The 2018 NBA Draft is just days away, which means it’s time to lock in a final set of prospect rankings.
There have been a few last-minute revisions to the Big Board released last week based on additional scouting. Overall, this group feels strong. Sure, the prospects at the top of the class have their warts, but any of the top 12 would be worthy of a top eight selection.
This class also has plenty of depth. It has the potential to bring NBA value into the 40s with a number of prospects in the middle of the class projected to play the wing, a position of significant need in the modern NBA. The margins between prospects ranked 26 to almost 50, in general, are thin.
Hutchison withdrew from the NBA Draft Combine at the last minute and has been largely absent from the pre-draft workout circuit. Reports at the time of the combine suggested he had received a promise from a team in the 20s.
The connection between Hutchison’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, and the Bulls’ ownership suggests it may have been Chicago who pulled the trigger. Hutchison fits the 3-and-D mold with a bit of extra value because he’s comfortable attacking closeouts off the bounce.
Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to be selected No. 15 overall by the Wizards in Sporting News’ latest NBA Mock Draft.
Porter was able to work out for teams on Friday after a hip injury scare, but the workout did not completely allay fears about Porter’s injury history. He had back surgery in November, and there is ample concern, according to front office sources, that Porter will be an injury question mark throughout his NBA career, at least in his early years.
Porter entered the season as a potential No. 1 pick, but if teams get trigger-shy on Thursday night, he could slip all the way out of the top 10.
Who knows what is ahead in the next two weeks for the Cavs? They have the No. 8 Cheap Jerseys World pick in this draft thanks to the Kyrie Irving trade last year, and as poorly as Cheap Jordan Jerseys China things went in terms of putting a supporting cast around LeBron James this season — even with the blockbuster trade deadline deal that brought in four new players — the Cavs need to get this pick right.