Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 NBA Draft: MOCK 1.0 with other Mock comparison


This is my first NBA Mock Draft of 2016, I list five of the best Mock Draft sites to compare with my own 


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 looks to be a lock to go to the 76ers at #1.

NBADraft.net: Simmons

DraftExpress: Simmons
Sports Illustrated: Simmons
Walter Football: Simmons
NBA Draft Room: Simmons


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.

All 5 agree with Ingram 




3. BOSTON CELTICS

DRAGAN BENDER-PF-CRAOTIA 
7-0/220/18
NBA Comparison: Toni Kukoc/Donatas Motiejunas 
I think one way or another Bender is the pick here. Option A is that Boston could trade the pick and acquire a nice veteran starter. Option B is that they can draft Bender and keep him in Europe to develop for another year or two.

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,

NBADraft.net: Buddy Hield

DEx: Marquese Chriss
SI: Dragan Bender 
WF: Buddy Hield
NDR: Dragan Bender


4. PHOENIX SUNS
JAYLEN BROWN-SF-CAL
6-7/223/19
NBA Comparison: Jason Richardson/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 
The Suns have a really nice group of young guards in Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and 2015 first round pick Devin Booker. They need help at SF and on defense. Brown is an elite athlete that can fill that void, He already has good length and a NBA ready body. He has the ability to develop into a number #3/4 scoring option on a playoff team.

NBADraft.net: Bender

DEx: Bender
SI: Marquese Chriss
WF: Bender
NDR: Jamal Murray



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.

NBADraft.net: Jamal Murray

DraftExpress: Kris Dunn
SI: Kris Dunn
WF: Jamal Murray
NDR: Buddy Hield


6. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

BUDDY HIELD-SG-OKLAHOMA
6-5/212/22
NBA Comparison: Klay Thompson/Wes Matthews 
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.

NBADraft.net: Kris Dunn
DEx: Hield 
SI: Jamal Murray
WF: Kris Dunn
NDR: Jakob Poeltl 


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.

NBADraft.net: Marquese Chriss

DEx:  Brown
SI: Hield
WF: Marquese Chriss
NDR: Kris Dunn




8. SACRAMENTO KINGS  
KRIS DUNN-PG/SG-PROVIDENCE 
6-4/210/22
NBA Comparison: Reggie Jackson/Victor Oladipo 
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. The Kings are likely to let Rajon Rondo walk in free agency this summer and backup Darren Collison is dealing with legal trouble after an arrest in May.

NBADraft.net: Brown
DEx: Jamal Murray
SI:  Brown
WF: Brown
NDR: Skal Labissiere 



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.

NBADraft.net: Domantas Sabonis
DEx: Jakob Poeltl 
SI: Jakob Poeltl 
WF: Skal Labissiere
NDR: Chriss



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.

NBADraft.net: Dejounte Murray

DEx: Ellenson
SI:  Timothe Luwawu
WF: Denzel Valentine
NDR: Brown 


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.

NBADraft.net: Poeltl
DEx: Skal Labissiere 
SI:  Deyonta Davis
WF: Poeltl
NDR: Deyonta Davis



12. UTAH JAZZ
FURKAN KORKMAZ-SF/G-TURKEY
6-7/185/18
NBA Comparison: Evan Fournier/Rudy Fernandez
The Jazz need depth on the wings to play behind Gordon Hayward and Rodney Hood. Korkmaz is a lights out shooter and a very good athlete compared to most Euro prospects. The Jazz need to be patient with him. But in 3-5 years he could end up being the steal of this draft.

NBADraft.net: Labissiere

DEx: Wade Baldwin
SI:  Furkan Korkmaz
WF: Ellenson
NDR: Ellenson



13. PHOENIX SUNS
DEYONTA DAVIS-PF-MICHIGAN ST.   
6-11/237/19
NBA Comparison: Derrick Favres/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.

NBADraft.net: Brice Johnson

DEx: Deyonta Davis
SI:  Ellenson
WF: Timothe Luwawu
NDR: Denzel Valentine



14. CHICAGO BULLS
DEMETRIUS JACKSON-PG-NOTRE DAME 
6-2/194/21
NBA Comparison: Jeff Teague/Eric Bledsoe
Derrick Rose has had major injury concerns and the Bulls lack a capable back up.  Jackson can provide the Bulls 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.

