Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum headline forwards in NBA draft

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The Triangle has churned out eight lottery picks over the last five NBA Drafts, with Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State all represented.

For the first time in National Basketball Association history, each of the first five draft picks were one-and-done freshmen. "I wasn't too excited about playing the 4 coming into Kansas, but we caused a lot of mismatch problems, and I think it really bettered me as a player".

At this point, the Celtics may not see Josh Jackson unless they possibly draft him Thursday night. They http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/06/19/celtics-trade-no-1-pick to Philadelphia earlier this week and received the third overall selection in return - plus a potentially high draft pick in a future draft.

During his time at Washington, which was one season, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in the 25 games he played.

When asked about Minnesota, who is scheduled to pick seventh, "They can go in a couple different directions", noted Fraschilla.

The 19-year-old also has a strong 6-foot-8 frame already that enabled him to be a reliable rebounder for Duke, particularly on the defensive end. They have been using that to try to make more trades, one of which being to move down in order to draft Dennis Smith Jr., according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

In the end, they made a decision to stay put, and drafted dynamic forward Jayson Tatum with their selection.

Arthroscopic knee surgery last October limited Giles during his lone season with the Blue Devils. In almost all versions of my draft models Lonzo Ball is slightly ahead of Fultz. When opponents shut Thomas down, the likes of Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley didn't have the 1-on-1 ability to get up a good shot on most possessions in the halfcourt. To give another example, Kevin Love was considered a Timberwolves' pick, not a Grizzlies' pick.

New Orleans traded its first-round pick - 10th overall - to Sacramento in February as part of a trade to acquire center DeMarcus Cousins. However, both are hoping to make rosters, get paid while developing their skills and start the clock ticking toward more lucrative second pro contracts.

Which brings up another point: When it comes to players who were selected by one team but traded on draft night (for example: Leonard was taken by IN but traded to San Antonio), the teams that traded FOR the player was graded for that pick.