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Coach Fah's NBA Mock Draft Speculation Report!

By Fahim 'Coach Fah' Nassar

Hello Ladie-ma-gennelmens. Welcome to a completely non-scientific draft board! This is my first run at something like this and I guarantee there will be disagreements and poo-poo’s but alas. It is what it is.

Though I do not think there will be much movement in the draft on November 18th, I do believe there will be some movement. Being that there seems to be a consensus of parity in this draft class, and there is no consensus # One pick, I don’t think Minnesota is in a rush to waste that payroll on a pick they aren’t convinced on. I believe they trade down. I also believe Chicago trades up. They want to be explosive and I don’t believe they think Zack Levine is the answer, plus he is their best trade piece. I think they package him and Thad young to Minn and the trade is accepted.

I know that it was reported Boston is shopping all three of their picks this year to move up. I believe Charlotte, looking to retool, will be the willing partner there. They have a  lot of young pieces and Nicolas Batum. Moving on from Malik Monk and Willy Hernan-Gomez are the likely offseason moves as well. I believe this will also mark a sign-and-trade with a team for Gordon Hayward. Boston was too close not to retool for a long playoff run.

While I think San Antonio does a sign-and-trade scenario for Demarr DeRozan, it is only if he opts into his next contract. If he opts out, he is a free agent and San Antonio will let him walk. They need to find a trade partner for LaMarcus Aldridge as well, though that may be a more daunting task.

For me, I believe that will be the end of the fireworks. This is how I see the draft playing out. Enjoy!

1. Chicago (trade w/ Minn- Zack Levine/Thad Young/ 4th Pick)- LaMelo Ball- PG Illawara Hawks

2. Golden State- Onyeka Okongwu- C USC

3. Boston- (trade with Charlotte 3 picks sign and trade w/ Gordon Hayward)- James Wiseman- C Memphis

4. Minnesota- Deni Avdija- F Maccabi Tel Aviv

5. Cleveland- Isaac Okoro- SF Auburn

6. Atlanta- Obi Toppin- F/C Dayton

7. Detroit- Killian Hayes- PG Ratiopharm Ulm

8. New York- Patrick Williams- F Florida State

9. Washington- Anthony Edwards- SG Georgia

10. Phoenix- Tyrese Haliburton- G Iowa State

11. San Antonio- Kira Lewis Jr- PG

12. Sacramento- RJ Hampton- G

13. New Orleans- Saddiq Bey- F

14. Charlotte- Devin Vassell- SF

15. Orlando- Josh Green- G/F

16. Trailblazers- Aaron Nesmith- G/F

17. Minnesota- Cole Anthony- PG

18. Dallas- Daniel Oturo

19. Brooklyn- Tyrese Maxey-SG

20. Miami- Jahmi’us Ramsey- SG

21. Philadelphia- Jalen Smith- C

22. Denver- Precious Achiuwa- F/C

23. Utah- Theo Maledon- G

24. Milwaukee- Tyrell Terry- G

25. Oklahoma City- Leandro Bolmaro- G

26. Charlotte- Isaiah Stewart- C

27. New York- Tyler Bey- PF

28. Los Angeles Lakers- Jaden McDaniels- F

29. Toronto- Desmond Bane- SG

30. Charlotte- Xavier Tillman-C

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