NBA Mock Draft 2017: Post-Lottery Edition – Bleacher Report

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41. Charlotte Hornets: Thomas Bryant (Indiana, PF/C, Sophomore)

Size, length and shooting range should help Bryant during workouts after underachieving at Indiana. He’ll try to become the player Adreian Payne never could.

42. Utah Jazz (via Pistons): Omer Yurtseven (North Carolina State, C, Freshman)

Yurtseven lacks toughness, but at 7’0″, his size, mobility and touch are worth looking into this late. He had a strong first game at the combine on Thursday by consistently making himself available for easy finishes and finesse shots in the paint.

43. Houston Rockets (via Nuggets): Dwayne Bacon (Florida State, SG/SF, Sophomore)

Bacon looked similar to last year—productive, but not overly efficient or versatile. He’ll look to mimic Tim Hardaway Jr. and carve out a career by scoring in bunches with jumpers and transition play.

44. New York Knicks: Frank Mason III (Kansas, PG, Senior)

Mason was terrific during five-on-fives at the combine, particularly during Day 2 with the entire Knicks’ brass—including Phil Jackson and Steve Mills— sitting courtside. Mason gives the Knicks needed backcourt depth and shooting.

45. Houston Rockets (via Blazers): Semi Ojeleye (SMU, PF, Junior)

Ojeleye may lose ground after an underwhelming performance at the combine. His shooting is still legitimate, though. Along with his mix of power and foot speed, Ojeleye showed off the range a number of times during five-on-fives in Chicago.

46. Philadelphia 76ers (via Heat): Alec Peters (Valparaiso, PF, Senior)

Peters went down with a season-ending leg injury, but after hitting 289 career threes at Valparaiso, scouts understand his shot-making capability. He’ll lean on his jumper and basketball IQ to carry him.

47. Milwaukee Bucks: Edmond Sumner (Xavier, PG, Sophomore)

A torn ACL ended Sumner’s season and chances of rising up draft boards. Before going down, the NBA lens picked up his size, explosive athleticism and defensive quickness. He could be a value pick this late if he recovers and improves his shooting.

48. Indiana Pacers: Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson, SF/PF, Senior)

Blossomgame turns 24 years old and took a step backward as a shooter. His production, two-point scoring and potential defensive versatility are still worth coveting.

49. Denver Nuggets (via Grizzlies): Jonah Bolden (Radnicki Basket, PF, 1996)

Bolden left UCLA and wound up starring this year in Serbia. Athletic with power forward size, he also made 54 threes at a 39.7 percent clip and brought in 17.2 percent of available rebounds. 

50. Philadelphia 76ers (via Hawks): PJ Dozier (South Carolina, SG, Sophomore)

Dozier was a mixed bag, both during the season and at the combine. He’s worth drafting for his 6’6″ size, athleticism, ball-handling and defensive potential. Improving his body and shooting are obvious priorities.

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