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2018 Duke Report NBA Mock Draft

Grayson Allen and Marvin Bagley III

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held this Thurs. June 21st at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. It begins at 7pm on ESPN.

Like recent drafts, this will have a heavy Duke feel to it with potentially five Blue Devils being selected among the 60 picks. There is a good chance that four of the five starters from last year’s Elite 8 squad are picked in the first round.

Zion Olojede (our NBA expert) and myself (not an expert at anything) recently sat down to complete our 2018 Duke Report NBA Mock Draft. We make selections for every team in the first round, as well as give our thoughts on the Blue Devils in this draft.

Pick # Team Selection Pick Made By
1 Phoenix Suns DeAndre Ayton Zion
2 Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley III Chris
3 Atlanta Hawks Mo Bamba Zion
4 Memphis Grizzlies Luka Doncic Chris
5 Dallas Mavericks Jaren Jackson Jr. Zion
6 Orlando Magic Trae Young Chris
7 Chicago Bulls Michael Porter Jr. Zion
8 Cleveland Cavaliers Colin Sexton Chris
9 New York Knicks Wendell Carter Jr. Zion
10 Philadelphia 76ers Mikal Bridges Chris
11 Charlotte Hornets Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Chris
12 Los Angeles Clippers Kevin Knox Zion
13 Los Angeles Clippers Robert Wiliams Zion
14 Denver Nuggets Lonnie Walker IV Chris
15 Washington Wizards Miles Bridges Zion
16 Phoenix Suns Brandon McCoy Chris
17 Milwaukee Bucks Aaron Holiday Zion
18 San Antonio Spurs Donte DiVincenzo Chris
19 Atlanta Hawks Zhaire Smith Zion
20 Minnesota Timberwolves Khyri Thomas Chris
21 Utah Jazz Kevin Huerter Zion
22 Chicago Bulls Keita Bates-Diop Chris
23 Indiana Pacers Elie Okobo Zion
24 Portland Trail Blazers Dzanan Musa Chris
25 Los Angeles Lakers Troy Brown Zion
26 Philadelphia 76ers Jalen Brunson Chris
27 Boston Celtics Jacob Evans Zion
28 Golden State Warriors Gary Trent Jr. Chris
29 Brooklyn Nets Chandler Hutchinson Zion
30 Atlanta Hawks De'Anthony Melton Chris
Marvin Bagley III | Photo: Chris Summerville

Marvin Bagley III
Sacramento Kings

The Kings will have a lot of young talent going in to next season and they will happily add arguably the best player in college basketball, Marvin Bagley III. Bagley will join former Blue Devil Harry Giles, as well as former Kentucky Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere to give the Kings a lot of options in the post for the future.

Wendell Carter Jr. | Photo: Chris Summerville

Wendell Carter Jr.
New York Knicks

Wendell Carter Jr. will compliment Kristaps Porzingis nicely in the frontcourt. His arrival would form one of the most talented young duos in the league. Although I wish going to the Knicks upon anyone, Carter has a character that can handle New York and all the drama that comes with it. With Porzingis still recovering, Carter will likely get a chance to assume the spotlight for a bit or at least make a significant impact.

Gary Trent Jr. | Photo: Chris Summerville

Gary Trent Jr.
Golden State Warriors

The Warriors could potentially lose a lot of scoring and playmakers off the bench this offseason. While Gary Trent Jr. doesn’t wow you with one thing, he does all the little things that will help keep Golden State atop of the mountain next season as they look to win their third consecutive championship.

Grayson Allen | Photo: Chris Summerville

Grayson Allen

Zion: Grayson Allen’s name still has a strong chance to be called in the first round on Thursday but it’s not, he’ll definitely be picked up early second round. Let’s hope Allen lands on a winning team because that‘ll likely be the best situation for him.

Chris: Grayson Allen should be drafted in the first round, likely between picks #25-30. The Boston Celtics seem to be really interested in him at #27 and he would be a great fit for that organization (who also happen to have two former Blue Devils currently on the team in Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum).

Trevon Duval | Photo: Chris Summerville

Trevon Duval

Zion: Trevon Duval will likely be the final Blue Devil drafted on Thursday and he’ll likely end up mid-late second round. It’s been a quiet draft process for Duval but all he needs is for one team to see the potential he showed in high school and flashed sporadically at Duke. He’s still only 19 years old so he’s worth taking a risk on. The physical attributes are there, he just needs maturation and development.

Chris: Trevon Duval came in with a lot of hype as the next one-and-done at Duke. Before he even committed to the Blue Devils, he let it be known he was only going to be in college for one season. He really could use another year under his belt to improve his draft stock, but he’ll be getting paid to perfect his craft. It’s highly unlikely he will be a first round pick, but someone in the mid to late second round will see his potential and take a shot on him.