You’re going to be getting a lot of NBA Draft content over the next several weeks. We’re basically in the offseason right now, and there’s no telling how the draft process will play out when our lives start their return to normalcy. That means it’s draft time.
Chase has his own mock draft that he’s been working on. That’ll be out soon. In the meantime, here are the guys other people on the Internet are mocking to the Charlotte Hornets.
ESPN: Deni Avdija, Wing, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Avdija is listed as everything between a two and a four, depending on where you look. He has the potential to be a big ball handler and has intriguing tools as an off-ball player and a defender.
Tankathon: Onyeka Okongwu, Center, USC
Okongwu perfectly fills the Hornets need for a competent center that can protect the basket. He has top tier defensive tools for a prospect and shows promise as a complementary offensive piece.
NBA Draft Net: Daniel Oturu, Center, Minnesota
NBA Draft Net gets pretty wild with their mocks. At different points last season, they had Bruno Fernando mocked to the Hornets. Fernando ultimately went to the Hawks with 34th pick and has been a nonfactor as a rookie. This seems to be another one of those situations. Oturu is almost universally mocked in the second round, and it’s possible the Hornets scoop him up there. He’s a good player though.
SB Nation: James Wiseman, Center, Memphis
Wiseman was widely regarded as the top prospect in this draft coming into the season. We only saw a three game sample of him in college, and it didn’t do anything to paint a clearer picture of who he is as a prospect. He has game-changing defensive potential, crazy physical tools, and a hint of offensive polish. Getting him in the middle of the lottery would’ve been thought impossible a few months ago.
The Athletic: Cole Anthony, Guard, UNC
I can’t help but roll my eyes a little bit when I see a UNC player mocked to the Hornets, but this pick does make some sense. Anthony is an extremely talented bucket getter, but there are major concerns about his efficiency and ability to function as a lead guard.
Which of these picks would you be most excited for?
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