• Seventh Round

    1. Thaddeus Young (181)
    2. Will Barton (182)
    3. Malik Monk (183)
    4. Luke Kennard (184)
    5. Bol Bol* (185)
    6. Malik Beasley (186)
    7. Davis Bertans (187)
    8. Pat Connaughton (188)
    9. Nerlens Noel (189)
    10. Dwayne Bacon (190)
    11. De’Anthony Melton (191)
    12. Danny Green (192)
    13. Paul Millsap (193)
    14. Lonnie Walker IV (194)
    15. Patrick Beverley (195)
    16. Norman Powell (196)
    17. Bruce Brown Jr. (197)
    18. Eric Gordon (198)
    19. DeMarcus Cousins (199)
    20. Kelly Olynyk (200)
    21. Tony Bradley (201)
    22. J. Augustin (202)
    23. Jordan Clarkson (203)
    24. Dillon Brooks (204)
    25. Richaun Holmes (205)
    26. Moe Harkless (206)
    27. Kevin Porter Jr. (207)
    28. Goran Dragic (208)
    29. Dylan Windler* (209)
    30. Jae Crowder (210)

    Picks I Like:

    Davis Bertans is pretty low-upside from a fantasy perspective. He is primarily a 3-point specialist who can send the occasional shot back, but as is the case with a lot of guys on this Wizards team, the opportunity to put up numbers is there given how barren the roster is. I doubt he was brought in to be the future in Washington, so this is definitely more of a win-now play, but this is a great draft price to pay for a potential top-100 player.

    Tony Bradley probably would have been available way later than this, but hey, you know the refrain at this point – get your guys and throw rankings out the window in a draft like this. He looked great in Summer League, but with the Ed Davis signing, seems like he will be relegated to third string center duty and glued to bench most nights. This pick is more about thinking toward the future. Bradley may be able to outplay Ed Davis next season (or even sooner potentially?), and Davis is gone in 2021.

    De’Anthony Melton is in another situation where he is buried on the depth chart, but the talent is still there. I’m not sure how he fits with Ja Morant, Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks and Grayson Allen, but in even 25 minute per night role I think Melton could sniff the top-150 given his fantasy friendly game. We will have to see how he is utilized in Memphis, but the upside is too good to leave on the draft board much further past this point.

    Luke Kennard has a lot to prove this season. I’ve long been a Kennard truther, and while he didn’t exactly break out in his sophomore season, he has a golden opportunity to earn a starting job at the three in Detroit. His competition for minutes includes Tony Snell, Bruce Brown, Langston Galloway and Khyri Thomas. At this draft price, the potential reward far outweighs the risk that he busts.

    DeMarcus Cousins is a pretty solid “what the hell” pick at this point. There is a good chance that he is never a top-50 player again, but he is still only 29, so he still has plenty of runway left in his career depending on how the ACL recovery progresses.

    Norman Powell is another guy that could capitalize on the sudden abundance of minutes/shots that opened up on the wing in Toronto. He is lower upside guy than Anunoby, but I’m all for taking a gamble on all of the young Toronto wing guys (Anunoby/Powell/Davis) and seeing which one rises to the top. He’s shown some flashes in the past as an explosive scorer, but unlike Anunoby, he doesn’t do much in the peripheral categories.

    Patrick Beverley still should have a few good years left in the tank. Staying healthy can be an issue for him, but he still should be a fringe top-100 guy even with PG13 and Kawhi in town.

    Picks I Would Have Passed On:

    There isn’t a ton to point out in this round in terms of picks that I found unreasonable. I’m not super high on Dillon Brooks or Jordan Clarkson. D.J. Augustin should surprise folks again with top-150 production as a starter, but the question of Fultz makes his value pretty iffy.

