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2017 NBA Mock Draft: Chad Ford 8.0 projects all 60 picks and alternatives

Draft Day has arrived!

Finally, the 2017 NBA Draft is almost here.

Tonight, 60 players from around the globe will see their NBA dreams become a reality. Among them will be at least three Kentucky Wildcats, all of whom should hear their names called fairly early.

That includes Bam Adebayo, who is now up to No. 17 overall in Chad Ford’s final mock draft:

17. Milwaukee Bucks - Edrice Adebayo

Other potential draftees: Harry Giles, Justin Patton, Jarrett Allen

A shake-up in the Bucks' front office has everyone guessing about what new GM Jon Horst is going to do at No. 17. There was a growing consensus before he got the job that if Adebayo was on the board, they'd bite. He was a bit disappointing at Kentucky, but his athleticism, lateral quickness and NBA body are all major selling points.

Ford did give a list of potential alternative picks for each draft spot. For Bam, Ford listed him as an alternative pick for the Blazers (15) and Pacers (18).

De’Aaron Fox is actually the first Cat to be drafted, and he joins several other Cats in Phoenix:

4. Phoenix Suns - De'Aaron Fox

Other potential draftees: Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Jonathan Isaac

The Suns have been trying to trade up to land Ball, but it looks as if they're not going to be successful. They've also discussed trading for veterans such as Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Kevin Love (and they swatted down an offer for DeAndre Jordan), but for now it appears the most likely scenario is that they'll keep their pick.

If Tatum is off the board, this pick will come down to Jackson, Fox or Jonathan Isaac. The Suns like all three.

Fox gives them a high-character, super-quick point guard who could open the door to Phoenix moving Eric Bledsoe over the summer. However, he canceled his workout with the Suns and didn't reschedule. Still, owner Robert Sarver, according to a source, is very high on Fox.

If Fox were to be passed on by Phoenix, Sacramento will almost certainly take him at No. 5.

As for Malik Monk, he somehow falls all the way to the No. 11 pick by way of Charlotte.

11. Charlotte Hornets - Malik Monk

Other potential draftees: Donovan Mitchell, Luke Kennard

The Hornets traded for Dwight Howard on Tuesday, shoring up their frontcourt. Look for them to try to address their backcourt in the draft.

Monk's elite shooting ability and athleticism give him a leg up over the other two 2-guards who could go ahead of him. Mitchell's elite length and defensive abilities are his biggest strengths.

While it’s hard to see Monk falling that far, seeing him get to team up with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be nice. As for Monk’s alternate spots, Ford thinks he’s also in the running for the Magic (6), Timberwolves (7), Knicks (8) and Kings (10).

Here’s how Ford’s entire mock played out:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz

2. L.A. Lakers - Lonzo Ball

3. Boston Celtics - Jayson Tatum

4. Phoenix Suns - De'Aaron Fox

5. Sacramento Kings - Josh Jackson

6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - Lauri Markkanen

8. New York Knicks - Frank Ntilikina

9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith

10. Sacramento Kings (via Pelicans) - Zach Collins

11. Charlotte Hornets - Malik Monk

12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard

13. Denver Nuggets - OG Anunoby

14. Miami Heat - Donovan Mitchell

15. Portland Trail Blazers - Harry Giles

16. Chicago Bulls - John Collins

17. Milwaukee Bucks - Edrice Adebayo

18. Indiana Pacers - Ike Anigbogu

19. Atlanta Hawks - Justin Patton

20. Portland Trail Blazers - TJ Leaf

21. Oklahoma City Thunder - Justin Jackson

22. Brooklyn Nets - D.J. Wilson

23. Toronto Raptors - Jonah Bolden

24. Utah Jazz - Frank Jackson

25. Orlando Magic - Andzejs Pasecniks

26. Portland Trail Blazers - Jarrett Allen

27. Brooklyn Nets - Tyler Lydon

28. Los Angeles Lakers - Kyle Kuzma

29. San Antonio Spurs - Derrick White

30. Utah Jazz - Tony Bradley

Round 2

31. Charlotte Hornets - Terrance Ferguson

32. Phoenix Suns - Semi Ojeleye

33. Orlando Magic - Jawun Evans

34. Sacramento Kings - Ivan Rabb

35. Orlando Magic - Isaiah Hartenstein

36. Philadelphia 76ers - Josh Hart

37. Boston Celtics - Jordan Bell

38. Chicago Bulls - Monte Morris

39. Philadelphia 76ers - Tyler Dorsey,

40. New Orleans Pelicans - Caleb Swanigan

41. Atlanta Hawks - Alec Peters

42. Utah Jazz - Mathias Lessort

43. Houston Rockets - Sterling Brown

44. New York Knicks - Davon Reed

45. Houston Rockets - Frank Mason

46. Philadelphia 76ers - Devin Robinson

47. Indiana Pacers - Johnathan Motley

48. Milwaukee Bucks - Thomas Bryant

49. Denver Nuggets - Jonathan Jeanne

50. Philadelphia 76ers - Aleksandar Vezenkov

51. Denver Nuggets - Alpha Kaba

52. New Orleans Pelicans - Edmond Sumner

53. Boston Celtics - Jeremy Morgan

54. Phoenix Suns - Simon Birgander

55. Utah Jazz - Nedim Buza

56. Boston Celtics - Ognjen Jaramaz

57. Brooklyn Nets - Dillon Brooks

58. New York Knicks - Cameron Oliver

59. San Antonio Spurs - Kobi Simmons

60. Atlanta Hawks - Kenan Sipahi