• Glad I had the chance to set up another Hoop Ball mock draft this year with all of you Hoop Ballers! The plan was to have a deep dynasty draft in order to practice as much as possible for the upcoming season, which seems to present a ton of opportunities after all the player movement this past offseason.

    We were able to get 18 teams to join our mock and most managers were on top of their game except for only a couple teams that ended up no-showing, but somehow autodraft did a pretty good job for them – hard not to do so with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks, right?

    There was a variety of strategies exercised, as you will see below, especially since a dynasty draft gives the chance to either go for the trophy, set up a contender for the long run, or tank hard with the goal of building completely from scratch.

    There is obviously no right or wrong strategy and this is a results-oriented game so my belief is to always go with whatever works. Still, I can’t help it but give the best grade to team “no habla ingles” that was able to build a tremendous young core while adding some of the top fantasy studs today.

    Here is a quick standings projection based on BBM’s calculations about the raw overall numbers. These are used solely as a reference point for category values and not for the overall grading of teams, which obviously takes much more evaluation and has to be examined with an eye on the future.

    You can always check our universal premium membership dynasty rankings here with an emphasis either on competing or rebuilding or my International Dynasty Rankings here.

    Team MAMBA

    1. (3) James Harden (Hou – PG,SG)
    2. (34) Mitchell Robinson (NY – C)
    3. (39) Otto Porter Jr. (Chi – SF,PF)
    4. (70) Kyle Lowry (Tor – PG)
    5. (75) Gordon Hayward (Bos – SG,SF)
    6. (106) Nicolas Batum (Cha – SG,SF)
    7. (111) Terrence Ross (Orl – SG,SF)
    8. (142) JaVale McGee (LAL – C)
    9. (147) Paul Millsap (Den – PF,C)
    10. (178) Jae Crowder (Mem – SF,PF)
    11. (183) Troy Brown (Was – SG,SF)
    12. (214) James Johnson (Mia – SF,PF)
    13. (219) Tyler Johnson (Pho – PG,SG)

    The Good: I’m ok picking the Beard third in a dynasty draft even if KAT and Jokic were available at this point. One of the most underrated parts of Harden’s game is his ability to simply remain healthy so you can count on him delivering top-5 value for a few more years. Troy Brown looks like a steal in the eleventh round as the young forward is projected to start for the Wizards this year, even after a left calf strain has sidelined him for training camp. And don’t forget Gordon Hayward who, according to all reports out of Boston, seems to be back to his old self; two seasons ago with the Jazz he brought back early 3rd round value, so getting him at No. 75 leaves some room for profit.

    The Bad: As I’ve explained in my Atlantic Division International Spotlight preview for this season, nothing seems to validate any optimism about Batum’s role with the youth movement in full effect down in Charlotte. Also, the mid-to-late-round picks are centered around veterans and I wouldn’t mind taking a couple fliers instead of going with guys like Tyler and James Johnson, both of which offer no upside.

    The Verdict: This is a nice team overall with balance across the roster, I just would have liked to see some rookie picks to secure the long-term development.

    Team Corto Maltese

    1. (4) Karl-Anthony Towns (Min – C)
    2. (33) Pascal Siakam (Tor – PF)
    3. (40) Buddy Hield (Sac – SG)
    4. (69) Kelly Oubre Jr. (Pho – SF)
    5. (76) Derrick White (SA – PG,SG)
    6. (105) Bojan Bogdanovic (Uta – SG,SF)
    7. (112) Thaddeus Young (Chi – SF,PF)
    8. (141) Cody Zeller (Cha – PF,C)
    9. (148) De’Andre Hunter (Atl – SF)
    10. (177) Reggie Jackson (Det – PG,SG)
    11. (184) Dwight Howard (LAL – PF,C)
    12. (213) Harry Giles (Sac – PF,C)
    13. (220) Rodney Hood (Por – SG,SF)

    The Good: The first four rounds are exceptional with KAT, Siakam, Buddy Hield and Kelly Oubre Jr. all being around the same age and entering their prime of their careers. Cody Zeller in the 8th round is also a value pick with Charlotte going forward with him as one of their cornerstones.

