Posted by on June 20, 2017 8:00 am
Categories: Basketball

NBA Draft 2017: What You Need To Know

When Is The Draft?

The NBA Draft 2017 will take place on June 22nd at 7:00 pm in Brooklyn.

Who Has The #1 Pick?

UPDATE: The Boston Celtics traded the #1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the #3 pick and other draft picks. The 76ers are expected to pick Markelle Fultz of Washington.

The Boston Celtics won the Draft Lottery on May 16th thanks to a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets a handful of years ago.

Boston was followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at #2 and the Philadelphia 76ers at #3.

Who Are The Players To Watch?

Markelle Fultz of Washington and Lonzo Ball of UCLA are expected to be the top two picks in the draft. Other names you will hear at the top are Josh Jackson of Kansas, Jayson Tatum of Duke and De’Aaron Fox of Kentucky.

What Is The Draft Order?

2017 First-Round Order
1. Philadelphia
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Boston
4. Phoenix
5. Sacramento (from Philadelphia)
6. Orlando
7. Minnesota
8. New York
9. Dallas
10. Sacramento (From New Orleans)
11. Charlotte
12. Detroit
13. Denver
14. Miami
15. Portland
16. Chicago
17. Milwaukee
18. Indiana
19. Atlanta
20. Portland (From Memphis via Denver and Cleveland)
21. Oklahoma City
22. Brooklyn (From Washington)
23. Toronto (From LA Clippers via Milwaukee)
24. Utah
25. Orlando (From Toronto)
26. Portland (From Cleveland)
27. Brooklyn (From Boston)
28. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston)
29. San Antonio
30. Utah (From Golden State)