[NBA Draft]: Comparison of Actual 2021 Draft vs. Final Mock Drafts

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We spend a lot of time following all of the top NBA Draft analysts for months as they post and tweet about intel and update their big boards and mock drafts leading up to draft day. But once that day comes and goes, it’s easy to shift focus to how the rookies will fit on their new rosters, summer league, and the next draft, so I thought it might be nice to compile all of the final versions of these mock drafts and compare them to the actual 2021 draft picks for easy reference in the future.

After all the hard work this year, even the mock draft accuracy from the top shelf analysts was obliterated early in the 1st round with the trifecta of Toronto choosing Scottie Barnes over Jalen Suggs at #4, OKC going with Josh Giddey at #6 instead of James Bouknight or Jonathan Kuminga, and (the grand finale) the Spurs pick of Josh Primo at #12, who was projected to go in the 25-40 range. All of that, plus a Russell Westbrook trade to the Lakers made for a wild night of twists and turns that surpassed what we have come to expect.

Here is the actual 2021 NBA Draft from July 29th versus the final mock drafts from Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman, ESPN’s Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony, NBA Big Board’s Chad Ford, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, and The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, and Tankathon.com:

Pick/TeamDraft TradesACTUAL
DRAFT
ORDER
B/R
(7/29)
NBA Big Board
(7/29)
The Ringer
(7/29)
ESPN
(7/29)
SI
(7/29)
The Athletic
(7/29)
Tankathon
(7/25)
1. DETCade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
2. HOUJalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
3. CLEEvan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
4. TORScottie
Barnes
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
5. ORLJalen
Suggs
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
6. OKCJosh
Giddey
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
Jonathan
Kuminga
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
Jonathan
Kuminga
7. GSWJonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Franz
Wagner
Franz
Wagner
James
Bouknight
Jonathan
Kuminga
Franz
Wagner
James
Bouknight
8. ORLFranz
Wagner
Franz
Wagner
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Moses
Moody
Franz
Wagner
Jonathan
Kuminga
Franz
Wagner
9. SACDavion
Mitchell
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Franz
Wagner
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
10. MEMMEM
to NOP
Ziaire
Williams
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
11. CHAJames
Bouknight
Moses
Moody
Corey
Kispert
Moses
Moody
Corey
Kispert
Kai
Jones
Moses
Moody
Moses
Moody
12. SANJoshua
Primo
Kai
Jones
Trey
Murphy
Corey
Kispert
Alperen
Sengun
Moses
Moody
Corey
Kispert
Keon
Johnson
13. INDChris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
14. GSWMoses
Moody
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Jalen
Johnson
15. WASCorey
Kispert
Trey
Murphy
Moses
Moody
Usman
Garuba
Trey
Murphy
Corey
Kispert
Trey
Murphy
Corey
Kispert
16. OKCBOS
to OKC

OKC
to HOU
Alperen
Şengun
Jalen
Johnson
Ziaire
Williams
Jalen
Johnson
Keon
Johnson
Ziaire
Williams
Ziaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
17. NOPNOP
to MEM
Trey
Murphy
Corey
Kispert
Cameron
Thomas
Cameron
Thomas
Ziaire
Williams
Trey
Murphy
Jared
Butler
Chris
Duarte
18. OKCTre
Mann
Jared
Butler
Isaiah
Jackson
Keon
Johnson
Jalen
Johnson
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Kai
Jones
Jaden
Springer
19. NYKNYK
to CHA
Kai
Jones
Ziaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
Trey
Murphy
Kai
Jones
Isaiah
Jackson
Usman
Garuba
Isaiah
Jackson
20. ATLJalen
Johnson
Cameron
Thomas
Keon
Johnson
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Cameron
Thomas
Josh
Primo
Keon
Johnson
Trey
Murphy
21. NYKNYK
to LAC
Keon
Johnson
Nah'shon
Hyland
Jaden
Springer
Kai
Jones
Nah'shon
Hyland
Keon
Johnson
Jaden
Springer
Ziaire
Williams
22. LALLAL
to WAS

