Thursday, June 30, 2016

NBA 2016 FREE AGENT RANKINGS BY TIERS

Tier 1: Stars that are #1 options on playoff teams 

1. LEBRON JAMES-
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
SF #1 
6-8/250
AGE: 30
3 year games played average: 74.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with CLV
Market Value:
Superstar Max Deal with 10+ years of service 35% of the cap 

Best player on the planet isn't going anywhere but opted out to get more money. He'll likely sign another 2 year max deal with an opt out after next year 

2. KEVIN DURANT-OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 
SF #2
6-10/240
AGE: 28 in September
4 year games played average: 65.25
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with OKC, GS, SA, LAC, MIA, BOS
Market Value:
Superstar Max Deal with 7-9 years of service, 30% of the cap 


With King James likely staying in Cleveland. The second best player on the planet is the hottest commodity on the open market .He wants to play for a championship. Staying in OKC seem like the best choice but the others will have a chance to sway him. 

Tier 2: Number two scorers/high end role players that are seeking Max contracts

3. ANDRE DRUMMOND-DETROIT PISTONS
C (3-4) 
6-11/279
AGE: 23 in August
3 year games played average: 81.6
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with DET
Market Value:

Superstar Max Deal, 25% of the cap 

Clearly one of the best young centers in the league. He is the face of the franchise in Detroit. He should be locked up very soon. 

4. DEMAR DEROZAN-TORONTO RAPTORS 
SG (3-5)
6-7/220
AGE: 27 in August
3 year games played average: 72.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with TOR, LAL
Market Value:
Max Deal with 7-9 years of service, 30% of the cap

Two time All-Star player that is one of the best athletes and slashers in the game. He isn;t the greatest shooter but he still get you 20 a night. He's likely to stay in Toronto but his hometown Lakers will try their best to get him back in LA. 

5. MIKE CONLEY-
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 
PG (5-10)
6-1/175
AGE: 28
3 year games played average: 71.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with MEM, DAL, CHI, MIL, SA 
Market Value:
Max Deal with 7-9 years of service, 30% of the cap

While Conley is not on the Curry, Westbook, CP3 or Lillard level, he is clearly in the second tier.  He is far and away the best PG on the market as there's quite a gap between him and the likes of Rajon Rondo and Deron Williams in both age and ability. 



6. AL HORFORD-ATLANTA HAWKS
PF (6-10), C (6-10)
6-11/245 
AGE: 30
4 year games played average: 65.25
Possible Destinations: BOS, DET, MIA, POR, DAL, GS, WAS, Re-sign with ATL,
Market Value:
Max Deal with 7-9 years of service, 30% of the cap

One of the best and most underrated players in the game for the past decade. He is a four time All-Star that is a great passer and shoots at a high percentage. As you can see a wide number of teams will be interested in him. 

7. BRADLEY BEAL-WASHINGTON WIZARDS 
SG (6-12)
6-5/207
AGE: 23
3 year games played average: 63.6
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with WAS
Market Value:
Max Deal with under 6 years of service, 25% of the cap 

Several pros and cons with Beal. 
Cons: Major injury concerns and will never be the best player on a good team
Pros: He just turned 23 and unlike Harrison Barnes, he has proved that he can consistently score close to 20 per game. 

The Wizards may not WANT to give him a Max deal but they really have no choice at this point. If Beal walks, he will get a max deal elsewhere and Washington isn't a high priority for most other free agents on this list. 

8. NIC BATUM-CHARLOTTE HORNETS
SF (6-10), SG (6-12)
6-8/200
AGE: 27
3 year games played average: 74.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with CHR, MIA 
Market Value:
Max Deal with 7-9 years of service, 30% of the cap

Versatility is the calling card of Batum. He is a true five tool player that can defend, shoot. pass, rebound and slash. The move to Charlotte really helped him. He led the Hornets in assists, was their second leading scorer and was their best defender. The Hornets need to keep him if they hope to make the playoffs again. 

