Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head categories

How far did Kyrie Irving fall in this draft? AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Our ESPN Fantasy Basketball experts got together for their second mock draft of the 2021-22 NBA season, this time a 10-team, head-to-head categories league.

Just like last week this draft took under 30 minutes, and it shed more light on where players like Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons and Klay Thompson are being drafted as we near the start of the NBA season. It also gave a good indication of how the first and second rounds are shaking out, and which talented players are sliding to Round 4.

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Now on to our 10-team H2H categories mock. The participants, in order of draft position, were: Joe Kaiser, Tom Carpenter, Kyle Soppe, Eric Karabell, André Snellings, Eric Moody, Jim McCormick, John Cregan, Damian Dabrowski and Sachin Dave Chandan.

Note: The position rank in parentheses is based on the player's primary position.

Round 1

1. Nikola Jokic, Den, C (C1) -- Kaiser
2. Stephen Curry, GS, PG (PG1) -- Carpenter
3. James Harden, Bkn, PG/SG (SG1) -- Soppe
4. Luka Doncic, Dal, PG (PG2) -- Karabell
5. Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C (C2) -- Snellings
6. Damian Lillard, Por, PG (PG3) -- Moody
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, PF (PF1) -- McCormick
8. De'Aaron Fox, Sac, PG (PG4) -- Cregan
9. Kevin Durant, Bkn, SF/PF (SF1) -- Dabrowski
10. Bradley Beal, Wsh, SG (SG2) -- Chandan

Round 2

11. Paul George, LAC, SG/SF (SF2) -- Chandan
12. Joel Embiid, Phi, C (C3) -- Dabrowski
13. Trae Young, Atl, PG (PG5) -- Cregan
14. Jayson Tatum, Bos, SF/PF (PF2) -- McCormick
15. Anthony Davis, LAL, PF (PF3) -- Moody
16. LeBron James, LAL, PG/SF/PF (SF3) -- Snellings
17. Nikola Vucevic, Chi, C (C4) -- Karabell
18. Domantas Sabonis, Ind, PF (PF4) -- Soppe
19. Rudy Gobert, Utah, C (C5) -- Carpenter
20. LaMelo Ball, Cha, PG (PG6) -- Kaiser

Round 3

21. Julius Randle, NY, PF (PF5) -- Kaiser
22. Jimmy Butler, Mia, SG/SF (SF4) -- Carpenter
23. Bam Adebayo, Mia, PF/C (C6) -- Soppe
24. Fred VanVleet, Tor, PG/SG (SG3) -- Karabell
25. Zion Williamson, NO, PF (PF6) -- Snellings
26. Zach LaVine, Chi, SG (SG4) -- Moody
27. Donovan Mitchell, Utah, PG/SG (SG5) -- McCormick
28. Michael Porter Jr., Den, SF/PF (SF5) -- Cregan
29. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC, PG/SG (SG6) -- Dabrowski
30. Jrue Holiday, Mil, PG/SG (PG7) -- Chandan

Round 4

31. Russell Westbrook, LAL, PG (PG8) -- Chandan
32. Devin Booker, Phx, PG/SG (SG7) -- Dabrowski
33. Dejounte Murray, SA, PG/SG (PG9) -- Cregan
34. Khris Middleton, Mil, SG/SF (SF6) -- McCormick
35. Chris Paul, Phx, PG (PG10) -- Moody
36. Jaylen Brown, Bos, SG/SF (SG8) -- Snellings
37. Christian Wood, Hou, PF/C (C7) -- Karabell
38. Lonzo Ball, Chi, PG (PG11) -- Soppe
39. Clint Capela, Atl, C (C8) -- Carpenter
40. Deandre Ayton, Phx, C (C9) -- Kaiser

Round 5

41. Brandon Ingram, NO, SF/PF (SF7) -- Kaiser
42. Tobias Harris, Phi, SF/PF (SF8) -- Carpenter
43. Jusuf Nurkic, Por, C (C10) -- Soppe
44. Ja Morant, Mem, PG (PG12) -- Karabell
45. Kyrie Irving, Bkn, PG/SG (PG13) -- Snellings
46. Richaun Holmes, Sac, PF/C (C11) -- Moody
47. Caris LeVert, Ind, SG/SF (SG9) -- McCormick
48. Mikal Bridges, Phx, SF (SF9) -- Cregan
49. Anthony Edwards, Min, SG/SF (SG10) -- Dabrowski
50. Collin Sexton, Cle, PG/SG (SG11) -- Chandan

