2016 DraftExpress NBA Extended Mock Draft
updated on June 16, 2016
1. Ben Simmons
20.6 years old | 6'10" | 239 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  19.2 PPG     11.9 RPG     4.8 APG     29.9 PER  
Ben Simmons 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Ben Simmons is by all accounts we've received the player the Sixers want to pick at #1, at least according to what they've told other teams around the league. It remains to be seen whether the feeling is mutual, as he's yet to meet with the Sixers or schedule a visit, which is highly unusual for a #1 pick in recent years. That puts the Sixers in a difficult spot, since it's far from a consensus that Simmons is the best talent in this draft.
2. Brandon Ingram
SF (Lakers - PRO)
19.4 years old | 6'9" | 196 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (36 GP)
  17.3 PPG     6.8 RPG     2.0 APG     22.7 PER  
Brandon Ingram 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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In a draft many consider to have a significant dropoff after the No. 2 pick, the Lakers will be happy to 'settle' for whomever the Sixers decide not to draft. Ingram is, by many accounts, the player the Lakers would have targeted at #1 had they won the lottery. He is a perfect fit on their roster and should generate a great deal of excitement about their future.
3. Kris Dunn
PG (Timberwolves - PRO)
22.9 years old | 6'4" | 205 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  16.4 PPG     5.3 RPG     6.2 APG     23.6 PER  
Kris Dunn 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The draft begins here, with as many as five players who could be candidates at this spot. The Celtics would love to trade this pick for a NBA-ready player who is a better fit on their existing roster, but that may be somewhat of a long-shot based on what we've seen historically. Kris Dunn likely has the highest immediate trade value as he plays a position this draft is very weak at, even if the Celtics already have a plethora of guards. The Celtics are unlikely to be scared off by not receiving his medical info from his agents or the benefit of a workout, as their own team doctor conducted Dunn's shoulder surgery a few years ago, and they may know him better than anyone in this draft having played right up the road in Providence.
4. Marquese Chriss
PF (Suns - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'10" | 233 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (34 GP)
  13.8 PPG     5.4 RPG     0.8 APG     22.1 PER  
Marquese Chriss 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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After unloading Markieff Morris at the deadline, the Suns are likely in the hunt for a starting power forward and could be attracted to the athleticism, skill and upside of Chriss. His tantalizing talent has made him one of the fastest rising prospects of the draft process. Dragan Bender is also a candidate here.
5. Buddy Hield
SG (Kings - PRO)
23.2 years old | 6'5" | 212 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (37 GP)
  25.0 PPG     5.7 RPG     2.0 APG     28.6 PER  
Buddy Hield 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Minnesota could really use some outside shooting, and Buddy Hield is arguably the best shooter in this class. The senior should be set to contribute immediately, which helps on a roster that is already among the youngest in the NBA. His deficiencies defensively could be mitigated by playing alongside bigger guards in Ricky Rubio and Zach Lavine. He is polished enough to join the outstanding young core the Timberwolves have built with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
6. Jamal Murray
PG/SG (Nuggets - PRO)
20.0 years old | 6'5" | 201 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (36 GP)
  20.0 PPG     5.2 RPG     2.2 APG     23.0 PER  
Jamal Murray 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Pelicans' backcourt is unsettled at the moment, with a dozen different players earning a starting nod at one point or another over the course of the season. Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday have all struggled with injuries and none is under contract past next season, which means New Orleans will look at all of the top guards available. Murray was one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball despite being a freshman
7. Dragan Bender
PF (Suns - PRO)
19.2 years old | 7'1" | 225 lbs

