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HOW THE TOP 14 PICKS WILL SHAKE OUT
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14

NUGGETS

SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER

PG, Kentucky

He could be a nice fit as a 6'6" swing guard, but Denver may package this pick for an immediate impact.

13

CLIPPERS

ROBERT WILLIAMS

C, Texas A&M

At 6'9" and 240 pounds, he is a natural rim-runner who could help fill the void in the middle if DeAndre Jordan leaves Los Angeles.

12

CLIPPERS

COLLIN SEXTON

PG, Alabama

He appeared selfish at times, and his shot selection was suspect, but the 6'2" freshman is a natural scorer with potential as a leader.

11

HORNETS

KEVIN KNOX

F, Kentucky

In his first pick as GM, Mitch Kupchak won't get a star but a raw 6'9", 215-pound combo forward who can become a building block.

10

76ERS

MILES BRIDGES

SF, Michigan St.

The 6'7" sophomore has the makings of a versatile, high-energy glue guy. Questions remain about his shooting.

9

KNICKS

MIKAL BRIDGES

SF, Villanova

His ability to space the floor and guard multiple positions makes him a safe bet, but he's at best a secondary scorer.

8

CAVALIERS

TRAE YOUNG

PG, Oklahoma

He has range, creativity off the dribble and flair. For a team needing outside help, the 6'2" freshman is the best option.

7

BULLS

MICHAEL PORTER JR.

SF, Missouri

A big-time scorer, he will have to show well in workouts after back surgery shortened his freshman season.

6

MAGIC

WENDELL CARTER

PF, Duke

At 6'10" and 260 pounds, he has great hands and can play inside-out. Though he's not a leaper, he's a bankable pick with upside.

5

MAVERICKS

MOHAMED BAMBA

C, Texas

With a 7'9" wingspan and 9'6" standing reach, he has high-end defensive potential—and a rudimentary offensive game.

4

GRIZZLIES

MARVIN BAGLEY III

PF, Duke

A rebounder who can create baskets and eventually could stretch the floor, he will provide steady double doubles.

3

HAWKS

JAREN JACKSON

C, Michigan State

At 6'11", he is raw but does have the skills of a modern big: He can shoot from deep, defend in space and protect the rim.

2

KINGS

LUKA DONČIÁ

G, Real Madrid

The MVP of the Euroleague Final Four at age 19, the 6'8" Slovenian playmaker will fit nicely alongside De'Aaron Fox.

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