Round 6

51. Draymond Green, GS, PF (PF7) -- Chandan
52. DeMar DeRozan, Chi, SG/SF (SG12) -- Dabrowski
53. Robert Williams III, Bos, PF/C (C12) -- Cregan
54. Tyrese Haliburton, Sac, PG/SG (PG14) -- McCormick
55. Myles Turner, Ind, PF/C (C13) -- Moody
56. Ben Simmons, Phi, PG (PG15) -- Snellings
57. Pascal Siakam, Tor, PF (PF8) -- Karabell
58. Terry Rozier, Cha, PG/SG (PG16) -- Soppe
59. Kristaps Porzingis, Dal, PF/C (C14) -- Carpenter
60. Malcolm Brogdon, Ind, PG/SG (PG17) -- Kaiser

Round 7

61. Jarrett Allen, Cle, C (C15) -- Kaiser
62. Jaren Jackson Jr., Mem, PF (PF9) -- Carpenter
63. OG Anunoby, Tor, SF/PF (SF10) -- Soppe
64. Jakob Poeltl, SA, C (C16) -- Karabell
65. CJ McCollum, Por, SG (SG13) -- Snellings
66. John Collins, Atl, PF (PF10) -- Moody
67. Jonathan Isaac, Orl, SF/PF (PF11) -- McCormick
68. Robert Covington, Por, SF/PF (PF12) -- Cregan
69. Darius Garland, Cle, PG/SG (PG18) -- Dabrowski
70. Spencer Dinwiddie, Wsh, PG/SG (SG14) -- Chandan

Round 8

71. Montrezl Harrell, Wsh, PF/C (C17) -- Chandan
72. Jonas Valanciunas, NO, C (C18) -- Dabrowski
73. Isaiah Stewart, Det, PF/C (C19) -- Cregan
74. Kyle Lowry, Mia, PG (PG19) -- McCormick
75. Gordon Hayward, Cha, SF (SF11) -- Moody
76. Jalen Suggs, Orl, PG/SG (PG20) -- Snellings
77. Mike Conley, Utah, PG (PG21) -- Karabell
78. Cade Cunningham, Det, PG (PG22) -- Soppe
79. Jerami Grant, Det, SF/PF (SF12) -- Carpenter
80. Chris Boucher, Tor, PF/C (C20) -- Kaiser

Round 9

81. RJ Barrett, NY, SG/SF (SF13) -- Kaiser
82. D'Angelo Russell, Min, PG/SG (PG23) -- Carpenter
83. P.J. Washington, Cha, PF (PF13) -- Soppe
84. Jalen Green, Hou, SG (SG15) -- Karabell
85. Buddy Hield, Sac, SG/SF (SG16) -- Snellings
86. Derrick White, SA, PG/SG (PG24) -- Moody
87. Thaddeus Young, SA, SF/PF/C (PF14) -- McCormick
88. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atl, SG/SF (SG17) -- Cregan
89. Norman Powell, Por, SG/SF (SG18) -- Dabrowski
90. Kemba Walker, NY, PG (PG25) -- Chandan

Round 10

91. Wendell Carter Jr., Orl, C (C21) -- Chandan
92. Kevin Porter Jr., Hou, PG/SG (SG19) -- Dabrowski
93. Daniel Gafford, Wsh, PF/C (C22) -- Cregan
94. Keldon Johnson, SA, SF/PF (SF14) -- McCormick
95. Mitchell Robinson, NY, C (C23) -- Moody
96. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, NO, SG (SG20) -- Snellings
97. Miles Bridges, Cha, SF/PF (SF15) -- Karabell
98. Dennis Schroder, Bos, PG (PG26) -- Soppe
99. Klay Thompson, GS, SG (SG21) -- Carpenter
100. Saddiq Bey, Det, SF (SF16) -- Kaiser

