Seven Round NBA Mock Draft

The NBA has the shortest draft out of the four major professional sport leagues, so we thought we'd see what it'd look like to do a seven-round, NCAA-only, NBA mock draft for fun.
The NBA has the shortest draft out of the four major professional sport leagues, so we thought we’d see what it’d look like to do a seven-round, NCAA-only, NBA mock draft for fun.

Draft time is always the best time for fans of any professional sport, and the NBA is no different. As a Canadian, the past two NBA drafts have been especially exciting, as Wiggins and Bennett have gone #1 in back-to-back years.

With the NBA having small rosters, the draft is only two rounds long. You look at the NHL and the NFL, and they have seven round. Then, there’s the MLB, whose draft seems to go on forever. With that being said, we thought it would be fun to change up the NBA draft process.

What would it look like if the NBA had a seven round draft?

Because we have nothing better to do with our time, we decided to take a look and find out! We have put together a seven-round NBA draft, just for fun, to see what it would look like. When we did it, we factored in a few different rules/guidelines for the draft order and the players eligible for said draft.

Guidelines:

– We used the draft order from a mock draft done by USA Today for the first two rounds, and then did rounds 3-7 based on the final regular season standings for the teams.

– Players in the draft fit into the following FOUR categories:
– NCAA players ONLY (no international players for this draft)
– Early entry players are included in the draft (list can be found here)
– Players who were SENIORS in 2014-15
– Players who are transferring AND graduating this season, according to ESPN’s list of transfers

Again, this draft is strictly for fun. We wanted to see where some talented mid-major players would land if the draft was expanded. We took into account team needs in the NBA, so that will influence some of the picks.

The draft will be released over the course of the next couple of days, so be sure to check back as the week goes on!

– T.B.

Round 1

1. MIN – Karl-Anthony Towns
2. NYK – Jahlil Okafor
3. PHI – D’Angelo Russell
4. LAL – Justise Winslow
5. ORL – Stanley Johnson
6. SAC – Willie Cauley-Stein
7. DEN – Kevon Looney
8. DET – Kelly Oubre, Jr
9. CHA – Frank Kaminsky
10. MIA – Devin Booker
11. IND – Myles Turner
12. UTA – Trey Lyles
13. PHX – Sam Dekker
14. OKC – Bobby Portis
15. ATL – Jerian Grant
16. BOS – Christian Wood
17. MIL – Delon Wright
18. HOU – Montrezl Harrell
19. WSH – Tyus Jones
20. TOR – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
21. DAL – Cameron Payne
22. CHI – R.J. Hunter
23. POR – Jarell Martin
24. CLE – Terry Rozier
25. MEM – Cliff Alexander
26. SA – Justin Anderson
27. LAL – Rashad Vaughn
28. BOS – Dakari Johnson
29. BKN – Tyler Harvey
30. GSW – Robert Upshaw

Round 2

1. MIN – Chris McCullough
2. HOU – Norman Powell
3. BOS – Rakeem Christmas
4. LAL – Michael Qualls
5. PHI – Aaron White
6. MIN – Olivier Hanlan
7. PHI – Andrew Harrison
8. DET – J.P. Tokoto
9. CHA – Anthony Brown
10. MIA – Brandon Ashley
11. BKN – Treveon Graham
12. UTA – Joseph Young
13. IND – Shannon Scott
14. PHX – Richaun Holmes
15. BOS – Rayvonte Rice
16. MIL – Jordan Mickey
17. PHI – Michael Frazier III
18. OKC – Aaron Harrison
19. WSH – Vince Hunter
20. ATL – Sterling Gibbs
21. ORL – LaDontae Henton
22. DAL – Terran Petteway
23. CLE – Brad Waldow
24. UTA – Ryan Boatright
25. SA – Wayne Blackshear
26. NO – Pat Connaughton
27. DEN – Keifer Sykes
28. PHI – Stefan Nastic
29. MIL – Alan Williams
30. PHI – Tyler Haws

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