NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Every Pick as 2017 Finals Begin
As the NBA Finals kicks off, front offices around the league are building their draft boards.
And there is a ton of uncertainty, starting at the top with the Boston Celtics likely deciding whether to keep or trade their pick and the Los Angeles Lakers wondering whether Lonzo Ball is actually their man.
L.A. does have a workout scheduled with Ball for June 7, per The Vertical's Shams Charania. But there are reasons to think the Lakers may wind up considering other options at No. 2.
There has been a lot of movement on the board since our last mock draft on May 16. And as workouts continue, the board will remain fluid as we inch closer to June 22.
1. Boston Celtics (via Nets): Markelle Fultz (Washington, PG, Freshman)
Markelle Fultz remains the favorite to go No. 1, even if the Boston Celtics trade the pick. Chances are, they'll stay put and grab the Washington guard who averaged 23.2 points and 5.9 assists and turned 19 years old this week.
They'll value his expected production on a rookie deal for the next four years. And they'll value the flexibility he brings to the franchise.
Isaiah Thomas will likely be seeking a max deal next summer after turning 29 years old. And he won't be getting any better defensively. General manager Danny Ainge can add Fultz as either an additional scorer and playmaker or Thomas' long-term replacement.
2. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Jackson (Kansas, SG/SF, Freshman)
The Los Angeles Lakers throw the first curveball of the draft by passing on Lonzo Ball. The fact he's reportedly (via ESPN.com's Chris Haynes) considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers—after his camp previously stated he'd only work out for L.A.—suggests even the Balls aren't confident about Lonzo being locked in at No. 2.
The Lakers finished last in the NBA in defensive efficiency, and Ball wouldn't help them get any more stops. Plus, a core of D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac could use some additional athleticism.
Josh Jackson, the No. 2 prospect on our big board, offers both defensive potential and explosiveness that Ball doesn't. Jackson's offensive versatility should be a huge selling point as well, given his consistently evolving scoring, shooting and playmaking skills.
He should ultimately be interchangeable with Brandon Ingram on the wings. Or, the Lakers could play smaller and quicker with Jackson at the 3 and Ingram at the 4.
3. Philadelphia 76ers (via Kings): Lonzo Ball (UCLA, PG, Freshman)
The Philadelphia 76ers pounce on Lonzo Ball if the Los Angeles Lakers take Josh Jackson or De'Aaron Fox.
He'd give the Sixers needed guard play and shooting. And mixing his passing with Ben Simmons' should give the Sixers a lot more open looks at the basket.
Ball's reported willingness to work out in Philadelphia is a good sign the family won't object to moving east.
4. Phoenix Suns: De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky, PG, Freshman)
General manager Ryan McDonough has never been known to prioritize needs in the draft. He'll take the best player on his board, regardless of position.
De'Aaron Fox's late-season rise should put him in the mix for teams drafting Nos. 2-5.
His defensive potential should be a selling point for a team that ranked No. 28 in defensive efficiency. Phoenix could look to trade Eric Bledsoe, who's dealt with injuries, or it could play small (and fast) with Bledsoe and Fox and use Devin Booker at the 3.
5. Sacramento Kings (via 76ers): Jayson Tatum (Duke, SF, Freshman)
The Sacramento Kings won't be happy to see the Phoenix Suns grab De'Aaron Fox. But Fox going top four means Jayson Tatum slips to No. 5, where he stands out as a strong candidate for best player available.
Assuming Rudy Gay isn't in the team's long-term plans, Tatum gives the Kings a potential go-to scoring replacement.
He's viewed as one of the draft's safer bets, given his tools, polished skills and production (16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 threes) at Duke. Sacramento grabs Tatum at No. 5 and assumes it can add a guard—either Dennis Smith Jr. or Frank Ntilikina—at No. 10.
6. Orlando Magic: Malik Monk (Kentucky, SG, Freshman)
Without any star power on the roster, the Orlando Magic could be drawn to Malik Monk's flair.
They should covet his athleticism and scoring, but most importantly, his shooting, considering the Magic finished last in the league in three-point percentage.
Monk buried 104 triples his freshman year. Even if his limited size and basic handle keep him from dominating like he did at Kentucky, Monk's shot-making skills should still carry over.
7. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jonathan Isaac (Florida State, SF/PF, Freshman)
The Minnesota Timberwolves can fill a hole with the best player available in Jonathan Isaac, who'd bring needed defense and versatility between Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Isaac's offense may not come right away, but there is still scoring and shooting upside for Wolves' coaches to unlock. Isaac has a clean shooting stroke, a confident pull-up game and competent handles for a 6'10" forward.
Three-and-D could be Isaac's basement floor. Two-way star is the ceiling.
8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (France, PG/SG, 1998)
There are still a handful of quality options left for the New York Knicks, but not many stand out as fits with the roster or triangle.
Frank Ntilikina's defense and offensive versatility should sit well with the franchise's decision-makers. The 18-year-old is also still strengthening his case in the LNB Pro A playoffs, having just sunk three three-pointers and made impressive defensive plays on Tuesday.
Ntilikina isn't the explosive playmaker that Dennis Smith Jr. is, but president Phil Jackson's system isn't made for ball-dominant, score-first point guards. At the least, Ntilikina gives New York a role player, defensive upgrade and shooter (40.4 percent 3PT).
9. Dallas Mavericks: Lauri Markkanen (Arizona, PF, Freshman)
Dennis Smith Jr. versus Lauri Markkanen will make for some strong debate within the Dallas Mavericks' front office.
They need a point guard, but to avoid bringing on a rookie to run the show, they could look to fill that hole in free agency.
With Dirk Nowitzki still around for mentoring purposes, the Mavericks could see this as a great opportunity to develop Markkanen.
At 7'0", he's arguably the draft's top shooter, having made 42.3 percent of his threes and 83.5 percent of his free throws at Arizona. He'll likely put on shows during workouts.
But he's also flashed ball-handling and off-the-dribble scoring ability that suggest his upside is higher than a specialist's.
10. Sacramento Kings (via Pelicans): Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State, PG, Freshman)
After passing on a point guard at No. 5, the Sacramento Kings catch a break with Dennis Smith Jr. slipping to No. 10.
He'd likely be in the mix for the Kings five picks earlier. Smith could be a top-five talent with plenty of production to back up the potential, having averaged 18.1 points and 6.2 assists. But questions over his decision-making and leadership may cause teams to pass.
They won't bother Sacramento this late. He's too skilled and athletic. His 32 points against Duke, 31 against Miami, 31 against Georgia Tech, 27 points against North Carolina and 15 assists against Syracuse should be enough to sell Sacramento.
If this is how the draft plays out, the Kings could head into next year starting Smith, Buddy Hield, Jayson Tatum, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein.
11. Charlotte Hornets: Luke Kennard (Duke, SG, Sophomore)
Searching for offense on the wing, the Charlotte Hornets can look to Luke Kennard.
One of the top shooters in the draft, he's also one of its craftier scorers. He averaged 19.5 points a game this year, flashing advanced skills, footwork and instincts.
General manager Rich Cho also showed up to Kennard's pro day on Wednesday, per DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony.
The Hornets could use rotational upgrades on Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb. Kennard has the chance to give them one with his elite shot-making ability.
12. Detroit Pistons: Donovan Mitchell (Louisville, SG, Sophomore)
ESPN's Marc Stein has reported the Detroit Pistons could be shopping the No. 12 pick. Donovan Mitchell makes sense as both a target for the Pistons and other teams looking to trade up, given how few guards there are projected to go in the teens and 20s.
The Pistons also ranked No. 28 in three-point shooting. Mitchell emerged as a dangerous shot-maker in 2017, sinking 80 triples as a sophomore. If Stan Van Gundy stays at No. 12, he'll value Mitchell's perimeter scoring and defensive potential.
13. Denver Nuggets: Justin Jackson (North Carolina, SF, Junior)
With news (via The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski) that Danilo Gallinari is opting out to become an unrestricted free agent, the Denver Nuggets could use wing depth and insurance.
Justin Jackson could be argued as both a need-filler and the best player available. He averaged 18.3 points and drilled 105 threes during the 2016-17 season, looking far more confident and threatening as both a shooter and shot-maker on the move.
He even made a strong case for himself at the defensive end against Malik Monk in the NCAA tournament.
The Nuggets' No. 5 offensive efficiency will fall if they lose Gallinari, something they can't afford, given they're No. 29 in defensive efficiency. No player on the board will change that latter ranking in 2017-18. Jackson at least gives Denver an offensive weapon to play alongside Kenneth Faried if Gallinari goes elsewhere.
