The NBA regular season has officially come and gone as playoff action for the 16 remaining teams began over the weekend. The attention of the teams that didn’t make the cut will turn to June’s NBA Draft. For some franchises, this is where the attention has been all along.
For the first version of our mock draft this year, we used our friends over at Tankathon.com to simulate the selection order. There are also a few things outside of the lottery that need to be cleaned up via coin flip later on.
For now, congratulations are in order to the Detroit Pistons for winning (this fake lottery spin) for the second consecutive year and having the chance to select Cade Cunningham’s co-star. We also saw the Orlando Magic earn a top pick and the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans luck their way into top picks thanks to shrewd trades with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.
But that’s enough rambling, here’s our first mock draft of the season.