Draft Order NBA: 2017 NBA Draft Order Round 2: Round 2: 31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo, PG, Pau-Lacq-Orthez, 32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter, PG, West Virginia, 33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson, PG, Villqnova, 34. Charlotte Hornets (from Atlanta Hawks): Devonte Graham, PG, Kansas, 35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier, SF, Tulane, 36. New York Knicks (from Chicago Bulls): Mitchell Robinson, C, Western Kentucky, 37. Portland Trail Blazers (from Sacramento Kings): Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke, 38. Detroit Pistons (from Brooklyn Nets): Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton, 39. Los Angeles Lakers (from New York Knicks): Isaac Bonga, SF, Fraport, 40. Brooklyn Nets (from Los Angeles Lakers): Rodions Kurucs, SF, F.C. Barcelona, 41. Denver Nuggets (from Charlotte Hornets): Jarred Vanderbilt, SF, Kentucky, 42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown Jr., SG, Miami FL, 43. Orlando Magic (from Los Angeles Clippers): Justin Jackson, SF, Maryland, 44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon, PG, Ukraine, 45. Charlotte Hornets (from Milwaukee Bucks): Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky, 46. Houston Rockets (from Miami Heat): De'Anthony Melton, PG, USC, 47. Los Angeles Lakers (from Denver Nuggets): Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, SF, Kansas, 48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop, SF, Ohio State, 49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu, PF, USC, 50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson, PF, Missouri State, 51. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr, PG, Penn State, 52. Utah Jazz: Vincent Edwards, SF, Purdue, 53. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall, SG, Virginia, 54. Dallas Mavericks (from Portland Trailblazers): Shake Milton, PG, SMU, 55. Charlotte Hornets (from Cleveland Cavaliers): Arnoldas Kulbolka, SF, Lithuania, 56. Philadelphia 76ers: Ray Spalding, PF, Louisville, 57. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston Celtics): Kevin Hervey, SF, UT Arlington, 58. Denver Nuggets (from Golden State Warriors): Thomas Welsh, C, UCLA, 59. Phoenix Suns (from Toronto Raptors): George King, SF, Colorado, 60. Philadelphia 76ers (from Houston Rockets): Kostas Antetokounmpo, SF, Dayton, Round 1: 1. Phoenix Suns: DeAndre Ayton, C, Arizona, 2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III, PF, Duke, 3. Dallas Mavericks (from Atlanta Hawks): Luke Doncic, SG, Real Madrid, 4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr., PF, Michigan State, 5. Atlanta Hawks (from Dallas Mavericks): Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma, 6. Orlando Magic: Moahmed Bamba, C, Texas, 7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter, C, Duke, 8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn Nets): Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama, 9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox, SF, Kentucky, 10. Phoenix Suns (from Los Angeles Lakers): Mikal Bridges, SG, Villanova, 11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte Hornets): Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky, 12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit Pistons): Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State, 13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson, SG, Boston College, 14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr., SF, Missouri, 15. Washington Wizards: Troy Brown, SF, Oregon, 16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Miami Heat): Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech, 17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova, 18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami FL, 19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota Timberwolves): Kevin Heurter, SG, Maryland, 20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City Thunder): Josh Okogie, SG, Georgia Tech, 21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen, SG, Duke, 22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans Pelicans): Chandler Hutchinson, SG, Boise State, 23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA, 24. Portland Trailblazers: Anfernee Simons, SG, IMG Academy, 25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland Cavaliers): Moritz Wagner, PF, Michigan, 26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet, PG, Wichita State, 27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M, 28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans, SG, Cincinnati, 29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto Raptors): Dzanan Musa, SF, Cedevita, 30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston Rockets): Omari Spellman, PF, Villanova


2018 NBA Draft Results




Round 2




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 21, 2018.


  1. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo, PG, Pau-Lacq-Orthez B Grade

    I had him at 55 on my board, but other mocks had him going in the first round. This is a solid pick with nice value.


  2. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter, PG, West Virginia A Grade

    The 6-2 205 lb Jevon Carter had a career high 17.3 points per game, 6.6 assists per game, .858 free throw percentage, and .393 three point percentage during his senior season at West Virginia in 2017-2018. Carter has the body of a shooting guard, but played the point meaning he could be an effective combo guard in the NBA.



  3. Atlanta Hawks: Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova A+ Grade

    Jalen Brunson gets to be a depth player behind Dennis Smith Jr.. I love this pick.


  4. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham, PG, Kansas B- Grade

    New Orleans gave Atlanta two future second round picks for this pick. That's why its a B- grade.



  5. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier, SF, Tulane A- Grade

    I love this pick by Orlando. He was mocked as high as 19. Orlando needed a point guard and they will still be rebuilding unless they get one with their final pick.


  6. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson, C, Western Kentucky A+ Grade

    The 7-0 223 lb center had 20 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per game in his Senior year of High School, but withdrew from Western Kentucky two weeks into the school year. Robinson's lack of committment to College Basketball may cause him to drop. The Knicks got a steal with Robinson at 36 though.



  7. Portland Trail Blazers: Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke A+ Grade

    The 6-6 209 lb Gary Trent Jr. averaged 14.5 points per game in his freshman season at Duke. He's a great three point shooter with a .402 three point percentage and he will fit right in with Sacramento as a depth player with that core of veterans. I saw Duke at PPG Paints Arena when Duke was in this years Tournamnent and Gary Trent Jr. was dropping three point shots at will. Portland gave up two future seconds for him, but I think this was well worth it.