    The Bad: This is a punt assists build so I really don’t see the reason to draft Reggie Jackson in the 10th round while Thaddeus Young in the 7th and Dwight Howard in the 11th are also tough pills to swallow as they might be out of the league soon.

    The Verdict: Corto Maltese assembles a very nice young team overall and if De’Andre Hunter proves to be the real deal this should be a stacked team for years to come.

    Team AJ

    1. (5) Nikola Jokic (Den – PF,C)
    2. (32) Jrue Holiday (NO – PG,SG)
    3. (41) Clint Capela (Hou – PF,C)
    4. (68) Jamal Murray (Den – PG,SG)
    5. (77) Miles Bridges (Cha – SF)
    6. (104) Marcus Smart (Bos – PG,SG)
    7. (113) Dario Saric (Pho – PF,C)
    8. (140) Joe Harris (Bkn – SG,SF)
    9. (149) Josh Okogie (Min – SG)
    10. (176) Tyus Jones (Mem – PG)
    11. (185) Al-Farouq Aminu (Orl – SF,PF)
    12. (212) Jordan Clarkson (Cle – PG,SG)
    13. (221) JaMychal Green (LAC – PF,C)

    The Good: Textbook draft strategy here with nice pairings in the early rounds and rock-solid guys in the middle rounds; Dario Saric, Joe Harris and JaMychal Green all likely to surpass their ADP. Miles Bridges and Josh Okogie offer the necessary upside too, and a key component of a dynasty draft is to gamble with young guys, hoping they can take big steps in their development.

    The Bad: With Ja Morant all set to lead the Grizzlies to the new era I don’t see the upside with Tyus Jones, while Al-Farouq Aminu and Jordan Clarkson are solid veterans who are likely to have diminished roles in the upcoming years.

    The Verdict: An amazing young core with Jokic, Capela and Murray and solid veterans all around to balance the stats out. This is a solid team expected to compete both in the short and long term.

    Team Alex Caruso

    1. (6) Joel Embiid (Phi – PF,C)
    2. (31) D’Angelo Russell (GS – PG,SG)
    3. (42) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC – PG,SG)
    4. (67) Thomas Bryant (Was – C)
    5. (78) Wendell Carter Jr. (Chi – C)
    6. (103) Dwight Powell (Dal – PF,C)
    7. (114) Gary Harris (Den – SG,SF)
    8. (139) Spencer Dinwiddie (Bkn – PG)
    9. (150) Jerami Grant (Den – SF,PF)
    10. (175) Rodions Kurucs (Bkn – SF)
    11. (186) Dwayne Bacon (Cha – SG)
    12. (211) Alex Caruso (LAL – SG)
    13. (222) Richaun Holmes (Sac – PF,C)

    The Good: I just love the fliers all over for team Alex Caruso. SGA and Thomas Bryant could end up being the building blocks in the upcoming years, while Wendell Carter Jr. in the 5th, Gary Harris in the 7th, Jerami Grant in the 9th, Dwayne Bacon in the 11th and Richaun Holmes in the 13th round are value additions in such a deep draft.

    The Bad: I’ve registered my concerns with Embiid and the addition of Al Horford guarantees that the Sixers plan to be very conservative with their franchise big going forward. Don’t get me wrong, The Process will still return first-round value but his durability  and the potential of rest days put his fantasy value for H2H leagues on thin ice.

    The Verdict: This is one of my favorite teams on this mock and I only wish I could see someone else other than Embiid becoming the centerpiece of this squad. Even though not a contender immediately, this is a team that can grow and become a very competitive squad sooner than later.

