This mock draft has trades, with teams trading down or up.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers: C Joel Embiid, Kansas
The Cavaliers need a center, and the best prospect in the draft is a center. This is a no-brainer.
2. Milwaukee Bucks: F Jabari Parker, Duke
The Bucks are under new ownership, so it makes sense they would like Parker, who would likely give them immediate results. Also, the Greek Freak plays very similar to Wiggins, making the pick of Parker more likely.
3. Philadelphia 76ers: SF Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Do I need to explain this one?
4. Orlando Magic: G Dante Exum, Australia
The Magic need a PG, and Exum fits that role. I briefly considered Marcus Smart here, but went with Exum.
The Jazz will likely look to trade this pick should none of the top 4 fall, and the Suns are the perfect match. They have three first round picks, and another great prospect would make their extremely bright future even brighter.
5. Phoenix Suns: PF Noah Vonleh, Indiana
The Suns take the best available player, and that is Vonleh.
Boston trades 6th and 17th picks to Minnesota in package for Kevin Love
Obviously the Celtics give up a lot more, but this is the only part that affects THIS draft.
6. Minnesota Timberwolves: PF Julius Randle, Kentucky
Randle makes sense as Love's replacement, as he comes in and makes an immediate impact and an early ROY candidate.
7. Los Angeles Lakers: F Dario Saric, Croatia
Saric has said he will come over immediately if he's drafted by LA or Boston, and I think Saric is a better prospect than Gordon.
8. Sacramento Kings: PG Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Smart comes in as Isaiah Thomas likely replacement, and he could also be moved to the 2 guard should the Kings resign Thomas.
9. Charlotte Hornets: F Doug McDermott, Creighton
McBuckets makes sense as the Hornets are in win-now mode, and had been rumored to take McDermott since it was announced they would keep the pick.
10. Philadelphia 76ers: F Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Like Wiggins, I really don't need to explain this one. If Gordon is available at 10, the Sixers will take him.
11. Chicago Bulls: SG Gary Harris, Michigan State
Gary Harris would fit perfectly into the Bulls system, as he is a very good defender.
12. Orlando Magic: F/C Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia
The Magic biggest weakness assuming they pick Exum at 4 is the PF position. They don't have a PF who they can put down as their future starter. So, they draft Nurkic and are willing to wait a year or two for him to come to the US.
13. Minnesota Timberwolves: F Rodney Hood, Duke
The T'Wolves don't have a SF of the future, and Hood would be a nice fit.
14. Utah Jazz: SG Nik Stauskas, Michigan
The Jazz play the draft out perfectly in this scenario, as they pick up 3 first round picks by trading down and still get one of the best shooting guards in the draft.
15. Atlanta Hawks: PF/C Kristaps Porzingis, Sevilla
He is only 18 years old, so he could stay overseas for a year or two while Millsap plays out the final year of his contract.
16. Denver Nuggets: G Zach LaVine, UCLA
LaVine could of gone a lot higher, but I am not as high on him as most. Nonetheless, many have LaVine to the Nuggets at 11, so it makes sense to take him at 16.
17. Minnesota Timberwolves: James Young SG, Kentucky
The Timberwolves likely will shop Kevin Martin if they trade Love, and in this draft they do.
Jazz trade 18th pick to Houston Rockets for future 1st round pick
18. Houston Rockets: Tyler Ennis PG, Syracuse
19. Denver Nuggets: PF Adreian Payne, Michigan State
20. Toronto Raptors: Clint Capela PF/C, Chalon
The Raptors love international players and with Patrick Patterson entering his final year of his deal, Capela is a good stash option.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Elfrid Payton G, LA-Lafyatte
Payton could play the 2-guard and come off the bench for OKC.
22. Memphis Grizzlies: PJ Hairston SG, Texas Legends/UNC
The Grizzlies don't really have anyone who can just catch fire, and that's what Hairston does.
23. Utah Jazz: Kyle Anderson SF, UCLA
Should Gordon Hayward leave Utah, Anderson could be a nice backup option.
24. Charlotte Hornets: Jordan Adams SG, UCLA
Went back and forth between Adams and Shabazz Napier here, but Adams is the pick.
25. Houston Rockets: Jerami Grant F, Syracuse
Grant could be a nice backup option to Terrence Jones.
26. Miami Heat: Shabazz Napier PG, UConn
Should Mario Chalmers leave in free agency, Napier could be the starting PG for Miami.
27. Utah Jazz: C Mitch McGary, Michigan
The Jazz already have made two other selections in this draft, so McGary is a low-risk, high-reward type pick. Had his back stayed healthy, he could have been a lottery pick.
28.Los Angeles Clippers: SF KJ McDaniels, Clemson
Again, went back and forth between Glenn Robinson and KJ here, but McDaniels is my pic.
29. OKC Thunder: Glenn Robinson SF, Michigan
Robinson is another Michigan player who should of come out last year.
Spurs trade 30th pick to 76ers for 32nd and 54th picks
30. Philadelphia 76ers: Spencer Dinwiddie G, Colorado
Had he not torn his ACL, Dinwiddie could have been a lottery pick.