2025 NBA Mock Draft: Way Too Early Edition

2025 NBA Mock Draft: Way Too Early Edition

While the 2024 NBA Draft just wrapped up yesterday evening, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. An even better class of incoming prospects is set to make the jump to the NBA next summer. Unlike the draft that just took place, the 2025 NBA Draft has generational talent at the top and several potential stars.

Leveraging projected NBA win totals odds to generate our draft order, we take a look at fit and projections for next summer’s event in this iteration of Draft Digest’s 2025 NBA Mock Draft — even if it is way too early to do so.

Top Three

Cooper Flag

Montverde Academy Eagles forward Cooper Flagg (32) shoots a three-pointer during the first quarter of a game against the Cannon School Cougars during the 50th annual City of Palms Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023. / Jonah Hinebaugh/Naples Daily News/USA

1. Washington Wizards: Cooper Flagg (Duke)

2. Brooklyn Nets: Ace Bailey (Rutgers)

3. Detroit Pistons: Khaman Maluach (Duke)

Early Lottery

VJ Edgecombe

Dec 10, 2022; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Long Island Lutheran guard VJ Edgecombe with the player of the game ball following the game against Wasatch Academy during the HoopHall West basketball tournament at Chaparral High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4. Portland Trail Blazers: Hugo Gonzalez (INTL)

5. Utah Jazz: Nolan Traore (INTL)

6. Charlotte Hornets: Dylan Harper (Rutgers)

7. Toronto Raptors: VJ Edgecombe (Baylor)

8. San Antonio Spurs (via ATL): Tre Johnson (Texas)

Late Lottery

Isaiah Evans

Apr 2, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; McDonald’s All American West guard Dylan Harper (2) drives past McDonald’s All American East forward Isaiah Evans (0) during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

9. Chicago Bulls: Isaiah Evans (Duke)

10. San Antonio Spurs: Egor Demin (BYU)

11. Orlando Magic: Jalil Bethea (Miami)

12. New Orleans Pelicans: Liam McNeeley (UConn)

13. Houston Rockets: Dink Pate (Undecided)

14. Atlanta Hawks (via SAC): Michael Ruzic (INTL)

Mid-First Round

Jarin Stevenson

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide forward Jarin Stevenson (15) reacts after shooting against Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) in the second half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

15. Indiana Pacers: Milan Momcilovic (Iowa State)

16. OKC Thunder (via MIA): Josan Sanon (Arizona State)

17. Utah Jazz (via CLE): JT Toppin (Texas Tech)

18. Golden State Warriors: Kwame Evans (Oregon)

19. New Orleans Pelicans (via LAL): Mackenzie Mgbako (Indiana)

20. OKC Thunder (via LAC): Jarin Stevenson (Alabama)

Late First Round

Karter Knox

Apr 1, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; McDonald’s All American West guard Karter Knox speaks during a press conference at JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

21. Memphis Grizzlies: Drake Powell (North Carolina)

22. Houston Rockets (via PHX): Carter Bryant (Arizona)

23. Philadelphia 76ers: Collin Murray-Boyles (South Carolina)

24. Dallas Mavericks: Noa Essengue (INTL)

25. Brooklyn Nets (via MIL): Derrion Reid (Alabama)

26. Utah Jazz (via MIN): Ian Jackson (North Carolina)

27. Brooklyn Nets (via NYK): Rocco Zikarsky (INTL)

28. OKC Thunder: Karter Knox (Arkansas)

29. Orlando Magic (via DEN): Flory Bidunga (Kansas)

30. Boston Celtics: Zvonimir Ivisic (Arkansas)

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