Consensus Mock Draft: Fultz, Ball set, but Tatum emerges at No. 3

Drew Packham, NBA.com
Jun 19, 2017 8:07 PM ET

The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2017 NBA Draft could play out.

And finally, in our last look at the mocks before Thursday's Draft, a clearer picture begins to emerge. At least in the top 3.

  • Markelle Fultz seems to be a virtual lock at No. 1 to the Sixers and Lonzo Ball is all but certainly headed to the Lakers at No. 2. Both appear in those positions in all 12 mock drafts we survey.

  • But what will the Celtics do at No. 3? Assuming they keep the pick (some think Boston could deal away the No. 3 pick), seven of the 12 mocks now see the Celtics taking Jayson Tatum, while four think they're eyeing Kansas' Josh Jackson. In our previous breakdown from Monday, those roles were reversed. But it now seems that Tatum is the guy for Boston.

  • With Boston moving into the No. 3 spot, it appears that Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox is certain to go either at No. 4 (Suns) or No. 5 (Kings). Eight of the 12 mocks see him slipping to the Kings at No. 5, with the Suns likely grabbing Jackson or Jonathan Isaac in the fourth spot.

  • The lone non-NCAA international player to feature prominently in the lottery is Frank Ntilikina, an 18-year-old guard from France who caught scouts' eyes with a strong performance at the FIBA U-18 European Championship in December. The 6-foot-5 Belgian-born guard appears as high as No. 8 (Knicks), with the Mavericks at No. 9 as another high possibility.

  • Kentucky's Malik Monk is one player seeing his stock drop. In our previous looks, Monk was as high as No. 3 or 4, but now he's no higher than 6th, most common to the Knicks at No. 8, and as low as No. 11 to Charlotte.

  • Florida State's Jonathan Isaac has seen his stock soar. The Sporting News and Basketball Insiders have him going at No. 4 to the Suns, while most have him at No. 6 (Magic).

  • Two players have seen their stock rise since the lottery. Gonzaga's Zach Collins now appears in the lottery on 11 of the 12 mocks and Duke shooting guard Luke Kennard -- who was in the lottery on just three mocks in our previous surveys -- is now in the lottery on 10 of the 12 mocks.

  • Arizona's Lauri Markannen is on all 12 mock drafts and should go somewhere between the 7th and 11th picks. Six of the 12 mocks see him landing in Minnesota at No. 7.

  • Eleven players appear in the lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Fultz, Ball, Josh Jackson, Tatum, Fox, Smith, Monk, Isaac, Markkanen, Donovan Mitchell and Zach Collins.

Last updated: June 21, 2017

MOST COMMON PICKS

  • 1. SIXERS: Markelle Fultz (12)
  • 2. LAKERS: Lonzo Ball (12)
  • 3. CELTICS: Jayson Tatum (8)
  • 4. SUNS: De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson (4)
  • 5. KINGS: De'Aaron Fox (8)
  • 6. MAGIC: Jonathan Isaac (7)
  • 7. WOLVES: Lauri Markkanen (6)

  • 8. KNICKS: Malik Monk (6)
  • 9. MAVERICKS: Dennis Smith (6)
  • 10. KINGS: Zach Collins (3)
  • 11. HORNETS: Luke Kennard, Donovan Mitchell (4)
  • 12. PISTONS: Luke Kennard, Donovan Mitchell (3)
  • 13. NUGGETS: OG Anunoby, Zach Collins (4)
  • 14. HEAT: Donovan Mitchell (4)

Most common: Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Markelle Fultz is projected to go first in 12 of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14: To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for the first overall pick, 13 for the second, continuing to 1 for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection.

#1 - Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz

  • Washington
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-4
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 1 (12)

#2 - Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball

  • UCLA
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-6
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 2 (12)

#3 - Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum

  • Duke
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-8
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 3 (8)

#4 - De'Aaron Fox

De'Aaron Fox

  • Kentucky
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-3
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 5 (8)

#5 - Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

  • Kansas
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-8
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 3, 4 (4)

#6 - Jonathan Isaac

Jonathan Isaac

  • Florida State
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 6 (7)

#7 - Malik Monk

Malik Monk

  • Kentucky
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-3
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 8 (6)

#8 - Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen

  • Arizona
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 7 (6)

#9 - Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith

  • NC State
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-3
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 9 (6)

