With the 2017 NBA Draft a little over a month away, the Portland Trail Blazers will start to decide who they want to take with their three first-round picks (15, 20, 26). There is a lot of potential for the team to improve. In the latest 2017 NBA mock drafts, experts project the following Portland picks:
First Round: 15th Pick
Chad Ford of ESPN.com - John Collins, Wake Forest
Collins, a 6-foot-10 power forward, averaged 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in his sophomore year. He was named to the All-ACC First-Team for his contributions and held the highest PER in all of college basketball for the 2016-17 season.
Jeremy Woo of SI.com - Ike Anigbogu, UCLA
Anigbogu, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in his Freshman campaign. He showed an ability to protect the rim as well, averaging 1.2 blocks per game.
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report - Jarrett Allen, Texas
The 6-foot-11 center has an impressive 7-foot-5 wingspan. In his freshman year at Texas, Allen averaged 16.2 points per game, while shooting 59.9 percent from the field.
First Round: 20th Pick
Chad Ford of ESPN.com - Ike Anigbogu, UCLA
Jeremy Woo of SI.com - Rodions Kurucs, FC Barcelona B
Kurucs, 19, is a 6-foot-8 small forward out of Latvia. He has impressed scouts with his freakish ability on the offensive end and will most likely take a year or two more of development in Europe before he comes over.
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report - Isaiah Hartenstein, Žalgiris Kaunas
Hartenstein is a German-American international prospect, originally hailing from Eugene, Oregon. He had a strong showing in the FIBA under-18 European Championships, averaging 14.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in just 25 minutes on the floor. The 6-foot-11 power forward would most likely stay in Europe for a year or two before coming over to play in the NBA.
First Round: 26th Pick
Chad Ford of ESPN.com - Isaiah Hartenstein, Žalgiris Kaunas
Jeremy Woo of SI.com - Isaiah Hartenstein, Žalgiris Kaunas
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report - Rodions Kurucs, FC Barcelona B
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