New Orleans should get everything possible for Anthony Davis.
Pelicans might not be in this position again – a franchise player would have another team willing to bring young talent and drafts to picks up to them, even if it is not certain that it will only be one season.
If New Orleans gets to handle multiple desirable teams, a franchise will lose a pick, and it will affect who will be drafted where.
Until then, I will abide by the current draft order for a second draft – with a trade spin.
1. New Orleans Pelicans – Zion Williamson (6-7, 285, F, fresh man, Duke)
Takes the top 10: The person who invites the USA camp creates how well he has talent.
2. Memphis Grizzlies – Ja Morant (6-3, 175, PG, sophomore, Murray State)
Takes the top 10: It is to raise everyone's level of play with the first, scoring the second.
3. New York Knicks – RJ Barrett (6-7, 202, F, fresh man, Duke)
Takes the top 10: It is clear that New York is the place where he wants to be. The Knicks should want the same thing.
Fresh man Duke of R.J. Barrett is a projected top-5 pick. (Photo: Associated Press)
4. Los Angeles Lakers– De Hunter's (6-7, 225, F, sophomore, Virginia)
Takes the top 10: LeBron James runs the offense. It needs a finish. Hunter can complete the range and expand.
5. Cleveland Cavalry – Reddish Cam (6-8, 215, F, fresh man, Duke)
Takes the top 10: Going up the board, Reddish has given up the size and skill set of Cleveland.
6. Phoenix Suns– Darius Garland (6-2, 175, PG, fresh man, Vanderbilt)
Takes the top 10: With Hunter from the board, Garland's best player available.
We trade !!!
The Lakers trade on draft rights Andre Hunter to the Sun for Darius Garland's draft rights.
7. Chicago Bulls – Coby White (6-5, 185, PG, freshman, North Carolina) t
Takes the top 10: Seen by some as a combo guard, White is fast, athletic and can run the point for the Bulls.
8. Atlanta Hawks – Jarrett Culver (6-5, 195, G, sophomore, Texas Tech)
Takes the top 10: Hawks picking the top five will be projected to have size, which is flexible and he can get his own shot.
9. Wizards Washington– Jaxson Hayes (6-11, 220, F, freshman, Texas)
Takes the top 10: Warriors love energy, defense Hayes. They have talent to extend the game over the paint.
10. Atlanta Hawks – Sekou Doumbouya (6-9, 230, F, France)
Takes the top 10: Atlanta has a system and play style to suit Doumbouya due to its size, its range.
11. Minnesota Timberwolves – PJ Washington (6-8, 228, F, sophomore, Kentucky)
12. Charlotte Hornets – Rui Hachimura (6-8, 230, F, junior, Gonzaga)
13. Miami Heat – Romeo Langford (6-6, 215, G, freshman, Indiana)
14. Boston Celtics – Little Nassir (6-6, 220, F, freshman, North Carolina) t
15. Detroit Pistons – Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6-5, 205, G, sophomore, Virginia Tech)
16. Orlando Magic – Cameron Johnson (6-9, 210, G, senior, North Carolina)
17. Brooklyn nets – Brandon Clarke (6-8, 215, F, junior, Gonzaga)
18. Indiana Pacers – Bol Bol (7-2, 235, C, fresh man, Oregon)
19. San Antonio Spurs – Keldon Johnson (6-6, 211, G, freshman, Kentucky)
20. Boston Celtics – Kevin Porter Jr. (6-6, 218, G, freshman, MSU)
21. Thunder City Thunder – Tyler Herro (6-5, 195, G, fresh man, Kentucky)
22. Boston Celtics – Mfiondu Kabengele (6-10, 250, sophomore, F, Florida State)
23. Utah Jazz – Matisse Thybulle (6-5, 195, G, senior, Washington)
24. Philadelphia 76ers – Luka Samanic (6-11, 230, F, Croatia)
25. Blasters Trail Portland – Git Bitadze (6-11, 250, C, Republic of Georgia)
26. Marcia Cleveland – Nic Claxton (6-11, 220, F, sophomore, Georgia)
27. Brooklyn nets – Talen Horton-Tucker (6-4, 238, G, freshman, Iowa State)
28. Heroes of the Golden State – Bruno Fernando (6-10, 240, F, sophomore, Maryland)
29. San Antonio Spurs – KZ Okpala (6-9, 215, F, sophomore, Stanford)
30. Milwaukee Bucks – Jerome House (6-5, 195, G, junior, Virginia)
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