2015-16 Eurocup, Euroleague, Israeli, LV Summer (46 GP)
  5.0 PPG     2.9 RPG     0.7 APG     12.0 PER  
Dragan Bender 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Bender could very well be the third best player in this draft, but his youth, physical immaturity and struggles getting consistent playing time has caused some teams to get cold feet. At this point in the draft, Denver could definitely afford to be patient with the young Croatian, whom many feel has a huge upside in today's NBA because of his defensive versatility, perimeter shooting and outstanding feel for the game.
8. Jaylen Brown
SF (Celtics - PRO)
20.3 years old | 6'7" | 223 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (34 GP)
  14.6 PPG     5.4 RPG     2.0 APG     17.8 PER  
Jaylen Brown 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Many feel that the draft drops off significantly after the eighth pick, with a sea of uncertainty regarding who the next best prospect might be. That should make for a fairly easy choice for the Kings, even if Jaylen Brown's inexperience and lack of perimeter shooting is far from an ideal fit on their current roster.
9. Jakob Poeltl
C (Raptors - PRO)
21.3 years old | 7'1" | 239 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (35 GP)
  17.3 PPG     9.1 RPG     1.9 APG     31.5 PER  
Jakob Poeltl 2015-16 Preseason Scouting Video - Strengths
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Bismack Biyombo likely played his way out of Toronto's budget this summer with a tremendous playoff campaign. They'll need to fill that void with a solid backup center, with Poeltl looks very much ready to be. Poeltl is considered the best center in this draft and has plenty of upside physically and skill-wise to continue to grow into long term.
10. Henry Ellenson
PF (Grand Rapids - PRO)
20.1 years old | 7'0" | 242 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  17.0 PPG     9.9 RPG     1.8 APG     21.3 PER  
Henry Ellenson 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Greg Monroe has been somewhat of a disappointment since signing as a free agent last summer, which could prompt the Bucks to explore alternative options at the position. Ellenson will likely end up playing the center position in today's NBA due to his lack of foot speed, but has the versatility needed offensively to fit in very nicely alongside their existing core.
11. Skal Labissiere
PF/C (Kings - PRO)
20.9 years old | 7'0" | 216 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (36 GP)
  6.6 PPG     3.1 RPG     0.3 APG     18.9 PER  
Skal Labissiere 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Orlando desperately needs to find a big man who can play alongside Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon in different lineups, and Labissiere is a strong candidate. He's one of the most talented big men in this draft and has the shooting range to play on the perimeter long term. Labissiere is a project, but his potential as a floor-stretching rim-protector is exactly what many NBA teams want these days.
12. Wade Baldwin
PG (Iowa - PRO)
20.9 years old | 6'4" | 202 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  14.1 PPG     4.0 RPG     5.2 APG     20.9 PER  
Wade Baldwin 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Utah has plenty of young talent, but could look to add depth at point guard. A big, multi-positional guard who can play alongside Dante Exum, Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward would make sense for them.
13. Domantas Sabonis
PF/C (Thunder - PRO)
20.8 years old | 6'10" | 231 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (35 GP)
  17.5 PPG     11.8 RPG     1.8 APG     29.3 PER  
Domantas Sabonis 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Suns could sorely use some toughness and character, which Sabonis possesses in spades. He is big enough to play center alongside whichever power forward they may pick at #4, but can also see some time at power forward alongside Alex Len and Tyson Chandler.
14. Timothe Luwawu
SG/SF (76ers - PRO)
21.8 years old | 6'7" | 205 lbs

2015-16 Adriatic, Serbia, Utah Summer, LV Summer (41 GP)
  13.4 PPG     4.3 RPG     2.3 APG     15.5 PER  
Timothe Luwawu 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Bulls are desperately looking for a point guard and would be very happy to trade up to try and target Kris Dunn. They also had somewhat of a rotating door at the wing position this season alongside Jimmy Butler, starting Tony Snell, Mike Dunleavy, Kirk Hinrich and Justin Holiday, none of whom was overly effective. The Bulls will have to take a long look at the Frenchman, who offers good size for the position, length, athleticism, perimeter shooting and defensively versatility.
15. Furkan Korkmaz
SG (Banvit - PRO)
19.6 years old | 6'7" | 185 lbs

