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2018 NBA Draft: Open Thread

Let’s discuss the biggest night for the Phoenix Suns in recent memory all throughout the draft!

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It’s draft day! Owning the No. 1 pick for the first time in franchise history alongside having Nos. 16, 31 and 59, the Phoenix Suns are set up to make some noise.

All signs point towards Deandre Ayton being selected at No. 1, but after that it’s expected to break out into absolute chaos. Nobody knows really what’s going to happen outside of that with all the possible trades being floated around right now.

Below, lets civilly discuss tonight’s festivities below. Beforehand, I’m going to show you my first round mock draft I crafted out before writing this when including trades.

Lets follow along and see how wrong I am here, too!

Buckle up, it’s the 2018 NBA draft!

  1. Suns - Deandre Ayton
  2. Kings - Marvin Bagley III
  3. Hawks - Luka Doncic
  4. Grizzlies - Jaren Jackson Jr.
  5. Mavericks - Mohamed Bamba
  6. Cavaliers (via Magic) - Michael Porter Jr.
  7. Bulls - Wendell Carter Jr.
  8. Magic (via Cavaliers) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  9. Knicks - Kevin Knox
  10. 76ers - Mikal Bridges
  11. Hornets - Collin Sexton
  12. Suns (via Clippers) - Trae Young
  13. Hawks (via Clippers) - Lonnie Walker IV
  14. Nets (via Nuggets) - Miles Bridges
  15. Wizards - Jerome Robinson
  16. Clippers (via Suns) - Robert Williams
  17. Lakers (via Bucks) - Zhaire Smith
  18. Spurs - Troy Brown Jr.
  19. Clippers (via Hawks) - Aaron Holiday
  20. Timberwolves - Donte DiVincenzo
  21. Jazz - Kevin Huerter
  22. Bulls - Chandler Hutchison
  23. Pacers - Elie Okobo
  24. Trail Blazers - Dzanan Musa
  25. Bucks (via Lakers) - Mitchell Robinson
  26. 76ers - De’Anthony Melton
  27. Celtics - Bruce Brown Jr.
  28. Warriors - Jacob Evans
  29. Nuggets (via Nets) - Keita Bates-Diop
  30. Clippers (via Hawks) - Josh Okogie

Guarantee this ends up completely wrong, as always with mock drafts, but there’s my best guess of how crazy this draft is about to get on Thursday night.

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