2018 NBA Mock Draft 12-7-17

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Welcome to our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s never too early.

For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked, and that will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were not taken into account, and the order was taken from Tankathon, who we linked here. You may not agree with the picks in this 2018 NBA mock draft, and yes, somebody will get left out, but you can air your grievances in the comments section.

Just keep it all above board.

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Pete Carroll, Charles Barkley, Mark Cuban Respond to Trump UGLINESS

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Friday night Donald Trump held a campaign rally for an election that he already won 10 months ago. At the rally he called Colin Kaepernick, and other NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, “sons of bitches.”

Therefore he also called mothers of NFL players “bitches” in the process. Naturally and deservedly, he’s getting a ton of blowback for such hateful and divisive commentary. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks called Trump out on Saturday.

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Chicago Bulls Fans Have Every Right to “Check Out” For a Very Long Time

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Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman lied to the media several times about shopping Jimmy Butler, so on the night that he finally dealt away his franchise player, some backlash was to be expected. The 20 cents on the dollar the Bulls got in return for Butler also opened the team up to being heavily critiqued.

Forman probably didn’t expect to be publicly called out as harshly as he was by Butler’s trainer though-

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Caleb Swanigan Could Get Minutes Immediately, Given Portland Trail Blazers Needs

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You’ve read all the scouting reports on Caleb Swanigan, the 6’9” Power Forward/Center out of Purdue University who was taken by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

You already know the limitations of his athleticism and his defense. You’ve already heard/read about how Swanigan turns the ball over too much. On the flip side, you also know how well he rebounds and passes, what a great shooter he is for a player his size, and that he takes care of business at the free-throw line too.

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2017 NBA Draft: Several Reasons this “Event” is Receiving Almost No Buzz

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A few years ago, a Twitter user (and we only use the term “Twitter user” because we literally cannot locate the Tweet now) posted “the NFL Draft is porn, the NBA Draft is comfort food and the MLB Draft is stamp collecting.”

He did not even bother analogizing the NHL Draft, and he was right not to do so. Here in 2017, his hilariously accurate at the time metaphors are now a bit off. While the NFL Draft is still a huge event it has definitely peaked in relevance. Its importance was overrated anyway. The MLB Draft is still certainly about as exciting as stamp collecting, but the NBA Draft is definitely not comfort food.

It’s more like a mediocre frozen dinner or run-of-the-mill cafeteria fare.

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Jimmy Butler Puts on Skills Display at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge (Video)

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Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was one of the hottest sports news topics today as multiple sources reported that the team is actively shopping him.

Butler himself was actually at Stamford Bridge, home ground for Chelsea Football Club on the same exact day that his name was dominating headlines. While we’ve covered those trade rumors in a previous post, we now want you show a Jimmy Butler video that is sure to go viral.

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Jimmy Butler Visits Chelsea FC on Same Day Numerous Trade Rumors Circulate

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In the both the NBA and Premier League, summer is all about trade/transfer rumors. It’s the offseason for both leagues, which means it’s the silly season for gossip and rumors about which players are headed where. Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was one of the hottest sports news topics today as multiple sources reported that the team is actively shopping him.

Multiple teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, are in trade talks with the Bulls. So where was Jimmy Butler today, while his future is being determined for him?

At Chelsea Football Club in west London.

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Chicago Bulls 2017 NBA Draft Mocksourcing Collection

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In the 2017 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls will have two picks, one in each round. The Bulls currently own the No. 16 and the No. 38 (from Sacramento via Cleveland) selections. What will they do with them? We looked at a whole host of NBA mock drafts across the internet, and this is a sample of what we saw.

It’s time to do some Chicago Bulls NBA Draft mocksourcing! Enjoy-

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Kentucky Basketball: How Next Year’s Rotation Looks with Hamidou Diallo Returning

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Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo only practiced for the Kentucky basketball team last year; he never saw action in any games. Usually, when a player of no experience returns to a college basketball team, it’s not huge news.

It is for Kentucky though because they have so little experience returning from this past season’s Elite 8 team. The Wildcats are looking to replace 92.6 percent of their scoring and 76.6 percent of their rebounding from last year’s team.

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Boston Celtics Have an Opportunity to Build for Next Year, and the Future is Bright

Despite the upset win in Cleveland last night, the Boston Celtics can still begin the process of looking ahead to next season. After that game two DESTRUCTION at the hands of the Cavaliers, at home, which social media had a ton of fun with, you know that their elimination is inevitable.

Maybe the best joke Friday night was “the Boston Celtics are the first team in NBA history to tank AFTER winning the NBA Draft Lottery.”

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Official: Caleb Swanigan Leaves Purdue Boilermakers for NBA Draft; as Expected

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It’s official, via a release sent out by the school, Caleb Swanigan will not be returning to Purdue, and instead remains in the NBA Draft. This move by Biggie was expected, but it didn’t get announced until the final decision day, and at time that was about as late as possible. Caleb Swanigan himself broke the news via his Twitter account.

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Kentucky SG Malik Monk to the New York Knicks at #8 Would be a Great Fit

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Kentucky Wildcats basketball doesn’t just dominate the McDonald’s All-American Game, the SEC and the NCAA Tournament.

NBA Draft night is always their night as well.

“It’s graduation day for my child,” John Calipari says at the event, during the 30 for 30 film “One and Not Done.”

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