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2017 NBA Mock Draft 3.0 - 6/15/17
Published at 6/18/2017 12:20:00 AM

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Round 1

Round 1: 16-30
16. Bulls: Justin Jackson, Small Forward, North Carolina

There is a lot of uncertainty around Chicago's current scorers, D-wade and Jimmy Butler. Justin Jackson gives a dynamic scorer off the bench if both players return, or could play along side either of them if Chicago decides to make a roster change this Summer.


Bulls's Needs via ESPN's RPM

17. Bucks: Donovan Mitchell, Guard, Louisville

The Bucks have a surplus of big men but need depth in the back court. Mitchell provides explosive athleticism and length (6-10 wing span despite only being 6-2) to add to a back court of Brogdon and Middleton.


Bucks's Needs via ESPN's RPM

18. Pacers: O.G Anuoby, Guard, Indiana

The Pacers could use help at a variety of different positions. Anuoby provides length and versatility to play the 2, 3 and 4 depending on the line up. He is an explosive athlete and has great potential as a versatile defender at the next level.


Pacers's Needs via ESPN's RPM

19. Hawks: Ivan Rabb, Power Forward, California

I fully expect Millsap to walk this off season. I think he is looking to move on from Atlanta and find a more functional organization to join. Rabb is a potential replacement for Millsap. He can play along Howard to provide rebounding, scoring and a versatile defender at the 4.


Hawks's Needs via ESPN's RPM



20. Blazers: Terrence Ferguson, Shooting Guard, Australia

The Blazers have 3 first rounders, so moving one or more of the picks is a very real possibility. If they stand put, Ferguson is a potential 3-and-D wing player that could have a long, productive career at the next level.


Blazers's Needs via ESPN's RPM

21. Thunder: Semi Ojeleye, Forward, SMU

The Thunder need help around Russ. Ojeleye is a versatile scorer, though a bit undersized at around 6-6. He has an intriguing skill set in today's stretch-4 landscape, howerver.


Thunder's Needs via ESPN's RPM

22. Nets: Justin Patton, Center, Creighton

The Nets need help everywhere and are in a position to take the best player available. In this case, it is Patton. He has great size and athleticism to play true center at the next level. Brook Lopez is a free agent after the 2017-18 season, so drafting Patton could give the Nets their center of the future, should Lopez walk next summer.


Nets's Needs via ESPN's RPM

23. Raptors: Kyle Kuzma, Power Forward, Utah

Toronto takes a versatile scoring power forward to bolster their front line.


Raptors's Needs via ESPN's RPM

24. Jazz: Tyler Lydon, Forward, Syracuse

The Jazz could use depth in the backcourt, but there isn't a lot of talent there at this point in the draft. Lydon gives the Jazz a big shooter to stretch the floor at either the 3 or 4 position.


Jazz's Needs via ESPN's RPM

25. Magic: Harry Giles, Power Forward, Duke

With their 2nd pick of the 1st round, the Magic can afford to take a high-risk flier on Giles. He has star potential, but his injury history is a huge red-flag. If he pans out, this could be a steal for Orlando.


Magic's Needs via ESPN's RPM

26. Blazers: Bam Adebayo, Power Forward, Kentucky

With their 3rd pick in the 1st round, Portland can go best player available. Here, it is Bam; the big man out of Kentucky had a productive Freshman year and could have a long career as a banger inside.


Blazers's Needs via ESPN's RPM

27. Nets: Juwan Evans, Point Guard, Oklahoma State

Again, Brooklyn needs help at every position. They took a big man earlier, now can take a scoring guard to boost their offense.


Nets's Needs via ESPN's RPM

28. Lakers: Jordan Bell, Power Forward, Oregon

The Lakers get the high-energy big man out of Baylor that stole the show with his shot blocking and defensive presence. He would fit right in with the Lakers core.


Lakers's Needs via ESPN's RPM

29. Spurs: Frank Jackson, Point Guard, Duke

The Spurs take a point guard to replace the aging Tony Parker and free agent Patty Mills.


Spurs's Needs via ESPN's RPM

30. Jazz: Josh Hart, Shooting Guard, Villanova

The Jazz take a volume scorer to bolster their offense. He could be a potential replacement for Hayward if he leaves in free agency.


Jazz's Needs via ESPN's RPM

Round 1: 16-30
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