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By: John Morgan Francis


The 2017 NBA Draft will be held tomorrow in Brooklyn, New York at 7 P.M. Aired on ESPN, this draft is expected to not only be one of the deepest in history but also a night full of trade speculations. For my final NBA Draft piece, I’m releasing my finalized mock draft, including trades and every pick for the first round.




  1. Boston, Sacramento and New Orleans
    • Boston receives the fifth, tenth overall picks and Anthony Davis, Sacramento receives the third overall pick and Terry Rozier, New Orleans receives the 2018 L.A. Lakers and Brooklyn Nets first round picks, the 2019 Memphis Grizzlies and L.A. Clippers first round picks, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Garrett Temple and Tyler Zeller.
  2. Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks
    • Phoenix receives Kristaps Porzingis from New York for Dragan Bender and the fourth overall pick
  3. Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks
    • Orlando receives the ninth overall pick and Wesley Matthews from Dallas for Bismack Biyombo and the sixth overall pick
  4. Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trailblazers
    • Brooklyn receives Allen Crabbe and the 20th overall pick from Portland for Quincy Acy
  5. Indiana Pacers and L.A. Lakers
    • Indiana receives Luol Deng, Julius Randle, the 27th and 28th overall picks from L.A. for Paul George


Mock Draft


  1. Philadelphia 76ers
    • Markelle Fultz, Guard, Freshman, Washington
  2. L.A. Lakers
    • Lonzo Ball, Guard, Freshman, UCLA
  3. Sacramento Kings (via Boston)
    • De’Aaron Fox, Guard, Freshman, Kentucky
  4. New York Knicks (via Suns)
    • Josh Jackson, Forward, Freshman, Kansas
  5. Boston Celtics (via Kings)
    • Jayson Tatum, Forward, Freshman, Duke
  6. Dallas Mavericks (via Magic)
    • Frank Ntilikina, Guard, 18 France
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Lauri Markkanen, Forward, Freshman, Arizona
  8. New York Knicks
    • Malik Monk, Guard, Freshman, Kentucky
  9. Orlando Magic (via Mavericks)
    • Jonathan Isaac, Forward, Freshman, Florida State
  10. Boston Celtics (via Kings)
    • Dennis Smith, Guard, Freshman, N.C. State
  11. Charlotte Hornets
    • Donovan Mitchell, Guard, Sophomore, Louisville
  12. Detroit Pistons
    • Zach Collins, Center, Freshman, Gonzaga
  13. Denver Nuggets
    • OG Anunoby, Forward, Sophomore, Indiana
  14. Miami Heat
    • John Collins, Forward, Sophomore, Wake Forest
  15. Portland Trail Blazers
    • Harry Giles, Forward, Freshman, Duke
  16. Chicago Bulls
    • Luke Kennard, Guard, Sophomore, Duke
  17. Milwaukee Bucks
    • Ike Anigbogu, Center, Freshman, UCLA
  18. Indiana Pacers
    • Justin Jackson, Forward, Junior, North Carolina
  19. Atlanta Hawks
    • Justin Patton, Center, Freshman, Creighton
  20. Brooklyn Nets (via Trail Blazers)
    • Edrice Adebayo, Forward, Freshman, Kentucky
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder
    • Terrance Ferguson, Guard, 19, Australia
  22. Brooklyn Nets
    • TJ Leaf, Forward, Freshman, UCLA
  23. Toronto Raptors
    • Tony Bradley, Center, Freshman, North Carolina
  24. Utah Jazz
    • Tyler Lydon, Forward, Sophomore, Syracuse
  25. Orlando Magic
    • Isaiah Hartenstein, Forward, 18, Germany
  26. Portland Trail Blazers
    • Mathias Lessort, Forward, 21, France
  27. Indiana Pacers (via Lakers)
    • Jonah Bolden, Forward, 21, Australia
  28. Indiana Pacers (via Lakers)
    • Josh Hart, Guard, Senior, Villanova
  29. San Antonio Spurs
    • Tyler Dorsey, Guard, Sophomore, Oregon
  30. Utah Jazz
    • Jawun Evans, Guard, Sophomore, Oklahoma State



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