NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Post-lottery predictions and shockers in the first-round

NBA Draft, Jalen Suggs - Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Mock Draft, Cameron Thomas
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23. 169. Pick Analysis. SG. Louisiana State. Scouting Report. Cameron Thomas. player

NBA Mock Draft 23rd Pick: Houston Rockets (via Portland Trail Blazers)

Forgotten in the Houston Rockets roster is veteran Eric Gordon. Often injured, the gunner should still be an interesting trade chip for the team. As a replacement, the NCAA’s leading scorer, Cameron Thomas, should be more than enough to replace the services of one of the league’s best sixth men.

Pick Analysis. C. Charles Bassey. player. 169. Scouting Report. Western Kentucky. 24

NBA Mock Draft 24th Pick: Houston Rockets (via Milwaukee Bucks)

Western Kentucky’s Charles Bassey makes a lot of sense for the Rockets. His versatile offensive arsenal consisting of a reliable pick and roll game and steady perimeter shooting at the center position will get them some cushion to offset a flight risk in the rejuvenated Kelly Olynyk this offseason.