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Range of Trail Blazers’ 2017 NBA Draft Picks Narrowed Down

Portland possesses three first-round picks. With the regular season over, we know more about where they’ll land.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will have three first-round picks in the upcoming 2017 NBA draft, scheduled to take place on June 22 in New York City.

More specifically, the Blazers have their own pick, the Memphis Grizzlies’ pick (acquired via Denver in the Jusuf Nurkic trade), and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pick (acquired in the Anderson Varejao trade).

All three teams are in ties in the standings so the league will use a random draw to break the ties later this week. This means that the exact placement of those picks has not been determined. But we do know that they will fall in the following ranges:

  • Portland’s pick: 15 or 16
  • Memphis’ pick: 19 or 20
  • Cleveland’s pick: 23, 24, 25, or 26.

Of course the Blazers may not use all of these picks. With the team almost certain to be in the luxury tax next season, President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey will likely pursue trade opportunities as the draft approaches.

As of now, the Blazers have no second round pick— it was surrendered to the Houston Rockets as part of a package for Thomas Robinson in 2013.