2019 NBA Draft
2019 NBA Draft

Consensus Mock Draft: A week out, an established eight

Compiling the best mock drafts from around the web

By Drew Packham and Ben Couch, NBA.com

Jun 15, 2019 9:54 PM ET

 

North Carolina's Nassir Little has reclaimed a spot as he's begun to work out for teams following the Draft Combine.

We're on the other side of the NBA Finals, which means it's time to get ready for Thursday, June 20 as the 2019 NBA Draft  quickly approaches. Eight of the 10 mock drafts have updated since our last look after the Lottery, which provides us with a little more clarity.

Remember, the Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the Draft could play out.

  • Note: This edition of the Consensus Mock Draft does not yet reflect changes made after the New Orleans reportedly agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for the No. 4 pick and other players and picks.
     
  • After the top three settled on Zion Williamson (Duke) to New Orleans, Ja Morant (Murray State) to Memphis and R.J. Barrett (Duke) to the Knicks, we've got ... no movement there. The consensus seems to have spoken.
     
  • And Darius Garland (Vanderbilt) is slotting fourth to the Lakers in eight of 10 mocks, with Virginia's De'Andre Hunter snagging the open spots.
     
  • There seems to be consensus Garland, Hunter and Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech) will be going between 4-6 in some combination. They claim all but four of the 40 expert selections in that range, with only Coby White (UNC) and Cam Reddish (Duke) breaking up the party.
     
  • North Carolina PG White has begun to creep northward into Suns territory, but otherwise isn't expected to drop past the Bulls at No. 7. Same with Reddish and the Hawks at No. 8.
     
  • Texas big man Jaxson Hayes was starting to stabilize toward the Hawks at No. 10, and while he's still hitting the mark in six mocks, he's started to slip in others, and thusly gave up ground to Guinea international Sekou Doumbouya, who’s been playing in France for Limoges. Eight of our 10 mock drafts have him going in the lottery.
     
  • P.J. Washington has made the biggest individual leap, shooting up toward No. 11 from a lottery ending No. 14. Kentucky's leading scorer has been forecast at least once at each pick from No. 9 to 14, and should provide a blended skill set in someone's frontcourt.
     
  • Though Nassir Little (North Carolina) slipped off the consensus after Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga) jumped on last round, he hopped back into the mix at No. 13 after being projected as high as No. 9 to the Wizards. Standing 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan and strong athleticism, the ceiling is high, even though the results in his freshman year at UNC were middling.
     
  • Once again, nine players appear on all 10 mocks we survey: Williamson, Morant, Barrett, Garland, Hunter, Culver, White, Reddish and Hayes. It's late for this much variance, given that we're beyond the Draft Combine and players have been working out. We'll update again as the forecast narrows next week. Catch y'all then. 

MOST COMMON PICKS

No. 1 (Pelicans): Zion Williamson (10)
No. 2 (Grizzlies): Ja Morant (10)
No. 3 (Knicks): R.J. Barrett (10)
No. 4 (Lakers): Darius Garland (7)
No. 5 (Cavaliers): Jarrett Culver (6)
No. 6 (Suns): De’Andre Hunter (4)
No. 7 (Bulls): Coby White (8)
No. 8 (Hawks): Cam Reddish (8)
No. 9 (Wizards): Sekou Doumbouya (6)
No. 10 (Hawks): Jaxson Hayes (6)
No. 11 (Timberwolves): Rui Hachimura (4)
No. 12 (Hornets): Brandon Clarke, Hachimura, Hayes (2)
No. 13 (Heat): Nassir Little (3)
No. 14 (Celtics): Tyler Herro, Kentucky (3)

Most common (above): Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Zion Williamson is projected to go first in all 10 of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14 (below): To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for every mock draft in which the player went first overall, 13 for second, continuing to one point for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection, which is as follows:


No. 1: Zion Williamson | New Orleans Pelicans

Duke | Position: PF/C | Height: 6-7
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 1 (10)

Has unmatched athletic ability and all-around skills to become franchise-transforming centerpiece

No. 2: Ja Morant | Memphis Grizzlies

Murray St. | Position: PG | Height: 6-3
Status: Sophomore
Most Common: 2 (10)

Athletic playmaker who has the potential to lead a franchise with his speed, passing ability and versatile scoring


No. 3: R.J. Barrett | New York Knicks

Duke | Position: G/F | Height: 6-7
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 3 (10)

Potential superstar who can shoot, rebound and defend


No. 4: Darius Garland | Los Angeles Lakers

Vanderbilt | Position: PG | Height: 6-2
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 4 (8)

Shoot-first point guard can score anywhere on the court; Also has speed and playmaking ability


No. 5: De'Andre Hunter | Cleveland Cavaliers

Virginia | Position: SF/PF | Height: 6-7
Status: Sophomore
Most Common: 6 (4)

ACC Defensive Player of the Year will step in and help any team on defensive end, but his potential will depend on how he develops his offensive game


No. 6: Jarrett Culver | Phoenix Suns

Texas Tech | Position: SG | Height: 6-6
Status: Sophomore
Most Common: 5 (6)

Multifaceted wing with all-around game that should translate well to NBA; Can hit mid-range jumper and defend 


