2019 NBA Draft Results

2019 NBA Draft Results

We saw some last minute trades leading up to an exciting 2019 NBA Draft as well as some trades during. The Top 3 picks were no surprise, but the field opened up after that and there were plenty of surprises. Here are the complete 2019 NBA Draft results, as well as some analysis on each lottery pick.

 

  1. New Orleans PelicansZion Williamson – PF – Duke

With Anthony Davis on his way to L.A., the New Orleans Pelicans need a new face of the franchise. Zion Williamson is that new face. His mix of size and athleticism is something that only comes around once in a generation. Not since LeBron James has a player taken the NBA by storm so much without even playing a single game.

 

  1. Memphis GrizzliesJa Morant – PG – Murray State

Ja Morant is a future franchise PG that would have been a number one overall pick in a lot of drafts. He is the best passer in the draft and can do it with both hands. His mix of speed and athleticism makes him an instant threat. Morant will take the reins in Memphis with the departure of Mike Conley.

 

  1. New York KnicksRJ Barrett – SG – Duke

The New York Knicks missed out on the number one overall pick and it was a blow, but RJ Barrett is better than a consolation prize. He can attack the rim well and is a great rebounder. Once his shot gets fine-tuned in the NBA, he will be an elite player.

 

  1. Atlanta HawksDe’Andre Hunter – SF – Virginia

De’Andrew Hunter has been one of the most underrated players throughout this past college basketball season. At 6’7” 225 pounds with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Hunter is built for the NBA. He wasn’t a big rebounder in college but is a great all-around defender. He shot nearly 42% from three-point range in his two seasons at Virginia.

 

  1. Cleveland CavaliersDarius Garland – PG – Vanderbilt

Garland is one of the best pure shooters in the draft and is a great ball handler. He missed the majority of the season with a knee injury, only playing in five games. He was the #1 PG in the ESPN 100 coming out of high school, so despite his limited college playing time, the skill is there.

 

  1. Minnesota TimberwolvesJarrett Culver – SG – Texas Tech

Culver shot 46% from the field last season, but his three-point shooting dropped from the season prior. He is a great all-around player and can defend at any position. His passing abilities are not to be underestimated either. His size on the wing is a great asset.

 

  1. Chicago BullsCoby White – PG – North Carolina

White is the all-time leading scorer in North Carolina high school history. He is a speedy PG and loves to get out in transition. He is a shooter and has size at 6’5” but will need to bulk up in the NBA if he wants to score closer to the rim.

 

  1. New Orleans Pelicans Jaxson Hayes – C – Texas

The Pelicans have just drafted a center to replace Anthony Davis. Hayes is a freak athlete that can jump with the best of them. He is an elite shot blocker and a great rim protector. New Orleans now has two young high flyers with their first two picks.

 

  1. Washington WizardsRui Hachimura – PF – Gonzaga

Hachimura shot 59% from the field this past season and average nearly 20 points per game. He has one of the best pull-up shots in the draft and is capable of hitting the three. His 7’2” wingspan helps him be a great defender as well.

 

  1. Atlanta HawksCam Reddish – SF – Duke

Drawing Paul George comparisons, many believe Reddish is the steal of the draft. His shooting hasn’t been as consistent as many would like. He has great size at 6’8” with a wingspan over seven-foot. He has the potential to be the best SF in the NBA if he can shoot as well as many believe he can.

 

  1. Phoenix Suns Cameron Johnson – SF – North Carolina

The PITT transfer is the best shooter in this draft hands down. He has a high shot that will transition well to the NBA. He has the makings of a pure NBA scorer that can shoot both the deep ball as well as from mid-range.

 

  1. Charlotte HornetsPJ Washington Jr. – PF – Kentucky

Washington is perhaps the most improved player in college basketball, both on offense and defense. Going back to Kentucky for his Sophomore year was a great choice for Washington that helped prepare him for the NBA. He can get to the rim and rebound as well. His shot is improving and that can make him a future All-Star.

