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OT: NBA Draft
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OT: NBA Finals odds.
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Chris Paul and Paul Pierce grace ESPN’s list of best all-time NBA draft picks
... e West before Paul came, and 5th after. During Paul’s second season with the Clippers (2012-2013), the team reached a franchise record 56 wins. As you can see, Pa ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Rumor: LA Clippers and Detroit Pistons talked Jordan-Drummond Swap
... t growing closer. During a segment on The Jump, Windhorst disclosed that the Clippers had contacted the Pistons about a swap and attempted to defend the idea whil ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Rumor: LA Clippers are looking to buy 2nd round pick(s) in the NBA Draft
... History of the LA Clippers’ Draft Picks The Clippers could definitely use an infusion of youth, especially if a player they belie ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - LA Clippers Roundtable: Getting Involved in the NBA Draft
... Missing the Can’t Miss NBA Draft: An LA Clippers Story by Benjamin Criswell ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Missing the Can’t Miss NBA Draft: An LA Clippers Story
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NBA Draft 2017: Big Board and Pre-Draft Discussion Thread

Here are my rankings for the 2017 draft, from the top of the lottery all the way down to the middle of the second round.

Here’s my overall outlook on the NBA draft. The tiers are pretty self-explanatory, I hope, though there is some range to them (Tier 3 players, for example, have a floor of solid role player, a median outlook of good starter, and the upside of multiple All Star appearances). The players in each tier are ranked as well, though their positions in-tier are far more dependent on which team they get drafted to.

Tier 1- Probable Superstar


Tier 2- Probable All Star, Potential All NBA

1. Markelle Fultz

Tier 3- All Star Potential

2. Dennis Smith Jr

3. Lonzo Ball

4. Josh Jackson

5. De’Aaron Fox

6. Jonathan Isaac

7. Jayson Tatum

Tier 4- Above Average Starter

8. Donovan Mitchell

9. Malik Monk

10. Lauri Markkanen

11. Frank Ntilikina

12. OG Anunoby

Tier 5- Average Starter to Good Role Player

13. Derrick White

14. Jawun Evans

15. Zach Collins

16. Jordan Bell

17. DJ Wilson

18. John Collins

19. Sterling Brown

20. Luke Kennard

21. Justin Jackson

22. Harry Giles

Tier 6- Rotation Players

23. Sindarius Thornwell

24. Justin Patton

25. Terrance Ferguson

26. TJ Leaf

27. Derrick Walton

28. Semi Ojeleye

29. Anzejs Pasecniks

30. Tyler Lydon

31. Ike Anigbogu

32. Bam Adebayo

33. Jarrett Allen

34. Caleb Swanigan

35. Monte Morris

36. Ivan Rabb

37. Frank Jackson

38. Mathias Lessort

39. Wesley Iwundu

40. Isaiah Hartenstein

41. Frank Mason

42. Melo Trimble

43. Josh Hart

44. Dillon Brooks

Tier 7- Bench Depth At Best

45+: Everyone else

Comment below and let me know what you think. Also, feel free to talk about the draft (and the trades surrounding it) in general up until our official draft thread later this afternoon!

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NBA Draft Order 2017: Clippers Enter Draft Day Without Picks

They’ll still be looking to make a move, however.

The L.A. Clippers enter today’s 2017 NBA Draft without any selections of their own—the result of two past trades. One unfortunate deal cost the Clippers the 23rd selection in this year’s draft as they attempted to dump Jared Dudley’s contract. A later, more fruitful trade sent out the Clippers’ second round pick for Austin Rivers.

