NBA Draft 2017: Pick by pick

NBA Draft 2017: Pick by pick

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NBA Draft 2017: Pick by pick

Point Guard / 6-5 / Washington / Freshman
23.2 ppg, 5.9 apg

The Sixers get themselves a (likely) franchise point guard to add to their core of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Philly will indeed be exciting to follow.

Twitter: @MarkelleF
Comparison: James Harden
Salary: $5,903,160*
Point Guard / 6-6 / UCLA / Freshman
14.6 ppg, 7.6 apg

If not the best one, the Lakers certainly select the most high-profile player in the draft. Expect Ball to make his teammates better right away.

Twitter: @ZO2_
Comparison: Jason Kidd
Salary: $5,281,680*
Small Forward / 6-8 / Duke / Freshman
16.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Danny Ainge surprises a lot of people going with Jayson Tatum over Josh Jackson. The Celtics get even deeper with a player with a good chance of becoming a star down the road.

Twitter: @jaytatum0
Comparison: Allan Houston
Salary: $4,743,000*
Small Forward / 6-8 / Kansas / Freshman
16.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg

Super versatile forward with great upside who could give Phoenix much-needed star power.

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Comparison: Kawhi Leonard
Salary: $4,276,320*
Point Guard / 6-3 / Kentucky / Freshman
16.7 ppg, 4.6 apg

The Kings pick yet another Kentucky guy in De’Aaron Fox. He’s really talented and fills a need at point guard for the team.

Twitter: @swipathefox
Comparison: John Wall
Salary: $3,872,520*
Small Forward / 6-10 / Florida State / Freshman
12.0 ppg, 7.8 rpg

Big man with great mobility who could make an impact on the defensive end pretty soon. Offensive game needs improvement.

Twitter: @jisaac_01
Comparison: Rashard Lewis
Salary: $3,517,200*
Power Forward / 7-0 / Arizona / Freshman
15.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg

A poor man’s Dirk Nowitzki who will spread the floor for the Bulls. How much will he struggle defensively at the pro level?

Comparison: Ryan Anderson
Salary: $3,210,840*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Strasbourg IG (France) / 1998
5.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Has terrific length and size for the point guard position. Probably not ready to contribute right away and Knicks don’t have a great track record of developing young players.

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Comparison: Dante Exum
Salary: $2,941,440*
Point Guard / 6-2 / North Carolina State / Freshman
18.1 ppg, 6.2 apg

Extremely athletic guard joins one of the least athletic squads in the NBA. Needs to improve jump shot and defense.

Twitter: @Dennis4Smith
Comparison: Baron Davis
Salary: $2,703,960*
Center / 7-0 / Gonzaga / Freshman
10.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg

Quite an interesting two-way player for Portland. Has great footwork and blocks a lot of shots.

Twitter: @zcollins_33
Comparison: Brad Daugherty
Salary: $2,568,600*
Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Kentucky / Freshman
19.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Can both hit three-pointers and drive to the basket. Defense and playmaking are not strengths.

Twitter: @AhmadMonk
Comparison: Louis Williams
Salary: $2,440,200*
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Duke / Sophomore
19.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Good shooter with limited athleticism for the Detroit Pistons.

Agent: Steve Heumann
Comparison: Nik Stauskas
Salary: $2,318,280*
Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Louisville / Sophomore
15.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Intense competitor and hard-nosed defender who’s been compared to Dwyane Wade by some.

Comparison: Norman Powell
Salary: $2,202,240*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Kentucky / Freshman
13.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg

Great body and athleticism. Should be a good rim protector in the NBA. Has surprised many with his shooting lately.

Twitter: @Bam1of1
Comparison: Mason Plumlee
Salary: $2,092,200*
Small Forward / 6-8 / North Carolina / Junior
18.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg

Has a strong all-around game, but doesn’t excel in any particular area.

Agent: Travis King
Comparison: Rod Higgins
Salary: $1,987,440*
Center / 7-1 / Creighton / Freshman
12.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg

Seven-footer with tremendous athleticism. Still very green.

Comparison: Brendan Haywood
Salary: $1,888,200*
Small Forward / 6-10 / Michigan / Sophomore
11.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Late bloomer with some holes to his game to work through, but he definitely has potential.

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Comparison: Jared Jeffries
Salary: $1,793,760*
Power Forward / 6-10 / UCLA / Freshman
16.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg

Face-up four that fits into today’s spread-the-floor style perfectly. His toughness and ability to extend his shot remain concerns.

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Comparison: Nick Collison
Salary: $1,704,120*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Wake Forest / Sophomore
19.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg

Athletic big man who displayed better than expected shooting touch in the workout circuit.

