NBA Mock Draft 2017: Predicted First-Round Picks As Trade Deadline Nears


The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23, and that means general managers must soon decide if they want to part with their 2017 first-round draft pick in order to improve their rosters via the trade market.

This draft class has been heralded as deep and quite talented, which might give first-rounders a little extra value over the next few weeks. This class is loaded with very good point guards, which means any team that already has plenty of depth at that position — including the Boston Celtics — might be a little more willing to part with their first-round selection.

Here’s our fourth NBA mock draft of the season (draft order based on standings as of Feb. 8).

1. Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets): Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington
2. Phoenix Suns: Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA
3. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas
4. Philadelphia 76ers: Jonathan Isaac, PF, Florida State
5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky
6. Orlando Magic: Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NC State
7. Sacramento Kings: Frank Ntilikina, PG, France
8. Dallas Mavericks: De’Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky
9. New Orleans Pelicans: Harry Giles III, PF, Duke
10. New York Knicks: Lauri Markkanen, C, Arizona
11. Miami Heat: Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke
12. Portland Trail Blazers: Edrice Adebayo, C, Kentucky
13. Milwaukee Bucks: TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA
14. Denver Nuggets: OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana
15. Detroit Pistons: Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
16. Charlotte Hornets: Isaiah Hartenstein, PF, Germany
17. Chicago Bulls: Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M
18. Indiana Pacers: Ivan Rabb, PF, California
19. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, SF, Australian League
20. Atlanta Hawks: Justin Paton, C, Creighton
21. Washington Wizards: Jonathan Motley, PF, Baylor
22. Memphis Grizzlies: Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso
23. Los Angeles Clippers: Luke Kennard, SG, Duke
24. Toronto Raptors: Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State
25. Utah Jazz: Marques Bolden, C, Duke
26. Brooklyn Nets (from Boston Celtics): Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina
27. Houston Rockets: Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson
28. Cleveland Cavaliers: Josh Hart, SG, Villanova
29. San Antonio Spurs: Kostja Mushidi, SG, Germany
30. Golden State Warriors: Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse

Thumbnail photo via Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Oct 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) defended by Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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