2017 NBA Mock Draft

#TeamPlayerUpdated 6/22/17 3:14pmComp
Markelle FultzPG – 6-5 – Washington – The 76ers move up to #1 and are set to select an elite combo guard to develop next to Simmons and Embiid. Fultz has the size, quickness and talent to be an immediate impact player and in a few years could be a top 5 PG in the NBA. His smoothness with the ball and elite scoring ability are exactly what the young Sixers need.
Lonzo BallPG – 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.
Jason Kidd
Jayson TatumSF – 6-8 – Duke – Tatum is a pure scorer on the wing, who has enough size to play some power forward and the versatility to excel in small-ball lineups. He’d bring more firepower to the high-powered Celtics offense.
Paul Pierce
Josh JacksonSF – 6-8 – Kansas – Josh Jackson is a special talent who plays both ends of the court. He’d be a good fit on the wing for the Suns, bringing competitive fire, defensive intensity and lots of open court speed. He doesn’t demand the ball on offense and would mesh well with the young core.
T-Mac – Drexler
De’Aaron FoxPG – 6-3 – Kentucky – Fox is a natural on the court who is a smooth passer, explosive slasher and is very savvy for a young player. He plays with great defensive intensity and does a great job of speeding up the game. He’d be an ideal fit in Sactown, setting up shots for Hield and helping the young bigs get easy buckets.
Jonathan IsaacPF – 6-10 – Florida State – Isaac has a combination of skills, size and athleticism that would be hard for the Magic to pass on. He’s a rock solid defender who can help protect the rim and he can also space the floor with his three point shooting. He doesn’t need the ball in his hands to have an impact and he plays a good all around game.
Tim Thomas
Malik MonkSG – 6-3 – Kentucky – SG isn’t a position of need for the Wolves but Monk could be too good to pass up, and he’d provide depth/insurance as LaVine recovers from injury. Monk would give them another 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.
Bradley Beal/LaVine
Frank NtilikinaPG – 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 mid lottery. He has great length and superb quickness and a lot of upside to develop and would bring some much needed size and athleticism to the Knicks backcourt.
Dante Exum
9MavsDennis Smith Jr.PG – 6-2 – N.C. State – If Smith falls to the Mavs at #9 it would be hard to pass on him, even with Yogi in the fold. He could change the dynamic of the team and be the next face of the franchise.
Steve Francis/ Eric Bledsoe
PF – 7-0 – Arizona – Highly skilled on the offensive end, with nice athleticism and a great shooting touch. The Kings need shooting and Lauri might be the best three point shooter in this draft.
Ryan Anderson
SG – 6-3 – Louisville – A ball-hawk with NBA athleticism and great length for size. Plays an unrefined game but has upside. He’d bring fresh energy to the Hornets back court.
Marcus Smart
Zach CollinsC – 7-0 – Gonzaga – A tall and talented center who lacks strength and experience but has an advanced offensive game and can defend at the rim. The Pistons could use some fresh energy up front and Collins has intriguing upside.
better Channing Frye
John CollinsPF – 6-10 – Wake Forest – An intriguing prospect who has great physical tools and big time athletic ability. The Nuggets could use help next to Jokic and Collins would bring a lot of excitement with his athletic ability.
almost Chriss
SG – 6-6 – Duke – A crafty offensive player with a sweet shooting stroke who is rising up draft boards and would give the Heat more firepower on the wing. There’s some bust potential with Kennard.
Wesley Mathews
Jarrett AllenC – 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. I wouldn’t be surprised if he outplays his draft position.
Joakim Noah
Bam AdebayoPF – 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 Bulls need talent and Bam would bring a lot of youth, energy and excitement to the front court.
Antonio McDyess
Ike AnigboguC – 6-10 – UCLA – A rim protector and rebounder who changes the game on the defensive end. Very raw but promising player who might take a few years but should be worth the wait. He’s got great length and tons of untapped potential.
longer Tristan Thompson
18PacersHarry GilesPF – 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.
Rasheed Wallace/Bobby Portis
Justin PattonC – 7-0 – Creighton – A big, athletic center with impressive skills and nice mobility, Patton would give the Hawks a young front court player to develop for what is likely to be a rebuilding team.
poor man’s KAT
OG AnunobySF – 6-8 – Indiana – A long and powerful forward who has great athletic ability, when healthy. He’d be a long term upgrade at SF for the Blazers and could be a high level starter if he develops his offensive game.
Stacey Augmon
Frank JacksonPG – 6-4 – Duke – Jackson is a well built and athletic combo guard with a sweet shooting stroke and good bounce. He’d fit well next to Westbrook and could run the point as well.
Gary Harris
Justin JacksonSF – 6-8 – UNC – A very efficient player who is a greyhound in the open court. A three and D player at the next level.
a nice Matt Barnes
Anzejs Pasecniks
C – 7-1 – Latvia – Tall and lanky center with impressive mobility and decent shooting range. A boom or bust type of prospect.
24JazzJordan BellPF – 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.
longer Faried
25MagicIsaiah HartensteinPF – 7-0 – Germany – A big forward with a polished all around game and good size for a PF. The Magic could use some young talent up front.
Troy Murphy
26Blazers*Kyle KuzmaPF – 6-9 – Utah – A sweet shooting stretch four who is rising up draft boards.
27Lakers*PF – 6-10 – UCLA – If Leaf falls, the Lakers could pair him with Lonzo again and get good value at this point in the draft.
Tom Gugliotta
PF – 6-10 – UNC – Has a massive 7-4 wingspan and the ability to change the game on both ends of the floor.
29SpursD.J. WilsonPF – 6-10 – Michigan – A fluid athlete for a big man with a nice skill level, great length and an all around game.
Jawan EvansPG – 6-0 – Oklahoma State – Evans is a dynamic lead guard who excels at getting into the lane and scoring the ball.
Speedy Claxton