2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final 2-Round Predictions – Bleacher Report

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2017 NBA Mock Draft: Final 2-Round Predictions – Bleacher Report

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31. Charlotte Hornets (via Hawks): Ivan Rabb (California, PF/C, Sophomore)

With their new second-round pick from the Dwight Howard trade, the Hornets could end Rabb’s draft-night slide. He’s a value pick at No. 31 for his potential to finish, rebound and score out of the post.

32. Phoenix Suns: Kyle Kuzma (Utah, PF, Junior)

Kuzma entered workout season as a hot name after being the obvious top performer Day 1 of the combine. The Suns will covet his valued mix of shooting, rebounding and passing skills.

33. Orlando Magic (via Lakers): Tyler Lydon (Syracuse, PF, Sophomore)

The Orlando Magic could use a big to shoot the three, which could wind up being a specialty that helps Tyler Lydon have a long NBA career.

He knocked down 49 threes in consecutive years and shot at least 39 percent from deep in both. 

34. Sacramento Kings (via 76ers): Caleb Swanigan (Purdue, PF/C, Sophomore)

Despite the huge college production, Swanigan won’t go high in the draft due to questions over his athleticism and fit. They shouldn’t bother Orlando this late. Swanigan could be the draft’s best rebounder and a developing shooter.

35. Orlando Magic: Wesley Iwundu (Kansas State, SG/SF, Senior)

Iwundu was a point forward at Kansas State. Teams are intrigued by his versatility at both ends, but unless he fixes his jumper, he’ll have a tough time sticking.

36. Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks): Josh Hart (Villanova, SG, Senior)

With three cornerstones in Fultz, Simmons and Embiid, the Sixers can now look for their role players. Hart, a tough, versatile guard, could be the Malcolm Brogdon of the 2017 class.

37. Boston Celtics (via Timberwolves): Jonah Bolden (Australia, PF, 1996)

Bolden could be the sneakiest pick in the draft. He left UCLA for Serbia, where he shot the three, blocked shots and passed from big-man positions. His unusual backstory and journey may be the big reason for him going in the second round. Teams are still trying to get a good read on him.

38. Chicago Bulls (via Kings): Isaiah Hartenstein (Germany, PF/C, 1998)

Little playing time and a suspect performance at the Nike Hoop Summit could cause Hartenstein to tumble. He’s a high-risk, high-reward inside-out big man loaded with versatility, but no go-to skills or bankable athleticism. 

39. Philadelphia 76ers (via Mavericks): Johnathan Motley (Baylor, PF/C, Junior)

Motley gives the Kings an NBA body with long arms, a rebounding motor and scoring ability inside the paint. His ceiling says backup power forward, but getting one this late would be a win.

40. New Orleans Pelicans: Jawun Evans (Oklahoma State, PG, Sophomore)

Evans’ playmaking potential is exciting, but limited size, length and explosiveness raise questions about how well his scoring ability will translate. 

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