  8. Detroit Pistons: Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton A+ Grade

    The 6-3 210 lb Khyri Thomas broke out with 15.1 points per game his .788 free throw percentage is also the highest free throw percentage he's had in his three year career at Creighton. Thomas averages 4.4 rebounds per game which is incredible for a shooting guard. Thomas takes up a lot of space when playing zone after studying him more on tape so I really like the idea of Khyri Thomas in Philadelphia I mocked him to Philadelphia too. Then the Pistons gave Philadelphia two future second round picks to snag him.



  9. Los Angeles Lakers: Isaac Bonga, SF, Fraport A+ Grade

    Isaac Bonga from the Fraport Skylanders is my top ranked International Player on the board not named Luka Doncic. Fraport Skylanders small forward Isaac Bonga is undersized at 6-9 172 lbs, but he averaged 15.6 points per game despite his size in 2017. He only averaged 14.3 points per game this season. This is a huge steal by the Lakers at 39.


  10. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs, SF, F.C. Barcelona C Grade

    Rodions Kurucs was my Mr. Irrelevant in this years NBA Draft. I had him going in the first round last year so this is a nice pick at 40.



  11. Denver Nuggets: Jarred Vanderbilt, SF, Kentucky Calipari cussing at Vanderbilt Grade

    He averaged under 10 points per game. He was a highly recruited player out of High School despite not being in my top 60. Still no F grades through 41 picks since this pick got a John Calipari cussing at the Vanderbilt Commodores grade.


  12. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown, SG, Miami FL B Grade

    This is a reach. It's not a major reach like the Luke Kennard pick though.


  13. Orlando Magic: Justin Jackson, SF, Maryland A Grade

    Orlando needs a small forward for depth. This is a nice value pick.



  14. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon, PG, Ukraine Space Force Grade

    This pick is almost as brutal as the Donald Trump Space Force music video that went viral. You also got John Wall, so you don't really a point guard.


  15. Charlotte Hornets: Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky B Grade

    It's a reach, but a solid pick since Diallo was a top 60 player. Good job by Charlotte trading for him.



  16. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton, PG, USC A+ Grade

    A successor to Chris Paul would be nice after getting injured during the 2018 Western Conference Finals. Houston can bring Melton in slowly and mold him. If he scored more then 10 points per game I wouldn't have a problem with him in the first round. I mocked him to Houston at 46 which is why the Rockets got an A+ grade.


  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, SF, Kansas B Grade

    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk can play shooting guard or small forward with his versatility. He had 20 point games and is an awesome value pick for the Lakers.



  18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop, SF, Ohio State A+ Grade

    Minnesota grabs the best player on the board in Keita Bates-Diop at 48 who averaged 19.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game as a freshman at Ohio State.


    Bates-Diop is a guy who can defend well against a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 at point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, or center. His ability as a two way player is off the charts.


    I had this guy at 18 on my board. This is hands down the biggest steal in the second round in terms of value.


  19. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu, PF, USC A+ Grade

    The 6-11 225 lb Chimezie Metu averaged a career high 15.7 points per game, but his three point percentage took a hit last year and some scouts will wonder if that limits Metu to short range and mid range shots which is why Metu will fall to the second round. The Spurs got fantastic value with this pick though which is why they got an A+ grade.


  20. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson, PF, Missouri State A+ Grade

    The 6-9 212 lb forward is versatile enough to play small forward or power forward. Johnson averaged 15 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game at Missouri State. He has a .281 three point percentage which is one of the worst three point percentages in the entire class so for that reason its going to be an uphill battle for Alize Johnson when it comes to getting drafted. I mocked him at 39 so I love the value at 50.



  21. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr, PG, Penn State A Grade

    I had Tony Carr at 56. I saw him mocked earlier than this. Fantastic value by the Pelicans obtaining a potential combo guard at 51.


  22. Utah Jazz: Vincent Edwards, SF, Purdue F Grade

    The Utah Jazz get our first F grade of the night at 51. They also reached for Grayson Allen so the Utah Jazz were the biggest loser of the 2018 NBA Draft.



  23. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall, SG, Virginia D Grade

    Devon Hall is a reach, but the Thunder need shooting guard depth. This pick gets a D grade.


  24. Dallas Mavericks: Shake Milton, PG, SMU A+ Grade

    Shake Milton is a 6-5 195 lb point guard who had 13 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game at SMU in 2017. Milton had 18 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 4.4 assists per game in 2018. He can play both point guard or shooting guard with his versatility.


  25. Charlotte Hornets: Arnoldas Kulbolka, SF, Lithuania F Grade

    The Hornets reach here. This is only the second F grade I handed for the entire 2018 NBA Draft.



  26. Philadelphia 76ers: Ray Spalding, PF, Louisville Burner Account Grade

    This was a reach. It's like Collangelo made a burner account with Rick Pitino on it and tricked the 76ers into reaching here.


  27. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey, SF, UT Arlington A+ Grade

    I had him in my top 60. Awesome value pick by the Thunder.



  28. Denver Nuggets: Thomas Welsh, C, UCLA A Grade

    Thomas Welsh was a top 60 player. I'm giving Denver an A grade, but cannot give them an A+ grade for passing on Brandon McCoy who we had going at 30.


  29. Phoenix Suns: George King, SF, Colorado A Grade

    George King was Colorado's leading scorer. This is a nice value pick by the Suns late in the draft.


  30. Philadelphia 76ers: Kostas Antetokounmpo, SF, Dayton A+ Grade

    Philadelphia gets the younger brother of Giannis here. Awesome pick for the 76ers as they end the 2018 NBA Draft with a bang.











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