6. Philadelphia 76ers: Nerlens Noel
7. Sacramento Kings: Ben McLemore
8. Detroit Pistons: C.J. McCollum
9. Utah Jazz: Dennis Schroeder
10. Portland Trail Blazers: Michael Carter-Williams
Our first changes!
The New Orleans Pelicans still pull off their huge trade with the Philadelphia 76ers and take Nerlens Noel for them here. Noel's stock is right where it was.
Ben McLemore had a very up-and-down summer league. He scored over 25 points twice, but he also registered 18 turnovers and zero assists. Still, the Sacramento Kings like his potential as a pure scorer and are willing to deal with the games where he puts the blinders on and ignores everyone else on the floor.
The Detroit Pistons welcome the point guard help and the scoring C.J. McCollum brings to the table and pass on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. No one looked more dangerous in isolation than McCollum, and the elite ball-handling skills win out over Caldwell-Pope's shaky shooting performance in Orlando.
The Utah Jazz still trade up for a point guard, but this time, it's for Dennis Schroeder. Trey Burke's brutal shooting performance and complete inability to score at the rim in Orlando greased the wheels for the choice, but give credit to Schroeder as well.
Drawing comparisons to Rajon Rondo, Schroeder defended his position very effectively and showed natural point guard instincts. Utah hopes the team can make up for the dip in scoring elsewhere.
The Portland Trail Blazers are bummed that McCollum is no longer there, but they get to team up Damian Lillard with some size and take Michael Carter-Williams. MCW struggled mightily as a scorer in Orlando, but he gamely distributed and rebounded, providing an interesting backcourt mate for last season's rookie of the year.