Round 11

101. Devonte' Graham, NO, PG/SG (PG27) -- Kaiser
102. Andrew Wiggins, GS, SG/SF (SF17) -- Carpenter
103. Reggie Jackson, LAC, PG (PG28) -- Soppe
104. Lauri Markkanen, Cle, PF (PF15) -- Karabell
105. Marvin Bagley III, Sac, PF (PF16) -- Snellings
106. Marcus Smart, Bos, PG/SG (SG22) -- Moody
107. Kelly Olynyk, Det, PF/C (C24) -- McCormick
108. Harrison Barnes, Sac, SF/PF (SF18) -- Cregan
109. Kyle Kuzma, Wsh, SF/PF (PF17) -- Dabrowski
110. Ivica Zubac, LAC, C (C25) -- Chandan

Round 12

111. Joe Ingles, Utah, SG/SF/PF (SF19) -- Chandan
112. Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah, SF/PF (PF18) -- Dabrowski
113. Jae'Sean Tate, Hou, SF (SF20) -- Cregan
114. Evan Fournier, NY, SG/SF (SG23) -- McCormick
115. Kyle Anderson, Mem, SF/PF (SF21) -- Moody
116. T.J. Warren, Ind, SF (SF22) -- Snellings
117. Killian Hayes, Det, PG (PG29) -- Karabell
118. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dal, SG/SF (SG24) -- Soppe
119. James Wiseman, GS, C (C26) -- Carpenter
120. Monte Morris, Den, PG (PG30) -- Kaiser

Round 13

121. Jordan Clarkson, Utah, SG (SG25) -- Kaiser
122. Joe Harris, Bkn, SG/SF (SG26) -- Carpenter
123. Cole Anthony, Orl, PG (PG31) -- Soppe
124. Tyrese Maxey, Phi, SG (SG27) -- Karabell
125. Al Horford, Bos, PF/C (C27) -- Snellings
126. Brook Lopez, Mil, C (C28) -- Moody
127. Steven Adams, Mem, C (C29) -- McCormick
128. Dorian Finney-Smith, Dal, SF/PF (SF23) -- Cregan
129. Evan Mobley, Cle, PF/C (PF19) -- Dabrowski
130. John Wall, Hou, PG (PG32) -- Chandan

Team rosters are presented in first-round pick order. Picks indicated in parentheses in this manner: (Round.Pick)

Team Kaiser

PG1 LaMelo Ball, Cha, PG (Pick: 2.10)
PG2 Malcolm Brogdon, Ind, PG/SG (Pick: 6.10)
PG3 Devonte' Graham, NO, PG/SG (Pick: 11.1)
PG4 Monte Morris, Den, PG (Pick: 12.10)
SG1 Jordan Clarkson, Utah, SG (Pick: 13.1)
SF1 Brandon Ingram, NO, SF/PF (Pick: 5.1)
SF2 RJ Barrett, NY, SG/SF (Pick: 9.1)
SF3 Saddiq Bey, Det, SF (Pick: 10.10)
PF1 Julius Randle, NY, PF (Pick: 3.1)
C1 Nikola Jokic, Den, C (Pick: 1.1)
C2 Deandre Ayton, Phx, C (Pick: 4.10)
C3 Jarrett Allen, Cle, C (Pick: 7.1)
C4 Chris Boucher, Tor, PF/C (Pick: 8.10)

Team Carpenter

PG1 Stephen Curry, GS, PG (Pick: 1.2)
PG2 D'Angelo Russell, Min, PG/SG (Pick: 9.2)
SG1 Klay Thompson, GS, SG (Pick: 10.9)
SG2 Joe Harris, Bkn, SG/SF (Pick: 13.2)
SF1 Jimmy Butler, Mia, SG/SF (Pick: 3.2)
SF2 Tobias Harris, Phi, SF/PF (Pick: 5.2)
SF3 Jerami Grant, Det, SF/PF (Pick: 8.9)
SF4 Andrew Wiggins, GS, SG/SF (Pick: 11.2)
PF1 Jaren Jackson Jr., Mem, PF (Pick: 7.2)
C1 Rudy Gobert, Utah, C (Pick: 2.9)
C2 Clint Capela, Atl, C (Pick: 4.9)
C3 Kristaps Porzingis, Dal, PF/C (Pick: 6.9)
C4 James Wiseman, GS, C (Pick: 12.9)