 

  1. Miami HeatTyler Herro – SG – Kentucky

Perhaps the biggest reach of the lottery, Herro is the best shooter in the draft not named Cameron Johnson. He set a school record from the FT line, shooting over 93%. He has improved as the season went on and has shown that he can shoot from anywhere on the floor, including near the rim. His defense isn’t to be ignored either.

 

  1. Boston CelticsRomeo Langford – SG – Indiana

Another player who was picked ahead of projections, Langford played most of the 2018-2019 NCAAB season with a thumb injury. Despite the injury, he has shown he can get to the rim and score. However, he needs to get better shooting behind the arc. He is an underrated defender as well.

 

  1. Detroit PistonsSekou Doumbouya – PF – France
  2. Orlando MagicChuma Okeke – SF – Auburn
  3. New Orleans Pelicans Nickeil Alexander-Walker – SG – Virginia Tech
  4. Indiana Pacers Goga Bitadze – C – Country of Georgia
  5. San Antonio SpursLuka Samanic – PF – Croatia
  6. Philadelphia 76ers Matisse Thybulle – SF – Washington
  7. Memphis GrizzliesBrandon Clarke – PF – Gonzaga
  8. Boston Celtics Grant Williams – PF – Tennessee
  9. Oklahoma City Thunder Darius Bazley – SF – United States
  10. Phoenix SunsTy Jerome – PG – Virginia
  11. Portland Trail BlazersNassir Little – SF – North Carolina
  12. Cleveland CavaliersDylan Windler – SF – Belmont
  13. Los Angeles Clippers Mfiondu Kabengele – C – Florida State
  14. Golden State WarriorsJordan Poole – SG – Michigan
  15. San Antonio SpursKeldon Johnson – SF – Kentucky
  16. Cleveland CavaliersKevin Porter Jr. – SF – USC

 

Second Round:

 

  1. Brooklyn Nets Nic Claxton – C – Georgia
  2. Miami Heat KZ Okpala – SF – Stanford
  3. Boston CelticsCarsen Edwards – PG – Purdue
  4. Atlanta HawksBruno Fernando – C – Maryland
  5. New Orleans PelicansMarcos Louzada Silva – SG – France
  6. Charlotte HornetsCody Martin – SG – Nevada
  7. Detroit PistonsDeividas Sirvydis – SF – Lithuania
  8. Chicago Bulls Daniel Gafford – PF – Arkansas
  9. Golden State WarriorsAlen Smilagic – PF – Serbia
  10. Sacramento KingsJustin James – SG – Wyoming
  11. Golden State WarriorsEric Paschall – PF – Villanova
  12. Washington Wizards Admiral Schofield – PF – Tennessee
  13. Minnesota TimberwolvesJaylen Nowell – SG – Washington
  14. Denver NuggetsBol Bol – C – Oregon
  15. Detroit Pistons Isiah Roby – PF – Nebraska
  16. Los Angeles LakersTalen Horton-Tucker – SF – Iowa State
  17. New York Knicks Ignas Brazdeikis – PF – Michigan
  18. Los Angeles Clippers Terance Mann – SG – Florida State
  19. San Antonio SpursQuinndary Weatherspoon – SG – Mississippi State
  20. Indiana PacersJarrell Brantley – F – College of Charleston
  21. Boston CelticsTremont Waters – PG – LSU
  22. Charlotte Hornets Jalen McDaniels – SF – San Diego State
  23. Utah JazzJustin Wright-Foreman – PG – Hofstra
  24. Philadelphia 76ers Marial Shayock – SG – Arkansas
  25. Sacramento Kings Kyle Guy – SG – Virginia
  26. Los Angeles Clippers Jaylen Hands – PG – UCLA
  27. Detroit PistonsJordan Bone – PG – Tennessee
  28. Utah Jazz Miye Oni – SF – Yale
  29. Toronto RaptorsDewan Hernandez – F – Miami
  30. Sacramento KingsVanja Marinkovic – SG – Serbia

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