    Team Rasta Death March

    1. (7) Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG)
    2. (30) John Collins (Atl – PF,C)
    3. (43) Bam Adebayo (Mia – PF,C)
    4. (66) Jonathan Isaac (Orl – SF,PF)
    5. (79) Brandon Clarke (Mem – PF)
    6. (102) Darius Garland (Cle – PG)
    7. (115) Rui Hachimura (Was – PF)
    8. (138) Jaxson Hayes (NO – C)
    9. (151) Nickeil Alexander-Walker (NO – SG)
    10. (174) Malik Beasley (Den – PG,SG)
    11. (187) Grant Williams (Bos – PF)
    12. (210) Zhaire Smith (Phi – SG)
    13. (223) Carsen Edwards (Bos – PG)

    The Good: This is a classic example of a team drafting with a rebuilding plan in mind and even though there are some reaches with rookies in the middle rounds I don’t mind it as the owner wants to invest in potential.

    The Bad: I’m a big believer in your first-round pick in any draft to be the pace-setter for the strategy to follow and I’m having a hard time seeing the big picture with this squad. There is no other player on this roster to support the strong assists and triples that Curry will provide while the percentages also look shaky.

    The Verdict: Team Rasta Death March executed a solid mock with an eye on the future and I love all the picks except from the lack of positional diversity in the last few rounds where it was all mostly guards with not-so-identical stat sets.

    Team Marios

    1. (8) Damian Lillard (Por – PG)
    2. (29) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    3. (44) Khris Middleton (Mil – SG,SF)
    4. (65) Victor Oladipo (Ind – PG,SG)
    5. (80) Mikal Bridges (Pho – SG,SF)
    6. (101) Hassan Whiteside (Por – C)
    7. (116) Lou Williams (LAC – PG,SG)
    8. (137) Kyle Anderson (Mem – SG,SF)
    9. (152) Maxi Kleber (Dal – PF)
    10. (173) Bobby Portis (NY – PF,C)
    11. (188) Ish Smith (Was – PG)
    12. (209) Tim Hardaway Jr. (Dal – SG,SF)
    13. (224) Isaiah Thomas (Was – PG)

    The Good: Victor Oladipo is just 27 years old and there is little doubt that he will return better than ever after suffering a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee last season. Don’t forget that he delivered first-round value only a couple seasons ago and this Pacers team is slowly becoming a contender in the East so this is a nice stash.

    The Bad: Hassan Whiteside is a solid pick this year but there are many questions about his future in the league so getting him in the 6th round looks a little bit too high for me. The pairing of the Wizards point guards in Ish Smith and Isiah Thomas is also not optimal.

    The Verdict: Marios opted to build a contender and this is another solid all-around team but the window of opportunity seems to be small with no upside picks other than maybe Mikal Bridges.

    Ilker’s Team

    1. (9) Bradley Beal (Was – SG)
    2. (28) Myles Turner (Ind – PF,C)
    3. (45) Zach LaVine (Chi – PG,SG)
    4. (64) Jonas Valanciunas (Mem – C)
    5. (81) Caris LeVert (Bkn – SG,SF)
    6. (100) Delon Wright (Dal – PG,SG)
    7. (117) Taurean Prince (Bkn – SF)
    8. (136) Evan Fournier (Orl – SG,SF)
    9. (153) Ivica Zubac (LAC – C)
    10. (172) Goran Dragic (Mia – PG,SG)
    11. (189) Norman Powell (Tor – SG,SF)
    12. (208) Kevin Knox (NY – SF,PF)
    13. (225) Lonnie Walker IV (SA – SG)

    The Good: Ilker feasted in the mid-to-late rounds of this draft with a combination of proven veterans like Evan Fournier and Goran Dragic and upside picks like Taurean Prince and Lonnie Walker IV.

    The Bad: Rebounding seems to be an issue for this squad, something that could have been addressed in the last three rounds where all the picks were swingmen: Powell, Knox and Walker.

    The Verdict: Ilker’s team features a nice young nucleus without many question marks going forward and it will only take some roster balancing for this squad to become a force in the upcoming years.

