2018 NBA mock draft: First-round projections, top players, draft picks owed (03/22/2018)

Here is a 2018 NBA mock draft months ahead of the NBA Draft. The 2018 NCAA Tournament is still in full swing, but so NBA Draft projections and top players can still change

DieHards has listed below an 2018 NBA mock draft roundup, with projections, top players, projected NBA first-round draft order and draft picks owed.

NBA mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

DieHards predictions

No. Team Player School Pos. Year
1 Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Memphis Grizzlies Luka Doncic Slovenia SG/SF Intl.
3 Orlando Magic Michael Porter Missouri SF Fr.
4 Atlanta Hawks Marvin Bagley III Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mavericks Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State PF Fr.
6 Sacramento Kings Mohamed Bamba Texas C Fr.
7 Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn) Trae YoungWendell Carter Oklahoma PG Fr.
8 Chicago Bulls Wendell Carter Duke PF/C Fr.
9 New York Knicks Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Charlotte Hornets Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Philadelphia 76ers (via LA Lakers) Kevin Knox Kentucky SF/PF Fr.
12 Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF/PF So.
13 Los Angeles Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C So.
14 Denver Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG/SG Fr.
15 *Phoenix (via Milwaukee) Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
16 *Phoenix (via Miami) Daniel Gafford  Arkansas  C  Fr.
17 Washington Wizards Dzanan Musa Bosnia and Herzegovina SF  Intl.
18 Utah Jazz Zhaire Smith  Texas Tech SG  Fr.
19 Indiana Pacers Anfernee Simmons  USA  SG  Fr.
20 Atlanta Hawks (via Minnesota) Lonnie Walker  Miami  SG  Fr.
21 Philadelphia 76ers Jacob Evans  Cincinnati  SF  Jr.
22 Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans) Mitchell Robinson  USA  C  Fr.
23 San Antonio Spurs Troy Brown  Oregon  SG  Fr.
24 Minnesota Timberwolves (via Oklahoma City)Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC  PG/SG  So.
25 Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland) Khyri Thomas  Creighton  SG  Jr.
26 Portland Trail Blazers Isaac Bonga  Germany  SF  Intl.
27 Boston Celtics Gary Trent  Duke  SG  Fr.
28 Golden State Warriors Killian Tillie  Gonzaga  PF/C  So.
29 Brooklyn Nets (via Toronto) Bruce Brown Miami  SG So.
30 Atlanta Hawks (via Houston) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.

NBA mock draft 2018: CBS Sports

No. Team Player School Pos. Year
1 Memphis Grizzlies Marvin Bagley III Duke PF Fr.
2 Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Hawks Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
4 Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn) Mohamed Bamba Texas PF Fr.
5 Sacramento Kings Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Magic Jaren Jackson Michigan State PF Fr.
7 Dallas Mavericks Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
8 Chicago Bulls Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
9 New York Knicks Wendell Carter Jr. Duke PF Fr.
10 Philadelphia 76ers (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF/PF So.
12 Charlotte Hornets Kevin Knox Kentucky PF Fr.
13 Utah Jazz Lonnie Walker IV Miami SG Fr.
14 Phoenix Suns (via Milwaukee) Robert Williams Texas A&M PF So.
15 Phoenix Suns (via Miami) Anfernee Simons USA SG Fr.
16 Los Angeles Clippers Dzana Musa Bosnia and Herzegovina SF Intl.
17 Indiana Pacers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
18 Denver Nuggets Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
19 Washington Wizards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG/SG Fr.
20 San Antonio Spurs Anfernee Simons USA SG Fr.
21 Philadelphia 76ers Khyri Thomas Creighton SG/SF Jr.
22 Atlanta Hawks (via Minnesota) Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
23 Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans) Bruce Brown Miami SG So.
24 Minnesota Timberwolves (via Oklahoma City) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
25 Portland Trail Blazers Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State PF Jr.
26 Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland) Mitchell Robinson USA C Fr.
27 Boston Celtics De’Anthony Melton USC PG/SG So.
28 Brooklyn Nets (via Toronto) Shake Milton SMU PG/SG Jr.
29 Atlanta Hawks (via Houston) Landry Shamet Wichita State PG/SG So.
30 Golden State Warriors Chimezie Metu USC PF/C Jr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Sports Illustrated

