2019 NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers find taker for JR Smith’s contract

Cleveland Cavaliers Romeo Langrod (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Cavaliers De’Andre Hunter. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) /

Picks 6-10

6. Phoenix-DeAndre Hunter-F-Virginia-Yes, we know Coby White is on the board, and they have a need there, I think the Suns take Culver if here, and Hunter provides another team first defender with an ability to stretch if needed, and a possible trade chip to acquire a veteran guard later.

7. TRADE-New Orleans-Sekou Doumbouya-F-Limoges-Pelicans take Hunter if he’s here, but he is not. We saw Reddish’s fit at Duke with Zion, so the Pelicans take a swing on Sekou, who can develop behind Brandon Ingram, and give them an option should Ingram get real expensive later.

8. Atlanta-Cam Reddish-F-Duke-Reddish gives the Hawks a defender on the wing now, with a chance to develop into something great down the line.

9. Washington-Coby White-G-North Carolina-White gives the Wizards a point while they are waiting on John Wall, and a shooter, should Bradley Beal get dealt soon.

10. Atlanta-Jaxson Hayes-C-Texas-Hawks are not picking 6 times, or probably not 3 times in the first round, however, it takes two to tango on trades and who is moving up. Hawks take a developmental center and avoid the risk of him or Goga not making it to 17.