1. Donovan Mitchell – Philadelphia 76ers
Original Spot For Mitchell: 13th Overall (Jazz)
Original 1st Pick: Markelle Fultz
The 2017 NBA Draft is one of the instances where there are two player who are worthy of the No. 1 overall selection. One of those players didn’t get drafted until the very end of the lottery at pick No. 13. And the Utah Jazz could not be happier with the fact that Mitchell slipped that far.
The explosive combo guard has been sensational during his four-year run in Utah which has seen the Jazz reach the postseason each season. Mitchell flourishes with the ball in his hands, and has played extraordinarily well as the lead guard or as an off-guard. His defensive effort can be a bit inconsistent, but the Jazz ask so much of Mitchell on the offensive end that he’s earned a pass in that department. Truth be told, you can’t go wrong with either Mitchell or Jayson Tatum with this selection.
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