The 2017 NBA Draft is just around the corner. While the first few picks are more or less expected to go a certain way, what about the rest of the first round? Let’s find out what some top draft experts – DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, and The Ringer – think by taking a look at their complete first-round mock drafts.
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2017 NBA Draft Expert Picks and Predictions
1. Philadelphia 76ers
|Markelle Fultz||Markelle Fultz||Markelle Fultz|
Fultz has been the consensus choice for No. 1 pick by draft experts for virtually the entire process. The Washington product has great size for a point guard, not to mention immense potential offensively. He still has a lot of holes defensively, but they aren’t bad enough to see him going anywhere other than the top spot to the Sixers.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
|Lonzo Ball||Lonzo Ball||Lonzo Ball|
The Lakers have been busy working out other top prospects like Josh Jackson and De’Aaron Fox recently, but the consensus remains that Ball will most likely fulfill his dream of playing for his hometown Lakers. The UCLA point guard figures to provide the Lake Show with a playmaker they haven’t seen since Magic Johnson ran the Showtime Lakers in the 80’s.
3. Boston Celtics
|Josh Jackson||Josh Jackson||Josh Jackson|
There are rumors swirling about the Sacramento Kings potentially trading their two top-10 picks to go up to No. 3. But the Celtics are still in the spot for the time being, and the experts see them taking Jayson Tatum. The small forward out of Duke would be a perfect fit in the green and white offense and back court.
4. Phoenix Suns
|De’Aaron Fox||De’Aaron Fox||Jayson Tatum|
DraftExpress and NBADraft.net both have the Suns taking Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox. That’s probably not surprising given the Suns’ apparent love of John Calipari backcourt products. They already have former Wildcats Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Devin Booker, and Tyler Ulis on the roster, so what’s one more UK guard?
5. Sacramento Kings
|Jayson Tatum||Jayson Tatum||De’Aaron Fox|
The Kings are in need of some wings after Rudy Gay opted out and Tatum would be a logical choice. However, the Kings have been anything but logical for many years, as the recent rumors of their potential plans to trade up to No. 3 show. If they do stay at No. 5, though, Tatum would be a terrific pick.
Expert Predictions for the rest of the first round
|6. Orlando Magic||Jonathan Isaac||Jonathan Isaac||Dennis Smith|
|7. Minnesota Timberwolves||Lauri Markkanen||Dennis Smith||Jonathan Isaac|
|8. New York Knicks||Malik Monk||Malik Monk||Malik Monk|
|9. Dallas Mavericks||Dennis Smith||Frank Ntilikina||Lauri Markkanen|
|10. Sacramento Kings||Frank Ntilikina||Zach Collins||OG Anunuby|
|11. Charlotte Hornets||Luke Kennard||Lauri Markkanen||Zach Collins|
|12. Detroit Pistons||Donovan Mitchell||Luke Kennard||Donovan Mitchell|
|13. Denver Nuggets||Zach Collins||Jarrett Allen||Frank Ntilikina|
|14. Miami Heat||John Collins||Donovan Mitchell||Harry Giles|
|15. Portland Trail Blazers||OG Anunoby||Justin Patton||Luke Kennard|
|16. Chicago Bulls||Justin Jackson||TJ Leaf||Justin Jackson|
|17. Milwaukee Bucks||Jarrett Allen||Harry Giles||Justin Patton|
|18. Indiana Pacers||Ike Anibogu||Bam Adebayo||John Collins|
|19. Atlanta Hawks||Justin Patton||Justin Jackson||Jarrett Allen|
|20. Portland Trail Blazers||Harry Giles||Kyle Kuzma||Ike Anigbogu|
|21. Oklahoma City Thunder||TJ Leaf||Jawun Evans||Terrance Ferguson|
|22. Brooklyn Nets||Anzejs Pasecniks||John Collins||Tony Bradley|
|23. Toronto Raptors||Terrance Ferguson||Terrance Ferguson||Rodions Kurucs|
|24. Utah Jazz||Bam Adebayo||DJ Wilson||Jonathan Jeanne|
|25. Orlando Magic||Isaiah Hartenstein||Wesley Iwundu||DJ Wilson|
|26. Portland Trail Blazers||Semi Ojeleye||Rodion Curucs||TJ Leaf|
|27. Brooklyn Nets||DJ Wilson||Ike Anigbogu||Jonah Bolden|
|28. Los Angeles Lakers||Tyler Lydon||Tony Bradley||Jordan Bell|
|29. San Antonio Spurs||Ivan Rabb||Isaiah Hartenstein||Caleb Swanigan|
|30. Utah Jazz||Derrick White||Jordan Bell||Jawun Evans|
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