2017 NBA Draft Do-Over

At HoopObsession.com it is a habit to re-select the NBA Draft five years after it took place. The 2017 Draft offered tremendous depth with 56 of the 60 picks actually logging minutes in the NBA. Even at the the five-year milestone, there are players that are still ascending while others seem to have run their course. To date, the class of 2017 has produced four players that have been NBA All-Star selections, and one All-NBA performer.

Jayson Tatum should have been the first pick in 2017.

So without anymore delay... Our Hoop Obsession do-over of the first 20 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft...

Pick Player Position Drafted in 2017 Notes
1 Jayson Tatum 3 Tatum is pretty clearly the best player in the class. He is a three-time NBA All-Star that was recently named the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals. He was named First Team All-NBA in 2022.
2 Donovan Mitchell 13 Mitchell is a three-time NBA All-Star that is providing incredible value as the 13th pick in the 2017 Draft. He has a career scoring average of 23.9 points per game.
3 Bam Adebayo 14 Adebayo was an All-Star in 2020. This year he averaged 19.1 points, and 10.1 rebounds per game. He has made 2nd Team NBA All-Defense three times.
4 DeAaron Fox 5 Fox scored 23.2 points per game in 2021-22, his third consecutive season of scoring more than 20 points per game.
5 Jarrett Allen 22 Allen was a 2021-22 NBA All-Star. He averaged 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.
6 John Collins 19 Collins has certainly outperformed his Draft position in 2017. The Hawks signed Collins to a five-year contract worth $125 million in August 2021.
7 Kyle Kuzma 27 Kuzma made First Team All-Rookie in 2017-18. He won a NBA Championship in 2020. He averaged 17.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 2021-22.
8 Lauri Markkanen 7 Markkanen was First Team All-Rookie in 2017-18. He has career averages of 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
9 Lonzo Ball 2 Ball was Second Team All-Rookie in 2017-18. He suffered a meniscus tear in his knee that required surgery in 2022. The best may still be to come for Ball.
10 Josh Hart 30 Hart has played for three teams in his five year career. He closed the 2021-22 season in a strong way in Portland. On March 12th, Hart had a career-high 44 points (15-21 FG, 6-9 3-pt FG) in a win. 
11 Derrick White 29 White played a crucial role for a the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022. On the season, he averaged 13.2 points, and 4.9 rebounds per game.
12 OG Anunoby 23 Anunoby is still rising. He raised his scoring average every season, now providing 17.1 points, and 5.5 rebounds per game.
13 Monte Morris 51 One of the best picks in the 2017 Draft, Morris went 51st. His 4.77-to-1 career assist-to-turnover ratio is amazing.
14 Dillon Brooks 45 Brooks' confidence in his own game has served him well. He averaged 18.4 points and a career-high 2.8 assists per game in 2021-22.
15 Malik Monk 11 Monk raised his scoring average every season. He provided 13.8 points per game for the Lakers last season. He signed a free agent deal to play with Sacramento in 2022-23..
16 Markelle Fultz 1 Fultz has had trouble staying on the court. He did finish strongly in Orlando 2021-22.
17 Luke Kennard 12 Kennard has a career scoring average of 10 points per game (Pistons & Clippers)
18 Chris Boucher   The best of those not drafted, Boucher has two NBA Championships on his resume, one with the Warriors in 2018, and the other with Toronto in 2019.
19 Isaiah Hartenstein 43 Hartenstein started slowly but has emerged as a NBA rotation player. He signed with New York for 2022-23.
20 Jonathan Isaac 6 Injuries have derailed Isaac's career. He should return in 2022-23.