Tonight is the night that every college basketball player has been waiting for, it's time for the 2017 NBA Draft. The draft took place at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. The top stories of the night were who's getting traded, will Lonzo and the Big Baller Brand land in LA, and of course, who will go number one overall.
The big moves started just three days prior to the draft as Boston Celtics traded the number one pick to Philadelphia 76ers for the number three pick and a future first round lottery pick. Philly made an easy decision by picking Washington point guard Markelle Fultz. The Los Angeles Lakers made good on Lavar Ball's promise by picking UCLA's point guard Lonzo Ball at number two. Boston then picked Duke's small forward Jayson Tatum at number three. Rounding out the top five, the Phoenix Suns picked Kansas small forward Josh Jackson at number four, and Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox went to the Sacramento Kings at number 5.
As far as trades go, the Chicago Bulls made what is probably the biggest trade of the night, trading all-star small forward Jimmy Butler and the number 16 pick to the Minnesota Timberwovles for shooting guard Zach Lavine, point guard Kris Dunne and the number seven pick. The Portland Trailblazers traded the number 15 and 20 picks to the Kings for the number 10 pick. For more on all the trades click here.
The First Round
The Second Round
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin did not last long on the free agent market. After being cut by the Chiefs just 11 days ago, the eight year veteran sign a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens reportedly worth $11 million.
The team announced the deal after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported details of the free-agent signing. Josina Anderson of ESPN reported Maclin's choice came down to the Ravens or his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Many experts were surprised at Maclin's sudden release from Kansas City, considering he was just signed in 2015 and it leaves them with a proven number one at wideout. The move did save the team $10 million against the cap which maybe why the move was done.
The 29-year-old Missouri native signed with the Chiefs in 2015 after a successful six-year stint with the Eagles. He made an instant impact, catching 87 passes for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns during his first season with the team.
Los Angeles Charger (man that's still weird to say) fans should be happy to here that number 54 will be sticking around for a while. The team has agreed to a 4 year, $66 million deal to keep the pass rusher.
The deal, which includes $42 million guaranteed, means that Ingram won't be playing under the franchise tag this year. The Chargers had until July 15 to reach a multi-year agreement with Ingram.
For the Chargers, this gives them a stout defensive core. Ingram, who turned 28 in April, will be switching from outside linebacker to defensive end as the team switches to a 4-3 defense. Ingram had 18.5 sacks over the last two seasons and the Chargers are hoping for more of the same from him. Paired with second-year pro Joey Bosa, the Chargers have one of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL locked up long term.
It is expected that Ingram will be at the Charger's mandatory mini-camp that starts tomorrow (June 13).