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Fox, Monk in top 10 of new DraftExpress mock draft

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Jonathan Givony over at DraftExpress.com updated his mock draft today and it includes three Kentucky Wildcats.

Up first, Givony projects De’Aaron Fox to the Philadelphia 76ers at fifth overall. Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum are the four players to hear their names called before Fox, in that order.

Not far behind Fox, DraftExpress has Malik Monk going eighth to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he would of course join Karl-Anthony Towns and the young Wolves.

Then Bam Adabeyo makes it three Wildcats in the first round of the draft, going 26th overall to the Brooklyn Nets (that would be brutal) in this particular mock draft.

No other Wildcat is included in Givony’s top 60. (Sorry, Briscoe.)

See the entire mock here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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10 Comments for Fox, Monk in top 10 of new DraftExpress mock draft



  1. Cmart0907
    2:50 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Dallas Mavericks need to draft Fox. They’re in dire need of a point guard. He is also from Texas. A win , win situation.



  2. Bobbum Man
    3:11 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Bam needs to come back



    • UkfanMatt
      3:32 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Bam has had a great run over the past few weeks. But his stock would go to the top 5 if he could stretch that type of play over an entire season



    • TBW3011
      4:02 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

      Bam isn’t slipping to 26. These are a bloggers guesses…and it’s way off. Guaranteed. They always are off until a few days before the draft when anyone can make educated guesses and be close.



  3. syrin23
    4:10 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I can’t see Briscoe ever being a pro. Too short, too slow by NBA standards with no outside shot. Doron Lamb couldn’t make it.



    • DelrayCat
      4:56 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with this assessment. His highest potential is to be a solid backup PG. He reminds me of a little bigger version of Raymond Felton….so he definitely has a chance with his toughness and effort.



  4. bluecrowe
    4:24 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    yes Lamb should have come back had a nice career and gone to work locally at a bank. Great kid, but what is the point in pushing them out the door to play in Turkey for 3 years or ride buses in the D League before they are left behind? Bam should return and Briscoe will be a solid 4 year player, which is just fine.



  5. DelrayCat
    4:53 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Bam will be a much better NBA player than Monk.
    He has a great motor, the body, and a nice stroke. All he needs is to continue developing.
    Monk is going to be a solid scorer, but not much else. Too small to play off guard..and he is not a PG.



    • Catsby80
      5:01 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

      are you serious with this assessment? The NBA has turned into a shooter’s wet dream over the last few seasons (or really the emergence of Steph Curry). Monk will be a very good NBA player and make a lot of money. Look at Booker. He isn’t a great defender at all, but he’s going to get paid because he can score the rock. Plain and simple.



  6. RexRox
    6:56 pm March 21, 2017 Permalink

    I like SBNation’s version better. They have BOTH Monk and Fox going to Sacramento at numbers 6 and 8.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/20/14942168/nba-mock-draft-2017-lonzo-ball-markelle-fultz