Jonathan Givony and the crew over at Draft Express have become one of the more reliable websites related to the draft over the last few years and now that the NBA Draft Lottery has officially taken place, the draft order has been set and the Cleveland Cavaliers now hold the number one overall pick for the third time and in four years, they have updated their mock draft (if you would like to check out my personal post-lottery mock draft, go ahead and click here).
Although holding the number one pick may have changed from their last mock draft, the pick has not. They still believe former Kansas Jayhawks’ swingman Andrew Wiggins will be the top overall pick in June’s draft. With the Cavaliers set in their back court with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters (if they don’t trade him) and with Luol Deng likely to leave in free agency, Wiggins could be a perfect fit.
The Milwaukee Bucks would get the scorer they badly need in former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker with the second pick and the Philadelphia 76ers are projected to select Wiggins’ college teammate, center Joel Embiid. Pairing Embiid with Nerlens Noel could lock down the middle for years to come.
The Orlando Magic reportedly covet Australian point guard Dante Exum and in this scenario, they get their man.
To see the complete mock, click here.