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Arizona Sports’ 2017 NBA Draft Primer

Jun 21, 2017, 5:21 PM | Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 8:35 am
FILE - In this June 23, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Dragan ...
FILE - In this June 23, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Dragan Bender, of Croatia, after Bender was selected fourth overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft, in New York. The NBA begins its season Tuesday night, Oct. 25, 2016, with international players making up one-quarter of the league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

The NBA Draft takes place Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York.

Sixty players will have their names announced as they begin their varying paths to the National Basketball Association.

Over the past few months, ArizonaSports.com has published oodles and oodles of draft coverage. In preparation for the festivities, we thought we’d make all that content easy to find on one post.

So here you go — happy reading, and enjoy the draft!

basketballiconArizona Sports 2017 NBA Mock Draft Tracker

We’ve tracked over a hundred mock drafts from all over the internet since early April.


basketballiconArizona Sports’ NBA Draft Roundtables

Several members of the Arizona Sports’ staff participated in a number of different questions about this year’s draft.

Arizona Sports roundtable: How does the draft affect Bledsoe’s future?

Arizona Sports roundtable: Which draftee should the Suns avoid?

Arizona Sports roundtable: Who in the NBA Draft is most underrated?

Arizona Sports roundtable: Who should the Suns draft at No. 4?


basketballiconEmpire of the Suns

Kevin Zimmerman and Kellan Olson of Empire of the Suns put out a ton of draft material this year.

Empire of the Suns 2017 NBA Mock Draft: Rapid fire full two rounds

Suns could further push theme of ‘positionless basketball’ in NBA Draft

How the reported blockbuster Celtics-Sixers trade is linked to the Suns

Reports: Kings want to trade up in NBA Draft; could Suns be involved?

Suns’ two second-round picks have great value in 2017 NBA Draft

Four potential NBA draft-day trades for the Suns

Point the way: Could the Suns still draft a point guard to join Eric Bledsoe?

Winging it: How the Suns’ future could look at small forward

Empire of the Suns 2017 NBA Draft Big Board: Final edition

Do the Suns need Kansas wing Josh Jackson to slip to No. 4?

Lottery sleepers Anunoby, Ntilikina could fill Suns’ perimeter defense need

Suns NBA Draft notebook: Hart, Motley and Kuzma intriguing in deep second round

After role at Arizona vanished, Kobi Simmons ready to build NBA Draft stock

Offensive thought: Lauri Markkanen, Malik Monk could be NBA Draft sleepers for Suns

Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox has upside despite being an imperfect floor general

Duke assistant Jon Scheyer makes the case for Jayson Tatum on the Suns

Five reasons why the Suns might pass on Duke SF Jayson Tatum at No. 4

Franchise PG not available at No. 4? Dennis Smith Jr.’s upside says otherwise

Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac could be Suns’ best option at No. 4

An NBA Draft steal for the Suns? ESPN model points to FSU’s Jonathan Isaac

NBA Draft Combine notes: Round 2 combo guards, 1st-round sleepers

NBA Draft combine notes: De’Aaron Fox measures ‘meh,’ Suns have big options

Duke F Jayson Tatum is the most volatile of the NBA Draft’s top prospects

Will the Suns see Josh Jackson as a star or an elite role player?

Three reasons Lonzo Ball should not be in the top-3 on the Suns’ NBA Draft board


basketballiconEmpire of the Suns NBA Draft Positional Previews

Empire of the Suns NBA Draft positional preview: Point guard

Empire of the Suns NBA Draft positional preview: Shooting guard

Empire of the Suns NBA Draft positional preview: Small forward

Empire of the Suns NBA Draft positional preview: Power forward

Empire of the Suns NBA Draft positional preview: Center

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Arizona Sports’ 2017 NBA Draft Primer