2019 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery edition

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PJ Washington is a bouncy forward, who uses his hops to finish off lobs and rise up to contest shots, but he’s more than just a jumper. His versatility in scoring the ball adds to Washington’s intrigue, as he’s a capable threat from both inside the paint and beyond the arc. The San Antonio Spurs will need to get younger at some point, and Rudy Gay won’t last forever. Washington would definitely fit nicely with the rest of the youth in San Antonio in Dejounte Murray and Derrick White, forcing Gregg Popovich to build upon his young core, while seasoned vets like Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge would mentor the young forward.. Power Forward. San Antonio Spurs. PJ Washington. 19. player. 29

Nassir Little. 20. player. 18. Nassir Little was a top-end recruit coming out of high school but struggled mightily during his time at UNC. The 19-year-old showed flashes of why he was once so highly ranked, but never strung together consistent impressive performances. The Celtics are suckers for development, and with such a high ceiling, Little may be worth the gamble. The 3-and-D prospect has phenomenal athleticism, and if it all comes together could be one of the biggest steals in the draft. The riskier side of things may mean he’s out of the league by the end of his rookie contract — a risk that has Danny Ainge’s name written all over it.. Small Forward. Boston Celtics