NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full first-round predictions a week before the lottery

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NBA Mock Draft, Tre Mann
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Tre Mann. 18. Florida State. player. 149. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. PG/SG

NBA Mock Draft 18th Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder (via Miami Heat)

So why would the Oklahoma City Thunder draft a guard with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander already on the roster, you asked? It’s simple—only Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can legitimately set up the offense on the team, unless you’re pegging Lu Dort and Ty Jerome as playmakers. I don’t.

For a rebuilding team, winning is more of an obstacle, more so for a team on an in-your-face tanking job. But this draft is so deep that even the 18th pick can net them a great asset—in this case, Florida’s Tre Mann should be a wonderful get.

The 6’5 combo guard could be a versatile option in the backcourt for OKC. The sweet-shooting Mann can serve as a shooting guard next to SGA, or be a primary scoring option off the bench to help lift up the league’s worst offense last season.