9. HASSAN WHTESIDE-MIAMI HEAT
C (6-13)
7-0/235
AGE: 27 
3 year games played average: 73 games last year (was in the D-League in the years before)
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with MIA, DAL, LAL, HOU, POR
Market Value:
Seeking Max Deal with under 6 years of service, 25% of the cap 

After spending five years in the D-League and overseas, Whiteside came out of no where to become a double double machine and the best shot blocker in the league. He gives you the same thing that Drummond and DeAndre Jordan give you but he isn't as big and has had some injury issues. He will get a Max deal from someone due to his size and skill set. 

10. DWIGHT HOWARD-HOUSTON ROCKETS 
C (6-13)
6-11/265
AGE: 30
4 year games played average: 64.75
Possible Destinations: ATL, BOS, NY, DAL
Market Value:
18-22 million per season 



If Whiteside is worth a Max deal, then one would have to argue that Howard is worth a Max deal as well. Howard is only 30 and can still rebound as well as most bigs in the league. He has baggage but in the right setting could return to All Star form. 

11. CHANDLER PARSONS-DALLAS MAVERICKS 
SF (11-15) PF (11-13)
6-10/230
AGE: 29
3 year games played average: 67.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with DAL, ATL, POR 
Market Value:
Seeking Max Deal with under 6 years of service, 25% of the cap 

Knee injuries have cut short his past two seasons so that has to be considered by teams seeking his services. When healthy he has proved to be a legit #3 scoring option on a playoff team. He is a 6-10 guy that can shoot near 40% form three and near 50% from the field. Because of that, team could see him as the perfect small ball four that is athletic enough to still play SF. 

12. HARRISON BARNES-GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
SF (11-15)
6-8/225 
AGE: 24
4 year games played average: 76.75
Possible Destinations: NO, POR, LAL, PHL, ATL, BRK, Re-sign with GS 
Market Value:
Under 6 years Max Deal, 25% of the cap 

2015 NBA champion that has done what the Warriors have asked of him.   


Tier 3: Past Prime future Hall of Famers and former All Stars 


Some may take less to help their current franchise while others will be seeking a near Max deal


13. DWYANE WADE-MIAMI HEAT 
SG (3-6) 
6-4/220
AGE: 34
4 year games played average: 64.75
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with MIA, NY, CLV. LAC, CHI 
Market Value:
Seeking a deal with a 20 million average 

Had a great year in 2016 after being injured much of the previous two seasons. Obviously he is the face of the Heat so they will do everything gin their power to keep him. If he tests the market, he will get plenty of interest from average teams but may need to sign for the Mid Level Exception to play for a contender. 



14. DIRK NOWITZKI-DALLAS MAVERICKS 
PF (6-10) 
7-0/245
AGE: 38
3 year games played average: 77.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with DAL, GS
Market Value:
2 year deal at around 15-18 million per

The greatest European player in NBA history may have two years left. Does he stay in Dallas or help the Warriors get another title? 

15. PAU GASOL-CHICAGO BULLS
C (6-13) 
7-1/250
AGE: 36 in July
3 year games played average: 70.0
Possible Destinations: DAL, SA, MIA, GS, NY
Market Value:
2 year deal at around 15-18 million per 

Pau is still one of the better big men in the NBA. His skill set and veteran leadership will make him an attractive player for contenders needing a big man 

16. RAJON RONDO-DALLAS MAVERICKS
PG (11-16)
6-1/186
AGE: 30
3 year games played average: 70.0
Possible Destinations: BRK, CHI, Re-sign with SAC
Market Value:
Third tier point guard, Reggie Jackson, 16 million per season


He took a one year 'prove it' deal with Sacramento last year and proved that he is still one of the most versatile players in the league. 

17. JOAKIM NOAH-CHICAGO BULLS
C (3-10) when healthy
7-0/232
AGE: 30
3 year games played average: 60.5
Possible Destinations: NY, MIA, ATL 
Market Value:
2 year deal at around 15-18 million per 


Noah's defense, passing ability, high basketball IQ and overall hustle make him a great piece on any team. The question remains, can he stay healthy? The native New Yorker may look to join Derrick Rose in the big apple. 

