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The post-NBA Combine Mock Draft is here


The 2017 NBA Combine has come and gone and Draft Express has released their latest Mock Draft. This time, four Kentucky guys are expected go.

#5: De’Aaron Fox – Orlando Magic
#7:  Malik Monk – New York Knicks
#32: Bam Adebayo – Phoenix Suns
#35: Hamidou Diallo – Orlando Magic

De’Aaron and Diallo on the Magic? A UK player that isn’t a guard on the Suns? I love it all. Maybe Monk can bring some stability to the crumbling Knicks franchise? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Article written by Haley Simpson

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11 Comments for The post-NBA Combine Mock Draft is here

  1. BBNDan7
    10:14 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Jim Tom with some ignorant comment in 3….2….1….

    • 4everblue
      5:51 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

      You can tell when Jim Bob Tom only posts something ignorant when he logs on!

  2. maximumscott
    10:24 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Diallo will come back if he goes that low.

  3. unbridled
    10:24 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Serious question…how is Bam 32 and diallo 35? That makes no sense to me.

    • ukbradstith
      11:25 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Diallo hasn’t played in a year, and he’s not even playing now. He’s a borderline second rounder. Bam is solid, probably never be a star, so late first early second is about right for him too.

  4. 4everblue
    5:42 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    This is from SI mock draft….

    6’4″, 171 | GUARD | FR.
    Admittedly, this isn’t as much reflective of Fox’s stock rising as it is a major shift in opinion that was partially influenced by his stellar play down the stretch. When it comes down to positional size and strength, end-to-end speed, defensive instincts and highlight-reel talent, Fox may be tops in this draft class. He’s extremely competitive, aggressive and shone as Kentucky’s best player in the second half of the year. He’s offered plenty to suggest that he’ll be highly impactful regardless of the questions about his jump shot – which to his credit, doesn’t look broken, but will need addressing. Fox was not always an efficient scorer and is less polished offensively than Fultz and Smith (who also favor driving off the bounce), but in terms of pure malleable talent, there is a case for him to be selected even higher than this. The shooting issues give him a slightly lower floor, but the ceiling is massive.

    Jim Tom is trying to find a youtube video on how to bait a hook!

    • 4everblue
      5:46 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

      SI also has Monk at #7, Bam at #27 and no mention of Diallo in the top 40

  5. Cokely53
    7:17 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Not a fan of any of those landing spots for the cats. Doesn’t seem like a good fit for any of them. Hope things shake out a little better for them. Guessing after the lottery we might have a better clue as to where monk and fox go.

  6. Randall lee
    10:06 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    You heard it here first, hami number 1 pick! Making his new team a title contender! Thank god he practice with last years team and lead us to the elite eight, a true hero to UK and dare I say, the world!

    • 4everblue
      3:41 pm May 13, 2017 Permalink

      It’s official…..Randall Lee just joined the Fraternity of Idiots!

    • BBNDan7
      12:34 am May 14, 2017 Permalink

      He’s been on that fraternity for a while