2021 NBA Mock Draft consensus 2.0: The updated first round

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With the G League season underway and the 2021 NCAA Tournament nearing, several NBA prospects have been shooting up draft boards.

Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham and USC’s Evan Mobley are projected to be selected first and second, respectively, in the 2021 NBA draft later this year, but the draft order becomes much more difficult to predict after the first two picks.

To rank the top players available, we analyzed five 2021 NBA mock drafts and big boards from around the internet – the latest revisions from For The Win, NBC Sports, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated and NBA Draft Room – and found each player’s average draft position.

Forty-four players appeared as first-round selections across the mock drafts we reviewed, down from 47 in the Consensus 1.0. If a player was left out of one of the mock drafts, he was assigned a value of 31 for each absence to determine his draft average. To give an approximate draft range, we’re also listing each player’s best and worst draft position across the five mock drafts, and indicating whether a player’s stock has risen or fallen since our last mock.

The draft order was set using each team’s current record, via Tankathon.

Here is our consensus mock draft 2.0, with all 30 picks in the first round:

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Timberwolves: Cade Cunningham

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6-foot-7 guard, Oklahoma State (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 1.0 Stock: Rock-solid Best position: 1st Worst Position: 1st

Pistons: Evan Mobley

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7-foot-0 forward, USC (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 2.0 Stock: Rock-solid Best position: 2nd Worst Position: 2nd

Cavaliers: Jonathan Kuminga

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6-foot-8 forward, G League Ignite Mock Draft average spot: 3.4 Stock: Stable Best position: 3rd Worst Position: 4th

Rockets: Jalen Suggs

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6-foot-5 guard, Gonzaga (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 4.0 Stock: Stable Best position: 3rd Worst Position: 5th

Wizards: Jalen Green

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6-foot-5 guard, G League Ignite Mock Draft average spot: 4.8 Stock: Stable Best position: 3rd Worst Position: 6th

Kings: Scottie Barnes

6-foot-9 forward, Florida State (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 8.2 Stock: Falling Best position: 7th Worst Position: 11th

Thunder: Keon Johnson

6-foot-5 wing, Tennessee (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 8.2 Stock: Falling Best position: 6th Worst Position: 10th

Magic: Jalen Johnson

6-foot-8 forward, Duke (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 9.4 Stock: Stable Best position: 5th Worst Position: 14th

Hawks: Moses Moody

6-foot-6 wing, Arkansas (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 9.6 Stock: Stable Best position: 8th Worst Position: 12th

Pelicans: Ziaire Williams

6-foot-7 wing, Stanford (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 10.4 Stock: Rising Best position: 7th Worst Position: 13th

Thunder via Heat: James Bouknight

6-foot-5 wing, UConn (sophomore) Mock Draft average spot: 10.4 Stock: Rising Best position: 6th Worst Position: 15th

Hornets: Corey Kispert

6-foot-7 wing, Gonzaga (senior) Mock Draft average spot: 11.8 Stock: Rising Best position: 9th Worst Position: 13th

Grizzlies: Jaden Springer

6-foot-4 guard, Tennessee (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 12.0 Stock: Rising Best position: 7th Worst Position: 21st

Knicks via Mavs: Kai Jones

6-foot-11 forward, Texas (sophomore) Mock Draft average spot: 15.6 Stock: Rising slightly Best position: 14th Worst Position: 17th

Bulls: Sharife Cooper

6-foot-0 guard, Auburn (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 17.0 Stock: Stable Best position: 7th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x1)

Knicks: Greg Brown

6-foot-8 forward, Texas (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 17.4 Stock: Rising slightly Best position: 15th Worst Position: 22nd

Celtics: Franz Wagner

6-foot-9 forward, Michigan (sophomore) Mock Draft average spot: 17.8 Stock: Rising Best position: 11th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x1)

Raptors: Usman Garuba

6-foot-8 forward, Real Madrid Mock Draft average spot: 17.8 Stock: Rising Best position: 14th Worst Position: 23rd

Pacers: Alperen Sengun

6-foot-9 forward, Besiktas Mock Draft average spot: 22.6 Stock: Stable Best position: 18th Worst Position: 26th

Warriors: Jared Butler

6-foot-3 guard, Baylor (junior) Mock Draft average spot: 22.8 Stock: Stable Best position: 20th Worst Position: 29th

Nuggets: BJ Boston

6-foot-7 wing, Kentucky (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 23.8 Stock: Stable Best position: 20th Worst Position: 26th

Rockets via Blazers: Ayo Dosunmu

6-foot-5 guard, Illinois (junior) Mock Draft average spot: 24.0 Stock: Stable Best position: 18th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x1)

Spurs: Day'Ron Sharpe

6-foot-11 forward, North Carolina (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 24.2 Stock: Stable Best position: 14th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

Bucks: Daishen Nix

6-foot-5 guard, G League Ignite Mock Draft average spot: 25.4 Stock: Falling Best position: 15th Worst Position: 29th

Nets: Isaiah Jackson

6-foot-10 forward, Kentucky (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 25.8 Stock: Falling Best position: 18th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

76ers: Cameron Thomas

6-foot-4 guard, LSU (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 26.0 Stock: Stable Best position: 19th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

Suns: Josh Christopher

6-foot-4 guard, Arizona State (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 26.4 Stock: Stable Best position: 20th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x1)

Lakers: Josh Giddey

6-foot-7 guard, Adelaide Mock Draft average spot: 26.6 Stock: Stable Best position: 21st Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

Clippers: David Johnson

6-foot-5 guard, Louisville (sophomore) Mock Draft average spot: 26.8 Stock: Stable Best position: 19th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

Jazz: Marcus Bagley

6-foot-8 forward, Arizona State (freshman) Mock Draft average spot: 27.2 Stock: Falling slightly Best position: 19th Worst Position: Out of the first round (x2)

Next five players:

31. Charles Bassey, 6-foot-11 center, Western Kentucky (junior) 32. Davion Mitchell, 6-foot-2 guard, Baylor (junior) 33. Terrence Clarke, 6-foot-7 guard, Kentucky (freshman) 34. David Duke, 6-foot-5 guard, Providence (junior) 35. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, 6-foot-9 forward, Villanova (sophomore)

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