The NBA draft is less than a week away, but it’s still a big deal, especially if you’re a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavs were able to secure a first-round pick with the addition of Kevin Love, who is the best player on their roster.
This means that their roster has a total of four first- and second-round picks in 2020, with the sixth pick coming in 2021.
If you want to take a closer look at what each of those picks could mean for the future, I’ve included some of my favorite mock drafts that are currently available.
As you can see, some of these picks are quite good, but others are quite bad.
There’s still plenty of time for some of the worst picks to turn out to be great picks.
Here are five of the best picks from Tuesday night’s draft.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Tristan Thompson, SF, UCLA 2.
New Orleans Pelicans: Michael Porter Jr., PF, Duke 3.
Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart, SG, Duke 4.
Washington Wizards: Jontay Porter, PF, Wisconsin 5.
Chicago Bulls: Michael Carter-Williams, PF/C, Duke I’ve got to say, I’m still not a fan.
If you want the best mock draft for the NBA draft, you need to watch the first round.
So how bad is Tristan Curry?
Curry’s a solid pick, but he’s a far cry from what I think the NBA will look like in 2020.
I’m not sure if the Celtics are ready to go big, but Curry has the potential to be a big time scorer.
He’s also a good defender and has good size.
If he can grow into that position, Curry will be a solid second- or third-round choice.
The Celtics also have some solid prospects in the draft, but they have to find a way to use them all in the same lineup.
The Bulls are looking for a point guard to pair with Joakim Noah, and the Pelicans have some promising young players.
But even though Porter Jr. is a great prospect, I think he’s far from a top-10 pick.
He has some question marks about his body, his rebounding, his shooting, and his athleticism.
The Pelicans have one of the better guards in the class, but Porter is more of a question mark than a potential lottery pick.
So what does Porter look like?
He’s a 6-foot-9 forward who has an athletic body.
He can shoot the ball well, but his size doesn’t allow him to get in the paint as much.
He needs to work on his defensive game, but that’s a concern.
He does a lot of his damage from the outside, but I don’t think his jump shot is as good as the other two players.
He also doesn’t have the length of Thompson or Smart.
Both are solid players who can score, but neither is quite as good.
The Timberwolves have the ability to add some solid talent to their roster if they can convince their head coach to take Porter, but this is a bad team.
It’s time for a different approach.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Marcus Smith, SG/SF, Florida State Smith is a player I don.t think has a chance to be as good of a prospect as Anthony Davis.
Smith is a 6’9 guard who can shoot, but there’s some concern about his shooting.
He shoots the ball better than Davis, but not as well as he should be.
He lacks some athleticism and doesn’t shoot the same way as many other guards.
If the Cavs can find a fit for Smith, he’ll be a great addition to the team.
I don’ t think there’s a lot to like about his draft stock, but Smith has some intriguing traits.
I think his best trait is his size, and he should work on improving his perimeter game.
He’ll be an interesting player to watch in the NBA in the future.
Golden State Warriors: Josh Jackson, SF/PF, Kentucky Jackson is a versatile guard who could make a good NBA defender.
He played in a lot more than I expected and is a bit of a stretch for me.
I like his upside, but Jackson needs to improve his perimeter shooting to be considered a future NBA starter.
I also don’t see him fitting well with the Warriors because he’s not the most athletic or athletic-forward type of player.
Jackson has some questions about his athleticism, but if he can find the right fit, Jackson should be a very good NBA player.
I thought he’d go much higher than he did, but even if I wasn’t a fan, Jackson has the talent to be an elite scorer.
I’m a little disappointed in Jackson’s draft stock because he doesn’t seem to be the most consistent player.
The Warriors are not a great team and their offense is average, but what they did in the second round makes me excited