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Point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington and Lonzo Ball of UCLA were chosen first and second overall. Get a breakdown of all the selection here.

The Philadelphia 76ers select Markelle Fultz of Washington with first pick

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(Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

1. Philadelphia 76ers (via trade with Boston Celtics): Markelle Fultz, Washington, PG, 6-4, 195

Joel Embiid’s Twitter excitement over Fultz’s impending arrival says everything you need to know (see below).

The 19-year-old has John Wall potential on both ends of the floor, and his 41.3% three-point shooting gives the 76ers a much-needed perimeter threat. His playmaking ability, both on and off the ball, will help Ben Simmons ease into his role while his 7-foot wingspan is going to be useful as he develops into a defensive stopper.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Trust the process. Markelle Fultz is NBA-ready. He’ll fit in well with center Joel Embiid and guard Ben Simmons.

--Broderick Turner

Lakers choose Lonzo Ball with No. 2 overall selection

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(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball, UCLA, PG, 6-6, 190

No, he’s probably not better than Stephen Curry just yet, but Lonzo Ball definitely has the skills to excel at the next level. As a pass-first point guard, Ball has supreme court vision and basketball IQ, which complements his deadly outside shot. His 8.1 assists per 40 minutes ranks second out of all players in the draft, but he’ll have to cut down on his 18% turnover ratio to lead an efficient NBA offense.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Who will make the most noise, Lonzo Ball on the court or his dad, LaVar Ball, off the court? Still, Lonzo can play.

-- Broderick Turner

Celtics take Jayson Tatum with third selection

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(Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

3. Boston Celtics (via trade with 76ers): Jayson Tatum, Duke, SF, 6-8, 204

At Duke, Tatum proved himself as an effective scorer, averaging over 20 points per 40 minutes in his lone season. He has exceptional footwork and body control, as well as a quick first step that lets him create separation from slower defenders.

Efficiency however is his biggest question. Almost 40% of Tatum’s non-transition shot attempts were on mid-range jumpers, and he only made 40.2% of them.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Tatum is considered the prototypical NBA small forward. He’ll be a nice wing player for the Celtics.

-- Broderick Turner

Phoenix Suns choose Josh Jackson with fourth overall selection

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(Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson, Kansas, SF, 6-8, 205

As Jackson isn’t the most imposing physical figure, his versatility will be his biggest asset in the NBA. He’s an effective scorer both on and off the ball, averaging 21 points per 40 minutes, while shooting 55% of two pointers and nearly 40% from three.

On defense, his lateral quickness allows him to guard positions 1-4 and his anticipation skills allow him to disrupt passing lanes. His overall competitiveness and pride in playing lockdown defense make him an attractive target for many teams.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Jackson might be the best athlete in the draft. He needs to work on his shot, but he’s a big-time competitor.

Sacramento Kings choose De'Aaron Fox at No. 5 overall

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(Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

5. Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky, 6-4, 170

Injuries led to Fox turning in an inconsistent freshman year at Kentucky, but his NBA potential was still clear. An explosive athlete, Fox led all power-conference players in fast-break scoring with 5.9 points per game and showed he can finish at the rim, making almost 60% of his shots in the paint.

However, his poor jump shooting will make him easier to defend at the NBA level. Fox shot just 31% on pull-up jumpers last season and fared even worse on spot-up attempts, converting just 20%.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Speed. Fox can accelerate with the basketball similar to the way John Wall can. The Kings need a point guard.

-- Broderick Turner

Orlando Magic take Jonathan Isaac No. 6 overall

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(Andres Kudacki / Associated Press)

6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac, Florida State, F, 6-10, 210

The wiry forward showed off his versatility during his one season at Florida State, averaging 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals a game. He’s extremely agile, especially for his height, which gave him the ability to effectively guard guards and forwards in college. Isaac is a fundamentally sound defender who moves his feet well, covers a lot of space on the floor and is great at weakside help. Isaac does have an excellent motor, which helps him compensate on the glass for his rail-thin frame.

