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Arizona Sports 2018 NBA Mock Draft Tracker

Jun 21, 2018, 6:25 AM | Updated: 8:19 am
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For the first time in the half-century they’ve been around, the Phoenix Suns own the number-one pick in the NBA Draft.

Let that sink in.

OK, now that it has, it’s time to start tracking projections for what GM Ryan McDonough and the Suns will do with not only the first pick, but the 16th overall pick in the draft, which is happening at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on June 21.

From now until draft day, we’ll keep you abreast on all the leading mock drafts from around the internet here in one convenient place.


Arizona Sports 2018 NBA Mock Draft Tracker

Date Outlet Author Article Suns pick at No. 1 Suns pick at No. 16
June 21 ESPN Jonathan Givony NBA mock draft: Where will Ayton, Doncic, Young and Bagley land? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 21 New York Post Fred Kerber NBA mock draft: Knicks stay safe as gambles don’t tumble Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 21 New York Daily News Frank Isola Frank Isola’s first-round NBA mock draft: See who is on Knicks’ radar and potential lottery surprises Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 21 CBS Sports Matt Norlander 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Final look and projection of all 60 picks before teams pick Thursday night Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 21 Bleacher Report Jonathan Wasserman 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Final 2-Round Predictions Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 20 USA Today Michael Singer, Jeff Zillgitt & Sam Amick 2018 NBA mock draft 4.0: Kings snag Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. stays in top 5 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
June 20 Sporting News Chris Stone NBA Mock Draft 2018, two-round edition: Kings shake up order; 76ers get value out of multiple picks Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 20 Basketball Insiders Benny Nadeau 2018 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Final Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 20 Basketball Insiders Jesse Blancarte 2018 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Final Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Robert Williams, C, Texas Tech
June 20 Basketball Insiders Moke Hamilton 2018 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Final Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SG, Oregon
June 20 Basketball Insiders Steve Kyler 2018 NBA Consensus Mock Draft – Final Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Miles Bridges, F, Michigan State
June 20 Tucson.com Justin Spears & Dominic Baciocco NBA mock draft: Star’s predictions of the first round Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 19 ESPN Jonathan Givony NBA mock draft: Where will Ayton, Doncic, Young and Bagley land? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 19 azcentral Scott Bordow NBA mock draft: It’s Deandre Ayton No. 1 but all sorts of changes in top 10 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 19 Deseret News Mike Sorenson Mock draft: Jazz will take a winner in sharp-shooting DiVincenzo Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
June 19 NBADraft.net Staff 2018 Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Jerome Robinson, SG, Boston College
June 19 Forbes Tommy Beer 2018 NBA Mock Draft: A Lot Of Talent, And Questions, After No. 1 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 19 Hoops Hype Aran Smith NBA Mock Draft 2018 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Jerome Robinson, SG, Boston College
June 19 Bleacher Report Zach Buckley NBA Mock Draft 2018: Bold Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 18 ArizonaSports.com Kellan Olson Empire of the Suns NBA Mock Draft: Final predictions for draft week Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, G/F, Texas Tech
June 19 SI.com Jeremy Woo 2018 NBA Mock Draft 10.0: Breaking Down Picks, Prospects and Possibilities as Draft Approaches Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 19 Cleveland.com Chris Fedor 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers boost shaky backcourt Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SG, Oregon
June 18 ESPN NBA Insiders Our Ultimate ‘Grade A’ Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 18 NBA.com David Aldridge Morning Tip: 2018 Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Keita Bates-Diop, F, Ohio State
June 18 CBS Sports Gary Parrish 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Michael Porter Jr. could be the biggest high risk-high reward prospect Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton
June 18 The Ringer The Ringer Staff The Ringer’s NBA Lottery Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona No Selection*
June 18 Los Angeles Times Broderick Turner NBA mock draft 2.0: Deandre Ayton still No. 1, but Luka Doncic slides Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
