Cade Cunningham no matter what will go number 1 overall, regardless of what team wins the lottery.
The Timberwolves need a player who can run the 4 and 5 for them. I think that Evan Mobley can run the 4 for them and great success. This pick is protected, so if they don''t get a top 3 pick it goes to the warriors.
The Pistons are rebuilding. They need someone who can help right now, and Jalen Suggs can do that. He has the potential to be a star in the Association.
The Magic go with Kuminga here because he fills out a need at the 4. He can also play at the 3 if nessercary. I think the Johnathan''s will do well together.
The Thunder could take a lot of players here. They are loaded up with draft capital right now so any pick they make isn''t a bad one. I have them going with Jalen Green because he is the best available. The Thunder might run a lineup with Shai at the PG and Green at the 2, or vice versa.
The team needs a wing player. There are a few options, but I don''t expect any of these players to make a huge impact. I like Jalen Johnson here because of his ability to knock 3''s down with ease.
The Kings need someone who can guard a team''s number 1 option. I like Scottie Barnes here because of how physically gifted he is and how well he plays defense.
Keon Johnson here because of the needed help in the backcourt. He can fight for minutes with Gary Harris, Markelle Fultz, R.J Hampton, and Cole Anthony.
Franz Wagner here because the Raptors need help at the 3. He should provide some bench depth as well to help the Raptors try to reach the playoffs again.
One thing people need to know about the Australian product is that he can shoot. This should help the pelicans team who traded away J.J Reddick at the deadline
Alperen Sengun may be the best big man to run the pick and roll in the draft. He is very efficient and should help a bad Wizards team.
There were rumors at the deadline that the Pacers were interested in trading away Malcolm Brogdon. I think Davion Mitchell could replace him in the near future.
Overseas''s Usman Garuba was a lockdown defender. He just has to develop a jumper and will could be one of the premier players coming out of this year''s draft.
The warriors need a good interior big. Kai Jones can provide that, being able to guard the 3 to the 5. He could also be Draymond''s replacement in the near future.
Isiah Jackson here because the hornets need a 4. At this point, the Hornets will be picking the best available player and he is available.
The Thunder go best available player here because of their draft capital. Corey Kispert falls to them at 16 which is a great valued player at this spot.
The Grizzlies need someone who can flat out just score to take the pressure off Ja Morant. Bouknight here can do just that.
Charles Bassey here to fill in the need at C. He has great size and can do it all.
The Rockets go with Brown here because he fills a need at the 4. The rebuild starts this year and he should be a valuable asset in the future.
Sharife Cooper here because the Hawks don''t have a backup PG in the future.
Sharife Cooper can be the 6th man of this team and maybe move over to the 2 if Kevin Huerter doesn''t work out.
The Knicks have been a surprise this year. They don''t have a long term PG and I think that Jared Butler can be that type of guy.
Cameron Thomas here because the Knicks will go best available. He is a project player and probably won''t see much playing time his rookie season.
The Lakers get a steal at 23 by taking Tre Mann. He can develop to be their starting PG the Lakers have needed.
Ziaire Williams can provide excellent size to a smaller Rockets team. He can play at the 3 if needed.
At 25 the Nuggets go with Marcus Bagley, who will be a development player, but the Nuggets aren''t afraid to try him out.
Moses Moody here because he falls to the 76ers. The 76ers need someone to score and Moody can do just that
The Nets go with best available and Ayo Dosunmu falls to the at 27. He can score from all points and can play defense which the Nets need.
Max Abmas made a name for himself in this year''s tournament. He is someone who the Clippers need and have been searching for.
The Suns go best available here to help the bench, and that is Chris Duarte.
The Jazz go with Jaden Springer to hopefully be the Mike Conley replacement. He should be a good facilitator and help on defense.