2021 NBA Mock Draft

1st Round (Picks 1–30)

This year’s NBA Draft will be unlike any other before it. For the first time ever, elite High School Players had the opportunity to enter the NBA’s G League rather than attend College. These athletes were placed onto the G League Ignite Roster and played in the NBA G League Bubble against other participating G League Teams. These players are now eligible to enter the draft as if they played their year in College. Those players include; Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix, and Isiah Todd. This new avenue will be in play for the foreseeable future and will be interesting to see the difference in development from players coming out of College and those going in the direction of the G League.

With that out of the way, here is my 2021 NBA Mock Draft. Projected draft order via Tankathon.com.

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Cade Cunningham | Freshman | PG | Oklahoma State
  2. Houston Rockets: Jalen Green | SG | G League
  3. Detroit Pistons: Evan Mobley | Freshman | C | USC
  4. Orlando Magic: Jalen Suggs | Freshman | PG | Gonzaga
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jonathan Kuminga | SF | G League
  6. Washington Wizards: Scottie Barnes | Freshman | PF | Florida State
  7. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jalen Johnson | Freshman | SF/PF | Duke
  8. Toronto Raptors: Franz Wagner | Sophomore | SF | Michigan
  9. Sacramento Kings: Alperen Sengun | International | C | Besiktas
  10. Orlando Magic (Via Chicago): Keon Johnson | Freshman | SG | Tennessee
  11. New Orleans Pelicans: Moses Moody | Freshman | SG | Arkansas
  12. Indiana Pacers: Corey Kispert | Senior | SF | Gonzaga
  13. Golden State Warriors: Davion Mitchell | Junior | PG/SG | Baylor
  14. San Antonio Spurs: Isaiah Jackson | Freshman | PF/C | Kentucky
  15. New York Knicks: James Bouknight | Sophomore | SG | UConn
  16. Boston Celtics: Jaden Springer | Freshman | PG/SG | Tennessee
  17. Charlotte Hornets: Kai Jones | Sophomore | PF/C | Texas
  18. Oklahoma City Thunder (Via Miami): Usan Garuba | International | PF | Real Madrid
  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Day’Ron Sharpe | Freshman | C | North Carolina
  20. Atlanta Hawks: Filip Petrusev | International | PF/C | Mega Bemax
  21. New York Knicks (Via Dallas): Sharife Cooper | Freshman | PG | Auburn
  22. Houston Rockets (Via Portland): Chris Duarte | Senior | SG | Oregon
  23. Houston Rockets (Via Milwaukee): Josh Giddey | International | PG | Adelaide
  24. Los Angeles Lakers: Greg Brown | Freshman | PF | Texas
  25. Denver Nuggets: Jared Butler | Junior | PG | Baylor
  26. Los Angeles Clippers: Neemias Queta | Junior | Center | Utah State
  27. Brooklyn Net: Cameron Thomas | Freshman | SG | LSU
  28. Philadelphia 76ers: Tre Mann | Sophomore | PG | Florida
  29. Phoenix Suns: BJ Boston | Freshman | SG | Kentucky
  30. Utah Jazz: Ayo Dosunmu | Junior | PG/SG | Illinois