DeAndre Ayton goes No. 1. Luka Doncic second.
After that the 2018 NBA Draft is wide open — and even those first to are not locks (the Suns’ new coach has ties to Doncic having coached him on the Serbian national team). Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, there are a lot of interesting prospects after the top two. Where do they land?
Rob Dauster, the host of College Basketball Talk at NBC Sports and the site’s successful podcast, joined Kurt Helin from ProBasketball Talk to put together a mock draft podcast. In Part 1 you can find a breakdown of the first seven picks in the draft, with Rob providing player breakdowns and Kurt bringing the knowledge on team needs and player fit. Part 2 of the podcast, which includes picks 8-30, can be found on the Pro Basketball Talk feed.
As always, you can check out the podcast below (both parts in this case), listen and subscribe via iTunes at ApplePodcasts.com/PBTonNBC, subscribe via the fantastic Stitcher app, check us out on Google play, or check out the NBC Sports Podcast homepage and archive at Art19.
Here’s the first half, via College Basketball Talk’s podcast, which covers picks 1-7 (Suns, Kings, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Magic, Bulls).
And here’s the second half, which starts with the Cleveland at No. 8 and continues through the entire rest of the first round.