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2019 NBA mock draft 3.0: The post-lottery first round

Yardbarker Logo By Pat Heery of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 31: David Griffin, Executive Vice President of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans holds up a placard after it was announced that his team had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)

Now, that was something! Although people knew that the lottery odds were flattened this year, the results of the lottery couldn't have worked out any better for the NBA's crusade against tanking. Teams needed to see that you could aimlessly tank like the Bulls, Suns, Cavs and Knicks did this season and end up with the 7th, 6th, 5th and 3rd picks respectively. Ironically, the Pelicans and Grizzlies landing one-two may have saved basketball in those two markets as those teams will be able to jumpstart their respective rebuilds. If the Pelicans can convince Anthony Davis to stay, they could probably make a deep run in the playoffs next season. With that, here's our latest mock draft with the final order set.

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