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Stiffs Prospect Watch: 2017 Big Board 5.0

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With just over two weeks until the draft, it’s time for an updated Big Board.

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The NBA Draft Combine wrapped up recently, and that means the league is in the final stretch of draft prep. While the Finals are still going on, other teams will host draft workouts and make their final boards in preparation for June 22.

There are so many different ways for the draft to break down, even with what seems like an obvious pick for the first overall selection in Markelle Fultz.

Before we get to the Big Board, it’s time to go back over some things we do know before delving into a lot of things we don’t know.

  • The Nuggets have their own first-round draft pick, but the Houston Rockets own the rights to the Nuggets second-round pick.
  • The Nuggets will have two second-round picks, one from the Oklahoma City Thunder and the other from the Memphis Grizzlies.

My final note is that this is my ranking of what I think are the top 30 players in the draft. This isn’t the order I think the draft will go, doesn’t take into consideration fit, team needs, things of that nature. It’s where each player falls in a top 30 ranking.

There is some intriguing content in the pipeline for Denver Stiffs, and we’ll be sure to do our best to have the best coverage possible here on the site.

If you’re interested, here is Ryan Blackburn’s latest Big Board.

2017 Big Board 5.0

Rank Name Team Position Previous Rank Change
Rank Name Team Position Previous Rank Change
1 Markelle Fultz Washington PG 1 0
2 Josh Jackson Kansas SF 2 0
3 Jayson Tatum Duke SF 3 0
4 De'Aaron Fox Kentucky PG 4 0
5 Dennis Smith Jr. NC State PG 5 0
6 Jonathan Isaac Florida State SF 7 1
7 Lonzo Ball UCLA SG 8 1
8 Lauri Markkanen Arizona PF 9 1
9 Zach Collins Gonzaga PF 10 1
10 Malik Monk Kentucky SG 6 -4
11 Frank Ntilikina Strasbourg PG 12 1
12 Jarrett Allen Texas C 14 2
13 Donovan Mitchell Louisville SG 18 5
14 OG Anunoby Indiana SF 11 -3
15 Jawun Evans Oklahoma State PG 15 0
16 Luke Kennard Duke SG 22 6
17 Justin Jackson North Carolina SF 21 4
18 Justin Patton Creighton C 13 -5
19 John Collins Wake Forest PF NR NR
20 Jonathan Jeanne France C NR NR
21 Josh Hart Villanova SG 25 3
22 Ivan Rabb California PF 17 -5
23 Terrance Ferguson Adelaide SG 16 -7
24 Semi Ojeleye SMU SF 24 0
25 Harry Giles Duke PF 19 -6
26 Monte Morris Iowa State PG 26 0
27 Jordan Bell Oregon PF NR NR
28 Bam Adebayo Kentucky C 20 -8
29 DJ Wilson Michigan PF NR NR
30 Rodion Kurucs Barcelona SF NR NR