Welcome to the live thread for the 2017 NBA Draft. We’ll be updating this thread live as the picks arrive. The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to hold the 15th, 20th, and 26th picks tonight, barring transactions. Portland has been in the midst of multiple rumors today, including the possibility of trading up in the draft, using a pick to dump a contract, or even acquiring a star like Paul George. Anything can happen.
Starting Time: 4:00 pm
Streaming: ESPN Online
This page will update with the picks as they arrive. Hang out in the comments, chat, and enjoy the events. We’ll post new articles for each pick that is chosen by Portland.
We’ll also bring you significant rumors and news of trades.
2017 NBA Draft First-Round Picks:
1. Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz (Washington)
2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball (UCLA)
Trade: According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bulls are trading Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick of this draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick.
3. Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum (Duke)
Rumor: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical says talks between Indiana and Boston for Paul George are “serious”.
4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson (Kansas)
5. Sacramento Kings: De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky)
6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac (Florida St.)
7. Chicago Bulls (via Minnesota Timberwolves): Lauri Markkanen (Arizona)
8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (France)
9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State)
Trade: Portland Trail Blazers trade the 15th and 20th picks to the Sacramento Kings for the 10th pick.
10. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento Kings): Zach Collins (Gonzaga)