In the wake of the NBA Draft lottery order being determined Tuesday night, here's where Donovan Mitchell stands in the various mock drafts being produced across the interwebz.
CBS: Pick 17 to the Bucks
Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville: Mitchell had a breakout season and averaged 15.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for a Louisville team that won 25 games. He's an undersized but strong shooting guard with above-average athleticism who could fit nicely next to Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee.
Draft Express: Pick 12 to the Pistons
SB Nation: Pick 14 to the Heat
14. Miami Heat — Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville
Mitchell lacks ideal size for an off guard at 6'3, but he makes up for it with long arms (6'10 wingspan) and a 40-inch vertical. He's one of the best pure athletes in the draft; someone who projects as an energy guy at both ends while his skill level develops. Victor Oladipo seems like a fair comp.
NBADraft.net: Pick 25 to the Magic
The Sporting News: Not in the first round
Bleacher Report: Pick 13 to the Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets aren't finding a wing at No. 13 who's capable of replacing impending free agent Danilo Gallinari. Defense is a need, but there aren't any two-way power forwards left on the board, and it's too early to draft Nikola Jokic's backup.
With Emmanuel Mudiay falling out of favor, Jamal Murray impressing at point guard and injuries constantly nagging Gary Harris, Donovan Mitchell could be a sneaky target. He caught fire his sophomore year, having sunk 80 threes, and he ripped off five 25-point games over his final 21 outings. He also left the combine a winner with a 6'10" wingspan, the fastest three-quarter sprint and the highest standing vertical.
A backcourt of Murray and Mitchell could put heavy pressure on opposing defenses.
Tankathon: Pick 24 to the Jazz
Sports Illustrated: Pick 16 to the Bulls
16. Chicago Bulls: Donovan Mitchell | G | Sophomore | Louisville
The Bulls have several needs to address this off-season and would instantly become more athletic in the backcourt by bringing in Mitchell, one of the most explosive players on the board. He's still more of an idea than anything, but as a high-quality two-way specialist with a developing jumper, Mitchell is a pretty solid concept. His 6'10" wingspan and 40" vertical are off the charts, and if the Bulls' current backcourt options stay in place, he won't be tasked with heavy playmaking duties right away. Then again, this is a roster that could look very different in a couple months.