The Hawks acquired the 12th pick by way of the Jeff Teague trade and while Taurean Prince was a bit of a reach at that point, and probably would have still been available by the 21st pick, he is a good fit for what they like to do. After all, he is a very good shooter, gets it done on the boards and has some versatility on the wings. They then continued on the wing push by taking DeAndre Bembry but he is an interesting fit considering he's not much of a shooter. However, he has some ability to create offense and he can be a tough defender.
It is a little odd that the Nets got the 20th pick for Thaddeus Young while Marco Belinelli was dealt for the 22nd pick but whatever. It did get back into the first round but I didn't love what they did with the selection. Caris LeVert has some scoring talent and he can create his own shot but he also has some serious injury concerns thanks to stress fractures in his feet. Then they went for a local guy in Isaiah Whitehead but he has got some bad habits (namely looking for his shot and only his shot) but he has got great court vision and if he gets his act together, could be a good scorer off the pine.
Dallas is another club that only had one selection in the draft and it was one late in the second round, a range in which it can be hard to find solid, consistent contributors. A.J. Hammons had himself a really nice senior season at Purdue but he slipped in the second round because he is still very raw, he struggles with his conditioning and his motor. But Hammons definitely has some skills, namely nice touch around the hoop, and he is a good athlete as well. Given the team's needs at the center, he could be worth a shot.
Golden State Warriors
For what it's worth, I correctly projected the Warriors taking Vanderbilt center Damian Jones with thr 30th pick in my final mock draft so I'll just give myself one of these. After all, both Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut are free agents this offseason and while the Warriors do like to play small, they also like to utilize a more natural center at times as well. Jones has got the skills to be a quality rim protector down low and he has the athleticism and the explosiveness to power it down as well. The Dubs then bought the 38th pick from Milwaukee and took the talented yet raw Patrick McCaw in another solid selection.
Los Angeles Clippers
One of the bigger needs for the Clippers for several years now has been more depth in the frontcourt and they utilized two of their three draft picks to try to address that. Brice Johnson, a four year player for the Tar Heels, should be able to contribute right away after a stellar senior season as he is a quality scorer in the paint and works the glass hard. Diamond Stone at pick 40 is very raw but he has got the ability to be a quality center. Right before Stone was Frenchman David Michineau, a draft and stash point guard. Surprisingly, no reinforcements for the wings.
Los Angeles Lakers
In what was considered by many to be a two person draft, the Lakers got the second person but even then, they made out pretty well. Brandon Ingram was not that far off from Ben Simmons on my hypothetical big board as he is a ttremendous shooter, can create for himself one-on-one and is unselfish. The comparisons to Kevin Durant may be a little too much but hey, they are there for a reason. Then the Lakers came out 30 picks later with a steal in Croatian center Ivica Zubac and he has got the talent to be a starting NBA center with the right development. All in all, a very good job by Showtime.
Considering how long the rumors regarding them trying to swing a deal with the Bulls for Jimmy Butler, some may be surprised that something did not work out between the two but in the end, I think the Timberwolves made out well with Kris Dunn. Dunn seems like a great fit to play the point under Tom Thibodeau considering how good he is defensively. But he also is no scrub offensively as he has great court vision and has an improving jumper that could keep defenses at bay.
New Orleans Pelicans
I'll be honest, and I do like Buddy Hield and I think he could be a quality NBA player but in the end, I would have gone with Jamal Murray instead. But alas, what's done is done. Hield is the top shooter in this draft and he should be able to score plenty of points from the get-go as he can nail down the threeball and help space the floor. However, he isn't an amazing athlete and I don't see him contributing a whole lot defensively in his career. Cheick Diallo was thought by some to be going late in the first so getting him at pick 33 is decent value. He's definitely raw since he didn't play a lot at Kansas but defensively, he's got the skills to be an impact guy.
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder parted with Serge Ibaka and in return from the next team on this list, they got back Victor Oladpio, Ersan Illyasova and 11th pick Domantas Sabonis. In my opinion, even as I think Oladipo may be a little overrated, that's a pretty good haul. Sabonis is a fiery guy, which should make him fun to watch next to Steven Adams, and we all know about his bloodlines. What you should also know about Sabonis is that he's not afraid to be physical and he can score with his back to the basket. And if he can get anything out of his jump shot, that'll be a plus.
I am not surprised at all to see the Suns take two power forwards with their first two picks considering how big of a need it is. Both Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss (for whom they traded up for from 13) are very raw but with patience and a little elbow grease, both have the talent to be dangerous stretch fours since both have range out to the perimeter. Not to mention that both players went in right around their correct range (from what I thought). And then the Suns went out and made a great pick in Tyler Ulis in the second round. They didn't really need another point but I will go on the record and say that I like the undersized Ulis a lot.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland originally did not have any picks in this draft but they sent out cash to get back in by way of pick 47 to take Jake Layman. Now I am on record of having a cornucopia of problems and issues with the University of Maryland but Layman was not a terrible prospect. After all, we love 3-and-D guys in the league these days and he's got a little bit of athleticism. But it also is hard to see where he will get his playing time considering how many small forwards that are already in the mix with the Trail.
There are some times where I wonder if the Kings will ever get it and ever get it right. Trading back with the Suns to go from eight to 13 was fine but taking Georgios Papagiannis with that selection was, to be frank, a disgrace. After all, we're talking about a second-round prospect that, although he does have a little bit of talent and is very strong, he also plays the same position as DeMarcus Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein. And while Skal Labissiere was a great value at pick 28, he also plays the same position! Malachi Richardson was not a bad value after they traded up considering their hole on the wing, but I have questions about his efficiency, or lack of it, in his time in Syracuse.
San Antonio Spurs
I projected that the Raptors would use the ninth pick, which did once belong to the New York Knicks, on a big and specifically a big named Jakob Poeltl and would you look at that. After all, Bismack Biyombo is a free agent and after his huge postseason, he's going to cash in elsewhere in all likelihood. He probably won't be able to play the four next to Jonas Valanciunas but Poeltl is both a solid scorer in the paint, a stout defender and an aggressive rebounder. Taking Pascal Siakam may have been overkill and likely a reach but he could help replace some of what Biyombo brought.
The Wizards did not do anything on draft night since they had no picks. In fact, they probably didn't even bother to set up a war room at all. And considering how they are trying to win now, while also trying to make a splash in free agency this offseason, I don't think they are much too worried about it. But then again, what or who do I know about all of this?