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2021 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

Sorry for the long absence! But, Let's Talk Sports is back now and I've got some great content ideas coming out. Although I will be away for most of the Summer, I will be coming back strong in August with the constant content that you guys want.

With that being said, here is my first NBA mock draft for the 2021 class. Please note that all players who have not made a decision between the draft and returning to college yet will be included in the player pool. Also, I will not be including any trades not made by 6/22 and will not do any mock trades. But without further ado, here is Let's Talk Sports' 2021 mock draft 1.0!

The players selected in the lottery portion are just a sample of the deep class this year's player pool has. However, one thing of note within the pool is the heavy imbalance of guards/wingers and big men. Guards and/or wingers make up four of the top five picks, eight of the top ten picks, and ten of the fourteen lottery picks. While many teams within the lottery have solid big men already like the Cavaliers, Pelicans, and Pacers, other teams that do not have a solid power forward or center such as the Magic and the Warriors will either have to trade up or back, or take someone at a different position.

1st Overall Pick- Detroit Pistons select Cade Cunningham, PG, Oklahoma State

2nd Overall Pick- Houston Rockets select Evan Mobley, C, USC

3rd Overall Pick- Cleveland Cavaliers select Jalen Green, SG, G-League Ignite

4th Overall Pick- Toronto Raptors select Jalen Suggs, SG, Gonzaga

5th Overall Pick- Orlando Magic select Scottie Barnes, SF, Florida State

6th Overall Pick- Oklahoma City Thunder select Jonathan Kuminga, PF, G-League Ignite

7th Overall Pick- Golden State Warriors select Jalen Johnson, SF, Duke

8th Overall Pick- Orlando Magic select Keon Johnson, SG, Tennessee

9th Overall Pick- Sacramento Kings select Moses Moody, SG, Arkansas

10th Overall Pick- New Orleans Pelicans select James Bouknight, SG, Connecticut

11th Overall Pick- Charlotte Hornets select Isaiah Jackson, PF, Kentucky

12th Overall Pick- San Antonio Spurs select Alperen Sengun, C, Turkey

13th Overall Pick- Indiana Pacers select Franz Wagner, SF, Michigan

14th Overall Pick- Golden State Warriors select Josh Giddey, SG, Australia

While the lottery portion of the draft features a few international and G-League Ignite prospects, the second half of the draft has some of the NCAA's best stars. Sharpshooter Corey Kispert and lockdown defender Davion Mitchell are steals in the middle of the first round, and all-around point guard Ayo Dosumnu is an intriguing prospect that a team can develop into a future star.

15th Overall Pick- Washington Wizards select Corey Kispert, SF, Gonzaga

16th Overall Pick- Oklahoma City Thunder select Davion Mitchell, PG, Baylor

17th Overall Pick- Memphis Grizzlies select Chris Duarte, SG, Oregon

18th Overall Pick- Oklahoma City Thunder select Kai Jones, PF, Texas

19th Overall Pick- New York Knicks select Ziaire Williams, SF, Stanford

20th Overall Pick- Atlanta Hawks select Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky

21st Overall Pick- New York Knicks select Sharife Cooper, PG, Auburn

22nd Overall Pick- Los Angeles Lakers select Jared Butler, PG, Baylor

23rd Overall Pick- Houston Rockets select Greg Brown, PF, Texas

24th Overall Pick- Houston Rockets select Tre Mann, PG, Florida

25th Overall Pick- Los Angeles Clippers select Cameron Thomas, SG, LSU

26th Overall Pick- Denver Nuggets select Ayo Dosumnu, SG, Illinois

27th Overall Pick- Brooklyn Nuggets select Roko Prkačin, PF, Croatia

28th Overall Pick- Philadelphia 76ers select Trey Murphy III, SG, Virginia

29th Overall Pick- Phoenix Suns select Day'Ron Sharpe, C, North Carolina

30th Overall Pick- Utah Jazz select JT Thor, PF, Auburn

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