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Mock Draft Roundup: Mid-Afternoon Update

We’re T-4 hours from the beginning of the NBA Draft, and pundits are scrambling to update their mocks. Here’s a roundup of the latest projections. Right now, Tyrese Maxey is still predicted to be on the cusp of the lottery, while Immanuel Quickley is a second rounder. Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo actually moved Quickley up from No. 38 to No. 33 in his latest update, and included Nick Richards, picking him to go No. 56 to Charlotte.

Tyrese Maxey

Immanuel Quickley

Ashton Hagans

Nick Richards

EJ Montgomery

ESPN (Updated 11/18) 17. Minnesota 45. Orlando
ESPN Top 100 (Updated 10/27) 14 41 71 64
Sam Vecenie (Updated 11/18) 15. Orlando 38. New York 53. Oklahoma City
Sam Vecenie Top 100 (Updated 11/16) 14 46 77 67
Sports Illustrated (Updated 11/18) 15. Orlando 33. Minnesota 56. Charlotte
Sports Illustrated Top 80 (Updated 11/9) 12 34 55 70
Bleacher Report (Updated 11/16) 20. Miami 34. Philadelphia
CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish (Updated 11/18) 18. Dallas 53. Oklahoma City 52. Sacramento
CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone (Updated 11/18) 18. Dallas 48. Golden State

Some comments…

Tyrese Maxey

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony: No. 17 Minnesota

Minnesota is at an early enough stage of its retooling process to ignore positional fit and focus more on talent and potential. A versatile combo guard such as Maxey could make a lot of sense with his ability to defend multiple positions and play pick-and-roll. He has plenty of upside to grow into long-term.

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish: No. 18 Dallas

Tyrese Maxey was inconsistent and mostly underwhelming in his one season at Kentucky. But most still believe he’s a talented-enough combo guard who will be able to score in the NBA.

Immanuel Quickley

CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone: No. 48 Golden State

The Warriors love shooters, and need them in spades to effectively run their system. Quickley is one of the very best in this class, as he made 42.8% from 3-point range last season at Kentucky and made 90% of his free-throw attempts in two collegiate seasons. This is probably close to his floor, because guards with his skill set are tough to find in this draft.

Ashton Hagans

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish: No. 52 Sacramento

Ashton Hagans is limited offensively but one of the best on-ball defenders in this draft. He could add another dimension to Sacramento’s still-developing roster.

Earlier today, Quickley released Episode Two of “Walking in My Purpose,” his documentary on preparing for the draft. Check it out:

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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1 Comment for Mock Draft Roundup: Mid-Afternoon Update



  1. CatfaninCinci
    4:21 pm November 18, 2020 Permalink

    Hmm…

    Surprised to see EJ Montgomery isn’t up there… thought along with his dad he’d be a sure fire lottery pick.

    Real head scratcher that one