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2017 NBA draft: Complete picks on Thursday night

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2016 NBA Draft Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

It’s already been an eventful off-season of trades, and we’re just getting started. Tonight, sixty new players will be introduced into the NBA. Some of them will have high hopes of fulfilling their dreams of playing professional basketball, while others will have high expectations thrust upon them on day one.

For Celtics fans, there’s a lot that can happen tonight. Danny Ainge has already traded down from #1 to #3 and forfeited the opportunity to take the consensus top pick, Markelle Fultz. Speculation and rumors have swirled that the Celtics are interested in small forwards Jayson Tatum out of Duke and Kansas’ Josh Jackson with the third pick, but there have been reports that they could trade down even further to collect more assets or make a blockbuster deal for a superstar.

You can watch the draft on ESPN starting at 7 pm EST and follow along here at CelticsBlog. Join us in the comments section. Happy Draft Day, everybody.

2017 NBA Draft Results

Pick Team SBNation Mock Draft Prediction Player Notes/Trades CelticsBlog Analysis
Pick Team SBNation Mock Draft Prediction Player Notes/Trades CelticsBlog Analysis
1 Philadelphia (from Brooklyn via Boston) Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington Philadelphia gets their guy and The Process works. Personally I'm still going to root for the guy. It isn't his fault that Danny is taking a gamble on the guys below him being better. I hope whomever we get ends up better but that Fultz is also an All Star. Win-win. - Jeff Clark
2 Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA This pick has been fated for months and it's finally here. I'm not trying to trash talk Lakers fans, but I'm really skeptical of Ball's talent translating in the NBA. I really hope he can prove me wrong. I'm a big Rondo fan and it's always exciting seeing a player put a new spin on the game. - Bill Sy
3 Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia) Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke Great offensive game and a great potential fit next to Jaylen Brown for lots of versatile length on the wing for years to come. - Jeff Clark
4 Phoenix Josh Jackson, G/F, Kansas Josh Jackson, G/F, Kansas A lot of noise leading up to the draft about teams being interested in trading for Jackson. So far it looks like he's staying with the Suns. - Jeff Clark
5 Sacramento (from Philadelphia) De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky Sacramento gets the point guard they were focused on. He gives them a fun face of the franchise and an excellent talent to help their rebuild. - Jeff Clark
6 Orlando Jonathan Isaac, F, Florida State Jonathan Isaac, F, Florida State Isaac was a name that some had floated for the Celtics as early as #3 because of his size and potential. - Jeff Clark
7 Chicago (via Minnesota) Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona TRADE: Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler and #16, Chicago gets #7, Kris Dunn, and Zach LaVine The biggest question now in Chicago is if any of these players--Markkanen, Dunn, LaVine--can develop into stars. They join a roster with older role players and Dwyane Wade. It's going to get ugly there. - Bill Sy
8 New York Frank Ntilikina, PG, France Frank Ntilikina, PG, France Can Phil Jackson play mind games in French? - Jeff Clark
9 Dallas Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NC State Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NC State Pick-and-roll point guard will fit in nicely with Rick Carlisle. - Bill Sy
10 Portland (from Sacramento via New Orleans) Malik Monk, G, Kentucky Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga TRADE: Portland gets #10, Sacramento gets #15 and #20
11 Charlotte Luke Kennard, G, Duke Malik Monk, G, Kentucky
12 Detroit Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville Luke Kennard, G, Duke Not a big fan of this pick. Teams need shooting, but Detroit needs playmakers. - Bill Sy
13 Utah (from Denver) OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville TRADE: Utah gets #13, Denver gets Trey Lyles and #24 Clearly this means Utah believes that Hayward is going to the Celtics. No... not really, but that's how I'm taking it anyway. - Jeff Clark
14 Miami John Collins, PF, Wake Forest Bam Adebayo, C, Kentucky Might be a tough spacing fit next to Whiteside because neither can really shoot. Guranteed to throw down some powerful dunks though. - Jeff Nooney
15 Sacramento (from Portland) Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina TRADE: Sacramento gets #15 and #20, Portland gets #10 Added a three-point shot to his game and won ACC POY in 2017. Not an explosive athlete, but should be a good, low-risk fit for the Kings. - Jeff Nooney
