Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 NBA DRAFT: POSITION ANALYSIS/RANKINGS: BIGS




1. DRAGAN BENDER-PF-CRAOTIA 
7-0/220/18
NBA Comparison: Toni Kukoc/Donatas Motiejunas 
Likely Career Role: Starting PF/stretch four with some All Star potential/will be a solid bench guy for his first 3-4 years 

2. MARQUESE CHRISS-PF-WASHINGTON
6-10/233/19
NBA Comparison: Marvin Williams/Perry Jones
Last year's stats: 13.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 57.0 FG%, 35.0-3pt%, 1.63 bpg
Likely Career Role: Starting PF/stretch four with some All Star potential/role playing combo forward 

3. HENRY ELLENSON-PF/C-MARQUETTE 
6-11/242/19
NBA Comparison: Greg Monroe/Troy Murphy
Last year's stats: 17.0 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 49.5 FG% 
Likely Career Role: Starting PF/Solid #3/4 scoring option/very safe pick/good role player

4. JAKOB POELTL-C-UTAH 
7-1/239/20
NBA Comparison: Cody Zeller/Meyers Leonard
Last year's stats: 17.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 64.0 FG%, 1.62 bpg
Likely Career Role: Role playing starting Center/Upside to become a #2/3 scoring option



5. DOMANTAS SABONIS-PF/C-GONZAGA 
6-10/231/20
NBA Comparison: Luis Scola/Kris Humphries 
Last year's stats: 17.5 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 60.6 FG%
Likely Career Role: Starting PF on a good team/eventually a 15 and 8 guy/could develop into a solid #3 scoring option

6. DEYONTA DAVIS-PF-MICHIGAN ST.   
6-11/237/19
NBA Comparison: Derrick Favores/Antonio Davis
Last year's stats: 7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.85 bpg, 59.8 FG%
     (per 30 mins): 12.0 ppg, 8.85 rpg, 3.0 bpg 
Likely Career Role: Starting PF/Good role player and rebounder/could develop into a solid #4 scoring option

7. DAMIAN JONES-C-VANDERBILT 


7-0/244/20
NBA Comparison: Festus Ezeli
Last year's stats: 13.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 59.0 FG%, 1.63 bpg
Likely Career Role: Role playing starting Center/high end backup/hustle player 

8. SKAL LABISSIERE-PF-UK 
7-0/216/20
NBA Comparison: Brandan Wright/Theo Ratliff
Last year's stats: 6.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 52.0 FG%
     (per 30 mins): 12.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.15 bpg 
Likely Career Role: Boom or bust stretch four and rim protector 

9. CHEICK DIALLO-C/PF-KANSAS
6-9/219/19
NBA Comparison: Tyrus Thomas
Last year's stats: 3.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.9 bpg, 57.0 FG% 
           (per 30 mins): 12.0 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.45 bpg 
Likely Career Role: Backup big/shot blocker and rim protector 

10. IVICA ZUBAC-C-CROATIA
7-1/250/19
NBA Comparison: Tiago Splitter 
Likely Career Role: Backup big/post enforcer and rebounder 

11. THON MAKER-C/F-AUSTRALIA/SPAIN
7-1/216/21
NBA Comparison: Clint Capela
Likely Career Role: Backup big/rim protector with stretch four skills 

12. DIAMOND STONE-C-MARYLAND
6-10/254/19
NBA Comparison: Kendrick Perkins
Last year's stats: 12.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.62 bpg, 56.8 FG%
Likely Career Role: Backup big/low end starter

13. STEPHEN ZIMMERMAN-C-UNLV
7-0/234/19
NBA Comparison: Cole Aldrich 
Last year's stats: 10.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.96 bpg, 46.3 FG% 
Likely Career Role: Backup big

14. ANTE ZIZIC-C-CROATIA
6-11/240/19
NBA Comparison: Nikola Pekovic
Last year's stats (Adriatic League)13.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 563.9 FG%
Likely Career Role: Backup big

15. AJ HAMMONS-C-PURDUE
7-0/278/23
NBA Comparison: Brendan Haywood 
Last year's stats: 15.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 59.2 FG%, 2.44 bpg
Likely Career Role: Second unit Center that can hit open shots and protect the rim. 

Other possible 2nd round picks: 

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

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

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

19. GUERSCHON YABUSELE-PF-FRANCE
6-8/260/20

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

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

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

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

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

25. KYLE WILTJER-PF-GONZAGA 
6-10/243/23

26. JARROD UTHOFF-PF-IOWA
6-10/214/23

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

28. GEORGIOS PAPAGIANNIS-C-GREECE
7-2/275/18

29. GEORGES NIANG-CF-IOWA ST
6-9-231-23

30. ANDREY DESYATNIKOV-C-RUSSIA
7-2/275/18


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