Team Soppe

PG1 Lonzo Ball, Chi, PG (Pick: 4.8)
PG2 Terry Rozier, Cha, PG/SG (Pick: 6.8)
PG3 Cade Cunningham, Det, PG (Pick: 8.8)
PG4 Dennis Schroder, Bos, PG (Pick: 10.8)
PG5 Reggie Jackson, LAC, PG (Pick: 11.3)
PG6 Cole Anthony, Orl, PG (Pick: 13.3)
SG1 James Harden, Bkn, PG/SG (Pick: 1.3)
SG2 Tim Hardaway Jr., Dal, SG/SF (Pick: 12.8)
SF1 OG Anunoby, Tor, SF/PF (Pick: 7.3)
PF1 Domantas Sabonis, Ind, PF (Pick: 2.8)
PF2 P.J. Washington, Cha, PF (Pick: 9.3)
C1 Bam Adebayo, Mia, PF/C (Pick: 3.3)
C2 Jusuf Nurkic, Por, C (Pick: 5.3)

Team Karabell

PG1 Luka Doncic, Dal, PG (Pick: 1.4)
PG2 Ja Morant, Mem, PG (Pick: 5.4)
PG3 Mike Conley, Utah, PG (Pick: 8.7)
PG4 Killian Hayes, Det, PG (Pick: 12.7)
SG1 Fred VanVleet, Tor, PG/SG (Pick: 3.4)
SG2 Jalen Green, Hou, SG (Pick: 9.4)
SG3 Tyrese Maxey, Phi, SG (Pick: 13.4)
SF1 Miles Bridges, Cha, SF/PF (Pick: 10.7)
PF1 Pascal Siakam, Tor, PF (Pick: 6.7)
PF2 Lauri Markkanen, Cle, PF (Pick: 11.4)
C1 Nikola Vucevic, Chi, C (Pick: 2.7)
C2 Christian Wood, Hou, PF/C (Pick: 4.7)
C3 Jakob Poeltl, SA, C (Pick: 7.4)

Team Snellings

PG1 Kyrie Irving, Bkn, PG/SG (Pick: 5.5)
PG2 Ben Simmons, Phi, PG (Pick: 6.6)
PG3 Jalen Suggs, Orl, PG/SG (Pick: 8.6)
SG1 Jaylen Brown, Bos, SG/SF (Pick: 4.6)
SG2 CJ McCollum, Por, SG (Pick: 7.5)
SG3 Buddy Hield, Sac, SG/SF (Pick: 9.5)
SG4 Nickeil Alexander-Walker, NO, SG (Pick: 10.6)
SF1 LeBron James, LAL, PG/SF/PF (Pick: 2.6)
SF2 T.J. Warren, Ind, SF (Pick: 12.6)
PF1 Zion Williamson, NO, PF (Pick: 3.5)
PF2 Marvin Bagley III, Sac, PF (Pick: 11.5)
C1 Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C (Pick: 1.5)
C2 Al Horford, Bos, PF/C (Pick: 13.5)

Team Moody

PG1 Damian Lillard, Por, PG (Pick: 1.6)
PG2 Chris Paul, Phx, PG (Pick: 4.5)
PG3 Derrick White, SA, PG/SG (Pick: 9.6)
SG1 Zach LaVine, Chi, SG (Pick: 3.6)
SG2 Marcus Smart, Bos, PG/SG (Pick: 11.6)
SF1 Gordon Hayward, Cha, SF (Pick: 8.5)
SF2 Kyle Anderson, Mem, SF/PF (Pick: 12.5)
PF1 Anthony Davis, LAL, PF (Pick: 2.5)
PF2 John Collins, Atl, PF (Pick: 7.6)
C1 Richaun Holmes, Sac, PF/C (Pick: 5.6)
C2 Myles Turner, Ind, PF/C (Pick: 6.5)
C3 Mitchell Robinson, NY, C (Pick: 10.5)
C4 Brook Lopez, Mil, C (Pick: 13.6)