16 Minnesota (from Chicago) Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina Justin Patton, C, Creighton TRADE: Timberwolves get Jimmy Butler and #16, Chicago gets #7, Kris Dunn, and Zach LaVine
17 Milwaukee D.J. Wilson, F, Michigan D.J. Wilson, F, Michigan As a Michigan man, Go Blue. Of course the Bucks take Wilson, a lanky Swiss Army knife type player. His Twitter handle is @Lanky_Smoove! Milwaukee loves length. - Bill Sy
18 Indiana T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA
19 Atlanta Jarrett Allen, C, Texas John Collins, PF, Wake Forest
20 Sacramento (from Portland via Denver and Cleveland and Memphis) Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA Harry Giles, C, Duke TRADE: Sacramento gets #15 and #20, Portland gets #10 Before the draft, it was reported that all of Giles' medical testing came back positive. That's great news for a kid that was projected to be a top-5 pick this season. Nice move by the Kings here. - Bill Sy
21 Oklahoma City Derrick White, G, Colorado Terrance Ferguson, SG, Adelaine
22 Brooklyn (from Washington) Harry Giles, C, Duke Jarrett Allen, C, Texas The Nets drafted Shaft. - Bill Sy
23 Toronto (from LA Clippers via Milwaukee) Semi Ojeleye, F, SMU OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana Anunoby had ACL surgery in January. Could this signal a rebuild in Toronto? - Bill Sy
24 Denver (from Utah) Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse TRADE: Utah gets #13, Denver gets Trey Lyles and #24 Great shooter that gets to play next to a rising star in Nikola Jokic. - Jeff Nooney
25 Philadelphia (from Orlando via Toronto) Terrance Ferguson, SG, Adelaine Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia TRADE: Philadelphia gets #25, Orlando gets OKC 2020 1st & a 2020 2nd
26 Portland (from Cleveland) Kyle Kuzma, F, Utah Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue
27 Los Angeles Lakers (from Brooklyn via Boston) Justin Patton, C, Creighton Kyle Kuzma, F, Utah
28 Utah (from Los Angeles Lakers via Houston) Wesley Iwundu, SF, Kansas State Tony Bradley, F, North Carolina TRADE: Utah gets #28, Los Angeles Lakers gets #30 and #42 Barely played due to a crowded frontcourt at UNC, but was a big time recruit. Has potential, but more of a project at this point - Jeff Nooney
29 San Antonio Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia Derrick White, G, Colorado
30 Los Angeles Lakers (from Utah via Golden State) Frank Jackson, G, Duke Josh Hart, SG, Villanova TRADE: Utah gets #28, Los Angeles Lakers gets #30 and #42
31 New Orleans (from Charlotte via Brooklyn and Atlanta) Frank Jackson, G, Duke TRADE: New Orleans gets #31, Charlotte gets #40 and cash
32 Phoenix Davon Reed, SG, Miami
33 Orlando (from LA Lakers) Wesley Iwundu, SF, Kansas State
34 Sacramento (from Philadelphia via New Orleans) Frank Mason, PG, Kansas
35 Memphis (from Orlando) Ivan Rabb, C, Cal TRADE: Memphis gets #35, Orlando gets 2019 Brooklyn 2nd
36 Los Angeles Clippers (from Philadelphia via New York and Utah and Toronto) Jonah Bolden, PF, UCLA
37 Boston (from Minnesota via Phoenix) Semi Ojeleye, F, SMU
38 Golden State (from Chicago via Sacramento and Cleveland) Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon CASH
39 Los Angeles Clippers, (from Philadelphia via Dallas) Jawun Evans, SG, Oklahoma State
40 Charlotte (from New Orleans) Dwayne Bacon, SG, Florida State
41 Atlanta (from Charlotte) Tyler Dorsey, SG, Oregon
42 Los Angeles Lakers (from Utah via Detroit) Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana TRADE: Utah gets #28, Los Angeles Lakers gets #30 and #42
43 Houston (from Portland) Isaiah Hartenstein, F, International
44 New York (from Chicago) Damyean Dotson, SG, Oregon
45 Memphis (from Houston via Portland) Dillon Brooks, PG, Oregon
46 Milwaukee (from Philadelphia via Miami and Atlanta) Sterling Brown, SG, SMU CASH
47 Indiana Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA
48 Los Angeles Clippers (from Milwaukee) Sindarius Thornwell, SG, South Carolina CASH
49 Denver (from Memphis via Oklahoma City) Vlatko Cancar, PF, International
50 Philadelphia (from Atlanta) Mathias Lessort, PF, International
51 Denver (from Oklahoma City) Monte Morris, PG, Iowa State
52 Indiana (from New Orleans via Washington) Edmond Sumner, PG, Xavier CASH
53 Boston (from Cleveland) Kadeem Allen, PG, Arizona
54 Phoenix (from Toronto) Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso
55 Utah Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Oregon
56 Boston (from LA Clippers) Jabari Bird, SG, Cal
57 Brooklyn (from Boston) Alexander Vezenkov, F, International
58 New York (from Houston) Ognjen Jaramaz, PG, International
59 San Antonio Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson
60 Atlanta (from Golden State via Philadelphia and Utah) Alpha Kaba, C, International

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