June 14, 2016, 1:01 pm
Welcome back for another mock draft update. After a couple of early mocks that attempted to capture a moving target, this mock will probably become even more inaccurate as readers try to pick apart my second round guesses. To get an understanding on my thoughts for these mocks, check out my draft insights article to see where I’m pulling these picks from. Feel free to point out discrepancies with my thinking if you feel so obliged. Below you will find my Mock Draft 3.0 with a now complete second round. Following that, you’ll find some notes on the draft. With very little time to go until draft night, expect a ton of rumors from “sources” to emerge that will impact draft stock and potential trade hype.
Round 1 Pick Team Player Position School 1 76ers Ben Simmons PF/SF LSU 2 Lakers Brandon Ingram SF Duke 3 Celtics Dragan Bender PF NA – Croatia 4 Suns Marquese Chriss PF Washington 5 Wolves Buddy Hield SG Oklahoma 6 Pelicans Jamal Murray PG/SG Kentucky 7 Nuggets Jaylen Brown SF California 8 Kings Kris Dunn PG Providence 9 Raptors Henry Ellenson PF/C Marquette 10 Bucks Jakob Poeltl C Utah 11 Magic Deyonta Davis PF Michigan St. 12 Jazz Skal Labissiere PF/C Kentucky 13 Suns Denzel Valentine SG/SF Michigan St. 14 Bulls Domantas Sabonis PF Gonzaga 15 Nuggets Cheick Diallo PF Kansas 16 Celtics Timothy Luwawu SG/SF NA – Serbia 17 Grizzlies Wade Baldwin IV PG Vanderbilt 18 Pistons Dejounte Murray PG/SG Washington 19 Nuggets Brice Johnson PF North Carolina 20 Pacers Damian Jones C Vanderbilt 21 Hawks Furkan Korkmaz SG/SF NA – Turkey 22 Hornets Malachi Richardson SG Syracuse 23 Celtics Stephen Zimmerman C UNLV 24 76ers Diamond Stone C Maryland 25 Clippers Taurean Prince SF Baylor 26 76ers Malik Beasley SG Florida St. 27 Raptors DeAndre Bembry SG/SF St. Joseph’s 28 Suns Thon Maker PF/C NA – College prep school 29 Spurs Patrick McCaw SG/SF UNLV 30 Warriors Ante Zizic C NA – Croatia
Check out Round 2 on the next page: