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2015 GBB Community Mock Draft: Milwaukee Bucks trade Pick #17 to Lakers

GBB simulates the (magical version of the) 2015 NBA Draft.

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Pick #17
Milwaukee Bucks
GM: Jill Kong
We have a trade!!

Milwaukee trades: Pick #17

for

LA Lakers: Pick #27, Pick #34

From Lakers GM chipwilliamsjr:

The Lakers made a huge jump (10 spots), and only had to give up an additional second-round pick to do it. The trade was a no brainer from a Lakers point of view.

And with the 17th pick in the draft, GM chipwilliamsjr and the Lakers select:

17) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF from Arizona

Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

From GM chipwilliamsjr:

As for the pick, Hollis-Jefferson is one of the best athletes in the entire draft. He's explosive and violent when attacking the rim where he's a terrific finisher. He has a high basketball IQ when it comes to finding holes in the defense and making cuts. RHJ became a very good passer this past season at Arizona. His 7-foot-1 wingspan coupled with his tremendous athleticism make him one of the best rebounding wings in the draft. He's excellent at getting out in transition and filling the proper lanes. His best skill may be his defensive versatility. RHJ is arguably the best perimeter defender in this year's draft, and last season he defended everyone from a point guard in Delon Wright to a power forward/center in Frank Kaminsky. He has a motor that constantly runs, and he's not afraid to dive on the floor or fight someone for a rebound. RHJ is not a great shooter by any stretch, but I'll remind everyone that Kwahi Leonard was a 25 percent three-point shooter in college and has shot nearly 37 percent from three in the NBA. RHJ was the best player left on my board, and he was too good not to go up and get.

Another trade in the books. Next we've got SirRiles and the Houston Rockets at #18.

Pick Team GM Selection
#1 Timberwolves Jonah Jordan Karl-Anthony Towns
#2 Lakers chipwilliamsjr Jahlil Okafor
#3 Timberwolves (from 76ers) Jonah Jordan D'Angelo Russell
#4 Raptors (from Knicks) Arkm110 Emmanuel Mudiay
#5 Celtics (from Magic) HEARNBURN Kristaps Porzingis
#6 Kings Jonah Jordan Mario Hezonja
#7 Nuggets Joe Witherwax Justise Winslow
#8 Heat (from Pistons) Mopo123 Stanley Johnson
#9 Hornets pfleming15 Willie Cauley-Stein
#10 Suns (from Heat) nickbushart Frank Kaminsky
#11 Pacers Andrew Ford Cameron Payne
#12 Jazz Tblythe Myles Turner
#13 Pistons (from Heat via Suns) Matthew Bishop Sam Dekker
#14 Thunder ljjung Kelly Oubre, Jr.
#15 Hawks Zordor Devin Booker
#16 Magic (from Celtics) Andy Livingston Bobby Portis
#17 Bucks Lakers (from Bucks) chipwilliamsjr Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
#18 Rockets SirRiles
#19 Wizards serdricacceus
#20 Thunder (from Raptors) ljjung
#21 Mavericks ethanwi11iams
#22 Bulls Burgundy
#23 Trail Blazers Edwin Ortiz
#24 Cavaliers Tcampbell395
#25 Grizzlies Kevin Yueng
#26 Spurs ks10680
#27 Bucks (from Lakers) Jill Kong
#28 Celtics HEARNBURN
#29 Nets Marcgasaucey
#30 Warriors bstubbs