#1: Boston Celtics: PG Markelle Fultz- There are no changes right here since my first mock draft. Felt has shown that he has the best all-around game out of all the best prospects in this draft class. While Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk, and Dennis Smith have been garnering more attention, Fultz has secured the #1 spot in most mock drafts. The Celtics already have one of the best point guards in the NBA, but Fultz would be a nice complement to Isaiah Thomas. There is a chance that the Celtics trade this pick for a star power forward or center.
#2: Los Angeles Lakers: PG Lonzo Ball- Ball’s game bares resemblance to former All-Star Jason Kidd’s. Arguably the best passer in college basketball, Ball would immediately make the Lakers better, just as we saw him do with UCLA.
#3: Phoenix Suns: SF Jayson Tatum- While his Duke team has struggled mightily recently, Tatum has shown the skill set that made him the third best high school player in the nation. Another pick here for the Suns is power forward Jonathan Isaac.
#4: Miami Heat: PF Jonathan Isaac- His Seminoles have taken the ACC and college basketball by storm (rising all the way up to #6 in the NCAA Top 25). Isaac is an athletic big who can also shoot the basketball well. He would line up nicely next to Hassan Whiteside.
#5: Dallas Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith- Smith is arguably the top athlete in the 2017 draft class. As he proved against Duke last week, he can score in volume. In an article I posted earlier, I talked amount how Smith is similar to Kyrie Irving. Hopefully his success in college basketball will carry over to the NBA.
#6: Minnesota Timberwolves: PF Lauri Markkanen
#7: Orlando Magic: SF Josh Jackson
#8: Philadelphia 76ers: SG Malik Monk
#9: New Orleans Pelicans: SF Miles Bridges
#10: Sacramento Kings: PG De’Aaron Fox
#11: New York Knicks: C Bam Adebayo
#12: Portland Trail Blazers: PF Harry Giles
#13: Detroit Pistons: SG Frank Ntilikina
#14: Milwaukee Bucks: PF Isaiah Hartenstein
#15: Denver Nuggets: SF Terrance Ferguson
#16: Chicago Bulls: PG Edmond Sumner
#17: Charlotte Hornets: C Jarrett Allen
#18: Indiana Pacers: PF Ivan Rabb
#19: Washington Wizards: C Justin Patton
#20: Denver Nuggets: PF Robert Williams
#21: Atlanta Hawks: PF TJ Leaf
#22: Oklahoma City Thunder: SF Jaron Blossomgame
#23: Brooklyn Nets: SF OG Anunoby
#24: Toronto Raptors: PF Tyler Lydon
#25: Utah Jazz: G Donavan Mitchell
#26: Toronto Raptors: SG Dwayne Bacon
#27: Portland Trail Blazers: PG Kobi Simmons
#28: Houston Rockets: SF Justin Jackson
#29: San Antonio Spurs: SG Josh Hart
#30: Utah Jazz: PF Alec Peters
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