18. LUOL DENG-MIAMI HEAT
SF (6-13) 
6-9/220
AGE: 31
4 year games played average: 71.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with MIA, DAL, GS, MEM, NO
Market Value:
2 year deal at around 15-18 million per 


Deng is a great locker room guy that can still defend both forward spots. He should provide a cheaper alternative to teams that miss out on Batum, Parsons and Barnes. Why pay 20 million for 4 years for those guys if you can get Deng for two years at 16 million per season? 


Tier 4: Good role players under 30

19. RYAN ANDERSON-NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 
SF (6-10) PF (11-13)
6-10/240
AGE: 28
2 year games played average: 63.5
Possible Destinations: SAC, WAS, POR, HOU. MEM, DET, LAL
Market Value:
Between 17-20 million 

A lights out shooter with good size in a NBA that values shooting and length. Anderson would be a perfect fit in his hometown of Sacramento playing with a big like DeMarcus Cousins. Any playoff team looking for a shooter would fit as well. 

20. EVAN FOURNIER-ORLANDO MAGIC 
SG (11-14)
6-7/205
AGE: 23
3 year games played average: 71.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with ORL
Market Value:
Between 17-20 million  

Great 3 point shooter with a high IQ and a team attitude. The Magic traded Victor Oladipo to OKC because they know Fournier is the better fit as their starting two guard. 



21. KENT BAZEMORE-ATLANTA HAWKS 
SG (11-14)
6-5/201
AGE: 27 on July 1st (Happy Birthday $$$$$$)
2 year games played average: 75.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with ATL, MEM, BRK, NY, MIL 
Market Value:
Between 15-18 million  

Broke out big time last year in Atlanta as their defensive specialist and #4 scoring option. He filled the void left by DeMarre Carroll's departure. The Hawks will need to pay a lot to keep him. 



22. JORDAN CLARKSON-LOS ANGELES LAKERS
SG (15-20), PG (18-24)
6-5/194
AGE: 24
2 year games played average: 69.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with LAL
Market Value:
Seeking 4 year deal around 14-18 million average 

Very good young player, is he a better at the point or at the two guard? The Lakers like him and will likely match any offer he receives. 

23. BISMACK BIYOMBO-TORONTO RAPTORS
C (17-25)
6-10/255
AGE: 24 in August
3 year games played average: 74.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with TOR
Market Value:
Rim protector and high energy center
Between Tyson Chandler's 4 year/52 million and Tristan Thompson's 5 year/82 million 
Between 13-16.4 million per season

Biyombo made a lot of money for himself this post season as he really outplayed Tristan Thompson in the Cleveland series. 


24. FESTUS EZELI-GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 
C (17-25)
7-0/264
AGE: 26
2 year games played average: 46.0
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with GS,MIL, LAL, NY, MIA, ATL 
Market Value:

Rim protector and high energy center
Between Tyson Chandler's 4 year/52 million and Tristan Thompson's 5 year/82 million 
Between 13-16.4 million per season

He is basically Biyombo but two years older and comes with some injury risk.   



25. EVAN TURNER-BOSTON CELTICS
SG (11-16), SF (11-17)
6-7/225
AGE: 24
4 year games played average: 81.5
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with MIL 
Market Value:
Seeking 4 year deal around 13-16 million average 

Versatile player with good length that can play both the two and the three. He can also run a the offense in a second unit like he did last year in Boston. A very durable guy that has only missed 2 games in the past four season.


26. JEREMY LIN-CHARLOTTE HORNETS
PG (21-24), SG (15-22)
6-3/200
AGE: 27 in August
3 year games played average: 74.3
Possible Destinations: Re-sign with CHR
Market Value:
Seeking 4 year deal around 13-16 million average 

He played very well in Charlotte last year. He is a low end starting point guard that is much better in a role as a backup combo guard. He is looking for a long term deal 


Tier 5: Good role players that are 30 and over

Thursday, June 23, 2016

FINAL MOCK DRAFT




FIRST ROUND 


1. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS  

BEN SIMMONS-CF-LSU 
6-10/240/19 years old
NBA Comparison: Magic Johnson/Lamar Odom/Draymond Green 
Some feel that Simmons is the best prospect to come around since LeBron James in 2003. He's a versatile player that does everything well on a basketball court. His shooting is the only thing that needs a lot of work at this stage. He is a lock to be the first overall pick. 

