By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports
Here’s a study of 20 of the best (and latest) 2019 NBA Mock Drafts in where University of Tennessee players Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield and Jordan Bone are showing up ahead of this Thursday’s 2019 NBA Draft.
Some mock drafts are two-rounders while others just project the first round. The most common draft position for each player is in bold. The workouts listed are from Hoops Hype’s full listing as well as NBA team post-workout videos on their team websites. You’ll also find some comments from me down below in Vince’s View.
Grant Williams (18)
1st Rd (19) San Antonio Spurs – DraftSite.com
1st Rd (21) Oklahoma City Thunder – NBC Sports
1st Rd (24) Philadelphia 76ers – RotoWorld
1st Rd (25) Portland Trail Blazers – USA Today
1st Rd (25) Portland Trail Blazers – Sporting News
1st Rd (25) Portland Trail Blazers – The Ringer
1st Rd (25) Portland Trail Blazers – CBS Sports/Kyle Boone
1st Rd (25) Portland Trail Blazers – CBS Sports/Brad Crawford
1st Rd (26) Cleveland Cavaliers – CBS Sports/Gary Parrish
1st Rd (27) Brooklyn Nets – Stadium
1st Rd (27) Brooklyn Nets – Net Scouts Basketball
1st Rd (27) Brooklyn Nets – CBS Sports/Matt Norlander
1st Rd (28) Golden State Warriors – Basketball Insiders
1st Rd (29) San Antonio Spurs – The Athletic
1st Rd (29) San Antonio Spurs – Yahoo Sports
1st Rd (30) Milwaukee Bucks – ESPN/Jonathan Givony
2nd Rd (36) Charlotte Hornets – NBADraft.net
2nd Rd (39) New Orleans Pelicans – Sports Illustrated
Not in 1st Rd Only Mock – ESPN TV Mock Draft Selection Special & Bleacher Report
Teams Williams worked out for (10): Warriors, Jazz, Suns, Hawks, Magic, Celtics, 76ers, Bulls, Spurs, Nets
Admiral Schofield (10)
1st Rd (23) Utah Jazz – CBS Sports/Gary Parrish *Pick traded to Memphis
1st Rd (23) Utah Jazz – CBS Sports/Brad Crawford *Pick traded to Memphis
2nd Rd (31) Brooklyn Nets – CBS Sports/Matt Norlander
2nd Rd (32) Phoenix Suns – Net Scouts Basketball
2nd Rd (37) Dallas Mavericks – CBS Sports/Kyle Boone
2nd Rd (38) Chicago Bulls – ESPN/Jonathan Givony
2nd Rd (38) Chicago Bulls – Basketball Insiders
2nd Rd (40) Sacramento Kings – The Ringer
2nd Rd (42) Philadelphia 76ers – The Athletic
2nd Rd (43) Minnesota Timberwolves – Sports Illustrated
Teams Schofield worked out for (5): Jazz, Celtics, Warriors, Trail Blazers, Pacers
Jordan Bone (7)
2nd Rd (43) Minnesota Timberwolves – Net Scouts Basketball
2nd Rd (53) Utah Jazz – CBS Sports/Kyle Boone
2nd Rd (56) Los Angeles Clippers – Basketball Insiders
2nd Rd (57) New Orleans Pelicans – ESPN/Jonathan Givony
2nd Rd (57) New Orleans Pelicans – NBADraft.net
2nd Rd (59) Toronto Raptors – Sports Illustrated
2nd Rd (60) Sacramento Kings – The Athletic
Teams Bone worked out for (8): Pistons, Wizards, Kings, Celtics, Hornets, Hawks, Jazz, Magic
Kyle Alexander (0)
Teams Alexander worked out for (5 of the 10 he says he has done): Hawks, 76ers, Raptors, Grizzlies, Hornets
There are a number of really interesting things from this mock draft deep dive.
There are 10 different teams projected to draft Grant Williams among the 20 mock drafts. That shows his versatility in style and fit, even if some believe he doesn’t have a clearly defined position in the NBA.
The Portland Trail Blazers appeared in five mock drafts to select Williams at #25. I do think that is a very nice style fit for Grant.
CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander actually has the Brooklyn Nets picking Peanut Butter and Jelly in the draft, with Williams in the 1st round at 27 and Admiral Schofield with the first selection of the 2nd round at 31. The Boston Celtics could be another candidate to do something like that, as unlikely as it may be.
It appears that the NBA Scouting Combine really helped Jordan Bone, as his appearance in two-round mock drafts has grown steadily since.
While several NBA teams worked out two Vols draft prospects, the Atlanta hawks and the Boston Celtics worked out three Vols.
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