NBA Draft 2017 live chat recap


The #Nba Draft featured 60 players being taken, but some teams hit on future players, while some swung and missed. The following teams are in order based on the standings from last season.

Just like in 2016, the first four picks belonged to the Celtics, Lakers, 76ers and Suns. They acquired the pick from the Celtics on Monday and gave Boston the No. 3 choice. He wanted to remain in the Los Angeles area after averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and six rebounds in his lone season as a Bruin. Ojeleye was a former Duke reserve, who transferred.

Embiid told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday night that the Fultz pick was "a blessing" for the Sixers.

Picking in the third spot one year ago, the Boston Celtics selected swingman Jaylen Brown, who developed into an important role player as the Celtics finished the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Follow along as Newsday's Ari Kramer, Al Iannazzone, Greg Logan and Laura Albanese bring you pick-by-pick news and analysis of the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. "This is a tremendous night for the Sixers and our great fans".

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The Raptors selected OG Anunoby with the No. 23 overall pick of the draft. According to data from Adobe Digital Insights, the 2017 NBA Draft garnered 5.6 million social-media mentions, about 11% more than previous year. The 2005 draft was the last time high schoolers could enter the draft. If Anunoby is healthy, the Raptors took a solidified gamble. Also, the National Basketball Association continued trending younger, as the first four-year college player selected was Derrick White, who went 29th overall to San Antonio.

The Lakers sent Russell and Russian center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma, the 27th pick in the draft, out of Utah. It looks like the Knicks panicked and went with an unproven guard.

But this draft was all about Fultz. Fultz was the top prospect in the draft in the eyes of many (SI included), and should pair effectively with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid going forward. Even Bryan Colangelo is running the show, this grade should be more directed at Hinkie.

The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No7 overall pick as the Wolves try to finally put an end to a 13-year playoff drought. Duke had two players selected in the lottery and four players among the first 31 picks. Allen is said to have a raw athletic ability, but it's no guarantee he will become anything. They took a guy who is boom or bust. "Offensiely, he's really got no holes in his game".