Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 NBA Mock Draft (Version 1)

The NBA Draft is just over a week away and while my thoughts are still on the NBA Finals, here's the initial stab in the dark at predicting what the Draft will look like.

Before I get to the Mock Draft, how about LeBron last night?  I have been a critic of him for years and a lot of that criticism is based on him not playing to the level he did last night at a more consistent rate.  His shooting, decision making, and rebounding were incredible last night and he has extended the series to a Game 6.  I do believe Draymond Green's return for Game 6 will spell doom for Cleveland in this series but James' performance last night was a thing of beauty.

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, F, LSU
2. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, F, Duke
3. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn): Dragan Bender, F, Croatia
4. Phoenix Suns: Marquese Chriss, F, Washington
5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kris Dunn, PG, Providence
6. New Orleans Pelicans: Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky
7. Denver Nuggets (from New York): Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
8. Sacramento Kings: Jaylen Brown, F, California
9. Toronto Raptors: Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
10. Milwaukee Bucks: Henry Ellenson, F, Marquette
11. Orlando Magic: Deyonta Davis, F, Michigan State
12. Utah Jazz: Wade Baldwin, PG, Vanderbilt
13. Phoenix Suns (from Washington): Denzel Valentine, SG, Michigan State
14. Chicago Bulls: Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky
15. Denver Nuggets (from Houston): Domantas Sabonis, F/C, Gonzaga
16. Boston Celtics (from Dallas): Timothe Luwawu, F, France
17. Memphis Grizzlies: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse
18. Detroit Pistons: Taurean Prince, F, Baylor
19. Denver Nuggets (from Portland): Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
20. Indiana Pacers: Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame
21. Atlanta Hawks: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt
22. Charlotte Hornets: Brice Johnson, F, North Carolina
23. Boston Celtics: Ante Zizic, C, Croatia
24. Philadelphia 76ers (from Miami): Dejounte Murray, PG, Washington
25. Los Angeles Clippers: DeAndre Bembry, F, St. Joseph's
26. Philadelphia 76ers (from Oklahoma City): Ivica Zubac, C, Bosnia
27. Toronto Raptors: Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain
28. Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland): Thon Maker, C, Sudan
29. San Antonio Spurs: Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky
30. Golden State Warriors: Patrick McCaw, SG, UNLV

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