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Fantasy Draft Board: The All Time Best in One Draft
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TDR is counting down history's best in our Fantasy Draft Countdown. We examined the picks at each draft slot (1st pick overall, 2nd pick overall, etc) from 1950 to 2007.

Here's our selections for the best in NBA draft history.

  Honorable Mention The Pick Comments
1

LeBron James
Shaquille O'Neal
Elgin Baylor
Allen Iverson
Tim Duncan
Hakeem Olajuwon

Magic Johnson
Point Guard
6-9/220
Michigan St.
He’s the greatest point guard to ever play the game thanks to his unrivaled court vision. Magic performed no look passes with ease, unlike the variety we see today where players look and turn their head after the ball is passed. Johnson never looked. He always knew where everyone was on the court. Standing at 6-9, he’s so ahead of the game that today’s scouts have yet to find his equal. Johnson’s height and talent gave him the versatility to play all 5 positions equally well, but his career ended abruptly after he contracted the HIV virus. Magic returned briefly during the 1995-96 basketball season, but his condition made some players on the court uncomfortable. Johnson is a legacy who goes down as one of the league’s greatest attractions and most engaging personalities with his trademark smile and energetic play.
2 Jerry West
Maurice Stokes
Bob Pettit
Isiah Thomas
Dave Bing
Bill Russell
Center
6-9/220
San Francisco
Russell may be the ultimate winner to ever play a sport. He was a part of 11 Boston Celtics championship teams, 8 of them back to back. Russell was slightly above average offensively, but his real calling card was dominant post defense and rebounding. The NBA didn’t calculate shot blocking numbers during Russell’s time, but many agree that he would have had unreal stats in that area. Russell impressively achieved these accomplishments while playing his rival and friend, Wilt Chamberlain. Despite Chamberlain’s talent and reputation as the most dominant center of his era, Russell won 5 league MVP awards. The Celtics traded star Ed Macauley to the St. Louis Hawks for the talented Russell. This thinking was considered intelligent on St. Louis’s part for two reasons. Macauley was a local college star and the Hawks front office didn’t feel their fans would accept an African American on the team. St. Louis’s ignorance became bliss for Boston Celtics fans.
3 Carmelo Anthony
Pete Maravich
Nate Thurmond
Dominique Wilkins
Michael Jordan
Shooting Guard
6-6/205
North Carolina
This is obviously a no brainer. It’s virtually impossible to deny Jordan as the greatest player in basketball history. The younger generation may not remember how Air Jordan came into the NBA with an aerial assault that rivaled any high flyer before him. Even more impressive were his fundamentals and competitive drive to destroy anyone in his way. Jordan’s long list of accomplishments are too many to name, but he’s highlighted as a six time MVP with six championship rings. He was drafted third due to the NBA’s center driven philosophy that you need a big man to win a championship. Jordan revolutionized his position by proving that a dominant big man wasn’t necessary. There was joke around the NBA that the only person to hold Jordan under 20 was his college coach, Dean Smith.
4 Russell Westbrook
Rick Barry
Dave Cowens
Lou Hudson
Bob Cousy
Guard
6-1/175
Holy Cross
Cousy’s game was reared on the playgrounds of New York, but his flashy style with daring passing and ball handling wasn’t a great selling point to orthodox purist Red Auerbach, head coach of the Boston Celtics. Auerbach drafted Charlie Share while the Tri-Cities Blackhawks picked up Cousy, but he was immediately traded to the Chicago Stags. Cousy became a free agent when the Stags franchise folded. After that NBA teams absorbed the left over Stags players which left Auerbach with the wild card Cousy. The rest is history as the Houdini of the Hardwood became a pioneer and innovator of the fast break offense in the NBA.
5 Walt Frazier
Kevin Garnett
Sidney Moncrief
Scottie Pippen
Dwyane Wade
Charles Barkley
Power Forward
6-6/260
Auburn
Has there ever been a funnier, more outspoken athlete in the history of sport? In his prime, The Round Mound of Rebound was every bit the player, if not more, than his contemporary, Karl Malone. Barkley backed up everything he said like few others throughout history. His swagger and talent to make good on his boasts made him hard to dislike. Barkley was a tremendous rebounder and shot a high percentage from the floor despite having the stature of a shooting guard. Unfortunately, Barkley joined Karl Malone and John Stockton as superstar victims of Michael Jordan, who denied them the ability to win a championship ring before retiring.
6 Lenny Wilkens
Jerry Sloan
Adrian Dantley
Larry Foust
Larry Bird
Small Forward
6-9/220
Indiana St.
The Magic Johnson, Larry Bird duo gave the NBA profitability. Until this time, college basketball was more financially successful. Out of high school, Bird signed on to play for Indiana University, but strangely returned home after a few weeks and spent several months as a garbage man. Bird then moved on to Indiana State and became the school’s most dominant player. His talent went mostly unnoticed, but the shrewd Red Auerbach picked up on Bird and drafted him in 1978 as junior eligible. The Boston Celtic faithful couldn’t understand Auerbach’s logic until Bird returned for his senior season to lead the Sycamores to their only NCAA championship appearance. In Which they lost to Michigan State, who had Magic Johnson on their team. Bird continued his brilliance in the NBA leading the Celtics to a championship in only his second year. Bird slowly began to breakdown physically due to his all out style of play before a 1992 back injury sent him into retirement.
7 Billy Cunningham
Bernard King
Chris Mullin
Stephen Curry
Point Guard
6-2/180
Davidson
Few doubted Curry's elite shooting but many questioned if he had the skills or mindset necessary to play the point guard position. It took a couple of season but Curry has quickly established himself as the league greatest shooter ever. To top that Curry became the NBA's first unanimous MVP award winner 2016. Along with teammates Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and later Kevin Durant Curry has led the Warriors to 2 championship titles. Curry's biggest contribution to the game may be the way he transformed the regularity of three point shooting. Over the last 5 years (2012-13 to 2016-17) Curry averages 707 3-point attempts a season.
8 Robert Parish
George Yardley
Jack Sikma
Sam Jones
Guard
6-4/198
North Carolina Central
Jones was originally drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers, but returned to college after completing his military service. He had the ability to make difficult shots from anywhere on the floor, played fierce defense, and possessed clutch shooting that earned him tremendous respect among teammates and opponents. Jones was a fundamentally sound player who learned from one of the game’s most underrated coaches, John McLendon (who was taught by basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith at the University of Kansas). This gave Jones a great advantage that pioneering African American Charles Cooper (the first black player in Celtics team History) never had. Jones' abilities are echoed by nicknames his teammates gave him, Mr. Clutch and The Shooter.
9 Mel Daniels
Tracy McGrady
Dirk Nowitzki
John Havlicek
Forward
6-5/205
Ohio St.
“Hustle” is the term often yelled by coaches across America to motivate players to work harder on the court, but in his 15 year career no coach had to ever speak these words to Havlicek. He was a top notch perimeter defender and clutch player who did much more than what showed up in the box score. Havlicek was a dedicated player who many deemed as one of the Celtics’ most important players. His career in basketball would not have materialized if his tryout with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns panned out. Havlicek was a consummate team player with the leadership to guide a team and the humbleness to take on a secondary role if the team was better for it.
10 Paul Westphal
Paul Pierce
Jack Twyman
Willis Reed
Center
6-10/240
Grambling St.
Few athletes are memorialized in sports moments history more than Reed. During the 1970 NBA finals few thought he’d be able to play due to a bad tear in his leg that would most likely sideline him for the rest of the playoffs. During warm-ups, Knicks players and fans had no idea if their team’s captian would come out. But suddenly, hobbling down the tunnel, Reed entered to the roar of a Madison Garden ovation. He took off his warm-ups and proceeded to make the first two jumpers while dragging his leg. Inspired by his determination, the Knicks beat the Lakers for the championship. Sadly, Reed continued to sustain injuries, including a horrible knee injury that he fought through to win another title with the 1973 Knicks, before walking away from the game the following season after playing just 19 games.
11

Reggie Miller
Terrell Brandon
Klay Thompson

Gus Johnson
Forward
6-6/230
Idaho
Johnson is one of the most amazing NBA talents that many have forgotten, but what's even worse is that he's still not in the Hall of Fame. How good was Johnson? Most of the power forwards in the Hall of Fame couldn't even come close to him when he was in prime. At just 6-6 and 235 pounds Johnson was one of the first to play above the rim with the strength and grace that we take for granted today. Contrary to what many believe, Darryl Dawkins was not the first to break a backboard in the NBA. It was Gus Johnson, and he did it three times. Some may feel that Reggie Miller is the more logical choice at #11, and if the Fantasy Draft was simply about longevity, then yes, we're no doubt talking Reggie. But this is more about talent and impact on the game, so Johnson gets the nod. Do you realize that he entered NBA at age 28! Gus Johnson at his best, compared to Reggie Miller in his prime isn't even close. Gus is the man.
12 Paul Silas
Larry Costello
Mookie Blaylock
Cedric Maxwell
Rudy LaRusso
Julius Erving
Small Forward
6-6/200
UMASS
What can be said about Doctor J other than, "unbelievable". Erving took the reins from Connie Hawkins to become the next high flyer for a generation. Even though he wowed everyone from day one with his in the air antics, the NBA never really got to see Erving in all his aerial glory. This is because he spent the first 5 years of his career in the ABA. Erving was one of the NBA's greatest ambassadors along with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Together they ushered the league's product into the mainstream world to contend with baseball and football for television revenue.
13 Karl Malone
Kevin Loughery
Dick Van Arsdale
Dale Davis
Kobe Bryant
Shooting Guard
6-6/220
Lower Merion H.S.
Back in 1996 many wondered if a high school guard could successfully make the transition to the NBA. Although Kobe was named the top high school player in the nation, his selection was immediately traded by the Charlotte Hornets for Vlade Divac. In retrospect many considered the trade fair, but in hindsight, the LA Lakers and free agent Shaquille O'Neal were setting the franchise for a dynasty run. Karl Malone was difficult to pass on at #13, but Bryant's talent and accomplishments put a dent into any other selection. Make no mistake, Malone was a tremendous player, but Bryant will more than likely go down as the second best shooting guard ever behind Michael Jordan. Not to mention that some feel Bob Pettit and Charles Barkley were better than Malone in their prime.
14 Hal Greer
Maurice Lucas
Tim Hardaway
Peja Stojakovic
K.C. Jones
Clyde Drexler
Shooting Guard
6-7/210
Houston
Coming out of the University of Houston, Drexler was part of one of the nation's most breathtaking teams. Nicknamed Phi Slama Jama, the team consisting of Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Larry Micheaux and Michael Young were known for their above the rim play. Drexler was a nine time all-star who didn't slow down in the pros. His smooth acrobatic moves to the basket even caused the opposing fans to take notice. The talented guard finally earned a championship ring in 1995 when he teamed up with former college teammate Olajuwon after being traded from Portland.
15 Kawhi Leonard
Mike Mitchell
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Steve Nash
Point Guard
6-3/195
Santa Clara
In his first few years nothing alluded to a two-time MVP, but Nash has made the Phoenix Suns a contender for the NBA Championship since joining the club 3 years ago. He joined the Suns after leaving the Mavericks through free agency. What frustrated Maverick fans is that Nash could have remained with their team if owner Mark Cuban had matched the offer sheet. Nash is a tremendous point guard, but after his career is over the big question will be where he stands among legends like Magic Johnson and Isaiah Thomas at his position. Many argue that Nash's progression from a solid all-star to league MVP after the age of 30 has more to do with the system he plays in and the fact that his media exposure has been overrated. This philosophy is understandable. Ask yourself, how does Nash win two MVP awards while Isiah Thomas and John Stockton, who were better players in their prime, never won?
16 Swen Nater
Ron Artest
Rickey Green
Ricky Sobers
John Stockton
Point Guard
6-1/175
Gonzaga
Few outside the state of Washington were aware of John Stockton during the 1984 NBA Draft, but the little known guard soon let fans know why he was selected in the first round. Stockton is arguably one of the best point guards in NBA history. He owned a tremendous basket IQ and played defense with scrappiness and thievery to become the NBA's all-time leader in steals. Stockton led the NBA in assists for nine straight years; a feat that was previously held by Celtic great and ball handling pioneer Bob Cousy.
17 Shawn Kemp
Jermaine O'Neal
Richie Guerin
Bill Sharman
Guard
6-1/175
USC
Sharman was one of the finest shooters from his era, but his best ability was his competitive nature. Sharman was a two-sport standout for USC in baseball and basketball. He went on to play for the Boston Celtics while also a part of the Dodgers' minor league system. Sharman was called up to baseball's major league in 1951, but sat the bench and never played. He called it quits for baseball in 1955. During his time with the Celtics he and Bob Cousy were known as the NBA's best backcourt duo. Sharman made the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach. He joined John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens as the only others individuals to hold this distinction.
18 Calvin Murphy
Ricky Pierce
Joe Dumars
Shooting Guard
6-3/190
McNeese St.
Dumars was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with little more than a few words about his career at McNeese State. The fundamentally sound Dumars improved each year before becoming an offensive force in his 4th season. Despite his low numbers Dumars is statistically one of the NBA's greatest defenders. He also displayed great leadership and was one of the main devices on the Detroit Pistons championship teams of 1989 and 1990. Dumars is now the General Manager for the Pistons where his key signings and draftings have earned him the same respect around the league that he had as a player.
19 Rod Strickland
Bob Rule
Zach Randolph
Nate Archibald
Point Guard
6-1/150
UTEP
Tiny, as he was known growing up, had a big game that he learned on the playgrounds of New York City. Archibald's speed and ability to convert difficult shots in the lane made him a force in the NBA. He's the only player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring and assists in the same season. As Archibald aged he lost some quickness, but continued to develop as a point guard by making smarter decisions with the ball. This maturity helped him, along with Larry Bird, win the NBA championship in 1981. When Archibald was inducted to the Hall of Fame he rented three buses to take former coaches and street ball legend friends whom he learned from to the ceremony.
20 Larry Nance
Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Paul Pressey
Gus Williams
Point Guard
6-2/175
USC
There was a battle between Gus and Larry Nance at the #20 spot. Nance had 3 all-star appearances while Williams only had 2. Nance also aged gracefully, lasting 13 seasons and scoring double figures each and every year. But in 1979 Williams was the leader of the Sonics, who no one believed would win the NBA championship. Not only did they win, but beat the Washington Bullets 4-1 in the best of 7. Williams was crucial to the championship, scoring of 26.9 points per game. This New Yorker's style of play, speed, and daring acrobatic lay-ups earned him the nickname, The Wizard. Williams has been described as a fast break waiting to happen. He was an intimidating point guard who frustrated defensives. Opposing coaches were always trying to slow down his game.
21

