The 2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft is under way! The draft is continuing through our Twitter account @sbngrizzlies if you want to follow it there as it develops. We are recapping picks here at GBB from now until draft week, and we are now at #14 overall with the Denver Nuggets and their mock GM Jay Carlock (@JayCarlock).
Now, a review of where we are in the draft. Check out this link to catch up on trade/pick explanations in our mock.
- Phoenix Suns- Deandre Ayton, center, University of Arizona
- Boston Celtics via Sacramento Kings- Luka Doncic, guard/forward, Real Madrid
- Atlanta Hawks- Jaren Jackson Jr., forward/center, Michigan State University
- Philadelphia 76ers via Memphis Grizzlies- Michael Porter Jr., forward, University of Missouri
- Dallas Mavericks- Marvin Bagley III, forward, Duke University
- Orlando Magic- Trae Young, guard, University of Oklahoma
- Chicago Bulls- Collin Sexton, guard, University of Alabama
- Cleveland Cavaliers via Brooklyn Nets- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, guard, University of Kentucky
- New York Knicks - Mikal Bridges, forward, Villanova University
- Memphis Grizzlies via Philadelphia (Rights traded to Sacramento)- Mohamed Bamba, center, University of Texas.
- Charlotte Hornets- Wendell Carter Jr., forward/center, Duke University
- Los Angeles Clippers- Miles Bridges, forward, Michigan State University
- Los Angeles Clippers- Lonnie Walker, guard, University of Miami
In what is considered to be a deep draft, there are still many talented players that the Denver Nuggets could get near the end of the lottery. Whom did they decide to choose?
With the 14th pick in the 2018 Community Mock NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets select Kevin Knox, forward, University of Kentucky.
As one of the youngest players in the draft, Knox is quite a high-upside pick at 14. Here is Jay on the pick.
Kevin Knox fills a need for us at the small forward position. With the potential departure of Will Barton and Wilson Chandler, we felt he was a great addition to our ball club. His ability to play both wing positions, score the basketball, and defend multiple positions with his 7’4” wingspan, we feel he’ll be a nice complement to our young core of Murray, Harris, and Jokic. We’re happy to have him apart of the Nuggets organization.
The Nuggets will now have another Kentucky Wildcat to add to their young core, adding to John Calipari’s NBA legacy.
Stick around, the next pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves will be here soon as the GBB mock draft continues.