    Team no habla ingles

    1. (10) Luka Doncic (Dal – PG)
    2. (27) Jaren Jackson Jr. (Mem – PF,C)
    3. (46) Lauri Markkanen (Chi – PF)
    4. (63) Ja Morant (Mem – PG)
    5. (82) Kevin Durant (Bkn – SF,PF)
    6. (99) Klay Thompson (GS – SG,SF)
    7. (118) Jusuf Nurkic (Por – C)
    8. (135) Jarrett Culver (Min – SF)
    9. (154) Mohamed Bamba (Orl – C)
    10. (171) OG Anunoby (Tor – SF,PF)
    11. (190) Matisse Thybulle (Phi – SF)
    12. (207) Malik Monk (Cha – SG)
    13. (226) Moe Harkless (LAC – SF)

    The Good: This is a masterpiece of a draft by team “no habla ingles,” who manages to select the rebuilding cream of the top in they early rounds while stealing KD, Klay Thompson and Nurkic in the middle rounds, all of which are expected to miss much, if not all, of the current season.

    The Bad: The center position looks extremely thin which could create some issues when setting up a lineup with two centers on Yahoo but there are a lot of players who provide out-of-position stats, so this shouldn’t be an issue when everyone is healthy.

    The Verdict: The statistical analysis doesn’t really tell the entire story for this accumulation of talent by team “no habla ingles.” The young core of Doncic, JJJ, Markkanen and Ja Morant guarantees long-term success while the return of KD and Klay Thompson next year should make this team the heavy favorite to win this league.

    Zaf’s Nice Team

    1. (11) Kyrie Irving (Bkn – PG,SG)
    2. (26) Nikola Vucevic (Orl – PF,C)
    3. (47) Brook Lopez (Mil – C)
    4. (62) CJ McCollum (Por – PG,SG)
    5. (83) Steven Adams (OKC – C)
    6. (98) Jeremy Lamb (Ind – SG,SF)
    7. (119) Cedi Osman (Cle – SF,PF)
    8. (134) Kevon Looney (GS – PF,C)
    9. (155) Jakob Poeltl (SA – C)
    10. (170) Kent Bazemore (Por – SG,SF)
    11. (191) Landry Shamet (LAC – PG)
    12. (206) Wesley Matthews (Mil – SG,SF)
    13. (227) DeMarre Carroll (SA – SF,PF)

    The Good: Zaf did really good in the latter rounds with Kent Bazemore (170th) and Landry Shamet (191st) expected to easily surpass their ADP, while his collection of talent offers a nice balance of age and production.

    The Bad: it’s always a good idea to take fliers on young rookies in a dynasty league but Zaf didn’t look at all concerned with that, a decision that might come to haunt him down the road.

    The Verdict: Zaf’s team followed the blueprint of building a killer contender in 9-cat leagues and while I like his draft it’s hard to get excited for the upcoming years.

    Kleftokotas Team

    1. (12) Kawhi Leonard (LAC – SG,SF)
    2. (25) Kristaps Porzingis (Dal – PF,C)
    3. (48) Tobias Harris (Phi – SF,PF)
    4. (61) Malcolm Brogdon (Ind – PG,SG)
    5. (84) Jarrett Allen (Bkn – PF,C)
    6. (97) Dejounte Murray (SA – PG)
    7. (120) Bogdan Bogdanovic (Sac – SG,SF)
    8. (133) DeAndre Jordan (Bkn – C)
    9. (156) Dennis Smith Jr. (NY – PG,SG)
    10. (169) Michael Porter Jr. (Den – SF)
    11. (192) DeMarcus Cousins (LAL – PF,C)
    12. (205) Elfrid Payton (NY – PG)
    13. (228) George Hill (Mil – PG,SG)

    The Good: I love the flier on Michael Porter Jr. in the later rounds while Dejounte Murray is one of the top bounce-back candidates this season and going forward in dynasty formats.

