2021 NBA Mock Draft

April 17, 2021 1 By jasonbaud

​Updated 06/09/2021

We feel Jalen Green and Scottie Barnes are the two best prospects in this draft we are less convinced of Cade Cunningham’s ceiling. 
We watched more tape and still not sold on  Cunningham not a pure playmaker not a great jump shooter. We feel too many flaws for a number 1 pick. With that said it isn’t our decision to make. 

2021 NBA draft big board:

  1. Scottie Barnes
  2. Evan Mobley
  3. Jalen Green
  4. Cade Cunningham
  5. Jalen Suggs
  6. Ayo Dosunmu
  7. Chris Duarte
  8. Davion Mitchell
  9. Keon Johnson
  10. Moses Moody

Important Draft Dates 

  • Deadline to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft is May 30, 11:59pm ET
  • The 2021 Draft Lottery is June 22
  • The draft combine is June 21-27
  • Deadline to withdraw from the draft is July 19, 5pm ET
  • The date for the 2021 NBA Draft is July 29

1st round

2021 NBA Mock Draft 1st Round

Detroit 1. Cade Cunningham
PG – HT: 6-8 – WT: 213 – WING: 6-11 1/2-  Oklahoma State   
Cunningham is a 6’8″ point wing with tools to be special. However he’s a streaky scorer and not a great playmaker.

Houston  2. Jalen Green
SG – HT: 6-6 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-7 1/2 – FROM: Fresno, CA – G-League
A bouncy elite athlete on the wing Green has the tools to be an NBA superstar.

CLE 3.     Evan Mobley
C – HT: 7-0 – WT: 192 – WING: 7-4 – USC – 
Mobley is a unicorn, he has athletic tools that shouldn’t be humanly possible in a big. Can play the 4 or the 5, is an elite rim protector/ shot blocker and pogo stick level athleticism.



Toronto 4. Jalen Suggs PG 6’4″ 205  Gonzaga
Suggs is an excellent passer, great floor general with an immeasurable passion to compete and win.

5.     ORL        Josh Giddey PG 6’8″ NBL



 OKC 6        Scottie Barnes
SF – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: 7-2 – FROM: Florida State
We’ve thought highly of Barnes since we watched him play in high school in 2018. An elite defender with point guard like passing vision. Barnes has the raw material to be a NBA superstar.

7. GS Via Minn Usman Garuba
PF – HT: 6-8 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-2 – FROM: Spain – Int.



Orlando via Chicago 8.    Davion Mitchell PG 6’2″ Fr Baylor

Sac 9      Keon Johnson  Height 6’5″ Weight 190  Tennessee

 New Orleans 10. SG  Ayo Dosunmu Illinois 6’5″ 170


 Cha 11        Moses Moody 6-6 205 SG Arkansas Fr.

San Antonio 12        Johnathan Kuminga Gleague Elite 6’8″ 205  

 Ind 13 Alperen Snegun C TURKEY • 6’10” / 240 LBS Will Myles Turner be there long term? Sengun is a promising prospect that provides insurance.

   

GS 14       Chris Duarte SG OREGON • SR • 6’6″ / 190 LBS

  

 Was 15          Corey Kispert 6-7 220 SG/SF Gonzaga Sr.

16. OKC Via Boston      KAI Jones PF TEXAS • SOPH • 6’11” / 218 LBS Jones is a boom or bust project but OKC can afford to be patient and take a big swing.

 17. Memphis   James Bouknight SG Uconn 6’5″ 190    

OKC From Miami 18            Scottie Lewis
SG – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Florida – Fr.

19. NY         Ziaire Williams SF – HT: 6-7 – WT: 175 – Stanford



Atlanta 20           Jalen Johnson 6-9 220 SF Duke Fr.

 NY Via Dallas 21         Jaden Springer 6-4 205 SG Tennessee Fr


22  LA Lakers           Aaron Henry
SG – HT: 6-6 – WT: 218 – WING: 6-11 -Michigan St. – So.


Hou via Portland          Karim Mane
SG – HT: 6-5 – WT: 192 – WING: 7-0 – Intl

Hou via Mil          Tre Mann
PG – HT: 6-3 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – : Florida

LA Clippers     Cam Thomas  SG – LSU – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – Potent 3 level scorer could be dangerous in a 6th man type role

Denver 26        Jeremiah Robinson-Earl PF – Villanova – HT: 6-8 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – So – Versatile 4 man that can do a bit of everything.



Brooklyn 27           Paul Eboua
PF – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: 7-1 1/2 –  Cameroon – Int.

Philadelphia 28          Roko Prkacin 6-9 210 PF Croatia Intl.

Phoenix 29         Isaiah Jackson PF – Kentucky – HT: 6-10 1/2 – WT: 206 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – Fr – Bouncy big rebounds and defends well, needs to develop more on offense.

