referring to Here’s our seventh 2017 NBA mock draft of the season (draft order based on standings as of March 1).
Orlando Magic (from Toronto via Los Angeles Clippers): Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina25.
Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas3.
Portland Trail Blazers (from Cleveland Cavaliers): Josh Hart, SG, Villanova29.
Portland Trail Blazers: Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M10.
referring to Obvious first-round talents we’re expecting to return include Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon, Texas’ Jarrett Allen, Gonzaga’s Zach Collins, UCLA’s Ike Anigbogu and Miami’s Bruce Brown.
The Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers also became teams to watch by acquiring additional first-round picks at the recent trade deadline.
But the narrative has remained the same throughout the season: 2017’s lottery picks will be strong.
1 of 31Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesScouting for the NBA draft intensifies in March.
This year’s highly-touted freshmen continue to thrive, while it seems like a new upperclassman breaks out each month.
referring to Josh Jackson , SF, Kansas: Hmm, the 27th-ranked defense gets an elite defensive playmaker.
And the deft passing speaks to his ability to play the stretch four or even stretch five of the future.
Jonathan Isaac , SF, Florida State: Yes, Lonzo Ball’s father is trying to talk his way into having his son play in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform.
Leaf is excellent out of the post and a strong pick-and-roll option, too, a reason to keep Reggie Jackson around.
But most notable to me is how much more aggressive he’s getting about calling for the ball and getting his shot.
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