14. Miami Heat: Zach Collins (Gonzaga, C, Freshman)
The Miami Heat could be looking for a power forward, but they probably didn't expect Zach Collins to be on the board at No. 14.
They'll take Collins here as the best player available after his productive and efficient year and an NCAA tournament that helped validate his regular season.
He only played 17.3 minutes per game, but in that time, he flashed it all, from post scoring and shooting to rebounding and shot blocking. The Heat get their backup center with Collins but also a steal if he ties everything together.
15. Portland Trail Blazers: John Collins (Wake Forest, PF, Sophomore)
The Portland Trail Blazers can look to John Collins for an offensive upgrade at power forward. He averaged 19.8 points in his sophomore season, and though most of his damage came from foul line to baseline, there is shooting touch he'll be able to showcase more during workouts.
Collins is one of the top big-man athletes in the draft, which, along with the volume production, consistency and efficiency, suggests his points in the paint and rebounding can carry over at the least.
He could stand to improve defensively, but if he ever adds the three-ball—he knocked down 16 of 25 of them during NBA combine drills—Collins' offense would be a valuable asset regardless of his defensive shortcomings.
16. Chicago Bulls: Justin Patton (Creighton, C, Freshman)
Justin Patton offers a different level of upside compared to Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic (free agent) and Robin Lopez.
The Chicago Bulls would need to trade up to add a quality guard, and unless they're smitten with Terrance Ferguson, who didn't show much in Australia this year, or OG Anunoby, who's recovering from a season-ending knee injury and doesn't add much on offense, Patton stands out as a likely target at No. 16.
Long and athletic, he shot 67.6 percent during his one collegiate season and flashed both post moves and shooting touch. Patton could ultimately become the Bulls' top prospect ahead of Portis, Denzel Valentine, Cameron Payne, Paul Zipser and Jerian Grant.
17. Milwaukee Bucks: Ike Anigbogu (UCLA, C, Freshman)
Looking to continue building their identity, the Milwaukee Bucks can target Ike Anigbogu's monster length and rim protection.
He measured an enormous 7'6 ¼" wingspan at the combine. Anigbogu, who's also 252 pounds and agile, would give the Bucks a defensive upgrade over Greg Monroe at center.
And though not skilled offensively, his size, reach and bounce should still translate to easy buckets off lobs, finishes and putbacks.
18. Indiana Pacers: TJ Leaf (UCLA, PF, Freshman)
The Indiana Pacers could look at TJ Leaf for depth at power forward.
All teams covet his skill set from that 4 spot. Leaf flashed both shooting range (46.6 percent from three) and some ball-handling and passing ability (2.4 assists per game) at UCLA.
He may never be a quality starter with questions over his defense stemming from suspect quickness and toughness. But Leaf's potential to make open shots, use the dribble and bring energy should help him stick.
19. Atlanta Hawks: OG Anunoby (Indiana, SF/PF, Sophomore)
Regardless of the Atlanta Hawks team needs, OG Anunoby becomes too enticing at No. 19, assuming his medicals check out following season-ending knee surgery.
Quick with 6'8" size and a 7'2 ¼" wingspan, he'll have the chance to be unique defensively, with the ability to make exciting plays on the ball and guard positions 1-5.
He still can't create his own shot, but he did shoot 70.1 percent inside the arc as a sophomore, a tribute to his athleticism and efficient shot selection. Atlanta coaches will want to work day and night to help Anunoby improve his 31.1 percent three-point stroke and 56.3 percent mark from the line.
20. Portland Trail Blazers (via Grizzlies): Jarrett Allen (Texas, C, Freshman)
If the Portland Trail Blazers keep their second first-round pick, Jarrett Allen could be a backup center target.
He improved his offensive game over the season's final two months and measured a 7'5 ¼" wingspan at the combine.
Allen isn't as flashy as Jusuf Nurkic, but his tools, mobility and skills within 15 feet are easy to buy. He's a high-floor, low-ceiling first-round option whose value rises as his shooting and defense improve.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Harry Giles (Duke, PF, Freshman)
The Oklahoma City Thunder should be waiting to catch Harry Giles if he slips to No. 21.
There are obvious risks tied to his surgically repaired knees and limited experience. But at No. 21, the risks are worth the potential reward that would come with Giles if he strengthens his legs and skill set.
