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Find out how to watch two Husky greats hopefully fulfill their dreams of making it to the NBA

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NBA Draft How to Watch

Date: Thursday, 6/20/19

Time: 4:30pm PT (coverage begins at 4:00pm PT)

TV: ESPN

Streaming: Espn.com/watch

Mock Draft Recap

Matisse Thybulle

The consensus on Thybulle is that he’ll end up going somewhere in the back third of the 1st round. Matisse declined to participate at the NBA Combine and has not been reported going through workouts with any single team. That almost certainly indicates a promise from some team meaning they have said “if you’re still available when we’re up then we’ll pick you”. Despite not being a binding agreement, teams know that double crossing an agent in this regard would mean they’d never get to sign an agency client in free agency again. As you can see from the wide variety of spots that Thybulle’s being projected, no one has any actual idea of which team that was from. In my draft preview for Thybulle I thought that the best landing spots for him would be Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Portland, or San Antonio. I’m going to make Philadelphia my final prediction but both due to fit and keeping him close to home I want him to go to Portland.

21st overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder (The Ringer)

23rd overall to the Memphis Grizzlies (CBS)

24th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers (Sporting News)

24th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers (The Athletic)

24th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers (Yahoo!)

25th overall to the Portland Trail Blazers (NBADraft.net)

26th overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers (Sports Illustrated)

28th overall to the Golden State Warriors (ESPN)

Jaylen Nowell

There was a period where Nowell was consistently showing up in the back half of mock drafts but it seems as if his momentum among the draftnik community has slowed a little. People have started to remember how many international draft and stash prospects get taken in the 50’s. At the moment it looks like close to a 50/50 proposition that he gets drafted. If a team really fell in love with Nowell then I could see him being taken as early as the mid-40’s but he could of course also go undrafted.

48th overall to the Los Angeles Clippers (The Athletic)

49th overall to the San Antonio Spurs (CBS)

56th to the Los Angeles Clippers (NBADraft.net)

Undrafted (ESPN)

Undrafted (Sports Illustrated)

Undrafted (The Ringer)

Noah Dickerson, David Crisp, and Dominic Green

I’m covering my bases here but none of the 3 Huskies listed above are going to get drafted. All 3 will likely have the ability to play basketball professionally somewhere in the world next season if they so choose. But it may be a little while before we find out exactly where that is. I would expect Dickerson and Crisp to have a decent shot at finding a Summer League spot with the hope of at least securing a place in the NBA G League.