Re-drafting Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard in the 2017 NBA Draft

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Detroit Pistons Luke Kennard and Atlanta Hawks John Collins battle for a rebound playing for Duke and Wake Forest, respectively, in college. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

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7. Chicago Bulls – OG Anunoby

(Original Pick – Lauri Markkanen)

Technically the Timberwolves made this selection for the Bulls when they traded a package to Chicago for Jimmy Butler. If the Bulls had another shot to choose the player they got in return, they would pick Anunoby. He is a great defender, and shoots the ball well at 38% from 3 this year. Wings with his ability are extremely valuable, and could help fill the void of losing Jimmy Butler.

8. New York Knicks – Monte Morris

(Original Pick – Frank Ntilikina)

The Knicks were looking for a point guard that could run the triangle offense. Morris has the defensive ability AND the jump shot that the Knicks have been hoping for Ntilikina to improve at. Morris has the highest 3-point percentage out of any player in the 2017 draft, and has played valuable minutes off of the bench on a contending team in the Western Conference.

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9. Dallas Mavericks – Jarrett Allen

(Original Pick – Dennis Smith Jr.)

The Mavericks have been searching for a big man that plays like Allen for years, and in this re-draft they will find the perfect fit. Playing next to Dirk Nowitzki and, eventually, Kristaps Porzingis, Allen would be able to protect the paint and roll to the basket.

10. Sacramento Kings – John Collins

(Original Pick – Zach Collins)

The Kings actually traded this pick to the Trail Blazers on draft night, but they’ll be happy with their pick of JOHN Collins here. For the Hawks, John Collins has averaged 15.6 points per game, and has been a very dynamic offensive player. He has question marks as a defender, but remains one of the most skilled players in the draft.

11. Charlotte Hornets – Kyle Kuzma

(Original Pick – Malik Monk)

I’m still unsure of Kuzma’s ceiling as a prospect, but Kuzma’s scoring ability as a wing could’ve helped the Hornets the last couple of years.