2017 NBA Mock Draft: ESPN, Chad Ford unapproved

Will the Celtics take Markelle Fultz over Lonzo Ball?
2017 NBA Mock Draft: ESPN Chad Ford unapproved
The Celtics could very well pick Markelle Fultz over Lonzo Ball at No. 1 overall. Getty Images

Now that the NCAA tournament is over and Lonzo Ball’s dad is off TV for a few weeks, Markelle Fultz is going to start getting some buzz for the No. 1 overall pick. No doubt, he’ll try to help create that buzz himself.

 

“I believe I’m going to be the No. 1 pick,” Fultz told CSN Philly. “I think I’ve put enough work in to do that.”

 

If the Suns land the No. 2 pick and the Lakers land at No. 3, things will get interesting. The Lakers clearly want to keep Ball in Southern California and he wants to be there. Will Magic Johnson be desperate enough to get Ball that he’ll relinquish future picks and/or players to move up just two or three spots?

 

 

 

1. Boston Celtics: Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington

2. Phoenix Suns: Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA

3. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas

4. Orlando Magic: De’Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky

5. Philadelphia 76ers: Dennis Smith, PG, NC State

6. New York Knicks: Jonathan Isaac, SF, Florida State

7. Sacramento Kings: Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke

8. Minnesota Timberwolves: Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State

9. Dallas Mavericks: Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky

10. Sacramento Kings: Frank Ntilikina, PG, France

11. Detroit Pistons: Justin Patton, C, Creighton

12. Charlotte Hornets: Ivan Rabb, PF, California

13. Miami Heat: Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona

14. Denver Nuggets: Harry Giles, PF, Duke

15. Portland Trail Blazers: Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga

16. Indiana Pacers: Rodions Kurucs, SF, Latvia

17. Chicago Bulls: Jarrett Allen, C, Texas

18. Atlanta Hawks: Johnathan Motley, PF, Baylor

19. Milwaukee Bucks: John Collins, PF/C, Wake Forest

20. Portland Trail Blazers: Wesley Iwundu, SG, Kansas State

21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, SG, USA

22. Toronto Raptors: Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky

23. Orlando Magic: TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA

24. Brooklyn Nets: Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse

25. Utah Jazz: Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina

26. Brooklyn Nets: Luke Kennard, SG, Duke

27. Portland Trail Blazers: Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon

28. Los Angeles Lakers: Dwayne Bacon, SG, Florida State

29. San Antonio Spurs: Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville

30. Utah Jazz: Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue

31. Atlanta Hawks: Isaiah Hartenstein, PF, Germany

32. Phoenix Suns: Kyle Kuzma, PF, Utah

33. Los Angeles Lakers: Sindarius Thornwell, SG, South Carolina

34. Orlando Magic: Omer Yurtseven, C, NC State

35. Sacramento Kings: Grayson Allen, SG, Duke

36. Utah Jazz: Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson

37. Sacramento Kings: Edmond Sumner, PG, Xavier

38. Boston Celtics: Monte Morris, PG, Iowa State

39. Philadelphia 76ers: Tony Bradley, C, North Carolina

40. Minnesota Timberwolves: Semi Ojeleye, SF, SMU

41. Utah Jazz: Jonah Bolden, PF, Australia

42. Charlotte Hornets: Jawun Evans, PG, Oklahoma State

43. Miami Heat: Isaiah Hicks, PF, North Carolina

44. Houston Rockets: Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia

45. Houston Rockets: Chris Boucher, PF, Oregon

46. Indiana Pacers: Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso

47. New York Knicks: Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Gonzaga

48. Atlanta Hawks: Michael Fusek, C, Slovak Republic

49. Milwaukee Bucks: Aleksandar Vezenkov, SF, Bulgaria

50. Oklahoma City Thunder: VJ Beachem, SF, Notre Dame

51. Oklahoma City Thunder: Cam Oliver, PF, Nevada

52. Phoenix Suns: Josh Hart, SG, Villanova

53. Boston Celtics: Kobi Simmons, PG, Arizona

54. Washington Wizards: Dillon Brooks, SF, Oregon

55. Utah Jazz: Andrew White, SF, Syracuse

56. Brooklyn Nets: Allonzo Trier, SG, Arizona

57. Boston Celtics: Alpha Kaba, PF, France

58. New York Knicks: Moses Kingsley, C, Arkansas

59. San Antonio Spurs: Trevon Bluiett, SG, Xavier

60. Utah Jazz: Frank Mason, PG, Kansas