He's bound to look more enticing during workouts than he did at Duke, where he came off the bench and struggled with foul trouble (7.7 per 40 minutes).
As long as he stays healthy, Giles should be able to carve out a role in Oklahoma City as an energizer around the basket. But between his tools and room for growth offensively, his ceiling clearly exceeds role-player status.
22. Brooklyn Nets (via Wizards): Rodions Kurucs (Latvia, SF, 1998)
Rodions Kurucs is in the United States ready to work out after spending most of the year in Spain's second division (LEB Gold).
Viewed as one of the more compelling young prospects overseas, Kurucs defines the term project and will likely be stashed abroad for another year or two.
That shouldn't bother the Brooklyn Nets, who finished with the NBA's worst record and aren't going anywhere in 2017-18. Given the value tied to two-way wings, gambling on Kurucs, an athletic, 6'9" scorer, is worth the risk for the Nets with one of their two first-round picks.
23. Toronto Raptors (via Clippers): Isaiah Hartenstein (Germany, PF/C, 1998)
The Toronto Raptors could use an additional offensive weapon up front, even if they're able to bring back Serge Ibaka.
Isaiah Hartenstein has been on our first-round mock draft board all season long, based on his development as a junior player and the glimpses he flashed as a pro with Zalgiris.
At this stage, he doesn't have any core strength or go-to skill. But with 7'0" size, Hartenstein can make open threes, put the ball on the floor, pass, finish, rebound and switch.
24. Utah Jazz: D.J. Wilson (Michigan, SF/PF, Junior)
D.J. Wilson's decision to stay in the draft raised some eyebrows. Reports of a first-round promise naturally started to surface, per the Detroit News' Rod Beard.
The Utah Jazz already denied they'd made one, per Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, though they'd also never admit to it publicly.
Regardless, Wilson is one of the more interesting prospects, having generated little attention during the season before catching scouts' eyes during two NCAA tournament games.
The intrigue ties to his versatility, which highlights ball-handling, shooting and perimeter defense for a 6'10" forward, and that could be enough to entice the Jazz. If they truly do like him, they'll take him at No. 24 instead of waiting until No. 30.
25. Orlando Magic (via Raptors): Bam Adebayo (Kentucky, C, Freshman)
Bam Adebayo's tools and athleticism alone should get a team to take him in the first round.
The Orlando Magic could grab him for easy baskets and second-chance points. But the flashes of jump hooks and a mechanically-sound mid-range jumper hint at untapped offensive potential.
He'll really hold value in Orlando if he can improve his shooting and defense, both in rim protection and pick-and-roll coverage. Worst-case scenario with Adebayo: Orlando will get an energizer and backup center.
26. Portland (via Cavaliers): Terrance Ferguson (Adelaide 36ers, SF, 1998)
It wouldn't be shocking if another team was picking at No. 26 for the Portland Trail Blazers, who have three first-round selections.
Terrance Ferguson makes sense for anyone at this point in the draft. He didn't play or score much overseas in Australia's National Basketball League, but before he arrived, he'd been one of the more exciting high school prospects.
At 6'7", Ferguson built up shooting credibility over the years after sinking seven threes at the Nike Hoop Summit and winning the three-point contest at Under Armour Elite 24. He's also a quick laterally with bounce around the rim.
Ferguson just doesn't create, and he's coming off a one-and-done year overseas where he shot 31.3 percent from deep, making him tougher to buy into with a top-20 pick.
27. Brooklyn Nets (via Celtics): Anzejs Pasecniks (Latvia, C, 1995)
The Brooklyn Nets could go with back-to-back Latvians and hope one or both hit.
Anzejs Pasecniks emerged as a breakout player this year in the Spanish ACB. Unique with 7'2" size and effortless mobility, he shot 65.8 percent on the year and registered an impressive 18.38 player efficiency rating.
He even hit eight threes, a sign of shooting touch and potential, even if it's far away.
Pasecniks lacks strength and toughness, but his tools and production should be enough at No. 27.
28. Los Angeles Lakers (via Rockets): Jordan Bell (Oregon, PF/C, Junior)
The Los Angeles Lakers could target Jordan Bell for his defense and toughness inside.
He'll bring shot-blocking and the versatility to contest shots away from the basket. His offensive skills are limited, but he's improved as a passer. Still, Bell's value will come in the form of energy, hustle and off-ball activity.
