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2016 NBA Mock Draft

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Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons in 2016 NBA draft?

The 2016 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 23rd, 2016. Similar to past drafts, the 2016 NBA Draft will be shown live on ESPN, and the consensus seems to be coming down to two players — Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons.

We’re all waiting to see if the Philadelphia 76ers will continue to lean towards selectingdo-it-all small forward Ben Simmons from LSU with the overall #1 pick in the draft or if another player like Duke’s lanky, Kevin-Durant-ish Brandon Ingram will rise up to be selected as the top pick.

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There are still a number of trades that are expected to happen before Draft Day, so stay tuned for potential major shakeups with the 2016 NBA Draft Order. We will also see the draft pool of players stabilize as we proceed past the NCAA’s deadline for college basketball players to remove their name from consideration in the draft this week.

Interbasket has published our mock draft for the first round for you to review, and please leave comments where you differ with our opinion on the draft – we’d love to hear them.

Brandon Ingram

Who will the Philadelphia 76ers take with the #1 Pick?

The consensus on who the overall #1 pick of the NBA Draft only got stronger when the Philadelphia 76ers won the 2016 edition of “Tankathon” and got the #1 pick. The team is going through the paces and saying that they will try out a number of players they are considering for the top pick, but so far, if there is no trade involved, most NBA Mock Drafts have the 76ers going with the safe play with picking Simmons and using their tryouts to get a good feel .

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What will Boston do with the Overall #3 Pick?

For all of the discussion about who Philly will take with the overall #1 pick, there is equally as much if not more talk going on about what Boston is going to do with the overall #3 pick.

The latest NBA rumors have it that Boston is that they are shopping the pick to Philly for center, Jahil Okafor. While Okafor had very strong rookie campaign for the 76ers, Philly has the problem of drafting too many big men and not enough wing talent to compete in today’s NBA.

Okafor is seen as someone who could complement the Celtics strong core alongside a potential major free agency signing by the team this off-season. Boston also has the overall #16 and 23 picks in this year’s draft, so they could look at a much bigger deal depending on what team management’s goals are for improvement this off-season.

2016 NBA Mock Draft

2016 NBA Draft Round 1

2016 NBA Mock Draft Round 1
Pick Team Player Position School Height Weight (lbs)
1 Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons PF LSU 6' 10" 240
2 LA Lakers Brandon Ingram SF Duke 6' 9" 195
3 Boston Celtics Dragan Bender PF Croatia 7' 0" 220
4 Phoenix Suns Kris Dunn PG Providence 6' 3" 205
5 Minnesota T-Wolves Buddy Hield SG Oklahoma 6' 4" 215
6 New Orleans Jamal Murray SG Kentucky 6' 4" 205
7 Denver Henry Ellenson PF Marquette 6' 10" 245
8 Sacramento Jaylen Brown SG Cal 6' 7" 225
9 Toronto Skal Labissiere C Kentucky 7' 0" 215
10 Orlando Denzel Valentine SG Michigan State 6' 6" 220
11 Milwaukee Jakob Poeltl C Utah 7' 0" 235
12 Utah Deyonta Davis PF Michigan State 6' 10" 240
13 Phoenix Domantas Sabonis PF Gonzaga 6' 10" 231
14 Chicago Bulls Marquese Chriss SF Washington 6-10 233
15 Denver Malachi Richardson SG Syracuse 6-6 200
16 Boston Furkan Korkmaz SG Turkey 6' 7" 175
17 Memphis Dejounte Murray G Washington 6-5 170
18 Detroit Brice Johnson PF UNC 6' 9" 225
19 Denver Timothe Luwawu SG France 6' 7" 195
20 Indiana Ivica Zubac C Bosnia and Herzegovina 7-1 265
21 Atlanta Damian Jones C Vanderbilt 6-11 244
22 Charlotte Malik Beasley SG Florida State 6-5 190
23 Boston Cheick Diallo PF Kansas 6-9 219
24 Philadelphia Demetrius Jackson PG Notre Dame 6-2 194
25 LA Clippers Tyler Ulis PG Kentucky 5' 9" 160
26 Philadelphia Wade Baldwin PG Vanderbilt 6' 3" 195
27 Toronto Patrick McCaw SG UNLV 6-7 181
28 Phoenix Diamond Stone C Maryland 6' 10" 255
29 San Antonio Ben Bentil Providence PF 6-8 235
30 Golden State Taurean Prince SF Baylor 6-8 201

This is how we see the top 30 picks will go in the 2016 NBA Draft. We know that Simmons or Ingram will go #1 and #2, but what happens after that will be based on need and talent available.

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