2017 NBA Draft (Live Updates)


First Round:

Pick #1: Philadelphia 76ers – Markelle Fultz PG Washington

Pick #2: Los Angeles Lakers – Lonzo Ball PG Ucla

Pick #3: Boston Celtics – Jayson Tatum F Duke

Pick #4: Phoenix Suns – Josh Jackson F Kansas

Pick #5: Sacramento Kings – De’Aaron Fox G Kentucky

Pick #6: Orlando Magic – Johnathan Isaac SF Florida State

Pick #7: Minnesota Timberwolves (Proposed to Chicago Bulls) – Lauri Markkanen PF Arizona

Pick #8: New York Knicks – Frank Ntilikina PG France

Pick #9: Dallas Mavericks – Dennis Smith Jr PG NC State

Pick #10: Sacramento Kings (Proposed Trade to Portland) – Zach Collins PF Gonzaga

Pick #11: Charlotte Hornets – Malik Monk G Kentucky

Pick #12: Detroit Pistons – Luke Kennard G Duke

Pick #13: Denver Nuggets (Proposed Rights to Utah) – Donovan Mitchell G Louisville

Pick #14: Miami Heat – Bam Adebayo F Kentucky

Pick #15 Blazers (Proposed rights to Sacramento) – Justin Jackson F North Carolina

Pick #16: Chicago Bulls (Proposed Rights to Minnesota) – Justin Patton C Creighton

Pick #17: Milwaukee Bucks – DJ Wilson F Michigan

Pick #18: Indiana Pacers – TJ Leaf F UCLA

Pick #19: Atlanta Hawks – John Collins F Wake Forest

Pick #20: Sacramento Kings – Harry Giles F Duke

Pick #21: Oklahoma City Thunder – Terrence Ferguson G USA

Pick #22: Brooklyn Nets – Jarrett Allen C Texas

Pick #23: Toronto Raptors – OG Anunoby F Indiana

Pick #24: Utah Jazz (Proposed rights to Denver Nuggets) – Tyler Lydon PF Syracuse

Pick #25: Orlando Magic (Proposed trade rights to Philadelphia 76ers) – Anzejs Pasecniks C Latvia

Pick #26: Portland Trailblazers – Caleb Swanigan F Purdue

Pick #27: Brooklyn Nets (Proposed rights to Los Angeles Lakers) – Kyle Kuzma SF Utah

Pick #28: Los Angeles Lakers (Proposed rights to Utah Jazz) – Tony Bradley C North Carolina

Pick #29: San Antonio Spurs – Derrick White G Colorado

Pick #30: Utah Jazz – Josh Hart G Villanova


Second Round:

Pick #31: Charlotte Hornets (Rights proposed to New Orleans Pelicans) – Frank Jackson PG Duke

Pick #32: Phoenix Suns – Davon Reed G Miami

Pick #33: Orlando Magic – Wesley Iwundu SF Kansas State

Pick #34: Sacramento Kings – Frank Mason III G Kansas

Pick #35: Orlando Magic ( Proposed rights to Memphis Grizzlies) – Ivan Rabb PF California

Pick #36: Philadelphia 76ers – Jonah Bolden PF Australia

Pick #37: Boston Celtics – Semi Ojeleye F SMU

Pick #38: Chicago Bulls (Proposed rights to Golden State) – Jordan Bell F Oregon

Pick #39: Philadelphia 76ers (Proposed rights to Clippers) – Jawun Evans G Oklahoma State

Pick #40: New Orleans Pelicans (Proposed rights to Charlotte Hornets) – Dwayne Bacon G FSU

Pick #41: Atlanta Hawks – Tyler Dorsey G Oregon

Pick #42: Los Angeles Lakers – Thomas Bryant F Indiana

Pick #43: Houston Rockets – Isaiah Hartenstein F Germany

Pick #44: New York Knicks – Damyean Dotson G Houston

Pick #45: Houston Rockets – Dilon Brooks F Oregon

Pick #46: Philadelphia 76ers – Sterling Brown G SMU

Pick #47: Indiana Pacers – Ike Anigbogu C UCLA

Pick #48: Milwaukee Bucks (Proposed rights to Los Angeles Clippers) – F Sindarius Thornwell South Carolina

Pick #49: Denver Nuggets – Vlatko Cancar F Slovenia

Pick #50: Philadelphia 76ers – Mathias Lessort F/C France

Pick #51: Denver Nuggets – Monte Morris G Iowa State

Pick #52: New Orleans Pelicans (Proposed rights to Indiana Pacers) – Edmond Sumner G Xavier

Pick #53: Boston Celtics – Kadeem Allen G Arizona

Pick #54: Phoenix Suns – Alec Peters F Valparaiso

Pick #55: Utah Jazz – Nigel Williams-Goss G Gonzaga

Pick #56: Boston Celtics – Jabari Bird G California

Pick #57: Brooklyn Nets – Alexander Vezzenkov F Cyprus

Pick #58: New York Knicks – Ognjen Jaramaz G Serbia

Pick #59: San Antonio Spurs – Jaron Blossomgame F Clemson

Pick #60: Atlanta Hawks – Alpha Kaba C France











Transactions as of 6/23/17



C Aron Baynes is declining his player option for next season and becoming a free agent.

