NBA 2019 draft pickups are getting interesting day by day, with so many teams and good players, and limited money in the cap space. The first deal of the 2019 NBA drafts was made when New Orleans Pelicans traded their star player Anthony Davis, with Los Angeles Lakers. The real draft is still three days, as of Thursday, June 20 will be the official date for NBA trade deals.
The Pelicans now have a lot of free assets including the No. 4 pickup. All the remaining teams will be trying to get the best players, while also retaining their star player. The NBA 2019 draft lottery has no turned very much interesting. Here are how the draft pick-up will be made, and the top players that will be traded.
Top NBA Prospects
With Anthony Davis already traded, the next most famous player is Zion Williamson. The New Orleans Pelicans would like to make him their star player for the 2020 NBA year. The number 1 prospect of this year is Ja Morant, who is eyed by Memphis Grizzlies to pair him up with Jaren Jackson as their primary duo.
With Kevin Durant injured, the New York Knicks will try to get R.J. Barret in their team to improve their performance. Meanwhile, Atlanta Hawks are interested in Jarret Culver, as he plays both ends. Cleveland Cavaliers would like to have De’Andre Hunter, Darius Garland, or Coby White at the No. 5 draft pick up this NBA season.
Rising College Stars
While the top prospects are reserved for the initial draft pickups, there are a lot of college players who have high potentials. It would be smart for the NBA teams to bring in these young talents, and mold them into future superstars. This is why the second round of the NBA draft is as important as the first round. Some of the highly possible Round 2 draft pick up could include the following deals.
- Luguentz Dort, by Brooklyn Nets from Arizona State
- Eric Paschall, by Phoenix Fire from PF, Villanova
- Daniel Gafford, by Philadelphia 76ers from C, Arkansas
- Chuma Okeke, by Philadelphia 76ers from F Auburn
- Darius Bazley, by Atlanta Hawks from SF, Princeton HS