Teams tried to trade up to No. 3, but the Cavaliers kept the pick and now hope Mobley will begin to turn the Cavaliers around after three ugly years in the wake of LeBron James departing for Los Angeles in 2018.
Some thought the draft really started at No. 4, as in the days leading up to it, there had been speculation the Raptors might not take Suggs. Oklahoma City then kept the 18th pick and took Florida guard Tre Mann.
The Warriors then found themselves on the clock for the first of their two lottery picks at No. 7, which they used to take the second G League Ignite player to go in the lottery in Kuminga.
Meanwhile, Detroit shipped center Mason Plumlee to the Charlotte Hornets, along with the No. 37 overall selection, for the No. 57 pick.
The Philadelphia 76ers paid cash to acquire the No. 53 selection from the New Orleans Pelicans, while the Brooklyn Nets sent guard Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the No. 29 pick in Thursday’s draft and guard Jevon Carter.