6. Phoenix Suns: Jarrett Culver, G, Texas Tech
A 6’5″ shooting guard with a 6’9″ wingspan, Jarrett Culver might be the best two-way player in this draft. As a sophomore he showed he can defend three positions and is an excellent creator who can score off the dribble or in pick-and-roll situations. Culver needs to refine his jumper but if he does, he should become an excellent scorer.
Devin Booker has become the primary ball-handler in Phoenix, which means there’s plenty of room on the perimeter for a shooting guard. Culver would be a great fit.
7. Chicago Bulls: Coby White, G, North Carolina
At 6’5″ Coby White is a pure shot-maker who is developing as a primary ball-handler. The way he led UNC’s offense this season elevated him up draft boards tremendously.
White’s ability to shoot the ball would make him an ideal fit next to Zach LaVine or Kris Dunn in Chicago’s backcourt. He’ll wind up as the primary ball-handler for the Bulls eventually. Chicago will absolutely love this kid.
8. Atlanta Hawks: Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas
Jaxson Hayes will be one of the more interesting prospects in this draft. He could go anywhere from the top six to the mid-20s. At 6’11” and 220 pounds he’s a pure center with a 7’3″ wingspan. He’s a fantastic finisher around the basket but he’s really raw. There is All-Star upside in his game though.
Hayes would be a perfect guy to pair with John Collins up front. He’d add another young, high-upside piece to a talented young roster.
9. Washington Wizards: Sekou Doumbouya, Guinea
Sekou Doumbouya is a guy who will get looks all the way from the top five through the mid-20s. At 6’9″ and 210 pounds, he’s built for the NBA despite being just 18 years old. He can play power forward but is fantastic in transition and could become a solid shooter. He’s uber-raw but the talent is undoubtedly there.
The Wizards need to find some high-upside talent for their frontcourt. Thomas Bryant was a great find at center, but Doumbouya would give them a developmental project at forward with an insanely high ceiling.
10. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): De’Andre Hunter, F, Virginia
De’Andre Hunter[/autotag] is a prototypical, two-way forward. He’s an outstanding defender, who can score it and shoot it. He has multiple fits at the next level, but whatever position he plays he’ll be an elite defender.
The Hawks add yet another piece here by nabbing a versatile forward with leadership ability. He’s also fresh off of leading Virginia to a national title, so he has a championship pedigree. Hunter could go higher than this, but he’s a high-floor, low-ceiling kind of guy and those usually fall in the draft.