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We’ll be watching the draft and providing updates as they come.

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It’s here: the 2017 NBA Draft! In 30 minutes, we’ll all be watching as our favourite team (including the Raptors) try to select the next superstar for their squad. (Or, if you’re a Knicks fan, you’ll just be hoping they don’t do anything too stupid in the next few hours.)

If you need a guide as to how to get through the night, Raptors HQ is ready.

JV MIGHT GET TRADED

Here’s how to watch the NBA Draft.

Here’s who we like for the Raptors at no. 23.

Here’s some wild (or mild speculation).

Here’s the latest from the mock drafts.

Here are more answers to your draft questions.

And most importantly:

Here’s your HQ home for all Raptors draft related updates.


The 2017 NBA Draft class live tracker is here. Let’s watch!

Oh baby this intro is real dope.

Adam Silver the only commissioner in professional sports to not get booed?

1. Markelle Fultz

We *officially* found out about this selection from Stein at 7:11pm

WHOA! EARLY TRADE SCOOP FROM STEIN:

Gotta guess there’s a pick swap here, and LaVine along with some salary filler...

K.C. Johnson has the official deets:

Time to dump Dwyane Wade on Brooklyn, but what a heist for the T-Wolves. They might actually make the playoffs next year!!

2. Lonzo Ball to the Lake Show

LaVar spoke it into existence, and now it has come true. Truly shocked LaVar didn’t bum rush the stage.

How much would you pay to sit beside the Ball fam at a Laker game?

LAVAR HAS GUARANTEED PLAYOFFS. Jalen Rose is very excited.

3. Celtics are selecting Jayson Tatum at #3

Trader Danny passed up on Jimmy Butler to selected this Dookie, so Celtics nation can be a 4th seed in the East in 2022.

....welp, Ainge may have had this plan to pass on Butler all along:

4. Meanwhile, Phoenix is holding to form and grabbing Josh Jackson with the next pick, per American Harsh Dave, Shams:

5. Sacramento is selecting the utterly delightful De’Aaron Fox

There was a lot of scuttlebutt that the Kings might try to wait on Fox to slide even lower to them at 10, but they make the safe choice here with the fastest prospect in the draft.

6. The devoid of any talent Orlando Magic are taking Jonathan Isaac

Jeff Weltman makes his first selection in what is gonna be a hell of a rebuilding project down in Disney World.

Isaac has a ton of length though, Mr. Wingspan if that’s what you’re down for.

7. Lauri Markkanen

LOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOL BULLS WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

RIP BARSTOOL BIG CAT.

8. Frank Ntilinkina goes to the New York Dumpster Fire

With Phil’s handpicked Porzingis replacement off the board, they select the next best Euro. Then again, Phil may have been asleep, and Steve Mills made this pick.

9. Dennis Smith Jr. falls to the Mavs, and they got a good one

This dude is a stud.

PAUL GEORGE TRADE UPDATE:

Muahahahahaha, Trader Danny is so afraid to part with assets it’s comical. He’s the next person on TLC’s hoarders.

TRADE ALERT, TRADE ALERT

And with that...

Portland is selecting white boy off the bench from Gonzaga, Zach Collins at 10

I mean sure? With Malik Monk on the board I don’t get it.

CELTICS UPDATE

I just don’t get it man.

11. MJ heard me, and he’s taking Malik Monk

Real excited for the Monk-Dwight PnR....

12. Stan Van is taking Luke Kennard from Duke at 12

And if he didn’t go to Duke, I think he’d just be another guy. PJ Dozier is better.

13. Utah makes a NIFTY TRADE. Good on ‘em

Sasky’s adopted son Trey Lyles joins good ol’ Kitchener boy Jamal Murray in Denver.

Donovan Mitchell has a 6’10 wingspan at barely 6’4, he’s gonna be a stud.

14. WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM! Adebayo goes to the Miami Mafia

15. Justin Jackson goes to Sacramento

This is nifty. Jackson can be a day one starter for the Kings if they so choose. The entire team is gonna be the Summer League roster too. Championship or bust.

DANNY AINGE HAS SCREWED THE POOCH AGAIN. LET’S REJOICE!

16. Wolves taking Justin Patton for depth, I like it. Dude can rim run.

17. NOT SO SHOCKINGLY, the Bucks are taking DJ Wilson who is loooooooooooooooong

JV TRADE UPDATE:

Sad, but can’t say it’s a surprise...

THERE WILL BE NO LEAF IN TORONTO!!!! Indiana snags TJ Leaf at 18:

19. Atlanta will take John Collins

Dude went from being a bit player at Wake Forest in his freshman year, to averaging nearly 20 & 10 this past season. A good piece for the ATL rebuild.

Presented without comment:

20. Harry Giles makes it off the board! Sacramento continues their very good night taking a shot on Giles.

The Raptors OG dream is ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE

21. After an eery silent period, Yung Terrence Ross goes to the Thunder

22. Brooklyn is taking Jarrett Allen, the centre from Texas

ALL OF THE SUGGESTED TOP SELECTIONS FROM THE RAPS ARE ON THE BOARD....WHAT WILL THEY DO

23. IN ALL OF HIS SEXY BLOGGERNESS, MASAI TAKES MY #1 OPTION ON THE BOARD OG ANUNOBY

24. Denver Nuggets taking Raptors fans worst nightmare, Tyler Lydon

Tom Crean was apparently killing him on the Vertical draft show, be thankful Masai and co. didn’t fall for his shooting. Good doesn’t outweigh the bad!

25. Always Trust the Process

26. Biggie! Heading to Rip City

Swanigan was absolute monster at Purdue last year, and he loves it when you call him Big Papa.

27. Kyle Kuuuuuuuuuzma to the Big Ballakers

28. The Lakers won’t keep their next pick, selecting Tony Bradley and sending it to the Utah Jazz

Bradley is the first UNC One & Done in a loooooooong time, and he has potential to be a monster down low.

29. Spurs get a dude who was rising up draft boards and slipped to the end of the 1st round. Drink.

30. Mr. Four Year Senior Josh Hart closes out the 1st round joining Lonzo and the Lake show!

Thanks for hanging out with us here at HQ for the first round! Stay posted for any further Raptor updates that may happen tonight.