● By Adam Finkelstein
We now know the names that will be in contention for the 58 spots in this year's NBA Draft, following the release of the early entry candidates on Tuesday. What we don't yet know is the exact order of the draft and who will remain in. Those two variables will be decided by the NBA Draft Lottery on May 12 and then the NCAA's early entry withdrawal deadline of May 29, followed by the NBA's early entry withdrawal (which becomes applicable only to non-NCAA players) of June 16. While plenty of things will still evolve in the less than two months before draft night(s) on June 26-27, this is an early projection shaped not by intel, but by what I would do in these drafting spots given the information that is currently available.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.