WAS
to IND
Isaiah
Jackson
Keon
Johnson
Kai
Jones
Ziaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
Usman
Garuba
Sharife
Cooper
Sharife
Cooper
23. HOUUsman
Garuba
Isaiah
Jackson
Sharife
Cooper
Sharife
Cooper
Sharife
Cooper
Brandon
Boston
Isaiah
Jackson
Kai
Jones
24. HOUJosh
Christopher
Sharife
Cooper
Isaiah
Todd
Isaiah
Jackson
Isaiah
Jackson
Jalen
Johnson
Jalen
Johnson
Jared
Butler
25. LACLAC
to NYK
Quentin
Grimes
Usman
Garuba
Josh
Christopher
Jared
Butler
Jared
Butler
Nah'shon
Hyland
Miles
McBride
Day'Ron
Sharpe
26. DENBones
Hyland
Josh
Primo
Josh
Primo
Isaiah
Todd
Quentin
Grimes
Cameron
Thomas
Josh
Primo
Cameron
Thomas
27. BKNCameron
Thomas
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Jaden
Springer
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Miles
McBride
Cameron
Thomas
Ayo
Dosunmu
28. PHIJaden
Springer
Jaden
Springer
Brandon
Boston
Josh
Primo
Josh
Primo
JT
Thor
Nah'shon
Hyland
Quentin
Grimes
29. PHXPHX
to BKN
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Ayo
Dosonmu
Miles
McBride
Miles
McBride
Tre
Mann
Kessler
Edwards
Joel
Ayayi
Joel
Ayayi
30. UTAUTA
to MEM
Santi
Aldama
Miles
McBride
Ayo
Dosunmu
Tre
Mann
Miles
McBride
Quentin
Grimes
Ayo
Dosonmu
Tre
Mann
31. MILMIL
to IND
Isaiah
Todd
JT
Thor
Quentin
Grimes
Ayo
Dosunmu
Jaden
Springer
Ayo
Dosunmu
Herbert
Jones
Rokas
Jokubaitis
32. NYKNYK
to OKC
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Quentin
Grimes
Jalen
Johnson
Jason
Preston
Ayo
Dosonmu
Sharife
Cooper
Quentin
Grimes
Jason
Preston
33. ORLORL
to LAC
Jason
Preston
Josh
Christopher
JT
Thor
Rokas
Jokubaitis
JT
Thor
Jaden
Springer
Tre
Mann
Josh
Christopher
34. OKCOKC
to NYK
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Tre
Mann
Brandon
Boston
Nah'shon
Hyland
Josh
Christopher
Jared
Butler
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Brandon
Boston
35. NOPHerbert
Jones
Isaiah
Todd
Tre
Mann
Josh
Christopher
Isaiah
Todd
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Joe
Wieskamp
Nah'shon
Hyland
36. OKCOKC
to NYK
Miles
McBride
Brandon
Boston
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Brandon
Boston
Joel
Ayayi
Joel
Ayayi
JT
Thor
Filip
Petrusev
37. DETDET
to CHA
JT
Thor
Joel
Ayayi
Greg
Brown
Charles
Bassey
Brandon
Boston
Tre
Mann
Austin
Reaves
Josh
Primo
38. CHIAyo
Dosunmu
Charles
Bassey
Nah'shon
Hyland
Joel
Ayayi
Kessler
Edwards
Jason
Preston
Brandon
Boston
Juhann
Begarin
39. SACNeemias
Queta
Herbert
Jones
Herbert
Jones
Austin
Reaves
Charles
Bassey
Isaiah
Todd
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Herbert
Jones
40. MEMMEM
to UTA
Jared
Butler
Joe
Wieskamp
Rokas
Jokubaitis
JT
Thor
Juhann
Begarin
Josh
Christopher
Santi
Aldama
JT
Thor
41. SANJoe
Wieskamp
Kessler
Edwards
Neemias
Queta
Juhann
Begarin
David
Johnson
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Isaiah
Todd
Neemias
Queta
42. DETIsaiah
Livers
Jason
Preston
Jason
Preston
Quentin
Grimes
Filip
Petrusev
Juhann
Begarin
Josh
Christopher
Greg
Brown
43. NOPNOP
to POR
Greg
Brown
Juhann
Begarin
Joe
Wieskamp
Aaron
Henry
Jason
Preston
Joe
Wieskamp
Filip
Petrusev
Miles
McBride
44. BKNKessler
Edwards
Aaron
Henry
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Herbert
Jones
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Charles
Bassey
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Isaiah
Livers
45. BOSJuhann
Begarin
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Aaron
Henry
David
Johnson
Austin
Reaves
Austin
Reaves
Jason
Preston
Daishen
Nix
46. TORDalano
Banton
Filip
Petrusev
Raiquan
Gray
Joe
Wieskamp
Herbert
Jones
Aaron
Wiggins
Juhann
Begarin
Kessler
Edwards
47. TORDavid
Johnson
David
Johnson
Charles
Bassey
Greg
Brown
Aaron
Wiggins
Herbert
Jones
Isaiah
Livers
Aaron
Wiggins
48. ATLSharife
Cooper
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Juhann
Begarin
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Jericho
Sims
David
Johnson
Greg
Brown
Isaiah
Todd
49. BKNMarcus
Zegarowski
Jericho
Sims
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Kessler
Edwards
Joe
Wieskamp
AJ
Lawson
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
50. PHIFilip
Petrusev
Austin
Reaves
Filip
Petrusev
Sam
Hauser
Aaron
Henry
Aaron
Henry
David
Johnson
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
51. NOPNOP
to LAC
Brandon
Boston
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Amar
Sylla
Luka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
Duane
Washington
Kessler
Edwards
Joe
Wieskamp
52. DETLuka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
Jericho
Sims
Aaron
Wiggins
Daishen
Nix
RaiQuan
Gray
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Aaron
Henry
53. PHICharles
Bassey
Aaron
Wiggins
Santi
Aldama
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Greg
Brown
Jericho
Sims
Aaron
Henry
Luka
Garza
54. INDIND
to MIL
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Greg
Brown
Luka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
Luka
Garza
Amar
Sylla
Charles
Bassey
Raiquan
Gray
55. OKCAaron
Wiggins
Santi
Aldama
David
Johnson
Filip
Petrusev
Santi
Aldama
Santi
Aldama
Neemias
Queta
McKinley
Wright
56. CHAScottie
Lewis
Luka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
McKinley
Wright
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Filip
Petrusev
Justin
Champagnie
Charles
Bassey
57. CHACHA
to DET
Balša
Koprivica
Neemias
Queta
Joel
Ayayi
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
McKinley
Wright
Greg
Brown
Jericho
Sims
Matthew
Hurt
58. NYKJericho
Sims
McKinley
Wright
Justin
Champagnie
Daishen
Nix
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Neemias
Queta
Luka
Garza
Jay
Huff
59. BKNRaiQuan
Gray
Sam
Hauser
Daishen
Nix
Neemias
Queta
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Moses
Wright
David
Johnson
60. INDIND
to MIL
Georgios
Kalaitzakis
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Chris
Smith
Santi
Aldama
Neemias
Queta
Sam
Hauser
Matthew
Hurt
Austin
Reaves

