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2019 NBA Draft Tracker



1. Zion Williamson
Pelicans, Power Forward, Duke
6-7/285lbs, 19 yrs

Williamson joins a new-look Pelicans team in which he immediately becomes their main inside weapon. Williamson, along with Jrue Holiday will be the focus of the Pelicans offense and he'll be able to score in transition getting quick passes fired to him from Lonzo Ball. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 7:44 PM
2. Ja Morant
Grizzlies, Point Guard, Murray State
6'3" / 175 lbs, 20 yrs

Once the Grizzlies traded away Mike Conley earlier this week, it became clear that Ja Morant would be the direct replacement at point guard. The freak of an athlete is an elite passer, scorer, dunker and ball-handler and all these skills can translate to the next level. His talents were on full display when he helped lead Murray State to a first-round upset of Marquette in the NCAA Tournament this season. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 7:49 PM
3. RJ Barrett
Knicks, Guard-Forward, Duke
6-7/202lbs, 19 yrs

Barrett could very quickly become the Knicks top scorer depending on what they do in free agency. He's not only going to drive the lane a lot, but he'll be able to run the point as well. He'll also fight for boards at the elbow. Expect immediate multi-category production as the Knicks don't have many other options at the moment. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 7:57 PM
4. De'Andre Hunter
Hawks, Forward, Virginia
6'7" / 225 lbs, 22 yrs

Fresh off a national title with Virginia when he hit a pair of clutch three-pointers in the championship game, Hunter is the best 3-and-D forward prospect in this class and will be able to defend multiple positions for Atlanta. He has the size to defend bigs in the post while also having the quickness to move with smaller wings on the perimeter. Hunter will join Trae Young and Kevin Huerter as the Hawks' ideal 1-2-3 nucleus next season and he'll be able to stretch the floor as a solid spot-up shooter who shot 48.3% from three-point range last season.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:23 PM
5. Darius Garland
Cavaliers, Point Guard, Vanderbilt
6-2/174lbs, 20 yrs

It's not the most ideal landing spot for Garland because the Cavs are grooming Collin Sexton to be their Point Guard of the future. He's a very strong shooter, but standing only at six feet, two inches, it'll be hard for Garland to be able to create shots against bigger defenders. He'll still get plenty of minutes because the Cavs are limited at the position. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:16 PM
6. Jarrett Culver
Timberwolves, Guard-Forward, Texas Tech
6'5" / 194 lbs, 21 yrs

The Timberwolves needed guard depth and they get that in Jarrett Culver, who can play both the point and shooting guard positions. He was the Big 12 Player of the Year last season while leading Texas Tech on an impressive tournament run to the national title game. He made significant improvements in his offensive efficiency from his freshman to sophomore years and can handle the ball well, drive to the rim with sneaky athleticism, rebound against smaller guards and provide solid defense at mutliple positions. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:21 PM
7. Coby White
Bulls, Point Guard, North Carolina
6-3/191lbs, 20 yrs

This is an amazing fit because the Bulls need to add some speed to their gameplan and he will dominate opposing second units. If White can shoot better than Kris Dunn, he could end up taking over the starting role. He will keep the Bulls offense running and he'll get a lot of playing time. He's not afraid to drive and he'll be a pick part of their rotation. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:22 PM
8. Jaxson Hayes
Pelicans, Center, Texas
6'11" / 218 lbs, 19 yrs

The Pelicans pair Zion Williamson with another big in Hayes, who can play the center position right next to his new teammate. Hayes is one of the best rim-protectors in this draft who can catch lobs and operate in the pick-and-roll on offense. He's a raw talent who will need some development after experiencing a 10-inch growth spurt in high school and was noticeably still getting used to his bigger body as a freshman at Texas last year. Still, his athleticism rivals anyone in this class.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:11 PM
9. Rui Hachimura
Wizards, Power Forward, Gonzaga
6-8/236lbs, 22 yrs

Hachimura lands in a good spot as the Wizards have a major need to fill at Power Forward and Hachimura will get 25-plus minutes per game from the get-go. He'll take a lot of high-percentage shots and help out on the glass. Hachimura is a two-way player and work the post a lot when he gets the entry pass. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:37 PM
10. Cam Reddish
Hawks, Small Forward, Duke
6'8" / 207 lbs, 20 yrs

Reddish often got lost in the shuffle last season for Duke as Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett dominated the highlights and the national spotlight. Still. though. Reddish can't be overlooked as a former top high school recruit who would've gotten more attention and shot opportunities if he played on a different college team. He has the offensive skills to provide scoring off the bench for Atlanta and compete for a starting spot. He'll bring a sweet shooting stroke from three-point range and has the ideal size to be a winger in the NBA. The potential is definitely there for Reddish but his inconsistencies in college are certainly worrisome. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:48 PM
11. Cameron Johnson
Suns, Small Forward, North Carolina
6-7/205lbs, 24 yrs