    The Bad: I don’t see the upside with both DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins while I have stumbled upon a few teams this year that draft both point guards from the Knicks (Dennis Smith and Elfrid Payton). Seriously, why do that?

    The Verdict: Some statistical deficiencies do exist for a team that isn’t dominating any categories but this is a nice core that could only be sidetracked due to the potential of injuries and rest days for the elite guys (Kawhi and Kristaps).

    ZION’S Team

    1. (13) LeBron James (LAL – SF,PF)
    2. (24) Devin Booker (Pho – PG,SG)
    3. (49) Robert Covington (Min – SF,PF)
    4. (60) Danilo Gallinari (OKC – SF,PF)
    5. (85) Larry Nance Jr. (Cle – PF,C)
    6. (96) Fred VanVleet (Tor – PG)
    7. (121) Patrick Beverley (LAC – PG,SG)
    8. (132) JJ Redick (NO – SG)
    9. (157) Collin Sexton (Cle – PG)
    10. (168) Markieff Morris (Det – PF,C)
    11. (193) Nemanja Bjelica (Sac – PF)
    12. (204) Jabari Parker (Atl – SF,PF)
    13. (229) Bruno Fernando (Atl – C)

    The Good: The pairing of LeBron and Devin Booker in the first couple rounds is impressive while the rest of the early-round pieces also fit the mold of this group. And as long as the King remains healthy, I don’t see why he shouldn’t have an even more efficient year playing next to Anthony Davis.

    The Bad: The collection of power forwards in Larry Nance Jr., Markieff Morris, Nemanja Bjelica and Jabari Parker is underwhelming to say at least and unless Bruno Fernando ends up being a double-double force, team ZION will struggle to accumulate defensive stats.

    The Verdict: I’m pretty sure team ZION would love to take some of his late round picks back as this seemed to be a team built to compete right away but there are some serious statistical holes that don’t guarantee anything other than maybe a trip to the playoffs.

    Xanthi Ducks Team

    1. (14) Paul George (LAC – SF,PF)
    2. (23) Jimmy Butler (Mia – SG,SF)
    3. (50) Kevin Love (Cle – PF,C)
    4. (59) Eric Bledsoe (Mil – PG,SG)
    5. (86) Marc Gasol (Tor – C)
    6. (95) Ricky Rubio (Pho – PG)
    7. (122) Alex Len (Atl – PF,C)
    8. (131) Andrew Wiggins (Min – SG,SF)
    9. (158) Rudy Gay (SA – SF,PF)
    10. (167) Nerlens Noel (OKC – PF,C)
    11. (194) Alec Burks (GS – PG,SG)
    12. (203) Marcus Morris (NY – SF,PF)
    13. (230) Kris Dunn (Chi – PG,SG)

    The Good: Another strong group in the first few rounds with PG, Jimmy Butler and Eric Bledsoe, while I like the fliers in Nerlens Noel and Kris Dunn at the end of the draft since both guys are relatively young and they could find themselves in the right situation that will put them back on the fantasy radar.

    The Bad: Marc Gasol is coming off the best year of his entire career, winning the NBA championship and becoming the World Champion with his national team as well. Yet, he is now 34 years old and regression is likely to happen as soon as this year so I don’t see the value in him on the 5th round, while Alex Len in the 7th round also wouldn’t make me feel safe in the long run.

    The Verdict: Another strong all-around squad with the emphasis mostly on the present and a nucleus that could bring results immediately.

    Utah Flash

    1. (15) Ben Simmons (Phi – PG)
    2. (22) De’Aaron Fox (Sac – PG)
    3. (51) Aaron Gordon (Orl – SF,PF)
    4. (58) Marvin Bagley III (Sac – PF)
    5. (87) Domantas Sabonis (Ind – PF,C)
    6. (94) Kevin Huerter (Atl – SG)
    7. (123) Zach Collins (Por – PF,C)
    8. (130) Jaylen Brown (Bos – SG,SF)
    9. (159) Robert Williams (Bos – PF)
    10. (166) Anfernee Simons (Por – SG)
    11. (195) Willy Hernangomez (Cha – C)
    12. (202) Monte Morris (Den – PG)
    13. (231) Josh Hart (NO – SG,SF)

    The Good: I love the core of this roster, which brings together known commodities with plenty of upside (Ben Simmons, Fox, Bagley, Huerter, Collins) and second-year guys who could end up being steals (Anfernee Simmons, Robert Williams) if they are able to capitalize on the opportunity.

