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NBA Draft Rankings 2017: ESPN Big Board 6.0 Released

Could Fox and Monk both be top-five picks?

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The 2017 NBA Draft is just over a month away, and we’re getting a good feel on where the newest crop of Kentucky Wildcats could go.

The latest big board by ESPN’s Chad Ford has Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox checking in as top-10 prospects with Fox being the highest:

5. De'Aaron Fox

Fox's stock continues to rise as teams dig into his video. His superior quickness and toughness have a handful of scouts ranking him ahead of Ball on their boards.

Questions about his jump shot and his right hand are what keep him behind Ball on most boards.

Fox plans on attending the combine, but it will likely be only for interviews, medical testing and possibly athletic testing. He would potentially test out as the best athlete in the draft.

Monk checked in at No. 7:

7. Malik Monk

Monk is the best scorer in the draft and will spend his workouts trying to convince teams that he can be a point guard as well.

Monk has indicated that he won't participate in the combine. That's a shame. He would have had a chance to beat his UK teammate, Fox, as the best athlete in the draft.

Depending on how the draft lottery shapes out, it’s possible that both Monk and Fox hear their names called within the first five picks. The only time that’s happened under John Calipari was in 2012 (Anthony Davis at 1 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at 2) and 2010 (John Wall at 1 and DeMarcus Cousins at 5).

Bam Adebayo did take a slight dip from 20 to 23, but he’s still comfortably in the first round.

23. Edrice Adebayo

Adebayo has hired an agent and is now firmly in the draft. He should grade off the charts in the athletic-testing portion of the combine. It's the basketball skills that teams question.

Alas, he won't be playing in the 5-on-5 portion.

Hamidou Diallo did not make Ford’s top 30 players, but he did make it into the ‘next five in’ category, putting him right in that late first-round range. That’s where everyone expects Diallo to stay if he remains in the draft, which is looking more and more likely each day, especially after Kevin Knox committed.

Here’s what the entire big board looks like now:

1. Markelle Fultz

2. Lonzo Ball

3. Josh Jackson

4. Jayson Tatum

5. De'Aaron Fox

6. Jonathan Isaac

7. Malik Monk

8. Dennis Smith

9. Zach Collins

10. Lauri Markkanen

11. Frank Ntilikina

12. Harry Giles

13. OG Anunoby

14. Jarrett Allen

15. Luke Kennard

16. Terrance Ferguson

17. T.J. Leaf

18. Ike Anigbogu

19. Justin Patton

20. Tony Bradley

21. John Collins

22. Donovan Mitchell

23. Edrice Adebayo

24. Ivan Rabb

25. Justin Jackson

26. Moritz Wagner

27. D.J. Wilson

28. Jawun Evans

29. Andrew Jones

30. Isaiah Hartenstein

Next five in:

Caleb Swanigan

Rodions Kurucs

Tyler Lydon

Jonathan Jeanne

Hamidou Diallo