Team McCormick

PG1 Tyrese Haliburton, Sac, PG/SG (Pick: 6.4)
PG2 Kyle Lowry, Mia, PG (Pick: 8.4)
SG1 Donovan Mitchell, Utah, PG/SG (Pick: 3.7)
SG2 Caris LeVert, Ind, SG/SF (Pick: 5.7)
SG3 Evan Fournier, NY, SG/SF (Pick: 12.4)
SF1 Khris Middleton, Mil, SG/SF (Pick: 4.4)
SF2 Keldon Johnson, SA, SF/PF (Pick: 10.4)
PF1 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, PF (Pick: 1.7)
PF2 Jayson Tatum, Bos, SF/PF (Pick: 2.4)
PF3 Jonathan Isaac, Orl, SF/PF (Pick: 7.7)
PF4 Thaddeus Young, SA, SF/PF/C (Pick: 9.7)
C1 Kelly Olynyk, Det, PF/C (Pick: 11.7)
C2 Steven Adams, Mem, C (Pick: 13.7)

Team Cregan

PG1 De'Aaron Fox, Sac, PG (Pick: 1.8)
PG2 Trae Young, Atl, PG (Pick: 2.3)
PG3 Dejounte Murray, SA, PG/SG (Pick: 4.3)
SG1 Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atl, SG/SF (Pick: 9.8)
SF1 Michael Porter Jr., Den, SF/PF (Pick: 3.8)
SF2 Mikal Bridges, Phx, SF (Pick: 5.8)
SF3 Harrison Barnes, Sac, SF/PF (Pick: 11.8)
SF4 Jae'Sean Tate, Hou, SF (Pick: 12.3)
SF5 Dorian Finney-Smith, Dal, SF/PF (Pick: 13.8)
PF1 Robert Covington, Por, SF/PF (Pick: 7.8)
C1 Robert Williams III, Bos, PF/C (Pick: 6.3)
C2 Isaiah Stewart, Det, PF/C (Pick: 8.3)
C3 Daniel Gafford, Wsh, PF/C (Pick: 10.3)

Team Dabrowski

PG1 Darius Garland, Cle, PG/SG (Pick: 7.9)
SG1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC, PG/SG (Pick: 3.9)
SG2 Devin Booker, Phx, PG/SG (Pick: 4.2)
SG3 Anthony Edwards, Min, SG/SF (Pick: 5.9)
SG4 DeMar DeRozan, Chi, SG/SF (Pick: 6.2)
SG5 Norman Powell, Por, SG/SF (Pick: 9.9)
SG6 Kevin Porter Jr., Hou, PG/SG (Pick: 10.2)
SF1 Kevin Durant, Bkn, SF/PF (Pick: 1.9)
PF1 Kyle Kuzma, Wsh, SF/PF (Pick: 11.9)
PF2 Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah, SF/PF (Pick: 12.2)
PF3 Evan Mobley, Cle, PF/C (Pick: 13.9)
C1 Joel Embiid, Phi, C (Pick: 2.2)
C2 Jonas Valanciunas, NO, C (Pick: 8.2)

Team Chandan

PG1 Jrue Holiday, Mil, PG/SG (Pick: 3.10)
PG2 Russell Westbrook, LAL, PG (Pick: 4.1)
PG3 Kemba Walker, NY, PG (Pick: 9.10)
PG4 John Wall, Hou, PG (Pick: 13.10)
SG1 Bradley Beal, Wsh, SG (Pick: 1.10)
SG2 Collin Sexton, Cle, PG/SG (Pick: 5.10)
SG3 Spencer Dinwiddie, Wsh, PG/SG (Pick: 7.10)
SF1 Paul George, LAC, SG/SF (Pick: 2.1)
SF2 Joe Ingles, Utah, SG/SF/PF (Pick: 12.1)
PF1 Draymond Green, GS, PF (Pick: 6.1)
C1 Montrezl Harrell, Wsh, PF/C (Pick: 8.1)
C2 Wendell Carter Jr., Orl, C (Pick: 10.1)
C3 Ivica Zubac, LAC, C (Pick: 11.10)