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2017 NBA Draft Profile: Villanova Guard Josh Hart

2017 NBA Draft Profile: Villanova Guard Josh Hart

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft we will provide profiles of more than 30 of the draft's top prospects.

Josh Hart, G, Villanova

6'5" | 205 lbs. | 22 years old

2016-17 stats:

18.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.9 APG, .51% FG

Projection:

Lottery to mid-first round

Zion, Morant, Barrett: Pick-by-pick analysis from Round 1 of the NBA Draft

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Zion, Morant, Barrett: Pick-by-pick analysis from Round 1 of the NBA Draft

Here's how the 2019 NBA Draft is shaking out with some quick analysis on each pick.

1. New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson, PF, Duke

A no-brainer pick for the Pelicans. Williamson is as close to a perfect prospect as the league has seen since LeBron James in 2003. He's the face of the franchise and a team that will rebuild quickly post-Anthony Davis.

2. Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant, PG, Murray State

The second best prospect in the class and a player who fills a need for the Grizzlies in the wake of trading away 12-year veteran Mike Conley. Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. is a heckuva 1-2 punch to begin a rebuild.

3. New York Knicks: R.J. Barrett, SG, Duke

He's not a perfect prospect but Barrett should do well in New York. He knows what it's like playing with big names (Zion Williamson), and he'll fit nicely alongside the free agent(s) the Knicks bring in with their max cap space.

4. Atlanta Hawks (via NO, LA): De'Andre Hunter, SF, Virginia

The Hawks paid a steep price to move up four spots and make sure they got their man. They're set offensively with Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Heurter and now have a defensive whiz in Hunter.

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland, PG, Vanderbilt

He was the best prospect available and head coach John Beilein likes two ball handlers in his backcourts, so both he and last year's top pick, Collin Sexton, should be able to co-exist.

6. Minnesota Timberwolves (via PHX): Jarrett Culver, SG, Texas Tech

The Timberwolves are big winners on draft night. They got one of the better prospects in the draft and all it cost them was Dario Saric. Culver is an outstanding two-way guard who is a jump shot away from being an All-Star.

7. Chicago Bulls: Coby White, PG, North Carolina

8. New Orleans Pelicans (via ATL):

9. Washington Wizards:

10. Atlanta Hawks (via DAL):

11. Phoenix Suns (via MIN):

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13. Miami Heat:

14. Boston Celtics (via SAC):

15. Detroit Pistons: 

16. Orlando Magic:

17. New Orleans Pelicans (via ATL):

18. Indiana Pacers:

19. San Antonio Spurs:

20. Boston Celtics (via LAC, MEM):

21. Oklahoma City Thunder:

22. Boston Celtics:

23. Utah Jazz:

24. Philadelphia 76ers:

25. Portland Trail Blazers:

26: Cleveland Cavaliers (via HOU):

27. Brooklyn Nets (via DEN):

28. Golden State Warriors:

29. San Antonio Spurs (via TOR):

30. Milwaukee Bucks:

Running timeline of the 2019 NBA Draft

Running timeline of the 2019 NBA Draft

It’s officially F5 season! The 2019 NBA Draft is going on right now (Thursday night) and the Bulls are hoping to add a significant piece to their young core. Let’s take a look at how we got here on perhaps the craziest draft night in NBA history.

The first crazy move of the night was the Atlanta Hawks trading up to grab the No. 4 overall pick, giving up quite a bit of draft capital in the process.

The strong feeling among #NBATwitter is that the Hawks will be taking Virginia forward De’Andre Hunter or Texas Tech wing Jarrett Culver to help enhance their rebuild.

This theoretically helps the Bulls grab their point guard of the future, but then Woj dropped yet another “Woj bomb”.

Darius Garland’s father Winston Garland played 73 career games with the Timberwolves, and they could be looking for a guard with Derrick Rose entering free agency. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted point guard Collin Sexton last season but apparently still could take Garland as the best player available. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are looking to trade the pick, leaving the door wide open for the Bulls to trade up.

The Cavaliers, despite having 2018 No. 8 overall pick and point guard Collin Sexton on the roster, did in fact select Garland. 

Minnesota, equipped with the No. 6 pick, took Jarrett Culver to add another talented wing to their core of Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. 

Chicago finally got their guy.

With Garland off the board, Chicago selected explosive scorer guard Coby White, expected to be the PG of the future. 

We are going to be locked in all night during this wild, wild, NBA Draft. Make sure to follow us @BullsTalk and check this post throughout the night for more updates.