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2017 Stiffs Mock Draft 5.0

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In a community effort, the 30 NBA teams were represented by 30 managers, with the ability to make trades on top of making draft picks.

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In nearly every mock draft published in anticipation of the NBA draft, the author will make 30 to 60 selections based off their professional opinion.

However, in this mock draft, I enlisted 30 general managers to help with the mock draft. I gave up control, letting them make trades to either strengthen their team or blow it up for a rebuild. They made their selections, and hopefully this gives a more general consensus on which teams want which players.

As always, a disclaimer that there is a high probability that all these predictions are wrong. Please comment below if you agree/disagree, and be sure to check out the site for continued coverage of draft prospects.

Here’s the fifth mock for the 2017 draft:

2017 Mock Draft 5.0

PICK TEAM GM PLAYER, POSITION, TEAM NOTES
PICK TEAM GM PLAYER, POSITION, TEAM NOTES
1 BOS Onur, @o_myilmaz Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington
2 LAL Glenn Hull, @glennhull95 Lonzo Ball, G, UCLA
3 PHI Rowd, @RowdenJRSG Josh Jackson, F, Kansas
4 PHX Kevin Smith, @KevinAS2013 Jayson Tatum, F, Duke
5 DET Ryan Blackburn, @RyanBlackburn9 De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky TRADE: Arron Afflalo and #5 pick to Pistons for Reggie Jackson and No. 12
6 ORL Jason Zimmerman, @zimmy1998 Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NC State
7 MIN William Bohl, @breakthehuddle Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, FSU
8 NYK Flagrant 2, @TheFlagrant_2 Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky
9 DAL Chris Crouse, @CW_Crouse Frank Ntilikina, PG, Strasbourg TRADE: Dwight Powell, Devin Harris and No. 9 for and Eric Bledsoe and a future 1st (MIA 2018 top 7 protected)
10 SAC Can Ozbalkan, @canozbalkan Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona
11 CHA Andrew Chou, @botherchou Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville
12 SAC Can Ozbalkan, @canozbalkan Justin Jackson, SF, UNC TRADE: Reggie Jackson and No. 12 for Arron Afflalo and No. 5
13 DEN TJ McBride, @bsn_mcbride OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana
14 MIA Mitch Libanoff, @Mitch_Landon3 Jonathan Jeanne, C, SLUC Nancy
15 POR Daniel Lewis, @minutemandan Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga
16 CHI Vijay Vemu, @VJVemu Justin Patton, C, Creighton
17 MIL Daniel Lewis, @minutemandan Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
18 IND AJ, @krowbar44 Luke Kennard, SG, Duke
19 ATL Max Goldstien, @UofAGold DJ Wilson, PF, Michigan
20 POR Brian Chou, @Choudini Jawun Evans, PG, OK State
21 OKC Sean Derenthal, @odetooden Semi Ojeleye, F, SMU TRADE: Jeremy Lin, Quincy Acy, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Joe Harris for No. 52, NOP 2020 1st-round pick, LAC 2021 1st-round pick, Austin Rivers, Wesley Johnson, Luc Mbah a Moute
22 BKN Hunter Kuffel, @notgatherer Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA TRADE: Brook Lopez for Bismack Biyombo, 2018 LAL 2nd-round pick, 2019 ORL 2nd-round pick
23 TOR Matt Shantz, @m_shantz Terrance Ferguson, G/F, Adelaide TRADE: Jonas Valanciunas to Phoenix for TJ Warren, Leandro Barbosa, and No. 32
24 UTA Trenton Davis, @TRVNT_ Devin Robinson, SF, Florida
25 ORL Jason Zimmerman, @zimmy1998 Rodions Kurucs, SF, Barcelona
26 POR Parker Fleming, @PAKA_FLOCKA Johnathan Motley, PF, Baylor
27 MEM Mike Scannapieco, @Mikepieco Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon TRADE: Chandler Parsons, 2018 second, 2019 BKN second for Trevor Booker, KJ McDaniels and No. 27
28 LAL Trevor Magnotti, @illegalscreens Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue
29 SAN Logan Stanley, @LS_Easterner Kostja Mushidi, SF, Mega Leks
30 UTA Trenton Davis, @TRVNT_ Harry Giles, PF, Duke
31 ATL Max Goldstien, @UofAGold Kyle Kuzma, F, Utah
32 TOR Matt Shantz, @m_shantz Jonah Bolden, PF, Radnicki Basket TRADE: TJ Warren, Leandro Barbosa, and No. 32 for Jonas Valanciunas
33 ORL Jason Zimmerman, @zimmy1998 Dillon Brooks, SF, Oregon
34 SAC Can Ozbalkan, @canozbalkan Tyler Dorsey, G, Oregon
35 ORL Jason Zimmerman, @zimmy1998 Tyler Lydon, SF, Syracuse
36 PHI Rowd, @RowdenJRSG Josh Hart, SG, Villanova
37 BOS Onur, @o_myilmaz Tony Bradley, C, UNC
38 CHI Vijay Vemu, @VJVemu Monte Morris, Iowa State
39 PHI Rowd, @RowdenJRSG Sindarius Thornwell, SG, USC
40 NOP Daniel Lewis, @minutemandan Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Gonzaga TRADE: DeMarcus Cousins for DeAndre Jordan
41 CHA Andrew Chou, @botherchou Sterling Brown, SG, SMU
42 UTA Trenton Davis, @TRVNT_ Isaiah Briscoe, G, Kentucky
43 HOU Josh Young, @joroyo92 PJ Dozier, SF, South Carolina
44 NYK Flagrant 2, @TheFlagrant_2 Derrick White, Guard, Colorado
45 HOU Josh Young, @joroyo92 Kobi Simmons, PG, Arizona
46 PHI Rowd, @RowdenJRSG Alpha Kaba, C, Mega Leks
47 IND AJ, @krowbar44 Frank Mason, PG, Kansas
48 MIL Daniel Lewis, @minutemandan LJ Peak, SG, Georgetown TRADE: MIL trades No. 48 to NOP for cash
49 DEN TJ McBride, @bsn_mcbride Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson
50 PHI Rowd, @RowdenJRSG Isaiah Hartenstein, C, Germany
51 CLE Chris Manning, @cwmwrites Dwyane Bacon, SF, Florida State TRADE: DEN trades No. 51 to CLE for cash
52 BKN Hunter Kuffel, @notgatherer Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso TRADE: WAS trades No. 52 to LAC. TRADE: LAC trades No. 52 to BKN
53 BOS Onur, @o_myilmaz Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Gran Canaria
54 PHX Kevin Smith, @KevinAS2013 Cameron Oliver, PF, Nevada
55 UTA Trenton Davis, @TRVNT_ Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland
56 BOS Onur, @o_myilmaz Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana
57 BKN Hunter Kuffel, @notgatherer Frank Jackson, PG, Duke
58 NYK Flagrant 2, @TheFlagrant_2 Arnoldas Kulboka, Wing, Bamberg
59 SAN Logan Stanley, @LS_Easterner Davon Reed, SG, Miami
60 ATL Max Goldstien, @UofAGold TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA
Daniel C. Lewis/Denver Stiffs

