Morant top-rated point guard in draft

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum gets ready to announce the order of the picks during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum gets ready to announce the order of the picks during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday

"I think 10 years ago, everything was pass-first point guards, and now it's evolved into more scoring guards", Garland said.

Now, though, it's reasonable to believe that the Pels move back to seventh overall from that fourth pick, because the Chicago Bulls are reportedly a team that is rumored to be interested in moving up from their seventh overall pick, according to The Athletic's Sam Vecenie (subscription required and h/t Bleacher Report's Joe Tansey). Beyond them, there could be a long wait to hear another point guard called Thursday night. Claxton was one of the few bright spots that the Bulldogs had in a rather last season, and he was something of a dark horse early second round pick... until teams actually found out how personable and talented he was in various pre-draft workouts and the 2019 NBA Draft Combine.

At Oregon, he has averaged 21.0 points per game to go along with 9.6 rebounds.

So considering that, if the Bulls do eventually trade up to number four and potentially give New Orleans a quality veteran player in exchange or throw in meaningful future picks, Cleveland would likely have a much clearer route to go with the fifth pick. "So, I think I can do both of those really well". He's one of the best shooters in the draft, which should translate well at the next level and help him become a score-first point guard. Though already enormous by any standard, that deal could also have a profound impact on the 2019 NBA Draft.

"I humbly say this, I think I'm the best (guard) in the draft.I think I can do everything that an National Basketball Association team wants me to do", said Garland.