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NBA draft 2017 picks: Results as selections are made

The place to see every player who’s taken, discuss what’s happening, and see if the Spurs swing some kind of deal.

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Tonight is the night! The 2017 NBA Draft is upon us, and the Spurs currently have the 29th and 59th picks. Currently is the key word here, because the last few days of quite interesting front office moves may change things in a dramatic way. After all, this is PATFO, and you never know what PATFO will do.

Please stay tuned here at Pounding the Rock for full updates and discussion of everything that goes on in the Draft. We'll have every pick for you, including the Spurs’ (even if they’re at 29 and 59.)

This promises to be a fun one. Come hang out with us!


  1. Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz (G, Washington). Not a surprise. The best prospect of the Draft goes to Philly. Fultz, Simmons, Saric, Embiid. What a potential team this is!
  2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G, UCLA). Also not a surprise. LaVarr was right. Let's see if the Big Baller can do it in the Big Show.
  3. Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F, Duke). Another Blue Devil in the Top 3. Tatum could still be moved because this is the Celtics, but Boston is getting a really good shooter here.
  4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson (F, Kansas). The Mocks continue to be right, and that's a very good two-way player coming to Phoenix.
  5. Sacramento Kings: De'Aaron Fox (G, Kentucky). Sacramento may finally turn their franchise around with a very good player in a position they needed.
  6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F, Florida St.). Isaac has it all: length, skill, speed. When he gets some muscles, look out!
  7. Chicago Bulls: TRADE! The Bulls have got the 7th pick, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn from the Timberwolves. With their new pick, they get Lauri Markkanen (F, Arizona).
  8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntikilina (G, France). The Knicks may trade Kristaps Porzingis, but they do get a very good guard here that might help them. Yay?
  9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith (G, NC State). An explosive guard for the Mavs who loves to attack the rim.
  10. Portland Trail Blazers: TRADE! The Blazers traded up and gave picks 15 and 20 to Sacramento. Portland selects Zach Collins (C, Gonzaga), a fantastic two-way big man.
  11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk (G, Kentucky). Monk somehow kept falling without getting picked, and the Hornets must be very excited. Great athlete who can really shoot.
  12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard (G, Duke). Great scorer who can shoot from almost literally anywhere.
  13. Utah Jazz: Utah needed a guard, so they traded Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick to Denver to move up and select Donovan Mitchell (G, Louisville). Mitchell will excite Jazz fans with his athleticism, for sure.
  14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo (PF/C, Kentucky). Great size, athleticism, and he can rebound. Very good choice by Miami.
  15. Sacramento Kings: Justin Jackson (F, North Carolina). All-around player who can really help the Kings on both ends. They're doing well in this Draft!
  16. Minnesota Timberwolves: Justin Patton (C, Creighton). As legit a 7-footer as you can get. Great around the rim, but can also defend guards.
  17. Milwaukee Bucks: DJ Wilson (F, Michigan). Exploded in the NCAA Tournament, showing he can score and defend. Great size and length.
  18. Indiana Pacers: TJ Leaf (F, UCLA). Versatile offensive player who can score around the rim and from distance. Needs muscles.
  19. Atlanta Hawks: John Collins (PF/C, Wake Forest). Pure energy. Very active big man who can score and rebound, has the length and skills to succeed.
  20. Sacramento Kings: Harry Giles (PF/C, Duke). Big questions about his knees, but when healthy, this may be the best big man in the Draft.
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (G, USA). Athletic, very good shooter, great size. Great overall choice.
  22. Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Allen (C, Texas). Length. Rebounds. Good mid-range shooting. It's good to get a guy like this when you've just lost Brook Lopez.
  23. Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby (F, Indiana). Recovering from an ACL injury, which hurt his stock, but Toronto is getting a very good athlete.
  24. Denver Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (PF, Syracuse). Very good stretch four that'll certainly have some fun getting those passes from Jokic in Denver.
  25. Philadelphia 76ers: The Sixers offered two 2020 picks to Orlando in order to trade up and select Anžejs Pasečņiks (C, Latvia).
  26. Portland Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF/C, Purdue). The Blazers get another big man in this Draft, and this one is a great rebounder.
  27. Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F, Utah). The Lakers add some good length, agility and rebounding to their group of forwards.
  28. Utah Jazz: The Jazz traded up and got Tony Bradley (C, North Carolina). This Draft is all about big men with length, and this is what we have again.