NBADraft.net: Davis

DEx: Demetrius Jackson
SI:  Wade Baldwin
WF: Davis
NDR: Malik Beasley



15. DENVER NUGGETS 
TIMOTHE LUWAWU-SF-FRANCE 
6-7/205/21
NBA Comparison: Thabo Sefolosha/Richard Jefferson
Luwawu is an athletic defensive wing with solid range. The Nuggets need defensive help on the wing and could use some shooting as well.

NBADraft.net: Malachi Richardson
DEx: Timothe Luwawu
SI:  Labissiere
WF: Malachi Richardson
NDR: Korkmaz


16. BOSTON CELTICS

TAUREAN PRINCE-SF-BAYLOR
6-8/220/21
NBA Comparison: DeMarre Carroll
Prince is the type of player Head Coach Brad Stevens and GM Danny Ainge look for. He is a role player that does all of the little things well. He can hit an open jumper and defend both forward spots.

NBADraft.net: Ellenson

DEx: Korkmaz
SI:  Denzel Valentine
WF: Domantas Sabonis
NDR: Dejounte Murray


17. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

WADE BALDWIN-PG-VANDERBILT 
6-4/202/20
NBA Comparison: Jrue Holiday/Randy Foye
The Grizzlies may lose Mike Conley in free agency this summer. Baldwin is a long combo guard that is developing as a floor general. The Grizzlies would be smart to keep the Vandy product in the state of Tennessee.

NBADraft.net: Korkmaz

DEx: Domantas Sabonis
SI:  Prince
WF: Dejounte Murray
NDR: Malachi Richardson 

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.

NBADraft.net: Malik Beasley

DEx: Prince
SI:  Domantas Sabonis
WF: Brice Johnson
NDR: Ante Zizic 


19. DENVER NUGGETS

DOMANTAS SABONIS-PF/C-GONZAGA 
6-10/231/20
NBA Comparison: Luis Scola/Kris Humphries 
In this mock I have the the Nuggets taking a stretch four in Marquese Chriss at #7. Here I have them going with a traditional low post four in Sabonis. He is clearly the best player on the board and could go as high as #9 to Toronto.

NBADraft.net: Damian Jones

DEx: Cheick Diallo
SI:  Isaia Cordinier
WF: Korkmaz
NDR: Baldwin


20. INDIANA PACERS

THON MAKER-C/F-AUSTRALIA/SPAIN
7-1/216/21
NBA Comparison: Clint Capela
The Pacers need to get younger and more athletic in their frontcourt. Maker has inedible length with a 7-3 wingspan yet is still very raw offensively. He should have a similar impact as a role player to Capela in Houston.

NBADraft.net: Cheick Diallo

DEx: Juan Hernangomez
SI:  Malik Beasley
WF: Ante Zizic
NDR: Zhou Qi



21. ATLANTA HAWKS 
DAMIAN JONES-C-VANDERBILT 
7-0/244/20
NBA Comparison: Festus Ezeli
There's a good chance the Hawks lose Al Horford in free agency this year. They should have their choice of Jones, Ante Zizic, Chieck Diallo and Stephen Zimmerman, My feeling is that they will draft the more NBA ready player in Jones. Like Ezeli, he played college ball at Vandy and was a good rebounder and shot blocker coming out of college.

NBADraft.net: Valentine

DEx: Ante Zizic
SI:  Damian Jones
WF: Damian Jones
NDR: Sabonis


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.

NBADraft.net: Patrick McCaw

DEx: Jones
SI:  Jackson
WF: Baldwin
NDR: Paskal Siakam


23. BOSTON CELTICS

CHEICK DIALLO-C/PF-KANSAS
6-9/219/19
NBA Comparison: Tyrus Thomas
With multiple first round picks, Boston can afford to take a chance on the 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.


NBADraft.net: Stephen Zimmerman
DEx: Valentine
SI:  Ante Zizic
WF: Diallo
NDR: Diamond Stone


24. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 

DEANDRE BEMBRY-SG/SF-ST. JOE'S 
6-6/207/21
NBA Comparison: Chris Douglas Roberts/Trevor Ariza
The 76ers need help on the  wings and 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. Philly can take Bembry here, then take a PG at #26 (either Tyler Ulis or Dejonte Murray would be available).

NBADraft.net:  Luwawu

DEx: Tyler Ulis
SI:  Tyler Ulis
WF: Jackson
NDR: Bembry


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.