Utah 30           Trey Murphy III SF – Virginia – HT: 6-9 – WT: 206 – WING: NA – Jr – Solid defender and excellent 3 point shooter projects to have high role player potential at next level.

Round 2

31           Warriors (from Wolves) Charles Bassey  C – Western Kentucky (Nigeria) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 239 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – Jr – Bassey is back from injury and picking up right where he left off, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level.               

32           Knicks (from Pistons)      Daishen Nix        PG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-4 – WT: 190 – WING: USA02 – Nix is a big, wide-bodied pass first point guard who is one of the best pure passers in this class. Elite basketball IQ, bulldog of a competitor

33           Rockets Mojave King       SG – Australia (New Zealand) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Int.02 –

34           Pelicans (from Cavs)       Vrenz Bleijenbergh         SF – Belgium – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int00 –

35           Kings     Miles McBride   PG – West Virginia – HT: 6-2 – WT: 196 – WING: NA – So –

36           Magic    Isaiah Todd         PF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Todd is a good shooter with NBA range could have value as a stretch big.

37           Pelicans (from Wizards) Nah’Shon Hyland             PG – VCU – HT: 6-3 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – So – A rangy, wiry combo guard who has a lot of wiggle and can get his own offense    –

38           Thunder               Brandon Boston Jr.          SF – Kentucky – HT: 6-6 3/4 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-11 1/2

39           Nets (from Hawks)         Filip Petrusev C Serbia Intl 6’10” 235

40           Bulls (from Pelicans)       Josh Christopher              SG – Arizona State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: 6-7 1/2- Fr – Intriguing 3 level scorer , could be a potent instant offense type.

41           Pelicans (from Bulls)       RaiQuan Gray    PF – Florida State – HT: 6-8 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – Jr –

42           Pistons (from Hornets)         Kofi Cockburn C – Illinois (Jamaica) – HT: 7-0 – WT: 290 – WING: 7-6 – So – Toolsy old school big man who offers elite defensive potential. He’s a throwback, enforcer type of big man.

43           Kings (from Grizzlies)      Herb Jones         SF – Alabama – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Sr – A defensive standout with NBA athleticism but limited on the offensive end. Has good long term potential but might take a few years.   

44           Nets (from Pacers)          Ibou Dianko Badji             C – Barcelona (Senegal) – HT: 7-1 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-8 – Int.01 –

45           Mavs     RJ Nembhard     SG – TCU – HT: 6-5 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Jr

46           Hawks (from Heat)          Joel Ayayi PG-SG Gonzaga Ht: 6’5: Wt 180 Jr

47           76ers (from Knicks)         Yves Pons            PF – Tennessee (France) – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Sr

48           Celtics   David Duke         SG – Providence – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Jr – Solid basketball IQ, can score a bit may have value as a bench scorer

49           Pistons (from Raptors)   David Johnson   PG – Louisville – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Big lead guard, solid defender and playmaker, jump shot needs work but could still have value off the bench.

50           Thunder (from Nuggets)               Ariel Hukporti    C – Nevezis (Germany) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 250 – WING: 7-1 – Int.02 – A developmental big with great tools to work with and a lot of upside. Home run swing boom or bust type.

51           Jazz (from Warriors)        Rokas Jokubaitis               PG – Zalgiris (Lithuania) – HT: 6-4 – WT: 194 – WING: NA – Int.00 – –

52           Grizzlies (from Blazers)  Neemias Queta C – Utah St. (Portugal) – HT: 7-0 1/4- WT: 226 – WING: 7-4 1/4 – Jr – Can rebound and protect the rim, could have value as a defensive specialist off the bench.

53           Spurs     Max Abmas        PG – Oral Roberts – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – So – A high scoring guard with a great shooting touch. A bit undersized but very quick and very talented. –

54           Pacers (from Bucks)        Sandro Mamukela-shvili C – Seton Hall – HT: 6-11 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Sr        –

55           Hornets (from Nets)       Khalifa Diop        C – Gran Canaria (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Int. –  Raw material and physical profile of an NBA defender could develop into a rotational big.

56           Nets (from Suns)              Paul Scruggs       SG – Xavier – HT: 6-4 – WT: 196 – WING: 6-10 – Sr – Smart basketball player with sound fundamental game could have value as a key bench cog.

57           76ers     Aaron Henry       SG – Michigan State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 218 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – Versatile defender, his offensive game is a work in progress.      –

58           Kings (from Lakers)         Isaiah Mobley    PF – USC – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – So –

High level shooter and volume scorer could have value as scoring punch off the bench.

59           Hornets (from Clippers) Luka Garza          C – Iowa – HT: 6-11 – WT: 260 – WING: NA – Sr

60           Pacers (from Jazz)                            Matthew Hurt   PF – Duke – HT: 6-9 – WT: 215 – WING: 6-9 – So –  Hurt is a great shooter, teams always need shooting