With the departure of T.J. Warren, the Suns have room for wings and Johnson's playing time will be contingent upon whether or not the Suns get rid of Josh Jackson or don't re-sign Kelly Oubre Jr. If they keep both, Johnson will have to earn his minutes. He's a good shooter, especially from long-range and that could help him earn minutes early. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:46 PM
12. PJ Washington
Hornets, Power Forward, Kentucky
6'8" / 230 lbs, 21 yrs

Washington ends up being the first Kentucky Wildcat to be selected out of this talented group of prospects. He still needs work defensively, but his offensive game is undeniable and he really improved in that area after coming back for his sophomore season. He dominated the paint in college with his sweet footwork in the post and consistently stretched the floor as a three-point threat. Washington shot an impressive 42.3% from three last year and is a valuable floor-spacer for the Hornets. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 8:57 PM
13. Tyler Herro
Heat, Guard-Forward, Kentucky
6-4/192lbs, 20 yrs

The Heat need another shooter and not only will you get strong shooting from him, but he's good at attacking the lane. The Heat have enough players that rely on jumpers and he'll even help run the point. Expect Herro to get 20 minutes per game to start and he'll earn more minutes as the season continues. He's a very strong attacker. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:02 PM
14. Romeo Langford
Celtics, Guard, Indiana
6'6" / 215 lbs, 20 yrs

With the expectation that Kyrie Irving moves on to another team this offseason, the Celtics opt to go with Langford as a potential replacement. He has the size and ability to play both guard positions in the NBA as a solid driver to the rim with room to improve in three-point shooting. Langford unfortunately saw his NBA stock plummet with inefficient numbers during his lone college season - but he was being mocked in the top 10 this time a year ago. With taller point guards becoming more popular in the league, Langford can provide that size to the position with the possibility the Celtics also lose Terry Rozier to free agency.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:10 PM
15. Sekou Doumbouya
Pistons, Forward, France
6-9/230lbs, 19 yrs

The Pistons need wings and they are going after a project who will give them a boost on both sides the ball. He'll be able to play effectively at both forward spots eventually. He has a very strong drive and he's even able to adjust on the dribble if he approaches traffic in the lane.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:17 PM
16. Chuma Okeke
Magic, Forward, Auburn
6'8" / 230 lbs, 21 yrs

Okeke would have been a lock to go in the lottery before he unfortunately tore his ACL in the NCAA Tournament. Orlando will have to be patient with his recovery timeframe since that injury just happened in March. Still, though, Okeke broke out this season for Auburn as he displayed solid three-point range as a sophomore (38.7%) with defensive instincts that will help him guard multiple positions. Although he'll sit out most of his rookie season, this could be the steal of the draft 2-3 years from now.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:23 PM
17. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Pelicans, Shooting Guard, Virginia Tech
6-4/204lbs, 21 yrs

Alexander-Walker will serve as a good combo-guard for the Pelicans and he'll be able to have time bringing up the ball and swrving as a long-range bailout shooter. He'll be battling Josh Hart for playing time, but there aren't too many guards on the Pelicans and he'll be able to make the rotation and grab steals on the defensive side of the ball. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:30 PM
18. Goga Bitadze
Pacers, Center, Rep. of Georgia
6'11" / 250 lbs, 20 yrs

Bitadze is your protypical European big who has a wide range of offensive moves in the paint with the 3-point shooting to stretch the floor in the modern NBA. Even at his size, the international prospect has the ability to pass out of the post while also being able to body up opposing centers. The only downside is that he needs work defensively as he's a bit limited as a shot-blocker and his below-average athleticism makes it difficult to switch onto smaller players on the perimeter.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:31 PM
19. Luka Samanic
Spurs, Power Forward, Slovenia
6-10/227lbs, 20 yrs

LaMarcus Aldridge needs help under the basket and Samanic will be able to help the Spurs add size. Samanic will be to serve as a bailout shooter on offense and he'll use his lane-driving ability when he's on the ball and he should be able to earn playing time in the Spurs rotation due to lack of depth. He'll be more of a help on offense than defense. He'll be seeing a lot of high-percentage long-range jumpers early on before the league figures him out. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:40 PM
20. Matisse Thybulle
76ers, Small Forward, Washington
6'5" / 200 lbs, 23 yrs

Thybulle is arguably the best on-ball defender in this draft and he has the potential to develop into a premium 3-and-D winger for the Sixers. His defense is undeniable after being a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year at Washington, but he will need to improve his three-point shooting to be a legit role player on a talented Philly team. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:46 PM
21. Brandon Clarke
Grizzlies, Power Forward, Gonzaga
6-7/205lbs, 23 yrs