Jayson Williams
Billy Knight
Rajon Rondo

Michael Finley
Point Guard
6-7/215
Wisconsin
When Finley was a high school senior he won a television prize to play Michael Jordan 1 on 1. Jordan gave the young man high praise saying that one day they may meet up in the NBA. Jordan’s eye for talent was apparent as Finley took a sleepy Wisconsin program (whose best years were behind them) and began to turn them into a national force. He was pegged by many to be one of the best players in the nation, but his senior year was spent with frustration as he failed to live up to expectations. NBA teams suddenly felt Finley wasn’t the player they believed could score consistently at the pro level. But things quickly things changed, as Finley exploded with an exceptional rookie year. He’s respected by many around the league for his professionalism and provides great lock room presence.
22 Reggie Lewis
Norm Nixon
Leonard Robinson
George McGinnis
Forward
6-8/235
Indiana
Some may call McGinnis overrated, but TDR calls him the best player to ever be drafted at the 22nd pick. As a college sophomore McGinnis’ talent was evident from day one. Leading the Big Ten Conference in scoring and rebounding his first year on varsity. McGinnis promptly left college to play professionally in the ABA where he spent 4 years on with Indiana Pacers averaging 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. McGinnis was a dominant scorer from the inside and had the soft touch to shoot from the perimeter.
23 A.C. Green
Alex English
Lloyd Free
Brian Taylor
Tayshaun Prince
Wayne Embry
Forward
6-8/240
Miami (OH)
Embry was great rebounder for his size and played the game with a no-nonsense attitude. He was a team player who did all the dirty work to make others look good, like setting picks, diving for loose balls and bringing defensive toughness. This 4 time all-star was often overshadowed by NBA legends Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas. After the retiring from the game, Embry became the first African American to become an NBA General Manager for the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971.
24 Arvydas Sabonis
Latrell Sprewell
Sam Cassell
Terry Porter
Point Guard
6-3/195
Wis.-Stevens Point
Porter snuck up on the draft charts after an All-American career at NAIA school Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Amazingly, the Trailblazers almost lost Porter two picks earlier. The Milwaukee Bucks were poised to take the hometown product, but ultimately choose Louisiana State’s Jerry Reynolds, who they initially thought would be unavailable at draft time. The Bucks were so certain that they were going to draft Porter that he spent the evening of the draft at the club’s draft headquarters as their guest. Porter shook off the disappointment and rewarded the Trailblazers with savvy defense and steady play at the point guard position. He became a key member of Portland’s two NBA finals appearances and also earned 2 All-Star trips. Jerry Reynolds never came close to making an All-Star team.
25 John Drew
Gerald Wallace
Mark Price
Point Guard
6-0/170
Georgia Tech
Price was one of the hardest workers to ever play basketball and a true gym rat in every sense of the word. His career almost ended in 1990 after he tore his ACL. In today’s world, ACL injuries aren’t as serious as back in the 90s, which at the time meant the death of an athlete’s career. But Price dedicated himself to rehab, made his way back to the NBA, and regained his role as one of the game’s most dangerous three point shooters. After several years as one of the NBA’s top point guard injuries began to take a toll. It severely hindered Prices’ durability to play an 82 game schedule.
26 Kevin Martin
Jerome Williams
Samuel Dalembert
Vlade Divac
Center
7-1/245
(Serbia)
Back in 1989 when Divac was drafted, the NBA philosophy regarding international players was damaged to say the least. With the frustration of not getting Arvidas Sabonis through the Russian red tape, and the failure of Georgi Glouchkov to live up to the immense hype, the stock on international players wasn’t very high. When the LA Lakers selected Divac not many people took it serious until he started to play. Fundamentally, Divac was ahead of many college centers in the United States, but what really set Divac apart was his high basketball IQ and passing ability. He may be the most beloved athlete of Serbia, and some have said that if he ever ran for president he would probably win by a landside.
27 Rudy Gobert
Elden Campbell
Dennis Rodman
Power Forward
6-8/210
SE Oklahoma St.
Rodman may be the game’s most controversial and entertaining player ever. He turned simple dirty work skills, such as rebounding and defense, and made them look beautiful. Rodman is also one of the greatest winners and was easily one of the most important pieces on 5 championships with Chicago and Detroit. Without him it would be highly doubtful that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen would have doubled the three-peat.
28 Sherman Douglas
Dan Roundfield
Tony Parker
Point Guard
6-2/180
(France)
Parker exploded in the 2000 Nike Hoop Summit with up 20 points, 7 assists and 2 steals. NBA teams immediately jotted his name down but figured it would still be a couple of years before Parker made an impact overseas. He returned home to enjoy a highly successful campaign in his second season with Paris Racing Club, but many were surprised when he declared for the draft. Parker had a number of workouts, but there was little draft buzz and few teams appeared to be seriously interested. As the last pick in the 1st round of the 2001 NBA draft, the Spurs stole one of the best point guards in the league with nothing more than a raised eyebrow from draft commentators and minimal fanfare.
29 Eddie Johnson
Josh Howard
P.J. Brown
Dennis Johnson
Point Guard
6-4/185
Pepperdine
The late Dennis Johnson was a tremendous perimeter defender whose extremely long arms and aggressiveness made him a terror to opposing guards. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish get much respect, but the Celtics struggled to win the Championship again until Johnson joined them in 1984.
30 Jimmy Butler
Spencer Haywood
David Lee
Gilbert Arenas
Point Guard
6-4/215
Arizona
Arenas is one of the biggest steals in recent history. He left Arizona after his sophomore year with many questions regarding his game. Pro teams wondered if Arenas was a tweener, as he played shooting guard in college and didn’t really show the play making ability to lead a team. Those questions now seem foolish, but at the time it was the main reason why Arenas didn’t get drafted in the first round. The talented Spencer Haywood would have been by TDR at the #30 spot if it weren’t for the weird circumstances surrounding his drafting. In 1971, Haywood was already playing for the Seattle Supersonics after spending a year in the ABA. The Buffalo Braves’ newly formed franchise selected him anyhow; claiming that Seattle’s signing of Haywood undermined the NBA draft process. For those that don’t remember Haywood, he is the first in basketball history to become an underclassman to pursue a professional career.
31

Ruben Patterson
Danny Ainge

Glenn Rivers
Point Guard
6-4/185
Marquette
Rivers spent most of his career setting up Dominique Wilkins and was a quality defender for his position. If there was anything that Rivers wasn't efficient at, it was his average perimeter shooting. Sadly, various injuries prevented him from being able to play a full season towards the end of his career. At the height of his career Rivers was a dependable and efficient point guard who coaches loved to have on their team. Rivers is now an NBA coach.
32 Rashard Lewis Bill Bridges
Power Forward
6-6/230
Kansas
Bridges was an undersized power forward even for his time, but was a dominant force in the low post. He made his living rebounding and cleaning up around the basket on put-backs and lay-ups. Bridges wasn't much of an offensive force, but did possess a decent hook shot he used shoot over bigger opponents. This rugged forward had some of the best hands in basketball history. Rashard Lewis could end up taking his spot on the board depending on how his career finishes. Lewis has made great strides since being drafted out of high school and is now in his prime.
33 Eric Money
Grant Long
Kevin Duckworth
Hassan Whiteside
Center
7-0/235
Marshall
Whiteside left school much to the dismay of many who felt that his promising freshmen season needs to built upon so that he can be a lottery pick. Whiteside felt compelled to go and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings. Because of the raw and still emerging skill level Whiteside was sent down to the NBDL. After that stop in foreign basketball leagues of Lebanon and China Whiteside was a basketball gypsy. After signing with the Miami Heat Whiteside started to show some of the athleticism and shot blocking ability that many hoped when he was selected out of college. Since his emergence Whiteside has become a constant league leader in blocked shots and rebounding.
34 Norm Van Lier Carlos Boozer
Power Forward
6-9/260
Duke
No one can deny Norm Van Lier's defensive ability and playmaking, but Carlos Boozer has clearly made every NBA team look foolish for passing him by in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft. Although Van Lier has played more seasons, Boozer's play in Utah has solidified his place among the NBA's top power forwards. It was hard to pass on Van Lier, but something tells me that Boozer will continue to etch his name as the best 34th pick in NBA draft history.
35 DeAndre Jordan
Happy Hairston
Derek Smith
Rick Mahorn
Draymond Green
Power Forward
6-6/230
Michigan State
Few picks in NBA history have been picked with less perceived potential or expectation. Unlike rival 35th pick DeAndre Jordan who was viewed with potential. Green upside was viewed limited and his expected impact was that of a bench player. By his second year Green has transformed himself as a totally different player than what he showed during his 4 years at Michigan State. A versatile defender capable of legitimately guarding every position. Player like Green show that no matter all the tools scouting is an inexact science.
36 Cliff Robinson
Bob Love
Maurice Cheeks
Point Guard
6-1/180
West Texas St.
Cheeks was a great point guard, but fans and media sometimes fail to bring up his name when discussing the best point guards. Few at his position would have been able to keep everyone happy on that great scoring, 1983 championship 76ers team. Defensively, Cheeks was a terror who could pick and disrupt most guards. He was also a quiet leader who preferred to let his game do the talking for him. Nonetheless, Cheeks always seemed to rise to another level when the play-offs began.
37 Archie Clark
Nick Van Exel
Don Ohl
Guard
6-3/190
Illinois
Forgotten as he might be over the past few decades, Ohl was a tremendous player. He was a very skilled offensively and made 5 straight all-star appearances from 1963-1967. After being drafted by the NBA, Ohl played for the NIBL's Peoria Cats. Later, the Detroit Pistons spotted him and were able to offer him a contract on the spot. Many that played during his time have called Ohl one of the best perimeter shooters of their era. Had Ohl not been a factor at #37, Archie Clark and Nick Van Exel are notables who would have battled for this selection.
38 Chandler Parsons
Doug West
Louie Dampier
Guard
6-0/175
Kentucky
I know that this selection may lead some NBA purists to call for my head on a plate, but considering the other candidates (and mainly my own opinion), Louie Dampier wins the spot. One of the challenges in this Fantasy Draft is contrasting eras, especially ABA careers vs. NBA accomplishments. Dampier's 12 year career only consisted of 2 years in the NBA, so in order to get a true feel for who is worthy of this pick, I had to compared playing styles in today's NBA with the three candidates. Despite playing almost 32 years ago, the ABA's style of play lives on in today's NBA with the fast break offense and three-point shooting. Comparing Dampier to Steve Kerr is uncanny on many levels. Until someone else comes along, I am satisfied with Dampier here at #38. Doug West and Steve Blake provided little competition in my mind.
39 Khris Middleton
Al Attles
Kevin Porter
Guard
6-0/170
St. Francis (PA)
Porter is the former record holder of the most assists in one game with 29. Unfortunately, he is one of the most forgotten guards in the history of the game. Despite his positives in passing and quick hands on defensive to get easy steals, Porter was disruptive with many of his former coaches as he was a very independent, and to some degree, uncoachable player. At times he would make unsound basketball decisions and look for the pass too much. I'm not going say he was a number watcher, but Porter was often known as a selfish assist man looking only to pad his totals even at the team's expense. Al Attles was also a steal at this pick as not many were aware of this talented guard. Vince Miller, a close friend of Wilt Chamberlain who played on the Philadelphia Warriors, talked to the team's General Manager, Eddie Gottlieb, in order to get Attles drafted.
40 Wayne Cooper
Monta Ellis
Robert Reid
Clifford Ray
George Gervin
Guard
6-7/180
Eastern Michigan
Gervin may be one of the most electrifying scorers in NBA history. His height and patented Finger Roll move made Gervin virtually unguardable on most nights. Although some have foolishly argued that he was one dimensional, those pundits should remind themselves that few did any one thing better than Gervin. His role was to score, and after a career that spanned 4 seasons in the ABA and 10 in the NBA, Gervin finished with a total of 26,595 career points (20,708 of those points were in NBA competition).
41