Summary of all transactions leading up to and during the Draft:

NBA.com

References:

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Sport Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford]

Tankathon

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, July (updated 7/29)

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7/29 update: Re-updated with new mocks drafts from Jonathan Givony at ESPN, Kevin O’Connor at The Ringer, Chad Ford at NBA Big Board, and Jonathan Wasserman at B/R! Updated this morning with new picks from Jonathan Givony at ESPN. Keep checking back for updates throughout the day. And as Mike Schmitz, said in his tweet below, LET’S GO!! Draft Day has finally arrived!

7/28 update: Updated again with new mock drafts from Jonathan Givony at ESPN and Jeremy Woo at SI. Added updated mock draft from Jonathan Wasserman at B/R, and 2nd round picks for Kevin O’Connor at The Ringer.

7/27 update: Added updated mock drafts from John Hollinger at The Athletic, Sam Vecenie at The Athletic, and Kevin O’Connor at The Ringer.

7/26 update: Re-updated, post Grizzlies-Pelicans trade, with updated mock drafts from ESPN, Chad Ford, and Jeremy Woo. Added updated mock drafts from Jeremy Woo at Sport Illustrated and Chad Ford from NBABigBoard.com.

7/25 update: added new mock drafts from Jonathan Givony at ESPN and Tankathon.

7/23 update: added Kevin O’Connor‘s updated 1st round mock draft from The Ringer‘s NBA Draft Guide.

7/21 update: added updated mock drafts from Sam Vecenie at The Athletic and Jonathan Wasserman at B/R.

7/20 update: added updated mock draft from Jeremy Woo at SI.

Late posting this one as work, family, and travel made it tough to keep up with all the updates being posted since the Draft Combine, withdrawal deadline, and with team workouts happening. Chad Ford posted his mock draft 3.0 on NBABigBoard.com (which is having a big $40 annual sale for subscribers btw–well worth it!), Jonathan Wasserman from Bleacher Report putting in lots of high-quality work as always, and our friends at Tankathon. Scottie Barnes is firmly in the top 5, and it sounds like James Bouknight has wowed team execs to solidify his spot in the top 10. Jared Butler got great news yesterday, as he was cleared by NBA health protocols, and Jaden Springer, now injury-free, has made quite an impression during team workouts. There will be many more mock drafts posted this week, so make sure to check back for updates leading up to the big day on July 29th–and follow me at @hoopsdistillery on Twitter for update notifications. Also, if I’m missing a mock draft from any Draft Analysts you feel belong with these All-NBA level Draft Analysts I currently include, feel free to DM me on Twitter.