2015-16 Euroleague, Turkish, FIBA Olympic Qual (59 GP)
  4.2 PPG     1.2 RPG     0.6 APG     11.6 PER  
Furkan Korkmaz 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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With three first-round picks, the Nuggets will likely be looking for one or two players they can stash in Europe for another year or two. Adding too many young players at the same time doesn't make a great deal of sense for a team that is already among the youngest in the league. Korkmaz is only 18, but has some good experience playing in the Euroleague over the past two seasons. He's also one of the best shooters in the draft and could develop into a major asset with some more seasoning at the highest levels of Europe.
16. Deyonta Davis
PF/C (Grizzlies - PRO)
20.2 years old | 6'11" | 237 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (35 GP)
  7.5 PPG     5.5 RPG     0.7 APG     24.3 PER  
Deyonta Davis 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Celtics are in always on the market for length, upside and athleticism, and will be pleased to see Davis to them here at this spot. A lackluster pre-draft process has caused his stock to cool somewhat, but he's too talented to fall much further than here.
17. Malachi Richardson
SG/SF (Kings - PRO)
21.1 years old | 6'6" | 200 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (37 GP)
  13.4 PPG     4.3 RPG     2.1 APG     14.0 PER  
Malachi Richardson 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Grizzlies are reportedly enamored with the Syracuse wing, offering him to shut down his workouts even with the promise of picking him here. They could really use the perimeter shooting he theoretically offers, and has some upside to grow into, which could come in handy depending on the direction the franchise decides to go.
18. Cheick Diallo
PF/C (Greensboro - PRO)
20.4 years old | 6'9" | 219 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (27 GP)
  3.0 PPG     2.5 RPG     0.0 APG     21.1 PER  
Cheick Diallo 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Pistons were looking for help at power forward and center at the trade deadline before their deal for Donatas Moteijunas fell apart and could continue to look to fortify those positions. Diallo has the type of toughness Stan Van Gundy covets and could earn a spot in the rotation with his rebounding prowess in different lineups as a traditional power forward or small-ball center.
19. Demetrius Jackson
PG (Celtics - PRO)
22.4 years old | 6'2" | 194 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (35 GP)
  15.8 PPG     3.5 RPG     4.7 APG     21.3 PER  
Demetrius Jackson 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Videos - Strengths
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Denver could be in the market for a backup point and have the added bonus of being able to play two guards together thanks to the size and defensive versatility Emmanuel Mudiay possesses. Jackson has NBA-caliber athleticism, but is also a good enough shooter to play off the ball as well, which would be handy alongside a physical specimen such as Mudiay.
20. Juan Hernangomez
SF/PF (Nuggets - PRO)
21.4 years old | 6'9" | 220 lbs

2015-16 ACB, LV Summer (39 GP)
  9.7 PPG     6.1 RPG     0.7 APG     17.5 PER  
Juan Hernangomez 2015-16 NBA Draft Scouting Video: Strengths
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The Pacers really don't have a power forward they can point to on their roster, and will likely be looking for someone who can stretch the floor with combo forward Solomon Hill entering unrestricted free agency. Hernangomez brings great toughness to the table as well as a budding skill-set and has nice upside to grow into alongside center Myles Turner.
21. Taurean Prince
SF (Hawks - PRO)
22.5 years old | 6'8" | 220 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  16.0 PPG     6.0 RPG     2.3 APG     21.1 PER  
Taurean Prince 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Hawks really missed the toughness and versatility DeMarre Carroll brought at both forward spots, which could cause them to take a long look at Taurean Prince, who offers many of the same things. Prince is a tough, perimeter-oriented combo forward who has an NBA-ready frame and can have a valuable role in today's style of play with ability to stretch the floor.
22. Ivica Zubac
C (Lakers - PRO)
19.9 years old | 7'1" | 265 lbs