Offensively, his athleticism is going to be his biggest key to success at the next level. He’s doesn’t have the best handles and isn’t a superior playmaker but has shown the ability to attack closeouts and finish at the rim, where he shot nearly 65%.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Isaac needs to put some weight on his 6-10, 210-pound frame. But NBA scouts think he has a great upside.

-- Broderick Turner

Minnesota Timberwolves choose Lauri Markkanen with No. 7 selection; trade his draft rights to Bulls

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(Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)

7. Minnesota Timberwolves: Lauri Markkanen, Arizona, PF, 7-0, 225

The 7-foot Finnish Sniper has one of the most intriguing skill sets in the lottery. Markkanen was one of the most efficient offensive players in the nation, averaging 15.6 points and shooting 42% from trey while also showing flashes of playmaking ability off the bounce.

At just 19, he still needs to develop into a more physical inside enforcer but he has the athleticism and footwork to be effective on defense, especially in the switch-heavy defensive schemes that are trending across the NBA.

-- Tyler Flint-Welsh

Reaction: The Bulls are expected to acquire the draft rights to Markkanen, who shot 42.3% from three-point range, by sending All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.

-- Broderick Turner

New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall

8. New York Knicks: Frank Ntilkina, Strasbourg, France (pros), PG, 6-5, 170

The 18-year-old guard from Belgium has played in the French League since September, where he averaged 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19 minutes a game. His size gives him the ability to play both backcourt positions, and his time with Strasbourg shows that he is comfortable playing off the ball.

Though he isn’t the most explosive guard, he understands how to navigate the pick-and-roll and uses changes of speed to get himself into the paint. Ntilkina’s jump shooting has also seen drastic improvement, going from just 18% last season to 40% this year, which is an encouraging sign for a team looking to add shooting.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: It’s a mess in New York, but the Knicks took the French point guard who has good size.

-- Broderick Turner

Dallas Mavericks choose Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 9

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(Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr., North Carolina State, PG, 6-3, 195

Smith had an up-and-down year with the Wolfpack, but still managed to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2.2 steals per 40 minutes. An explosive athlete, Smith is deadly in the open floor and has the confidence to attack and finish above the rim. In the half-court game, his first step and flashy handle let him create his own shot with ease.

However his ability as a leader comes with question marks. He’s not the most willing passer, turns the ball over frequently and he doesn’t play defense with much passion. Though a lot of factors led to N.C. State’s poor 15-17 finish, as his team’s best player Smith is partially to blame.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Mavericks are in need of a point guard, and Smith is an explosive player coming off a very good season at North Carolina State.

-- Broderick Turner

Sacramento Kings take 7-footer Zach Collins at No. 10 overall; trade rights to Trail Blazers

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(Gene Sweeney Jr. / Getty Images)

10. Sacramento Kings: Zach Collins, Gonzaga, PF, 7-0, 230 

Collins led Gonzaga to the NCAA tournament championship game with averages of 23 points and 13 rebounds per 40 minutes, while shooting 70%. He’s an athletic 7-footer, with above-average agility that serves him well on defense. He averaged four blocks per 40 minutes last season and showed the potential to guard on the perimeter as well.

Though he’s a skilled two-way player, he lacks the physicality in his game to be a force at the next level. He gets pushed around down low by stronger players and can’t quite stand his ground in the post. Additionally, he is not a playmaker on offense, which will make it difficult for teams to run their offense through him.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Portland will acquire the draft rights to Collins by swapping two of their later first-round selections. Collins has a versatile inside/outside game.

-- Broderick Turner

Charlotte Hornets take Malik Monk with No. 11 overall selection

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(Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk, Kentucky, SG, 6-4, 197

As the first option on one of the nation’s best offenses, Monk has proven himself to be a prolific scorer. Monk hit 40% of his eight three-point attempts per game, and his off-ball savvy helped him get easy buckets, with the vast majority of his shots coming either off spot-ups, screens or in transition. Off the dribble, Monk connected on 43% of his jumpers, largely a result of his explosive first step.

