NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Lottery Picks Only
By Kohl Rast
#14: Denver Nuggets
Robert Williams, Texas A&M
“The Nuggets roster looks pretty good right now, but could use a few pieces off the bench. With Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap currently manning the middle, the Nuggets could use a good rim-protector to have in with one or the other throughout the game. Robert Williams is a great rim-protector and his energy would give the Nuggets a big boost. It will be an interesting fit but I think it would work.” –Kohl Rast
Miles Bridges, Michigan State
“There are some questions surrounding Bridges’ game. Scouts wonder if he is just a superior athlete roaming around a basketball court. If that is the case, it worked out well for him at Michigan State. Bridges has a solid shooting touch and rebounds well, which are the kind of things that the Nuggets could use immediately.
Denver missed by the playoffs thanks to an overtime loss to the Timberwolves who wound up grabbing the eighth seed in the west. Will Barton turned down an extension to remain with the team, and appears to be heading out the door in free agency. The Nuggets are going for the playoffs now and should try to equip themselves accordingly.” –Evan Siegel
Kevin Knox, Kentucky
“The Nuggets could use a young infusion of talent at the wing, as Will Barton is a free agent and likely leaving Denver. Knox could fill his role and give the Nuggets a long, switchable batch of perimeter players. If Knox can knock down 3’s at an efficient rate, he’ll be a capable 3-and-D player in Denver for a long time.” –Ben Zajdel
These are just three examples of how the lottery could go and there are hundreds of different ones out there. Either way, the NBA Draft is coming up on June 21st and only then will we know exactly who picks all of these different players.