2. LOS ANGELES LAKERS 
BRANDON INGRAM-SF-DUKE  
6-9/200/18
NBA  Comparison: Paul George/Rudy Gay
The Lakers have some nice young pieces in DeAngelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Ingram is a long athletic wing that can really stretch the floor with his outside shooting. If the Lakers can bring in a veteran SF this summer it will help Ingram's development as he won't be rushed to become an instant star in LA.

3. BOSTON CELTICS
KRIS DUNN-PG/SG-PROVIDENCE 
6-4/210/22
NBA Comparison: Reggie Jackson/Victor Oladipo 
I think one way or another Dunn is the pick here. Option A is that Boston will trade the pick to the 76ers in a deal that revolves around Jahlil Okafor or Boston native Nerlens Noel. Option B is that they can draft Dunn and then look to trade either Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley.

Dunn is a big guard that has the play making ability of a point guard yet has enough size and defensive skills to play the two, He doesn't have great upside but he's a safe pick that can become top 40-60 player in the league like Jackson and Oladipo.

4. PHOENIX SUNS
DRAGAN BENDER-PF-CRAOTIA 
7-0/220/18
NBA Comparison: Toni Kukoc/Donatas Motiejunas
The Suns have a really nice group of young guards in Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and 2015 first round pick Devin Booker. They need young talent up front. The Suns are rebuilding so they can afford to wait a few years for Bender to develop physically. 

Bender is a great young prospect, but like many talented Euro's he is undersized and not ready to face NBA athletes. His upside is very high and has the potential to become a great Euro player like Kukoc, Dirk or Pau. But he could just as easily turn into just an average role player like Motiejunas.

5. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
JAMAL MURRAY-SG-UK 
6-4/204/19
NBA Comparison: Bradley Beal/CJ McCollum 
The TWolves have one of the best young cores in the NBA. They have had the #1 pick the past two seasons and ended up getting two franchise talents in Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

The main thing they lack is shooting as they were 25th in 3 point percentage last year. Murray shot 40% from 3 last year and has the ability to become a 20 pint scorer within the next 3-5 years. He would form a great wing duo with fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins. 

6. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
BUDDY HIELD-SG-OKLAHOMA
6-5/212/22
NBA Comparison: Wes Matthews/JJ Redick/poor man's Klay Thompson 
Similar to Murray, Hield is a lights out shooter with good size for a 2 guard. He is NBA ready and can come in and replace Eric Gordon in New Orleans. The Pelicans have a superstar in Anthony Davis and two good play makers in Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans. Hield would fit perfectly in New Orleans with his ability to hit outside shots.

7. DENVER NUGGETS 
MARQUESE CHRISS-PF-WASHINGTON
6-10/233/19
NBA Comparison: Marvin Williams/Perry Jones
Chriss is a good fit as a stretch four to complement the Nuggets solid young core.  Guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris along with big men Nikola Jokic and Jusef Nurkic give Denver some good pieces to build around.

Like Williams and Jones, Chriss has a very good skill set and NBA body but he also comes with the same toughness questions and will be drafted more on potential than production.

8. SACRAMENTO KINGS  
JAYLEN BROWN-SF-CAL
6-7/223/19
NBA Comparison: Jason Richardson/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 
Brown is an elite athlete that already possesses a NBA ready body. He has the ability to develop into a number #3/4 scoring option on a playoff team. The Kings can use him as a backup as a rookie then look to trade Rudy Gay next off season. Brown's willingness to play defense along with his athletic gifts make him a good fit with new Head Coach Dave Joerger.

9. TORONTO RAPTORS 
HENRY ELLENSON-PF/C-MARQUETTE 
6-11/242/19
NBA Comparison: Greg Monroe/Troy Murphy
Ellenson has everything you look for in today's power forward. He has a good combination of size, power, rebounding ability and shooting. He will likely never be a star in the league but he has all the tools to be a starter for the next ten years. Ellenson's ability to stretch a defense gives him the edge here over Domantas Sabonis. 

10. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
JAKOB POELTL-C-UTAH 
7-1/239/20
NBA Comparison: Cody Zeller/Meyers Leonard
Peoltl is a highly skilled low post scorer that will be a good role playing center. He lacks power but makes up for it with great skill set. He is a very good passer and a high percentage shooter for a big man. Adding Poeltl would allow Greg Monroe to play more minutes at the four. They could also look to trade Monroe for an upgrade at PG. 


11. ORLANDO MAGIC
SKAL LABISSIERE-PF-UK 
7-0/216/20
NBA Comparison: Brandan Wright/Theo Ratliff
11 years after taking Fran Vasquez at #11 I have a hunch the Magic will once again roll the dice on a raw athletic big man. Vasquez never played a game for Orlando but has been a good player in Europe.

Similar to Brandan Wright in 2007, Labissiere came into college over hyped and undersized and like Wright, he didn't put up good numbers as a Freshman. Wright has had average journeyman career since being picked #8 in 2007. Labissiere will likely become a good role player and at best has a chance to become an elite shot blocker and decent scorer similar to Ratliff in the early 2000's.

12. ATLANTA HAWKS via trade with UTAH JAZZ
DOMANTAS SABONIS-PF/C-GONZAGA 
6-10/231/20
NBA Comparison: Luis Scola/Kris Humphries 
Sabonis is good value here. He is a traditional low post four that is an absolute beast on the glass. There's a good chance the Hawks lose Al Horford in free agency this year so drafting a big man that can score and rebound is key in this draft. 

13. PHOENIX SUNS
DEYONTA DAVIS-PF-MICHIGAN ST.   
6-11/237/19
NBA Comparison: Derrick Favores/Antonio Davis
The Suns need to upgrade their frontcourt with young players in this draft. Davis already has a NBA ready body at such a young age. Davis is very raw but he can learn a lot from watching and working with Tyson Chandler.

14. CHICAGO BULLS
WADE BALDWIN-PG-VANDERBILT 
6-4/202/20
NBA Comparison: Jrue Holiday/Randy Foye

With Derrick Rose beign traded to New York, the Bulls will look to find his replacement here. Baldwin is a long combo guard that is developing as a floor general. His size and upside give him the slight edge here over Demetrius Jackson. 

15. DENVER NUGGETS 
FURKAN KORKMAZ-SG-TURKEY
6-7/185/18
NBA Comparison: Evan Fournier/Rudy Fernandez
Korkmaz is a lights out shooter and a very good athlete compared to most Euro prospects. The Nuggets are in a long term rebuild. They can afford to wait a few years for Korkmaz to develop. 


16. BOSTON CELTICS
TIMOTHE LUWAWU-SF-FRANCE 
6-7/205/21
NBA Comparison: Thabo Sefolosha/Richard Jefferson
Luwawu is an athletic defensive wing with solid range (40%-3 point shooter). He is also a bit older than the other Euro prospects in this draft and is ready to contribute right away. 

17. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
TAUREAN PRINCE-SF-BAYLOR
6-8/220/21
NBA Comparison: DeMarre Carroll
Prince is a role player that does all of the little things well. He can hit an open jumper and defend the two, three and four spots. 

Memphis needs to get younger on the wings as they have no wings under contract under the age of 34 (Tony Allen is 34 and Vince Carter is 39). New coach David Fizdale comes from the Pat Riley school of coaching. So the pick at #17 better be ready to come in a defend from day one. 

Many reports say that Memphis is very high on Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson

Keep in mind this is the time for smoke screens.The main problem with drafting Richardson is that he is more of a long term project and the Grizzlies are still in win now mode. 



18. DETROIT PISTONS
DENZEL VALENTINE-SG-MICHIGAN ST.   
6-6/210/22
NBA Comparison: Evan Turner/Jared Dudley
Valentine is a local kid with a very versatile skill set. He will be an instant contributor where ever he lands. With a solid starting five, the Pistons have no major needs so they will look to draft the best player available.