June 18 Detroit Free Press Vince Ellis Vince Ellis’ 2018 NBA mock draft 2.0 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Keita Bates-Diop, F, Ohio State
June 18 NJ.com Eliot Shorr-Parks NBA Mock Draft 2018: Kawhi Leonard trade to Lakers, Celtics or Sixers; How far will Luka Doncic fall? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 18 SB Nation Ricky O’Donnell NBA mock draft 2018: This would be the perfect pick for every team Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
June 17 Bleacher Report Joe Tansey 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions, Storylines Surrounding 1st-Round Prospects Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SG, Oregon
June 15 New York Post Fred Kerber NBA mock draft: A huge Knicks gamble and a towering top 3
Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky
June 14 Washington Post Tim Bontemps NBA mock draft 2018: Deandre Ayton to go No. 1 … but then what?
Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Jerome Robinson, G, Boston College
June 13 The Ringer Staff NBA Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
June 13 CBS Sports Gary Parrish NBA Mock Draft 2018: Michael Porter Jr.’s back injury one of many questions after No. 1 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton
June 12 Sports Illustrated Jeremy Woo 2018 NBA Mock Draft 9.0: Trade Speculation Heats Up
Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 12 CBS Sports Kyle Boone 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Bamba falls to Knicks, Sexton and Young battle for top PG in latest projection Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SF, Oregon
June 11 NJ.com Zack Rosenblatt Latest NBA Mock Draft 2018: Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic or Marvin Bagley No. 1? Wendell Carter, Mikal Bridges in top 10? Full 1st round Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State
June 11 Bleacher Report Joe Tansey 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Prospects Poised to Shake Up 1st Round Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SG, Oregon
June 11 SB Nation Tom Ziller NBA mock draft: From Luka Doncic on down, what a darn good class Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona No selection*
June 4 Arizona Sports Kellan Olson & Kevin Zimmerman Empire of the Suns NBA mock draft: Predicting who goes where Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
June 5 NJ.com Eliot Shorr-Parks Latest NBA Mock Draft 2018: Will Luka Doncic or Deandre Ayton go No 1 to Suns? Marvin Bagley, Mohamed Bamba rising; Mikal Bridges sliding Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 5 Basketball Insiders Steve Kyler NBA Daily: 2018 60-Pick NBA Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
June 4 CBS Sports Matt Norlander NBA Mock Draft 2018: This two-round projection is dominated by big men at the top Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SF, Texas Tech
June 4 SEC Country Connor Riley 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
June 4 Bleacher Report Joe Tansey NBA Mock Draft 2018: Opening-Round Predictions and Rising Prospects to Watch Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SG, Oregon
June 1 Bleacher Report Joe Tansey 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Breakdown of Underrated Prospects, 1st-Round Predictions Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
May 31 Bleacher Report Jonathan Wasserman NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Every Pick as 2018 Finals Begin Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Villanova
May 31 NESN Nicholas Goss NBA Mock Draft 2018: First-Round Pick Predictions Pre-NBA Finals Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Kevin Huerter, SG, Maryland
May 31 Hero Sports Steve Wright 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Ayton Has Emerged as Clear Favorite to Go No. 1 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
May 31 azcentral Scott Bordow NBA mock draft 4.0: Suns go for a point guard at No. 16 in 2018 NBA draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 30 ESPN Jonathan Givony NBA mock draft: Where will Ayton, Doncic, Young and Bagley land? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
May 30 SEC Country Connor Riley 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova
May 29 SB Nation Ricky O’Donnell NBA mock draft 2018: Luka Doncic vs. Deandre Ayton is the draft’s great debate Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Troy Brown, G, Oregon
May 29 Land of 10 Wayne Staats 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke
May 29 Yardbarker Seth Trachtman First-round 2018 NBA Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Khyri Thomas, SG, Creighton
