NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Wizards land a franchise-changer; Evan Mobley rises

NBA Draft prospect Evan Mobley (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA Draft prospect Evan Mobley (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) /
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NBA Draft prospect Cade Cunningham (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via USA TODAY NETWORK) /

In the latest edition of our NBA Mock Draft 2.0, the Washington Wizards win the lottery and Evan Mobley rises up the draft boards. 

With the 2021 NCAA Tournament officially in the books, there was more than one prospect that took advantage of being on the national stage. As we inch closer to the NBA’s pre-draft process, we dig deeper into the 2021 draft class with the second edition of our mock draft series.

We begin with the Washington Wizards winning our draft lottery simulation.

1. Washington Wizards – Cade Cunningham, G, Oklahoma State

As the Washington Wizards continue to struggle with their identity this season, they get a nice parting gift for the year by winning the NBA draft lottery and our simulation in this incarnation of our NBA Mock Draft.

Winning the draft lottery couldn’t have come at a better time for the Wizards considering they have some big personal decisions to make over the next couple of seasons. Specifically, they have to prove to Bradley Beal that they could build around him successfully. Winning the draft lottery will go a long way in helping do what Washington simply hasn’t been able to do over the last few offseasons – getting elite talent to play next to Beal.

With the No. 1 overall pick, the Wizards take Cade Cunningham out of Oklahoma State.