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NBA mock draft: Five rising prospects for 2019

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Smith elevates for epic putback slam (0:25)

Niem Stevenson misses a layup, but Zhaire Smith comes out of nowhere and rises up for a two-handed dunk. (0:25)

With the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, NBA decision-makers can now shift their attention not only to the 2018 draft, but beyond. At this time of year, more than ever, they will be closely monitoring the progress of young players around the globe.