Here is tonight’s draft order (via

1. Philadelphia (From Brooklyn via Boston)

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

4. Phoenix

5. Sacramento (from Philadelphia)

6. Orlando

7. Minnesota

8. New York

9. Dallas

10. Sacramento (From New Orleans)

11. Charlotte

12. Detroit

13. Denver

14. Miami

15. Portland

16. Chicago

17. Milwaukee

18. Indiana

19. Atlanta

20. Portland (From Memphis via Denver and Cleveland)

21. Oklahoma City

22. Brooklyn (From Washington)

23. Toronto (From LA Clippers via Milwaukee)

24. Utah

25. Orlando (From Toronto)

26. Portland (From Cleveland)

27. Los Angeles Lakers (From Boston via Brooklyn)

28. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston)

29. San Antonio

30. Utah (From Golden State)

31. Charlotte (From Brooklyn via Atlanta)

32. Phoenix

33. Orlando (From Los Angeles Lakers)

34. Sacramento (From Philadelphia via New Orleans)

35. Orlando

36. Philadelphia (From New York via Utah and Toronto)

37. Boston (From Minnesota via Phoenix)

38. Chicago (From Sacramento via Cleveland)

39. Philadelphia (From Dallas)

40. New Orleans

41. Atlanta (From Charlotte)

42. Utah (From Detroit)

43. Houston (From Denver)

44. New York (From Chicago)

45. Houston (From Portland)

46. Philadelphia (From Miami via Atlanta)

47. Indiana

48. Milwaukee

49. Denver (From Memphis via Oklahoma City)

50. Philadelphia (From Atlanta)

51. Denver (From Oklahoma City)

52. New Orleans (From Washington)

53. Boston (From Cleveland)

54. Phoenix (From Toronto)

55. Utah

56. Boston (From LA Clippers)

57. Brooklyn (From Boston)

58. New York (From Houston)

59. San Antonio

60. Atlanta (From Golden State via Philadelphia and Utah)

The Clippers reportedly attempted to pry the 4th pick from Phoenix, but were rebuffed. They have also been involved in talks with the Detroit Pistons, which could include the 12th overall pick. If the team does move DeAndre Jordan today, I expect that a high pick will be part of the return, either to be flipped for Paul George or used by the Clippers to add a young building block.

More likely, however, is that the team will buy one (or maybe even two) second round pick(s). Targets include Philadelphia (picks 1, 36, 39, 46, 50), Boston (3, 37, 53, 57), Phoenix (4, 32, 54), New York (8, 44, 58), Atlanta (19, 41, 60), Utah (24, 30, 42, 55), and Denver (13, 49, 51). The Clippers reportedly have a handful of targets who they will attempt to purchase a pick for and select as the second round goes on.

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NBA draft 2017: Start time, TV channel, and how to stream online

Draft Day.

You might want to leave work early and get in front of a TV for this one.

After the most insane week of pre-draft rumors in recent memory, tonight we will finally see 60 young players selected to join the ranks of the NBA. There’s going to be a little more going on than that, though: rumored players on the trade block include Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Kristaps Porzingis, and DeAndre Jordan, among others—and those are just the ones that we’ve heard about. We’ll certainly be blindsided by some brand new deals made during the draft.

Oh, and did I mention that Dwight Howard, D’Angelo Russell, and Brook Lopez have all already found new homes this week?

Even though the Clippers don’t have a pick of their own in this year’s draft—having sent their first rounder to dump Jared Dudley’s contract (bad move) and their second rounder to acquire combo guard Austin Rivers (good move)—they’re expected to be active in trade talks, almost certainly buying into the second round but potentially swinging a big deal to shake up the team’s core.

So park yourself in front of a TV, open twitter, and watch a whole evening of your life fly by. Here are the details:

What: 2017 NBA Draft

When: 4 P.M. Pacific Time

How to Watch: ESPN

Online: WatchESPN App

LA Daily News
Clippers make deal to get Thornwell

PLAYA VISTA >> Despite not having a pick in Thursday's draft, the Clippers emerged with one player to bolster their backcourt with another expected to be on his way.

The Clippers purchased the No. 48 pick from the Milwaukee Bucks, drafting former South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell.

Thornwell, who spent four years with the Gamecocks, led South Carolina to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four in April and averaged 21.

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Lakers turn to hometown hero Lonzo Ball to reclaim hardwood heritage

EL SEGUNDO >> Before the Lakers fulfilled the Prophecy of LaVar, drafted a hometown hero and hit reset on a rebuilding effort that has come in fits and starts, Luke Walton understood what fans believed would reclaim the city's hardwood heritage.

Lonzo Ball. Whenever Walton stepped outside his Manhattan Beach home, fans told him who the Lakers needed.