By Kent Jackson, Respect My Blog
Its never too early to unveil my first preseason 2017 NBA mock draft board.
The draft order is determined by where I predict each team will finish after the 2016-17 NBA season has ended.
Unlike last year, when LSU product Ben Simmons started the season as the heavy No. 1 overall favorite, this season’s top-prospect discussion is a fluid debate with a handful of candidates.
Our first board features six one-and-done freshmen and three international players (three if you count one American playing overseas) in the lottery. With all the flashy new talent and some solid returning upperclassmen, this draft has the potential to be one of the better ones this decade.