Report: Top Three NBA Draft Picks Are Close to Finalized

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin The draft hasn’t started but the first three teams seem to know who they will take. The NBA draft is Thursday night, but the suspense seems to be ending over who will go in the top three. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the first three picks are lining up so that the Magic will take Auburn forward Jabari Smith, the Thunder will select Gonzaga forward Chet Holmgren and the Rockets will grab Duke forward Paolo Banchero. Those three players entered the draft after strong freshman seasons, and they were each top 10 recruits out of high school last year, with Holmgren and Banche…

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