The NBA draft order was set Tuesday night with the lottery drawing in Chicago. If you missed it, this is how the ping-pong balls bounced to determine the order:
1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns (from Miami)
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota)
20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City via Utah)
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans)
23. Indiana Pacers
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland via Portland and Cleveland)
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brookly Nets (from Toronto)
30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via LA Clippers)
And now that we know each team’s spot in the selection process, we have a whole new onslaught of NBA mock drafts to digest.
We’ll begin with ESPN because it is the World Wide Leader in Sports. ESPN’s new mock draft did not see much change from previous versions. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is still projected to go to the Los Angeles Clippers at No. 12 overall and Kevin Knox to the Washington Wizards at No. 15 overall. Hamidou Diallo is a second-rounder at No. 40 to the Brooklyn Nets.
Over at CBSSports.com, its new mock draft also slots Gilgeous-Alexander to the Clippers, but at No. 13 overall (L.A. has back to back picks). Knox is at No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets, where he would join two other former Wildcats in Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles.
SI.com released a new one too. In its mock, Knox is ahead of Gilgeous-Alexander at No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets. Gilgeous-Alexander is No. 14 overall to the Nuggets, Diallo at No. 41 to the Orlando Magic, and PJ Washington gets a mention at No. 53 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
We’ll wrap it up with The Sporting News, which has Gilgeous-Alexander back to the Clippers at No. 12 while Knox falls to No. 16 to join Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Brandon Knight on the Phoenix Suns.