NBA Draft: Mock 3.0 – NY Knicks load up on offense

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. C. Washington Wizards. Alperen Sengun. 15. player. 142

2021 NBA Draft Mock 3.0: Washington Wizards select Alperen Sengun

The Washington Wizards need some big-man depth and they get a center prospect who possesses some elite ball skills for someone his size.

The 7-foot Alperen Sengun will take some size to fill out (as many big-man prospects do) but he finds a great fit in Washington.

With Thomas Bryant injured last season, the Wizards found themselves scrapping to put together any semblance of an NBA frontcourt.

They’re going to want to make another playoff push in 2021-22 with the same core of starters.

Not only do they have some top-tier talent in the backcourt with Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, but they also have a few talented young wings in Deni Avdija and Rui Hachimura.

Going for a big man makes a lot of sense at 15, and Sengun is a top 10 prospect on a lot of big boards who has the skills to develop into a Nikola Vucevic-level talent down the line.

C/F. Oklahoma City Thunder. Isaiah Jackson. 16. player. 149.

2021 NBA Draft Mock 3.0: Oklahoma City Thunder select Isaiah Jackson

Oklahoma City already grabbed a dynamic playmaking forward in Scottie Barnes, and now they grab one of the most exciting big-man prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft in Isaiah Jackson.

OKC has some interesting young frontcourt players with Tony Bradley and Isaiah Roby but no one that should deter the team from investing in more bigs.

Isaiah Jackson is an uber-athletic big man out of The University of Kentucky who has the makings of becoming an explosive rim-runner in the NBA.

As the Thunder add young players of different archetypes to their roster, they’ll look to soon grow into a threat in the Western Conference.

Their young ball-handlers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Theo Maledon are going to love having a physical presence in the paint like Jackson for years to come.