The 2021 NBA season is under way, which means the 2021 NBA Draft won’t be too far behind. Here is the 2021 NBA Mock Draft March 23.
Draft order from nbadraftnet.com
1. Minnesota Timberwolves- Cade Cunningham, G/F, Oklahoma State
The Timberwolves just can’t seem to get things right. Whether they decide to rebuild or move forward, Cade Cunningham is a solid pick.
2. Houston Rockets- Evan Mobley, F/C, USC
Houston may have to rework their roster, but Mobley is the best big in the class. Whether he and Christian Wood can share the floor together will have to be decided later.
3. Detroit Pistons- Jalen Suggs, PG, Gonzaga
The Pistons have shed most of their talent over the last few years and need a lead guard for the future.
4. Orlando Magic- Jalen Green, G, G-League
After drafting Cole Anthony last year, the Magic need to get him a partner in the backcourt for the future.
5. Washington Wizards- Jonathan Kuminga, F, G-League
Kuminga played well in the G-League, as he showed off his athleticism well.
6. Cleveland Cavaliers- Scottie Barnes, G/F, Florida State
7. Sacramento Kings- Moses Moody, G/F, Arkansas
Sacramento got a steal in last year’s draft in Tyrese Haliburton. Getting Moody would give them a solid wing to pair with their young backcourt.
8. New Orleans Pelicans- James Bouknight, G, UConn
9. Oklahoma City Thunder- Keon Johnson, G, Tennessee
Sam Presti has a lot of picks to work with over the next several years. Johnson would give them an athlete with potential.
10. Toronto Raptors- Ziaire Williams, G/F, Stanford
The Raptors are likely going to have to find players to build around Fred VanVleet and they have proven to be able to develop players like Williams.
11. Indiana Pacers- Jaden Springer, PG, Tennessee
While Springer didn’t really take over the point guard role like the Volunteers would’ve liked, he can develop with time.
12. Chicago Bulls- Corey Kispert, G/F, Gonzaga
Kispert will stretch the floor as a good shooter right away in the NBA.
13. Memphis Grizzlies- Jalen Johnson, F, Duke
While he opted out of the end of the season, Johnson displayed good body control and ball-handling for a bigger player.
14. Golden State Warriors- Brandon Boston, G/F, Kentucky
Boston did not have a great freshman season, but he has solid athleticism and work ethic. The Warriors can help him work on his shot.
15. Boston Celtics- Kai Jones, PF/C, Texas
The Celtics have needed an athletic big man for a while now and Jones could fill that void.
16. New York Knicks- Franz Wagner, F, Michigan
New York may have found their future point guard in Immanuel Quickley and need to surround him with players who can shoot and create.
17. Atlanta Hawks- Usman Garuba, F/C, Spain
The Hawks may trade John Collins and if they do, they should try to get a player who can provide more frontcourt production.
18. Charlotte Hornets- Josh Christopher, G, Arizona State
Although LaMelo Ball is out for the rest of the year, the Hornets have found their future franchise player. Christopher needs to work on his shot, but could give the Hornets a nice backcourt of the future.
19. Houston Rockets- Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois
John Wall is the point guard for now, but the Rockets are likely headed for a rebuild. Dosunmu has good size, speed and a feel for the game.
20. New York Knicks- Sharife Cooper, PG, Auburn
If the Knicks aren’t sold on Quickley being their point guard, Cooper is fast and can pass with the best of prospects.
21. San Antonio Spurs- Isaiah Jackson, F/C, Kentucky
Jackson is one of the best shot blockers in the country and could really help the Spurs protect the rim better.
22. Houston Rockets- Greg Brown, F, Texas
The Rockets can take best player available as they continue to rebuild the roster with all of their picks.
23. Denver Nuggets- Cameron Thomas, G, LSU
Thomas has deep range, but he needs to be more efficient with his shot selection.
24. Los Angeles Clippers- Charles Bassey, C, WKU
Bassey was unable to lead his team to the NCAA Tournament, but he is a great floor-runner and athlete.
25. Milwaukee Bucks- David Duke, PG, Providence
Duke is a junior who has improved as much as any other player over his college career.
26. Phoenix Suns- Tre Mann, G, Florida
Although he needs to add weight to his frame, Mann has great height and can run a team with some development.
27. Los Angeles Lakers- Ochai Agbaji, G, Kansas
The Lakers will always be looking for players to stretch the floor and Agbaji is that.
28. Brooklyn Nets- Jared Butler, PG, Baylor
Butler has run one of the best teams in the country for two seasons. He can hit big shots and run an offense.
29. Philadelphia 76ers- Nah’Shon Hyland, G, VCU
30. Utah Jazz- Kofi Cockburn, C, Illinois
Cockburn is an old school big man, who may need to develop a better outside shot to stay on the floor for extended periods of time.
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