The 2017 Draft is now over and 60 (sixty) rookies were selected, getting a chance to display their talent and skill on the big stage. All dressed in there fancy suits patiently waiting for their names to be called. There was a major surprise of the night for me with one of the trades, will get to that in a moment.
My top five which I mentioned in my post NBA Draft 2017 were picked although I had the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns prediction wrong. Markelle Fultz who got the 1st overall pick of the night, went to the 76ers, which is a great look for this team. With players like Simmons, Dario, Embiid and now Fultz this team could be one to look out for in the future.
LA Lakers scored when they selected Lonzo Ball, future star, gotta go get me a Big Baller Brand T-shirt, I like him. All the Lakers need now is to land Paul George. Coming 3rd of the draft was Jayson Tatum, honestly thought he was going to Phoenix Suns, great pick for the Celtics though. Next was Josh Jackson heading to the Phoenix Suns, and rounding off the top 5 was De’Aaron Fox heading to the Sacramento Kings.
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Remember when Anthony Bennett was drafted No.1 by the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2013?, he didn’t last to long in the league. This was one of the biggest mistakes in NBA history, he wasn’t ready. Also, Isaiah Thomas who was drafted No.60 by the Sacramento Kings back in 2011, look at him now leading the way for the Boston Celtics also a NBA All Star. So, whether you were picked at No.1 or No.60, it all depends on performance when playing in games, don’t be a bust.
Moving on to the biggest surprise of the night, the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Bulter along with the No. 16 pick to The Minnesota Timberwovles for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and No.7 pick. Now, I know Jimmy didn’t have clue about this until the trade was made, because he was living it up in Paris. This move had me confused, how could you trade your best player?, in my opinion. Timberolves surely won with this trade.
Closing off, all the best to the new rookies, looking forward to see them play in the near future.