the combine.

Huerter's size, feel and upside could be intriguing at this stage of the draft. He's younger than some of the freshmen projected to be drafted, and fits the type of character the Jazz like to bring into their organization.

Starting salary: $2,056,680


22. Chicago Bulls (via Pelicans)

Chandler Hutchison
Boise State
Age: 22.0
SG/SF

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 193

Chicago's wing rotation could certainly use more depth, and Hutchison's size, athleticism and ability to create his own shot are intriguing in a league that is starved for players at his position.

Hutchison has made significant strides with his game as a senior. He looks primed to take advantage of the lack of wings in the draft -- and the NBA in general -- this June. He has outstanding physical tools and is a much-improved ball handler and perimeter shooter. Hutchison is reported to have a promise after he skipped the combine and canceled all his workouts.

Starting salary: $1,974,480


23. Indiana Pacers

Elie Okobo
Pau-Orthez
Age: 20.5
PG

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 180

With incumbent point guards Darren Collison and Cory Joseph both entering the final seasons of their contracts, the Pacers could certainly begin to think about drafting someone they can groom at this position long term.

Okobo has rocketed up draft boards with a very strong end to the season in France, leading his team to the playoffs and then having a memorable 44-point game once there. The smooth guard has good physical tools with the ability to pass out of pick-and-roll sets and make shots with range pulling up off the dribble. His size and length should allow him to play alongside another point guard in the same backcourt, which is attractive in today's NBA.

Starting salary: $1,895,520


24. Portland Trail Blazers

Dzanan Musa
Cedevita
Age: 19.0
SF

Height: 6-foot-9 | Weight: 195

Portland's wing rotation could use some added depth.

Musa's size, scoring instincts and aggressiveness could be intriguing at this stage of the draft. He's one of the youngest players in this class, but he already is productive in Europe, playing at a fairly high level.

Starting salary: $1,819,800


25. Los Angeles Lakers (via Cavs)

De'Anthony Melton
USC

Age: 20.0
PG/SG

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 195

Even with Lonzo Ball in place, the Lakers should be looking to solidify their backcourt rotation and add more shooting, ballhandling and defensive versatility. Ball's size gives him the ability to operate alongside another combo guard.

Melton looked to be on the verge of a breakout season for USC before the FBI's investigation into recruiting shut him down indefinitely. His basketball IQ, ability to guard multiple positions, toughness and intangibles make him a prospect worth investing in.

Starting salary: $1,746,840


26. Philadelphia 76ers

Mitchell Robinson
Team N/A

Age: 20.1
C

Height: 6-foot-11 | Weight: 215

Backup center is a position of need for Philadelphia, and it wouldn't hurt to add another athlete to the frontcourt who can catch lobs and help protect the rim off the bench.

Robinson is one of the most talented prospects in the draft physically -- with impressive length, athleticism and shot-blocking instincts -- but is far away from contributing. The fact that he elected not to play college basketball this season won't help his NBA readiness, but at some point in the draft, he's worth taking a gamble on as a developmental project.

Starting salary: $1,689,000


27. Boston Celtics

Donte DiVincenzo
Villanova

Age: 21.3
PG

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 200

The Celtics have a tough decision in front of them with Marcus Smart entering free agency, and they might need to find a less expensive backcourt option to avoid luxury tax issues.

DiVincenzo put himself firmly on the NBA map with a memorable performance in the NCAA tournament championship game, and then continued his strong play at the combine. He's a versatile guard who brings toughness and aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, as well as deep range from beyond the arc. The fact that he doesn't need the ball in his hands to be successful is attractive on a roster with quite a bit of playmaking prowess already in place.

Starting salary: $1,640,400


28. Golden State Warriors

Grayson Allen
Duke

Age: 22.5
SG

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 185

The Warriors are way over the luxury tax and will want to find contributors on cheap rookie contracts.

