2019 aggregate NBA mock draft 5.0: Jaxson Hayes enters the lottery

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By: | February 15, 2019

As the 2019 NBA trade deadline has passed and the All-Star break approaches, now is a fantastic time to check in on the upcoming rookies.

We have compiled the all of the most recent mock draft projections from NBADraft.netESPNSI.comThe Athletic and Bleacher Report. As always, these updates from top analysts are typically big boards that rank top prospects rather than factoring in fit with a team.

The reports will change for certain players, but this project offers a very insightful pulse on how experts view the 2019 draft class. For this edition, we’re focusing on three mini-profiles on some of the more intriguing cases.

Besides these three players, some of the most significant movements include guard Ja Morant passing RJ Barrett for the No. 2 overall spot behind Zion Williamson.

International prospects Adam Mokoka (France) and Yovel Zoosman (Israel) are starting to create some buzz. Luka

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Pascal Siakam has become one of the most prolific transition scorers

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By: | February 14, 2019

One of the most exciting young players currently in the NBA is 24-year-old Pascal Siakam, who has been a revelation for the Toronto Raptors.

The 6-foot-9, Cameroon-born basketball player is averaging 15.6 points per game. However, he has been on a hot streak recently, putting up even better numbers. For example, he dropped a career-high 44 points (with 20 coming in the second half) against the Washington Wizards this week. It was the fourth time he has scored at least 28 points in a game since January 1.

He started just five games for the Raptors last season. But this year, he is an early favorite for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. He was a fringe All-Star candidate who even took home the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week award in November 2018.

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