The 2017 NBA Draft is here, so the crew at Purple & Blues have all completed mock drafts. We’ve pooled our data here into a consensus in an effort to see who the Utah Jazz and the rest of the league’s teams might pick.
On Thursday, the 2016-17 NBA campaign gives way to what promises to be an exciting summer beginning with the 2017 NBA Draft. Already there have been multiple trades ahead of the draft and the start of free agency on July 1, with more moves sure to come. But the big story now is where each prospect will land on draft night.
It’s a particularly important night for the Utah Jazz, who currently hold picks at Nos. 24 and 30 in the first round, as well as Nos. 42 and 55 in Round 2. What Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey decides to do with those picks will set the tone for the team’s future and affect their pitch to Gordon Hayward when he officially hits the open market.
So, in an effort to figure out what the Jazz and the league’s 29 other teams might do, the whole crew here at Purple & Blues have done mock drafts. I then took that data, plugged it all together and have created a composite mock draft by computing the average score of the predictions that we’ve made.
Here’s the Purple & Blues consensus mock draft based on the composite scores of 10 different individual mocks…