In the NBA Monk will be an undersized shooting guard, which will make it difficult for him to create for himself at times. With less than 10% of his shots at Kentucky coming on isolation attempts, Monk will need to be a more creative scorer to excel at the next level.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Charlotte gets a player who can flat-out shoot the basketball. Monk will provide offense off the bench.

-- Broderick Turner

Detroit Pistons choose Luke Kennard at No. 12 overall

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(Chet Strange / Getty Images)

12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard, Duke, SG, 6-6, 196

The sharpshooting sophomore was the second-highest scorer in the ACC last year, averaging 19.5 points per game on 53% shooting inside the arc and 44% shooting from beyond. While Kennard is just an average athlete, he has tremendous offensive savvy that helps him score in bunches. He is comfortable pulling up off the dribble, understands how to get himself open off the ball and is a willing facilitator who has solid handles and rarely turns the ball over.

Defensively, however, he is going to struggle in the NBA. He’s not too quick laterally, doesn’t have the wingspan to alter shots and has been caught napping on plenty of defensive possessions during his time at Duke.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Pistons are in desperate need of shooting, and Kennard knocked down 43.8% of his three-pointers at Duke last season.

-- Broderick Turner

Denver Nuggets take Donovan Mitchell at No. 13 overall

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(Timothy D. Easley / Associated Press)

13. Denver Nuggets: Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, SG, 6-3, 211

Though he’ll be an undersized shooting guard at the NBA level, Mitchell has the athleticism and frame to compete against bigger guards. At Louisville he effectively guarded positions 1-3 and averaged 2.6 steals per 40 minutes, leading all draft prospects. He had a 36-inch standing vertical leap at the combine and has the speed to create separation both with his first step and in the open floor.  

He’s a bit streaky, but Mitchell developed into a competent perimeter shooter in college. He tripled the amount of three-pointers he made as a freshman this last season and saw his percentage rise from 25% to 35%. He struggled to finish at the rim however, where he shot just 46% last season.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Utah Jazz traded for the draft rights to Mitchell, who can score, defend and brings toughness to the floor.

-- Broderick Turner

Miami Heat take Bam Adebayo with 14th overall selection

Kentucky center Bam Adebayo (3) tries to cut off a drive by UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton during a game last season. (Joe Robbins / Getty Images)
Kentucky center Bam Adebayo (3) tries to cut off a drive by UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton during a game last season. (Joe Robbins / Getty Images)

14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo, Kentucky, C, 6-10, 243

A big man with explosive athleticism to go along with his agility, Adebayo will bring a high motor and a knack for cleaning up the glass to the NBA. His 4.1 offensive boards per 40 minutes is among the highest of all prospects in the draft, and his 8.2 free-throw attempts per 40 indicate his willingness to be an aggressor in the paint and initiate contact.

Defensively, he has shown he can hold his own against guards on the perimeter with his agility, and he has the strength to guard bigs in the post. The key for him is remaining engaged on every possession, something he struggled with last season.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Heat went for size and strength. Adebayo, 6-10, is a good defender but needs to work on his offense.

-- Broderick Turner

Portland Trail Blazers choose Justin Jackson with 15th overall selection; send draft rights to Kings

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(Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

15. Portland Trail Blazers: Justin Jackson, North Carolina, SF, 6-8, 201

The ACC player of the year, Jackson helped lead UNC to a national championship this season. He isn’t explosive by NBA standards but is a fluid athlete who has a solid feel for the game and has made steady improvements over his career. He’s raised his three-point shooting accuracy to 37%, up from 29% despite doubling his attempts, and averaged 22 points per 40 minutes last season.

His thin frame, however, makes him one of the worst rebounding forwards in the draft, and his lack of physicality impacts his defensive potential. He does move his feet well and covers ground on closeouts and help defense because of his 6-11 wingspan.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Trail Blazers will send Jackson's draft rights to Sacramento for Zach Collins, who was taken 10th overall. Jackson can score and play solid defense.

