1. Markelle Fultz – Philadelphia 76ers 2. Lonzo Ball – Los Angeles Lakers 3. Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics 4. Josh Jackson – Phoenix Suns 5. De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings 6. Jonathan Isaac – Orlando Magic 7. Lauri Markkanen – Chicago Bulls (*by way of Minnesota) * Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves
As we gear up for the 2017 NBA Draft, several of our writers convened for a roundtable discussion about this year’s class, including who will end up having the best career and who is being overlooked. Our participants for this edition are: Justin Cortes (@ralphjc0) Randy King (@randizzleking16) Justin Kirkland (@jkirk41) Kyle Allan (@KAllan441) B.J.
The day has finally come. The 2017 NBA Draft is here, and it’s time to finally see where all of the NBA prospects end up. Who will begin their journey with teams of the future, and who will start with a team that already has championship aspirations? We boiled down all of our previous mock
Date of Birth: May 4, 1998 Position: Shooting Guard/Point Guard College: Duke University Measurements: 6’3, 205 lbs Strengths: Frank Jackson is a flat out athlete. His measurables and his athleticism will allow his game to translate to the next level. He is also built solidly enough to be a shooting guard in the NBA. You have to remember, Jackson
Date of Birth: April 21, 1998 Position: Center College: Texas Measurements: 6’10, 234 lbs Strengths: Jarrett Allen is one of the best centers in this draft. Zach Collins should be the first center off the board come draft time, but it is very realistic to think that Allen could be the next one. Texas had another very poor
Date of Birth: March 25, 1995 Position: Small Forward College: University of North Carolina Measurements: 6’8, 193 lbs Strengths: Justin Jackson knows how to shoot the lights out. He’s got great form on the jumper and a quick release. As you can see in the video below, because of his quick release he doesn’t need much room to
Come draft time for the Lakers, they would be faced with a tough decision. Josh Jackson or Lonzo Ball? The Lakers, holding the #2 pick in the draft are in a good position in this loaded draft class. Assuming Markelle Fultz goes #1, the Lakers have a deep pool of talent available. Some notable players include
Date of Birth: January 12th, 1993 Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward College: University of Pittsburgh Measurements: 6’7, 215 lbs Strengths: Jamel Artis’ shooting ability is the biggest strength of his game. He’s not the deadeye, catch-and-shoot guy that will knock down threes when you need him. He’s a player that will create his own shot and one that needs
The Philadelphia 76ers have been considered the wild card team in this year’s 2017 NBA Draft. There are plenty of players that the Sixers will be looking at, but it all depends on what happens in front of them. The most likely outcomes for the first two picks are the Celtics taking Markelle Fultz at No.
Date of Birth: April 30, 1997 Position: Power Forward College: UCLA Measurements: 6’10, 220 lbs Strengths: T.J. Leaf is a gifted shooter and scorer. In many of our previous scouting reports for some of the big men in this draft, we have noted that they have showed the potential to become a solid shooter one day. T.J. Leaf,