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2017 NBA Draft: Mock Draft Roundup

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Lots and lots of mock draft boards out there...here are the main ones.

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Lots of websites are putting out their final NBA Mock Draft boards. While, as with many years, there isn’t a whole lot of variation among the players in the top 15, there is a bit of variation in draft order, especially when it gets down towards where the Detroit Pistons will pick a number 12.

SB Nation

SBNation:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum

4. Phoenix Suns - Josh Jackson

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith, Jr.

10. Sacramento Kings - Malik Monk

11. Charlotte Hornets - Luke Kennard

12. Detroit Pistons - Donovan Mitchell

13. Denver Nuggets - Zach Collins

14. Miami Heat - OG Anunoby

15. Portland Trailblazers - Justin Jackson

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum

4. Phoenix Suns - De’Aaron Fox

5. Sacramento Kings - Josh Jackson

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Malik Monk

9. Dallas Mavericks - Frank Ntilikina

10. Sacramento Kings - Dennis Smith, Jr.

11. Charlotte Hornets - Donovan Mitchell

12. Detroit Pistons - Zach Collins

13. Denver Nuggets - OG Anunoby

14. Miami Heat - Luke Kennard

15. Portland Trailblazers - John Collins

ESPN

ESPN (DBB favorite Chad Ford):

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - Jayson Tatum

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith, Jr.

10. Sacramento Kings - Zach Collins

11. Charlotte Hornets - Malik Monk

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - OG Anunoby

14. Miami Heat - Donovan Mitchell

15. Portland Trailblazers - Harry Giles

Draft Express

DraftExpress:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum

4. Phoenix Suns - Josh Jackson

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Malik Monk

9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith, Jr.

10. Sacramento Kings - Zach Collins

11. Charlotte Hornets - Donovan Mitchell

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - John Collins

14. Miami Heat - Justin Jackson

15. Portland Trailblazers - Frank Ntilikina

NBADraft.net

NBADraft.net:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - Jayson Tatum

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Dennis Smith, Jr.

8. NY Knicks - Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks - Zach Collins

10. Sacramento Kings - Malik Monk

11. Charlotte Hornets - Lauri Markkanen

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - John Collins

14. Miami Heat - Donovan Mitchell

15. Portland Trailblazers - Justin Patton

NBA

NBA.com

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - De’Aaron Fox

5. Sacramento Kings - Jayson Tatum

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Dennis Smith, Jr.

8. NY Knicks - Malik Monk

9. Dallas Mavericks - Lauri Markkanen

10. Sacramento Kings - Frank Ntilikina

11. Charlotte Hornets - Zach Collins

12. Detroit Pistons - Donovan Mitchell

13. Denver Nuggets - Luke Kennard

14. Miami Heat - OG Anunoby

Hoops Hype

HoopsHype:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - De’Aaron Fox

5. Sacramento Kings - Jayson Tatum

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Dennis Smith, Jr.

8. NY Knicks - Malik Monk

9. Dallas Mavericks - Frank Ntilikina

10. Sacramento Kings - Zach Collins

11. Charlotte Hornets - Lauri Markkanen

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - John Collins

14. Miami Heat - Donovan Mitchell

15. Portland Trailblazers - Justin Patton

Sporting News

Sporting News:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - Jonathan Isaac

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Dennis Smith, Jr.

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Jayson Tatum

9. Dallas Mavericks - Frank Ntilikina

10. Sacramento Kings - Malik Monk

11. Charlotte Hornets - OG Anunoby

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - Zach Collins

14. Miami Heat - Donovan Mitchell

15. Portland Trailblazers - Justin Jackson

Fox Sports

Fox Sports:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum

4. Phoenix Suns - Josh Jackson

5. Sacramento Kings - De’Aaron Fox

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. NY Knicks - Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith, Jr.

10. Sacramento Kings - Malik Monk

11. Charlotte Hornets - Donovan Mitchell

12. Detroit Pistons - Zach Collins

13. Denver Nuggets - John Collins

14. Miami Heat - OG Anunoby

15. Portland Trailblazers - Justin Patton

CBS Sports

CBS Sports:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - De’Aaron Fox

3. Boston Celtics - Josh Jackson

4. Phoenix Suns - Lonzo Ball

5. Sacramento Kings - Jayson Tatum

6. Orlando Magic - Lauri Markkanen

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Jonathan Isaac

8. NY Knicks - Malik Monk

9. Dallas Mavericks - Frank Ntilikina

10. Sacramento Kings - Dennis Smith, Jr.

11. Charlotte Hornets - Luke Kennard

12. Detroit Pistons - Donovan Mitchell

13. Denver Nuggets - Justin Jackson

14. Miami Heat - Zach Collins

15. Portland Trailblazers - Harry Giles

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That is a TON of similarity, so much so it seems some people might just be going with consensus and switching a few around to not look like a total copycat (but that of course is cynical and completely based on zero evidence).

Speaking of consensus, if we were to go with the consensus pick from these mocks it’s overwhelmingly going to be Luke Kennard out of Duke. Out of the nine mock draft boards, Kennard was selected five times, with Donovan Mitchell and informal DBB favorite Zach Collins each getting selected on two boards a piece.

What do you think? Would you say “OH YEAH!” and go full Kool Aid for Kennard?