NBA Draft

Combining the best 2018 NBA Mock Drafts from around the web

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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 2018 NBA Draft could play out.

For the first time in their history, the Suns have the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. But what will they do with it? Go with talented big man Deandre Ayton, who played college ball nearby at Arizona? Or do they go with the international phenom Luka Doncic, who has been one of the most celebrated players in Europe? We'll find out June 21. Until then, we'll continue to monitor the Mock Drafts around the web to come up with a clearer picture of what might go down.

Some notes after Tuesday's Draft Lottery:

- There's no consensus at No. 1, but all 10 mock drafts have either Ayton or Doncic going to the Suns. Most believe the Kings will take whomever is available between those two at No. 2.

- Seven of the 10 mocks have Marvin Bagley III going No. 3 to the Hawks. The other three have Michigan State's Jaren Jackson heading to Atlanta.

- Oklahoma guard Trae Young should go somewhere between No. 6, where he appears most often (4 times), and No. 9.

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- After the third pick, the rest of the lottery appears to be anyone's guess. No one appears more than five times at any position. This should change between now and June 21, but for now there's a lot of uncertainty.

- Eleven players appear on all 10 mocks we survey: Ayton, Doncic, Bagley, Jackson, Young, Mohamed Bamba, Michael Porter, Mikal Bridges, Miles Bridges and Wendell Carter.

MOST COMMON PICKS

No. 1 (Suns): Ayton (7)

No. 2 (Kings): Doncic (7)

No. 3 (Hawks): Bagley III (7)

No. 4 (Grizzlies): Jackson, Jr. (5)

No. 5 (Mavericks): Bamba (5)

No. 6 (Magic): Young (5)

No. 7 (Bulls): Bamba (3)

No. 8 (Cavaliers): Porter, Mikal Bridges (2)

No. 9 (Knicks): Carter (3)

No. 10 (76ers): Mikal Bridges (4)

No. 11 (Hornets): Miles Bridges (5)

No. 12 (Clippers): Sexton (3)

No. 13 (Clippers): Williams (4)

No. 14 (Nuggets): Walker (3)

Most common (above): Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Deandre Ayton is projected to go first in seven 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: Deandre Ayton | Phoenix Suns

Arizona | Position: C | Height: 7-1

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 1 (7)

Physical specimen who has size to shine in post, but agile and talented enough to develop outside game; should contribute from Day 1 to whomever lands him.

No. 2: Luka Doncic | Sacramento Kings

Real Madrid | Position: SG/SF | Height: 6-8

Status: International

Most Common: 2 (7)

Versatile Slovenian is one of most NBA-ready international prospects ever; talented distributor who can play both guard positions.

No. 3: Marvin Bagley III | Atlanta Hawks

Duke | Position: PF | Height: 6-11

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 3 (7)

ACC Player of the Year has all the makings of a small-ball center or power forward who can make defenses sweat - all while rebounding at a prodigious rate.

No. 4: Jaren Jackson, Jr. | Memphis Grizzlies

Michigan State | Position: PF | Height: 6-11

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 4 (5)

Outstanding defender who boasts an emerging offensive game that gives him great two-way potential.

No. 5: Mohamed Bamba | Dallas Mavericks

Texas | Position: C | Height: 7-0

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 5 (5)

Long, talented defender was second in the country in blocked shots per game last season (3.7) and fourth in total blocks (111), drawing comparisons to Rudy Gobert and Clint Capela.

No. 6: Michael Porter | Orlando Magic

Missouri | Position: SF | Height: 6-10

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 5 (3)

Teams will be wary of his back injury which limited him to just three games at Mizzou, but he can shoot, which with his length, makes him a valuable weapon.

No. 7: Trae Young | Chicago Bulls

Oklahoma | Position: PG | Height: 6-2

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 6 (5)

Talented scorer led the nation in scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7) per game, but will need to improve on defensive end in NBA.

No. 8: Wendell Carter | Cleveland Cavaliers

Duke | Position: PF/C | Height: 6-10

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 6, 9 (3)

Do-it-all big man draws comparisons to Al Horford; has huge hands that allow him to catch and score in the paint, while also having the physicality to finish through contact.

No. 9: Mikal Bridges | New York Knicks

Villanova | Position: SG/SF | Height: 6-7

Status: Junior

Most Common: 10 (4)

The All-Big East first team selection who helped Villanova to a title is considered one of the best two-way prospects, drawing comparisons to Kawhi Leonard.

No. 10: Miles Bridges | Philadelphia 76ers

Michigan State | Position: SF/PF | Height: 6-7

Status: Sophomore

Most Common: 11 (5)

The first team All-Big 10 selection averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds a game for the Spartans and was a finalist for the Wooden Award.