At the combine, he tested as one of the top athletes and dominated Day 1 of five-on-fives just by competing and reacting.
29. San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White (Colorado, SG, Senior)
Derrick White's NBA combine performance helped validate his surprising season at Colorado, where he averaged 18.1 points and 4.4 assists per game after transferring from Division II's UCCS.
He showed off much of the same scoring and playmaking during five-on-fives in Chicago against other fringe-first- and second-round prospects.
White is suddenly being taken more seriously. He could be a sneaky option in the 20s for a team that admires his unique journey and buys into his skills and versatility.
30. Utah Jazz (via Warriors): Dwayne Bacon (Florida State, SG/SF, Sophomore)
Dwayne Bacon could sneak into the first round with strong workouts, where his NBA body, athleticism and shooting stroke will pass the eye test.
His questionable shot selection and feel shouldn't matter too much this late. At 6'6" and 222 pounds, Bacon has textbook tools and athleticism for an NBA 2-guard. And he's shown the ability to score from all three levels with hard drives, mid-range jumpers and threes.
Consistency has been Bacon's issue. But at No. 30, the Jazz will value his talent and skills and hope it clicks with NBA teammates and coaching.
31. Atlanta Hawks (via Nets): Johnathan Motley (Baylor, PF/C, Junior)
In need of frontcourt depth, the Hawks can grab Motley, Taurean Prince's former teammate at Baylor. He's already working out after undergoing minor knee surgery in April. Motley would give the Hawks post offense and a mid-range shooter.
32. Phoenix Suns: Ivan Rabb (California, PF/C, Sophomore)
Rabb could slip without showing anything new in 2017-18, but to Phoenix, he's a value pick at No. 32. He'll look to carve out a role as a post option and rebounder.
33. Orlando Magic (via Lakers): Jawun Evans (Oklahoma State, PG, Sophomore)
After passing on a point guard at No. 6, the Magic could be quick to grab Evans at No. 33. Quick, strong and highly skilled, he'll have a real chance to stick in a change-of-pace role off the bench.
34. Sacramento Kings (via 76ers): Jonathan Jeanne (France, C, 1997)
Jeanne's showing at the NBA combine confirmed he's worth looking at in the 25-40 range. As he's a 7'2" center with nimble feet and soft hands, the Kings could wind up with a steal if Jeanne's body ever develops.
35. Orlando Magic (via Lakers): Kyle Kuzma (Utah, PF, Junior)
After the show Kuzma put on at the NBA combine, where he hit four threes on Day 1 of five-on-fives, the Magic may buy into his stretch 4 potential and coveted versatility at power forward.
36. Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks): Josh Hart (Villanova, SG, Senior)
The 76ers could view Hart as a guard who can play right away. Malcolm Brogdon's success with the Milwaukee Bucks will only make it easier for the Sixers to pull the trigger.
37. Boston Celtics (via Timberwolves): Caleb Swanigan (Purdue, PF/C, Sophomore)
Though highly productive at Purdue, Swanigan still comes with questions regarding his NBA fit. It's still worth finding out if he can stick as a rebounding specialist while he works on improving his shooting.
38. Chicago Bulls (via Kings): Frank Jackson (Duke, PG, Freshman)
Foot surgery could make it difficult for Jackson to maximize his stock during the predraft process. Still, he just turned 19 years old and clearly has NBA tools, athleticism and shot-making skills.
39. Philadelphia 76ers (via Mavericks): Mathias Lessort (France, PF/C, 1995)
Lessort finished his year on an individual high note with 16 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in the LNB Pro A playoffs. His NBA calling card will be hustle, defense and easy baskets.
40. New Orleans Pelicans: Tyler Lydon (Syracuse, PF, Sophomore)
Lydon will slip after an underwhelming sophomore year, having failed to improve enough as a rebounder, scorer or playmaker. He's worth an early second-round look for his shooting.
41. Charlotte Hornets: Tony Bradley (North Carolina, PF/C, Freshman)
Bradley stayed in the draft, but he didn't do enough at North Carolina to warrant first-round attention. The Hornets will value his hands and offensive-rebounding instincts and will look to work on his mid-range shooting and post footwork.
42. Utah Jazz (via Pistons): Semi Ojeleye (SMU, PF, Junior)
Ojeleye may struggle to create in the pros, but his shooting could be the real deal. It's worth finding out at No. 42.