Nikola Jokic
Otis Smith
Bobby Simmons
T.R. Dunn
Ronald Murray

Cuttino Mobley
Shooting Guard
6-4/210
Rhode Island
Mobley was one of the toughest picks to decide thus far because Bobby Simmons, T.R. Dunn, and Otis Smith were all great competition. Dunn was a tremendous perimeter defender with quick hands, while Simmons and Smith had great all around skills. In the end I selected Mobley as the deserving player despite his negatives. He was surprise draftee and few thought he was anything more than a mid-level overseas player, but 9 seasons later Mobley is still providing steady scoring for the LA Clippers.
42 Daniel Gibson
Matt Geiger
Stephen Jackson
Shooting Guard
6-8/220
Butler County C.C.
Jackson was a top ranked national recruit in 1996 and played in the McDonald's All-American game with future pros Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O'Neal and Mike Bibby. Jackson was signed and sealed to Arizona, but his ACT score prevented him from entering college. Butler County Community College was the alternative but he didn't play, so in a sense, Jackson was drafted off his high school merits. After bouncing around a few minor leagues he became a solid player capable of proving big scoring when his shot is dropping. In a few years Daniel Gibson may take Jackson's spot as all time best at #42.
43 Johnny Moore
Phil Jordon
Predrag Danilovic
Eric Snow
Michael Redd
Shooting Guard
6-6/210
Ohio State
Redd was a dominant scorer in college that many pegged as a first rounder. Then questions quickly arose regarding his defensive ability, and more importantly, his streaky perimeter shooting. Through hard work Redd has surprisingly become a big time scorer from the perimeter. I consider Redd the best player to come out of the 2000 NBA Draft.
44 Clemon Johnson
Malik Rose
Dave Robisch
Power Forward
6-10/235
Kansas
Many Kansas Jayhawks fans consider Robisch one of the school's finest players. He began his pro career in the ABA prior to the NBA merger. Robisch never became the standout player that he was in college, but was a dependable power forward. Clemon Johnson deserves honorable mention here. Had he played in today's NBA there's no doubt Johnson would have been a full-time starter.
45 Antonio Davis
John Williams
Bobby Phills
Bobby Dandridge
Forward
6-6/195
Norfolk St.
Danridge is easily one of the most underrated forwards to ever play the game. The 4-time all-star was often overshadowed by superstar teammates like as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson in Milwaukee, and again with the Washington Bullets frontcourt duo Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld. Danridge was a great team player whose accomplishments on the court were so significant that he beat out Antonio Davis for this #45 spot (but Davis comes in a very close second).
46 Jerome Kersey
James Edwards
Voshon Lenard
Jeff Hornacek
Shooting Guard
6-4/210
Iowa St.
Hornacek was a self made player, another example of the motto that practice makes the player. He was a walk on at Iowa State and eventually earned a scholarship. He didn't have many physical gifts but was still an achiever on the court. Despite his lack of athleticism and average height for a shooting guard, Hornacek's craftiness and ability to adjust to every game situation made his weaknesses a non-issue most of the time. The other serious candidate at #46 was Jerome Kersey. Despite his jaw dropping athleticism, Kersey was extremely raw coming out of Longwood, which at the time was a NAIA institution.
47 Gerald Wilkins
Craig Ehlo
Vernon Maxwell
Paul Millsap
Power Forward
6-7/250
Louisiana Tech
Millsap along with Draymond Green has become the blueprint for every power forward in the NBA. The four time all-star has everything you need in today's NBA with defensive versatility, three point shooting range and tough rebounding. A far cry coming out of college where despite leading the national in rebounding 3 straight years Millsap was viewed as too small and limited offensively to make a true impact at the NBA level.
48 Cedric Ceballos
Isaac Austin
Mike Gale
Marc Gasol
Center
7-1/270
Akasvayu Girona (Spain)
Gasol has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt is one of the best big men in the NBA. With three all-star appearances during his six seasons Gasol is one of the best picks ever at this spot. Originally I had Ceballos but towards the end of his career his accomplishments began to diminish and many labeled him a prima donna.
49 Andray Blatche
Kyle O'Quinn
Forfeited If it were not for the off court behavior of Auburn's "Fast" Eddie Johnson (from the 1977 NBA Draft), he would have been selected at #49. TDR forfeits this pick as Johnson's accomplishments as a basketball player are null and void, seriously overshadowed by charges of child molestation, rape, and burglary. There was initially some confusion in the media, as there is another Eddie Johnson that came out of Illinois in the 1981 NBA Draft.
50 Steve Kerr
Ryan Gomes
Larry Kenon
Forward
6-9/205
Memphis St.
Kenon was a tremendous athlete known much of career as a vicious dunker and flashy one handed rebounder. The 2-time NBA all-star made the transition from the ABA with teammate and NBA Top 50 player George Gervin. Many say that Kenon is the most successful professional player from Memphis State. Steve Kerr and Ryan Gomes are more recent 50th picks to make an impact in the NBA.
51 Lawrence Funderburke
Tony Smith
Kyle Korver
Small Forward
6-8/210
Creighton
Korver is well regarded by many to be one of the NBA’s most talented perimeter shooters. In college, some felt he could wind up in the early to mid second round portion of the draft, which is why many were surprised when he was selected at #51. Since then Korver has impressed with his court awareness and passing ability. His biggest flaws appear to be defense and creating off the dribble. Despite all this, one thing remains certain, shooters like Korver will always have a place in the NBA.
52 Fred Hoiberg Donald Royal
Small Forward
6-8/213
Notre Dame
Royal wasn’t always a great team player but possessed one of the best first steps in the NBA during his prime. This offensive ability enabled him to earn a living driving to the basket. What truly limited Royal’s impact was his below average ball handling and poor perimeter shooting. Some may point to Hoiberg as the best pick at this selection, but his biggest contributions were during the Bulls' mediocre years. Secondly, other parts of Hoiberg’s game left quite a bit to be desired. Royal is credited with great contributions to the Magic during Shaquille O’Neal’s and Anfernee Hardaway’s reign.
53 Greg Buckner Anthony Mason
Power Forward
6-7/250
Tennessee State
After Mason spent a year in Turkey he bounced around a few times between NBA teams and minor leagues before landing in New York in 1991. It was with the Knicks that Mason really began to bloom. Physically, he had a unique body that was not only strong but very mobile. The Knicks would often put him at power forward and basically allow him to run the offense. Despite playing at 250 pounds, Mason dribbled and passed better than a good portion of guards. But regardless of his talent, Mason's biggest detriment was with off court issues that led to several suspensions.
54 Shandon Anderson
Zelko Rebraca
Sam Mitchell
Small Forward
6-6/210
Mercer
Mitchell is living proof that success happens through hard work and persistence. He was drafted in 1985, but had to fight and scratch though various minor leagues to prove his worth. It wasn’t until the 1989 NBA season that Mitchell finally got into the league. The short on talent, newly formed Timberwolves gave Mitchell the one thing few thought he would ever have - an opportunity. After finally getting his big break, he never let it go and played in the league for 13 seasons. Mitchell possessed a great basketball IQ and was known as a great locker room guy.
55 Mark Blount
Patrick Mills
Kenny Gattison
Power Forward
6-7/220
Old Dominion
Old Dominion’s Gattison was one of the most respected players in the league. Physically, there is little he wouldn’t do, whether it was setting tough screens, diving on the floor, or rebounding over bigger opponents. Although Gattison’s reckless style didn't shorten his career, he was unable to play a full season of games towards the end. Some may argue that Mark Blount should have been chosen as the best pick at #55, but a glue guy like Gattison who loved competition will always get the nod over a player like Blount who plays for the check.
56 Amir Johnson
Luis Scola
Mickey Johnson
Power Forward
6-10/190
Aurora
Coming out of little known Aurora College, Mickey Johnson became one of the NBA's most versatile players. Basketball was just a hobby to Johnson, so attending Aurora (home to 600 students where half of them lived off campus) was no big deal. But once teams started to look at the stat sheet, Johnson’s name kept popping up. After the draft he continued to impress, as his versatile playing ability quickly endeared him with NBA teams. Johnson's ability to play multi-positions was so impressive that his teammates gave him the nickname “Mr. Utility”.
57 Frank Brickowski
Marcin Gortat
Manu Ginobili
Shooting Guard
6-8/210
(Italy)
The San Antonio Spurs once again proved to the basketball community that luck plays a part in draft day steals. In 1999 Ginobili was taken as the second to last pick with very little fanfare. As a matter of fact, after his name was announced, no one on the NBA Draft telecast had any information on him. Three years later information was plentiful. Ginobili continued to raise his ability and went on to develop his talent as one of Europe’s best players. Since joining the Spurs in 2002 Manu has made an immediate impact with his clutch shooting and savvy play. His success has served as a model for other NBA teams in picking up international players late in the draft and working to develop them overseas.
58 Henry Bibby
Don Reid
Kurt Rambis
Power Forward
6-8/213
Santa Clara
Rambis was drafted by New York, but the LA Lakers were the ones to benefit. After Rambis was cut from the Knicks, the rookie free agent showed up for the 1981 Lakers, but not many took notice. Rambis wasn’t a gifted scorer but fit well into the fast break oriented offense. More importantly, he gave the Lakers something they didn’t have a lot of - defensive toughness. Rambis quickly became an integral part of the team and contributed for years. He became a fan favorite because of his hustle and quirky style with his big black glasses and thick mustache. His playing style and appearance led many in the media to dub him Superman’s alter ego, “Clark Kent". Rambis had a 14 year NBA career surviving off hustle and determination...impressive.
59 Red Robbins
George Carter
Pat Cummings
Power Forward
6-9/230
Cincinnati
Noted for his great shooting touch, Cummings had a very productive pro career, 12 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 1991. Cummings was drafted in 1978 by the Milwaukee Bucks as a junior eligible draftee (this was due to the fact that the talented power forward broke his leg in his junior season and had to sit out a year), but Cummings immediately returned to college for his final season. As a pro, nagging leg injuries quickly reduced Cummings effectiveness on the court, but for a span of 5 years he was one of the league’s most dependable starters.
60 Drazen Petrovic
Woody Sauldsberry
Michael Cooper
Isaiah Thomas
Point Guard
5-9/185
Washington
At pick #60 the candidates were impressive. Interestingly, Cooper and Sauldsberry were complete opposites to Petrovic. Both were noted for their defense and toughness, while Petrovic was an offensive genius capable of capturing great admiration for how he scored. In the end Petrovic’s career was short, which is why Thomas should be over him. As a player he might have been better but longevity matters and Thomas has been a consistent force in not just Boston but the moment he entered the league. Despite his size he remains a very hard player to keep from creating offensively. Make no mistake the Celtics rise starts with Thomas. Without him they would be anywhere near the team they are now.

