2017 NBA Mock Draft

Updated 5/20/17
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Team
Player
Pos
Ht
From Player Report
Comp
1
Celtics
Markelle Fultz PG 6-5 Washington If they keep the pick, Fultz will give the Celtics an elite prospect to develop while they contend for titles. He has the size, quickness and talent to be an immediate impact player and in a few years could be a top 5 point guard in the NBA. More
Westbrook
2
Lakers
Lonzo Ball PG 6-6 UCLA The Lakers get their man. Ball is a big time talent who controls the game with his speed and passing ability. He has an extra gear, loves to push the tempo and will bring showtime back to L.A. More
Jason Kidd
3
76ers
Josh Jackson SF 6-8 Kansas Josh Jackson is a special talent who plays both ends of the court. He would be a perfect fit on the wing for the Sixers, bringing defense, open court speed and great competitive fire. His transition game and back-door cut ability would be highlighted by the court vision of Ben Simmons. More
T-Mac - Drexler
4
Suns
De'Aaron Fox PG 6-3 Kentucky Fox is a natural on the court who is a smooth passer, explosive slasher and very savvy for a young player. He would pair well with Booker and Ulis to form a scary-good backcourt in Phoenix. His defensive intensity and the speed at which he plays the game would benefit the young Suns and his pass-first mentality would help the young Bigs get buckets. More
Rondo/Wall
5
Kings
Dennis Smith Jr. PG 6-2 NC State Smith would be a great fit for the Kings as a creator who can free up space for Hield and make plays for Skal and the gang. He is a truly explosive athlete who is relentless in attacking the rim and can really collapse the defense. More
better Steve Francis
6
Magic
Malik Monk SG 6-3 Kentucky The Magic could use an upgrade at shooting guard and Monk would give them a top level athlete who can really play above the rim and is also a knock down shooter. He doesn't have ideal size but his scoring ability is undeniable. More
Bradley Beal/LaVine
7
T-Wolves
Jayson Tatum SF 6-8 Duke Tatum has top 5 potential but could fall to the Wolves if there's a run on PGs. He's a pure scorer on the wing, who has enough size to play some PF. More
Paul Pierce
8
Knicks
Hamidou Diallo SG 6-5 Kentucky An elite level athlete with a ton of bounce and great length, Diallo would give the Knicks a high upside player at SG. This would be a swing-for-the-fences pick but could payoff down the line. More
DeRozan
9
Mavs
7-0 Arizona Highly skilled on the offensive end, with nice athleticism and a great shooting touch. This pick just seems too obvious. He'd get a chance to learn from Dirk the legend. More
Ryan Anderson
10
Kings
Jonathan Isaac PF 6-10 Florida State Long and talented with intriguing upside, Isaac would bring more talent to the crowded front court in Sac. He shoots the 3 and can defend the rim. More
Tim Thomas
11
Hornets
Jarrett Allen
C
6-11 Texas A long and talented post player who controls the paint on both ends of the floor. Not a sexy pick but could develop into a long term starter at center and has a lot of untapped potential. A few years from now this pick could look like a steal. More
Joakim Noah
12
Pistons
Zach Collins C 7-0 Gonzaga A tall and talented center who lacks strength and experience but has an advanced offensive game and can defend the rim. the Pistons could use some fresh energy in the paint. More
Channing Frye
13
Nuggets
Frank Ntilikina PG 6-7 Belgium In some draft classes Frank would be the #1 PG prospect but with so much depth at the position he slides to late lottery. He has great length and superb quickness and a lot of upside to develop. More
Dante Exum
14
Heat
Harry Giles PF 6-10 Duke At this point in the draft it's OK to swing for the fences. Giles is a multi-talented power forward with advanced ball skills but slowed by injuries. Even if he doesn't regain his explosiveness he has enough length and skill to be an effective player. He'd be a great fit next to Whiteside in Miami. More
Rasheed Wallace/Bobby Portis
15
Blazers
John Collins PF 6-10 Wake Forest An intriguing prospect who has great physical tools and big time athletic ability. The Blazers need help up front and Collins would give them a talented PF to develop. More
almost Chriss
16
Bulls
Frank Jackson PG 6-4 Duke The Bulls could use some young talent at the guard position. Jackson is a well built and athletic combo guard with a sweet shooting stroke and good bounce. More
Gary Harris
17
Bucks
Ike Anigbogu C 6-10 UCLA A rim protector and rebounder who changes the game on the defensive end. Very raw but promising. This just seems like a Bucks pick. More
Tristan Thompson
18
Pacers Justin Patton C 7-0 Creighton A big, athletic center with impressive skills and nice mobility, Patton would help shoulder the load up front and give the Pacers a nice young front court next to Myles Turner. More
poor man's KAT
19
Hawks
6-10
UCLA A fundamentally sound PF who is a lights-out shooter but lacks speed. More
Tom Gugliotta
20
Blazers*
6-3 Louisville A ball-hawk with NBA athleticism and great length for size. Plays an unrefined game but has upside. He'd be a good compliment to Dam and CJ. More
poor man's Marcus Smart
21
Thunder
OG Anunoby SF 6-8 Indiana A long and powerful forward who has great athletic ability, when healthy. He'd fit well with the up tempo Thunder. More
Stacey Augmon
22
Nets*
Isaiah Hartenstein PF 7-0 Germany A big forward with a polished all around game and good size for a stretch 4. More
Troy Murphy
23
Raptors 6-5 Belgium A rock solid athlete who is a great defender and high IQ player. More
Malcolm Brogdon
24
Jazz Terrance Ferguson SG 6-7 USA An explosive athlete who would provide depth on the wing for the Jazz. He's one of the mystery men in this draft, after playing in Australia. He has all the tools but hasn't yet put it all together.  More
taller J.R. Smith
25
Magic
6-8 UNC A very efficient player who is a greyhound in the open court. A three and D player at the next level. More
a nice Matt Barnes
26
Blazers* Bam Adebayo PF 6-10 Kentucky A powerful player with an NBA body who can really rock the rim and defend in the paint.  He lacks ideal height but has a lot of bounce. The Blazers keep building the front court. More
Antonio McDyess
27
Nets* Rodions Kurucs SF 6-8 Latvia A wiry and athletic wing who can score at the rim and hit the three point shot. More
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28
Lakers*
Caleb Swanigan PF 6-8 Purdue Powerful player with huge wingspan who is becoming a force in the paint. More
Brandon Bass
29
Spurs Jordan Bell PF 6-9 Oregon A strong forward who has nice physical tools and plays with great energy and hustle. Plays bigger than his size and impacts the game in many ways.
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Jazz*
Rawle Alkins SG 6-4 Arizona An aggressive scorer who is built like a bull and can really handle the ball. More
Isaiah Rider
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Traded Picks
76ers receive Lakers pick, top 3 protected (MCW trade)
76ers have the right to swap picks with Kings
Blazers receive Cavs first round pick
Blazers receive Grizzlies first round pick, via Denver (Plumlee trade)
Celtics have the right to swap picks with Nets
Jazz receive Warriors pick, cap clear for Iguodala trade
Kings receive Pelicans first round pick, top 3 protected (Cousins trade)
Magic receive the lower of Raptors/Clippers picks (Ibaka trade)
Raptors receive Clippers pick, Vasquez trade (could go to Magic)


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