Latest NBA mock drafts have both Collins & Williams-Goss getting drafted


Therefore, using the trade finder within NBA 2K17, here are three potential trade packages the Lakers can receive for the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Last year, it was Jaylen Brown at No. 3 overall.

In this Draft, there were plenty of opportunities to get a strong player at the top. And in 2018, who knows, it could very well be the No. 1 overall pick once again, depending on what the Nets are able to do this offseason.

Make no mistake about it, the tough decision that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has to now make is a great problem to have.

Moments after the draft lottery handed the Philadelphia 76ers the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, team owner Joshua Harris said he had one person to thank: Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie.

Will the Celtics keep the pick? Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, and Malik Monk are just some of the headliners the mock drafts have identified as top picks. But they should definitely play the game while they can.

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And when it first happened, I couldn't help but think that this could be yet another major success for the Celtics that could make it appear all the more appealing for Hayward to depart from the Jazz to join an apparently soon-to-be powerhouse Boston team. While a superstar can indeed be had by dangling the pick, it comes with a cost. A deal for George or Butler to Boston would make them much better positioned to take down Cleveland in the East, while a George trade to LA would expedite the Lakers rebuild and instantly make them a playoff caliber team. You'd be nuts to ignore that and automatically commit to Fultz right away.

The Celtics obviously have the ability to sweeten any deal that would include this year's No. 1 overall pick. They could add a roster player or two. Even picking sixth the Magic have to like some of their options. Williams-Goss scored in the double digits twenty times this season and also shot a West Coast Conference-best 65-percent from the floor. "There's a lot of good feelings around the Celtics right now".

First, because Isaiah Thomas figured to earn an honor - which he did, landing on the second team. However, this night could be a fateful one for the franchise in more ways than one.

Thomas is a free agent after next season. I wish the draft were today.

However, prior to that series even getting underway, the Boston Celtics were the beneficiaries of an enormous success in last night's NBA Draft Lottery.