 

 

 
2017 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Washington Markelle Fultz
Shooting Guard
6-4/195
Freshman
31
Charlotte
Duke Frank Jackson
Point Guard
6-3/205
Freshman
2
LA Lakers
UCLA Lonzo Ball
Point Guard
6-6/190
Freshman
32
Phoenix
Miami (FL.) Davon Reed
Shooting Guard
6-6/206
Senior
3
Boston
Duke Jayson Tatum
Small Forward
6-8/205
Freshman
33 Orlando
Orlando
Kansas State Wesley Iwundu
Small Forward
6-7/205
Senior
4
Phoenix
Kansas Josh Jackson
Small Forward
6-8/207
Freshman
34
Sacramento
Kansas Frank Mason III
Point Guard
6-0/190
Senior
5
Sacramento
kentucky De'Aaron Fox
Point Guard
6-3/187
Freshman
35
Orlando
California Ivan Rabb
Power Forward
6-10/220
Sophomore
6
Orlando
Florida State Jonathan Isaac
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-10/210
Freshman
36
Philadelphia
FMP Beograd
(Serbia)
Jonah Bolden
Power Forward
6-10/220
96 International
7
Minnesota
Arizona Lauri Markkanen
Power Forward
7-0/230
Freshman
37
Boston
Southern Methodist Semi Ojeleye
Power Forward/Small Forward
6-7/240
Junior
8
New York
SIG Strasbourg
(France)
Frank Ntilikina
Point Guard
6-5/190
98 International
38 Chicago
Chicago
Oregon Jordan Bell
Power Forward
6-8/225
Junior
9 Dallas
Dallas

North Carolina State
Dennis Smith Jr.
Point Guard
6-3/195
Freshman
39
Philadelphia
Oklahoma State Jawun Evans
Point Guard
6-1/185
Sophomore
10
Sacramento
Gonzaga Zach Collins
Center
7-0/230
Freshman
40
New Orleans
Florida State Dwayne Bacon
Shooting Guard
6-7/221
Sophomore
11
Charlotte
Kentucky Malik Monk
Shooting Guard
6-3/200
Freshman
41
Atlanta
Oregon Tyler Dorsey
Shooting Guard
6-4/185
Sophomore
12
Detroit
Duke Luke Kennard
Shooting Guard
6-5/200
Sophomore
42 Utah
Utah
Indiana Thomas Bryant
Power Forward
6-10/245
Sophomore
13 Phoenix
Denver
Louisville Donovan Mitchell
Shooting Guard
6-3/200
Sophomore
43 Houston
Houston
Zalgiris Kaunas
(Lithuania)
Isaiah Hartenstein
Power Forward/Center
6-11/250
98 International
14 Miami
Miami
Kentucky Bam Adebayo
Power Forward/Center
6-10/250
Freshman
44 New York
New York

Houston

Damyean Dotson
Shooting Guard
6-5/205
Senior
15
Portland
North Carolina Justin Jackson
Small Forward
6-8/210
Junior
45
Houston
Oregon Dillon Brooks
Small Forward
6-6/220
Junior
16 Chicago
Chicago
Creighton Justin Patton
Power Forward/Center
7-0/230
Freshman
46
Philadelphia
Southern Methodist Sterling Brown
Shooting Guard
6-5/225
Senior
17
Milwaukee
Michigan D.J. Wilson
Power Forward
6-10/240
Junior
47 Indiana
Indiana
UCLA Ike Anigbogu
Center
6-10/250
Freshman
18 Indiana
Indiana
UCLA T.J. Leaf
Power Forward
6-10/225
Freshman
48 Milwaukee
Milwaukee

South Carolina

Sindarius Thornwell
Shooting Guard
6-5/206
Senior
19
Atlanta
Wake Forest John Collins
Power Forward
6-10/235
Sophomore
49
Denver
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Vlatko Cancar
Small Forward
6-8/210
97 International
20
Portland
Duke Harry Giles
Power Forward
6-11/222
Freshman
50 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Nanterre
(France)
Mathias Lessort
Power Forward
6-9/235
95 International
21 Oklahoma City
OK. City
Adelaide
(Australia)

Terrance Ferguson
Shooting Guard
6-7/185
98 International

51
Denver
Iowa State Monte Morris
Point Guard
6-3/170
Senior
22
Brooklyn
Texas

Jarrett Allen
Center
6-11/235
Freshman

52
New Orleans
Xavier Edmond Sumner
Point Guard
6-5/185
Sophomore
23
Toronto
Indiana OG Anunoby
Small Forward
6-8/235
Sophomore
53
Boston
Arizona Kadeem Allen
Shooting Guard
6-3/205
Senior
24
Utah
Syracuse Tyler Lydon
Power Forward
6-9/223
Sophomore
54 phoenix
Phoenix
Valparaiso Alec Peters
Small Forward
6-9/235
Senior
25
Orlando
CB Gran Canaria
(Spain)
Anzejs Pasecniks
Power Forward/Center
7-1/220
95 International
55
Utah
Gonzaga Nigel Williams-Goss
Point Guard
6-3/195
Junior
26 Minnesota
Portland
Purdue Caleb Swanigan
Power Forward
6-9/250
Sophomore
56
Boston
California Jabari Bird
Shooting Guard
6-6/190
Senior
27
LA Lakers
Utah Kyle Kuzma
Power Forward
6-9/225
Junior
57
Brooklyn

FC Barcelona
(Spain)

Aleksandar Vezenkov
Power Forward
6-9/225
95 International
28
LA Lakers
North Carolina Tony Bradley
Power Forward
6-11/240
Freshman
58
New York
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Ognjen Jaramaz
Point Guard
6-3/195
95 International
29 San Antonio
San Antonio
Colorado Derrick White
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-4/190
Senior
59
San Antonio
Clemson Jaron Blossomgame
Small Forward
6-7/220
Senior
30 Utah
Utah
Villanova Jason Hart
Shooting Guard
6-5/215
Senior
60
Atlanta
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Alpha Kaba
Power Forward
6-9/230
96 International

 

 
2017 Draft Day Trades
Drafts
2017 Draft Day Trades
Trades between teams sent and received
Chicago
Chicago
From Minnesota:
Zach LaVine
Kris Dunn
Lauri Markkanen
Minnesota
Minnesota
From Chicago:
Jimmy Butler
Justin Patton
Sacramento
Sacramento
From Portland:
Justin Jackson
Harry Giles
Portland
Portland
From Sacramento:
Zach Collins
Denver
Denver
From Utah:
Trey Lyles
Tyler Lydon
Utah
Utah
From Denver:
Donovan Mitchell
Orlando
Orlando
From Philadelphia:
1st Round Draft Pick (2020)
2nd Round Draft Pick (2020)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
From Orlando:
Anzejs Pasecniks
Boston
LA Lakers
From Brooklyn:
Brook Lopez
Jarrett Allen
Memphis
Brooklyn
From LA Lakers:
Timofey Mozgov
D'Angelo Russell
LA Lakers
LA Lakers
From Utah:
Jason Hart
Thomas Bryant
Utah
Utah
From LA Lakers:
Tony Bradley
Charlotte
Charlotte
From New Orleans:
Dwayne Bacon
Cash onsiderations
New Orleans
New Orleans
From Charlotte:
Frank Jackson
Orlando
Orlando
From Memphis:
2nd Round Draft Pick (TBA)
Memphis
Memphis
From Orlando:
Ivann Rabb
Orlando
Chicago
From Golden State:
Cash Considerations
Golden State
Golden State
From Chicago:
Jordan Bell
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
From LA Clippers:
Cash Considerations
LA Clippers
LA Clippers
From Philadelphia:
Jawun Evans
Memphis
Memphis
From Houston:
Dillon Brooks
Houston
Houston
From Memphis:
2nd Round Draft Pick (TBA)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
From Milwaukee:
Cash Considerations
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
From Philadelphia:
Sterling Brown
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
From LA Clippers:
Cash Considerations
LA Clippers
LA Clippers
From Milwaukee:
Sindarius Thornwell
New Orleans
New Orleans
From Pacers:
Cash Considerations
Indiana
Indiana
From New Orleans:
Edmond Sumner
 
Matthew Maurer's 2017 Mock Draft
2017 Draft
Last Mock Update: 6/19/2017
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Order Team Pick Ht. Wt. Pos. College Year
1. Philadelphia Markell Fultz 6-4 195 SG/PG Washington FR.
2. LA Lakers Lonzo Ball 6-6 190 PG UCLA FR.
3. Boston Josh Jackson 6-8 207 SF Kansas FR.
4. Phoenix Jayson Tatum 6-8 205 SF Duke FR.
5. Sacramento De'Aaron Fox 6-3 187 PG Kentucky FR.
6. Orlando Jonathan Isaac 6-10 210 SF/PF Florida State FR.
7. Minnesota Malik Monk 6-3 200 SG Kentucky FR.
8. New York Dennis Smith 6-3 195 PG North Carolina St. FR.
9. Dallas Lauri Markkanen 7-0 230 PF Arizona FR.
10. Sacramento Zach Collins 7-0 230 C/PF Gonzaga FR.
11. Charlotte Frank Ntilikina 6-2 190 PG Strasbourg INT.
12. Detroit Donovan Mitchell 6-3 200 SG Louisville SO.
13. Denver Jarrett Allen 6-11 235 C/PF Texas FR.
14. Miami John Collins 6-10 225 PF Wake Forest SO.
15. Portland OG Anunoby 6-8 235 SF Indiana SO.
16. Chicago T.J. Leaf 6-10 225 PF UCLA FR.
17. Milwaukee Justin Jackson 6-8 210 SF North Carolina JR.
18. Indiana Justin Patton 7-0 215 C/PF Creighton FR.
19. Atlanta Edrice Adebayo 6-10 260 C/PF Kentucky FR.
20. Portland Luke Kennard 6-5 200 SG Duke SO.
21. OK City Ike Anigbogu 6-10 250 C/PF UCLA FR.
22. Brooklyn D.J. Wilson 6-10 235 PF Michigan JR.
23. Toronto Harry Giles 6-10 240 PF Duke FR.
24. Utah Terrance Ferguson 6-7 185 SG/SF Adelaide INT.
25. Orlando Isaiah Hartenstein 6-11 250 PF Zalgiris INT.
26. Portland Ivan Rabb 6-11 220 PF California SO.
27. Brooklyn Tony Bradley 6-10 250 C/PF North Carolina FR.
28. LA Lakers Frank Jackson 6-3 200 PG Duke FR.
29. San Antonio Anzejs Pasecniks 7-2 230 C Gran Canaria B INT.
30. Utah Semi Ojeleye 6-7 240 PF/SF Southern Methodist JR.
31. Atlanta Jawun Evans 6-1 190 PG Oklahoma St. SO.
32. Phoenix Jordan Bell 6-8 225 PF/SF Oregon JR.
33. Orlando Kyle Kuzma 6-9 220 PF Utah JR.
34. Sacramento Tyler Lydon 6-9 223 PF/SF Syracuse SO.
35. Orlando Caleb Swanigan 6-9 250 PF Purdue SO.
36. Philadelphia Derrick White 6-4 190 PG/SG Colorado SR.
37. Boston Johnathan Motley 6-9 230 PF Baylor JR.
38. Chicago Wesley Iwundu 6-7 195 SF/SG Kansas State SR.
39. Philadelphia Josh Hart 6-5 215 SG Villanova SR.
40. New Orleans Edmond Sumner 6-5 175 PG/SG Xavier SO.
41. Charlotte Mathas Lessort 6-9 235 PF Nanterre INT.
42. Utah Jonah Bolden 6-10 215 PF/SF FMP Beograd INT.
43. Houston Alec Peters 6-9 235 SF/PF Valparaiso SR.
44. New York Dillon Brooks 6-6 220 SF Oregon JR.
45. Houston P.J. Dozier 6-6 205 SG/PG South Carolina SO.
46. Philadelphia Tyler Dorsey 6-4 185 SG Oregon SO.
47. Indiana Monte Morris 6-3 175 PG Iowa State SR.
48. Milwaukee Dwayne Bacon 6-7 221 SG/SF Florida State SO.
49. Denver Jaron Blossomgame 6-7 220 SF/PF Clemson SR.
50. Philadelphia Frank Mason 6-0 190 PG Kansas SR.
51. Denver Cameron Oliver 6-7 220 PF/SF Nevada SO.
52. Washington Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 211 SG South Carolina SR.
53. Boston Vlatko Cancar 6-8 210 SF/PF Mega Leks INT.
54. Phoenix Damyean Dotson 6-6 205 SF/SG Houston SR.
55. Utah Kobi Simmons 6-5 175 SG/PG Arizona FR.
56. Boston Aleksandar Vezenkov 6-9 225 PF/SF FC Barcelona INT.
57. Brooklyn Devin Robinson 6-8 200 SF Florida JR.
58. New York Nigel Williams-Goss 6-3 195 PG Gonzaga JR.
59. San Antonio Kennedy Meeks 6-10 260 C/PF North Carolina SR.
60. Atlanta Alpha Kaba 6-9 230 PF Mega Leks INT.
 
