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Re-drafting the 2017 NBA Draft

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The 2017 NBA Draft, like the 2018 draft, will be remembered for a blockbuster trade, which saw the Philadelphia 76ers give up a future first-round pick and their third overall selection to take Markelle Fultz first overall. The Boston Celtics moved down to the third spot and drafted Jayson Tatum.

It’s no surprise that Fultz has fallen far from the top spot in our redraft. The 2017 draft has produced multiple All-Stars already, and there’s upside galore below the established star-level players.

Our ‘decade of drafts’ series goes through the entire 2010s. Earlier in the decade, it is easier to redraft based on achievements. The more recent redrafts are a different balance. Current level, peak performance to date, consistency and ceiling will all be taken into account here. Crucially, this isn’t a redraft of who the best players are right now. That matters, of course, but if player X has been better than player Y, it doesn’t mean they’ll be ahead of the other in this redraft.

The top pick was easy enough. From there, it got a lot trickier. Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter what changes you’d make to this redraft…

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