No. 11: Collin Sexton | Charlotte Hornets

Alabama | Position: PG | Height: 6-2

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 9, 12 (3)

Was second in SEC in scoring (19.2 per game); his toughness and competitive streak are viewed highly by pro evaluators, even drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook.

No. 12: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | LA Clippers

Kentucky | Position: PG | Height: 6-6

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 12, 14 (2)

Long, lanky point guard grew during his one season at Kentucky, showing rapid improvement and finishing with a strong postseason.

No. 13: Robert Williams | LA Clippers

Texas A&M | Position: PF/C | Height: 6-9

Status: Sophomore

Most Common: 13 (4)

Was an SEC All-Defensive Team selection, finishing in Top 20 nationally both in defensive rating and total blocks; questions remain about consistency of effort.

No. 14: Kevin Knox | Denver Nuggets

Kentucky | Position: SF/PF | Height: 6-9

Status: Freshman

Most Common: 11, 13, 14 (2)

Showed potential as a perimeter threat and was an All-SEC freshmen team selection while starting 37 games at Kentucky.

Last updated: May 15, 2018

MOCK DRAFTS

ESPN.com

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

5. Mohamed Bamba

6. Trae Young

7. Wendell Carter

8. Michael Porter

9. Collin Sexton

10. Mikal Bridges

11. Miles Bridges

12. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

13. Lonnie Walker IV

14. Robert Williams

Last updated: May 15

The Ringer

1. Luka Doncic

2. Deandre Ayton

3. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

4. Mohamed Bamba

5. Michael Porter

6. Marvin Bagley III

7. Miles Bridges

8. Mikal Bridges

9. Trae Young

10. Wendell Carter

11. Collin Sexton

12. Troy Brown

13. Robert Williams

14. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Last updated: May 15

NBADraft.net

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

5. Michael Porter

6. Wendell Carter

7. Trae Young

8. Mohamed Bamba

9. Mikal Bridges

10. Collin Sexton

11. Miles Bridges

12. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

13. Kevin Knox

14. Lonnie Walker IV

Last updated: May 15

SI.com

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

4. Marvin Bagley III

5. Mohamed Bamba

6. Wendell Carter

7. Michael Porter

8. Trae Young

9. Mikal Bridges

10. Miles Bridges

11. Kevin Knox

12. Collin Sexton

13. Robert Williams

14. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Last updated: May 15

USA Today

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

5. Mohamed Bamba

6. Michael Porter

7. Trae Young

8. Wendell Carter

9. Collin Sexton

10. Mikal Bridges

11. Miles Bridges

12. Robert Williams

13. Kevin Knox

14. Dzanan Musa

Last updated: April 10

SB Nation

1. Luka Doncic

2. Deandre Ayton

3. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

4. Marvin Bagley III

5. Michael Porter

6. Trae Young

7. Mohamed Bamba

8. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

9. Wendell Carter

10. Mikal Bridges

11. Miles Bridges

12. Zhaire Smith

13. Collin Sexton

14. Lonnie Walker IV

Last updated: May 15

Bleacher Report

1. Luka Doncic

2. Deandre Ayton

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

5. Mohamed Bamba

6. Trae Young

7. Mikal Bridges

8. Michael Porter

9. Miles Bridges

10. Lonnie Walker IV

11. Wendell Carter

12. Collin Sexton

13. Robert Williams

14. Kevin Knox

Last updated: May 15

Net Scouts

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

5. Mohamed Bamba

6. Wendell Carter

7. Michael Porter

8. Trae Young

9. Collin Sexton

10. Miles Bridges

11. Kevin Knox

12. Dzanan Musa

13. Mikal Bridges

14. Robert Williams

Last updated: May 15

CBS Sports

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Michael Porter

5. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

6. Trae Young

7. Mohamed Bamba

8. Collin Sexton

9. Wendell Carter

10. Mikal Bridges

11. Miles Bridges

12. Robert Williams

13. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

14. Kevin Knox

Last updated: May 15

Basketball Insiders

1. Deandre Ayton

2. Luka Doncic

3. Marvin Bagley III

4. Michael Porter

5. Jaren Jackson, Jr.

6. Trae Young

7. Mohamed Bamba

8. Mikal Bridges

9. Wendell Carter

10. Miles Bridges

11. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Collin Sexton

13. Robert Williams

14. Lonnie Walker IV

Last updated: May 15

ESPN Insider: Jonathan Givony

SI.com: Jeremy Woo

Net Scouts: Carl Berman

Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman

Basketball Insiders: Steve Kyler

CBS Sports: Gary Parrish

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