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NBA Mock Draft 2017: Chad Ford 2.0 is out

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will have as many as three players drafted in the 2017 NBA Draft.

That’s how many Cats went in Round 1 in Chad Ford’s latest mock draft at ESPN. He has De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk both being drafted inside the top 10, while Bam Adebayo falls all the way to No. 19.

Monk is the first UK player off the board and the lone top-five pick, as the 76ers take him at No. 4 overall.

4. Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers)* - Malik Monk

If the Sixers get this selection, it's the best-case scenario for them. Monk is the most dynamic scorer in the draft. He can light it up from anywhere. Pairing him with Fultz in the backcourt would give Philly two elite shooters and scorers to pair with Simmons and Joel Embiid.

If the Sixers trot out Embiid, Simmons, Dario Saric, Fultz and Monk next season, we will be talking about them as the best young team in the NBA, and Sam Hinkie will finally find some redemption for "The Process."

Odds of Lakers winning lottery: 11.9 percent (Philadelphia will get L.A.'s first-round pick if it falls outside the top three.)

This mock also has follows only Washington guard Markelle Fultz going No. 1 , also to the Sixers), followed by UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (No. 2 to the Celtics) and Kansas wing Josh Jackson (No. 3 to the Suns).

Fox lands with the Kings at No. 10, potentially pairing him with DeMarcus Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein in Sacramento.

10. Sacramento Kings* - De'Aaron Fox

If the Kings keep this top-10 pick, point guard seems like the way to go. Darren Collison, Ty Lawson and Garrett Temple are not long-term solutions, and there's one elite point guard left on the board in Fox.

Fox is the fastest point guard in the draft and one of the craftiest. He can't shoot, but his ability to push the basketball and create will make him a threat in the NBA.

Odds of winning lottery: 1.1 percent (If the Kings move ahead of Philadelphia in the lottery and are in the top 10, they swap spots with the Sixers. If Sacramento's pick falls outside the top 10, it will go to Chicago.)

As for Bam, he lasts until No. 19 before the Bucks grab him.

19. Milwaukee Bucks - Edrice Adebayo

Adebayo's body and explosiveness are reminiscent of Dwight Howard, but he's still figuring out how to make an impact on the court.

The Bucks could use that type of toughness in the paint, and Adebayo offers a long-term upgrade over John Henson and Mirza Teletovic.

Isaiah Briscoe and Wenyen Gabriel were not part of this mock, though they still have plenty of time to make it there before June’s draft.

Here’s how the entire draft lottery played out:

1. Philadelphia 76ers* - Markelle Fultz

2. Boston Celtics (via Nets)* - Lonzo Ball

3. Phoenix Suns - Josh Jackson

4. Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers)* - Malik Monk

5. Miami Heat - Dennis Smith

6. Dallas Mavericks - Frank Ntilikina

7. Orlando Magic - Jayson Tatum

8. Minnesota Timberwolves - Harry Giles

9. New Orleans Pelicans - Jonathan Isaac

10. Sacramento Kings* - De'Aaron Fox

11. Denver Nuggets - Miles Bridges

12. New York Knicks - OG Anunoby

13. Indiana Pacers - Lauri Markkanen

14. Chicago Bulls - Terrance Ferguson