May 28 Sporting News Sean Deveney NBA Mock Draft 2018: Suns stay close to home; Magic find franchise point guard Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 27 Bleacher Report Paul Kasabian NBA Draft 2018: Mock Draft Projections for Safest Lottery Prospects Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 24 CBS Sports Gary Parrish NBA Mock Draft 2018: Donte DiVincenzo looks like a first-round pick after strong combine performance Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 23 Sporting News Sean Deveney NBA Mock Draft 2018: Suns stay close to home; Magic find franchise point guard Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 23 The Athletic Staff The Athletic’s NBA Mock Draft: 13 writers, 30 picks Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Keita Bates-Diop, F, Ohio State
May 23 Land of 10 Wayne Staats 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Gary Trent Jr., SG, Duke
May 22 CBS Sports Reid Forgrave NBA Mock Draft 2018: Combine results lead to changes in the latest draft projection Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky
May 22 SI.com Jeremy Woo 2018 NBA Mock Draft 7.1: Projecting All 60 Picks Post-Combine Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 22 Basketball Insiders Steve Kyler NBA Daily: 2018 60-Pick NBA Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Miles Bridges, F, Michigan State
May 22 SEC Country Connor Riley 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova
May 22 Mid-Major Madness Chris Schutte 2018 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Where are the mid-major guys going? Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 22 Bleacher Report Zach Buckley 2018 NBA Mock Draft: Latest Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Jontay Porter, PF, Missouri
May 21 Los Angeles Times Broderick Turner 2018 NBA mock draft — Deandre Ayton will go No. 1 Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova
May 15 ArizonaSports.com Kellan Olson Empire of the Suns post-lottery NBA Mock Draft: Doncic at No. 1 for Suns Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Dzanan Musa, SF, Cedevita
May 17 SEC Country Connor Riley 2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Jalen Brunson, PG, Villanova
May 16 Sacramento Bee Jason Jones Deandre Ayton expected to go to the Phoenix Suns. Who do the Kings draft at No. 2? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
May 16 New York Post Fred Kerber NBA mock draft: Who’ll be No. 1? Whom will Knicks grab at No. 9? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona No selection*
May 16 Rotoworld Raphielle Johnson Mock Draft, Volume One Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
May 16 Sporting News Chris Stone NBA Mock Draft 2018, post-lottery edition: Suns, Cavs make tough calls with first-round picks Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky
May 16 NBC Sports Kurt Helin 2018 NBA Mock Draft of the entire first round Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 16 Bleacher Report Maurice Bobb NBA Draft 2018: Latest Mock Draft Picks After Official Lottery Results Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SG, Texas Tech
May 16 AZCentral Scott Bordow NBA mock draft: Phoenix Suns take Deandre Ayton or Luka Doncic with top pick in NBA draft? Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
May 16 Bleacher Report Zach Buckley NBA Draft Order 2018: Fresh Mock Draft After Lottery Results Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG, Kentucky
May 16 The Big Lead Staff 2018 NBA Mock Draft, Post-Draft Lottery: DeAndre Ayton Goes to Suns, Trae Young to Mavericks Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Troy Brown, SF, Oregon
May 16 Washington Post Tim Bontemps 2018 NBA mock draft: Do the Suns go with Deandre Ayton or Luka Doncic at No. 1? Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia No selection*
May 16 Bulls.com Sam Smith 2018 NBA Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona No selection*
May 16 The Athletic Michael Scotto 2018 NBA Mock Draft: post-lottery edition Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Keita Bates-Diop, F, Ohio State
May 16 USA Today Jeff Zillgitt, Sam Amick & Michael Singer 2018 NBA mock draft: Suns take Deandre Ayton at No. 1, Kings settle on star Luka Doncic Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 16 CBS Sports Gary Parrish NBA Mock Draft 2018: Players and teams shuffle at the top after the draft order is set by the lottery Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 15 The Ringer Staff The Ringer’s 2018 NBA Draft Guide Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Lonnie Walker IV, SG, Miami
May 15 ESPN Jonathan Givony NBA mock draft: New teams for top prospects Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Zhaire Smith, SF, Texas Tech
May 15 The Crossover/SI.com Jeremy Woo 2018 NBA Mock Draft 7.0: Projecting All 60 Picks After Suns’ Landmark Lottery Win Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Aaron Holiday, PG, UCLA
May 15 SB Nation Ricky O’Donnell NBA mock draft 2018: Luka Doncic and Devin Booker are going to be incredible with the Suns Luka Doncic, G, Slovenia Kevin Knox, F, Kentucky
May 15 NBADraft.net Staff 2018 Mock Draft Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona Mitchell Robinson, C, Chalmette HS

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