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SB Nation mock draft selects Texas’ Greg Brown for Clippers in 2021 NBA Draft

Plus, find out who won the Lottery.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NBA Draft will be on July 29, and the LA Clippers current season may still be very much underway, but the Draft Lottery was held Tuesday ahead of the Clippers’ Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns.

Obviously the Clippers won’t be in the Lottery this year, but the Clippers will be picking towards the bottom of the first round. SB Nation’s first mock draft of draft season, by Ricky O’Donnell, just dropped and he’s selected forward Greg Brown of Texas as the Clippers’ pick.

Brown is a 6’7 forward with a 6’10 wingspan who has absolutely elite vertical bounce around the basket. Brown’s offensive skills on the perimeter are still very much a work in progress, but his three-point shot (30-of-91 on the year or 33 percent) was a little better than most expected out of high school. He has a chance to be an impact defensive forward who can contribute on the glass and score on cuts, but it feels like he’d be in a better spot if he was a little bigger and a little longer to profile as a small ball five.

As for the Lottery itself, the Detroit Pistons won the top slot. Here’s the 1st round order as of Tuesday:

  1. Detroit Pistons
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. OKC Thunder
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Orlando Magic
  9. Sacramento Kings
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. San Antonio Spurs
  13. Indiana Pacers
  14. Golden State Warriors
  15. Washington Wizards
  16. OKC Thunder
  17. Memphis Grizzlies
  18. OKC Thunder
  19. New York Knicks
  20. Atlanta Hawks
  21. New York Knicks
  22. Los Angeles Lakers
  23. Houston Rockets
  24. Houston Rockets
  25. LA Clippers
  26. Denver Nuggets
  27. Brooklyn Nets
  28. Philadelphia 76ers
  29. Phoenix Suns
  30. Utah Jazz