  29. San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White (G, Colorado). Everyone expected the Spurs to get a big man in this Draft, so obviously they're getting a guard. But it's a guard with great size and passing. Interesting pick by PATFO.
  30. Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Hart (G, Villanova). Efficient scorer and a really good defensive point guard. The Lakers are getting a good one here.
  31. Charlotte Hornets: Frank Jackson (G, Duke). Charlotte traded Jackson to the New Orleans Pelicans, who are getting a really good scoring point guard.
  32. Phoenix Suns: Davon Reed (G, Miami). Phoenix wanted quality on the wing, and they got it. Good finisher, good shooter, good athleticism, good pick.
  33. Orlando Magic: Wesley Iwundu (F, Kansas State). Very good two-way player who excels as a wing defender and can score the ball.
  34. Sacramento Kings: Frank Mason (G, Kansas). One of the best shooters in college basketball, the only reason he's a 2nd round pick is his size. But he's good.
  35. Memphis Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF, California). Agile, versatile, mobile big man with great length and rebounding.
  36. Philadelphia 76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF, Australia). Length, length, length. Bolden has it, and he can shoot from deep as well.
  37. Boston Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (F, SMU). Strong offensive player who can create shots from himself and shot from deep.
  38. Golden State Warriors: The champions got in the party via trade! The Bulls picked Jordan Bell (PF/C, Oregon) and will send him to the Warriors for cash. Bell is a fantastic shot-blocker and rebounder with very good athleticism and someone who can literally break the rim with his dunks.
  39. Philadelphia 76ers: Jawun Evans (G, Oklahoma State). Very good passer out of pick and rolls and is great at attacking the basket. He's being traded to the Clippers for cash.
  40. Charlotte Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (F, Florida State). Very solid offensive player. Just needs to be consistent.
  41. Atlanta Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (G, Oregon). The Hawks will get a very good scorer, who might change games off the bench with his shooting from distance. Not a good defender, though.
  42. Los Angeles Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C, Indiana). Great length, can run the court and shoot from distance. Needs to improve his lateral movement.
  43. Houston Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (PF, Germany). Big, mobile, agile big man who needs to shoot better but has very good potential.
  44. New York Knicks: Dameyan Dotson (F, Houston). Very good scorer and rebounder in college, good athlete and excels at catch-and-shoot situations.
  45. Houston Rockets: Dillon Brooks (F, Oregon). The Rockets selected Brooks and traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies, who are getting a proven scorer in college who can play as a small-ball four and shoot from deep.
  46. Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks traded up and got the Sixers' pick to select Sterling Brown (F, SMU). Brown is a legit 3-and-D player who can really help Milwaukee off the bench.
  47. Indiana Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C, UCLA). Everyone playing with Lonzo Ball was going to be drafted, and despite his health issues, Anigbogu is a good finisher and shot blocker.
  48. Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers acquired this previous Bucks pick and selected Sindarius Thornwell (G, South Carolina). Great defensive guard who can also score.
  49. Denver Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (F, Slovenia). Great size, can attack the basket and shoot from range.
  50. Philadelphia 76ers: Matthias Lessort (PF, France). Oh hey, another Sixers selection! Lessort is a really physical player who loves to attack the rim, set picks and block shots.
  51. Denver Nuggets: Monte Morris (G, Iowa State). Ultimate floor general, loves to pass and protects the ball really well. Also a good shooter when necessary.
  52. Indiana Pacers: The Pacers acquired this pick in a trade with the Pelicans and selected Edmond Sumner (G, Xavier). Sumner loves to attack the basket. That's it.
  53. Boston Celtics: Kadeem Allen (G, Arizona). Really long arms for a guard, can handle the physicality of the NBA and is a solid shooter, but needs to improve as a passer.
  54. Phoenix Suns: Alec Peters (PF, Valparaiso). Very good scorer and great shooting range for a big man. Not a great athlete, though.
  55. Utah Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (G, Gonzaga). One of the best names in the Draft, without a doubt. Good athlete, good passer, good shooter.
  56. Boston Celtics: Jabari Bird (G, California). Boston is taking a chance on someone who wasn't really expected to be selected, but may show some people they were wrong.
  57. Brooklyn Nets: Alexander Vezenkov (F, Cyprus). The Nets are drafting and stashing him, so don't expect him in the NBA anytime soon.
  58. New York Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (G, Serbia)
  59. San Antonio Spurs: Jarron Blossomgame (F, Clemson). Great athlete, can finish but needs to shot better. Will his game... blossom... in San Antonio? SORRY.
  60. Atlanta Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF, France). Great length. He's physical and can block shots.


And that's it! What a night! Thank you so much for hanging out here and following the draft with us! As always, Go Spurs Go!