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7 Facts About the 2017 NBA Draft

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The 2017 NBA draft will be held on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a Census-estimated 2,636,735 residents in 2015.

Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

2017 NBA Draft: Prospect Breakdown Part 1: Markelle Fultz Lonzo Ball Dennis Smith, Jr. by Kent Jackson - RMB

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It will be televised nationally in the U.S. by ESPN.

ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

2017 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Markelle Fultz * Josh Jackson * Lonzo Ball by Kent Jackson - RMB

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National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The draft lottery took place during the playoffs on May 16, 2017.

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The 53–29 Boston Celtics, who were also the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference and reached the Eastern Conference Finals at the time of the NBA draft lottery, won the #1 pick with pick swapping rights thanks to a previous, infamous trade with the Brooklyn Nets, who had the worst record the previous season.

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Los Angeles Lakers, who risked losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers this year, moved up two spots to get the #2 pick, while Philadelphia moved up to receive the #3 due to the Sacramento Kings moving up in the draft, which activated pick swapping rights the 76ers had from an earlier trade.

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016.

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On June 19, four days before the NBA draft began, the Celtics and 76ers traded their top first round picks to each other, meaning the holders of the top four picks of this year's draft would be the exact same as the previous year's draft was.

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