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)
11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk (Kentucky)
12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard (Duke)
Trade: The Utah Jazz have traded Trey Lyles and the 24th pick to the Denver Nuggets for the 13th pick according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
13. Utah Jazz (via Denver Nuggets): Donovan Mitchell (Louisville)
14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo (Kentucky)
Rumor Update: Talks between Indiana and Boston about Paul George have stalled according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
15. Sacramento Kings (via Portland Trail Blazers): Justin Jackson (North Carolina)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Chicago Bulls): Justin Patton (Creighton)
17. Milwaukee Bucks: D.J. Wilson (Michigan)
18. Indiana Pacers: T.J. Leaf (UCLA)
19. Atlanta Hawks: John Collins (Wake Forest)
20. Sacramento Kings (via Portland Trail Blazers): Harry Giles (Duke)
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Furguson (Adelaide 36ers)
22. Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Allen (Texas)
23. Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby (Indiana)
24. Denver Nuggets (via Utah Jazz): Tyler Lydon (Syracuse)
Trade: According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania the Philadelphia 76ers acquired the 25th pick from the Orlando Magic. Orlando will get an Oklahoma City first round pick in 2020 and a second round pick in 2020 according to Josh Robbins.
25. Philadelphia 76ers (via Orlando Magic): Anzejs Pasecniks (Latvia)
26. Portland Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)
27. Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (Utah)
Trade: The Utah Jazz have acquired the 28th pick from the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Lakers will get picks 30 and 42.
28. Utah Jazz (via Los Angeles Lakers): Tony Bradley (North Carolina)
29. San Antonio Spurs: Derrick White (Colorado)
30. Los Angeles Lakers (via Utah Jazz): Josh Hart (Villanova)