Happy Friday Nova Nation! While we wait for Saddiq Bey to announce where he’ll be attending school in the fall, let’s kill some time by predicting the future. Mikal Bridges is widely considered not just a lottery pick in next week’s NBA Draft, but a Top 10 prospect. He’s worked out with a number of teams with lottery picks, and all of them have said how much they could use a guy like him.
The top four spots seem to be spoken for, but Bridges has been taken in mock drafts as high as 5th overall. So today’s poll is pretty straight forward: What team will select Mikal Bridges in the 2018 NBA Draft?
Who will take Mikal Bridges in the NBA Draft?
This poll is closed
5) Dallas Mavericks
6) Orlando Magic
7) Chicago Bulls
8) Cleveland Cavaliers
9) New York Knicks
10) Philadelphia 76ers
Another team trades up to take him
In other “news”, DiVincenzo has come a long way, revisiting the big “Bang!”, recruiting updates, coaching updates, and more. Enjoy!
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