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2017 NBA Mock Draft (Updated)

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The entire NBA world was shook when the Boston Celtics agreed to trade their first overall pick to the Philadelphis 76ers for Philadelphia’s number three pick and either the Lakers’ first-rounder next year if it falls between the second and fifth selection or the Kings’ 2019 first rounder. This trade seems to make absolutely no sense to the majority of Celtics fans who were hoping to draft Markelle Fultz first overall. The Sixers are now likely expected to draft Fultz. More trades will occur, but for now this is the new draft order and probable selections for the 2017 NBA Draft.

First-Round
1. Philadelphia (From Boston via Brooklyn) – Markelle Fultz (PG/SG, Washington)
2. Los Angeles Lakers – Lonzo Ball (PG, UCLA)
3. Boston (from Philadelphia via Sacramento) – Josh Jackson (SF, Duke)
4. Phoenix – Jayson Tatum (SF, Duke)
5. Sacramento (from Philadelphia) – De’Aaron Fox (PG, Kentucky)
6. Orlando – Malik Monk (SG, Kentucky)
7. Minnesota – Jonathan Isaac (SF/PF, Florida State)
8. New York – Dennis Smith Jr. (PG, North Carolina State)
9. Dallas – Frank Ntilikina (PG/SG, France)
10. Sacramento (From New Orleans) – Lauri Markkanen (PF/C, Arizona)
11. Charlotte – Zach Collins (C/PF, Gonzaga)
12. Detroit – Luke Kennard (SG, Duke)
13. Denver – OG Anunoby (SF/PF, Indiana)
14. Miami – Harry Giles (PF/C, Duke)
15. Portland – Justin Jackson (SF/SG, North Carolina)
16. Chicago – Jarrett Allen (C, Texas)
17. Milwaukee – Ike Anigbogu (C, UCLA)
18. Indiana – John Collins (PF, Wake Forest)
19. Atlanta – Donovan Mitchell (SG, Louisville)
20. Portland (From Memphis via Denver and Cleveland) – TJ Leaf (PF, UCLA)
21. Oklahoma City – Terrance Ferguson (SG/SF, USA)
22. Brooklyn (From Washington) – Justin Patton (C, Creighton)
23. Toronto (From LA Clippers via Milwaukee) – Tyler Lydon (SF/PF, Syracuse)
24. Utah – Anzejs Pasecniks (C, Latvia)
25. Orlando (From Toronto) – Isaiah Hartenstein (PF/C, Germany)
26. Portland (From Cleveland) – Ivan Rabb (PF, California)
27. Brooklyn (From Boston) – Semi Ojeleye (PF/SF, SMU)
28. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston) – DJ Wilson (PF/SF, Michigan)
29. San Antonio – Jawun Evans (PG, Oklahoma State)
30. Utah (From Golden State) – Derrick White (SG/PG, Colorado)
Second-Round
31. Atlanta (From Brooklyn) – Jordan Bell (PF, Oregon)
32. Phoenix – Bam Adebayo (PF/C, Kentucky)
33. Orlando (From Los Angeles Lakers) – Frank Jackson (PG/SG, Duke)
34. Sacramento (From Philadelphia via New Orleans) – Caleb Swanigan (PF, Purdue)
35. Orlando – Johnathan Motley (PF, Baylor)
36. Philadelphia (From New York via Utah and Toronto) – Josh Hart (SG, Villanova)
37. Boston (From Minnesota via Phoenix) – Tony Bradley (C/PF, North Carolina)
38. Chicago (From Sacramento via Cleveland) – Dwayne Bacon (SG/SF, Florida State)
39. Philadelphia (From Dallas) – Kyle Kuzma (PF, Utah)
40. New Orleans – Dillon Brooks (SF/SG, Oregon)
41. Charlotte – Mathias Lessort (PF/C, France)
42. Utah (From Detroit) – Alec Peters (PF, Valparaiso)
43. Houston (From Denver) – Thomas Bryant (PF/C, Indiana)
44. New York (From Chicago) – Jonah Bolden (SF/PF, Australia)
45. Houston (From Portland) – Jaron Blossomgame (SF, Clemson)
46. Philadelphia (From Miami via Atlanta) – Edmond Sumner (PG, Xavier)
47. Indiana – Tyler Dorsey (SG, Oregon)
48. Milwaukee – PJ Dozier (SG/PG, South Carolina)
49. Denver (From Memphis via Oklahoma City) – Frank Mason III (PG, Kansas)
50. Philadelphia (From Atlanta) – Alberto Abalde (SF, Spain)
51. Denver (From Oklahoma City) – Devin Robinson (SF/PF, Florida)
52. Washington – Melo Trimble (PG, Maryland)
53. Boston (From Cleveland) – Alpha Kaba (PF/C, France)
54. Phoenix (From Toronto) – Sindarius Thornwell (SG/PG, South Carolina)
55. Utah – Sterling Brown (SG, SMU)
56. Boston (From LA Clippers) – Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF/SF, Bulgaria)
57. Brooklyn (From Boston) – Monte Morris (PG, Iowa State)
58. New York (From Houston) – Luke Kornet (C, Vanderbilt)
59. San Antonio – Wesley Iwundu (SF, Kansas State)
60. Atlanta (From Golden State via Philadelphia and Utah) – Nigel Williams-Goss (PG, Gonzaga)

Although the Celtics have already dealt the first overall pick to the Sixers, there are still many trades that can occur on or before draft night. The Celtics could very well not be finished with trades yet. There have been reports that the Celtics are interested in acquiring Anthony Davis from the Pelicans or Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. The Butler trade is much more likely, but the Celtics could snatch up Davis for a mixture of players and their first round draft picks. The Kings and the Lakers are two teams that are interested in acquiring more first round draft picks this year. The Kings are looking to trade up from their existing fifth and tenth overall picks and are reportedly willing to offer up Willie Cauley-Stein as well. The Lakers had previously expressed interest in trading for the number one pick before the Boston-Philadelphia trade. However, they are still interested in obtaining another pick in this year’s first round in addition to their second and twenty-eight picks. The Lakers are reportedly ready to part ways with Julius Randle in a trade for a lottery pick. Expect this draft in these coming days to be very interesting and full of trades and rumors.

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