30. Golden State Warriors: Kevin Looney, PF, UCLA


 

29. Chris McCullough, PF, Syracuse


28. Boston Celtics: RJ Hunter, SG, Georgia State


27. Los Angeles Lakers: Larry Nance Jr., PF, Wyoming


26. San Antonio Spurs: Nikola Milutinov, C, Serbia


25. Memphis Grizzlies: Jarell Martin, PF, LSU


24. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyus Jones, PG, Duke


23. Portland Trail Blazers: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona


22. Chicago Bulls: Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas 


21. Dallas Mavericks: Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia


20. Toronto Raptors: Delon Wright, PG, Utah 


19. Washington Wizards: Jerian Grant, PG, Notre Dame


18. Houston Rockets: Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin


17. Milwaukee Bucks: Rashad Vaughn, SG, UNLV


16. Boston Celtics: Terry Rozier, PG, Louisville


15. Atlanta Hawks: Kelly Oubre, SF, Kansas


14. Oklahoma City Thunder: Cameron Payne, PG, Murray State


 


13. Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky


 

Analysis: A steal for the Suns. Booker fell a little further than expected and Phoenix gets a guard that can shoot the ball. With Knight and Bledsoe in the fold, Booker provides the Suns with a legitimate shooting guard.


12. Utah Jazz: Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky


 

 

Analysis: Lyles is a four that will compliment the Jazz rotation of Gobert and Favors. Lyles has loads of potential and is more than likely a project that could pay dividends in 3-4 seasons.


11. Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner, C, Texas


 

 

Analysis: A surprising pick for the Pacers who many scouts felt would take a guard. Turner could fill a void if Hibbert and West are not back in Indiana next season. A 6’11 power forward/center, the defensive potential is there. Offense will need to improve though.


10. Miami Heat: Justise Winslow, SF, Duke


 

 

Analysis: Winslow is a great pick for the Heat and even more so because of the value. With questions of Luol Deng being in Miami next season, Winslow will provide the Heat with athleticism on the wing. If Wade stays, Winslow will be able to learn from some quality veterans.


9. Charlotte Hornets: Frank Kaminsky, PF, Wisconsin


 

 

Analysis: High IQ and poised is Kaminsky. A 7-footer who can shoot the ball will be of big help to the Hornets who were one of the worst shooting teams last season. Charlotte gets their man in Frank The Tank.


8. Detroit Pistons: Stanley Johnson, SG, Arizona


 

 

Analysis: Johnson has an NBA ready body and will hit the ground running in Detroit. Strong and athletic, Johnson will be a force defensively as he continues to learn the game. Offense needs work but could end up being one of the better players in this draft if he continues to develop.


7. Denver Nuggets: Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, China


 

 

Analysis: Mudiay unexpectedly fell to the Nuggets and is another case of best player available. Denver will reportedly try and shop Ty Lawson so Mudiay will fill that void if a trade goes through. Mudiay is explosive, possibly the most athletic guard in the draft, and could be an impact rookie.


6. Sacramento Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein, PF, Kentucky


 

 

Analysis: Potential replacement for Boogie? Rough waters are ahead for the Kings and the front office is hoping to smooth things over between George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins. Cauley-Stein is known for his defense and some are surprised he went as high as he did, but he will need to be a game changer on defense to legitimize Sacramento’s choice.


5. Orlando Magic: Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia


 

 

Analysis: The Magic were looking to upgrade at the wing and Hezonja should fill that role. An athletic guard, the Croatian will also be able to play the small forward position, giving some flexibility in lineups.


4. New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis, C, Latvia


 

 

Analysis: An international player that has risen up draft boards in recent weeks, Porzingis was not exactly welcomed by Knicks fans in attendance when his name was announced. What will the 7-footer from Latvia bring to the Big Apple? Melo definitely needs help and Knicks fans hope this pick will pan out.

 


3. Philadelphia 76ers: Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke


 

 

Analysis: With Embiid and Noel already in the fold, the pick of Okafor is simply a case of best player available. The 76ers have no intention of trading Okafor, so it will be interesting to see what happens with that rotation. Okafor is the most skilled big man offensively to come into the league in recent years and could be the rookie to make the most immediate impact in the league.


2. Los Angeles Lakers: D’Angelo Russell, G, Ohio State


 

 

Analysis: After the expectation the Lakers would take big man Jahlil Okafor, LA flipped the script and went with Russell, a player many scouts believe to be the player with the most superstar potential in the draft. Can Russell lead the Lakers into the post-Kobe era in Los Angeles? The tools are there.


1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Kentucky


 

 

Analysis: The expected #1 becomes reality for Towns and the T’Wolves. An intriguing prospect, the T’Wolves find a big man that will pair with Andrew Wiggins to form the foundation of an exciting and athletic duo.


We are LIVE for tonight’s NBA Draft! We’ll provide you with pick-by-pick updates as they happen. With lots of uncertainty headed into tonight, there are sure to be plenty of surprises along the way!


 

 

 

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Editor-in-chief

Johnny Navarrette is the Editor-in-Chief of Game 7 Network. His past experience includes, but is not limited to, senior editor & lead writer at LakerNation.com, staff writer for the Drew League in the summer of 2014, and currently works for the OC Register's high school sports section, OC Varsity. He is a graduate of Cal State University, Fullerton, earning his B.A. in Communications.

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