NBA Mock Draft 2018

  • Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire
  • Crowded race for No. 1

    There's a new leader for the No. 1 pick, as well as more movement in the top seven. Insider

Draft scouting

  • Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
  • How to find elite role players

    What do elite role players look like in the modern NBA, and how do scouts find them in the draft? These are the 13 types to watch. Insider

Traded Picks

  • Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images
  • Draft assets for every team

    What upcoming draft picks does every NBA team owe and own? Here's our team-by-team breakdown. Insider

NBA Draft

Anfernee Simons and Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell are very close. I asked Mitchell about Simons after a Lakers preseason game in October: "He's talented. He can score at all 3 levels. The main thing I talk to him about is just defense because scorers are easy to come by, scorers who play defense aren't. I've been talking to him a bunch. I wish him the best of luck. He's just a talented kid. Athletic. Knows where to be, knows the game, and I think that's rare to find in a kid that age. He has a bright future."

Mike Schmitz, ESPN

NBA Draft

Dayton redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of Giannis, is warming up in Charleston as the Flyers are set to take on Ohio. The 19-year-old forward has developed physically since the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, where he measured 6-10, 188 pounds with a 7-2 wingspan. Kostas has wide shoulders like his brother did as a youngster. His skill set is still developing. He's coming off of a 10-point, 10-rebound, 4-block game against Hofstra in 26 minutes yesterday.

Mike Schmitz, ESPN

Draft News