NBA Mock Draft Second Round 5/16/17


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.  Outstanding trades have not been taken into account with the second round. Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

(Updated: 5/15/17)

31. Atlanta (from BRK)-Allonzo Trier, SG, Arizona, 6-5, Soph.
A pure scorer, Trier was suspended the first part of this season but has shown that he is a dangerous offensive threat.

32. Orlando (from LAL)-Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia, 7-1, 1995
An already young Magic team can take a draft and stash big man at this point.

33. Phoenix-Jonathan Jeanne, C, France, 7-2, 1997
Jeanne is a project big man who he is extremely long, athletic, and a shot blocking presence.

34. Orlando-Sindarius Thornwell, SG, South Carolina, 6-5, Sr.
Thornwell is a physical scoring guard who can muscle you inside or shoot it from deep.

35. Sacramento (from PHI)-Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson, 6-7, Sr.
The Tiger senior is a versatile wing who can guard multiple positions and also shoots it well from deep.

36. Sacramento-P.J. Dozier, PG, South Carolina, 6-6, Soph.
Somewhat in the Michael Carter-Williams mold, Dozier is a lengthy point guard with terrific size.

37. Philadelphia (from NY)-Grayson Allen, SG, Duke, 6-4, Jr.
A team would be tripping if they didn’t take Allen at this point. (See what I did there, huh? Thank you very much.) Allen lets his competitiveness get to him a bit but is still a talented all around weapon at the two. Go here for more on Allen


38. New Orleans-Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland, 6-2, Jr.
Trimble’s stock took a hit last season but he is a playmaking point guard who can score or dish the rock. Go here for more on Trimble

39. Philadelphia (from DAL)-Alpha Kaba, PF, France, 6-10, 1996.
Kaba is an athletic, energy frontcourt player and this would be the Magic’s fourth pick of the draft so they could look the foreign route.

40. Boston (from MIN)-Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso, 6-9, Sr.
Peters is a pick and pop threat who could find his niche in the NBA due to his outside shooting.

41. Charlotte-Dillon Brooks, SF, Oregon, 6-6, Jr.
The Canadian is a physical though undersized forward who uses his strong build to muscle opponents at the rim.

42. Houston (from POR)-Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana, 6-10, Soph.
Bryant does most of his damage in the paint but also has decent range on his jump shot. Go here for more on Bryant

43. New York (from CHI)-Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon, 6-8, Jr.
Bell is an extremely athletic frontcourt player and the C’s could be losing a couple bigs to free agency.

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44. Philadelphia (from MIA)-DeVonte Graham, PG, Kansas, 6-2, Jr.
Graham is capable of running the point or playing off the ball.

45. Houston (from DEN)-Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Gonzaga, 6-3, Jr.
The Washington transfer is a pure point guard who rebounds well for his position as well.

46. Milwaukee-Wesley Iwundu, SF, Kansas State, 6-7, Sr.
A versatile, athletic wing, Iwundu could find a role at the next level as a glue guy.

47. Utah (from DET)-V.J. Beachem, SF, Notre Dame, 6-8, Sr.
A sharpshooter with good size, Beachem could find his niche at the next level.

48. Indiana-Frank Mason, PG, Kansas, 5-11, Sr.
Despite being a bit undersized, Mason is a veteran floor leader who can score or distribute as a lead guard.

49. Atlanta-Jonah Bolden, PF, Australia, 6-10, 1996.
Bolden is a former UCLA Bruin who chose to play professionally overseas this past season.

50. Denver (from MEM)-Aleksander Vezenkov, F, Cyprus, 6-9, 1995
With four picks in the draft, the Hawks go the draft and stash route.

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51. Denver (from OKC)-Nigel Hayes, F, Wisconsin, 6-7, Sr.
Hayes is an inside/outside threat but really projects as an undersized power forward at the next level. Go here for more on Hayes

52. Phoenix (from TOR)-Peter Jok, SG, Iowa, 6-6, Sr.
Jok can stroke it from the outside and that will get him looks at the next level.

53. Boston (from LAC)-Moses Kingsley, PF/C, Arkansas, 6-10, Sr.
Averaging nearly a double-double per game as a junior, Kinglsey is an active big man on both ends of the floor though his production has dipped as a senior.

54. Washington-Dedric Lawson, F, Memphis, 6-8, Soph.
Lawson bring tremendous versatility to the forward position and is averaging a double-double per game.

55. Brooklyn (from BOS)-Luke Kornet, PF, Vanderbilt, 7-0, Sr.
The seven-footer is a stretch big man who is skilled on the block but can also shoot it from the outside.

56. Utah-Chris Boucher, PF/C, Oregon, 6-10, Sr.
Boucher is an inside/outside threat offensively and brings length on the defensive end


57. New York (from HOU)-Malcolm Hill, SG, Illinois, 6-6, Sr.
Hill is a solid scorer from anywhere on the floor but lacks the ideal NBA athleticism. Go here for more on Hill

58. Boston (from CLE)-Mathias Lessort, PF, France, 6-9, 1996.
With three second rounders, the Celtics will either trade a pick or two or go the foreign route.

59. San Antonio-Amile Jefferson, PF, Duke, 6-9, Sr.
Jefferson has been more than a glue guy for the Blue Devils as he is extremely active on both ends of the floor. Go here for more on Jefferson

60. Atlanta (from GS)-L.J. Peak, SG, Georgetown, 6-5, Jr.
Peak is a physical, athletic guard but struggles shooting it from deep.


This 2017 NBA mock draft is listed on numerous databases, including Walter Football, DC Pro Sports Report, The Hoop Doctors and Eat, Drink and Sleep Football.

David Kay is a senior feature NBA DraftNBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities.  David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Honolulu to Milwaukee.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft and the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the internet , AND the second most accurate 2013 NBA Mock Draft. (Yup, nearly 3peat champ… #humblebrag.)

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