19. DENVER NUGGETS
DEJOUNTE MURRAY-CG-WAHSINGTON
6-5/170/19
NBA Comparison: Larry Hughes/Jamal Crawford 
Murray is a long combo guard out of Washington. Murray has a good skill set but needs to cut down on turnovers. He would make an ideal backup to the starting backcourt of Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris. 


20. INDIANA PACERS
CHEICK DIALLO-C/PF-KANSAS
6-9/219/19
NBA Comparison: Tyrus Thomas
The Pacers need to get younger and more athletic up front. Diallo is a raw, extremely long (7.5 wingspan) young prospect from Kansas. Diallo could develop into a solid pro if he hits the weight room and works on his offense.

21. ATLANTA HAWKS 
DEANDRE BEMBRY-SG/SF-ST. JOE'S 
6-6/207/21
NBA Comparison: Chris Douglas Roberts/Trevor Ariza
Bembry is a NBA ready wing that could be the biggest steal of the draft. He was ultra productive in college averaging 17, 8 and 4 and really helped his stock at the NBA Draft Combine. 

22. CHARLOTTE HORNETS 
MALIK BEASLEY-SG-FSU
6-5/190/19
NBA Comparison: Courtney Lee
Charlotte may lose incumbent shooting guard Courtney Lee. What better way to replace him than with a young player with a similar skill set. Beasley was one of the best Freshman in college basketball last year averaging 15.6 ppg while shooting over 50% from the field. He can come in a compete with Jeremy Lamb for minutes at the two.

23. BOSTON CELTICS
ANTE ZIZIC-C-CROATIA
6-11/240/19
NBA Comparison: Nikola Pekovic
Boston could use some depth at center. They should have their choice of Zizic, Damian Jones, Diamond Stone,Thon Maker and Stephen Zimmerman, My feeling is that they will take Zizic and keep him in Europe for another year or two. Ainge has scouted him in Europe this past season, and he fits the bill as a high energy big man that the Celtics like. 

24. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 
DEMETRIUS JACKSON-PG-NOTRE DAME 
6-2/194/21
NBA Comparison: Jeff Teague/Eric Bledsoe
Jackson can provide Philly with a NBA ready player with good play making ability. He will never be a star but he has the skill set to become a top 20 point guard eventually. He could go as high as #14 to Chicago, I think this is his floor. 

25. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
DIAMOND STONE-C-MARYLAND
6-10/254/19
NBA Comparison: Kendrick Perkins
The Clippers need a backup center to relieve DeAndre Jordan. Stone is a bruiser inside with the talent to be a top 10 pick. However questions about his work ethic and maturity have caused his stock to drop, Doc Rivers was able to get the most out of Perkins in Boston and should be able to do the same with Stone.

26. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 
JUAN HERNANGOMEZ-CF-SPAIN
6-9/225/20
NBA Comparison: Andres Nocioni 
Hernangomez is a hard working physical player that fits well as a role player in the NBA. He will be 21 at the start of next season and should be NBA ready after playing heavy minutes in Europe's top division last season.

27. TORONTO RAPTORS 
MALACHI RICHARDSON-SF/SG-SYRACUSE 
6-6/200/20
NBA Comparison: Khris Middleton/Nick Young
I have the Raptors taking Ellenson at #9. If they go big early, expect them to draft a wing at #27. Richardson would be good insurance in case DeMar DeRozan leaves this summer.

28. PHOENIX SUNS
MALCOLM BROGDON-SF/SG-VIRGINIA 
6-6/223/23
NBA Comparison: Bruce Bowen 
After going big with their first two picks, the Suns take the skilled defensive stopper out of Virginia. The Suns need a lot of help on the defensive end. 

29. SAN ANTONIO SPURS
STEPHEN ZIMMERMAN-C-UNLV
7-0/234/19
NBA Comparison: Cole Aldrich 
The Spurs almost always go best player available. Zimmerman is a skilled big that can be molded similar to how the Spurs used Tiago Splitter.

30. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
DAMIAN JONES-C-VANDERBILT 
7-0/244/20
NBA Comparison: Festus Ezeli
The Warriors will likely lose Festus Ezeli in free agency. Like Ezeli, Jones played college ball at Vandy and was a good shot blocker and strong rebounder coming out of college.





SECOND ROUND


31. BOSTON CELTICS
THON MAKER-C/F-AUSTRALIA/SPAIN
7-1/216/21

32. LOS ANGELES LAKERS 
IVICA ZUBAC-C-CROATIA
7-1/250/19

33. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
PATRICK MCCAW-SG-UNLV
6-7/181/20

34. PHOENIX SUNS

TYLER ULIS-PG-UK
5-10/149/20

35. BOSTON CELTICS

PASCAL SIAKAM-PF/NEW MEXICO ST
6-10/227/22

36. MILWAUKEE BUCKS

BRICE JOHNSON-PF-UNC
6-11/209/22

37. HOUSTON ROCKETS

ZHOU QI-F/C-CHINA
7-2/218/20

38. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
ISAIAH COUSINS-CG-OKLAHOMA
6-5/194/22

39. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
WAYNE SELDEN-SG/SF-KANSAS
6-6/232/21


40. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
AJ HAMMONS-C-PURDUE
7-0/278/23

41. ORLANDO MAGIC

BEN BENTIL-PF-PROVIDENCE
6-8/229/21

42. UTAH JAZZ

JOEL BOLOMBOY-PF-WEBER ST.
6-9/224/22

43. HOUSTON ROCKETS
CARIS LEVERT-CG-MICHIGAN
6-7/191/21

44. ATLANTA HAWKS 
GARY PAYTON II-CG-OREGON ST.
6-2/184/23


45. BOSTON CELTICS
GUERSCHON YABUSELE-PF-FRANCE
6-8/260/20


46. DALLAS MAVERICKS
KAY FELDER-PG-OAKLAND
5-10/177/21

47. ORLANDO MAGIC
ISAIA CORDINIER-SG-FRANCE
6-5/177/19

48. CHICAGO BULLS
ROBERT CARTER-F/C-MARYLAND
6-9/251/22

49. DETROIT PISTONS 

CAT BARBER-PG-NC ST. 
6-3/173/21

50. INDIANA PACERS
YOGI FERRELL-PG-INDIANA
6-0/178/23


51. BOSTON CELTICS
PAUL ZIPSER-PF-GERMANY
6-8/210/21

52. UTAH JAZZ

MICHAEL GBINIJE -SF-SYRACUSE 
6-7/205/24

53. DENVER NUGGETS 

ISAIAH WHITEHEAD-SG-SETON HALL
6-5/210/21

54. ATLANTA HAWKS 

CHINANU ONUAKU-C/F-LOUISVILLE
6-10/245/19

55. BROOKLYN NETS

PETR CORNILEI-PF-FRANCE
6-11/220/20

56. DENVER NUGGETS 
DORIAN FINNEY SMITH-SF-FLORIDA
6-8/215/23

57. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
JACK LAYMAN-SF-MARYLAND
6-9/209/22

58. BOSTON CELTICS
TROY WILLIAMS-SF-INDIANA
6-7/218/21

59. SACRAMENTO KINGS

JARROD UTHOFF-PF-IOWA
6-10/214/23

60. UTAH JAZZ 

KYLE WILTJER-PF-GONZAGA 
6-10/243/23


Honarable Mention


PERRY ELLIS-CF-KANSAS
6-8/218/22
MARCUS PAIGE-PG-UNC
6-2/164/22
RADE ZAGORAC-SF-SERBIA
6-9/205/20
SHELDON MCCLELLAN-SG-MIAMI
6-6/198/23
GEORGES NIANG-CF-IOWA ST
6-9-231-23
AJ ENGLISH-CG-IONA
6-3/182/23
GEORGIOS PAPAGIANNIS-C-GREECE
7-2/275/18
RON BAKER-SG-WICHITA ST 
6-4/212/23
ELGIN COOK-SF-OREGON
6-6/212/23
DANIEL HAMILTON-SF/SG-UCONN
6-8/197/20