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NBA Draft Order 2017: Clippers Enter Draft Day Without Picks

They’ll still be looking to make a move, however.

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The L.A. Clippers enter today’s 2017 NBA Draft without any selections of their own—the result of two past trades. One unfortunate deal cost the Clippers the 23rd selection in this year’s draft as they attempted to dump Jared Dudley’s contract. A later, more fruitful trade sent out the Clippers’ second round pick for Austin Rivers.

Here is tonight’s draft order (via NBA.com):

1. Philadelphia (From Brooklyn via Boston)

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

4. Phoenix

5. Sacramento (from Philadelphia)

6. Orlando

7. Minnesota

8. New York

9. Dallas

10. Sacramento (From New Orleans)

11. Charlotte

12. Detroit

13. Denver

14. Miami

15. Portland

16. Chicago

17. Milwaukee

18. Indiana

19. Atlanta

20. Portland (From Memphis via Denver and Cleveland)

21. Oklahoma City

22. Brooklyn (From Washington)

23. Toronto (From LA Clippers via Milwaukee)

24. Utah

25. Orlando (From Toronto)

26. Portland (From Cleveland)

27. Los Angeles Lakers (From Boston via Brooklyn)

28. Los Angeles Lakers (From Houston)

29. San Antonio

30. Utah (From Golden State)

31. Charlotte (From Brooklyn via Atlanta)

32. Phoenix

33. Orlando (From Los Angeles Lakers)

34. Sacramento (From Philadelphia via New Orleans)

35. Orlando

36. Philadelphia (From New York via Utah and Toronto)

37. Boston (From Minnesota via Phoenix)

38. Chicago (From Sacramento via Cleveland)

39. Philadelphia (From Dallas)

40. New Orleans

41. Atlanta (From Charlotte)

42. Utah (From Detroit)

43. Houston (From Denver)

44. New York (From Chicago)

45. Houston (From Portland)

46. Philadelphia (From Miami via Atlanta)

47. Indiana

48. Milwaukee

49. Denver (From Memphis via Oklahoma City)

50. Philadelphia (From Atlanta)

51. Denver (From Oklahoma City)

52. New Orleans (From Washington)

53. Boston (From Cleveland)

54. Phoenix (From Toronto)

55. Utah

56. Boston (From LA Clippers)

57. Brooklyn (From Boston)

58. New York (From Houston)

59. San Antonio

60. Atlanta (From Golden State via Philadelphia and Utah)


The Clippers reportedly attempted to pry the 4th pick from Phoenix, but were rebuffed. They have also been involved in talks with the Detroit Pistons, which could include the 12th overall pick. If the team does move DeAndre Jordan today, I expect that a high pick will be part of the return, either to be flipped for Paul George or used by the Clippers to add a young building block.

More likely, however, is that the team will buy one (or maybe even two) second round pick(s). Targets include Philadelphia (picks 1, 36, 39, 46, 50), Boston (3, 37, 53, 57), Phoenix (4, 32, 54), New York (8, 44, 58), Atlanta (19, 41, 60), Utah (24, 30, 42, 55), and Denver (13, 49, 51). The Clippers reportedly have a handful of targets who they will attempt to purchase a pick for and select as the second round goes on.