The Lakers Got that Ball: 2017 NBA Draft Results & Reaction

Updated: June 24, 2017

Draft hats were given out. Bad suits were worn. The commissioner was not hugged. The 2017 NBA Draft is in the books and of course there are some key take-aways we need to dive into:

The Process worked. The 76ers now have a tight young core with the FEDS (Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons) and Okafor as trade bait coming off the bench. Sam Hinkie’s career died for your sins.

Lavar told us. He said it for almost a year that the Lakers were going to get that ball, then they were going to get that Ball.

-I have no idea what the Celtics are doing. Skip Bayless went live on Facebook and made a great point. Why are you passing on a 6’7 point guard when you’re likely going to have to pay the 5’9 Isiah Thomas $100 million to keep the PG your team is currently built around?

-The Kings are finally competent at the draft. It looks like the team is going to be built around Buddy Heild and DeAaron Fox’s athleticism. See you in the lottery next year.

Michael Jordan didn’t draft a tall white guy. Zach Collins was taken one pick before the Hornets which made them pick Malik Monk. Monk will fill that void at SG the Hornets have had forever.

-Jimmy Butler got traded for Kris Dunn and Zach Lavine. The Bulls will at least be exciting while they are losing.

Trust the Process

Full 2017 NBA Draft results below:

76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) – Washington
Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) – UCLA
Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) – Duke
Suns: Josh Jackson (F) – Kansas
Kings: DeAaron Fox (G) – Kentucky
Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F) – Florida State
Bulls: Lauri Markkanen (F) – Arizona
Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (G) – France
Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (G) – NC State
Trail Blazers: Zach Collins (F/C) – Gonzaga
Hornets: Malik Monk (G) – Kentucky
Pistons: Luke Kennard (G) – Duke
Jazz: Donovan Mitchell (G) – Louisville
Heat: Bam Adebayo (C) – Kentucky
Kings: Justin Jackson (F) – UNC
Bulls: Justin Patton (C) – Creighton
Bucks: DJ Wilson (F/C) – Michigan
Pacers: TJ Leaf (F/C) – UCLA
Hawks: John Collins (F) – Wake Forest
Kings: Harry Giles (F/C) – Duke
Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (F) – Australia
Nets: Jarrett Allen (C) – Texas
Raptors: OG Anunoby (F) – Indiana
Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (F) – Syracuse
76ers: Andzejs Pasecniks (C) – Latvia
Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF) – Purdue
Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F) – Utah
Jazz: Tony Bradley (C) – North Carolina
Spurs: Derrick White (G) – Colorado

Lakers: Josh Hart (G) – Villanova
Pelicans: Frank Jackson (PG) – Duke
Suns: Davon Reed (SG) – Miami
Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF) – Kansas State
Kings: Frank Mason III (PG) – Kansas
Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF) – California
76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF) – Australia
Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF) – SMU
Warriors: Jordan Bell (C) – Oregon
Clippers: Jawun Evans (PG) – OSU
Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (SF) – FSU
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (SG) – Oregon
Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C) – Indiana
Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (C) – Lithuania
Knicks: Damyean Dotson (SG) – Oregon
Rockets: Dillon Brooks (SF) – Oregon
Bucks: Sterling Brown (SG) – SMU
Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C) – UCLA
Clippers: Sindarius Thornwell (SG) – South Carolina
Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF) – Slovenia
76ers: Mathias Lessort (PF) – France
Nuggets: Monte’ Morris (PG) – Iowa State
Pacers: Edmond Sumner (PG) – Xavier
Celtics: Kadeem Allen (SG) – Arizona
Suns: Alec Peters (PF) – Valparaiso
Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (PG) – Gonzaga
Celtics: Jabari Bird (SG) – California
Nets: Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF) – Spain
Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (PG) – Serbia
Spurs: Jaron Blossomgame (SF) – Clemson
Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF) – France