CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Search the full library of topics. Fortunately, that dimension (shooting) is in high demand in the NBA right now. He was a first-team All-AAC honoree and a finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award. You can get that right here, updated with the latest intel until the draft officially starts. Chicago projects to have $22 million in room and can take the same approach as the February trade deadline: collect undesirable contracts -- but with a first-round pick attached -- or look to aggressively accelerate the rebuild. 1 small forward in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Vote for the all-time best, USMNT planning gesture for racial justice - Adams, USMNT's Dest talks joining Barca, the U.S.'s World Cup ambitions, Captain America to the rescue! ", Marks on the Cavs' offseason focus: "The future of LeBron James will hang over the Cavaliers leading up to July 1. 33 -- that they can package to attempt to move up in the draft for a point guard. ET and the event will be televised on ESPN. He was a first-team All-ACC honoree. 33 by SAC, What he needs to improve -SCHMITZ, How he fits: The Nuggets currently have a glut of players who fancy themselves small forwards but are really actually better fits at power forward, and Knox can certainly be considered to be in a similar mold. As for the other Cats, PJ Washington is not among the 60 picks in this mock, even though he’s declared for the draft and is at least testing the waters. 1 overall prospect and No. He might not give the Wolves all that much defensively right away, but Huerter is an excellent offensive fit, and small lineups of Jeff Teague, Huerter, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns could give teams fits both in transition and the half court. Last season at Boston College, the 6-foot-5, 188-pound junior averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 36.0 minutes per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from 3 and 83.0 percent from the free throw line. Because of the emergence of Donovan Mitchell, it will be important to find a guard who is comfortable playing both on and off the ball, which is something Holiday has done throughout his career. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets) - Michael Porter Jr. 10. What trades can teams make? He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection. Melton is a Swiss army knife of sorts who averaged a unique 7.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.5 blocks per 40 minutes at 6-foot-3 in his freshman season. 1 pick in the draft and most productive player in college basketball just happens to play that position. To get to $65 million -- the room required to sign both LeBron James and Paul George -- L.A. would have to stretch the $37 million owed to Luol Deng over five seasons along with renouncing Randle. Just four Golden State players shot better than 30 percent on 3s in the playoffs: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson. Last season at Kentucky, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound true freshman averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from 3 and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. ", Marks on the Wolves' offseason focus: "Besides a possible Karl-Anthony Towns rookie extension, the focus in Minnesota this offseason is building back the bench, especially at the shooting-guard and forward positions. Scroll down to take a look the projected first-round selections from ESPN’s latest mock draft. One of the draft's most drastic NCAA casualties, Williams, if in the right situation, has the tools and ready-made role to pop in the NBA. 1 by ORLDerrick Favors (2010): Drafted No. 3 by NJN, Why he stands out -SCHMITZ, A two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Thomas measured a hair under 6-4 in shoes at the NBA draft combine, but with an incredible wingspan of 6-10½. Keep an eye on Memphis trying to package the No. The physically gifted Walker has a high ceiling thanks to his combination of length, explosiveness and shot-making. 1 center in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. (More than the other categories, rebounding peaks at a young age. 1 overall pick after winning the NBA Draft lottery, marking the first time in franchise history the Suns have the top pick in the draft. 40 shooting guard and No. Very much in win-now mode, the Sixers could certainly look to trade this pick for a veteran contributor since adding too many more young players to the roster might not be very attractive to head coach Brett Brown, who is now the final decision-maker in the front office.