-- Broderick Turner

Chicago Bulls take Justin Patton with 16th overall selection; send draft rights to Timberwolves

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(Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

16. Chicago Bulls: Justin Patton, Creighton, C, 7-0, 230

Patton is an above-average athlete for a center and uses it to his advantage. In transition he was one of the best finishers in the nation, averaging 1.47 points per possession. He understands spacing on offense and positions himself well for both dump-down passes and lobs. He has solid footwork and is a capable scorer, averaged 20 points per 40 minutes on 68% true shooting.

--Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Jackson might be a project, but he has enough skills to make up for what skills he might lack.

--Broderick Turner

Milwaukee Bucks choose DJ Wilson at No. 17 overall

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(Tony Ding / Associated Press)

17. Milwaukee Bucks: DJ Wilson, Michigan, PF, 6-10, 235

Wilson’s versatility makes him a useful prospect for almost any NBA team. He shot 37% on nearly four three-point attempts per game and connected on 73% of his baskets around the rim. His ball handling allows him to create off the dribble and his footwork gives him the ability to be creative as he finishes inside. Like many other prospects his size, however, he’ll need to beef up to be a real force in the paint.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Wilson can find some playing time if he focuses on defense because he can defend multiple positions.

-- Broderick Turner

Indiana Pacers select TJ Leaf at No. 18 overall

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(Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

18. Indiana Pacers: TJ Leaf, UCLA, PF, 6-10, 222

The Israeli-born forward is a versatile offensive player, who ranked in the 89th percentile in transition offense and shot 64% from two-point and 46.6% from long range. His ball handling lets him initiate the break off of defensive boards, and his footwork and savvy allow him to finish with finesse.

Though he shot the three-pointer well in limited attempts, he’ll be expected to shoot it from beyond the arc with more frequency at the next level. But, his court vision and ability to facilitate on his drives to the rim are a coveted skill by many NBA teams. On defense, his lack of lateral quickness, exceptional length and strength will lead to some struggles but he can be a capable rim protector if he learns to fit within an overall defensive scheme.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The Pacers took Leaf to help spread the floor with his shooting. The former Bruin can also run the floor.

-- Broderick Turner

Atlanta Hawks take John Collins with 19th overall selection

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(Grant Halverson / Getty Images)

19. Atlanta Hawks: John Collins, Wake Forest, PF, 6-10, 225

The most efficient player in all of college basketball, Collins averaged 28 points and 14 boards per 40 minutes last season. He has impressive footwork and almost half of his possessions took place in the post, indicating his refined back-to-the-basket game. Collins’ 5.6 offensive boards per 40 also leads all draft prospects.

Like many bigs, he has to work on his defensive awareness as well as his overall strength but a glaring offensive hole is his propensity to be a black hole. He had a dismal .28 assist to turnover ratio and just 4.5% of his possessions led to assists.

--Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: The 6-10 Collins can score and rebound, but his defense will have to improve as he moves to the next level..

Portland Trail Blazers take Harry Giles at No. 20; send draft rights to Kings

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(Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

20. Portland Trail Blazers: Harry Giles, Duke, C, 6-11, 232

Stuck playing behind fifth-year senior Amile Jefferson last season, Giles averaged only 4 points and 4 rebounds in 11 minutes a game. His 13.5 points per 40 minutes are the lowest for any player projected to go in the first round this year.

His physical tools are what are making him attractive, however. Despite his history of knee injuries, he’s still an explosive athlete who moves with agility, he has a high energy motor, and his 7-3 wingspan makes him the prototypical rim protector if he can fill out his frame. Plus, his 13.3 rebounds per 40 minutes are the fifth highest out of the 2017 prospects. Giles’ limited offense will be a problem at the next level, however, as he has poor footwork, poor ball handling and limited shooting range.

-- Tyler Blint-Welsh

Reaction: Giles is an explosive leaper. He’s expected to be a good rebounder who can run the floor.

-- Broderick Turner

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