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Comparison: Richaun Holmes
Salary: $1,627,320*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Duke / Freshman
3.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Has a bright future in the NBA if healthy. That’s a big if, though.

Twitter: @HGizzle1
Comparison: Bobby Portis
Salary: $1,562,280*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Adelaide 36ers (Australia) / 1998
4.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Oklahoma City drafts a project in Terrance Ferguson. Didn’t play much in Australia last season, yet drew positive reviews.

Comparison: Terrence Ross
Salary: $1,499,760*
Center / 6-10 / Texas / Freshman
13.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg

It was a long night for the Texas center. On the bright side, he should get minutes for a team that’s clearly not in win-now mode.

Comparison: Lorenzen Wright
Salary: $1,439,880*
Small Forward / 6-8 / Indiana / Sophomore
11.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Has all the physical tools to become a solid pro, but game needs a lot of refinement.

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Salary: $1,382,280*
Power Forward / 6-9 / Syracuse / Sophomore
13.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Stretch four with very good three-point shooting percentages in college. D is a concern.

Salary: $1,326,960*
Center / 7-2 / Gran Canaria (Spain) / 1995
7.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Has quite a good touch around the rim, but needs to add a lot strength.

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Salary: $1,273,920*
Center / 6-9 / Purdue / Sophomore
18.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg

Has a high basketball IQ, good rebounding skills and little athleticism.

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Comparison: Ike Diogu
Salary: $1,231,560*
Power Forward / 6-9 / Indiana / Sophomore
16.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg

He offers a nice mix of experience and upside as a potential face-up four.

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Salary: $1,196,040*
Power Forward / 6-11 / North Carolina / Freshman
7.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg

A big man with freakish wingspan and all-around game that needs work.

Twitter:
Salary: $1,188,840*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Colorado / Senior
18.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Very skilled player on the offensive end. Another steal for the Spurs?

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Salary: $1,180,080*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Villanova / Senior
18.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Projects as a 3-and-D type of player in the NBA. Shot terrific percentages for a two guard in college.

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Salary: $1,171,560*
Point Guard / 6-3 / Duke / Freshman
10.9 ppg, 1.7 apg
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Comparison: Cory Joseph
Salary: *
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Miami / Senior
10.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Kansas State / Senior
13.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg
Twitter: @_Iwundu25
Salary: *
Point Guard / 5-11 / Kansas / Senior
20.9 ppg, 5.1 apg
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Power Forward / 6-10 / California / Sophomore
14.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg
Twitter: @YoungIvee
Comparison: Andrew Nicholson
Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-10 / UCLA / Junior
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Southern Methodist / Junior
19.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg
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Power Forward / 6-9 / Oregon / Junior
10.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg
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Point Guard / 6-1 / Oklahoma State / Sophomore
19.1 ppg, 6.3 apg
Twitter: @j3vans1_
Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-7 / Florida State / Sophomore
17.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Salary: *
Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Oregon / Sophomore
14.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg
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Salary: *
Center / 6-10 / Indiana / Sophomore
12.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg
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Power Forward / 6-11 / Zalgiris (Lithuania) / 1998
1.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg
Twitter: @Ipjh55
Salary: *
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / University of Houston / Senior
17.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Oregon / Junior
16.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Southern Methodist / Senior
13.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg
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Center / 6-10 / UCLA / Freshman
4.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg
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Shooting Guard / 6-5 / South Carolina / Senior
21.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Twitter: @Sin_City_803
Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-8 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1997
8.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg
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Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-9 / Chalon-Sur-Saone (France) / 1995
10.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg
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Salary: *
Point Guard / 6-3 / Iowa State / Senior
16.4 ppg, 6.2 apg
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Point Guard / 6-5 / Xavier / Junior
13.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg
Twitter: @EdmondSumner
Salary: *
Point Guard / 6-3 / Arizona / Senior
9.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg
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Small Forward / 6-9 / Valparaiso / Senior
22.9 ppg, 10.1 rpg
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Point Guard / 6-3 / Gonzaga / Junior
16.8 ppg, 4.7 apg
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / California / Senior
14.3 ppg, 4.7 apg
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Power Forward / 6-9 / FC Barcelona (Spain) / 1995
7.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg
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Salary: *
Shooting Guard / 6-4 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1995
14.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg
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Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-8 / Clemson / Senior
17.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg
Twitter: @JaronBgame
Salary: *
Power Forward / 6-10 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1996
10.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg
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Salary: *

Key: (*) Standard salary for players selected with that pick in 2017-18.

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