 B/R
(7/29)
NBA Big Board
(7/29)
The Ringer
(7/29)
ESPN
(7/29)
SI
(7/28)
The Athletic
(7/27)
John Hollinger
(7/27)
Tankathon
(7/25)
1. DETCade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
2. HOUJalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
3. CLEEvan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
4. TORJalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
5. ORLScottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
6. OKCJames
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
7. GSWJonathan
Kuminga
Franz
Wagner
Franz
Wagner
Franz
Wagner
Josh
Giddey
Jonathan
Kuminga
James
Bouknight
James
Bouknight
8. ORLFranz
Wagner
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Moses
Moody
Moses
Moody
Franz
Wagner
9. SACMoses
Moody
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Franz
Wagner
Franz
Wagner
Alperen
Sengun
10. MEMJosh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Franz
Wagner
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
11. CHAKai
Jones
Corey
Kispert
Moses
Moody
Corey
Kispert
Kai
Jones
Corey
Kispert
Kai
Jones
Moses
Moody
12. SANAlperen
Sengun
Trey
Murphy
Corey
Kispert
Moses
Moody
Moses
Moody
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Keon
Johnson
13. INDDavion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Corey
Kispert
Davion
Mitchell
Corey
Kispert
Davion
Mitchell
14. GSWChris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Chris
Duarte
Davion
Mitchell
Jalen
Johnson
15. WASTrey
Murphy
Moses
Moody
Usman
Garuba
Trey
Murphy
Chris
Duarte
Trey
Murphy
Keon
Johnson
Corey
Kispert
16. OKCJalen
Johnson
Ziaire
Williams
Jalen
Johnson
Keon
Johnson
Ziaire
Williams
Kai
Jones
Usman
Garuba
Usman
Garuba
17. NOPCorey
Kispert
Cameron
Thomas
Cameron
Thomas
Ziaire
Williams
Trey
Murphy
Jared
Butler
Trey
Murphy
Chris
Duarte
18. OKCJared
Butler
Isaiah
Jackson
Keon
Johnson
Jalen
Johnson
Jared
Butler
Ziaire
Williams
Jalen
Johnson
Jaden
Springer
19. NYKZiaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
Trey
Murphy
Kai
Jones
Keon
Johnson
Usman
Garuba
Chris
Duarte
Isaiah
Jackson
20. ATLCameron
Thomas
Keon
Johnson
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Cameron
Thomas
Cameron
Thomas
Keon
Johnson
Ziaire
Williams
Trey
Murphy
21. NYKNah'shon
Hyland
Jaden
Springer
Kai
Jones
Nah'shon
Hyland
Isaiah
Jackson
Jaden
Springer
Isaiah
Jackson
Ziaire
Williams
22. LALAyo
Dosonmu
Kai
Jones
Ziaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
Jalen
Johnson
Tre
Mann
Jared
Butler
Sharife
Cooper
23. HOUIsaiah
Jackson
Jalen
Johnson
Sharife
Cooper
Sharife
Cooper
Usman
Garuba
Isaiah
Jackson
Miles
McBride
Kai
Jones
24. HOUSharife
Cooper
Sharife
Cooper
Isaiah
Jackson
Isaiah
Jackson
Josh
Primo
Jalen
Johnson
Jaden
Springer
Jared
Butler
25. LACUsman
Garuba
Jared
Butler
Jared
Butler
Jared
Butler
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Ayo
Dosonmu
Day'Ron
Sharpe
26. DENJosh
Primo
Josh
Primo
Isaiah
Todd
Quentin
Grimes
Tre
Mann
Josh
Primo
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Cameron
Thomas
27. BKNDay'Ron
Sharpe
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Jaden
Springer
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Miles
McBride
Cameron
Thomas
Cameron
Thomas
Ayo
Dosunmu
28. PHIMiles
McBride
Isaiah
Todd
Josh
Primo
Josh
Primo
Nah'shon
Hyland
Miles
McBride
Sharife
Cooper
Quentin
Grimes
29. PHXKeon
Johnson
Miles
McBride
Miles
McBride
Tre
Mann
Quentin
Grimes
Sharife
Cooper
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Joel
Ayayi
30. UTATre
Mann
Ayo
Dosunmu
Tre
Mann
Miles
McBride
Jaden
Springer
Ayo
Dosonmu
Quentin
Grimes
Tre
Mann
31. MILJT
Thor
Quentin
Grimes
Ayo
Dosunmu
Jaden
Springer
Ayo
Dosunmu