2017 Rankings Per Position
2017 Draft

 

Point Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. De'Aaron Fox Kentucky FR. 6-3 187 Top 5
2. Lonzo Ball UCLA FR. 6-6 190 Top 5
3. Dennis Smith North Carolina St. FR. 6-3 195 Top 10
4. Frank Ntilikina Strasbourg 1998 6-2 190 Top 15
5. Frank Jackson Duke FR. 6-3 200 Mid - Late 1st
6. Jawun Evans Oklahoma State SO. 6-1 200 Late 1st - Early Second
7. Edmond Sumner Xavier SO. 6-5 175 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
8. Monte Morris Iowa State SR. 6-3 175 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
9. Frank Mason Kansas SR. 6-0 190 Late 2nd - Undrafted
10. Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga JR. 6-3 195 Late 2nd - Undrafted
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Shooting Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Markell Fultz Washington FR. 6-4 195 Top 3
2. Malik Monk Kentucky FR. 6-3 200 Top 8
3. Donovan Mitchell Louisville SO. 6-3 200 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
4. Luke Kennard Duke SO. 6-5 200 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
5. Terrance Ferguson Adelaide 1998 6-7 185 Mid 1st - Late 1st
6. P.J. Dozier South Carolina SO. 6-7 175 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
7. Dwayne Bacon Florida State SO. 6-7 221 Late 1st - Early 2nd
8. Sindarius Thornwell South Carolina SR. 6-5 211 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
9. Josh Hart Villanova SR. 6-5 215 Mid - Late 2nd
10. Derrick White Colorado SR. 6-4 190 Late 2nd
11. Kobi Simmons Arizona FR. 6-5 175 Late 2nd
12. Damyean Dotson Houston SR. 6-6 205 Late 2nd - Undrafted
13. Tyler Dorsey Oregon SO. 6-4 185 Late 2nd - Undrafted
14. Sterling Brown SMU SR. 6-6 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted
15. L.J. Peak Georgetown JR. 6-5 205 Late 2nd - Undrafted

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Small Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Josh Jackson Kansas FR. 6-8 207 Top 5
2. Jayson Tatum Duke FR. 6-8 205 Top 8
3. Jonathan Isaac Florida St. FR. 6-10 210 Mid - Late Lottery
4. Justin Jackson North Carolina JR. 6-8 210 Mid 1st - Late 1st
5. OG Anunoby Indiana SO. 6-8 235 Mid 1st - Late 1st
6. Jaron Blossomgame Clemson SR. 6-7 220 Mid 2nd
7. Wesley Iwundu Kansas State SR. 6-7 205 Mid - Late 2nd
8. Dillon Brooks Oregon JR. 6-6 220 Late 2nd
9. Alec Peters Valpariso SR. 6-9 235 Late 2nd - Undrafted
10. Vlatko Cancar Mega Leks 1997 6-8 210 Late 2nd - Undrafted
11. Lucas Dias Silva Paulistano 1995 6-10 205 Late 2nd - Undrafted
12. Devin Robinson Florida JR. 6-8 200 Late 2nd - Undrafted
13. V.J. Beachem Notre Dame SR. 6-8 200 Late 2nd - Undrafted
14. Alberto Abalde Joventut 1995 6-7 215 Late 2nd - Undrafted
15. Malcolm Hill Illinois SR. 6-6 220 Undrafted

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Power Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Lauri Markkanen Arizona FR. 7-0 230 Top 10
2. John Collins Wake Forest SO. 6-10 225 Top 20
3. T.J. Leaf UCLA FR. 6-10 225 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
duke 4. Harry Giles Duke FR. 6-10 240 Mid 1st - Late 1st
5. Tyler Lydon Syracuse SO. 6-9 223 Late 1st
6. Caleb Swanigan Purdue SO. 6-9 250 Late 1st - Early 2nd
7. D.J. Wilson Michigan JR. 6-10 235 Late 1st
8. Isaiah Hartenstein Zalgiris 1998 6-11 250 Late 1st - Early 2nd
9. Ivan Rabb California SO. 6-10 220 Mid to Late 1st
10. Semi Ojeleye SMU JR. 6-7 240 Late 1st - Early 2nd
11. Kyle Kuzma Utah JR. 6-9 220 Late 1st - Early Second
12. Jordan Bell Oregon JR. 6-8 225 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
13. Mathias Lessort Nanterre 1995 6-9 235 Mid 2nd
14. Johnathan Motley Baylor JR. 6-9 230 Mid 2nd
15. Jonah Bolden Estudiantes 1996 6-10 220 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
16. Cameron Oliver Nevada SO. 6-7 220 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
17. Alpha Kaba Mega Leks 1996 6-9 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted
18. Aleksandar Vezenkov FC Barcelona 1995 6-9 225 Late 2nd - Undrafted
19. Nigel Hayes Wisconsin SR. 6-8 254 Late 2nd - Undrafted
20. Isaiah Hicks North Carolina SR. 6-8 220 Undrafted

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Centers
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Zack Collins Gonzaga FR. 7-0 230 Top 10
Texas 2. Jarrett Allen Texas FR. 6-11 235 Top 15
michigan 3. Justin Patton Creighton FR. 7-0 215 Mid - Late 1st
4. Edrice Adebayo Kentucky FR. 6-10 225 Mid to Late 1st
5. Ike Anigbogu UCLA FR. 6-10 250 Late 1st - Early 2nd
Canaria 6. Anzejs Pasecniks Gran Canaria 1995 7-1 220 Late 1st - Early 2nd
7. Tony Bradley North Carolina FR. 6-10 250 Late 1st - Early 2nd
8. Thomas Bryant Indiana SO. 6-11 248 Mid 2nd
north carolinia 9. Kennedy Meeks North Carolina SR. 6-10 277 Late 2nd
10. Eric Mika Brigham Young SO. 6-10 233 Late 2nd
11. Isaac Humphries Kentucky SO. 7-0 260 Late 2nd - Undrafted
12. Michael Fusek Spirou 1995 7-5 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted

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2017 Underclassmen
Drafts

 

