This NBA draft is one of the deepest talent pool in a long time according to NBA analysts, some picks were expected though like Fultz going to Philly and Lonzo going to the Lakers. But there were surprises here and there but nothing major. Let's take a look at the picks for the NBA draft 2017.

NBA 1st round results

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Markelle Fultz.

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball,

3.Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum,

4. Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson,

5. Sacramento Kings: De'Aaron Fox,

6. Orlando Magic: Jonathan Isaac,

7. Minnesota Timberwolves: Lauri Markkanen, (traded to the Bulls)


New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith

10. Sacramento Kings: Zach Collins, (traded to Blazers)

11. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Monk

12. Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard,

13. Denver Nuggets: Donovan Mitchell (traded to Jazz)

14. Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo

15. Portland Trail Blazers: Justin Jackson (traded to Kings)

That sums up the top 30 upcoming prospects for this year NBA Draft. The NBA will be much more fun to watch with more exciting and explosive players in the league.

NBA draft top 5 analysis

It seems like the first two picks of the NBA Draft is as expected, with the Sixers getting Fultz, forming a young and promising team with Embid, Simmons, and Fultz. The Lakers also took the obvious choice with Lonzo Ball after getting rejected by the Kings in the hopes of acquiring Paul George from Indiana; the Lakers now have Brook Lopez, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo as their core (Nick Young decided to test free agency this year).

The third pick was a surprise; everyone thought that the Celtics wanted to get Josh Jackson to get a young forward/guard in their team, but they opted to get the solid forward with Jayson Tatum to match with IT and Al Horford. Phoenix Suns then came up with a hard choice between Fox and Jackson; they decided that Jackson was the right pick to go along with Devin Booker, this makes a really good scoring duo for the young Suns squad.

The fifth pick was a great pick up for the Kings, with Fox expected to go to either 3 or 4, Kings are happy yo pick him up in the fifth, Fox and Buddy will be a force to be reckoned with in the NBA.

With the NBA draft over, some questions have already been answered as to what directions teams are going into this upcoming NBA season, but the off-season has just begun, and for sure there are still moves to be made with Paul George, Deandre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kristaps Porzingis being shopped.