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The official At the Hive community mock draft, phase 1

Let’s get this thing rolling.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Alright here we go. This is the start of our At the Hive community mock draft. In case you missed the intro, several members of our community have signed up to represent a team in our mock draft. There will be no trades because we don’t have time for that and I wanna make the first iteration of this as clean as possible.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • Picks 1 - 11 are going to be made in this thread. If you are signed up for a team in that range (full list below), please check back frequently so you’re ready when it’s your time to pick. If a pick isn’t made in a day or so (leniency will be given on the weekends because I know a lot of you spend more time on here during the workday), we will Adam Silver you and make the pick for you. If we start pressing closer to draft time, we may cut down on the pick time window.
  • Make all picks in the subject line of your comment and provide a brief explanation for your pick. I’m going to post the first three picks as an example. Other discussion is welcome, but let’s try to not use the subject lines when not making picks so it’s easier to find the actual picks.
  • Once the first 11 picks are made, I’m going to put up a new post with your picks and explanations along with a poll containing every conceivable player the Hornets could choose based on the mock to that point. I’ll leave it up for a day. Once the community has spoken, I’ll announce the pick in another post and we will continue with the remainder of the picks.
  • This is the first time we’re doing something like this, so I have no idea how it’s going to go and we may need to make changes as this rolls along. Please be flexible and remember this is supposed to be fun.

Here is the full list of teams and participants:

Atlanta Hawks: Caro2daheart
Boston Celtics: gfloyd86
Brooklyn Nets: hotrats
Charlotte Hornets: All of us
Chicago Bulls: Mr. Long
Cleveland Cavaliers: Nimsack
Detroit Pistons: PoAshton
Golden State Warriors: Drone Zone
Indiana Pacers: GODshun.ace
Los Angeles Lakers: McChef
Memphis Grizzlies: Jonathan
Miami Heat: AdamJ907
Milwaukee Bucks: dhoyle81
Minnesota Timberwolves: The Indefatigable Charlie Holmes
New Orleans Pelicans: Jonathan
New York Knicks: Jonathan
Oklahoma City Thunder: BzCityKnights
Orlando Magic: Doug68
Philadelphia 76ers: NCsports22
Phoenix Suns: Buzz Light Year
Portland Trail Blazers: 13Wetz
San Antonio Spurs: Hythloday
Utah Jazz: adamcawa
Washington Wizards: gnopneda

And with that, the New Orleans Pelicans are on the clock!