2017 Underclassmen

Class School/Team Player Status
SO. Southern California Shaqquan Aaaron Withdrew
JR. St. Bonaventure Jaylen Adams Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Edrice Adebayo Miami 1st/14th
SO. Louisville Deng Adel Withdrew
FR. Long Island Jashaun Agosto Withdrew
JR. St. John's Bashir Ahmed Withdrew
FR. Arizona Rawle Alkins Withdrew
FR. Texas Jarrett Allen Brooklyn 1st/22nd
JR. Wright State Mark Alstork Withdrew
1996 INT. Paulistano (Brazil) Wesley Alves da Silva ---------
FR. UCLA Ike Anigbogu Indiana 2nd/47th
SO. Indiana OG Anunoby Toronto 1st/23rd
1996 INT.  Galatasaray (Turkey) Ege Arar Withdrew
SO. Florida State Dwayne Bacon New Orleans 2nd/40th
FR. UCLA Lonzo Ball LA Lakers 1st/2nd
JR. Arkansas Jaylen Barford Withdrew
1997 INT. Neptunas (Lithuania) Laurynas Beliauskas Withdrew
JR. Oregon Jordan Bell Chicago 2nd/35th
JR. Vermont Trae Bell-Haynes Withdrew
JR. North Carolina Joel Berry II Withdrew
1997 INT. Joventut (Spain) Terrence Bieshaar --------
1997 INT. Clavijo (Spain) Simon Birgander --------
1997 INT. Vytautas (Lithiania) Laurynas Birutis Withdrew
JR. Indiana James Blackmon Jr. Undrafted
SO. Louisiana State Antonio Blakeney Undrafted
JR. Xavier Trevon Bluiett Withdrew
SO. Southern California Bennie Boatwright Withdrew
JR. Louisiana Tech Jacobi Boykins Withdrew
1996 INT. Zagreb (Croatia) Luka Bozic ----------
FR. North Carolina Tony Bradley LA Lakers 1st/28th
SO. Kentucky Isaiah Briscoe Undrafted
JR. Oregon Dillon Brooks Houston 2nd/45th
SO. Indiana Thomas Bryant Utah 2nd/42nd
JR. Providence Rodney Bullock Withdrew
1997 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Vlatko Cancar Denver 2nd/49th
JR. West Virginia Jevon Carter Withdrew
JR. Thiel College (PA) Clandell Cetoute Undrafted
SO. Fordham Jopeph Chartouny Withdrew
1998 INT. Sevilla (Spain) Leo Cizmic Withdrew
JR. Massachusetts Donte' Clark Withdrew
SO. Campbell Chris Clemons Withdrew
JR. Utah David Collette Withdrew
SO. Wake Forest John Collins Atlanta 1st/19th
FR. Gonzaga Zach Collins Sacramento 1st/10th
SO. Arizona Chance Comanche Undrafted
1996 INT. Paulistano (Brazil) George de Paula Undrafted
JR. Seton Hall Angel Delgado Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Hamidou Diallo Withdrew
SO. Oregon Tyler Dorsey Atlanta 2nd/41st
SO. South Carolina P.J. Dozier Undrafted
1997 INT. Tofas (Turkey) Berkan Durmaz Withdrew
1997 INT. Sialiai (Lithuania) Martynas Echodas Withdrew
JR. Purdue Vince Edwards Withdrew
JR. Florida John Egbunu Withdrew
1996 INT. Levallois (France) Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot Withdrew
JR. Marshall Jon Elmore Withdrew
JR. Temple Obi Enechionyia Withdrew
SO. Oregon State Drew Eubanks Withdrew
SO. Oklahoma State Jawun Evans Philadelphia 2nd/39th
SO. Central Florida Tacko Fall Withdrew
SO. Lee College C.C. (TX) Tony Farmer Undrafted
1998 INT. Pinheiros (Brazil) Aquiles Ferreira Withdrew
1996 INT. Trento (Italy) Diego Flaccadori Withdrew
FR. Kentucky De'Aaron Fox Sacramento 1st/5th
FR. Washington Markelle Fultz Philadelphia 1st/1st
1996 INT. Banvit (Turkey) Tolga Gecim Withdrew
FR. Duke Harry Giles Portland 1st/20th
JR. Florida Gulf Coast Brandon Goodwin Withdrew
JR. Clemson Donete Grantham Withdrew
1997 INT. Nancy (France) Yaon Granvorka Withdrew
1996 INT. Karsiyaka (Turkey) Egemen Guven Withdrew
JR. Purdue Isaac Haas Withdrew
1998 INT. Zalgiris (Lithuania) Isaiah Hartenstein Houston 2nd/43rd
1997 INT. RTU Riga (Latvia) Karlis Helmanis Withdrew
SO. UCLA Aaron Holiday Withdrew
SO. Kentucky Isaac Humphries Undrafted
JR. Boise State Chandler Hutchison Withdrew
1996 INT. Buducnost (Montenegro) Aleksa Ilic Withdrew
FR. Florida State Jonathan Isaac Orlando 1st/6th
FR. Duke Frank Jackson Charlotte 2nd/31st-
FR. Kansas Josh Jackson Phoenix 1st/4th
FR. Maryland Justin Jackson Withdrew
JR. North Carolina Justin Jackson Portland 1st/15th
1997 INT. Nancy (France) Jonathan Jeanne Undrafted
JR. Missouri State Alize Johnson Withdrew
JR. La Salle B.J. Johnson Withdrew
JR. CSU-Northridge Darin Johnson Withdrew
JR. Louisville Jaylen Johnson Undrafted
JR. Indiana Robert Johnson Withdrew
FR. Texas Andrew Jones Withdrew
1996 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Alpha Kaba Atlanta 2nd/60th
JR. Wisconsin Green Bay Kerem Kanter Withdrew
FR. North Carolina State Ted Kapita Undrafted
JR. Central Michigan Marcus Keene Undrafted
SO. Duke Luke Kennard Detroit 1st/12th
FR. Alabama Braxton Key Withdrew
JR. Colorado George King Withdrew
1997 INT. GBA Sparta (Czech Rep.) Verners Kohs Withdrew
1997 INT. PAOK (Greece) Antonios Koniaris Withdrew
1998 INT. Baunach (Germany) Arnoldas Kulboka Withdrew
1998 INT. Barcelona (Spain) Rodions Kurucs Withdrew
JR. Utah Kyle Kuzma LA LAkers 1st/27th
JR. Oklahoma Khadeem Lattin Undrafted
FR. UCLA T.J. Leaf Indiana 1st/18th
JR. Alabama-Birmingham William Lee Withdrew
JR. Texas Southern Zach Lofton Withdrew
1996 INT. Lugano (Switzerland) Axel Louissaint Withdrew
1998 INT. Panathinaikos (Greece) Michail Lountzis Withdrew
SO. Syracuse Tyler Lydon Utah 1st/24th
JR. Arkansas Daryl Macon Withdrew
JR. Northern Illinois Marin Maric Withdrew
FR. Arizona Lauri Markkanen Minnesota 1st/7th
1998 INT. Zalgiris (Lithuania) Gytis Masiulis Withdrew
JR. Georgia Yante Maten Withdrew
1997 INT. Zadar (Croatia) Lovro Mazalin Withdrew
SO. Wichita State Markis McDuffie Withdrew
JR. Illinois State MiKyle McIntosh Withdrew
SO. Brigham Young Eric Mika Undrafted
1996 INT. Vytautas (Lithuania) Regimantas Miniotas Withdrew
SO. Louisville Donovan Mitchell Denver 1st/13th
FR. Kentucky Malik Monk Charlotte 1st/11th
SO. Cornell Matthew Morgan Withdrew
JR. Wichita State Shaquille Morris Withdrew
JR. Baylor Johnathan Motley Undrafted
1998 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Kostja Mushidi Withdrew
JR. Kansas Svi Mykhailiuk Withdrew
JR. Stetson Divine Myles Withdrew
SO. Stetson Derick Newton Withdrew
JR. Virginia Austin Nichols Undrafted
1996 INT. Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) Margiris Normantas Withdrew
1998 INT. Strasbourg (France) Frank Ntilikina New York 1st/8th
JR. Southern Methodist Semi Ojeleye Boston 2nd/37th
1997 INT. Pau Orthez (France) Elie Okobo Withdrew
1997 INT. Unicaja (Spain) Viny Okouo Withdrew
SO. Nevada Cameron Oliver Undrafted
1996 INT. Istanbul (Turkey) Ayberk Olmaz Withdrew
JR. Southern Utah Randy Onwuasor Withdrew
FR. Creighton Justin Patton Chicago 1st/16th
JR. Georgetown L.J. Peak Undrafted
1998 INT. Pinheiros (Brazil) Lucas Pereira Withdrew
JR. North Carolina Theo Pinson Withdrew
SO. California Ivan Rabb Orlando 2nd/35th
JR. Florida State Xavier Rathan-Mayes Undrafted
JR. Florida Devin Robinson Undrafted
JR. Austin Peay Josh Robinson Undrafted
SO. Lewis & Clark C.C. (Ill.) Martavius Robinson Withdrew
SO. North Carolina State Maverick Rowan Withdrew
1996 INT. Starogard (Poland) Martynas Sajus Withdrew
SO. Rutgers Corey Sanders Withdrew
JR. Idaho Victor Sanders Withdrew
1998 INT. Crevena Zvezda (Serbia) Borisa Simanic Withdrew
JR. Ohio Jaaron Simmons Withdrew
FR. Arizona Kobi Simmons Undrafted
SO. Chicago State Fred Sims Jr. Withdrew
1997 INT. Cibona (Croatia) Nik Slavica Withdrew
JR. Texas Tech Zach Smith Withdrew
FR. North Carolina State Dennis Smith Jr. Dallas 1st/9th
SO. Kansas State Kamau Stokes Withdrew
SO. Xavier Edmond Sumner New Orleans 2nd/52nd
SO. Purdue Caleb Swanigan Portland 1st/26th
FR. Duke Jayson Tatum Boston 1st/3rd
JR. New Mexico State Matt Taylor Undrafted
JR. Ohio State Trevor Thompson Undrafted
SO. Eastern Michigan James Thompson IV Withdrew
SO. Oregon State Stephen Thompson Jr. Withdrew
JR. Maryland Melo Trimble Undrafted
1996 INT. Fenerbahce (Turkey) Berk Ugurlu Withdrew
JR. Louisiana State Craig Victor II Undrafted
SO. Michigan Moritz Wagner Withdrew
JR. Valparaiso Tevonn Walker Withdrew
SO. Antelope Valley C.C. (CA) Antone Warren Undrafted
JR. UCLA Thomas Welsh Withdrew
JR. Western Michigan Thomas Wilder Withdrew
JR. Central Michigan Cecil Williams Withdrew
JR. Gonzaga Jonathan Williams Withdrew
JR. Ohio State Kam Williams Withdrew
JR. Gonzaga Nigel Williams-Goss Utah 2nd/55th
JR. Texas-San Antonio Christian Wilson Withdrew
JR. Michigan D.J. Wilson Milwaukee 1st/17th
1996 INT. Bayi Fubang (China) Zou Yuchen Withdrew
FR. North Carolina State Omer Yurtseven Withdrew
1996 INT. Vytautas (Lithuania) Kristupas Zemaitis Withdrew
 
Ivan Renko Awards
Articles


...but who the hell is Ivan Renko?

Once upon a time back in 1993, a 6-foot-8, 230 pound power forward from Yugoslavia (Serbia) entered the recruiting world off the lips of Indiana’s head coach Bobby Knight. Knight brought media attention to the player claiming that he committed to play for Indiana.

Knight's story was that while attending a coach's clinic in Europe, he was made aware of the player. His account of Renko's living conditions in the war torn country created a high buzz. But what happened next is one of the greatest April Fools jokes of in all of sports. Various experts responded by ranking Renko and publishing scouting reports. One even proclaimed him to be a white Larry Johnson, which today is like saying he's the next Kevin Durant. Another expert claimed to spot the strapping power forward on Indiana’s campus. But how could this be when Knight made the whole thing up?

Renko is imaginary. He never existed. Knight concocted him to expose the so-called recruiting experts he doubted were providing real scouting information.

This is the backdrop to the Ivan Renko Awards. It's given to the players who seemingly appeared out of nowhere with tremendous hype and acclaim through various media outlets. But like every award, there are stipulations.
  • Player must be drafted.
  • Player must be a total surprise in Renko fashion.
The draft nerd (that's me) lists the following Renko Awards from 2000 onward:

2000: Kaniel Dickens – What do you get when you combine tremendous athleticism and show the ability to hit an occasional three point shot? The Answer is Dickens. What the Jazz wanted was Bryon Russell 2.0 what they got wasn't close Dickens played 19 games in the NBA.

2001: Kedrick Brown – Brown is the highest a juco player has gone and may be the reason along with Alek Radojevic why no other Juco players have been taken as high.

2002: Peter Fehse – The Seattle Supersonics admitted they didn’t even scout him. One would think an NBA draftee would have a productive career overseas, but Fehse has been anything but a star on any level, except the third division Germany league he was drafted from.

2003: Nedzad Sinanovic – The Portland Trailblazer's selection of Nedzad Sinanovic had many wide-eyed and open mouthed. After almost three years with the Bosnian Army, Sinanovic decided he was going to play basketball again. His agent had him signed and on his way to the Spanish club, Unicaja Malaga. Here, the raw prospect would workout, gain experience and training, but would never actually play for the team, giving him extremely low exposure to scouts and GMs. During this time Sinanovic developed tremendous potential, and because of his age, was automatically eligible for the draft. On purpose he was provided a non-English speaking agent and virtually no publicity, the prospect of going undrafted was all but certain. This fate, however, was what Sinanovic's agent was hoping for. Going undrafted equated to more dollars for the player. As a free agent, he would have bypassed the rookie pay scale and been able to sign a contract with any NBA team for an unrestricted amount. Needless to say, gone are the days of international surprises!

2004: David Young – It had been 21 years since the last time a player from North Carolina Central had it's name called on draft night. Young spent 3 years in the Atlantic-10 conference playing for Xavier College. Young transferred to North Carolina College and put together a fine season but was still under the draft radar. After some stellar workouts but teams like Seattle brought him back for a second workout. Sonics head coach Nat McMillian's brother randy was one of North Carolina Central's assistant coaches. Despite not having a write-up in the NBA's official draft guide Young proved his place among NBA prospects.

2005: Orien Greene - What do you do when you're not getting playing time for a great team in a tough conference? You apparently transfer to a lower division and create a niche for yourself. At 6-4, Greene’s specialty was his self-proclaimed point guard status. With the love of a few media outlets, the Boston Celtics bit. But it turns out they ordered up the wrong meal. A greasy hamburger of a player can't be transformed into a juicy steak.

2006: Ejike Ugboaja "Who in the world!" basically sums up my thoughts on draft night. I obtained his profile stats through some detective work. He has yet to play in the NBA and I doubt he ever will.

2007: Milovan Rakovic – I had the opportunity to see this guy play several times, and each time I came away with the thought that Rakovic is a career overseas player who will play in a decent league, but not with a premier overseas team. Who is his genius agent? He's definitely earned more than his standard commission. Give that man double.

2008: Patrick Ewing_Jr. – You wouldn’t think being the son of an NBA Hall of Fame player Patrick Ewing that Ewing Jr. would be on this list. Ewing worked hard through the predraft camps and slowly gained respect from scouts who had written him off. Despite this on draft night few had him pegged as a guaranteed draft pick. Ewing Jr. now works as the director of basketball operations at Georgetown.

2009: Taylor Griffin – No offense, but no one on draft night (except maybe his brother, Blake, and their parents) felt that both brothers would be drafted. It smells like an Agent favor, but thanks to his brother, Taylor had one of the best sports agencies backing him up.

2010: Ryan Reid – A valuable member of the Florida State basketball team Reid established himself as a tremendous post defender. With his limited upside and marginal offensive skills Reid’s selection was surprising.

2011: Chukwudiebere Maduabum & Tanguy Ngombo – A tie as both prospects were far from anybody’s draft list. Maduabum was essentially drafted out of the NBDL and never showed much of anything other than being tall. Ngombo was one of David Khan’s more mindboggling selections. Hilariously it later came out that Ngombo might have lied about his age that he was not 21 but 27 years old!

2012: Tomislav Zubcic – Another overseas player who was drafted like Peter Fehse after a face-up forward model of Dirk Nowitzki and Andrea Bargnani. Great shooter terrible rebounder and a marginal athlete I doubt he will ever reach the NBA.

2013: Arsalan Kazemi – Not that Kazemi was unknown by scouts but the general public knew very little of him. He wasn’t on anyone’s top 75 draft list other than the Wizards. Great hustle player with limited upside has yet to play a game in the NBA. He is the NBA's first Iranian draftee.

2014: Bruno Caboclo – No player has been such a surprise to go in the first round since Martin Muursepp in 1996. Extremely young with potential yet the comparison to being the Brazilian Kevin Durant seems like a huge stretch.