TeamLogo Traded C Dwight Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to Charlotte for C Miles Plumlee, G Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype      Minnesota Timberwolves waived C Nikola Pekovic.

celts Boston Celtics traded the 2017 first-round draft pick (No. 1) to Philadelphia for the 76ers’ 2017 first-round draft pick (No. 3) and a conditional first-round pick in 2018 or 2019.

wizWizards trade the 52nd Pick for Tim Frazier from the New Orleans Pelicans.

lakers SG Nick Young declined his option and will become a free agent.

kings_primary PG Langston Galloway has declined his option and will become a free agent.

bkn(As of 6/20/17) The Brooklyn Nets acquired D’Angelo Russell from the Lakers and Timofey Mozgov, in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 2017 27th Pick.

buckslogo C Greg Monroe has decided to opt in for the final year of his contract, therefore he will remain there for another year.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Traded SG Zach Lavine & PG Kris Dunn and the 2017 #7 Pick to the Chicago Bulls for SF Jimmy Butler and the 2017 #16 pick.

mem Traded 2019 second round pick (via BKN) to the Orlando Magic for #35 pick in 2017 draft.

JAZZ1617-Logo-Primary Traded Trey Lyles PF & the #24 pick in the 2017 draft to the Denver Nuggets for the #13 pick in the 2017 draft.

kings_primary Traded #10 pick in the 2017 draft for picks #15 and #20.

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Traded future first-rounder for #25 pick in 2017 NBA draft.


lac Signed F Isaiah Hicks

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Signed V.J. Beachem

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Signed James Blackmon Jr.

gswSigned Chris Boucher.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Signed Charles Cooke

houSigned Cameron Oliver.

wizSigned Marcus Keene.

nop Signed Peter Jok.

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Signed Melo Trimble.

wizSigned Devin Robinson.

heatSigned London Perrantes.

lakers Signed P.J. Dozier

orlSigned Derrick Walton Jr.

nyk Signed Nigel Hayes.

buckslogo Signed Bronson Koenig.

wizSigned Kris Jenkins.



Updated: 10:06 am CT 6/23/17

Greg Monroe Exercises Bucks Contract Option, Will Be Making $17.88 Million.


On the last year of Greg Monroe’s three-year contract, he accepted the option that he was given and will be sticking around Milwaukee for another year.

Monroe has been a rather consistent player throughout his time, he had a sort of fall off during the season last year though. Once Monroe was shifted over to the sixth man position and Thon Maker took over the starting roles along with John Henson at the four. Some of the other split roles were shared with Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley. There were some other players who made supporting roles. In the 2016-17 season he averaged 11.7 ppg, and also 6.6 rpg, which are indeed his worst numbers since his rookie year. Although, in 2014-15 he did average 15.9 ppg, and 10.2 rpg, which was indeed his best season ever. That is something that probably will never happen again, due to the power & existence of big men already on that roster that Monroe may not really have the ability to exert himself into the lineup and have that much of an effect with the team in order to make himself score as much and gain as many rebounds as possible. But he’s a very good quality player to have come off the bench and run the sixth-man role.


Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo Courtesy of NBA.com


Dwight Howard on the move!



The Atlanta Hawks have decided to move on from Dwight Howard and have sent him and the 31st pick over to the Charlotte Hornets for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli & the 41st pick. This move is not as stunning as you’d assume, Dwight Howard did not have the outcoming of a great season like many thought he would once he entered the Atlanta area, averaging 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds, which aren’t bad really at all, but he really doesn’t seem to be making too much of a difference for what he’s worth. On the other hand, Plumlee will probably either be released from Atlanta or he will be a role player, while Belinelli on the other hand, is starting to heat up, after being a late winner in that 3 point shooting contest, in 2014 which is also the same year he won his first ring with the Spurs. He’s a very nice player to have come off the bench and I believe he will have a significant impact for the Hawks.

His three-year, $70.5 million dollar contract was a very huge one for Atlanta to cover up, and for him to not be performing to the standards that they need, it was just time for them to move on. They’re clearly at this point starting their rebuilding revolution, and it’s going to be a long one. Last year, the team was strongly lead by Paul Millsap, the other big on the team. Millsap scored just outrageously and he played some phenomenal basketball for the Hawks, but with Dwight moving on over to the Hornets, him & Kemba may be able to cook up some chemistry.


NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz

Miles Plumlee on top attempting to block Gordon Hayward, far right bottom, Marco Belinelli. Photo Credits: Courtesy of swarmandsting.com




D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets!


So! This is my first post on here, and I’m very proud to get you guys started with all of my news! I will be updating daily transactions throughout the NBA and even draft picks on Thursday. But as this trade goes down, I will be here to further evaluate this.

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a move on their team that many Laker fans may be confused or upset about, they traded D’Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. Sources say that this trade was not only made to secure that Point Guard availability for Lonzo Ball to slide into, but it was also for them to shed off three years and $54 million that was on Mozgov’s contract, although, they’re gaining Lopez’s expiring $22.6 million deal, with Lopez ‘s contract ending soon though, the Lakers are expected to have around $30 million to take over the next season. Speculations could also be made that this move was a centerpiece for the Lakers to acquire Paul George as well, which may not happen till 2018.




Far left, Brook Lopez (Nets), Middle, Timofey Mozgov (Lakers), Right, D’Angelo Russell (Lakers). Photo Credits Courtesy of inquisitr.com, infoforyour.com, defpen.com