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Sacramento picks UK's De'Aaron Fox at No. 5

23 June 2017

"I watched him a lot in college when he was at UConn", Monk said, "and modeled some of my stuff after his game".

Social media has been a-twitter the last few days with big trades and big trade rumors, including pre-draft blockbusters that sent the top overall pick to Philadelphia, D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn and Dwight Howard to Charlotte.

While aiming to be NBA Rookie of the Year, former Kentucky player Malik Monk set an even higher goal for himself. "They can worry about each other and winning". That includes 17 of the 30 first-round picks.

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George "The Iceman" Gervin was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 40 in the 1974 NBA Draft and went on to become one of the best scorers in league history. Having a host of picks, and several assets that other teams might covet, could give the Magic the opportunity to make a bold move up in the draft to snag difference-making talent that Weltman and Hammond have identified.

Calipari has had three players named NBA Rookie of the Year: Derrick Rose in 2008-09, Tyreke Evans in 2009-10 and Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015-16. Small forwards Justin Jackson and OG Anunoby are also viable options at 10. Take this season's all-NBA team: A trio of players who entered the league before turning 20, LeBron James, Rudy Gobert and Giannis Antetokounmpo, joined five players who played just one season of college ball.

Looking at who was still available when the Hornets selected, they chose to go with the best player available. After three years of seven-round drafts, the draft was shaved to three rounds in 1988 and to its current length of two rounds in 1989.

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The Kings have been relatively unsuccessful in recent drafts, including picks like Ben McLemore, Nik Stauskas, and Thomas Robinson. Here's what people may not know, these kids are 18 when I get them.

Analysis: The Chicago Bulls apparently felt they had enough young players on their roster and sold this pick to the Golden State Warriors. Pace of play ideas, as well as tinkering with four- and five-man officiating crews, have been worked on in what was the D-League, and the National Basketball Association will continue studying other ideas down there this season.

Houston Rockets: A future second-round pick.

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