#10 - Frank Ntilikina

Frank Ntilikina

  • Strasbourg Intl
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 8 (4)

#11 - Zach Collins

Zach Collins

  • Gonzaga
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 13 (4)

#12 - Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard

  • Duke
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-6
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 12 (4)

#13 - Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell

  • Louisville
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-3
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 11, 14 (4)

#14 - OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby

  • Indiana
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-7
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 13 (4)

Projections from the Web

  • NBA.com

    06.19

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Josh Jackson
  • 4. De'Aaron Fox
  • 5. Jayson Tatum
  • 6. Malik Monk
  • 7. Jonathan Isaac
  • 8. Frank Ntilikina
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Lauri Markkanen
  • 11. Donovan Mitchell
  • 12. Zach Collins
  • 13. Justin Jackson
  • 14. Harry Giles

  • Draft Express

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Josh Jackson
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Zach Collins
  • 11. Donovan Mitchell
  • 12. Luke Kennard
  • 13. John Collins
  • 14. Justin Jackson

  • ESPN.com

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Josh Jackson
  • 4. Jayson Tatum
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Frank Ntilikina
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Zach Collins
  • 11. Malik Monk
  • 12. Luke Kennard
  • 13. OG Anunoby
  • 14. Donovan Mitchell

  • SI.com

    06.19

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Josh Jackson
  • 4. De'Aaron Fox
  • 5. Jonathan Isaac
  • 6. Jayson Tatum
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Frank Ntilikina
  • 11. Donovan Mitchell
  • 12. Justin Jackson
  • 13. Zach Collins
  • 14. Luke Kennard

  • Sporting News

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Jonathan Isaac
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Josh Jackson
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Dennis Smith
  • 9. Frank Ntilikina
  • 10. Malik Monk
  • 11. OG Anunoby
  • 12. Luke Kennard
  • 13. John Collins
  • 14. Donovan Mitchell

  • The Ringer

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Josh Jackson
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Frank Ntilikina
  • 10. Zach Collins
  • 11. Luke Kennard
  • 12. Dennis Smith
  • 13. OG Anunoby
  • 14. Donovan Mitchell

  • NBADraft.net

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Josh Jackson
  • 4. Jayson Tatum
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Dennis Smith
  • 8. Frank Ntilikina
  • 9. Zach Collins
  • 10. Malik Monk
  • 11. Lauri Markkanen
  • 12. Luke Kennard
  • 13. John Collins
  • 14. Donovan Mitchell

  • USA TODAY

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. De'Aaron Fox
  • 5. Josh Jackson
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Frank Ntilikina
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Lauri Markkanen
  • 10. Dennis Smith
  • 11. Luke Kennard
  • 12. Donovan Mitchell
  • 13. OG Anunoby
  • 14. Zach Collins

  • NetScouts

    06.19

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. De'Aaron Fox
  • 5. Josh Jackson
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Lauri Markkanen
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Frank Ntilikina
  • 11. Donovan Mitchell
  • 12. Jarrett Allen
  • 13. Zach Collins
  • 14. Ike Anigbogu

  • Bleacher Report

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Josh Jackson
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Jonathan Isaac
  • 7. Malik Monk
  • 8. Frank Ntilikina
  • 9. Dennis Smith
  • 10. Lauri Markkanen
  • 11. Luke Kennard
  • 12. Donovan Mitchell
  • 13. Zach Collins
  • 14. John Collins

  • Basketball Insiders

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Jonathan Isaac
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Josh Jackson
  • 7. Dennis Smith
  • 8. Malik Monk
  • 9. Lauri Markkanen
  • 10. Donovan Mitchell
  • 11. Luke Kennard
  • 12. Zach Collins
  • 13. OG Anunoby
  • 14. John Collins

  • CBS Sports

    06.21

  • 1. Markelle Fultz
  • 2. Lonzo Ball
  • 3. Jayson Tatum
  • 4. Josh Jackson
  • 5. De'Aaron Fox
  • 6. Malik Monk
  • 7. Jonathan Isaac
  • 8. Dennis Smith
  • 9. Frank Ntilikina
  • 10. Luke Kennard
  • 11. Lauri Markkanen
  • 12. Donovan Mitchell
  • 13. Zach Collins
  • 14. OG Anunoby

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