What will that mean for the Cavaliers, who have two first-round picks, and the rest of the draft? This latest mock draft deciphers some reports on pre-draft promises and how the combine can affect the first round.
The top two, and the fates of Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, remain a near certainty. But what about the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers? How will their decisions impact the Cavaliers?
Cam Reddish of Duke has been an early favorite for Cleveland at No. 5, so lets take a look at other scenarios.
NBA mock draft 2019: Deciphering pre-draft promises and another Cavaliers option
2018-19 stats: 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.8 blocks, 2.1 steals, 68.0 field-goal percentage, 33.8 percent 3-point shooting and 64.0 percent free-throw shooting in 30.0 minutes per game.
Dan Gilbert bows out of Mackinac conference after health crisis
About the pick: There is no question the Pelicans take Williamson at No. 1, but speculation is rampant about who will be around him. Anthony Davis? While new executive vice president David Griffin said he is confident the team can make a case for Davis to stay, what else can he say? New Orleans timeline is important. Remember when the Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving before training camp? The Pelicans might be pressed to do the same — and not wait until next years trade deadline.
Quicken Loans releases statement on Dan Gilberts status following hospitalization
2018-19 stats: 24.5 points, 10.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 49.9 field-goal percentage, 36.3 percentage on 3s, 81.3 percent free-throw shooter in 36.6 minutes per game.
About the pick: Morant to Memphis is equally a slam dunk as Williamson to New Orleans. Since the combine, both ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony and the New York Times Marc Stein — among others — have reported the Grizzlies intend to take the Murray State guard.
(FOX 2) – Following reports that Dan Gilbert was hospitalized Sunday morning, news broke he had shown stroke-like symptoms.
Dan Gilberts family asks for privacy while business mogul is hospitalized
Following pleas for privacy, Quicken Loans' CEO Jay Farner released statement regarding Gilbert's status.
Dan was not feeling well Sunday morning so he was taken to the hospital by a family friend. While under care at the hospital, he suffered a stroke and was immediately taken in for a catheter-based procedure, then moved to recovery in the Intensive Care Unit.
Dan is awake, responsive and resting comfortably. Dan and his family are immensely grateful to the doctors and nurses whose early intervention is already paying dividends toward his recovery.
We will update the public as additional details become known. Thanks to the strong culture and leadership Dan has built and grown, business at the Rock Family of Companies will continue under the normal, everyday direction of their respective CEOs.
The 57-year-old was scheduled to speak at the Mackinac Policy Conference this Wednesday, however that plan is uncertain. Owner of Quicken Loans, Rock Ventures and much of Detroit's downtown real estate, Gilbert's name frequently comes up in news regarding development in the city.