No. 7: Coby White | Chicago Bulls

North Carolina | Position: PG/SG | Height: 6-5
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 7 (8)

Lightning-quick point guard can shine in transition; Talented spot-up shooter who can score off pick and roll while playing either backcourt position


No. 8: Cameron Reddish | Atlanta Hawks

Duke | Position: SG/SF | Height: 6-7
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 8 (8)

Has size and talent to become star scorer and has decent playmaking skills, but questions remain about effort and consistency


No. 9: Sekou Doumbouya | Washington Wizards

Limoges CSP/France | Position: SF/PF | Height: 6-9
Status: International
Most Common: 9 (6)

Physically impressive but untested international talent has big upside thanks to size and potential as a shooter and defender


No. 10: Jaxson Hayes | Atlanta Hawks

Texas | Position: PF/C | Height: 6-11
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 10 (6)

Raw, athletic big man has size and agility to become major finisher above the rim; Long wingspan and quickness make him potentially elite rim protector


No. 11: PJ Washington | Minnesota Timberwolves

Kentucky | Position: PF | Height: 6-7
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 11, 13 (2)

Strong big man who can rebound and score in a variety of ways; Solid 3-point shooter who shows off NBA range


No. 12: Rui Hachimura | Charlotte Hornets

Gonzaga | Position: PF | Height: 6-8
Status: Junior
Most Common: 12 (4)

Rui Hachimura is a long, athletic forward with a unique background who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last two seasons. 


No. 13: Nassir Little | Miami Heat

North Carolina | Position: SF | Height: 6-6
Status: Freshman
Most Common: 13 (3)

Has the size and quickness to play several positions; raw talent who needs to improve shooting (26.9 percent on 3s)


No. 14: Brandon Clarke | Boston Celtics

Gonzaga | Position: PF | Height: 6-8
Status: Junior
Most Common: 11, 12, 14 (2)

Versatile defender with explosive athleticism; Offensive game needs work, and his age (22) could make teams wary


Last updated: June 14, 2019 (7 p.m. ET)

 

MOCK DRAFTS

ESPN.com

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. De'Andre Hunter
6. Jarrett Culver
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. Nassir Little
12. Rui Hachimura
13. PJ Washington
14. Brandon Clarke
Last updated: June 10

The Ringer

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. Jarrett Culver
6. De'Andre Hunter
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. PJ Washington
11. Brandon Clarke
12. Romeo Langford
13. Kevin Porter Jr.
14. Jaxson Hayes
Last updated: June 4

The Athletic

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. Jarrett Culver
6. De'Andre Hunter
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. Brandon Clarke
12. Rui Hachimura
13. Nassir Little
14. Goga Bitadze
Last updated: June 7

SI.com

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. Jarrett Culver
6. Coby White
7. De'Andre Hunter
8. Cam Reddish
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. Goga Bitadze
11. Rui Hachimura
12. Jaxson Hayes
13. PJ Washington
14. Tyler Herro
Last updated: June 11

Sporting News

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. De'Andre Hunter
6. Coby White
7. Jarrett Culver
8. Cam Reddish
9. PJ Washington
10. Bol Bol
11. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
12. Jaxson Hayes
13. Nassir Little
14. Rui Hachimura
Last updated: June 4

Yahoo Sports

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. De'Andre Hunter
5. Jarrett Culver
6. Darius Garland
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Nassir Little
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. Rui Hachimura
12. PJ Washington
13. Sekou Doumbouya
14. Tyler Herro
Last updated: June 12

Bleacher Report

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. Cam Reddish
6. De'Andre Hunter
7. Coby White
8. Jarrett Culver
9. Jaxson Hayes
10. Sekou Doumbouya
11. Rui Hachimura
12. Brandon Clarke
13. Nassir Little
14. PJ Washington
Last updated: May 28

Net Scouts Basketball

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. De'Andre Hunter
6. Cam Reddish
7. Coby White
8. Jarrett Culver
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. PJ Washington
12. Brandon Clarke
13. Bol Bol
14. Kevin Porter Jr.
Last updated: May 31

CBS Sports

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. Darius Garland
5. Jarrett Culver
6. De'Andre Hunter
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Sekou Doumbouya
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. PJ Washington
12. Nassir Little
13. Romeo Langford
14. Brandon Clarke
Last updated: June 10

Basketball Insiders

1. Zion Williamson
2. Ja Morant
3. R.J. Barrett
4. De'Andre Hunter
5. Jarrett Culver
6. Darius Garland
7. Coby White
8. Cam Reddish
9. Romeo Langford
10. Jaxson Hayes
11. Rui Hachimura
12. Kevin Porter Jr.
13. Keldon Johnson
14. Tyler Herro
Last updated: June 5

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ESPN Insider: Jonathan Givony 
The Ringer: Kevin O'Connor 
The Athletic: Sam Vecenie
SI.com: Jeremy Woo 
SportingNews.com: Chris Stone
Net Scouts Basketball: Carl Berman 
Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman 
Yahoo Sports: Krysten Peek
CBS Sports: Kyle Boone
Basketball Insiders: Steve Kyler 


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