2015: Juan Pablo Vaulet – So much of a surprise was Vaulet that even his native country was shocked by his selection. Vaulet is a young prospect with developing skills but nothing exceptional. Could he be the next Argentina draft steal like Manu Ginobili or enter the realm of the forgotten like Federico Kammerichs.

2016: Adel Nader – Everyone knew about his college teammate Georges Niang but few fans knew of Nader. Apparently part of his selection had an agreement that Nader would be stashed in the D-League. This past year Nader was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year. Time remains to be seen if his selection was genius or a reach but it certainly was a surprise.

Congratulations to the Ivan Renko clones. So who's next? As if there won't be one every year! Someone is going to take a risk for no good reason. TDR will be here with draft day giggles to hand out the Award.
 
2016 Underclassmen
Drafts

 

2016 Underclassmen

Class School/Team Player Status
SO. North Carolina State Abdul-Malik Abu Withdrew
JR. Stanford Rosco Allen Undrafted
FR. Southeast Missouri St. Tony Anderson Undrafted
JR. North Carolina St. BeeJay Anya Withdrew
1996 INT. Cedevita (Croatia) Marko Arapovic Withdrew
1996 INT. Galatasaray (Turkey) Ege Arar Withdrew
1997 INT. Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia) Edin Atic Withdrew
1984 Orangeville (NBL) Brandon Austin Undrafted
JR. New Mexico St. Ian Baker Withdrew
1997 INT. Antibes (France) Gracin Bakumanya Undrafted
SO. Vanderbilt Wade Baldwin IV Memphis 1st/17th
JR. North Carolina St. Anthony “Cat” Barber Undrafted
JR. Notre Dame V.J. Beachem Withdrew
FR. Florida State Malik Beasley Denver 1st/19th
1997 INT. Clinicas Rincon (Spain) Romaric Belemene Withdrew
JR. St. Joseph’s DeAndre Bembry Atlanta 1st/21st
1997 INT. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) Dragan Bender Phoenix 1st/4th
SO. Providence Ben Bentil Boston 2nd/51st
1995 INT. Istanbul BSB (Turkey) Metecan Birsen Withdrew
SO. Indiana James Blackmon Jr. Withdrew
FR. Louisiana St. Antonio Blakeney Withdrew
JR. Clemson Jaron Blossomgame Withdrew
SO. Xavier Trevon Bluiett Withdrew
1995 INT. Chalon (France) Axel Bouteille Withdrew
JR. Connecticut Amida Brimah Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Isaiah Briscoe Withdrew
SO. Oregon Dillon Brooks Withdrew
SO. New Mexico Elijah Brown Withdrew
FR. California Jaylen Brown Boston 1st/3rd
SO. Utah State-Eastern C.C. Lamous Brown Undrafted
JR. Iowa State Deonte Burton Withdrew
JR. Ohio Antonio Campbell Withdrew
JR. Auburn Kareem Canty Undrafted
JR. Maryland Robert Carter Jr. Undrafted
FR. Washington Marquese Chriss Sacramento 1st/8th
JR. Washington State Conor Clifford Withdrew
JR. Dayton Charles Cooke III Withdrew
JR. Maryland-Eastern Shore Bakari Copeland Withdrew
1996 INT. Denain (France) Isaia Cordinier Atlanta 2nd/44th
1995 INT. Le Mans (France) Petr Cornelie Denver 2nd/53rd
FR. Michigan State Deyonta Davis Boston 2nd/31st
FR. Northwest Florida State C.C. Moustapha Diagne Withdrew
FR. Kansas Cheick Diallo LA Clippers 2nd/33rd
1995 INT. Loboral Kutxa (Spain) Ilimane Diop Withdrew
FR. Oregon Tyler Dorsey Withdrew
JR. Stillman College D’Andre Downey Withdrew
JR. Providence Kris Dunn Minnesota 1st/5th
SO. Purdue Vince Edwards Withdrew
FR. Marquette Henry Ellenson Detroit 1st/18th
1995 INT. Le Mans (France) Youssoupha Fall Withdrew
JR. Oakland Kay Felder Atlanta 2nd/54th
1996 INT. Trento (Italy) Diego Flaccadori Withdrew
1995 INT. Spirou (Belgium) Michael Fusek Withdrew
JR. Kansas Brannen Greene Undrafted
1995 INT. Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) Marko Guduric Withdrew
1996 INT. Karsiyaja (Turkey) Egemen Guven Withdrew
1996 INT. Sevilla (Spain) Ludvig Hakanson Withdrew
JR. Kent State Jimmy Hall Withdrew
SO. Connecticut Daniel Hamilton Denver 2nd/56th
JR. Dalton State Cedric Happi Noube Undrafted
JR. Rhode Island Jordan Hare Undrafted
JR. Villanova Josh Hart Withdrew
JR. Washington State Josh Hawkinson Withdrew
JR. Wisconsin Nigel Hayes Withdrew
1995 INT. Estudiantes (Spain) Juan Hernangomez Denver 1st/15th
FR. Duke Brandon Ingram LA Lakers 1st/2nd
JR. Washington State Ike Iroegbu Withdrew
JR. Notre Dame Demetrius Jackson Boston 2nd/45th
SO. North Carolina Justin Jackson Withdrew
JR. Southern California Julian Jacobs Undrafted
JR. Hawaii Stefan Jankovic Undrafted
SO. Cal State-San Bernardino Anthony January Undrafted
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Ognjen Jaramaz Withdrew
JR. Villanova Kris Jenkins Withdrew
JR. Washington State Que Johnson Withdrew
JR. Iowa Peter Jok Withdrew
JR. Vanderbilt Damian Jones Golden St. 1st/30th
FR. UNLV Derrick Jones Jr. Undrafted
JR. Southern California Nikola Jovanovic Undrafted
1996 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Alpha Kaba Withdrew
1995 INT. Aalstar (Belgium) Vincent Kesteloot Withdrew
JR. Arkansas Moses Kingsley Withdrew
SO. Centenary Travion Kirkendoll Withdrew
1997 INT. Efes (Turkey) Furkan Korkmaz Philadelphia 1st/26th
1995 INT. Efes (Turkey) Emircan Kosut Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Skal Labissiere Phoenix 1st/28th
SO. Manhattan Jermaine Lawrence Undrafted
FR. Memphis Dedric Lawson Withdrew
JR. Kentucky Marcus Lee Withdrew
1995 INT. Chalon (France) Mathias Lessort Withdrew
1997 INT. Orleans (France) Luc Loubaki Withdrew
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Timothe Luwawu Philadelphia 1st/24th
Post Grad. Orangeville Prep Thon Maker Milwaukee 1st/10th
SO. Yuba C.C. Emmanuel Malou Undrafted
SO. Yale Makai Mason Withdrew
SO. UNLV Patrick McCaw Milwaukee 1st/38th
FR. Gadsden State C.C. Zak McLaughlin Undrafted
FR. South Florida Jahmal McMurray Withdrew
JR. North Carolina Kennedy Meeks Withdrew
1997 INT. Union Olimpija (Slovenia) Blaz Mesicek Withdrew
JR. North Florida Dallas Moore Withdrew
JR. Utah State Jalen Moore Withdrew
FR. Washington Dejounte Murray San Antonio 1st/29th
FR. Kentucky Jamal Murray Denver 1st/7th
JR. Cal-Irvine Mamadou N’Diaye Undrafted
JR. Gardner-Webb Tyrell Nelson Withdrew
FR. Mississippi State Malik Newman Withdrew
1995 INT. Brose Baskets (Germany) Aleksej Nikolic Withdrew
JR. Florida Gulf Coast Marc-Eddy Norelia Withdrew
JR. UNLV Chris Obekpa Undrafted
SO. UNLV Goodluck Okonoboh Undrafted
FR. Nevada Cameron Oliver Withdrew
SO. Louisville Chinanu Onuaku Houston 2nd/37th
1997 INT. Panathinaikos (Greece) Georgios Papagiannis Phoenix 1st/13th
1995 INT. Koszalin (Poland) Adam Pechacek Withdrew
JR. Valparaiso Alec Peters Withdrew
JR. VMI QJ Peterson Withdrew
SO. Utah Jakob Poeltl Toronto 1st/9th
SO. San Diego State Malik Pope Withdrew
JR. Connecticut Rodney Purvis Withdrew
1996 INT. Xinjiang (China) Zhou Qi Houston 2nd/43rd
JR. Louisiana State Tim Quarterman Undrafted
1995 INT. Metalac (Serbia) Petar Rakicevic Withdrew
JR. Xavier Jalen Reynolds Undrafted
FR. Syracuse Malachi Richardson Charlotte 1st/22nd
SO. Gonzaga Domantas Sabonis Orlando 1st/11th
1996 INT. Zalgiris (Lithuania) Martynas Sajus Withdrew
1997 INT. Torrelodones (Spain) Jordan Sakho Withdrew
FR. Rutgers Corey Sanders Jr. Withdrew
JR. Kansas Wayne Selden Jr. Undrafted
1996 INT. Bauru (Brazil) Wesley Sena Withdrew
1995 Draftee Dallas Hoyas (NABL) Ingrid Sewa Undrafted
SO. New Mexico State Pascal Siakam Toronto 1st/27th
FR. Louisiana State Ben Simmons Philadelphia 1st/1st
1995 INT. Karsiyaka (Turkey) Kenan Sipahi Withdrew
1997 INT. Cibona (Serbia) Nik Slavica Withdrew
1995 INT. Fuenlabrada (Spain) Rolands Smits Withdrew
FR. Maryland Diamond Stone New Orleans 2nd/40th
1995 INT. FC Barcelona Emir Sulejmanovic Withdrew
FR. Purdue Caleb Swanigan Withdrew
JR. Texas Isaiah Taylor Undrafted
JR. Anderson (SC) Rikish Taylor Withdrew
JR. Idaho State Ethan Telfair Withdrew
SO. Ohio State Trevor Thompson Withdrew
SO. Maryland Melo Trimble Withdrew
1996 INT. Fenerbahce (Turkey) Berk Ugurlu Withdrew
SO. Kentucky Tyler Ulis Phoenix 2nd/34th
JR. Hawaii Aaron Valdes Undrafted
1995 INT. Barcelona (Spain) Alexander Vezenkov Withdrew
JR. Creighton Maurice Watson Jr. Withdrew
JR. Boise State James Webb III Undrafted
JR. Nebraska Andrew White III Withdrew
SO. Seton Hall Isaiah Whitehead Utah 2nd/42nd
JR. West Virginia Devin Williams Undrafted
JR. Indiana Troy Williams Undrafted
JR. Portland Alec Wintering Withdrew
JR. Northwestern State Zeek Woodley Withdrew
1995 INT. Rouen (France) Guerschon Yabusele Boston 1st/16th
1997 INT. Obradoiro (Spain) Santiago Yusta Withdrew
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Rade Zagorac Boston 2nd/35th
FR. UNLV Stephen Zimmerman Orlando 2nd/41st
1997 INT. Cibona (Croatia) Ante Zizic Boston 1st/23rd
1997 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Ivica Zubac LA Lakers 1st/32nd
 
2016 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Louisiana State Ben Simmons
Small Forward
6-10/230
Freshman
31
Boston
Michigan State Deyonta Davis
Power Forward
6-10/240
Freshman
2
LA Lakers
Duke Brandon Ingram
Small Forward
6-9/195
Freshman
32
LA Lakers
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Ivica Zubac
Center
7-0/245
97 International
3
Boston
California Jaylen Brown
Small Forward
6-7/225
Freshman
33 LA Clippers
LA Clippers
Kansas Cheick Diallo
Power Forward
6-9/220
Freshman
4
Phoenix
Maccabi Tel Aviv
(Israel)
Dragan Bender
Power Forward
7-0/215
97 International
34
Phoenix
Kentucky Tyler Ulis
Point Guard
5-10/150
Senior
5
Minnesota
Providence Kris Dunn
Point Guard
6-4/205
Junior
35
Boston
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Rade Zagorac
Small Forward
6-9/205
95 International
6
New Orleans
Oklahoma Buddy Hield
Shooting Guard
6-4/215
Senior
36
Milwaukee
Virginia Malcolm Brogdon
Shooting Guard
6-5/225
Senior
7
Denver
Kentucky Jamal Murray
Shooting Guard
6-5/205
Freshman
37
Houston
Louisville Chinanu Onuaku
Center
6-10/245
Sophomore
8
Sacramento
Washington Marquese Chriss
Power Forward
6-10/225
Freshman
38 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
UNLV Patrick McCaw
Shooting Guard
6-6/180
Sophomore
9 Toronto
Toronto