Allen is a big-time shot-maker who should be ready to contribute fairly soon as one of the lone NCAA seniors projected to be picked in the first round. The fact that he can play either on or off the ball alongside the Warriors' many stars might make him attractive here.

Starting salary: $1,630,320


29. Brooklyn Nets (via Raptors)

Josh Okogie
Georgia Tech

Age: 19.7
SG

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 195

The Nets backcourt rotation is still under construction, as they don't have much in the way of long-term keepers under contract beyond next season.

Okogie has the type of length, toughness and multipositional defensive versatility the coaching staff covets, and he has put himself firmly in the first-round mix with a strong pre-draft process, including an excellent showing at the combine.

Starting salary: $1,618,320


30. Atlanta Hawks (via Rockets)

Jacob Evans
Cincinnati
Age: 20.8
SG/SF

Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 210

The Hawks are still figuring out their wing rotation long-term and could look to bolster that spot with additional depth.

Evans is an ultra-versatile player who guards all over the floor, played on and off the ball for Cincinnati and sports a career 38 percent mark from 3-point territory at the college level.

Starting salary: $1,606,680


Second round

31. Suns

Jalen Brunson | PG | Age: 21.7 | Villanova

32. Grizzlies

Khyri Thomas | SG | Age: 22.0 | Creighton

33. Mavericks

Melvin Frazier | SF | Age: 21.7 | Tulane

34. Hawks

Anfernee Simons | SG | Age: 18.9 | Team Breakdown

35. Magic

Jevon Carter | PG | Age: 22.7 | West Virginia

36. Knicks (from Bulls)

Gary Trent Jr. | SG | Age: 19.3 | Duke

37. Kings

Moritz Wagner | C | Age: 21.1 | Michigan

38. 76ers (from Nets)

Bruce Brown | SG | Age: 21.8 | Miami FL

39. 76ers (from Knicks)

Rodions Kurucs | SF/PF | Age: 20.3 | Barcelona

40. Nets (from Lakers)

Hamidou Diallo | SG | Age: 19.8 | Kentucky

41. Magic (from Hornets)

Devonte' Graham | PG | Age: 23.2 | Kansas

42. Pistons

Issuf Sanon | PG/SG | Age: 18.6 | Olimpija Ljubljana

43. Nuggets (from Clippers)

Rawle Alkins | SG | Age: 20.6 | Arizona

44. Wizards

Omari Spellman | PF | Age: 20.8 | Villanova

45. Nets (from Bucks)

Malik Newman | PG/SG | Age: 21.2 | Kansas

46. Rockets (from Heat)

Shake Milton | PG/SG | Age: 21.6 | SMU

47. Lakers (from Nuggets)

Landry Shamet | PG | Age: 21.2 | Wichita St

48. Wolves

Justin Jackson | SF/PF | Age: 21.2 | Maryland

49. Spurs

Isaac Bonga | SF | Age: 18.5 | Frankfurt

50. Pacers

Trevon Duval | PG | Age: 19.8 | Duke

51. Pelicans

Kevin Hervey | SF | Age: 21.9 | Texas Arlington

52. Jazz

Chimezie Metu | PF/C | Age: 21.2 | USC

53. Thunder

Ray Spalding | PF | Age: 21.2 | Louisville

54. Mavericks (from Blazers)

Devon Hall | SG | Age: 22.9 | Virginia

55. Hornets (from Cavaliers)

Tony Carr | PG | Age: 20.6 | Penn St

56. 76ers

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk | SG | Age: 20.9 | Kansas

57. Thunder (from Celtics)

Jarred Vanderbilt | SF | Age: 19.1 | Kentucky

58. Nuggets (from Warriors)

Kenrich Williams | PF | Age: 23.5 | TCU

59. Suns (from Raptors)

Kostas Antetokounmpo | SF | Age: 20.5 | Dayton

60. 76ers (from Rockets)

Arnoldas Kulboka | SF |Age: 20.4 | Capo D'Orlando