The 2021 NBA draft is finally here! Who is going up? Who falls Will the Detroit Pistons bring Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham into # 1? Is Cunningham more like Khris Middleton … or Luka Doncic? Where is USC Big Man Evan Mobley selected? Will the Oklahoma City Thunder start spending its sizable design capital? Who is this year’s Draymond Green or Nikola Jokic? What last minute deal could turn any draft board upside down? (Could happen!)
So many questions. So many answers are yet to come.
Here’s everything you need to know, from watching the draft night celebrations to fully drafting the order, from scouting reports of all the top prospects and their likely landing spots, to the latest information, trade rumors, analysis and forecasts. Our experts will reveal the most NBA-ready prospects of the draft, as well as the players with the highest caps and bust factors.
All the action is set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night. Watch on ABC / ESPN / ESPN +.
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Who Are The Best NBA Draft Prospects?
This class has a four-player advanced level that includes 6-foot Cade Cunningham, G League Gunner’s Guard Ignite, Jalen Green, USC center Evan Mobley, and Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs.
The top 10 are rounded off according to the Top 100 perspectives by Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz:
Jonathan Kuminga | PF | G League Ignition
Scottie Barnes | F | State of Florida
Davion Mitchell | PG | Baylor
James Bouknight | SG | UConn
Keon Johnson | SG | Tennessee
Franz Wagner | SF | Michigan
Where are the best NBA draft candidates likely to end up?
Cunningham spent Monday and Tuesday in Detroit, per Givony, and while it was light workout, the former Cowboys star did nothing to detract from his standing within the Pistons organization.
Get the latest information in Givony’s Mock Draft, which will be updated continuously until the draft starts.
What Are The Big NBA Trades To Watch For?
The NBA trading season officially started on Monday with a deal that the Memphis Center Jonas Valanciunas and the 17th on Thursday.
Kevin Pelton rates the trade here.