    The Bad: I don’t see any red flags on this roster and even if someone makes an argument about Aaron Gordon and Marvin Bagley going too high, this is a dynasty draft so upside picks are the way to go.

    The Verdict: A triples and free throw percentage punt took place here for very talented squad that features a nice group of young stars who are likely to develop in the coming years.

    DIO’s Team

    1. (16) Zion Williamson (NO – PF)
    2. (21) Donovan Mitchell (Uta – PG,SG)
    3. (52) Lonzo Ball (NO – PG)
    4. (57) Josh Richardson (Phi – SG,SF)
    5. (88) Kyle Kuzma (LAL – SF,PF)
    6. (93) Brandon Ingram (NO – SG,SF)
    7. (124) Willie Cauley-Stein (GS – PF,C)
    8. (129) Justise Winslow (Mia – PF)
    9. (160) Markelle Fultz (Orl – PG,SG)
    10. (165) Tristan Thompson (Cle – PF,C)
    11. (196) Goga Bitadze (Ind – C)
    12. (201) Luke Kennard (Det – SG)
    13. (232) Vincent Poirier (Bos – C)

    The Good: I did not expect Zion to be available at No. 16 and if all the hype ends up being real the kid could be a top-10 pick in the next 10-15 years, what better way to start from scratch, right? And with the Magic taking the right approach with Markelle Fultz, don’t forget that the kid was the consensus No. 1 pick in the NBA draft a couple years ago.

    The Bad: I went with the “best available” talent strategy in the first few rounds which ended up leaving me with a hole at center as Willie Cauley-Stein and Tristan Thompson shouldn’t get anyone excited.

    The Verdict: There are many statistical anomalies in this collection of talent but I enjoyed the opportunity to take fliers on guys like Lonzo, Ingram and Fultz. What do they have in common you might ask? All of them have let us down so far but I count on their change of scenery working to their favor and them evolving into potential fantasy studs in the next few years.

    Panagiotis’s Team

    1. (17) Kemba Walker (Bos – PG)
    2. (20) Deandre Ayton (Pho – C)
    3. (53) Mike Conley (Uta – PG)
    4. (56) LaMarcus Aldridge (SA – PF,C)
    5. (89) Jeff Teague (Min – PG)
    6. (92) Joe Ingles (Uta – SG,SF)
    7. (125) Enes Kanter (Bos – C)
    8. (128) P.J. Tucker (Hou – SF,PF)
    9. (161) Harrison Barnes (Sac – SF,PF)
    10. (164) D.J. Augustin (Orl – PG)
    11. (197) Derrick Rose (Det – PG)
    12. (200) Seth Curry (Dal – PG,SG)
    13. (233) Jeff Green (Uta – SF,PF)

    The Good: Being handed the No. 17 team, Panagiotis decided to pair proven veterans with a dynamic young center like Deandre Ayton so I like the pattern, especially since it produced a statistical balance aside from rebounds and blocks.

    The Bad: Again, other than Ayton there are no upside picks on this squad and even though this projects to be a top-5 team this year I don’t see the long-term planning.

    The Verdict: Team Panagiotis relies on proven fantasy commodities to assemble a competitive squad and a run for the trophy seems possible but only in the short-term.