    My Pick:

    Bruce Brown Jr. had a monstrous Summer League and I think he may be primed to take a step forward in his second year in the league. He is an older prospect, so his upside may not be huge, but this Piston’s team desperately needs one of its young wings to take a step forward, and Bruce Brown has clearly earned the trust of the coaching staff given his consistent role last season. He will need to play on the ball more for the assist numbers from Summer League to stick which probably won’t be the case with Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose on the roster, so keep expectations in check. I’d expect a modest step forward this year into the top-200 with a top-125ish ceiling if they put the ball in his hands more as a one or let him fill in as a secondary distributor from the two spot.

    Eighth Round

    1. Rodney Hood (211)
    2. Josh Jackson (212)
    3. Royce O’Neale (213)
    4. Tim Hardaway Jr. (214)
    5. Daniel Gafford* (215)
    6. Jabari Parker (216)
    7. Derrick Jones Jr. (217)
    8. Mfiondu Kabengele* (218)
    9. Luke Kornet (219)
    10. Kent Bazemore (220)
    11. Rudy Gay (221)
    12. J. Tucker (222)
    13. Al-Farouq Aminu (223)
    14. Noah Vonleh (224)
    15. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (225)
    16. Derrick Rose (226)
    17. Chris Boucher (227)
    18. Josh Hart (228)
    19. Cameron Johnson* (229)
    20. Seth Curry (230)
    21. PJ Washington* (230)
    22. Justin Holiday (231)
    23. DeAndre’ Bembry (232)
    24. Ante Zizic (234)
    25. Mason Plumlee (235)
    26. Daniel Theis (236)
    27. Isaiah Thomas (237)
    28. Ish Smith (238)
    29. Terrance Ferguson (239)
    30. Jalen Brunson (240)


    Picks I Like:

    Derrick Jones Jr. showed flashes of fantasy brilliance last season as a defensive stat collector, and the Heat were reportedly reluctant to give up Airplane Mode in Jimmy Butler trade talks this summer, indicating some vision of Jones in their future plans. He doesn’t have the cleanest path to minutes with James Johnson still in the mix, but the Heat seem to envision him as a part of their young core moving forward.

    Ish Smith should have all the minutes that he can handle with the Wizards following the news that Isaiah Thomas will miss roughly two months with a thumb injury that will require surgery. He is not an upside play at all, but should be able to put together a solid year for a win-now team.

    Seth Curry — whether it is off the bench or playing next to Delon Wright, Curry should see an uptick in playing time compared to the Portland days. While he may not replicate his 2016 numbers with Dallas where he was a fringe top-100 player, he should outperform this ADP for the next year or two.

    Noah Vonleh and Jordan Bell are probably the two best options to fill reserve front court minutes for the Wolves. It will be interesting to see whether they split the minutes, or if one can gain a clear edge. Regardless, the opportunity is there for both Bell and Vonleh to significantly outperform this ADP if things break their way.

    Mfiondu Kabengele is a long way from contributing on a suddenly loaded Clippers squad, but his college numbers are very nice and he checks a lot of boxes that I look for in translating college success to NBA.

    Picks I Would Have Passed On:

    At this point, most of these picks are total upside fliers or win-now plays, so there isn’t much to critique. I’ll focus more on the picks I like and fliers that I’d be targeting myself.

    My Pick:

    Chris Boucher is anything but a safe pick at this price, but he is one of #myguys and is someone that I’ve been following for a while now. At 26 years old there isn’t much of a margin for error in terms of his development, but his fantasy potential is through the roof. In the G-League last season he averaged 27.2 points on 51 percent shooting with 2.2 triples, 11.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 4.1 blocks in 34 minutes per game. Yes, it is the G-League but that is absurd production. In Summer League this year he averaged 23 points on 49 percent shooting with 2.0 threes, 9.8 rebounds, 0.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 31 minute per game.

    That – in combination with his 7’4” wingspan – is the case to be bullish on Boucher as a fantasy asset, but there are a number of reasons for concern as well. For starters, he is still fighting for a rotation spot, and may not see meaningful minutes this season. He’s got great measurables from a length perspective, but he is very thin and easily bullied down low by NBA centers. Despite the gaudy block numbers, he can be a defensive liability, and most facets of his game are still incredibly raw.

