NBA Mock Draft 2018: Marvin Bagley, Luka Doncic Top Projections … – Sports Illustrated

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If you’re already a draft diehard, you’re in the right place. If you’re an NBA fan looking for an entry point into the world of college hoops—or a college fan searching for the scoop on your school’s top prospects, look no further. The Front Office will have regular updates in this space as we get deeper into the season, all the way into June. While it’s obviously pretty early, this year’s draft is shaping up to be especially compelling towards the top.

The aim of our mocks is to project what the first round of the draft might look like if the season ended today, based on which players are trending. Our Big Board (coming next week) will serve as a more definitive, fluid prospect ranking based on our own evaluations. Given it’s November, take the projected order of teams with a grain of salt—we’re simply working off the standings. We won’t waste our time on team needs or best fit at this stage. 

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Teams are sequenced in the reverse order of standings as of 11/13, with traded picks and protections considered. Last updated Nov. 13.

1. Mavericks | Marvin Bagley III, F/C, Duke | Fr.

Bagley will be under the microscope all year on a loaded Duke team. He fits the bill at No. 1 as a hyper-athletic, hybrid-style big man whose versatility is his calling card. Bagley’s extremely skilled and remarkably active on the interior, generating easy points on the glass and off lobs. A talented transition player

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