    π´s Team

    1. (18) Trae Young (Atl – PG)
    2. (19) Rudy Gobert (Uta – C)
    3. (54) Blake Griffin (Det – PF,C)
    4. (55) DeMar DeRozan (SA – SG,SF)
    5. (90) Montrezl Harrell (LAC – PF,C)
    6. (91) RJ Barrett (NY – SF)
    7. (126) Serge Ibaka (Tor – PF,C)
    8. (127) Coby White (Chi – PG)
    9. (162) Cam Reddish (Atl – PG)
    10. (163) Tyler Herro (Mia – SG)
    11. (198) John Wall (Was – PG)
    12. (199) Bol Bol (Den – C)
    13. (234) Nassir Little (Por – SF)

    The Good: Sure, Trae Young is not the sexiest name around, especially in dynasty drafts, but I have no problem making him the cornerstone of my squad, especially after his rookie year that exceeded expectations and established him as an elite passer as well as a top-notch shooter.

    The Bad: While I endorse the mid-to-late-round picks of rookies, I’m skeptical about RJ Barrett going in the 6th round (also, Bol Bol in the 12th round is a stretch) as the sample size is too small at this point to validate making these selections.

    The Verdict: The numbers are not very gentle with π´s Team, which seems to bottom out in almost every statistical category. There is hope as Trae Young, Coby White, Cam Reddish, Tyler Herro and RJ Barrett provide plenty of upside for the future.

    Steve’s Swag Team (autodraft)

    1. (1) Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil – SF,PF)
    2. (36) Chris Paul (OKC – PG)
    3. (37) Jayson Tatum (Bos – SF,PF)
    4. (72) Terry Rozier (Cha – PG,SG)
    5. (73) Julius Randle (NY – PF,C)
    6. (108) Tomas Satoransky (Chi – PG,SG)
    7. (109) Dewayne Dedmon (Sac – C)
    8. (144) Eric Gordon (Hou – SG)
    9. (145) Kelly Olynyk (Mia – PF,C)
    10. (180) Trevor Ariza (Sac – SG,SF)
    11. (181) Dennis Schroder (OKC – PG)
    12. (216) Kenneth Faried (Hou – PF,C)
    13. (217) Mason Plumlee (Den – PF,C)

    The Verdict: Being handed the No. 1 pick, Steve was not around but his team ended up being loaded with the exception of the late-round picks in Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.

    Steve’s Team (autodraft)

    1. (2) Anthony Davis (LAL – PF,C)
    2. (35) Russell Westbrook (Hou – PG)
    3. (38) Draymond Green (GS – PF,C)
    4. (71) Al Horford (Phi – PF,C)
    5. (74) Derrick Favors (NO – PF,C)
    6. (107) T.J. Warren (Ind – SF,PF)
    7. (110) Davis Bertans (Was – PF,C)
    8. (143) Danny Green (LAL – SG,SF)
    9. (146) Marvin Williams (Cha – SF,PF)
    10. (179) Will Barton (Den – SG,SF)
    11. (182) Rajon Rondo (LAL – PG)
    12. (215) Danuel House Jr. (Hou – SG)
    13. (218) Pat Connaughton (Mil – SG,SF)

    The Verdict: Having the second overall pick in a mock draft will most certainly guarantee a successful composition of talent and this was also the case with another Steve that didn’t mind showing up.

    Notable undrafted players

    Bruce Brown, Jalen Brunson and Dzanan Musa are some second-year guys who are expected to have a large role with their teams for many years to come.

    Sekou Doumbouya, PJ Washington, Luka Samanic, Kevin Porter, Daniel Gafford, Nicolo Melli and Chuma Okeke are some of the rookies that I have on my radar in dynasty leagues and shouldn’t go undrafted.

    Royce O’Neale, Terrance Ferguson, Bruno Caboclo, Christian Wood, Mario Hezonja, Chris Boucher and Mo Wagner are some potential value picks.

    Derrick Jones Jr., Dion Waiters, Taj Gibson and Ed Davis are some solid veterans who project to contribute this year.

    That’s it guys, thank you once again for participating in our dynasty mock draft. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @philysstar and stay up to date on all the breaking news and rumors posted on our website and on our Twitter account @HoopBallFantasy.

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