NBA Mock Draft: 2021 Mock Draft According to Latest NBA Draft Odds
NBA Mock Draft: 2021 Mock Draft According to Latest NBA Draft Odds
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The 2021 NBA Draft is finally here. In just a few hours teams will start adding the best young talent in the world to their roster. Fortunately for us, you can bet on almost every single pick in the first round of tonight’s NBA Draft.
The latest NBA Draft odds tell us what they’ve always told us, that Cade Cunningham will go first overall once the Detroit Pistons get on the clock. But, what else can we expect at the NBA Draft?
If everything goes to plan, G-Leaguer Jalen Green will go No. 2 overall and Evan Mobley, former USC standout will go third. But, after the top three it starts to get a little dicey.
For a while, NBA Draft odds had Jalen Suggs as the lock to go No. 4, but now we’re seeing a late push from Florida State’s Scottie Barnes.
As is almost always the case, oddsmakers know best. So, take a look below to see what the latest NBA Draft odds predict in our latest NBA Mock Draft.
How to Watch the 2021 NBA Draft
Date: Thursday, July 29
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
How to Watch: The first round can be watched on ABC. Both the first and second rounds will air on ESPN
How to Stream: ESPN+
2021 NBA Mock Draft
|Team||Player||To be selected or Over/Under odds|
|1. Detroit Pistons||Cade Cunningham||-5000 to go 1st overall|
|2. Houston Rockets||Jalen Green||-380 to go 2nd overall|
|3. Cleveland Cavaliers||Evan Mobley||-225 to go 3rd overall|
|4. Toronto Raptors||Jalen Suggs||-160 to go 4th overall|
|5. Orlando Magic||Scottie Barnes||-220 to go 5th overall|
|6. Oklahoma City Thunder||Jonathan Kuminga||-130 (Over 6.5) +100 (Under 6.5)|
|7. Golden State Warriors||James Bouknight||-205 (Under 7.5) +155 (Over 7.5)|
|8. Orlando Magic||Franz Wagner||-160 (Under 9.5) +130 (Over 9.5)|
|9. Sacramento Kings||Josh Giddey||-200 (Under 10.5) +155 (Over 10.5)|
|10. Memphis Grizzlies||Moses Moody||-140 (Under 11.5) +110 (Over 11.5)|
|11. Charlotte Hornets||Alperen Sengun||-125 (Under 12.5) -105 (Over 12.5)|
|12. San Antonio Spurs||Davion Mitchell||-125 (Under 12.5) -105 (Over 12.5)|
|13. Indiana Pacers||Keon Johnson||-150 (Over 12.5) +115 (Under 12.5)|
|14. Golden State Warriors||Corey Kispert||-130 (Over 13.5) +100 (Under 13.5)|
|15. Washington Wizards||Jalen Johnson||-145 (Over 14.5) +115 (Under 14.5)|
|16. Oklahoma City Thunder||Kai Jones||-170 (Under 15.5) +135 (Over 15.5)|
|17. New Orleans Pelicans||Chris Duarte||-135 (Under 15.5) +105 (Over)|
|18. Oklahoma City Thunder||Usman Garuba||-130 (Over 16.5) +100 (Under 16.5)|
|19. New York Knicks||Trey Murphy||-125 (Under 17.5) -105 (Over 17.5)|
|20. Atlanta Hawks||Zaire Williams||-140 (Over 18.5) +100 (Under 18.5)|
|21. New York Knicks||Isaiah Jackson||-120 (Over 20.5) -110 (Under 20.5)|
|22. Los Angeles Lakers||Cameron Thomas||-125 (Under 22.5) -105 (Over 22.5)|
|23. Houston Rockets||Jaden Springer||-135 (Over 22.5) +100 (Under 22.5)|
|24. Houston Rockets||Sharife Cooper||-135 (Over 22.5) +105 (Over 22.5)|
|25. Los Angeles Clippers||Tre Mann||-180 (Over 24.5) +145 (Uncer 24.5)|
|26. Denver Nuggets||Ayo Dosunmu||-125 (Over 26.5) -105 (Under 26.5)|
|27. Brooklyn Nets||Joshua Primo||-115 (Under 27.5) -115 (Over 27.5)|
|28. Philadelphia 76ers||Na’Shon Hyland||-120 (Over 27.5) -110 (Under 27.5)|
|29. Phoenix Suns||Miles McBride||-135 (Under 29.5) +100 (Over 29.5)|
|30. Utah Jazz||Day’Ron Sharpe||-120 (Under 29.5) -110 (Over 29.5)|
Top NBA Draft Prospects 2021
Cade Cunningham will be going first overall in the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday night, you can pretty much guarantee that. His -5000 odds give him a 98% implied probability, which is down from the 99% implied probability he had when his odds were -10000, but it’s still a virtual certainty.
Cunningham spent last season at Oklahoma State, terrorizing the Big 12. Cunningham was the No. 1 recruit in the country coming out of Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. He’s been the presumed No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft for years and he will go first on Thursday.
At 6-foot-8, Cunningham can play the traditional two or three at the NBA level, although we see more position-less basketball than anything else these days. He’s explosive, finishes at the hoop and can shoot it from range.
The No. 2 prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft is probably the one you’ve heard the least of, but can be every bit as good as Cade Cunningham in the future. Jalen Green decided to skip college and instead join the NBA G-League at age 18, following high school.
Playing against grown men in the G-League, Green could have easily disappeared and taken a back seat, but he didn’t. Green averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in his first and only year in the G-League.
A 6-foot-6 true shooting guard, Green is long, explosive and extremely athletic. But, he doesn’t always need to rely on athleticism to get a bucket. Green’s shooting was better this past season than most expected to see. If he can continue to improve there while staying bouncy and dunking all over his opponents, the sky is the limit for Jalen Green.
Evan Mobley is my favorite prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft, but he also has the lowest floor out of any of the top three players on this list. It’s impossible to not be impressed when you look at Mobley on the basketball court.
Evan Mobley measures in at 7-feet tall. He has enough ball-handling skills to bring the ball up, can post up on the low block and can stretch the defense beyond the three-point line. If you watched him play in the NCAA Tournament, you instantly fell in love with his game.
I think he needs to be more aggressive on the defensive end, but his massive wingspan makes him a plus help defender even without the lockdown on-ball skills. He needs to add weight to his frame, but if he can and keep his wide array of skills we could be looking at a perennial all-star.
If you asked me which top-5 prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft was the safest pick, I’d say it’s former Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs. Like Green, Jalen Suggs projects to be a true shooting guard at the next level, and I think he comes in right away and makes a difference. I’ll be backing him for NBA Rookie of the Year once odds are released.
Like Mobley, Suggs’ 2021 NBA Draft stock soared in the NCAA Tournament. Maybe you remember his dagger of a buzzer-beater that sent UCLA home in the Final Four? He led the best team in the country all year long and is about as complete of a guard prospect as you’ll find
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