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Latest 2018 NBA Mock Draft 🔮

Monday - 11/06/2018 21:03
With the passing of the NBA withdrawal date, the 2018 draft field is officially set.
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Teams are now finalizing their workouts, interviews and boards, but they're also strategizing for the big night and thinking of creative ways to improve their rosters.

It's starting to sound like the Phoenix Suns could be locked into one player at No. 1. After that, anything could happen with likely three names in play for the Sacramento Kings at No. 2.  

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton (Arizona, C, Freshman)

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All signs point to the Phoenix Suns filling their hole at center with Deandre Ayton.

They won't nitpick over defensive concerns, particularly since he was stuck playing the 4 at Arizona, and Phoenix's coaching staff will have 243 pounds of muscle, quick feet and 7'5 ½" length to work with. 

By adding Ayton to a core that's built around Devin Booker, the Suns would have two star-caliber scorers to feature. 

He's already had a workout for Phoenix, likely his only one of the predraft process. 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III (Duke, PF/C, Freshman)

 

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he Sacramento Kings are invested in De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic. And there is growing belief among rival teams that the Kings and Atlanta Hawks could pass on Luka Doncic. 

It's easy to understand how a front office sees more upside in Marvin Bagley III, who's far more athletic and just averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds at Duke. 

Bagley would fill a major need for the Kings, since their frontcourt features Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. 

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