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Jay Bilas Reveals His Top 5 NBA Draft Prospects

Jay Bilas speaks at the espnW Women + Sports Summit.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 22: ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas speaks at the espnW Women + Sports Summit held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on October 22, 2019 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the basketball world tuned in as the 2021 NBA Draft lottery results were revealed.

The Detroit Pistons landed the first pick for the first time in over 50 years, even though the team had the second-worst record in 2020-21. The Houston Rockets, who owned the worst record in the league this year, ended up with the No. 2 pick.

With the lottery set, it's time to take a look at the top prospects in the upcoming draft. Most analysts have former Oklahoma State standout Cade Cunningham as the top prospect.

That held true for Jay Bilas, who released his top-five prospects after the lottery was announced. The ESPN analyst has Cunningham at No. 1, followed by former USC star Evan Mobley at No. 2.

Point guards Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green sit at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively, while former Baylor star Davion Mitchell rounds out the top five.

Here's a look at the lottery picks for the 2021 NBA Draft:

  1. Detroit Pistons
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Orlando Magic
  6. Oklahoma City Thunder
  7. Golden State Warriors
  8. Orlando Magic
  9. Sacramento Kings
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. San Antonio Spurs
  13. Indiana Pacers
  14. Golden State Warriors

Golden State holds two lottery picks, which the team could swing for a veteran player in the coming weeks. The Cleveland Cavaliers were also mentioned as a team willing to move on from the No. 3 pick for the right price.

The 2021 NBA Draft commences Thursday, July 29.