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Rokas
Jokubaitis
32. NYKQuentin
Grimes
Josh
Christopher
Jason
Preston
Ayo
Dosonmu
Sharife
Cooper
Quentin
Grimes
Jason
Preston
33. ORLJosh
Christopher
JT
Thor
Rokas
Jokubaitis
JT
Thor
JT
Thor
Nah'shon
Hyland
Josh
Christopher
34. OKCSharife
Cooper
Brandon
Boston
Nah'shon
Hyland
Josh
Christopher
Josh
Christopher
Herbert
Jones
Brandon
Boston
35. NOPIsaiah
Todd
Tre
Mann
Josh
Christopher
Isaiah
Todd
Isaiah
Todd
Joe
Wieskamp
Nah'shon
Hyland
36. OKCBrandon
Boston
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Brandon
Boston
Joel
Ayayi
Kessler
Edwards
JT
Thor
Filip
Petrusev
37. DETJoel
Ayayi
Greg
Brown
Charles
Bassey
Brandon
Boston
Joel
Ayayi
Brandon
Boston
Josh
Primo
38. CHICharles
Bassey
Nah'shon
Hyland
Joel
Ayayi
Kessler
Edwards
Jason
Preston
Austin
Reaves
Juhann
Begarin
39. SACJoe
Wieskamp
Herbert
Jones
Austin
Reaves
Charles
Bassey
Charles
Bassey
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Herbert
Jones
40. MEMHerbert
Jones
Rokas
Jokubaitis
JT
Thor
Juhann
Begarin
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Santi
Aldama
JT
Thor
41. SANKessler
Edwards
Neemias
Queta
Juhann
Begarin
David
Johnson
Juhann
Begarin
Isaiah
Todd
Neemias
Queta
42. DETJason
Preston
Jason
Preston
Quentin
Grimes
Filip
Petrusev
Brandon
Boston
Josh
Christopher
Greg
Brown
43. NOPJuhann
Begarin
Joe
Wieskamp
Aaron
Henry
Jason
Preston
Joe
Wieskamp
Filip
Petrusev
Miles
McBride
44. BKNAaron
Henry
Charles
Bassey
Herbert
Jones
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Joel
Ayayi
Isaiah
Livers
45. BOSJeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Juhann
Begarin
David
Johnson
Austin
Reaves
Austin
Reaves
Jason
Preston
Daishen
Nix
46. TORFilip
Petrusev
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Joe
Wieskamp
Herbert
Jones
David
Johnson
Juhann
Begarin
Kessler
Edwards
47. TORDavid
Johnson
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Greg
Brown
Aaron
Wiggins
Neemias
Queta
Isaiah
Livers
Aaron
Wiggins
48. ATLRokas
Jokubaitis
Aaron
Henry
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Jericho
Sims
AJ
Lawson
Greg
Brown
Isaiah
Todd
49. BKNJericho
Sims
Raiquan
Gray
Kessler
Edwards
Joe
Wieskamp
Herbert
Jones
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
50. PHIAustin
Reaves
Filip
Petrusev
Sam
Hauser
Aaron
Henry
Aaron
Henry
David
Johnson
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
51. NOPVrenz
Bleijenbergh
Amar
Sylla
Luka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
Filip
Petrusev
Kessler
Edwards
Joe
Wieskamp
52. DETIsaiah
Livers
Jericho
Sims
Aaron
Wiggins
Daishen
Nix
Greg
Brown
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Aaron
Henry
53. PHIAaron
Wiggins
Santi
Aldama
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Greg
Brown
Amar
Sylla
Aaron
Henry
Luka
Garza
54. INDGreg
Brown
Luka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
Luka
Garza
Jericho
Sims
Charles
Bassey
Raiquan
Gray
55. OKCSanti
Aldama
David
Johnson
Filip
Petrusev
Santi
Aldama
Santi
Aldama
Neemias
Queta
McKinley
Wright
56. CHALuka
Garza
Isaiah
Livers
McKinley
Wright
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Duane
Washington
Justin
Champagnie
Charles
Bassey
57. CHANeemias
Queta
Joel
Ayayi
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
McKinley
Wright
Dalano
Banton
Jericho
Sims
Matthew
Hurt
58. NYKMcKinley
Wright
Justin
Champagnie
Daishen
Nix
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Daishen
Nix
Luka
Garza
Jay
Huff
59. BKNSam
Hauser
Daishen
Nix
Neemias
Queta
Sandro
Mamukelashvili
Vrenz
Bleijenbergh
Moses
Wright
David
Johnson
60. INDSandro
Mamukelashvili
Chris
Smith
Santi
Aldama
Neemias
Queta
Sam
Hauser
Matthew
Hurt
Austin
Reaves

