Every pick from the 1st round of the NBA Draft and how they compare to mock drafts

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With the first pick of this year’s NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns selected University of Arizona center Deandre Ayton.

The move was not much of a surprise as all nine of the NBA draft experts we surveyed before the draft were projecting Ayton to be the first pick. It was after Ayton where the real fireworks were expected.

Below, we tracked each pick of the NBA draft and compared those selections to where some of the top draft experts predicted the player to be picked.


1. Deandre Ayton, C (Arizona) — Phoenix Suns

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns

NBADraft.net: No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns


2. Marvin Bagley III, PG (Duke) — Sacramento Kings

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings

NBADraft.net: No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings


3. Luca Doncic, PG (Slovenia) — Dallas Mavericks (via a draft-day trade with the Atlanta Hawks)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 2 to the Sacramento Kings

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks

NBADraft.net: No. 3 to the Atlanta Hawks


4. Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C (Michigan State) — Memphis Grizzlies

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 4 to the Memphis Grizzlies

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 5 to the Dallas Mavericks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 4 to the Memphis Grizzlies

NBADraft.net: No. 4 to the Memphis Grizzlies


5. Trae Young, PG (Oklahoma) — Atlanta Hawks (via a draft-day trade with the Dallas Mavericks)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 6 to the Orlando Magic

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 4 to the Memphis Grizzlies

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 6 to the Orlando Magic

NBADraft.net: No. 6 to the Orlando Magic


6. Mohamed Bamba, C (Texas) — Orlando Magic

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 5 to the Dallas Mavericks

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 5 to the Dallas Mavericks

NBADraft.net: No. 5 to the Dallas Mavericks


7. Wendell Carter Jr., C/F (Duke) — Chicago Bulls

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 8 to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls

NBADraft.net: No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls


8. Collin Sexton, PG (Alabama) — Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets via Celtics)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 8 to the Cleveland Cavaliers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 6 to the Orlando Magic

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets

NBADraft.net: No. 8 to the Cleveland Cavaliers


9. Kevin Knox, SF (Kentucky) — New York Knicks

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 9 to the New York Knicks

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 9 to the New York Knicks

NBADraft.net: No. 9 to the New York Knicks


10. Mikal Bridges, F (Villanova) — Phoenix Suns (from Lakers via Suns and a draft-day trade with the Philadelphia 76ers)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 10 to the Philadelphia 76ers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 10 to the Philadelphia 76ers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 10 to the Philadelphia 76ers

NBADraft.net: No. 10 to the Philadelphia 76ers


11. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG (Kentucky) — Los Angeles Clippers (via a draft-day trade with the Charlotte Hornets)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 13 to the Los Angeles Clippers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 8 to the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBADraft.net: No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets


12. Miles Bridges, SF (Michigan State) — Charlotte Hornets (from Pistons via a draft-day trade with the Los Angeles Clippers)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets

NBADraft.net: No. 12 to the Los Angeles Clippers


13. Jerome Robinson, SG (Boston College) — Los Angeles Clippers

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 13 to the Los Angeles Clippers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: Not projected in the first round.

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 13 to the Los Angeles Clippers

NBADraft.net: No. 13 to the Los Angeles Clippers


14. Michael Porter Jr. — Denver Nuggets

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 9 to the New York Knicks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 12 to the Los Angeles Clippers

NBADraft.net: No. 14 to the Denver Nuggets


15. Troy Brown, SF (Oregon) — Washington Wizards

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 21 to the Utah Jazz

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 26 to the Philadelphia 76ers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 24 to the Portland Trail Blazers

NBADraft.net: No. 24 to the Portland Trail Blazers


16. Zhaire Smith, F (Texas Tech) — Philadelphia 76ers (from Heat, via a draft-day trade with the Phoenix Suns)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 19 to the Atlanta Hawks

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 19 to the Atlanta Hawks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 19 to the Atlanta Hawks

NBADraft.net: No. 16 to the Phoenix Suns


17. Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova) — Milwaukee Bucks

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 24 to the Portland Trail Blazers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 17 to the Milwaukee Bucks

NBADraft.net: No. 17 to the Milwaukee Bucks


18. Lonnie Walker, G (Miami) — San Antonio Spurs

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 15 to the Washington Wizards

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 12 to the Los Angeles Clippers

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 15 to the Washington Wizards

NBADraft.net: No. 15 to the Washington Wizards


19. Kevin Huerter, G (Maryland) — Atlanta Hawks (from Timberwolves)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 17 to the Milwaukee Bucks

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 18 to the San Antonio Spurs

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves

NBADraft.net: No. 18 to the San Antonio Spurs


20. Josh Okogie, G (Georgia Tech) — Minnesota Timberwolves (from Thunder via Jazz)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 26 to the Philadelphia 76ers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: Not projected in the first round

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 28 to the Golden State Warriors

NBADraft.net: No. 27 to the Boston Celtics


21. Grayson Allen, G (Duke) — Utah Jazz

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 27 to the Boston Celtics

David Aldridge of NBA.com: Not projected in the first round

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 21 to the Utah Jazz

NBADraft.net: No. 19 to the Atlanta Hawks


22. Chandler Hutchison, SG (Boise Sate) — Chicago Bulls (from Pelicans)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 22 to the Chicago Bulls

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 22 to the Chicago Bulls

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 22 to the Chicago Bulls

NBADraft.net: No. 22 to the Chicago Bulls


23. Aaron Holiday, G (UCLA) — Indiana Pacers

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 16 to the Phoenix Suns

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 17 to the Milwaukee Bucks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 16 to the Phoenix Suns

NBADraft.net: No. 20 to the Minnesota Timberwolves


24. Anfernee Simons, SG — Portland Trail Blazers

Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 24 to the Portland Trail Blazers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: Not projected in the first round

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 25 to the Los Angeles Lakers

NBADraft.net: Not projected in the first round


25. Moritz Wagner, PF (Michigan) — Los Angeles Lakers (from Cavs via Trail Blazers and Cavs)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: Not projected in the first round

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 21 to the Utah Jazz

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: Not projected in the first round

NBADraft.net: No. 30 to the Atlanta Hawks


26. Landry Shamet, PG (Wichita State) — Philadelphia 76ers

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: Not projected in the first round

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 29 to the Brooklyn Nets

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: Not projected in the first round

NBADraft.net: Not projected in the first round


27. Robert Williams, C (Texas A&M) — Boston Celtics

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 18 to the San Antonio Spurs

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 15 to the Washington Wizards

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 18 to the San Antonio Spurs

NBADraft.net: No. 21 to the Utah Jazz


28. Jacob Evans, SG (Cincinnati) — Golden State Warriors

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: No. 23 to the Indiana Pacers

David Aldridge of NBA.com: Not projected in the first round

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: Not projected in the first round

NBADraft.net: No. 29 to the Brooklyn Nets


29. Dzanan Musa, SF (Bosnia and Herzegovina) — Brooklyn Nets (from Raptors)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: Not projected in the first round

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 30 to the Atlanta Hawks

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: No. 26 to the Philadelphia 76ers

NBADraft.net: No. 29 to the Brooklyn Nets


30. Omari Spellman, PF (Villanova) — Atlanta Hawks (from Rockets via Clippers)

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Where the experts projected this player to be drafted

Sam Vecenie of The Athletic: Not projected in the first round

David Aldridge of NBA.com: No. 27 to the Boston Celtics

Jonathan Givony of ESPN: Not projected in the first round

NBADraft.net: Not projected in the first round

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