No. Team Player School Pos. Year
1 Memphis Grizzlies Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Phoenix Suns Luka Doncic Slovenia PG Intl.
3 Atlanta Hawks Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Orlando Magic Mohamed Bamba Texas C Fr.
5 Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley III Duke F/C Fr.
6 Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Jr. Duke C Fr.
7 Dallas Mavericks Michael Porter Jr. Missouri F Fr.
8 Chicago Bulls Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Knicks Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Charlotte Hornets Kevin Knox Kentucky F Fr.
11 Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 Philadelphia 76ers (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State F So.
13 Denver Nuggets Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
14 Utah Jazz Lonnie Walker IV Miami SG/SF Fr.
15 Phoenix Suns (via Miami) Daniel Gafford Arkansas C Fr.
16 Phoenix Suns Troy Brown Oregon G/F Fr.
17 Philadelphia 76ers Chandler Hutchison Boise State G/F Sr.
18 San Antonio Spurs Robert Williams Texas A&M C So.
19 Los Angeles Clippers Dzanan Musa Bosnia and Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Washington Wizards Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
21 Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland) Mitchell Robinson USA C Fr.
22 Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans) Jontay Porter Missouri F/C Fr.
23 Atlanta Hawks (via Minnesota) Anfernee Simons USA G Fr.
24 Minnesota Timberwolves (via Oklahoma City) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
25 Indiana Pacers Jerome Robinson Boston College G Jr.
26 Portland Trail Blazers Bruce Brown Miami G So.
27 Boston Celtics Bruno Fernando Maryland C Fr.
28 Brooklyn Nets (via Tornto) Rawle Alkins Arizona G/F So.
29 Golden State Warriors Shake Milton SMU G Jr.
30 Atlanta Hawks (via Houston) Devonte’ Graham Kansas PG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Projected first-round order as of March 22, 2018

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Memphis Grizzlies
  3. Orlando Magic
  4. Atlanta Hawks
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Sacramento Kings
  7. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Brooklyn Nets)
  8. Chicago Bulls
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Charlotte Hornets
  11. Philadelphia 76ers (via Los Angeles Lakers)
  12. Los Angeles Clippers (via Detroit Pistons)
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets
  15. Phoenix Suns (via Milwaukee Bucks)
  16. Phoenix Suns (via Miami Heat)
  17. Washington Wizards
  18. Utah Jazz
  19. Indiana Pacers
  20. Atlanta Hawks (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
  21. Philadelphia 76ers
  22. Chicago Bulls (via New Orleans Pelicans)
  23. San Antonio Spurs
  24. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Oklahoma City Thunder
  25. Los Angeles Lakers (via Cleveland Cavaliers)
  26. Portland Trail Blazers
  27. Boston Celtics
  28. Brooklyn Nets (via Toronto Raptors)
  29. Golden State Warriors
  30. Atlanta Hawks (via Houston Rockets)

When is the NBA Draft Lottery?

The NBA Draft lottery will be help on May 15, 2018.

How can I watch the NBA Draft Lottery?

The NBA Draft Lottery will air on ESPN.

How can I watch the NBA Draft Lottery online?

You can watch the NBA Draft Lottery on  WatchESPN.

When is the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft will be held live on June 21, 2018.

How can I watch the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft will air on ESPN.

How can I watch the NBA Draft online?

You can watch the NBA Draft on  WatchESPN.

How can I watch the NBA Draft without cable?

You can also sign up for cable-cutting services through  Sling TVYouTube TVHulu TV and  Playstation Vue.

Key dates leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft:

May 15 — NBA Draft Lottery

May 16-20 — NBA Draft Combine

June 21 — NBA Draft 2018

2018 NBA Draft picks owed:

Atlanta Hawks

  • Houston Rockets first-round pick (top-3 protected) in trade that sent Chris Paul to Rockets, Patrick Beverley to Clippers and Jamal Crawford to Hawks.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves first-round pick (top-14 protected) for Adreian Payne.

Brooklyn Nets

  • Toronto Raptors first-round pick (top-14 protected) in trade for DeMarre Carroll.

Chicago Bulls

  • New Orleans Pelicans first-round pick (top-5 protected) in trade for Nikola Mirotic.

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Brooklyn Nets unprotected first-round pick in trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Detroit Pistons first-round pick (top-4 protected) in Blake Griffin trade for Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley.

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Cleveland Cavaliers first-round pick (top-3 protected) in trade that sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance for Isaiah Thomas.

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Oklahoma City Thunder first-round pick (top-14 protected) in trade that sent Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz.

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Los Angeles Lakers first-round pick (top-5 protected) from three-way trade that sent Steve Nash to Lakers and Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee Bucks.

Phoenix Suns

  • Milwaukee Bucks first-round pick (top-10 and 17-30 protected) in trade Greg Monroe trade that sent Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee.
  • Miami Heat first-round pick (top-7 protected) in Goran Dragic trade.

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