The 2021 NBA Draft is less than a week away and the Portland Trail Blazers could look to jump back into the action as the event unfolds. In an effort to cover multiple topics prior to Thursday’s big night, The Church of Roy podcast returned for a special draft-themed episode. Host Steve Dewald is joined by guest Michael Visenberg of the Viseland podcast and Prospective Insight.
This episode covers prospects that could land in both rounds of the draft. At the top of the draft, Mike and Steve deliver their lists of the most NBA-ready prospects in the 2021 class. Is there a lottery-projected player that the Blazers should make a move for?
No draft picks, no problem! On the Church of ROY Draft Special, Steve is joined by @NBADraftMikeyV to get the deets on what to expect from this year’s talent. Plus, should the Blazers try to sneak their way in? OUT NOW: https://t.co/rjVoObhjhp pic.twitter.com/bNQfFFHlrM— Church of ROY Podcast (@ChurchofRoyPod) July 24, 2021
For the second round, Mike and Steve discuss developmental players that could land on the Blazers’ radar. From high-upside picks to role players with established skills, the 2021 class features a handful of noteworthy “sleeper” options.
Here is the full episode:
Prospects Discussed in this Episode
Cade Cunningham | G | Oklahoma State
Jalen Suggs | G | Gonzaga
Evan Mobley | F/C | USC
Jalen Green | G | G League Ignite
Josh Giddey | G/F | NBL (Australia)
Jonathan Kuminga | G/F | G League Ignite
Davion Mitchell | G | Baylor
Moses Moody | G/F | Arkansas
James Bouknight | G/F | UCONN
Chris Duarte | SG | Oregon
Scottie Barnes | F | Florida State
Corey Kispert | F | Gonzaga
Joe Wieskamp | G | Iowa
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | F | Villanova
Kessler Edwards | F | Pepperdine
Jericho Sims | C | Texas