2017 NBA Mock Draft: Round One – Picks 16-30

Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

This 2017 NBA Mock Draft was updated: June 22, 2017.

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  1. Chicago Bulls: Jarrett Allen, C, Texas, 6-10, Fr.
    Allen is a skilled big inside with plenty of room for development. The Bulls dealt Taj Gibson, and Nikola Mirotic is potentially a free agent this summer, so the team could use options at power forward.

  2. Milwaukee Bucks: Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky, 6-10, Fr.
    With an NBA-ready body, Adebayo is extremely physical in the paint, although his all-around offensive game needs time to develop. The Bucks lack an inside presence and could use his physicality and tenacity on the glass.

  3. Indiana Pacers: OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana, 6-8, Soph.
    Anunoby possesses the ideal length and athleticism for the next level, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury that cut short his sophomore campaign. Indiana has several potential free agents in its backcourt, so the team ideally could use depth at guard, although it also has to plan for the likely future without Paul George.

  4. Atlanta Hawks: Justin Patton, C, Creighton, 7-0, Fr.
    After trading Dwight Howard and with Paul Millsap likely leaving in free agency, the Hawks need frontcourt depth. Thanks to a breakout redshirt freshman season, Patton emerged as a legit lottery prospect due to his athleticism and skill for a near-7-footer.

  5. Portland Trail Blazers: T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA, 6-10, Fr.
    The Trail Blazers don’t have a true answer at power forward and should look that way with one of their first-rounders. An inside/outside threat, Leaf is a capable scorer around the basket but can stretch defenses with his perimeter game as well.

  6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, SG, USA, 6-7, 1998.
    The former Alabama and Arizona commit played overseas instead of going to college and is a skilled scorer at the rim or shooting it from the perimeter. He could develop into a valuable bench player at the next level and gives Oklahoma City options on the wing in case restricted free agent Andre Roberson leaves.

  7. Brooklyn Nets: Harry Giles, PF, Duke, 6-10, Fr.
    The Nets are desperate for talent across the board and look to add the best available player. Giles was once considered a top prospect in the 2017 NBA Draft before suffering an injury early in the season, which stunted his development at Duke. He is well worth the gamble at this point.

  8. Toronto Raptors: Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse, 6-10, Soph.
    While the Raptors just acquired Serge Ibaka, he is a free agent this summer along with Patrick Patterson, so power forward depth is needed to be safe. Lydon is an inside/outside threat who can stretch defenses with his perimeter shooting.

  9. Utah Jazz: Ike Anigbogu, PF/C, UCLA, 6-10, Fr.
    A raw big man with already strong physical attributes, Anigbogu needs time to develop his all-around game, but can make an impact on the glass. The Jazz could use some depth inside, especially with Derrick Favors entering the final year of his contract.

  10. Orlando Magic: Ivan Rabb, PF, California, 6-10, Soph.
    Rabb likely would have been a lottery pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, but he drops in this deeper draft. He would provide the Magic with some needed depth inside.

  11. Portland Trail Blazers: Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon, 6-8, Jr.
    Bell is an extremely athletic frontcourt player who crashes the glass and is a solid shot blocker. The Trail Blazers could very well end up dealing or selling this pick since it is their third first-rounder. Portland could also look to go the foreign route.

  12. Los Angeles Lakers: Semi Ojeleye, F, SMU, 6-7, Jr.
    The Duke transfer blew up in his lone year at SMU. He can shoot it from the outside but is also physical and athletic at the rim. Ojeleye would add some needed versatility to the Lakers’ frontcourt.

  13. Los Angeles Lakers: Derrick White, SG, Colorado, 6-4, Sr.
    The former Division Two transfer led the Buffaloes in scoring and could potentially play either guard spot at the next level. It appears unlikely that the Lakers will keep both of their late first-round picks, but if they do, they could use some depth at guard.

  14. San Antonio Spurs: Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue, 6-8, Soph.
    The Spurs have a veteran frontcourt and a couple of potential free agents, so they could use some youth at forward. Swanigan was a double-double machine this past season and should develop into a valuable role player at the next level.

  15. Utah Jazz: Juwan Evans, PG, Oklahoma State, 5-11, Soph.
    Evans is a play-making point guard and talented scorer. The Jazz could lose George Hill and some other guards to free agency, so they would be wise to add a backcourt option with one of their first-round picks.

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Written by David Kay – @david_kmiecik.

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