Whereas nothing is happening right now, I thought I'd post my thoughtless, based on no games of relevance 2018 mock draft. I feel fairly confident in the who the top five are likely to be, but as always, there will be someone who will move up into that group. This draft is starting to look like another good one and might end up being as good or better than this past draft, as far as the top of the draft goes. I doubt it will be as talent deep as this past one. Anyway, here it is. Feel free to disagree.. 1. Michael Porter: 6'10", 220 lb, SF/PF, Missouri. Very skilled player. 2. Marvin Bagley: 6'11", 225 lb, PF, Duke. Terrific athlete. You could easily put him at number one. 3. De'Andre Ayton: 7'0", 220 lb, C/PF, Arizona. Very talented. Some question his motor at times. 4. Luka Doncic: 6'7", 219 lb, SF/SG/PG. Extremely skilled player. Can he defend? 5. Mohamed Bamba: 7'0", 216 lb, C, Texas. Might have the biggest wingspan in NBA at 7'9". 6.Wendell Carter: 6'10", 255 lb, PF/C, Duke. Very skilled player who could break into the top five. 7. Miles Bridges: 6'7", 230 lb, SF, Mich St. Like Carter, he could break in to top 5 if someone falters. 8. Robert Williams: 6'9", 210 lb, PF, Texas A&M. If he shows up with a jumpshot, watch out. 9. Jaren Jackson: 6'11", 225 lb, PF, Mich St. Another talented big who, combined with Bridges should impact. 10. Trevon Duval: 6'2", 191 lb, PG, Duke. Pass first PG with terrific handles. Jumpshot needs work. 11. Collin Sexton: 6'2", 175 lb, PG, Alabama. Shoot first PG. Pick your poison. 12. Mitchell Robinson: 7'1", 225 lb, ?. Walked away from Western Kentucky. School and status unknown. 13. Troy Brown: 6'7", 215 lb, SF, Oregon. Blessed with a 6'11" wingspan. Could be Oregon's best player. 14. Dzanan Muza: 6'9", 195 lb, SF. Needs muscle, but good athlete who can really shoot the ball. 15. Lonnie Walker: 6'4", 206 lb, SG, Miami. Undersized, but has long arms. Good defender. 16. Justin Jackson: 6'7", 200 lb, SF, Maryland. Really like this kid. Shot 43% from three last yr as a freshman. 17. Hamidou Diallo: 6'6", 190 lb, SG, Kentucky. Freak athlete who needs a jumpshot and better handles. 18. Bruce Brown: 6'5", 195 lb, SG, Miami. Keep an eye on him. Talented kid who could move up. 19. Rodions Kurucs: 6'8", 200 lb, SF. Good athlete with a good shot. Needs to get stronger. 20. Nick Richards: 6'11", 240 lb, PF/C, Kentucky. Good athlete with defensive potential. Offense needs work. 21. Chimezie Metu: 6'11", 225 lb, PF/C, USC. Elite athlete who needs to play with more consistent intensity. 22. Isaac Bonga: 6'8", 200 lb, SF/SG. Elite athlete whose been called a poor man's Giannis. Keep an eye on him. 23. Shake Milton: 6'6", 205 lb, PG, SMU. Blessed with a huge wingspan. Good play maker and defender. 24. Tyrus Battle: 6'6", 205 lb, SG, Syracuse. Nice wingspan, but forgets to defend at times. 25. Mikal Bridges: 6'7", 210 lb, SF, Villanova. Shot well from the three, and he defends. 26. De'Anthony Melton: 6'4", 190 lb, SG/PG. Tough kid. Needs to improve his handles and shot. 27. Brandon McCoy: 6'11", 244 lb, C, UNLV. Old school center. Needs to develop game away from basket. 28. Andrew Jones: 6'4", 190 lb, PG/SG, Texas. Showed good all around skills. Just needs polish. 29. Austin Wiley: 6'11", 250 lb, PF, Auburn. Good rebounder but no game away from basket. 30. Grayson Allen: 6'5", 202 lb, SG, Duke. Like him or not, he can play. Average athlete. As you can see, a lot of big men in this draft which doesn't bode well for some of them since the league is embracing small ball. The big's at the top are there because they're very skilled and can either step out away from the basket on offense, or defense, or both. Last year Robert Williams started to show off a little mid-range game which along with his other skills, would have landed him in the late lottery. But he chose to go back to school for another year. If he can show the ability to shoot the three consistently, he might push someone like Bamba out of the top five. He's already a good defender and rebounder. The two top PG's could be switched in draft position depending on what a team is looking for. I happen to like Duval's game, but I can understand someone taking Sexton over him if that team is looking for scoring. I think my top four are fairly solid, but all four could be rearranged by seasons end. Any one of them could go number one as it stands now. I think Bagley has the highest ceiling in the draft, and that Porter has the highest floor. To my mind, that makes them number one and two. If Bagley shows the ability to shoot the mid-range or the three consistently, then I think he'll go number one. I think Bagley, Porter, Ayton, and Doncic all have all star potential, with Porter and Bagley being the most likely to reach that level. Trust me, someone will jump up and surprise us all. If I had to pick a player right now to watch, it would Miles Bridges. Another one to watch is Duval. If he can find a jumpshot, then watch out. He has Fox like quickness and speed to go along with some of the best handles I've seen in a long time. He can get anywhere he wants on the floor. With Bagley, Duval, Wendell Carter, and Gary Trent Jr., Duke should be fun to watch this year.