NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Mysteries remain with month to go

American point guard LaMelo Ball drives to the basket in an Australian NBL game.

All we can say for sure about the NBA Draft is it will be held Nov. 18 — we think. At least, that’s the date the league has on the schedule. Most other things remain a major unknown.

That includes who will be picked where, and if the majority of teams in the top five will even keep their pick. Here are our latest best guesses in the third mock of the season overall, and first since the return of Amico Hoops.

  1. Minnesota: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia
  2. Golden State: James Wiseman, C, Memphis
  3. Charlotte: LaMelo Ball, PG, USA
  4. Chicago: Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton
  5. Cleveland: Deni Avdija, F, Israel
  6. Atlanta: Onyeka Okongwu, C/F, USC
  7. Detroit: Killian Hayes, G, France
  8. New York: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn
  9. Washington: Devin Vassell, G/F, Florida State
  10. Phoenix: Isaiah Stewart, F/C, Washington
  11. San Antonio: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State
  12. Sacramento: Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova
  13. New Orleans: Aaron Nesmith, G/F, Vanderbilt
  14. Boston: RJ Hampton, G, USA
  15. Orlando: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State
  16. Portland: Kira Lewis Jr., PG, Alabama
  17. Minnesota: Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse
  18. Dallas: Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State
  19. Brooklyn: Precious Achiuwa, F/C, Nigeria
  20. Miami: Cassius Stanley, G/F, Duke
  21. Philadelphia: Jaden McDaniels, SF, Washington
  22. Denver: Aleksej Pokosevski, F/C, Serbia
  23. Utah: Jalen Smith, F/C, Maryland
  24. Milwaukee: Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina
  25. Oklahoma City: Josh Green, G/F, Arizona
  26. Boston: Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona
  27. New York: Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford
  28. LA Lakers: Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas
  29. Toronto: Tyrese Maxey, G. Kentucky
  30. Boston: Paul Reed, F/C, DePaul

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Sam Amico
Sam Amico has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for OutKick, Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and

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