The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide

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Welcome to The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Draft Guide. From now through the event, this will be the hub for everything you need to know. It features Kevin O’Connor’s Big Board, in which he extensively breaks down each of the top prospects’ strengths, weaknesses, and closest NBA comparisons. It includes a mock draft with buzz and insight from around the league. And it has a section in which Matt Dollinger analyzes every team’s biggest roster needs. If you’re curious about any aspect of this class, we have it covered.

Who will define this draft? Which players could surge into the lottery? And how could this year’s draft impact the future of the league? Find out by returning here often.

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Mock Draft By Kevin O'Connor

You’re reading Kevin O’Connor’s mock draft, his projection for how the first round will unfold on July 29. The mock incorporates team needs and front-office preferences. Who could your team take? Find out below.