2017 NBA Lottery Mock Draft 1.0
As with Markkanen, at this point in the draft, you take the prospect in Zach Collins and roll with it.
Does he fit an immediate need? Absolutely not, but he is a heck of a prospect that has been rising up the draft boards. Collins came off the bench for Gonzaga this past season, but quickly proved in the tournament that he was one of their two best players on the team.
He might look like he is 12 years old, but the kid has almost the complete package at the five spot.
Mason Plumlee hits restricted free agency, but you would assume they will match almost anything since they let go of Nurkic for him. But if an offer comes by that they simply cannot match, Collins would be a nice replacement.
With the roster in extreme flux heading into next season, Denver could go anywhere on draft night.