Michael Porter Jr. has fallen out of the top 10.
According to ESPN, several teams are hesitant to draft the forward out of fear for his long-term medical outlook.
Porter played just three games in 2017-18 with Missouri as he missed significant time with back and hip issues.
The 6-10 forward has drawn comparisons to Kevin Durant for his size and ability to shoot the ball and was in consideration for the No. 1 pick before his injury problems.
Another interesting scenario presented in the report is the Knicks making the jump from No. New head coach David Fizdale reportedly covets Texas center Mohamed Bamba, who will most certainly be gone in the first eight picks.
Pairing Bamba and his freakish length with Kristaps Porzingis would give New York one of the more intriguing (and gangly) lineups in the NBA.
Beyond the name and the 6-10 frame, it’s not clear what Antetokounmpo actually offers as an NBA prospect at this stage. He played just 15 minutes per game for Dayton as a freshman. This is a purely developmental pick that likely won’t return much value.
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Below are the draft picks for Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2018 NBA Draft with results featuring pick number, team and player. Deandre Ayton went No. 1 overall to the Suns (no surprise there), but the trade betwen the Hawks and Mavericks shook up the top five.
Here is the complete round-by-round NBA Draft order along with the full results…
Many teams expressed a level of concern about Lonnie Walker’s medical information, according to multiple sources, which has played a role in his slide out of the lottery. Will be curious to see where he lands — now a lottery-level talent at a discount price.