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NBA Mock Draft: Selections 3-1

3. Washington Wizards: Rob Dillingham, Guard, Kentucky

The Washington Wizards may be in the least desired position out of any NBA team, boasting the league's worst record and lacking young talent outside of Bilal Coulibaly, Corey Kispert, and Deni Avdija. Despite failing to notch the top pick in this simulation, settling for the dynamic bucket-getting guard Rob Dillingham is a good consolation prize. 

Dillingham has exploded onto the scene this collegiate season, becoming a fan favorite for his electric three-level scoring and wide arsenal of deadly dribble moves. No player in the class is as shifty and twitchy, making his ability to score off the dribble deadly. 

In an NBA where positional size is increasing, a 6'2 skinny guard may not seem ideal, especially on the defensive end, but in Washington, it works, especially with their plethora of young wings. Rob seems destined to continue the Kentucky All-Star guard lineage through his motor and pure talent. 

2. Charlotte Hornets: Ron Holland, Wing, G-League Ignite 

Because there isn't a consensus draft order, teams will most likely draft for the best fit, and with Alex Sarr off the board, Ron Holland fits the bill. Although his stock has slipped since the start of the season, Holland is still an intriguing prospect.

Holland is one of, if not the best, athletes in the class. His advanced athleticism makes Holland an absolute menace on the open floor. It also allows Holland to be a slippery finisher with a vertical pop to rock the rim. 

Being a pure athlete benefits Holland on defense as well, as he's switchable and makes plays above the rim. The shooting is dreadful at the moment (24% 3FG) and his handle needs to tighten up; however, in Charlotte, that would be the least of his concerns.

Holland's fast-paced play meshes extremely well, with primary ball handler LaMelo Ball possibly creating a deadly open-court duo with savant scorer Brandon Miller on the wing.

1. Portland Trailblazers: Alex Sarr, Big, Perth Wildcats

In this scenario, the Portland Trailblazers catapult from five to one, allowing them to select big man Alex Sarr. At 7'1, 217lbs, Sarr moves very smoothly, allowing him to be a versatile threat in an NBA where versatility is more important than ever. 

That fluidity allows Sarr to excel on the defensive end. Sarr is an interior force that has the foot speed and length to keep up with players smaller than him. On offense, Sarr would work best as an above-the-rim presence with some pick-and-pop ability. 

He hasn't shown the ability to stretch the floor, but his free throw percentage of 70 is encouraging for a big. Sarr will be more of a project than previous number-one selections, making Portland ideal for the French eighteen-year-old. 

There wouldn't be much pressure on Sarr in Rip City with him being part of a budding young core (Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe, and Anfernee Simons). Sarr can sit behind Deandre Ayton or even form a frontcourt tandem with him.