NBA Mock Draft
posted Jun 21 2016, 05:30PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NBA, Analysis

Ben Simmons will go #1

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So many things can happen leading up to a mock draft….before the NFL draft I think I did 3-4 Mock Draft’s. That seems like a waste of time.

Two days before the draft we know some things. We also know there will be trades the night of the draft. This Mock assumes no trades… and Ben Simmons #1.

1. Philadelphia 76ers- Ben Simmons- LSU

2. LA Lakers- Brandon Ingram- Duke

3. Boston Celtics-I believe they will trade down. If not, Jamal Murray- KENTUCKY

4. Phoenix Suns- Marquese Chriss- WASHINGTON

5. Minnesota Timberwolves- This pick depends on pre-draft trades. If no guard trades, they take Kris Dunn- PROVIDENCE or Jamal Murray is Boston trades down

6. New Orleans Pelicans- Buddy Hield- OKLAHOMA

7. Denver Nuggets- Dragan Bender- CROATIA

8. Sacramento Kings- Dejounte Murray- WASHINGTON

9. Toronto Raptors- Jaylen Brown- CAL

10. Milwaukee Bucks- Jakob Poeltl- UTAH

11. Orlando Magic- Domantas Sabonis- GONZAGA

12. Utah Jazz- Skal Labissiere- KENTUCKY

13. Phoenix Suns- Henry Ellenson- MARQUETTE

14. Chicago Bulls- Furkan Korkmaz- TURKEY

15. Denver Nuggets- Wade Baldwin IV- VANDERBILT

16. Boston Celtics- Thon Maker- AUSTRALIA

17. Memphis Grizzlies- Denzel Valentine- MSU

18. Detroit Pistons- Deyonta Davis- MSU

19. Denver Nuggets- Malachi Richardson- SYRACUSE

20. Indiana Pacers- Ante Zizic- CROATIA

21. Atlanta Hawks- Ivica Zubac- BOSNIA

22. Charlotte Hornets- Juan Hernangomez- SPAIN

23. Boston Celtics- DeAndre Bembry- ST. JOES

24. Philadelphia 76ers- Malik Beasley-FSU

25. LA Clippers- Cheick Diallo- KANSAS

26. Philadelphia 76ers- Timothe Luwawu- FSU

27. Toronto Raptors- Damian Jones- VANDERBILT

28. Phoenix Suns- Tyler Ulis- KENTUCKY

29. San Antonio Spurs- Demetrius Jackson- ND

30. Golden State Warriors- Guerschon Yabusele- FRANCE


Philly and Denver have a real chance to turn around their franchises in this draft.

Ben Simmons has already been told he will be taken #1

International Players will be drafted early and often in the first round.

The NBA finals showed us the value of a big man who can rebound. GS had a major disadvantage once Bogut went out and Iguodala hurt his back. Tristan Thompson, Lebron James and even Kevin Love crashed the boards in their absence. We all know how that series ended up. THE CURSE OF CLEVELAND HAS BEEN LIFTED!

The Ultimate Warrior shirt Lebron was wearing as the got off the plane was made by our good friends over at Homage, a Columbus, Ohio based clothing company. you can follow them on twitter Kevin Love and Delly were both scene sporting Homage shirts post celebration. 

Thursday night should be fun to watch. Let’s see who finds new teams and who those teams gwt to replace them!

I think Brandon Ingram will be the NBA Rookie of the year

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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