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2017 “Outsiders” NBA Mock Draft

Each year, we ask “outside” experts for their mock drafts. Here’s how they see it.

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Every year, we ask some of our friends in the media world to chime in on their own Mock Draft. We call this the Outsiders Mock to help differentiate it from the Basketball Insiders Mocks we file each week. These guys, however, are the furthest from Outsiders in the NBA world.

This year’s team includes Vince Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) of the Detroit Free Press. Vince has covered the NBA for more years than he likes to admit and no one knows the Pistons and the Central Division better than him.

Sherrod Blakely is also a part of this year’s team. He covers the NBA and the Boston Celtics for Comcast Sports New England. In addition to be an absolute follow on Twitter (@SherrodbCSN), Sherrod also co-hosts one of the best NBA podcasts (CelticsTalk) in the business.

Brett Pollakoff of Fox Sports returns to the Mock Draft team this season. Brett is a must follow on Twitter (@BrettEP) and a frequent guest on Basketball Insiders’ Podcasts. No one is more dialed into the shoe game than Brett, who has a pretty solid Snapchat and Instagram game.

Joining us this season is Rick Kamla (@NBATVRick) of NBATV, NBA on TuneIn and host of the top rated Middays With Rick & John sports radio show on 92.5FM The Game in Atlanta. Rick is a legend in the NBA world and one of the most genuine guys in the game.

2017 Outsiders Mock Draft

Pick # Team Brett Pollakoff Rick Kamla Sherrod Blakey Vince Ellis
1 2017 Markelle Fultz Markelle Fultz Markelle Fultz Markelle Fultz
2 2017 Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball
3 2017 Josh Jackson Josh Jackson Josh Jackson Josh Jackson
4 2017 Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum De'Aaron Fox De'Aaron Fox
5 2017 De'Aaron Fox De'Aaron Fox Jayson Tatum Dennis Smith
6 2017 Jonathan Isaac Jonathan Isaac Jonathan Isaac Jonathan Isaac
7 2017 Malik Monk Lauri Markkanen Lauri Markkanen Jayson Tatum
8 2017 Frank Ntilikina Dennis Smith Dennis Smith Frank Ntilikina
9 2017 Lauri Markkanen Frank Ntilikina Frank Ntilikina Lauri Markkanen
10 2017 Dennis Smith Malik Monk T.J. Leaf Zach Collins
11 2017 Donovan Mitchell Zach Collins Malik Monk Malik Monk
12 2017 Zach Collins Donovan Mitchell Luke Kennard Donovan Mitchell
13 2017 OG Anunoby Justin Jackson Jarrett Allen Justin Jackson
14 2017 Justin Jackson T.J. Leaf Donovan Mitchell Luke Kennard
15 2017 Harry Giles John Collins OG Anunoby Justin Patton
16 2017 Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Zach Collins OG Anunoby
17 2017 Jarrett Allen Jarrett Allen Harry Giles John Collins
18 2017 John Collins Ivan Rabb Bam Adebayo T.J. Leaf
19 2017 Justin Patton Justin Patton John Collins Jarrett Allen
20 2017 Tyler Lydon Bam Adebayo Justin Patton Ike Anigbogu
21 2017 T.J. Leaf Terrance Ferguson Justin Jackson Terrance Ferguson
22 2017 Ike Anigbogu Kyle Kuzma D.J. Wilson Isaiah Hartenstein
23 2017 Jawun Evans Harry Giles Ivan Rabb Semi Ojeleye
24 2017 Semi Ojeleye Jordan Bell Semi Ojeleye Frank Jackson
25 2017 D.J. Wilson Semi Ojeleye Jaron Blossomgame D.J. Wilson
26 2017 Ivan Rabb Frank Mason Ike Anigbogu Harry Giles
27 2017 Terrance Ferguson Tyler Lydon Anzejs Pasecniks Tyler Lydon
28 2017 Jordan Bell Ike Anigbogu Wesley Iwundu Bam Adebayo
29 2017 Anzejs Pasecniks Josh Hart Isaiah Hartenstein Tony Bradley
30 2017 Derrick White Dillon Brooks Johnathan Motley Caleb Swanigan

*** This Mock does reflect the current Philadelphia 76ers trade with the Boston Celtics for the first overall pick.

The next Mock Draft will drop on Tuesday with Steve Kyler’s latest 60-Pick Mock Draft, then on Wednesday we’ll drop the final Insider’s Consensus Mock of the 2017 NBA Draft cycle, which will be the first 60-pick Mock in the Consensus format featuring all four contributors. The annual Basketball Insiders Draft Day Diary will also ramp up on Tuesday and run you all the way through the draft with the very latest news, rumors and deals as they get done, updated throughout the day.

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