NBA Team Draft Report
Portland Trail Blazers

This new tool condenses 2017 NBA Mock Draft content from around Below are all the 2017 NBA Mock Draft selections for the Blazers from Paul Banks' and David Kay's 2017 NBA Mock Draft and a summary from the 2017 Mock NBA Draft Builder.

Portland Trail Blazers
Mock Selections from Paul Banks and David Kay
  • Rd. 1, Pk. 15 Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville
    Mitchell is a combo guard who emerged as the Cardinals' go-to option this past season, but he also gets it done on the defensive end. The Trail Blazers could use a boost of talent in their backcourt behind Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 20 T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA
    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.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 26 Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon
    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.

Paul Banks and David Kay's 2017 NBA Mock Draft
Portland Trail Blazers
Mock Selections from Mike Elworth
  • Rd. 1, Pk. 12 Mikal Bridges, SF, Villanova
    Bridges was a key guy on Villanova's National Title team of two years ago, but for the first time, the junior should be the program's best player - the core guys from two years ago are now in the NBA. Bridges is an ace shooter and a very efficient scorer with play-making ability and defensive talent. The Trail Blazers could really use a two-way guard of his caliber, and with his experience, he could make their rotation in his first season.

Mike's 2017 NBA Mock Draft
Portland Trail Blazers
5 Most Commonly Picked Players

Harry Giles, PF, Duke, .
Going to the Blazers on 14 mock drafts

Featured Writeup:
With multiple first round picks, the Blazers take a chance on the potential of Harry Giles of Duke. One of the best players from his high school class, Giles knee problems have prevented him from returning to form as a bouncy, athletic big man with big time upside as a dominating rim protector. The Blazers just hope he can return to form.
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Jarrett Allen, C, Texas, .
Going to the Blazers on 11 mock drafts

Featured Writeup:
Portland may trade this pick to help dump some salary, as they have 15 players under contract and some bad money deals. So for that reason, I’ll have the best player come off the board. Jarrett Allen could have been a lottery pick in a weaker draft class, so he offers value here.
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Isaiah Hartenstein, PF, Germany, .
Going to the Blazers on 8 mock drafts

Featured Writeup:
A draft and stash prospect is somewhat necessary because of all the picks. Hartenstein has the ability to be a matchup nightmare. He may be a versatile offense weapon with a developing 3 and impressive handles. Not much to show on the defensive side of ball. The goal with him is to make sure he isn't a liability but he will never be a good defender.
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Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky, .
Going to the Blazers on 8 mock drafts

Featured Writeup:
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.
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Justin Patton, C, Creighton, .
Going to the Blazers on 8 mock drafts

Featured Writeup:
Since the Blazers have 3 first round picks they should definitely try to fill all their voids with young players or trade them for veterans that can push them farther in the playoffs. A huge need for them has been at the 4 and 5 they are lacking dominant big men since they lost Lamarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez in free agency 2 years ago. I'm not saying Patton will play at that level right away, but he will add depth to a position of need on a team that is closer to the finals than most.
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  • Rd. 1, Pk. 15 Justin Jackson, SF

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 20 Harry Giles, PF

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 26 Caleb Swanigan, PF


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