2017 NBA Mock Draft by MikeC - 3.27
Published at 6/22/2017 6:02:40 PM
Most accurate mock draft out there. Give it a look. Potential starting 5s. FA predictions. 2nd Round now available. My top 5 players in order Markelle Fultz Josh Jackson DeAaron Fox Lonzo Ball Malik Monk
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It's official. 76ers will be trading the #3 and 2018 Lakers pick with protection. If it does not convey, Celtics would receive Kings 2019 draft pick instead. This is a huge move for the Sixers. The Process is completed. He's the perfect guard to play along Ben Simmons. He makes them a playoff team next year.
Lakers are no doubt going to take Ball after trading Russell to the Nets. Ball was best passer in college. He takes smart shots. Quick release. His jumper is ugly but It goes in.
Jackson is the most NBA ready player in this draft. The biggest knock on him is his shooting but I don't think it will be a problem. He's a scorer. He has that Kobe Bryant mentality. He'll have no problem getting double digits in NBA. He's had 13 double doubles. Most by a freshman at Kansas. He also will bring that aggressive on D. After making the trade there's a chance Celtics have two top 5 picks in next years draft. Although they could still trade this pick along with other assets to acquire Porzingis. Dark horse pick Lauri Markannen
Similar to Josh Jackson, Fox lays it all out on the court. NBA GMs will notice the heart and passion this guy plays with. He's quicker than most NBA guards in the league already. Shoots high percentage from mid range. Hopefully he can develp a 3pt shot.
I see a lot of Derozan in Tatum. Quick first step. Can get to bucket but struggles finishing. Has a nice mid range game. He just needs to be more consistent from the 3.
Isaac is an interesting prospect. He another tall, long, skinny dude that can shoot. He lets the game come to him. Doesn't force anything. Though I'm sure teams would like to see him be more aggressive.
Markannen at 7'0 was one of the best shooters in college. He's got a sweet stroke. He can step out and stretch the floor. One thing he lacks at is defense.
Phil took a risk on Porzingis a couple years ago. Hernangomez looks like a steal. Now he's takes another foreign player with Ntilikina. He's a 6'5 PG with a long wingspan. He's gonna bring the defense. Just a question if his offense can translate. I'm sure he'll be willing to learn triangle.
Monk was the best scorer/shooter in college. He can heat up fast and score in bunches. He's only 6'3 for a SG so that might scare some people off but he's got some sneaky elite athleticism.
If they pass on a PG here there's a strong chance they sign Jrue Holiday.
Smith was once considered the best PG in this draft. He's shown flashes he just needs to get more consistent. I would love to see him play with actual talent around him. If they get Fox with their 5 pick and Smith Jr is BPA. I can see them trying to trade this pick to Pistons for Drummond. Pistons need a PG.
Kennard is underrated. He's a straight shooter. Can score from anywhere on the court. Smooth with ball makes it look easy. He's got some nice moves to create his own shot.
Jackson can score all different types of ways. He's starting to look like a SG the way he's shooting now. Length causes problems when he switches onto guards on defense. Shown he's a worker.
NBA people love Collins and it's easy to see why. Collins is a 7'0 footer with a nice jumper. He's a rim protector and will bring the energy. He just needs to put on some weight.
He's a 6'10 athletic PF. Hes going to work to get rebounds. He's got a decent mid range but he'll mostly get his points in transition and put backs. Rumor has it Heat want to draft a PF to complement Whiteside. The 3 players they're targeting Zach Collins, John Collins, Harry Giles.
Mitchell is only 6'3 for a SG but he has a 6'10 wingspan. He'll have no problem guarding NBA 2s. Has some bounce.