Clarke will need to put on more muscle if he's going to be able to bang around with the NBA Power Forwards. He'll compliment Jaren Jackson Jr. nicely by providing good defense off the bench. If Clarke can handle playing Small Forward, he will get even more playing time. Expect mid-range boards and blocks and he's a strong lane-driver. His defense will earn him his minutes. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 9:52 PM
22. Grant Williams
Celtics, Power Forward, Tennessee
6'7" / 240 lbs, 21 yrs

Williams is one of the more NBA-ready bigs in the class and he will be valuable as a stretch-four for the Celtics. Despite being on the shorter end at his position, his thick frame and toughness allows him to rebound on both ends and bang in the post with forwards bigger than him. Williams was a two-time SEC Player of the Year at Tennessee and he has the versatility to play center in small-ball lineups while also being a power forward alongside a more natural big.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:00 PM
23. Darius Bazley
Thunder, Small Forward, Princeton High School
6-8/208lbs, 19 yrs

Bazley sat out for the last year to get ready for the NBA Draft and he winds up in a good landing spot because the Thunder need size and wings who will attack the rim. Bazley is a strong attacker and he'll take plenty of contact and he'll also help out on the glass on the defensive end. He'll handle the paint when Paul George is at the arc and he'll provide consistent inside scoring and boards. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:09 PM
24. Ty Jerome
Suns, Guard, Virginia
6'6" / 195 lbs, 22 yrs

As one of the leaders on Virginia's national title team, Jerome will provide a high-level basketball IQ to a young Suns team. He's a versatile guard who can both handle the ball and provide offense as a spot-up shooter (39.9% from three last year). Jerome has below-average athleticism but he makes up for it with a crafty offensive game that includes a solid mid-range shot and a sneaky-good floater.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:13 PM
25. Nassir Little
Trail Blazers, Small Forward, North Carolina
6-4/224lbs, 20 yrs

Little was projected to be a Lottery Pick and dropped right into the Blazers lap and the Blazers need wings, especially wings that can attack the rim and that's Little's game. He's not as much of a three-and-D type of wing as he'll constantly drive and he'll play strong perimeter defense. He'll be battling Evan Turner and Maurice Harkless for playing time this upcoming season. 

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:22 PM
26. Dylan Windler
Cavaliers, Guard-Forward, Belmont
6'8" / 195 lbs, 23 yrs

Windler may have slipped under the radar to the casual college basketball or NBA fan because he played in a smaller conference - but there's no denying his talent. He's one of the best pure shooters in this draft and was deadly from three at Belmont (42.9% last season), while also showing the ability to drive to the rim and make plays for his teammates. Windler anchored Belmont to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win in March and he can develop into an elite winger for the Cavs.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:28 PM
27. Mfiondu Kabengele
Clippers, Center, Florida State
6-9/256lbs, 22 yrs

Kabengele will be playing behind Montrezl Harrell and he's going to need a couple of season's to adjust to the pro-level, but as of now, he should be able to make the Clippers rotation. He'll provide a lot of help defensively and he'll block a good amount of shots. He'll also help grab boards. His biggest issue is foul trouble and he'll have to learn how to defend without being too physical.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:35 PM
28. Jordan Poole
Warriors, Shooting Guard, Michigan
6'4" / 191 lbs, 20 yrs

This is an interesting pick because many mock drafts had Poole going undrafted - but clearly the Warriors value his potential as a shooter. At Michigan, his strength was his spot-up shooting from the perimeter (37% in his two college seasons) but he showed the ability to create his own shot off the dribble as well. Poole's versatility to defend multiple positions and play in a small-ball lineup probably attracted the Warriors more. The uncertainity surrounding Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant likely pushed them to take a shooter like Poole also.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:41 PM
29. Keldon Johnson
Spurs, Small Forward, Kentucky
6-4/216lbs, 20 yrs

Johnson will give the Spurs some fresh Legs on the perimeter and Johnson won't shy away from taking a lot of jumpers with the Spurs second unit. He'll likely be backing up DeMar DeRozan for the most part and he'll be hovering around the arc, but can attack the rid. His game compliments DeRozan's. Expect Johnson to grab a good amount of long rebounds.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:46 PM
30. Kevin Porter Jr.
Cavaliers, Shooting Guard, USC
6'6" / 212 lbs, 19 yrs

Porter is definitely a risk, but the Cavs seem content on taking a chance on him after already drafting Darius Garland and Dylan Windler in the first round. Porter has the athleticism and offensive game to be one of the best players in this draft but remains a gamble after serving a suspension for part of his lone college season and looking disinterested at times on a bad USC team last year. He's a crafty scorer from the wing who can be a threat from the perimeter while also possessing skills to create his own shot off the dribble.

Updated at: Thu June 20th 10:53 PM


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