The 2017 NBA Draft Picks Have Been Selected, See the Full List Inside

For sports aficionados, last night’s NBA Draft might have been a highlight of your week. There, you learn what talented hopefuls have earned their stripes to rep a team and get an idea of what kind of season you have to look forward to for your favorite basketball teams. The night’s biggest and most surprising move was Bulls’ player Jimmy Butler getting traded to the Timberwolves.

Otherwise, the bulk of the trades during NBA Draft night weren’t so surprising. In the top three positions were the Philadelphia 76ers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Boston Celtics.

The 76ers took 19-year-old Point Guard Markelle Fultz. “Coming in, I want to win Rookie of the Year,” Fultz said in regards to his personal goals. “I got a pretty high goal for myself: I want to be the M.V.P. I set my goals high because I want to put in a lot of work to achieve them.”

For the number two pick, the Los Angeles Lakers happily took SoCal favorite, 19-year-old Lonzo Ball. The 6’6’’ Point Guard set a single-season record at UCLA with 274 assists and has created buzz about himself on and off the court, with the help of “dadager” Lavar Ball. “It’s probably a target on me, but I don’t really care about it,” the wunderkind says.

Rounding out the top three as third overall was the Celtics who took 19-year-old Small Forward Jayson Tatum. The 6’8’’ athlete stands at nearly 7 feet tall and has a reach of close to 9 feet. He has the makings of a star, as does his other freshmen chosen top three NBA draft picks.

The full list of the 2017 NBA Draft picks can be viewed below.

  1. Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz (G)
  2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G)
  3. Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F)
  4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson (F)
  5. Sacramento Kings: DeAaron Fox (G)
  6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F)
  7. Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen (F)
  8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (G)
  9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (G)
  10. Portland Trail Blazers: Zach Collins (F/C)
  11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk (G)
  12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard (G)
  13. Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell (G)
  14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo (C)
  15. Sacramento Kings: Justin Jackson (F)
  16. Chicago Bulls: Justin Patton (C)
  17. Milwaukee Bucks: DJ Wilson (F/C)
  18. Indiana Pacers: TJ Leaf (F/C)
  19. Atlanta Hawks: John Collins (F)
  20. Sacramento Kings: Harry Giles (F/C)
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (F)
  22. Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Allen (C)
  23. Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby (F)
  24. Denver Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (F)
  25. Philadelphia 76ers: Andzejs Pasecniks (C)
  26. Portland Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF)
  27. Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F)
  28. Utah Jazz: Tony Bradley (C)
  29. San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White (G)
  30. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Hart (G)
  31. New Orleans Pelicans: Frank Jackson (PG)
  32. Phoenix Suns: Davon Reed (SG)
  33. Orlando Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF)
  34. Sacramento Kings: Frank Mason III (PG)
  35. Memphis Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF)
  36. Philadelphia 76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF)
  37. Boston Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF)
  38. Golden State Warriors: Jordan Bell (C)
  39. Los Angeles Clippers: Jawun Evans (PG)
  40. Charlotte Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (SF)
  41. Atlanta Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (SG)
  42. Los Angeles Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C)
  43. Houston Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (C)
  44. New York Knicks: Damyean Dotson (SG)
  45. Houston Rockets: Dillon Brooks (SF)
  46. Milwaukee Bucks: Sterling Brown (SG)
  47. Indiana Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C)
  48. Los Angeles Clippers: Sindarius Thornwell (SG)
  49. Denver Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF)
  50. Philadelphia 76ers: Mathias Lessort (PF)
  51. Denver Nuggets: Monte’ Morris (PG)
  52. Indiana Pacers: Edmond Sumner (PG)
  53. Boston Celtics: Kadeem Allen (SG)
  54. Phoenix Suns:  Alec Peters (PF)
  55. Utah Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (PG)
  56. Boston Celtics:  Jabari Bird (SG)
  57. Brooklyn Nets: Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF)
  58. New York Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (PG)
  59. San Antonio Spurs: Jaron Blossomgame (SF)
  60. Atlanta Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF)

Be sure to check out grades and analyses for each of the draft picks here.

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