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NBA Mock Draft: Portland Trail Blazers Select Anzejs Pasecniks From Latvia

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team's pick. To continue the 2017 NBA Mock Draft, Blazer’s Edge takes Anzejs Pasecniks from Latvia

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #26 -- Anzejs Pasecniks, Center, Latvia

SBNation’s Portland Trail Blazers blog Blazer’s Edge explains their pick:

With less than zero cap space the Blazers had to go for a euro-stash with at least one of their picks. Luckily they were still able to get a player with a ton of potential. Pascniks is massive, 7'2 and long, but also very agile for his height. There also seems to be potential for a capable 3-point shot. He does have to gain some weight and some toughness before he is NBA ready, but by adding the 20-year-old Pascniks, the Blazers were able to add value in an asset without adding to their ugly cap situation.

1. Boston Celtics - MARKELLE FULTZ, WASHINGTON

2. Los Angeles Lakers - LONZO BALL, UCLA

3. Philadelphia 76ers - JOSH JACKSON, KANSAS

4. Phoenix Suns - JONATHAN ISAAC, FLORIDA STATE

5. Sacramento Kings - DE’AARON FOX, KENTUCKY

6. Orlando Magic - JAYSON TATUM, DUKE

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - MALIK MONK, KENTUCKY

8. New York Knicks - FRANK NTILIKINA, FRANCE

9. Dallas Mavericks - DENNIS SMITH, NC STATE

10. Sacramento Kings - LAURI MARKKANEN, ARIZONA

11. Charlotte Hornets - DONOVAN MITCHELL, LOUISVILLE

12. Detroit Pistons - ZACH COLLINS, GONZAGA

13. Denver Nuggets - OG ANUNOBY, INDIANA

14. Miami Heat - TJ LEAF, UCLA

15. Portland Trail Blazers - LUKE KENNARD, DUKE

16. Chicago Bulls - DJ WILSON, MICHIGAN

17. Milwaukee Bucks - HARRY GILES, DUKE

18. Indiana Pacers - JUSTIN JACKSON, NORTH CAROLINA

19. Atlanta Hawks - JARRETT ALLEN, TEXAS

20. Portland Trail Blazers - JOHN COLLINS, WAKE FOREST

21. Oklahoma City Thunder - TYLER LYDON, SYRACUSE

22. Brooklyn Nets - ISAIAH HARTENSTEIN, GERMANY

23. Toronto Raptors - SEMI OJELEYE, SMU

24. Utah Jazz - IKE ANIGBOGU, UCLA

25. Orlando Magic - IVAN RABB, CALIFORNIA

26. Portland Trail Blazers - ANZEJS PASECNIKS, LATVIA

27. Brooklyn Nets -

28. Los Angeles Lakers -

29. San Antonio Spurs -

30. Utah Jazz -