    There is probably a greater than 50 percent chance that he never becomes an NBA rotation-level player, but if he is able to prove that he belongs, he is in a great spot with the Raptors given their aging front-court players in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. I reached pretty far for Boucher, but given my relatively safe approach to the draft up to this point, I didn’t have many fears taking a swing for the fences on upside.

    Ninth Round

    1. Trevor Ariza (241)
    2. Mortiz Wagner (242)
    3. Nassir Little* (243)
    4. Bruno Caboclo (244)
    5. Tristan Thompson (245)
    6. Jordan Poole* (246)
    7. Jordan Bell (247)
    8. Omari Spellman (248)
    9. Wesley Matthews (249)
    10. Glenn Robinson III (250)
    11. Danuel House Jr. (251)
    12. Marvin Williams (252)
    13. Avery Bradley (253)
    14. Damyean Dotson (254)
    15. Mario Hezonja (255)
    16. JaMychal Green (256)
    17. Devonte’ Graham (257)
    18. Rajon Rondo (258)
    19. Darius Bazley* (259)
    20. Quinn Cook (260)
    21. Nicolas Claxton* (261)
    22. Jake Layman (262)
    23. Grayson Allen (263)
    24. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (264)
    25. Stanley Johnson (265)
    26. Dzanan Musa (266)
    27. Robin Lopez (267)
    28. Dwight Howard (268)
    29. Eric Paschall* (269)
    30. Trey Lyles (270)


    Picks I Like:

    Jordan Bell – similar to Vonleh above – has an excellent opportunity to carve out a consistent role off the bench with the Wolves. He could lose ground to Vonleh, but the upside is well worth the relatively low risk of a flier at this point.

    Dzanan Musa has his rookie season derailed by injury, but may turn a few heads in surprise this season. Keep an eye on him in particular to start the year as Wilson Chandler serves a lengthy suspension. Musa may be tapped to fill some of Chandler’s minutes.

    Danuel House could end up starting this season, which alone makes him worth a flier at this point in the draft. Unfortunately, his stat set is barren outside of threes and I’m not sure he’s got the upside to evolve his game much. Still a great win-now piece if you need threes that can be had for very cheap.

    Mario Hezonja should plug in at the three and four off the bench in Portland this season. He has continued to struggle with consistency, but he is still only 24, and at this price there isn’t much of an argument against taking a flier.

    My Pick:

    Devonte’ Graham is one of my favorite late-round fliers. He had a few big games last season, crushed Summer League and looks like a competent reserve guard ready for a larger role. If Terry Rozier goes down at any point this year, the Hornets don’t have many other options to plug in at the one.

    The biggest drawback with Graham is the damage he can do to your percentages and the relatively limited stat set outside of threes and assists. He struggled as a shooter in college and shot 34 percent from the field in his rookie year, and while I would project some small improvement, I doubt that he becomes someone who has even a neutral impact on your FG%.

    Tenth Round

    1. Alec Burks (271)
    2. Romeo Langford* (272)
    3. Terence Davis* (273)
    4. J. Wilson (274)
    5. Isaiah Roby (275)
    6. Miye Oni* (276)
    7. Luka Samanic* (277)
    8. Marko Guduric* (278)
    9. Admiral Schofield* (279)
    10. Mike Muscala (280)
    11. Matt Thomas* (281)
    12. Cory Joseph (282)
    13. Guillermo Hernangomez (283)
    14. Alen Smailagic* (284)
    15. Isaiah Hartenstein (285)
    16. Tacko Fall* (286)
    17. Jonah Bolden (287)
    18. Meyers Leonard (288)
    19. Talen Horton-Tucker* (289)
    20. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (290)
    21. Dante Exum (291)
    22. Skal Labissiere (292)
    23. Ignas Brazdeikis* (293)
    24. Alfonzo McKinnie (294)
    25. Donte DiVincenzo (295)
    26. Dion Waiters (296)
    27. Trey Burke (297)
    28. Sterling Brown (298)
    29. Emmanuel Mudiay (299)
    30. Jahlil Okafor (300)

    Picks I Like:

    Terence Davis went undrafted this year, but looked like a fantasy stud in Summer League. As referenced above with O.G. Anunoby and Norm Powell, I’m all about fliers on young Toronto wings. He should have a legitimate rotation role, so keep him in your watch list in shallower leagues and be ready to pull the trigger if he jumps Norm Powell on depth chart.

    Meyers Leonard should get an opportunity for a fresh start in Miami. The Heat don’t have much at Center behind Bam Adebayo, so his minutes should be fairly consistent this season. You know what you get with Leonard at this point from a stat set perspective, but he’s in the best position he could be for a potential mid-career renaissance.

    Luka Samanic could have surprising role this season given the lack of quality bigs on the roster, but I would consider it a pretty low possibility. He has some great appeal as a dart throw stash guy. From what we saw in Summer League, he has a well-rounded stat set and could be a nice source of out of position assists and steals at some point.

    Talen Horton-Tucker probably won’t have much of a role this season, but the Lakers’ have a good recent track record of hitting with their second round draft selections. I have Horton-Tucker as a top-20 fantasy prospect from this class, so I’m high on his long-term potential relative to his draft position. I doubt he says any minutes this year outside of garbage time, but I love the pick at this point in the draft as a stash guy.

    Isaiah Hartenstein is the only reserve big man on the Rockets under the age of 50 years old. Okay, maybe that is a bit of hyperbole, but the Rockets have Tyson Chandler, Nene and Hartenstein behind Clint Capela. The Rockets are not exactly known for their commitment to developing young talent, but Hartenstein is signed through 2021 and the team would be wise to see what they have in the promising young big. I’m bullish on Hartenstein as an eventual future top-150 fantasy talent, but keep in mind that he may see limited minutes yet again behind more experienced options.

    My Pick:

    Jonah Bolden is a pick that will surprise no one who follows my other dynasty stuff on Hoop Ball. I’m under no impression that he will get meaningful minutes this season with Al Horford, Mike Scott and Kyle O’Quinn likely ahead of him on the depth chart, but my belief in his long-term upside is unwavering. He’s got a long way to go before contributing as a rotation player from BBIQ standpoint, but all of the tools are there for Bolden to develop into a solid fantasy option even in limited minutes.

    Eleventh Round

    1. Austin Rivers (301)
    2. Keldon Johnson* (302)
    3. Ivan Rabb (303)
    4. Nemanja Bjelica (304)
    5. Allonzo Trier (305)
    6. Justin Jackson (306)
    7. Christian Wood (307)
    8. Thon Maker (308)
    9. Ryan Arcidiacono (309)
    10. Tony Snell (310)
    11. Alex Caruso (311)
    12. Markieff Morris (312)
    13. Jeff Green (313)
    14. Khyri Thomas (314)
    15. Hamidou Diallo (315)
    16. Kenrich Williams (316)
    17. Ed Davis (317)
    18. Khem Birch (318)
    19. Naz Reid* (319)
    20. Michael Carter-Williams (320)
    21. KZ Okpala* (321)
    22. Shaquille Harrison (322)
    23. Furkan Korkmaz (323)
    24. Cheick Diallo (324)
    25. Frank Ntilikina (325)
    26. Ty Jerome* (326)
    27. Deividas Sirvydis* (327)
    28. James Johnson (328)
    29. Tremont Waters* (329)
    30. Jarred Vanderbilt (330)

    Picks I Like:

    Jarred Vanderbilt is another guy I’ve written about extensively, so I’ll spare you all from another deep dive on Vanderbilt’s hidden upside. I really expected him to be available with my final pick, so I’m pretty bummed to have missed out on one of my #brand guys. His situation is pretty complicated this year behind Paul Millsap Jerami Grant and potentially even Juan Hernangomez, so there is a chance he spends a ton of time in the G-League. However, with Millsap clearly on the way out and Grant holding a 2020 player option, the rotation could clear out for Vanderbilt in a hurry over the next year or two.

