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Hamidou Diallo at No. 23 in new NBC Sports mock draft


Hamidou Diallo’s future is the hottest topic in the Bluegrass these days and we have a new mock draft on the internets today to assist you in predicting said future.

The guys over’s NBA website released their new first round mock and it has Diallo up to No. 23. In this round of predictions, it is the Toronto Raptors organization that takes the gamble on Diallo’s unproven game.

The explanation of the prediction isn’t anything you don’t know:

23. Toronto Raptors: Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky. The most explosive athlete in the draft, fantastic physical tools, but very raw and is a real project. Never played for Kentucky. []

In this same mock draft, De’Aaron Fox goes fifth overall to the Orlando Magic, behind Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum, in that order. Malik Monk is the seventh overall pick, while your boy Bam Adebayo is No. 28 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers.

[ 2017 NBA Mock Draft]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Hamidou Diallo at No. 23 in new NBC Sports mock draft

  1. runningunnin.454
    12:44 pm May 10, 2017 Permalink

    I guess these “experts” didn’t see Fox own Lonzo Ball….twice. Any franchise that takes Ball over Fox is making a mistake.

    • WillySpankit
      1:24 pm May 10, 2017 Permalink

      I think Ball has a higher ceiling than Fox though. They don’t draft on skill right now, but on potential. Ball will go first.

    • Shagaris Sock Puppet
      1:57 pm May 10, 2017 Permalink

      Just on ability to hit the 3 ball and his quick release, Ball has the higher ceiling on potential. I love Fox and think he is just like Rondo as far as speed and ability to get others involved, but his jump shot is not solid enough yet. No telling who has the better career, but you cant blame a team that takes Ball ahead of Fox. They both are phenomenal players!

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:21 pm May 10, 2017 Permalink

      Ball does have one advantage over Fox and that’s durability. He may be a lot slower, but he’s also thicker. In the NBA that translates to “durable”. Fox will have to put on muscle to avoid nagging injuries during a long NBA season. Speed guys are notorious for being easily hurt anyway because the faster you are, the less injury it takes to diminish your game (ie. a slow guy can play more with a bad foot because he’s not fast anyway – there’s nothing lost!).

  2. BUCats
    12:54 pm May 10, 2017 Permalink

    None of these mock drafts are “new”. I feel like I have seen “explosive athlete” 5 times in reading their writeups. Probably came from the same scout.