2017 NBA Mock Draft – Parker Willman

2017 NBA Mock Draft – Parker Willman

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Philadelphia 76ers Markelle FultzPGFultz is the best player in this draft. His combination of athleticism, playmaking, and scoring will fit right in alongside Simmons, Saric, and Embiid.
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Los Angeles LakersLonzo BallPGPrior to all this Paul George talk and the D'Lo trade, the pick here would be Josh Jackson. I’m not as high on Ball as others but with Russell gone Ball is 99.99% going to be the pick here. That remaining .01% is De’Aaron Fox. Ultimately, Ball’s playmaking ability reigns supreme and he fits L.A. like a glove.
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Boston Celtics Jayson TatumSFThe fact that Josh Jackson didn’t work out with the Celtics is what prevents me away from slating him here. Tatum did work out for the Celtics and I think that’s the pick here. The Celtics add another forward who can’t shoot the three that well. Tatum however, has potential to develop that three-point shot. There is no question that he can score. Whether it be driving to the basket or mid range jumpers. Tatum has the chance to be a star.
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Phoenix SunsJosh JacksonSFThe Suns must be thrilled the Jackson falls to them at four. They may have been considering a PG here but Josh Jackson is hard for them to pass up. His length and athleticism should thrive on the Suns. If he can just get a more consistent jumper, he has the potential to be a great player.
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Sacramento KingsDe'Aaron FoxPGAfter trading franchise player DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, the Kings need all the help they can get. Enter De’Aaron Fox one of the most athletic players in the draft. He should give the Kings decent production and great defense. With Hield already at the 2 the Kings should have a dynamic backcourt for years to come.
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Orlando MagicDennis Smith JrPGThe new Magic GM, John Hammond, has said that he loves length, athleticism, and versatility. His track record with the Bucks proves this with his selections of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker. So, do not be surprised if the pick here ends up being Jonathan Isaac. Neither pick is a bad choice honestly. He’s long, athletic, and plays good defense. But I digress as I believe the pick here should be Dennis Smith Jr. The Magic need offense badly and Smith is the solution. He’s explosive, can get to the rim, and his jumper could use improvement, but it’s there.
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Minnesota TimberwolvesJonathan IsaacSF/PFThe Seminole in me wants Isaac to get picked by the Magic or go even higher in this draft. With the Magic passing on Isaac he falls right into the Timberwolves lap. They shouldn’t even hesitate as Isaac’s athleticism, length, and ability to play the 4 is a great match for the Timberwolves. He might have some of the highest upside in the draft and the Timberwolves get him at seven.
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New York KnicksMalik MonkSGI’m not sure what the Knicks are doing. They’ve got these Porzingis trade rumors swirling around now and they better not trade him. Porzingis and Melo need some help. A franchise point guard would be nice but I’m just not sure Ntilinka is the choice for them. Instead they go with Monk, who could probably start in the fall. One of the best shooters in the draft for sure. Monk will add more offense and spacing to the Knicks.
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Dallas Mavericks Frank NtilikinaPGWith Dirk’s retirement around the corner the Mavericks are in full rebuild mode. Right now, they need some form of talent to start building around. Ntilinka is a giant question mark. Some are high on him while some see him falling out of the lottery. Ntilinka has a 7-foot wing span which is nuts for a point guard. Due to his length, he is quite good at defense. Given some time to develop his scoring and playmaking ability he could become the player the Mavericks need.
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Sacramento KingsLauri MarkkanenPFAfter already taking De’Aaron Fox at 5 the Kings are in a good spot to add another piece to their team. With his shooting ability Markkanen can space the floor for De’Aaron Fox, allowing him to score or make plays more easily.
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Charlotte HornetsDonovan MitchellSGWhat Mitchell lacks in height he makes up for with a 6’10” wingspan and good athleticism. Mitchell impressed teams during his workouts by showing off his athleticism and 3-point shooting. While it may be a bit of a reach, Mitchell has good potential.
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Detroit PistonsLuke KennardSGThis is a reach. But wow he can for sure shoot the ball. What he lacks in elite athleticism or size he makes up with his shooting and passing. The Pistons need more 3-point shooting and Kennard could provide it.
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Denver NuggetsOG AnunobySFA point guard would be ideal here. Nelson isn’t a long-term answer obviously. Also, what happened to Mudiay? He played decent to start the season then got injured. Then he proceeded to get benched and then not play some games at all. The top point guards are all gone unfortunately. The Nuggets instead take OG Anunoby. A great defender who has some potential on offense.
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Miami HeatZach CollinsCI don’t know how I feel about Collins. He could go top 10 or he could slip out. The three teams before the Heat aren’t in need of a big man, so he falls. The falling stops here as the Heat gladly scoop him up. He played only 17 minutes per game off the bench so his production during college is questionable. He has a great shot however, and for a man his size he is quite mobile.
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Portland Trailblazers John CollinsPF
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Chicago BullsJarrett AllenC
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Milwaukee Bucks Bam AdebayoC
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Indiana PacersHarry GilesPF
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Atlanta HawksJustin PattonC
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Portland Trailblazers Justin JackonSF
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Oklahoma City ThunderTJ LeafPF
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Brooklyn Nets Terrance FergusonSG
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Toronto Raptors Ivan RabbPF
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Utah JazzAnzejs PasecniksC
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Orlando MagicSemi OjeleyeSF
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Portland TrailBlazersJosh HartSG
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Los Angeles LakersDJ WilsonPF
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Los Angeles LakersWesley IwunduSG
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San Antonio SpursJordan BellPF
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Utah JazzJawun EvansPG

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