2015-16 Adriatic, FIBA Europe Cup, Serbia, LV Summer (25 GP)
  10.1 PPG     5.2 RPG     0.5 APG     22.1 PER  
Ivica Zubac 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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Al Jefferson is an unrestricted free agent and is on the downside of his career after an injury-plagued season. Zubac is cut from the same cloth as Jefferson, possessing long arms, a strong frame and solid skill with his back to the basket. He could very well have gone 10-15 spots higher had he waited another year. He simply isn't very well known because he changed clubs and was ineligible to play for most of the season. His size, toughness and budding skill make him a project worth investing in.
23. Denzel Valentine
SG (Bulls - PRO)
23.2 years old | 6'6" | 210 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (31 GP)
  19.2 PPG     7.5 RPG     7.8 APG     30.1 PER  
Denzel Valentine 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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With Evan Turner entering free agency, the Celtics could be in the hunt for a versatile, wing player in his mold, and might like the idea of adding someone who was arguably the most productive player in college basketball last season instead of a long-term project. Non-basketball reasons may cause Valentine to slide, but the fact that he can contribute right away on his cheap rookie-scale contract dampens the concerns surrounding his long-term outlook.
24. Malik Beasley
SG (Sioux Falls - PRO)
20.2 years old | 6'5" | 190 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (34 GP)
  15.6 PPG     5.3 RPG     1.5 APG     21.1 PER  
Malik Beasley 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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With their second first-round pick, the Sixers could look to add some firepower on the wing, where they've really struggled to find consistency, particularly in terms of perimeter shooting. Beasley doesn't have great size, but has a beautiful stroke from the perimeter, is a willing defender and shows the kind of basketball IQ you want to see from a developing young player.
25. DeAndre Bembry
SF (Hawks - PRO)
22.6 years old | 6'6" | 207 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (36 GP)
  17.4 PPG     7.8 RPG     4.5 APG     22.7 PER  
DeAndre Bembry 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Clippers have a major hole on the perimeter, with 36-year old Jamal Crawford and Wesley Johnson both entering free agency, and Paul Pierce turning 39. Shoring up their guard and wing rotation with a heady and versatile player like Bembry makes sense. He does a little bit of everything with his ball-handling, passing and athleticism, and if he can become a more consistent shooter he will be a longtime NBA player.
26. Dejounte Murray
PG/SG (Spurs - PRO)
20.4 years old | 6'5" | 170 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (34 GP)
  16.1 PPG     6.0 RPG     4.5 APG     17.1 PER  
Dejounte Murray 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Sixers at some point will need to address point guard, which has been a revolving door of players for some time now. Murray has great size and scoring instincts, and has real upside to continue to develop on a patient team that is willing to let him learn through mistakes.
27. Ante Zizic
C (Darussafaka - PRO)
20.1 years old | 7'0" | 249 lbs

2015-16 Adriatic, FIBA Europe Cup, Croatia, Eurocamp, Eurocamp (55 GP)
  14.8 PPG     8.7 RPG     0.7 APG     26.2 PER  
Ante Zizic 2016 Mid-Season NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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With their second first-rounder, the Raptors could be looking to pick a player they can stash in Europe for another year or two. Zizic has tremendous size to go along with excellent hands, nice toughness and a budding skill level that could easily get him selected higher had he waited another year to raise his profile.
28. Zhou Qi
C (Xinjiang - PRO)
21.1 years old | 7'2" | 218 lbs

2015-16 China, Olympics, Asia Champions (54 GP)
  14.2 PPG     8.7 RPG     1.4 APG     22.8 PER  
Zhou Qi 2015-16 Early-Season Scouting Video - Strengths
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With their third first-rounder, the Suns could be looking for a player they can draft and stash rather than adding another developing player to an already young roster. Zhou Qi's 7'8 wingspan, shot-blocking instincts and perimeter shooting potential make him a player worth investing in.
29. Damian Jones
C (Santa Cruz - PRO)
21.6 years old | 7'0" | 244 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (33 GP)
  13.9 PPG     6.9 RPG     1.2 APG     23.6 PER  
Damian Jones 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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With a decent chunk of their frontcourt rotation either entering free agency or on the back-end of its career, the Spurs could look to address the center position. Players at this draft slot come with tiny guarantees relative to the exploding salary cap and little risk, so taking a flyer on high-upside college player like Damian Jones could make a lot of sense. If he pans out, he'll be producing for four years on a very valuable contract.
30. Diamond Stone
C (Clippers - PRO)
20.0 years old | 6'10" | 254 lbs

2015-16 NCAA (34 GP)
  12.4 PPG     5.5 RPG     0.4 APG     27.4 PER  
Diamond Stone 2016 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
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The Warriors have a great deal of talent, and finding a player who can contribute this late in the draft is challenging. Adding a long, skilled 7-footer who can operate with his back to the basket could work, especially with Festus Ezeli entering free agency. Stone is talented enough to get drafted higher than this, but the evaporating market for players in his mold may push him down further.