NBADraft.net: Prince

DEx: Ivica Zubac
SI:  Dejounte Murray
WF: Ben Bentil
NDR: Ivica Zuabc


26. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 

TYLER ULIS-PG-UK
5-10/149/20
NBA Comparison: Isaiah Thomas (Boston) 
The 76ers need a starting PG and Ulis is a great fit here. He is undersized but guys like Thomas, Nate Robinson and Muggsy Bouges have had good NBA careers despite this. Ulis would have a chance to start from day one in Philly.

NBADraft.net: Bembry

DEx: Petr Cornelie
SI:  Bembry
WF: Beasley 
NDR: Jackson


27. TORONTO RAPTORS 

MALACHI RICHARDSON-SF-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.

NBADraft.net: Maker

DEx: Brice Johnson
SI:  Patrick McCaw
WF: Patrick McCaw
NDR: Maker



28. PHOENIX SUNS
DEJOUNTE MURRAY-CG-WAHSINGTON
6-5/170/19
NBA Comparison: Larry Hughes/Jamal Crawford 
After going big with their first two picks, the Suns take the long combo guard out of Washington. Murray has a good skill set but needs to cut down on turnovers.

NBADraft.net:
Ante Zizic

DEx: Bembry
SI:  Diallo
WF: Ulis
NDR: Ben Bentil

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.

NBADraft.net: Guerschon Yabusele
DEx: Guerschon Yabusele
SI:  Petr Cornelie
WF: Ivica Zubac
NDR: Robert Carter



30. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

JUAN HERNANGOMEZ-CF-SPAIN
6-9/225/20
NBA Comparison: Andres Nocioni 
The Warriors will likely lose Harrison Barnes in free agency. 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.

NBADraft.net: Pascal Siakam

DEx: Stone
SI:  Caris Levert
WF: Prince
NDR: Diallo




My Exact pick agreement for each expert: 
NBADraft.net: 4
Draft Express: 7
Sports Illustrated: 5 
Walter: 6
NBA Draft Room: 4


SECOND ROUND


31. BOSTON CELTICS
PASCAL SIAKAM-PF/NEW MEXICO ST
6-10/227/22

32. LOS ANGELES LAKERS 

ANTE ZIZIC-C-CROATIA
6-11/240/19

33. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

MALCOLM BROGDON-SF/SG-VIRGINIA 
6-6/223/23

34. PHOENIX SUNS

IVICA ZUBAC-C-CROATIA
7-1/250/19

35. BOSTON CELTICS

PATRICK MCCAW-SG-UNLV
6-7/181/20

36. MILWAUKEE BUCKS

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

37. HOUSTON ROCKETS

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

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

39. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
MICHAEL GBINIJE -SF-SYRACUSE 
6-7/205/24

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

41. ORLANDO MAGIC

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

42. UTAH JAZZ

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

43. HOUSTON ROCKETS
GARY PAYTON II-CG-OREGON ST.
6-2/184/23

44. ATLANTA HAWKS 
GUERSCHON YABUSELE-PF-FRANCE
6-8/260/20


45. BOSTON CELTICS
PETR CORNILEI-PF-FRANCE
6-11/220/20


46. DALLAS MAVERICKS
ISAIA CORDINIER-SG-FRANCE
6-5/177/19

47. ORLANDO MAGIC
CARIS LEVERT-CG-MICHIGAN
6-7/191/21

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
JACK LAYMAN-SF-MARYLAND
6-9/209/22

51. BOSTON CELTICS
KAY FELDER-PG-OAKLAND
5-10/177/21

52. UTAH JAZZ

DORIAN FINNEY SMITH-SF-FLORIDA
6-8/215/23

53. DENVER NUGGETS 

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

54. ATLANTA HAWKS 

WAYNE SELDEN-SG/SF-KANSAS
6-6/232/21

55. BROOKLYN NETS

JARROD UTHOFF-PF-IOWA
6-10/214/23 

56. DENVER NUGGETS 

PERRY ELLIS-CF-KANSAS
6-8/218/22

57. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
PAUL ZIPSER-PF-GERMANY
6-8/210/21

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

59. SACRAMENTO KINGS

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

60. UTAH JAZZ 

KYLE WILTJER-PF-GONZAGA 
6-10/243/23


Honarable Mention:


YOGI FERRELL-PG-INDIANA

6-0/178/23
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

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