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2017 NBA mock draft – Clayton Fawcette

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Source: ESPN

Philadelphia 76ers Markelle FultzPGDoes this really have to be explained? It is pretty obvious.
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Source: NBA

Los Angeles LakersLonzo BallPG/SGThe Lakers tried smokescreens, but no one fell for it. The real question is if they keep this pick or stupidly rush to try and contend.
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Source: NBA

Boston Celtics Josh JacksonSG/SF/PFThis looks like a Danny Ainge pick, but it may end up being a Phil Jackson pick. Or a Chicago pick. Or an Indiana pick. Or....
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Source: NBA

Phoenix SunsJayson TatumSF/PFThere were rumors of taking Jonathan Isaac, but it would appear that they are narrowing it down to their need at the 3 between Jackson and Tatum.
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Source: NBA

Sacramento KingsDe'Aaron FoxPGThey seem to want him. He wants to go to Sacramento. Match made in heaven? Not really, but sure why not?
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Source: NBA

Orlando MagicJonathan IsaacPF/CIsaac won't last past Minnesota, but with Frank Vogel thinking Aaron Gordon is a 3, they might as well get another 4. Then Vogel will promptly play him at the 3 too.
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Source: Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota TimberwolvesZach CollinsPF/CI think Thibs is getting impatient, and deals this for a veteran. If not, a guy like Zach Collins would be nice, but I am sure they are praying for Isaac.
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Source: NBA

New York KnicksFrank NtilikinaPG/SGHe is the best fit in the triangle at this spot in my opinion. Monk is the favored pick, but maybe Phil fell asleep in his workout too?
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Source: NBA

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr.PGThey need a point guard of the future, and DSJ may have the second highest potential ceiling in the draft. I would be afraid if Carlisle were to get his hands on him.
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Source: NBA

Sacramento KingsMalik MonkSGVivek wants to be Golden State, so why not get more shooting. I know Buddy is there, but who knows. The lack of quality small forwards at this spot makes it difficult. They could go with Markkanen, but good luck with his lack of defense and rebounding.
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Source: NBA

Charlotte HornetsLuke KennardSGWe have joked, along with other podcasts, that Hornets fans would riot if they took another tall white player. So here they take a white guy that can shoot. Kennard would help their spacing, but his lack of defense is a concern. Maybe Steve Clifford can make it work.
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Source: Wikipedia

Detroit PistonsLauri MarkkanenPF/CHe isn't going to help Stan Van Gundy build his "F***ING WALL", but maybe he wants a big who can spread the floor like his former player, Ryan Anderson. This pick is very available from what insiders are saying.
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Source: NBA

Denver NuggetsJohn CollinsPFSince they want to get rid of Kenneth Faried, why not bring in a lesser version of him?
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Source: NBA

Miami HeatBam AdebayoCSHOCKER! There are rumors according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Bam has an admirer in the lotto. There were rumors of a Whiteside trade last year, so maybe Pat Riley pulls something off and gets a young big?
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Source: Wikipedia

Portland Trailblazers Justin JacksonSF/PFOne of many picks.... could be used to dump one of their big salaries.
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Source: NBA

Chicago BullsIvan RabbPF/CWith Jackson just taken, this is the second most "Bulls pick". Note: no way should he go this high.
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Source: NBA

Milwaukee Bucks Jarrett AllenCHe had his wingspan measured at 7'5.25" at the combine. Need I say more?
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Source: Wikipedia

Indiana PacersJustin PattonCFor the life of me, I do not know why they appear to want to draft a center. With Myles Turner, I just do not get it.
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Source: NBA

Atlanta HawksD.J. WilsonPF/CThey could go with another wing, but after drafting two last year, they probably look for a stretch big if Paul Millsap leaves.
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Source: Wikipedia

Portland Trailblazers Semi OjeleyeSF/PFThis is a big risk in my opinion. If Ojeleye's shot doesn't translate, he is highly questionable. I would rather go with a ball handler for the bench since Shabazz Napier, is well, Shabazz Napier
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Source: NBA

Oklahoma City ThunderTyler LydonSF/PFThey need floor spacing, but this just feels like a wasted pick.
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Source: NBA

Brooklyn Nets Ike AnigboguCD'Angelo Russell (NO YOU'RE THE ONE CRYING), finally gets his potential elite lob guy and rim protector. *Sigh*.... That was hard to type.
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Source: NBA

Toronto Raptors Derrick WhitePG/SGHe is skyrocketing up boards. They probably would prefer to go with a 4, but with potential moves needing to be made for cap purposes, getting another ball handler wouldn't be a bad thing.
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Source: NBA

Utah JazzJawun EvansPGIt is floating around that they want to get another point guard in the draft. Well, here is the best of the bunch in this range.
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Source: NBA

Orlando MagicAnzejs PasecniksCI SPELLED IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! The Magic have plenty of bigs, but why not try another?
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Source: Wikipedia

Portland TrailBlazersOG AnunobySF/PFGAH! I couldn't make it happen for LA.... Freaking Portland. Jerks. The Blazers have plenty of wings, but none with the potential that OG oozes.
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Source: NBA

Los Angeles LakersJosh HartSG/SFThis isn't the flashiest pick in the world, but he could be a solid fit next to Lonzo.
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Source: NBA

Los Angeles LakersHarry GilesCWill either of these picks even be headed to LA? For Giles, this is a steep fall from before the year. I think he goes higher, but have no idea where. His stock may be the craziest in the entire draft. What this shows is that someone good could have a real shot at falling this year.
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Source: NBA

San Antonio SpursJordan BellCOther than Hart, this is such a Spurs pick. And the West should probably be nervous about this.
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Utah JazzWesley IwunduSG/SFThere are so many questions about this team due to free agency that they should just go with a solid player here. This could be any number of players as holes need to be filled if Hayward and Hill leave.

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