Draft Candidates

By Joe Kotoch

Here is a breakdown of realistic candidates that teams are considering for their first round selections for this Thursday’s Draft. The order of the prospects is based on reported preference of each team. The player’s name that is bolded is who Pro Basketball Draft predicts will be drafted.



1. Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams
2. Timberwolves – Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter
3. Jazz – Brandon Knight, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter
4. Cavaliers – Jonas Valanciunas, Enes Kanter, Jan Vesely, Kawhi Leonard
5. Raptors – Enes Kanter, Kemba Walker, Jonas Valanciunas, Bismack Biyombo, Kawhi Leonard
6. Wizards – Enes Kanter, Jan Vesely, Jonas Valanciunas, Kawhi Leonard
7. Kings – Kawhi Leonard, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, Tristan Thompson
8. Pistons – Kemba Walker, Jonas Valanciunas, Bismack Biyombo, Marcus Morris, Tristan Thompson
9. Bobcats – Klay Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, Chris Singleton, Marcus Morris, Kemba Walker, Tristan Thompson
10. Bucks – Klay Thompson, Alec Burks, Jordan Hamilton, Chris Singleton, Jimmer Fredette, Tristan Thompson, Marcus Morris
11. Warriors – Klay Thompson, Chris Singleton, Bismack Biyombo, Jonas Valanciunas, Jordan Hamilton
12. Jazz – Jimmer Fredette, Chris Singleton, Alec Burks, Klay Thompson, Marcus Morris, Jordan Hamilton
13. Suns – Tristan Thompson, Alec Burks, Donatas Motiejunas, Jordan Hamilton, Chris Singleton, Klay Thompson
14. Donatas Motiejunas, Bismack Biyombo, Nikola Vucevic, Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris
15. Pacers – Jimmer Fredette, Klay Thompson, Alec Burks, Marshon Brooks, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Tobias Harris
16. 76ers – Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jordan Hamilton, Nikola Vucevic, Tristan Thompson, Chris Singleton
17. Knicks – Klay Thompson, Jimmer Fredette, Alec Burks, Chris Singleton, Kenneth Faried, Markieff Morris, Marshon Brooks, Iman Shumpert, Darius Morris, Josh Selby, Nikola Vucevic, Justin Harper
18. Wizards – Jordan Hamilton, Tobias Harris, Donatas Motiejunas, Marshon Brooks, Markieff Morris, Kyle Singler, Kenneth Faried
19. Bobcats – Marshon Brooks, Nikola Vucevic, Jordan Hamilton, Tobias Harris, Josh Selby, Darius Morris
20. Timberwolves – Donatas Motiejunas, Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic, Kenneth Faried, Nikola Mirotic, Darius Morris, Iman Shumpert, Charles Jenkins, Davis Bertans
21. Timberwolves – Nikola Vucevic, Kenneth Faried, Darius Morris, Donatas Motiejunas, Marshon Brooks, Iman Shumpert, Norris Cole, Reggie Jackson
22. Nuggets – Tobias Harris, Kenneth Faried, Markieff Morris, Darius Morris, Iman Shumpert, JaJuan Johnson, Justin Harper
23. Rockets – Markieff Morris, Darius Morris, Tyler Honeycutt, Jeremy Tyler, JaJuan Johnson, Shelvin Mack
24. Thunder – Nikola Mirotic, Davis Bertans, Kyle Singler, Tyler Honeycutt, Norris Cole, Jeremy Tyler
25. Celtics – Jeremy Tyler, JaJuan Johnson, Justin Harper, Tyler Honeycutt, Malcolm Lee, Travis Leslie, Jon Leuer
26. Mavericks – Davis Bertans, JaJuan Johnson, Jeremy Tyler, Tyler Honeycutt, Justin Harper, Josh Selby, Trey Thompkins, Malcolm Lee, Travis Leslie, Reggie Jackson, Charles Jenkins
27. Nets – Jeremy Tyler, Justin Harper, JaJuan Johnson, Trey Thompkins, Josh Selby, Charles Jenkins, Malcolm Lee, Tyler Honeycutt, Kyles Singler, Jon Leuer
28. Bulls – JaJuan Johnson, Justin Harper, Jeremy Tyler, Tyler Honeycutt, Kyle Singler, Charles Jenkins, Jimmy Butler, Malcolm Lee, Norris Cole, Bogan Bogdanovic, Shelvin Mack
29. Spurs – Nikola Mirotic, Jeremy Tyler, Davis Bertans, Bogan Bogdanovic, Malcolm Lee, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Singler, Shelvin Mack, Josh Selby, Charles Jenkins
30. Bulls - JaJuan Johnson, Justin Harper, Jeremy Tyler, Tyler Honeycutt, Kyle Singler, Charles Jenkins, Jimmy Butler, Malcolm Lee, Norris Cole, Bogan Bogdanovic, Shelvin Mack