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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Bulls Get Fleeced in Jimmy Butler Trade; Some of the Funniest Reaction Tweets

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The Chicago Bulls made a really poor business decision by holding a country music theme night (because nothing says NBA like honky tonk), but it was pure genius compared to the Jimmy Butler trade. If you thought Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace got fleeced on draft night, in what he gave up in order to acquire quarterback Mitchell Tribusky, well that was an Oceans 11 level of a brilliant heist compared to this.

The Minnesota Timberwolves sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the rights to Lauri Markkanen at no. 7 to Chicago for Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton at no. 16. No, that’s not a typo.

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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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Dwyane Wade #19, Derrick Rose #22 on Forbes Athletes Earnings List

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Dwyane Wade is the only current Chicago athlete on the 100 strong Forbes top earning athletes list, which was released earlier today. He isn’t the only athlete on the list with Chicago or even Chicago Bulls ties though. Long time former face of the Bulls franchise Derrick Rose checks in at #22 while native Chicagoan Anthony Davis is #44.

Basketball has the most dominant presence on the Forbes list, with a record 32 NBA players among the top 100, up from 18 in 2016.

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Jeff Van Gundy Speaks Up for NBA Fans Scammed When Star Players Sit Out

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When a NBA fan shells out an astronomical amount of money to go see his favorite team play, and many of the star players rest that night, it’s pure consumer fraud. On the NBA Finals (our full series preview and prediction here) media conference call, ABC/ESPN NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy. took a stand for ripped-off fans everywhere.

Yes, indeed one of the so-called “media elites” fighting for the alleged “little guy.”

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2017 NBA Playoffs: Still Nothing Worth Watching Until the Finals Begin

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If you haven’t checked in to the 2017 NBA Playoffs yet, don’t worry about it, as you haven’t really missed anything. Also, there’no rush on checking in, as you won’t need to until the NBA Finals begin June 1st. Maybe, if you want a warm-up, a preview show of sorts, you can half-heartedly consume the conference finals, and you still have a few days, almost a week until that gets going.

While these points are very debatable, the first two rounds being a pointless waste of time is something almost everybody can agree on.

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Top 10 Biggest Upsets in the History of Basketball

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Basketball is a fast and furious game, in which momentum often changes in an instant. Thrills and spills are guaranteed, and this short list of upsets are just a small sample of the many memorable games that have rocked this sport over the years.

This list is proof positive that it’s never really over until it is truly over, and complete turnarounds are possible at any point of play.

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