Notes

  • Jonathan Jeanne was a surprise early pick in this mock draft. Since this exercise took place, Jeanne has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a potentially career ending injury. It is tragic for Jeanne to have this happen, and I wish him the best.
  • I’ll continue to say that if the Nuggets want Isaac, they need to hope two things happen. First, that he slides to the Orlando Magic at No. 6. Second, that the Magic are willing to trade that pick to Denver.
  • Hunter Kuffel, the Brooklyn GM, did great. He comes out with Bismack Biyombo, Chandler Parsons, Austin Rivers, Wesley Johnson, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Ike Anigbogu, Frank Jackson, and Alec Peters. Bravo.
  • Devin Robinson is a sleeper Ryan Blackburn likes, but going at 24 to Utah? That’s probably too early. With the Jazz taking Giles and Melo Trimble, that was a draft I didn’t like - too much risk.
  • Charlotte took Donovan Mitchell and Sterling Brown - stellar picks.
  • Kevin Smith, the Suns GM, did a great job in my opinion of flipping Eric Bledsoe to the Mavericks. Getting Valanciunas, Tatum, and Ntilikina to play alongside Marquese Chriss, Devin Booker, and Dragan Bender is great work.
  • I liked Houston getting Kobi Simmons and P.J. Dozier, those are smart gambles in the second round.
  • I honestly think people forgot about T.J. Leaf, who was the final pick of the draft. There’s no way he goes that late, but again, this isn’t the real draft! I would have liked T.J. McBride to select Leaf over Jaron Blossomgame.
  • There are good point guards in the top 10, but that position gets bad real quick after that. If teams are looking for a backup point guard, this could be a tough draft for that need.

Keep an eye out for lots of draft coverage over the next 10 days - we’ll do our best to keep you informed.