2017 NBA Mock Draft | Version 1.0: Who will the Heat take at No. 14?

Jethro Tshisumpa #42 of the Arizona State Sun Devils guards TJ Leaf #22 of the UCLA Bruins as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Pauley Pavilion on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

MIAMI — The 2017 NBA Draft is exactly one month away.

So we thought it would be a good time to release our first mock draft. There’s still a lot that can happen between now and June 22, but this is our first attempt at predicting how the first round will unfold.

[Heat will have 14th overall pick in June 22 draft]

Who will the Heat take at No. 14? Will the Celtics draft Markelle Fultz? What will the Knicks do at No. 8?

Here’s how we see the first round going … for now.

1. Boston Celtics: Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington

Analysis: The Celtics will get even better with this pick. The question is, will Fultz and Isaiah Thomas fit together in Boston’s backcourt?

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA

Analysis: This isn’t a surprise. The Lakers and Ball seem destined for each other.

3. Philadelphia 76ers: Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas

Analysis: There’s a lot of upside here. Pair Jackson with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and the 76ers might have something.

4. Phoenix Suns: Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke

Analysis: Safe pick who should fit nicely next to Devin Booker. Another young piece on a young Suns roster.

5. Sacramento Kings: De’Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky

Analysis: The Kings can upgrade their current point guard situation with this pick. With Fox, Sacramento has a potential game-changer.

6. Orlando Magic: Dennis Smith, PG, North Carolina State

Analysis: The Magic need a go-to player offensively. Smith has the talent to be that guy.

7. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, Florida State

Analysis: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Isaac. How does that young core look?

8. New York Knicks: Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky

Analysis: It looks like Carmelo Anthony’s days in New York are numbered. Monk has the scoring ability to grow into the Knicks’ next dynamic perimeter scorer.

9. Dallas Mavericks: Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona

Analysis: Who’s the closest thing to Dirk Nowitzki in this draft? Probably Markkanen.

10. Sacramento Kings: Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga

Analysis: With their first pick in the draft, the Kings took a point guard. With this pick, they will get their big man.

11. Charlotte Hornets: Jarrett Allen, C, Texas

Analysis: He may need a season or two to become a consistent contributor, but his defensive ability near the basket fills a need for the Hornets.

12. Detroit Pistons: Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina

Analysis: The Pistons need shooting and Jackson will help in this area. He made 37 percent of his 3-point shots last season.

13. Denver Nuggets: Terrance Ferguson, SG, Australia

Analysis: Ferguson is a long-term project, but the upside is there. He’s a very good athlete who can score.

14. Miami Heat: TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA

Analysis: It’s hard to replace Chris Bosh, but Leaf brings a similar skill set to the basketball court. A versatile big man who can space the floor.

15. Portland Trail Blazers: Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA

Analysis: The Trail Blazers need defense and Anigbogu is known for his ability to protect the rim with his 7-foot-6 wingspan.

16. Chicago Bulls: Frank Ntilikina, PG, France

Analysis: The Bulls are bringing back Rajon Rondo for another year. Ntilikina could then step in after a year of seasoning.

17. Milwaukee Bucks: John Collins, PF, Wake Forest

Analysis: The Bucks are just looking to add talent. With a solid backcourt, they’ll look big and the West Palm Beach product fits.

18. Indiana Pacers: OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana

Analysis: How is this for a fit? The Indiana kid stays in state and replaces one of his idols, Paul George, when George bolts for L.A.

19. Atlanta Hawks: Justin Patton, C, Creighton

Analysis: Patton is young and skilled and will need a couple of years before he eventually would replace Dwight Howard.

20. Portland Trail Blazers: Harry Giles, PF, Duke

Analysis: Giles is a risk because of his knee injuries but could be high reward. Plus, Portland has three first-round picks so why not gamble?

21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Luke Kennard, SG, Duke

Analysis: Kennard averaged 19.5 points, is a solid outside shooter with range and the Thunder need wings.

22. Brooklyn Nets: Ivan Rabb, PF, California

Analysis: Don’t know if he’ll fall this far but the Nets need help everywhere and Rabb would be a good start.

23. Toronto Raptors: Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky

Analysis: Adebayo is an athletic big man and would be insurance in case the Raptors lose Serge Ibaka in free agency.

24. Utah Jazz: Hamidou Diallo, SG, Kentucky

Analysis: Diallo did not play because of eligibility issues. He’s an athletic freak and eventually could replace Gordon Hayward if he leaves.

25. Orlando Magic: Jordan Bell, PF, Oregon

Analysis: The Magic got their point guard with their first pick now they add a big body whose stock is rising.

26. Portland Trail Blazers: Rodions Kurucs, SF, Latvia

Analysis: Portland could be looking to stash one of their three first-round picks and Kurucs, 19, probably will stay overseas.

27. Brooklyn Nets: Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville

Analysis: Mitchell tested well at the combine and could be a great pick up here, especially if the Nets go big with their first pick.

28. Los Angeles Lakers: Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia

Analysis: Pasecniks is 7-foot-2 and mobile, and at 21 he is older and more experienced than most Europeans.

29. San Antonio Spurs: Johnathan Motley, PF, Baylor

Analysis: Motley is 6-8, has a huge wingspan and is strong and athletic. Could be David Lee’s replacement on the bench.

30. Utah Jazz: Jawun Evans, PG, Oklahoma State

Analysis: Evans was the shortest player at the combine, just under 5-11 but he is strong with a large wingspan and is a great playmaker.

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