2017 NBA Mock Draft: Sweet 16 Edition

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Sweet 16 Edition

As the NCAA Tournament heads to the Sweet 16, the NBA regular season is winding down.

You'll notice below how many picks have been traded in what is being touted as a deep, good draft class. NBA teams who believe they have a chance to win continue to see little value in late-round picks, while teams in the middle of the draft continue to tell themselves that difference makers can be found outside of the top ten picks.

There are some guys in our mock draft who we would love to see go back to school for another year. Specifically, Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Gonzaga's Zach Collins and Arizona's Allonzo Trier could be top-five picks with more college on their resumes. But all three could come out to chase money and the NBA dream.

As pro teams tank and college teams play their final games, let's take a look ahead at what the first round of the increasingly-irrelevant NBA Draft could look like this summer.

1. Boston (from BRK) - Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA
2. LA Lakers - Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington
3. Phoenix - Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke
4. Orlando - Dennis Smith, PG, NC State
5. Philadelphia - Malik Monk, PG, Kentucky
6. New York - Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas
7. Sacramento - Jonathan Isaac, SF, Florida State
8. Minnesota - Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State
9. Sacramento (from NO) - De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky
10. Dallas - Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona
11. Charlotte - Robert Williams, PF, Texas A&M
12. Portland - TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA
13. Chicago - Justin Patton, C, Creighton
14. Denver - Harry Giles, PF, Duke
15. Detroit - Terrance Ferguson, SF, Australia
16. Miami - Frank Ntilikina, PG, France
17. Milwaukee - Josh Hart, G, Villanova
18. Indiana - Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga
19. Atlanta - Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
20. Portland (from MEM) - Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky
21. Oklahoma City - OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana
22. Toronto - John Collins, PF, Vanderbilt
23. Orlando (from TOR) - Tony Bradley, PF, North Carolina
24. Brooklyn (from WSH) - Ivan Rabb, PF, California
25. Utah - Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue
26. Brooklyn (from BOS) - Allonzo Trier, SG, Arizona
27. LA Lakers (from HOU) - Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina
28. San Antonio - Andrew Jones, PG, Texas
29. Portland (from CLE) - Isaiah Hartenstein, PF, Germany
30. Utah (from GS) - Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland

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