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Chinmay Vaidya’s Lottery Mock Draft: Cade Cunningham to Detroit

The DK Nation Junior Editor shares his projections for who will be selected within the lottery after the drawing on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Cade Cunningham takes the court against the Baylor Bears during the first half at T-Mobile Center. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NBA draft lottery is complete with Pistons the winning the top selection. The Rockets, Cavaliers, Raptors and Magic round out the top five picks. The Timberwolves lost their top-3 protected pick to the Warriors and the Bulls lost their top-4 protected pick to the Magic.

The Pistons will likely take Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham with the first pick while the Rockets get a big man in Evan Mobley. The Cavaliers are heavy on guards and will likely opt for Johnathan Kuminga, leaving Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green for the Raptors and Magic, respectively, as the top five picks.

2021 NBA Mock Draft Post-Lottery

  1. Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  2. Evan Mobley, Houston Rockets
  3. Johnathan Kuminga, Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Jalen Suggs, Toronto Raptors
  5. Jalen Green, Orlando Magic
  6. Davion Mitchell, Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Scottie Barnes, Golden State Warriors
  8. Keon Johnson, Orlando Magic
  9. Franz Wagner, Sacramento Kings
  10. Josh Giddey, New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Moses Moody, Charlotte Hornets
  12. Kai Jones, San Antonio Spurs
  13. Ziaire Williams, Indiana Pacers
  14. Corey Kispert, Golden State Warriors