43. Houston Rockets (via Nuggets): Jonah Bolden (Radnicki Basket, PF, 1996)
Bolden left UCLA and wound up turning heads this year in Serbia. Athletic with power forward size (6'10"), he also made 59 threes at a 40.1 percent clip and brought in 16.9 percent of available rebounds.
44. New York Knicks (via Bulls): Frank Mason III (Kansas, PG, Senior)
Mason would give the Knicks an additional ball-handler and shot-maker, as well as a possible backup point guard in 2017-18. He lit up five-on-fives at the combine with Phil Jackson, Jeff Hornacek, Steve Mills and Allan Houston all sitting courtside.
45. Houston Rockets (via Blazers): Alec Peters (Valparaiso, PF, Senior)
Peters was too productive through four years at Valparaiso to drop any further, even after suffering a stress fracture in his leg. The Rockets will hope to find another shot-making specialist.
46. Philadelphia 76ers (via Heat): PJ Dozier (South Carolina, SG/SF, Sophomore)
Dozier has good size (6'7") and athleticism with a versatile skill set and defensive potential. He just doesn't excel in any one area. He's a hit-or-miss option, depending on how much he can improve his shot.
47. Indiana Pacers: Thomas Bryant (Indiana, PF/C, Sophomore)
Bryant's skills are catching up to his tools, but they aren't there yet. The 23 threes he hit last season were an encouraging sign.
48. Milwaukee Bucks: Tyler Dorsey (Oregon, SG, Sophomore)
Dorsey isn't a standout athlete, but he caught fire down the stretch and shot the three well for the second straight year. Improving his playmaking skills would give him the best chance to stick.
49. Denver Nuggets (via Grizzlies): Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson, SF/PF, Senior)
The Nuggets will hope Blossomgame finally finds his shooting stroke. He's worth taking for his two-point scoring and potential to guard both forward positions.
50. Philadelphia 76ers (via Hawks): Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina, SG, Senior)
Only one player at the combine had a lower max vertical than Thornwell (Bradley). The Sixers will hope he'll compensate for limited explosiveness with toughness and improved shooting.
51. Denver Nuggets (via Thunder): Damyean Dotson (Houston, SG, Senior)
Dotson may have gotten himself drafted during the second day of the combine, having shown off the stroke that helped him knock down 108 threes as a senior.
52. Washington Wizards: Devin Robinson (Florida, SF/PF, Junior)
Robinson didn't put it all together through three years at Florida, but his tools, athleticism and shooting stroke hint at three-and-D potential.
53. Boston Celtics (via Cavaliers): Dillon Brooks (Oregon, SF, Junior)
Though he was a showtime college player, Brooks' lack of burst and length (6'6" wingspan) hurt his NBA projection. He's worth a late pick for his scoring versatility and toughness.
54. Phoenix Suns (via Raptors): Edmond Sumner (Xavier, PG, Sophomore)
Sumner is rehabbing a torn ACL and still doesn't have a jumper, but 6'6" size and explosive athleticism for a point guard make him worth drafting.
55. Utah Jazz: Cameron Oliver (Nevada, PF, Sophomore)
Oliver's unique blend of shooting and shot-blocking should get him picked in the 50s.
56. Boston Celtics (via Clippers): Wesley Iwundu (Kansas State, SG/SF, Senior)
Iwundu had a poor NBA combine, but flashes of two-way versatility and improved shooting as a senior will keep him from going undrafted.
57. Brooklyn Nets (via Celtics): Kobi Simmons (Arizona, PG, Freshman)
Simmons is a project with enough size (6'5") and athleticism (for a point guard) to keep teams interested.
58. New York Knicks (via Rockets): Davon Reed (Miami, SG, Senior)
Reed has shot at least 38 percent from three in each of his last three seasons. With his NBA size (6'6"), his tools, scoring and shooting stroke should land him on the second-round board.
59. San Antonio Spurs: Monte Morris (Iowa State, PG, Senior)
Physical and athletic limitations work against Morris' NBA chances. The Spurs will hope his unique feel for the game keeps him afloat as a backup.
60. Atlanta Hawks (via Warriors): Aleksandar Vezenkov (Bulgaria, PF, 1995)
Vezenkov may not pass, defend or rebound, but he shot 47.9 percent from three during Euroleague play. He'll try to stick as a stretch shooting specialist.
Jonathan Wasserman covers the NBA draft for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter: @NBADraftWass.