References:

The Athletic [John Hollinger]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie] – live updating mock draft

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford]

Tankathon

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, June (updated 6/29)

6/29 Update: ESPN/Draft Express posted an updated mock draft post-Draft Combine and Pro Days. Jalen Green moves up from #3 to #2, Scottie Barnes from #9 to #5, and James Bouknight #19 to #8.

After months of anticipation, the 2021 Draft Lottery is complete and the Pistons came out as the big winners….or so it seems at this moment [see future story: Cade Cunningham switches to Klutch Sports and warns Pistons he’ll sit out the year if they pick him]. Rockets breathed a huge sigh of relief. sticking in the top 4 and narrowly avoiding sending their pick to OKC. And the Cavs and Raptors luck out and move up into the top 4. As always, all of the top draft analysts released new mock drafts last night, so this mock draft comp is the richest yet, especially since everyone is now on an ‘equal playing field’ knowing the order of picks and having studied tape, talked to many agents, scouts, and front office folks. As more mock drafts are posted, I’ll be adding them to this post, so make sure to check back for updates throughout the month. or follow me at @hoopsdistillery.

via @NBADraft
 ESPN
(6/29)
ESPN
(6/22)
Ringer
(6/22)
NBA Big Board
(6/22)
B/R
(6/22)
SI
(6/22)
Athletic
Vecenie
(6/22)
Tankathon
(6/22)
Athletic
NBA beat writers
(6/22)
1. DETCade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
Cade
Cunningham
2. HOUJalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Jalen
Green
3. CLEEvan
Mobley
Evan
Mobley
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Green
Evan
Mobley
4. TORJalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Scottie
Barnes
Jalen
Green
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Jalen
Suggs
Scottie
Barnes
5. ORLScottie
Barnes
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jalen
Suggs
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jonathan
Kuminga
Jalen
Suggs
6. OKCJonathan
Kuminga
Scottie
Barnes
Keon
Johnson
Jonathan
Kuminga
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Scottie
Barnes
Jonathan
Kuminga
7. GSWDavion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Davion
Mitchell
Franz
Wagner
Davion
Mitchell
James
Bouknight
Keon
Johnson
Franz
Wagner
8. ORLJames
Bouknight
Keon
Johnson
Franz
Wagner
Keon
Johnson
Davion
Mitchell
James
Bouknight
Josh
Giddey
Franz
Wagner
Alperen
Sengun
9. SACKeon
Johnson
Franz
Wagner
Scottie
Barnes
Franz
Wagner
Jalen
Johnson
Franz
Wagner
Keon
Johnson
Jalen
Johnson
Davion
Mitchell
10. NOPJosh
Giddey
Corey
Kispert
Corey
Kispert
Josh
Giddey
Keon
Johnson
Keon
Johnson
Franz
Wagner
Davion
Mitchell
Corey
Kispert
11. CHAFranz
Wagner
Isaiah
Jackson
Jalen
Johnson
Alperen
Sengun
Moses
Moody
Corey
Kispert
Moses
Moody
Alperen
Sengun
Jalen
Johnson
12. SANJalen
Johnson
Jalen
Johnson
Alperen
Sengun
Jalen
Johnson
Josh
Giddey
Alperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Moses
Moody
Kai
Jones
13. INDCorey
Kispert
Josh
Giddey
Josh
Giddey
Moses
Moody
James
Bouknight
Josh
Giddey
Davion
Mitchell
Corey
Kispert
Josh
Giddey
14. GSWKai
Jones
James
Bouknight
Chris
Duarte
Corey
Kispert
Corey
Kispert
Jalen
Johnson
Usman
Garuba
Kai
Jones
Chris
Duarte
15. WASIsaiah
Jackson
Usman
Garuba
Moses
Moody
Usman
Garuba
Isaiah
Jackson
Usman
Garuba
Corey
Kispert
Josh
Giddey
16. OKCAlperen
Sengun
Alperen
Sengun
Kai
Jones
Ziaire
Williams
Kai
Jones
Moses
Moody
Kai
Jones
James
Bouknight
17. MEMUsman
Garuba
Kai
Jones
Ziaire
Williams
James
Bouknight
Tre
Mann
Chris
Duarte
Ziaire
Williams
Usman
Garuba
18. OKCMoses
Moody
Moses
Moody
Usman
Garuba
Isaiah
Jackson
Alperen
Sengun
Kai
Jones
Cameron
Thomas
Jared
Butler
19. NYKSharife
Cooper
Jared
Butler
James
Bouknight
Chris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Isaiah
Jackson
Isaiah
Jackson
Ziaire
Williams
20. ATLJared
Butler
Tre
Mann
Jaden
Springer
Jaden
Springer
Jared
Butler
Ziaire
Williams
Sharife
Cooper
Jaden
Springer
21. NYKTrey
Murphy
Sharife
Cooper
Cameron
Thomas
Sharife
Cooper
Usman
Garuba
Tre
Mann
Jalen
Johnson
Sharife
Cooper
22. LALChris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
Sharife
Cooper
Kai
Jones
Cameron
Thomas
Cameron
Thomas
Chris
Duarte
Chris
Duarte
23. HOUTre
Mann
Ziaire
Williams
Isaiah
Jackson
Jared
Butler
Sharife
Cooper
Jaden
Springer
Trey
Murphy
Ayo
Dosunmu
24. HOUZiaire
Williams
Cameron
Thomas
Tre
Mann
Greg
Brown
Ziaire
Williams
Ayo
Dosunmu
Tre
Mann
Cameron
Thomas
25. LACCameron
Thomas
Trey
Murphy
Greg
Brown
Josh
Christopher
Jaden
Springer
Joel
Ayayi
Jaden
Springer
Day'Ron
Sharpe
26. DENJosh
Primo
Ayo
Dosunmu
Rokas
Jokubaitis
Miles
McBride
Ayo
Dosunmu
Miles
McBride
Greg
Brown
Isaiah
Jackson
27. BKNJT
Thor
Charles
Bassey
Jared
Butler
Isaiah
Todd
Miles
McBride
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Greg
Brown
28. PHIQuentin
Grimes
Max
Abmas
Jeremiah
Robinson-Earl
Josh
Primo
Josh
Christopher
Jared
Butler
Miles
McBride
Tre
Mann
29. PHXJaden
Springer
Jaden
Springer
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Cameron
Thomas
JT
Thor
Sharife
Cooper
Day'Ron
Sharpe
Terrence
Shannon
30. UTANay'Shon
Hyland
Miles
McBride
Ayo
Dosunmu
Trey
Murphy
Aaron
Henry
Terrence
Shannon
Ayo
Dosunmu
Joel
Ayayi

References:

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz] – 6/22

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz] – 6/29

Tankathon

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

The Athletic [various NBA beat writers]

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

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[NBA Draft]: 2022 Mock Draft Comparison, March (updated 4/9)

After two weeks of March Madness, the next round of mock drafts have been released and are ready to put head to head. I’ve added 1st round picks from Sam Vecenie/The Athletic, Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report, Kevin O’Connor/The Ringer, Tankathon, ESPN-Draft Express/Jonathan Givony, Bryan Kalbrosky/USA Today, and Ricky O’Donnell/SB Nation.… Continue reading [NBA Draft]: 2022 Mock Draft Comparison, March (updated 4/9)

[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, May (Updated 6/5)

6/5 Update: Added picks by Kevin O’Connor who posted his mock draft as part of the The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Draft Guide.

