2019 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery edition

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2019 NBA Mock Draft
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86. Brandon Clarke is one of the most interesting big man prospects in this draft. At 22, age may be the biggest drawback for Clarke, but his well-versed game on both ends makes for a risk well worth taking. His shot-creating for a guy his size makes him a nice fit alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, especially paired with his defensive capabilities. Shooting is a worry with him, but with KAT steadily ramping up his shots from beyond the arc, it becomes less of a red flag. There is plenty to like about this pick as the Minnesota Timberwolves move forward trying to improve their roster around Towns.. Power Forward. Minnesota Timberwolves. Brandon Clarke. 11. player

Charlotte Hornets. Jaxson Hayes. 12. player. 170. With the possibility of Kemba Walker leaving, the Charlotte Hornets are left with Miles Bridges and the hope of Malik Monk turning a corner. With the top-tier guards off the board, the Hornets’ biggest need becomes filling out the frontcourt, leaving Jaxson Hayes as their best option. Still only 18 years old for one more week, Hayes is one of the youngest players in the draft. His rim protection and shot-blocking abilities are among the best in this class. An underrated aspect of the young center’s game is his passing, which often gets overlooked when evaluating him. Creating opportunities out of the post makes him all the more intriguing. Unfortunately, his shot creation leaves much to be desired, as his body isn’t yet built up enough to create down low in the post, and he won’t be shooting outside of the paint anytime soon. The Hornets will still be ecstatic to take such a young promising prospect, as they’ll hope they can build around him and Bridges in the coming years.. Center