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The Hornets are on the clock in the official At the Hive community mock draft

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We breezed through phase one. Now the Hornets are on the clock and we’ve got a pick to make.

NBA: Preseason-Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re knee deep in the community mock draft. Picks one through eleven have been made with much fervor and goodness. That puts the Charlotte Hornets on the clock, and you know what that means. We as a community are going to put on our collective general manager hat and make the Hornets’ selection based off the board so far.

Here’s how the draft has gone so far:

1. New Orleans Pelicans - Zion Williamson

This is a no-brainer pick. Zion is widely regarded as the best prospect since Anthony Davis, or maybe even since LeBron James. The Pelicans get to replace one transcendent superstar with another. -Me

2. Memphis Grizzlies - Ja Morant

Mike Conley is probably on his way out, so the team needs a point guard of the future. Even if Conley stays another year, the two of them can combine to be one of the more formidable back court duos in the NBA. -Me again

3. New York Knicks - RJ Barrett

The Knicks need a star, and Barrett wants to be a star under the bright lights of New York or LA. Seems like a match made in heaven. -Me once more

4. Los Angeles Lakers - Coby White

The Lakers are a mess. They can rectify a huge mistake in passing on De’Aaron Fox by selecting a player that quite resembles him. This also frees LA to deal Ball or to pair him with another big ball handler that can get buckets with speed or with his shooting from distance. Perhaps a surprise pick, but I think it makes sense for them now and in the future and I think White has some amazing upside. - McChef

5. Cleveland Cavaliers - Jarrett Culver

Cleveland needs to add as much young talent as they can and pair a back court mate with Collin Sexton. Culver is long and can score on multiple levels, he gives the Cavs a young athletic back court that can run the floor provides a foundation for CLE to build around. -Nimsack

6. Phoenix Suns - Darius Garland

-Buzz Light Year

7. Chicago Bulls - De’Andre Hunter

What do the Bulls need most? Talent. With Coby White off the board for Chicago, this is an absolute layup. Hunter’s floor is high, and he’s got the tools to push his ceiling high as well. Thanks for the assist, Lakers. -Mr. Long

8. Atlanta Hawks - Cam Reddish

Atlanta recently made a trade for the 17th selection but their overall goal was to move up in the draft to ensure that they selected Cam Reddish, but failing to workout a trade Cam Reddish happen to fall in their laps anyway. Champagne Poppi!!!! -Caro2daheart

9. Washington Wizards - Sekou Doumbouya

The youngest prospect in this year’s draft with a lot of potential to grow. A 3 and D guy that plays in the top league in France. A raw athlete that is proven to play against grown men. I would swing for the fences and grab this kid for a long-term development. ALA Greek Freak. -gnopneda

10. Atlanta Hawks - Jaxson Hayes

With Sekou Doumbouya off the board this is an easy selection in Jaxson Hayes. Hayes playing the Center position free’s up John Collins to play PF exclusively. With Jaxson down low to rim run, play defense, and rebound the Hawks really don’t need him to score in bunches, his 70% on cleanup duty should suffix until he develops a more potent offensive game. -Caro2daheart

11. Minnesota Timberwolves - Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Alexander-Walker has good length for a combo guard (6’5 with a 6’10 wingspan) and scored high on several indicators of future NBA success (high volume of 3PA, more than 3 stl per 100, high volume/efficiency on unassisted rim attempts). He is younger (20.8) than other prospects with better college production (Brandon Clarke) and better relative positional value than other similar age/production players (Grant Williams, PJ Washington). He reminds me of his cousin Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who had similar measurements and college statistics and who outperformed his draft slot last year. -The Indefatigable Charlie Holmes

Here’s the draft so far in table form:

ATH Community Mock Draft Board

Pick Team Selection
Pick Team Selection
1 Pelicans Zion Williamson
2 Grizzlies Ja Morant
3 Knicks RJ Barrett
4 Lakers Coby White
5 Cavaliers Jarrett Culver
6 Suns Darius Garland
7 Bulls De'Andre Hunter
8 Hawks Cam Reddish
9 Wizards Sekou Doumbouya
10 Hawks Jaxson Hayes
11 Timberwolves Nickeil Alexander-Walker
12 Hornets Bol Bol
13 Heat Tyler Herro
14 Celtics Brandon Clarke
15 Pistons Kevin Porter Jr.
16 Magic Rui Hachimura
17 Hawks Mfiondu Kabengele
18 Pacers PJ Washington
19 Spurs Goga Bitadze
20 Celtics Nassir Little
21 Thunder Luka Samanic
22 Celtics Romeo Langford
23 Jazz Nicolas Claxton
24 76ers Keldon Johnson
25 Trail Blazers Dylan Windler
26 Cavaliers Cameron Johnson
27 Nets KZ Okpala
28 Warriors Bruno Fernando
29 Spurs Grant Williams
30 Bucks Ty Jerome
31 Nets Matisse Thybulle
32 Suns Carsen Edwards
33 76ers Chuma Okeke
34 76ers Daniel Gafford
35 Hawks Terance Mann
36 Hornets

And now it’s time for you all to make your voice heard. The Charlotte Hornets are on the clock and they have 28 hours to make their selection. I’ve pulled the top available players from ESPN’s top 100 prospects so there’s no bias from me. So without further ado, who should the Hornets pick?

Poll

With the 12th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select...

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Nassir Little, Forward, UNC
    (35 votes)
  • 16%
    Rui Hachimura, Forward, Gonzaga
    (47 votes)
  • 12%
    Brandon Clarke, Forward/Center, Gonzaga
    (34 votes)
  • 3%
    Romeo Langford, Guard, Indiana
    (9 votes)
  • 22%
    Bol Bol, Center, Oregon
    (63 votes)
  • 6%
    PJ Washington, Forward, Kentucky
    (17 votes)
  • 3%
    Goga Bitadze, Center, Georgia (the country)
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Tyler Herro, Guard, Kentucky
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Keldon Johnson, Guard, Kentucky
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Kevin Porter Jr., Guard, USC
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    Cameron Johnson, Forward, UNC
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Mfiondu Kabengele, Forward/Center, Florida State
    (23 votes)
  • 0%
    KZ Okpala, Forward, Stanford
    (1 vote)
277 votes total Vote Now