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Key Players To Watch In The 2017-18 NBA Season

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Key Players To Watch In The 2017-18 NBA Season

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The 2017-18 NBA season starts in just 3 days!

There is so much excitement this year because of all the raw, young talent that has entered the league following the most anticipated 2017 NBA Draft back in June.

In this little article, I will list some of these young potentials stars that you should watch as the season unfolds.

We all know that Markelle Fultz was the #1 pick of the Philadelphia 76ers and Lonzo Ball was the #2 pick of the Los Angeles Lakers.

But let’s talk a little bit about the other young players that were taken in the 2017 Draft as well.

The #3 pick went to the Boston Celtics and they picked Jayson Tatum out of Duke. Keep an eye on this young stud. He could even surpass Ball and Fultz in the years to come.

Below are other players to keep your eyes on during the 2017-18 NBA season.

De’Aaron Fox. The Sacramento Kings had the #5 pick and they took Fox out of Kentucky. It will be fun watching De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball match up against each other for years to come as both play in the same division.


Below is the list of potential NBA star players that I will be watching closely in the 2017-18 NBA season.

Josh Jackson-Phoenix Suns.

Dennis Smith, Jr.-Dallas Mavericks.

Kyle Kuzma-Los Angeles Lakers. This kid has already impressed in the preseason for the Lakers.

Malik Monk-Charlotte Hornets.

Justin Jackson-Sacramento Kings.

Frank Mason-Sacramento Kings.

Zach Collins-Portland Trail Blazers.

Jonathan Isaac-Orlando Magic.

Which players will you be watching with an eagle eye in 17-18? Add them in the comments below if you’d like to.


As a footnote, I would also like to add a few other players that are entering their 2nd or third year in the league that I also will be watching like a hawk this season. You can see them below.

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Ben Simmons-Philadelphia 76ers. Okay, this one is pretty obvious because we all want to know just how good Ben Simmons will be.

The #1 pick of the 2016 NBA Draft was robbed of his rookie season because of an injury. Hopefully he can stay healthy all season and showcase his talent. Ben Simmons has been really good in the preseason as he scored 19 points the other night.

Brandon Ingram-Los Angeles Lakers. Ingram is entering his second NBA season in 2017-18 and Lakers’ fans are expecting a major improvement from this young guy.

And it just may happen for Ingram because he now has a future NBA star in Lonzo Ball to set him up at the rim for some easy baskets.

Joel Embiid-Philadelphia 76ers. Will this be the year that Joel Embiid can finally stay healthy and play a full season? Sixers fans sure hope so.

Jaylen Brown-Boston Celtics. Brown is another possible rising star for the Celtics as he enters his second year.

Thon Maker-Milwaukee Bucks.

Jamal Murray-Denver Nuggets.

Tyler Ulis-Phoenix Suns.

Buddy Hield-Sacramento Kings. Buddy Hield came over to Sacramento as part of the DeMarcus Cousins trade to the New Orleans Pelicans. Hield shown flashes of being a solid NBA player in 16-17.

Brice Johnson-Los Angeles Clippers.

Skal Labissière-Sacramento Kings.

Dejounte Murray-San Antonio Spurs.

Kris Dunn-Chicago Bulls.


It will be fun to look back at this post in a few years to see which players have gone on to be stars as well as players that have faded out.

One thing for sure, there is a lot of solid, young talent in the NBA as we enter the 2017-18 season and that’s a good thing!

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Boston Celtics Get The #1 Pick Of The 2017 NBA Draft. Are You Kidding Me?

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2017 NBA Draft Lottery Results

I just watched the 2017 NBA Lottery Draft on ESPN.

The Boston Celtics got the #1 Pick!

I was shocked because I did not know the Boston Celtics were even in the Lottery. I mean, come on!

The Celtics are getting ready to start playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. How could they be in the Lottery?

Well, I now know that they got the pick in a trade from Brooklyn. Poor Brooklyn.LOL!

Who will the Celtics take with the #1 pick? Will it be UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and his loud-mouth dad Or will it be Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington?

It is an interesting dilemna for the Celtics because their superstar point guard Isaiah Thomas also went to college at the University of Washington. Maybe he will tell Danny Ainge to go get Fultz.

What would you do if you were the Celtics? Lonzo Ball looks like he will be great at the next level but MAN, his dad is such a headache.

What Lonzo needs to do is tell his dad to shut up and let him start his NBA career. I have never seen a parent mooch of his kid more than Lavar Ball.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers get the #2 pick and the Philadelphia 76ers get the #3 pick. The Sacramento Kings get the #5 and the #10 picks, thanks to the DeMarcus Cousins trade earlier this year.


 

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Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz? Who do the Boston Celtics take with the 2017 #1 draft pick?

Below is the complete results of the 2017 NBA Lottery Draft.

  •  Boston Celtics (1)
  •  Los Angeles Lakers(2)
  •  Philadelphia 76ers(3)
  •  Phoenix Suns(4)
  •  Sacramento Kings(5)
  •  Orlando Magic(6)
  •  Minnesota Timberwolves(7)
  •  New York Knicks(8)
  •  Dallas Mavericks(9)
  •  Sacramento Kings(10)
  •  Charlotte Hornets(11)
  •  Detroit Pistons(12)
  •  Denver Nuggets(13)
  •  Miami Heat(14)

The 2017 NBA Draft will be held in a month from now on June 22, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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