NBA Mock Draft: 2021 - 2nd Edition

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Welcome to the second installment of our 2021 NBA mock draft.


From impressive performances during the NCAA Tournament to a wave of fresh faces deciding to go pro, the last month has generated a ton of buzz and excitement in anticipation of July’s draft.


We will continue to monitor the draft landscape as more players declare and others decide to return to school.


In the meantime, enjoy our updated mock draft and stay tuned for the third and final edition as we get closer to draft night.


BTL Contributors:

Eric Stang, Barry Browner, Maquis Maffett, Cory Baker, Kevin Gallagher, Shemyah Wilson, George Khnouf, Kendrick Clayton, Kenneth Cutler, Carter Owen, Roman Fuller, and Jordan Freeman


1st Round


1.) Cade Cunningham || Oklahoma State || PG || 6'8


Ceiling Luka Doncic

Floor Evan Turner



2.) Evan Mobley || USC || C || 7'0


Ceiling Chris Bosh

Floor Hasheem Thabeet



3.) Jalen Suggs || Gonzaga || PG/SG || 6'4


Ceiling Brandon Roy

Floor Jeff Teague



4.) Jalen Green || G-League Ignite || SG || 6'6


Ceiling Zach Lavine

Floor Eddie Jones



5.) Jonathan Kuminga || G-League Ignite || SF || 6'8


Ceiling Jaylen Brown

Floor Stanley Johnson



6.) Scottie Barnes || FSU || PF/SF || 6'9


Ceiling Draymond Green

Floor Bruno Caboclo



7.) Keon Johnson || Tennessee || SG || 6'5


Ceiling Latrell Sprewell

Floor Josh Richardson



8.) Ayo Dosunmu || Illinois || SG/PG || 6'4


Ceiling Jrue Holiday

Floor Elfrid Payton



9.) Josh Christopher || Arizona State || SG || 6'5


Ceiling DeMar DeRozan

Floor Dion Waiters



10.) Corey Kispert || Gonzaga || SF || 6'7


Ceiling Joe Harris

Floor Tom Tolbert



11.) Moses Moody || Arkansas || SG || 6'6


Ceiling Allan Houston

Floor Gary Trent Jr.


12.) Kai Jones || Texas || PF || 6'10


Ceiling Christian Wood

Floor John Henson


13.) Greg Brown || Texas || PF || 6'9


Ceiling Aaron Gordon

Floor Marquese Chriss


14.) James Bouknight || UCONN || SG || 6'5


Ceiling Derek Anderson

Floor MarShon Brooks


15.) Zaire Williams || Stanford || SG/SF || 6'8


Ceiling Khris Middleton

Floor Josh Jackson


16.) Cam Thomas || LSU || SG || 6'4


Ceiling Ben Gordon

Floor Daniel "Booby" Gibson


17.) Davion Mitchell || Baylor || PG || 6'2


Ceiling Jarrett Jack

Floor Joe Young


18.) Charles Bassey || W. Kentucky || C || 6'11


Ceiling Serge Ibaka

Floor Jahlil Okafor


19.) Franz Wagner || Michigan || SF || 6'9


Ceiling Gordon Hayward

Floor Mike Dunleavy Jr.


20.) Isaiah Todd || G-League Ignite || PF || 6'10


Ceiling Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Floor Kyle Wiltjer


21.) Brandon "B.J." Boston Jr. || Kentucky || SG || 6'7


Ceiling Richard "Rip" Hamilton

Floor Justin Holiday


22.) Jalen Johnson || Duke || SF || 6'9


Ceiling Tobias Harris

Floor Mario Hezonja


23.) Terrence Shannon Jr. || Texas Tech || SG || 6'6


Ceiling Nick Anderson

Floor Rashad Vaughn


24.) Usman Garuba || Real Madrid || PF || 6'8


Ceiling Tristian Thompson

Floor Alize Johnson


25.) Johnny Juzang || UCLA || SG || 6'6


Ceiling Kevin Martin

Floor Landry Fields


26.) Jared Butler || Baylor || PG/SG || 6'3


Ceiling George Hill

Floor Alex Caruso


27.) David Johnson || Louisville || SG || 6'5


Ceiling Mark Jackson

Floor Emmanuel Mudiay


28.) Jaden Springer || Tennessee || SG || 6'4


Ceiling Malik Beasley

Floor DeShawn Stevenson


29.) Day'Ron Sharpe || UNC || C || 6'11


Ceiling Tristan Thompson

Floor Ed Davis


30.) Daishen Nix || G-League Ignite || PG || 6'5


Ceiling Andre Miller

Floor Kendall Marshall


2nd Round


31.) Roko Prkacin || Cibona || C || 6'9


Comp.

Andrei Kirilenko


32.) Isaiah Jackson || Kentucky || PF/C || 6'11


Comp.

Marquese Chriss


33.) Taevion Kinsey || Marshall || SG || 6'5


Comp.

Terrence Ross


34.) Alperen Sengun II Besiktas || C || 6'9


Comp.

Ivica Zubac


35.) Isaiah Mobley II USC II C || 6'9


Comp.

Vin Baker


36.) Sharife Cooper || Auburn || PG || 6'1


Comp.

Tony Parker


37.) Jeremiah Robinson-Earl || Villanova || PF || 6'9


Comp.

Markieff Morris


38.) Joel Ayayi || Gonzaga || SG || 6'5


Comp.

Dante Exum


39.) Nah'Shon "Bones" Hyland || VCU || PG || 6'3


Comp.

Derrick White


40.) Josh Giddey || Adelaide || PG/SG || 6'8


Comp.

Reggie Theus


41.) Juhann Begarin || Paris || SG || 6'6


Comp.

Lonnie Walker IV


42.) Justin Champagnie || Pittsburgh || SF || 6'6


Comp.

P.J. Tucker


43.) Quentin Grimes || Houston || SG || 6'5


Comp.

Jeremy Lamb


44.) Tre Mann || Florida || PG || 6'5


Comp.

Cameron Payne


45.) Josh Primo || Alabama || SG/PG || 6'5


Comp.

Caris Levert


46.) Luka Garza || Iowa || C || 6'11


Comp.

Brad Miller


47.) Ariel Hukporti || Nevezis || C || 7'0


Comp.

Thomas Bryant


48.) JaQuori McLaughlin || UC Santa Barbara || PG/SG || 6'4


Comp.

John Starks


49.) Sandro Mamukelashvili || Seton Hall || PF/C || 6'11


Comp.

Domantas Sabonis


50.) Amar Sylla || Oostende || PF || 6'9


Comp.

Pascal Siakam


51.) Matthew Hurt || Duke || PF || 6'9


Comp.

Ryan Anderson


52.) Julian Champagnie || St. John's || PF || 6'8


Comp.

T.J. Warren


53.) Austin Reaves || Oklahoma || SG || 6'5


Comp.

Talen Horton-Tucker


54.) Herb Jones || Alabama || SF || 6'8


Comp.

Jerami Grant


55.) Scotty Pippen Jr. || Vanderbilt || PG || 6'3


Comp.

Fred VanVleet


56.) JT Thor || Auburn || PF || 6'10


Comp.

Thon Maker


57.) Ibou Badji || FC Barcelona B || C || 7'1


Comp.

Dwight Howard


58.) Carlos Alocen || Real Madrid || PG || 6'4


Comp.

Jose Calderon


59.) Balsa Koprivica || Florida State || C || 7'1


Comp.

Mason Plumlee


60.) Rokas Jokubaitis || Zalgiris || PG || 6'5


Comp.

Tomas Satoransky