5/25 Update: As promised, updated picks have been added for Chad Ford, Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, and Tankathon, with the tiebreakers that were decided this afternoon.

The first mock drafts have been released for the month of May and once again, we’re here to capture those and let you compare picks. Unlike last month, we now have mocks from Sam Vecenie at the Athletic and Chad Ford from NBA Big Board, Tankathon, Jonathan Wasserman from Bleacher Report, and I just added the mock from ESPN’s, Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz. As more mock drafts are posted, I’ll be adding them to this page, so make sure to check back for updates throughout the month.

 Ringer
(6/2)
 ESPN
(5/25)
 NBA Big Board
(5/25)
 Tankathon
(5/25)
 Athletic
(5/6)
 B/R
(5/11)
1. HOUCade
Cunningham
1. HOUCade
Cunningham
1. HOUCade
Cunningham
1. HOUCade
Cunningham
1. HOUCade
Cunningham
1. OKCCade
Cunningham
2. DETEvan
Mobley
2. DETEvan
Mobley
2. DETJalen
Green
2. DETEvan
Mobley
2. MINJalen
Suggs
2. TOREvan
Mobley
3. ORLJalen
Green
3. ORLJalen
Green
3. ORLEvan
Mobley
3. ORLJalen
Suggs
3. DETEvan
Mobley
3. SACJalen
Green
4. OKCJalen
Suggs
4. OKCJalen
Suggs
4. OKCJonathan
Kuminga
4. OKCJalen
Green
4. ORLJalen
Green
4. INDJalen
Suggs
5. CLEJonathan
Kuminga
5. CLEJonathan
Kuminga
5. CLEJalen
Suggs
5. CLEJonathan
Kuminga
5. CLEJonathan
Kuminga
5. OKCJonathan
Kuminga
6. GSWDavion
Mitchell
6. GSWKeon
Johnson
6. GSWScottie
Barnes
6. GSWScottie
Barnes
6. OKCScottie
Barnes
6. DETKeon
Johnson
7. TORKeon
Johnson
7. TORDavion
Mitchell
7. TORDavion
Mitchell
7. TORJalen
Johnson
7. SACKeon
Johnson
7. GSWFranz
Wagner
8. ORLJalen
Johnson
8. ORLJalen
Johnson
8. ORLKeon
Johnson
8. ORLKeon
Johnson
8. ORLMoses
Moody
8. CLEJalen
Johnson
9. SACFranz
Wagner
9. SACScottie
Barnes
9. SACFranz
Wagner
9. SACCorey
Kispert
9. TORDavion
Mitchell
9. ORLScottie
Barnes
10. NOPCorey
Kispert
10. NOPFranz
Wagner
10. NOPJosh
Giddey
10. NOPDavion
Mitchell
10. NOPJosh
Giddey
10. ORLDavion
Mitchell
11. CHAScottie
Barnes
11. CHACorey
Kispert
11. CHAAlperen
Sengun
11. CHAAlperen
Sengun
11. INDFranz
Wagner
11. NOPMoses
Moody
12. SANAlperen
Sengun
12. SANIsaiah
Jackson
12. SANJalen
Johnson
12. SANMoses
Moody
12. WASKai
Jones
12. WASCorey
Kispert
13. INDCameron
Thomas
13. INDJosh
Giddey
13. INDMoses
Moody
13. INDJames
Bouknight
13. GSWJames
Bouknight
13. SANJosh
Giddey
14. GSWZiaire
Williams
14. GSWAlperen
Sengun
14. GSWJared
Butler
14. GSWFranz
Wagner
14. SANAlperen
Sengun
14. MEMUsman
Garuba
15. WASMoses
Moody
15. WASUsman
Garuba
15. WASCorey
Kispert
15. WASJosh
Giddey
15. CHAUsman
Garuba
15. CHAIsaiah
Jackson
16. BOSJosh
Giddey
16. BOSCameron
Thomas
16. BOSUsman
Garuba
16. BOSIsaiah
Jackson
16. MEMJaden
Springer
16. BOSKai
Jones
17. MEMKai
Jones
17. MEMKai
Jones
17. MEMKai
Jones
17. MEMZiaire
Williams
17. OKCZiaire
Williams
17. GSWJared
Butler
18. OKCIsaiah
Jackson
18. OKCMoses
Moody
18. OKCJames
Bouknight
18. OKCUsman
Garuba
18. BOSJalen
Johnson
18. ATLJames
Bouknight
19. NYKSharife
Cooper
19. NYKJames
Bouknight
19. NYKSharife
Cooper
19. NYKJared
Butler
19. ATLCameron
Thomas
19. HOUZiaire
Williams
20. ATLTre
Mann
20. ATLTre
Mann
20. ATLTre
Mann
20. ATLChris
Duarte
20. HOUCorey
Kispert
20. NYKTre
Mann
21. NYKJames
Bouknight
21. NYKZiaire
Williams
21. NYKIsaiah
Jackson
21. NYKKai
Jones
21. NYKIsaiah
Jackson
21. LALJaden
Springer
22. LALChris
Duarte
22. LALAyo
Dosunmu
22. LALChris
Duarte
22. LALJaden
Springer
22. NYKChris
Duarte
22. HOUCameron
Thomas
23. HOUJaden
Springer
23. HOUSharife
Cooper
23. HOUZiaire
Williams
23. HOUDay'Ron
Sharpe
23. LALAyo
Dosunmu
23. NYKBrandon
Boston
24. HOUUsman
Garuba
24. HOUJared
Butler
24. HOUJaden
Springer
24. HOUGreg
Brown
24. HOUSharife
Cooper
24. HOUAlperen
Sengun
25. LACAyo
Dosunmu
25. LACCharles
Bassey
25. LACJohnny
Juzang
25. LACSharife
Cooper
25. PHIJared
Butler
25. DENAyo
Dosunmu
26. DENGreg
Brown
26. DENChris
Duarte
26. DENGreg
Brown
26. DENFilip
Petrusev
26. DENRoko
Prkacin
26. BKNAaron
Henry
27. BKNJeremiah
Robinson-Earl
27. BKNMarcus
Bagley
27. BKNIsaiah
Todd
27. BKNNeemias
Queta
27. LACJeremiah
Robinson-Earl
27. LACSharife
Cooper
28. PHIJared
Butler
28. PHIMax
Abmas
28. PHIMatthew
Mayer
28. PHIJosh
Christopher
28. BKNDay'Ron
Sharpe
28. PHIChris
Duarte
29. PHXRokas
Jokubaitis
29. PHXJaden
Springer
29. PHXCameron
Thomas
29. PHXAyo
Dosunmu
29. PHXTre
Mann
29. PHXJosh
Christopher
30. UTADay'Ron
Sharpe
30. UTAGreg
Brown
30. UTAChris
Smith
30. UTATrey
Murphy
30. UTAAaron
Henry
30. UTARoko
Prkacin

