Michigan State basketball’s Cassius Winston is preparing for the NBA draft, but after the lottery, where do various mocks have him going?
After an incredible career with Michigan State, Cassius Winston is preparing for that next step and while there are many Pistons fans that would love to have him stay home, he’s likely going to end up drafted at the end of round one or the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft.
Cassius got one step closer to realizing his NBA dream on Thursday night with the NBA Draft Lottery selection. He won’t be going in the lottery, but he’ll know which teams will need a point guard.
Here’s where the latest mock post-NBA Lottery mock drafts have Winston ending up.
- Bleacher Report: No. 27 overall to Knicks (via Clippers)
- CBS Sports: No. 29 overall to Raptors
- SB Nation: Not picked in first round
- FOX Sports: Not picked in first round
As you can see, not many major sites have Cassius Winston going in the first round, but many believe the Raptors would be a good fit with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet both in the starting lineup. That could mean the defending NBA champs could use some point guard depth — and a guy many believe plays like Lowry.
Winston had one of the most productive college careers of any program in the past couple of decades, nearly becoming a 2,000-point, 1,000-assist player. He may not have reached 1,000 assists, but he fell just short of 2,000 points thanks to the NCAA Tournament cancellation.
Joining the Knicks would be a tough shake because it’s an organization that has been trending in the wrong direction for years. There’s no telling how tough it would be for him there.