Utah
Jakob Poeltl
Center
7-0/235
Sophomore
39
New Orleans
Chalon
(France)
David Michineau
Point Guard
6-4/180
94 International
10
Milwaukee
Athlete Institute
(Canada)
Thon Maker
Power Forward
7-1/210
H.S.-Post Graduate
40
New Orleans
Maryland Diamond Stone
Center
6-10/250
Freshman
11
Orlando
Gonzaga Domantas Sabonis
Power Forward
6-10/240
Sophomore
41
Orlando
UNLV Stephen Zimmerman
Power Forward
7-0/240
Freshman
12
Utah
Baylor Taurean Prince
Small Forward
6-7/220
Senior
42 Utah
Utah
Seton Hall Isaiah Whitehead
Shooting Guard
6-4/210
Sophomore
13 Phoenix
Phoenix
Panathinaikos
(Greece)
Georgios Papagiannis
Center
7-2/244
97 International
43 Houston
Houston
Xinjiang
(China)
Zhou Qi
Center
7-2/210
96 International
14 Chicago
Chicago
Michigan State Denzel Valentine
Shooting Guard
6-6/220
Senior
44 Atlanta
Atlanta

Denain
(France)

Isaia Cordinier
Shooting Guard
6-4/195
96 International
15
Denver
Estudiantes
(Spain)
Juan Hernangomez
Power Forward
6-9/225
95 International
45
Boston
Notre Dame Demetrius Jackson
Point Guard
6-1/200
Junior
16 Boston
Boston
Rouen
(France)
Guerschon Yabusele
Power Forward
6-8/260
95 International
46
Dallas
Purdue A.J. Hammons
Center
7-0/260
Senior
17
Memphis
Vanderbilt Wade Baldwin
Point Guard
6-3/195
Sophomore
47 Orlando
Orlando
Maryland Jake Layman
Small Forward
6-9/205
Senior
18 Detroit
Detroit
Marquette Henry Ellenson
Power Forward
6-10/230
Freshman
48 Chicago
Chicago

Bayern Munich
(Germany)

Paul Zipser
Small Forward
6-8/210
94 International
19
Denver
Florida State Malik Beasley
Shooting Guard
6-5/195
Freshman
49
Detroit
Syracuse Michael Gbinije
Shooting Guard
6-7/200
Senior
20
Indiana
Michigan Caris LeVert
Shooting Guard
6-7/190
Senior
50 Indiana
Indiana
Iowa State Georges Niang
Small Forward
6-8/230
Senior
21 Atlanta
Atlanta
St. Joseph’s

DeAndre’ Bembry
Shooting Guard
6-6/210
Junior

51
Boston
Providence Ben Bentil
Small Forward
6-9/235
Sophomore
22
Charlotte
Syracuse

Malachi Richardson
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Freshman

52
Utah
Weber State Joel Bolomboy
Power Forward
6-9/230
Senior
23
Boston
Cibona Zagreb
(Croatia)
Ante Zizic
Center
6-11/230
97 International
53
Denver
Le Mans
(France)
Petr Cornelie
Power Forward
6-11/210
95 International
24
Philadelphia
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Timothe Luwawu
Shooting Guard
6-7/205
95 International
54 Atlanta
Atlanta
Oakland Kay Felder
Point Guard
Junior
25
LA Clippers
North Carolina Brice Johnson
Power Forward
6-9/225
Senior
55
Brooklyn
North Carolina Marcus Paige
Point Guard
6-1/170
Senior
26 Minnesota
Philadelphia
Anadolu Efes
(Turkey)
Furkan Korkmaz
Shooting Guard
6-7/178
97 International
56
Denver
Connecticut Daniel Hamilton
Small Forward
6-86/200
Sophomore
27
Toronto
New Mexico
State
Pascal Siakam
Power Forward
6-9/230
Sophomore
57
Memphis

Fujian
(China)

Wang Zhelin
Center
7-0/243
94 International
28
Phoenix
Kentucky Skal Labissiere
Power Forward
6-11/220
Freshman
58
Boston
Iowa State Abdel Nader
Small Forward
6-6/230
Senior
29 San Antonio
San Antonio
Washington Dejounte Murray
Point Guard
6-5/170
Freshman
59
Sacramento
Oklahoma Isaiah Cousins
Point Guard
6-4/195
Senior
30 Golden State
Golden State
Vanderbilt Damian Jones
Center
7-0/245
Junior
60
Utah
California Tyrone Wallace
Shooting Guard
6-5/205
Senior

 

 
2016 Rankings Per Position
2017 Draft

 

Point Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Kris Dunn Providence JR. 6-4 205 Top 6
2. Wade Baldwin Vanderbilt SO. 6-4 202 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
3. Demetrius Jackson Notre Dame JR. 6-2 195 Mid - Late 1st
4. Tyler Ulis Kentucky SO. 5-10 150 Late First
5. Dejounte Murray Washington FR. 6-4 185 Mid - Late 1st
6. Kay Felder Oakland JR. 5-10 177 Mid 2nd
7. Gary Payton II Oregon St. SR. 6-3 185 Mid 2nd
8. Cat Barber North Carolina St. JR. 6-3 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
9. Julian Jacobs USC JR. 6-4 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
10. Isaiah Taylor Texas JR. 6-2 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
Viable Options:

Shooting Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Jamal Murray Kentucky FR. 6-5 201 Top 5
2. Buddy Hield Oklahoma SR. 6-4 215 Top 8
3. Timothe Luwawu Mega Leks 1995 6-7 205 Mid - Late 1st
4. Patrick McCaw UNLV SO. 6-6 180 Mid - Late 1st
5. Malik Beasley Florida State FR. 6-5 195 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
6. Furkan Korkmaz Adadolu Efes 1997 6-7 175 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
7. Malachi Richardson Syracuse FR. 6-6 200 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
8. DeAndre Bembry St. Joseph's JR. 6-5 205 Mid - Late 1st
9. Denzel Valentine Michigan St. SR. 6-6 210 Mid 1st
10. Isaia Cordinier Denain 1996 6-4 190 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
11. Caris LeVert Michigan SR. 6-7 190 Mid 2nd
12. Isaiah Whitehead Seton Hall SO. 6-4 210 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
13. Malcolm Brogdon Virginia SR. 6-5 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
14. Ron Baker Wichita State SR. 6-4 210 Late 2nd - Undrafted
15. Wayne Selden Kansas JR. 6-5 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted

Viable Options:

Small Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Ben Simmons LSU FR. 6-10 230 Top 3
2. Brandon Ingram Duke FR. 6-9 195 Top 3
3. Jaylen Brown California FR. 6-6 225 Mid - Late Lottery
4. Taurean Prince Baylor SR. 6-8 220 Mid 1st - Late 1st
5. Ben Bentil Providence SO. 6-8 230 Late 1st - Early 2nd
6. Rade Zagorac Mega Leks 1995 6-9 210 Mid 2nd
7. Troy Williams Indiana JR. 6-7 215 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
8. Michael Gbinije Syracuse SR. 6-7 205 Mid 2nd
9. Dorian Finney-Smith Florida SR. 6-8 215 Mid - Late 2nd
10. Paul Zipser Bayern 1994 6-8 210 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
11. Jake Layman Maryland SR. 6-9 209 Mid - Late 2nd
12. Jarrod Uthoff Iowa SR. 6-9 215 Late 2nd - Undrafted
13. Rosco Allen Stanford JR. 6-9 215 Late 2nd - Undrafted
14. Derrick Jones Jr. UNLV FR. 6-7 190 Undrafted

Viable Options:

Power Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Marquese Chriss Washington FR. 6-10 235 Top 5
2. Deyonta Davis Michigan St. FR. 6-9 240 Top 15
3. Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga JR. 6-10 240 Late Lottery
4. Dragan Bender Maccabi 1997 7-0 220 Top 5
Chalon 5. Brice Johnson North Carolina SR. 6-10 215 Mid 1st 
6. Cheick Diallo Kansas FR. 6-10 220 Mid - Late 1st
7. Skal Labissiere Kentucky FR. 7-0 215 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
8. Thon Maker Athlete Institute PGHS 7-1 215 Late 1st
9. Henry Ellenson Marquette FR. 6-11 245 Mid 1st - Late 1st
10. Stephen Zimmerman UNLV FR. 6-11 235 Late 1st - Early 2nd
11. Guerschon Yabusele Rouen 1995 6-9 255 Early 2nd 
12. Pascal Siakam New Mexico State SO. 6-9 230 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
13. Robert Carter Jr. Maryland JR. 6-9 255 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
14. Juan Hernangomez Estudiantes 1995 6-9 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
15. Joel Bolomboy Weber St. SR. 6-9 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
16. Petr Cornelie Le Mans 1995 6-11 210 Late 2nd
17. Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga SR. 6-10 240 Late 2nd - Undrafted
18. James Webb III Boise State JR. 6-9 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted

Viable Options:

Centers
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Jakob Poeltl Utah SO. 7-1 240 Mid - Late Lottery
Cedevita 2. Diamond Stone Maryland FR. 6-10 255 Mid - Late 1st
michigan 3. Ivica Zubac Mega Leks 1997 7-0 245 Mid - Late 1st
4. Damian Jones Vanderbilt JR. 6-11 245 Late 1st - Early 2nd
Canaria 5. Ante Zizic Cibona Zagreb 1997 6-11 254 Late 1st - Early 2nd
6. Chinanu Onuaku Louisville SO. 6-10 245 Mid 2nd
7. Zhou Qi Xinjiang 1996 7-2 210 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
avtodor 8. Georgios Papagiannis Panathinaikos 1997 7-2 244 Mid 2nd
9. AJ Hammons Purdue SR. 7-0 278 Mid to Late 2nd
10. Gracin Bakumanya Antibes 1997 6-11 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted

Viable Options:
 
2016 Draft Day Trades
Drafts
2016 Draft Day Trades
Trades between teams sent and received
Washington
Sacramento
From Phoenix:
Georgios Papagiannis
Skal Labissiere
Bogdan Bogdanovic
2nd Round Draft Pick (2020)
Phoenix
Phoenix
From Sacramento:
Marquese Chriss
Orlando
Orlando
From Oklahoma City:
Serge Ibaka
Oklahoma City
OK City
From Orlando:
Domantas Sabonis
Victor Oladipo
Ersan Ilyasova
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
From Indiana:
Caris LeVert
2nd Round Draft Pick (TBA)
Indiana
Indiana
From Brooklyn:
Thaddeus Young
Charlotte
Charlotte
From Sacramento:
Marco Belinelli
Sacramento
Sacramento
From Charlotte:
Malachi Richardson
Boston
Boston
From Memphis:
1st Round Draft Pick (2019)
Memphis
Memphis
From Boston:
Deyonta Davis
Rade Zagorac
LA Clippers
LA Clippers
From New Orleans:
David Michineau
Diamond Stone
New Orleans
New Orleans
From LA Clippers:
Cheick Diallo
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
From Golden State:
Cash Considerations
Golden State
Golden State
From Milwaukee:
Patrick McCaw
Utah
Utah
From Brooklyn:
Marcus Paige
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
From Utah:
Isaiah Whitehead
Orlando
Orlando
From Portland:
2nd Round Draft Pick (2019)
Cash Considerations
Portland
Portland
From Orlando:
Jake Layman
Atlanta
Atlanta
From Cleveland:
Cash Considerations
Cleveland
Cleveland
From Atlanta:
Kay Felder
Denver
Denver
From Oklahoma City:
Cash Considerations
Oklahoma City
OK City
From Denver:
Daniel Hamilton
 
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  • Name: Jim Loscutoff
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 220 (100kg)
  • College Team: Oregon Ducks
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California
  • Birthdate: 2/4/1930 - 12/1/2015
  • Drafted: Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (4th pick overall) of 1955 NBA Draft.

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