Traded draft picks:

• The Knicks own the Mavs’ pick.
• The Warriors own the Wolves’ pick if it falls between 4 and 30.
• The Magic own the Bulls’ pick if it falls between 5 and 30.
• The Pelicans get the Lakers’ pick if it falls between 1 and 7.
• The Rockets own the Blazers’ pick if it falls between 15 and 30.
• The Rockets own the Bucks’ pick if it falls between 10 and 30.
• The Rockets get the Pistons’ pick if it falls between 17 and 30.
• The Thunder own the Warriors’ pick if it falls between 21 and 30.
• The Grizzlies own the Jazz’s pick if it falls between 8 and 14.
• The Knicks can swap picks with the Clippers.
• OKC will get the best two of their own pick, the Rockets’ (top 4 protected) and Miami’s first-round pick.

References:

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz]

Tankathon

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford]

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[NBA Draft]: 2021 Mock Draft Comparison, March (updated 3/16)

(photo courtesy of BustingBrackets.com)

A comparison of 2021 lottery picks from the early March mock drafts posted by B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, Tankathon, and via Chad Ford’s NBA Big Board podcast with Tony Jones from The Athletic.

 NBA Big Board
(3/8)
 BR
(3/11)
 Tankathon
(3/11)
 Athletic
(3/16)
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.MINCade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
1.
MIN
Cade
Cunningham
2.
CLE
Evan
Mobley
2.DETJalen
Green
2.
DET
Evan
Mobley
2.
DET
Evan
Mobley
3.
DET
Jonathan
Kuminga
3.HOUEvan
Mobley
3.
HOU
Jalen
Suggs
3.
HOU
Jalen
Suggs
4.
OKC
Jalen
Suggs
4.ORLJalen
Suggs
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
4.
ORL
Jalen
Green
5.
NYK
Jalen
Green
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
5.
SAC
Jonathan
Kuminga
6.
ORL
James
Bouknight
6.
CLE
Jalen
Johnson
6.
CLE
Jalen
Johnson
6.
CLE
Scottie
Barnes
7.
OKC
Scottie
Barnes
7.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
7.
WAS
Scottie
Barnes
7.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
8.
WAS
Keon
Johnson
8.
NOP
Moses
Moody
8.
NOP
James
Bouknight
8.
NOP
Moses
Moody
9.
CHI
Jaden
Springer
9.
OKC
James
Bouknight
9.
OKC
Keon
Johnson
9.
OKC
James
Bouknight
10.
SAC
Greg
Brown
10.
ATL
Scottie
Barnes
10.
ATL
Corey
Kispert
10.
ATL
Kai
Jones
11.
ATL
Ziaire
Williams
11.
IND
Corey
Kispert
11.
IND
Ziaire
Williams
11.
IND
Corey
Kispert
12.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
12.
CHI
Franz
Wagner
12.
CHI
Moses
Moody
12.
CHI
Jaden
Springer
13.
SAS
Corey
Kispert
13.
MEM
Ziaire
Williams
13.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
13.
MEM
Franz
Wagner
14.
NOP
Jalen
Johnson
14.
GS
Kai
Jones
14.
GS
Alperen
Sengun
14.
GS
Ziaire
Williams

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

Tankathon

NBA Big Board [Chad Ford with guest, Tony Jones from The Athletic]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Most Recent Big Board Updates:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz]

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