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2018 NBA Draft Tracker: Pick by pick selection and DBB reactions

Just because the Pistons won’t pick until No. 42 doesn’t mean we can’t have fun

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The 2018 NBA Draft is upon us and the Detroit Pistons won’t pick until selection No. 42. Accordingly, I have done very little draft prep, don’t really watch college basketball and have been drinking a little bit.

That sounds like a perfect combination to do a live pick-by-pick update and instant reactions to the selections based on practically nothing at all. Myself and some other DBB’ers will update this page with our thoughts on the selections (if we have any).

Much of our staff actually know about these prospects, so I promise this will be a thread of both ridiculousness and insight.

If you’re interested in what the pros at the mothership are doing, they also have a draft tracker going on. You can also consider this Detroit Bad Boys’ open thread for during the draft.

Let’s get started!

DBB Reax:

No. 1, Deandre Ayton to Suns

Sean: I’m personally skeptical of a player with Ayton’s offensive profile having a huge impact in the NBA. He can be good, maybe really good, but I don’t think he’s gonna be great.

No. 2, Marvin Bagley III to Kings

Sean: Kangz gonna Kangz ... Luka or bust!

No. 3, Atlanta selects Luka Doncic (for the Mavs),

Sean: The best player in the draft goes No. 3 to the Mavs, who trade No. 5 and a future first to jump up two spots to grab Luka. The rebuild in Dallas finally feels like it can begin with a baton pass from Dirk to Doncic. Love it for Dallas.

Atlanta, meanwhile, probably thinks it can get the player it wants the most plus an extra first for its trouble.

No. 4 Jaren Jackson Jr to the Grizzlies

Sean: A year after taking one underperforming center with a jumper out of MSU, the Grizzlies select ... another underperforming center with a jumper out of MSU in Jackson Jr. This time, though, I think they got it right. I really think there is a chance Jackson ends up the best player in this draft. He profiles as possible difference-maker at both ends, and even if he only grades out as a dominant offensive big or a dominant defensive big he’s great value at No. 4.

No. 5 Atlanta selects Trae Young (for the Mavs)

Switching to tweets cuz this shit is too tiring to do in more than one place ...

No. 6 Orlando selects Mo Bamba

No. 7 Wendell Carter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls

No. 8 Collin Sexton to the Cleveland Cavaliers

No. 9 Kevin Knox to the Knicks

No. 10, Mikal Bridges to the Suns (via Sixers)

No. 11, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to the Clippers (via Hornets)

No. 12, Miles Bridges to the Hornets (via Clippers via Pistons)

No. 13, Clippers select Jerome Robinson

No. 14, Denver selects Michael Porter Jr.

No. 15, Wizards select Troy Brown

No. 16, Zhaire Smith to Sixers (via Suns)

No. 17, Dante DiVincenzo to the Bucks

No. 18, Lonnie Walker to the Spurs

No. 19, Kevin Huerter to the Atlanta Hawks

No. 20, Josh Okogie to the Timberwolves

No. 21, Grayson Allen to the Jazz

No. 22, Chandler Hutchinson to the Bulls

No. 23, Aaron Holiday to the Pacers

No. 24, Anfernee Simons to the Blazers

No. 25, Mo Wagner to the Lakers

No. 26, Landry Shamet to the Sixers

No. 27, Robert Williams to the Celtics

No. 29, Jacob Evans to the Warriors

No. 29, Dzanan Musa to the Nets

No. 30, Omari Spellman to the Hawks

No. 31, Elie Okobo to the Suns

No. 32, Jevon Carter to Memphis

No. 33, Jalen Brunson to the Mavs

No. 34, Devonte Graham to the Hornets

No. 35, Melvin Frazier to the Magic

No. 36, Mitchell Robinson to the Knicks

No. 37, Gary Trent Jr. to the Blazers (via Kings)

No. 38, Khyri Thomas to the Pistons (via Sixers)

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No. 39, Isaac Bonga to the Sixers

No. 40, Rodions Kurucs to the Nets

No. 41, Jarred Vanderbilt to the Nuggets

No. 42, Bruce Brown Jr. to the Pistons

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2018 NBA Draft Results

Pick Team Player
Pick Team Player
1 Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton
2 Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley III
3 Dallas (trade w/ Hawks) Luka Doncic
4 Memphis Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr.
5 Atlanta (trade w/ Mavericks) Trae Young
6 Orlando Magic Mo Bamba
7 Chicago Bulls Wendell Carter Jr
8 Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets) Collin Sexton
9 New York Knicks Kevin Knox
10 Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers) Mikal Bridges
11 Clippers (via Hornets) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
12 Hornets (via Clippers via Pistons) Miles Bridges
13 Los Angeles Clippers Jerome Robinson
14 Denver Nuggets Michael Porter Jr.
15 Washington Wizards Troy Brown
16 Phoenix Suns (via Heat) Zhaire Smith
17 Milwaukee Bucks Dante DiVincenzo
18 San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker
19 Atlanta Hawks (via Timberwolves) Kevin Heuerter
20 Minnesota Timberwolves (via Thunder) Josh Okogie
21 Utah Jazz Grayson Allen
22 Chicago Bulls (via Pelicans) Chandler Hutchinson
23 Indiana Pacers Aaron Holiday
24 Portland Trail Blazers Anfernee Simons
25 Los Angeles Lakers (via Cavaliers) Mo Wagner
26 Philadelphia 76ers Landry Shamet
27 Boston Celtics Robert Williams
28 Golden State Warriors Jacob Evans
29 Brooklyn Nets Dzanan Musa
30 Atlanta Hawks (via Houston Rockets) Omari Spellman
Second Round
Pick Team Player
31 Phoenix Suns Elie Okobo
32 Memphis Grizzlies Jevon Carter
33 Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson
34 Atlanta Hawks Devonte Graham
35 Orlando Magic Melvin Frazier
36 Blazers (via Kings) Mitchell Robinson
37 New York Knicks (via Bulls) Gary Trent Jr.
38 Detroit Pistons (via Sixers via Nets) Khyri Thomas
39 Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks) Isaac Bonga
40 Brooklyn Nets (via Lakers) Rodions Kurucs
41 Orlando Magic (via Hornets) Robert Vanderbilt
42 Detroit Pistons Bruce Brown Jr.