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Where will Fox land? Check out our forecast of the first 14 picks in a deep draft

176ers | MARKELLE FULTZ(PG, Washington)

He's got the highest floor of anyone in the draft, and his ceiling is something close to James Harden's.

2Lakers | LONZO BALL(PG, UCLA)

If his J is as reliable as it was in college, he could be a bigger, better-shooting version of Ricky Rubio.

3Celtics | JOSH JACKSON(SF, Kansas)

Can't shoot, but he can dunk everything and play D, and he'll make a surprising number of plays as a passer.

4Suns | DE'AARON FOX(PG, Kentucky)

His ceiling is as high as that of anyone available.

5Kings | JONATHAN ISAAC(PF, Florida State)

A safe bet to become a secondary star. Think Harrison Barnes but 6'11", with shot blocking.

6Magic | JAYSON TATUM(SF, Duke)

Might be the most polished player available in the top 10. He's got excellent iso skills in the half-court.

7Timberwolves | LAURI MARKKANEN(PF, Arizona)

Likely not the next Dirk Nowitzki, but he's a 7-footer, and he's probably the best shooter in the draft.

8Knicks | MALIK MONK(SG, Kentucky)

If anything, playing next to Fox might have held him back a little bit. Monk will be very, very dangerous.

9Mavericks | DENNIS SMITH JR.(PG, North Carolina State)

It's rare to find someone this talented this low in the lottery. He's an incredible athlete and a great scorer.

10Kings | FRANK NTILIKINA(PG, France)

Has intriguing tools. He's big (6'5"), and he's got a massive wingspan (reportedly close to 7'1").

11Hornets | DONOVAN MITCHELL(SG, Louisville)

One of the best athletes in the draft, he'll be an excellent defender wherever he lands.

12Pistons | JUSTIN JACKSON(SF, North Carolina)

Has less upside than the names above him, but he could contribute earlier than anyone else in the lottery.

13Nuggets | ZACH COLLINS(C, Gonzaga)

Got just 17 minutes per game behind Przemek Karnowski, but he was terrific when he played.

14Heat | LUKE KENNARD(SG, Duke)

One of the three best shooters in the draft, and Miami could use the help stretching the floor.