NBA MOCK DRAFT: Here’s what the experts are predicting for all 30 first-round picks


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The NBA Draft order has been set, and teams are beginning their workouts.

This year’s draft class is considered one of the best in years and could have a big impact on the league.

With the draft just over one month away, we surveyed seven experts’ mock drafts and found the consensus pick for each team. If there was no consensus, we picked among the seven experts for a good pick.

Our experts: Chad Ford of ESPN, DraftExpress, The Ringer, Scott Howard-Cooper of, Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated, Gary Parrish of CBS, and

1. Boston Celtics — Markelle Fultz, G

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Experts: 7 of 7

School: Washington

Other possibilities: none

Key expert quote: From Ford: “If they keep the pick, Fultz is the clear choice for them. He can play both the 1 and the 2, he stretches the floor and he has the build to contribute right now.”

2. Los Angeles Lakers — Lonzo Ball, PG

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Experts: 7 of 7

School: UCLA

Other possibilities: none

Key expert quote: From Howard-Cooper: “Family issues are a non-factor for front offices because the Ball who will be drafted comes across as grounded, relaxed and, more than anything, a team player. He has great vision and is a pass-first point guard with the basketball IQ to deliver the ball at the right time and the right place.”

3. Philadelphia 76ers — Josh Jackson, F

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Experts: 4 of 7

School: Kansas

Other possibilities: Malik Monk (G, Kentucky), Jayson Tatum (F, Duke)

Key expert quote: From Parrish: “He projects as a high-level contributor on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. He’ll make the Sixers more athletic, right from the jump.”

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