    Frank Ntilikina has been horribly mismanaged by the Knicks. He looked like a totally different player in FIBA play this summer, and still clearly has some untapped upside left. Unfortunately, he probably needs a trade to have any real fantasy value this season, but I love the pick at this point in the draft. I’d also consider him a solid buy-low option in established leagues.

    Shaquille Harrison is an elite steals specialist, and a more competent lead guard than his limited NBA resume would indicate. I’m not sure there is any room in the rotation for Harrison behind Satoransky, White and Dunn, but if he somehow lands a consistent spot in the rotation he will give you an almost guaranteed steal or two per game.

    Alex Caruso feels like kind of a meme at this point, but we need to remember that he had a legit top-100 finish last season. I’m not sure there is much room in the rotation for Caruso on the new-look Lakers, but he is one Rondo injury away fantasy relevance.

    My Pick:

    Ed Davis is a pretty boring pick at this point, but don’t discount the value of a plug and play elite categorical specialist at this point in the draft. In a league this deep, having a guaranteed six or seven boards sitting on your bench is a nice safety blanket. Jarred Vanderbilt has a similar statistic profile (with a bit more upside in assists and steals), but I mistakenly assumed he would be around for my final pick. Davis could be used as a nice deal sweetener in a trade with a win-now team

    Twelfth Round

    1. Frank Kaminsky (331)
    2. Damian Jones (332)
    3. Justin Wright-Foreman* (333)
    4. Kyle O’Quinn (334)
    5. Shabazz Napier (335)
    6. Kendrick Nunn (336)
    7. Tyler Johnson (337)
    8. Didi Louzada Silva* (338)
    9. Jalen Lecque* (339)
    10. John Konchar* (340)
    11. Aron Baynes (341)
    12. Evan Turner (342)
    13. Taj Gibson (343)
    14. Torrey Craig (344)
    15. Luguentz Dort* (345)
    16. Svi Mykhailiuk (346)
    17. Gary Trent Jr. (347)
    18. Marco Belinelli (348)
    19. Keita Bates-Diop (349)
    20. Patrick McCaw (350)
    21. Chandler Hutchinson (351)
    22. George Hill (352)
    23. Mike James (353)
    24. Chimezie Metu (354)
    25. Jauncho Hernangomez (355)
    26. Vincent Porier* (356)
    27. Kostas Antetokounmpo (357)
    28. Nicolo Melli* (358)
    29. Justin Robinson* (359)
    30. Semi Ojeleye (360)

    Picks I Like:

    John Konchar is a total dart throw, but his Summer League numbers are interesting. He has a very unique fantasy stat set for a guard. In 24 minutes per game this Summer, Konchar averaged 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks.

    Juancho Hernangomez started to put it all together early last season as a fringe top-150 guy, but unfortunately suffered yet another injury setback that limited his production and ultimately pushed him out of the rotation. He could be in for a lot of DNPs this season with how deep Denver is, but enters the 2020 offseason a restricted free agent.

    Didi Louzada-Silva is a super fun stash guy at this point, but there is a good chance he ends up on the waiver wire by mid-season as he continues playing overseas this season. He looked surprisingly NBA-ready in Summer League and has a fantasy friendly game, so keep him on your watch list as a surprise breakout candidate in the next few years.

    My Pick:

    Gary Trent Jr. was not really on my radar as a serious fantasy prospect, but after torching Summer League (20.6 points, 3.4 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 28 minutes) he is at least worth a flier. Portland’s reserve rotation is still a bit of a mystery, but he could play some next to Anfernee Simons or Bazemore this year and assume a larger role a few years down the line.

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