NBA Mock Draft
- Updated: May 10, 2016
The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and we are a week away from the NBA Lottery. It is time to take a look at who will be the newest class of NBA players entering into the draft. We aren’t going to go thru the entire first round but just thru the Lottery Picks (Top 14 Picks). Because things can change with the lottery and because of prior trades we are going to treat it like the lottery will actually follow the odds and Lakers. 76ers & Nuggets get the top 3 picks in that order. So here is how we see it.
1. Los Angeles Lakers – SF Brandon Ingram (Duke)
2. Philadelphia 76ers – SF Ben Simmons (LSU)
3. Denver Nuggets – PF Dragan Bender (Israel)
4. Boston Celtics – PF Jakob Poeltl (Utah)
5. Phoenix Suns – SG Jamal Murray (Kentucky)
6. Minnesota Timberwolves – PF Henry Ellenson (Marquette)
7. New Orleans Pelicans – PG Kris Dunn (Providence)
8. Sacramento Kings – SG Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)
9. Toronto Raptors – SG Jaylen Brown (California)
10.Milwaukee Bucks – SG Denzel Valentine (Michigan St)
11. Orlando Magic – PF Skal Labissiere (Kentucky)
12. Utah Jazz – SG Timothe Luwawu (France)
13. Phoenix Suns – PF Deyonta Davis (Michigan St)
14. Chicago Bulls – PG Tyler Ulis (Kentucky)
Now things can change with the lottery next week but I would still look for the player order stay pretty similar. Depending on who gets the #1 pick could be the difference between Ingram and Simmons as who will be the top selection. Expect plenty of big named schools hearing their players taken early with 3 Kentucky Wildcats and 2 Michigan St Spartans in our Lottery Selections, not to mention a Duke Blue Devil, a LSU Tiger, a Oklahoma Sooner, and a Cal Bear. There will be quite a few International Players taken this year, but I don’t expect to hear a lot of them at the top of the draft.
So do you agree with the picks? Who do you think your team should take and/or will take? Do you look forward to the NBA Draft? To be honest, I don’t get as excited as the NFL draft, but this year I will be watching. It will be fun having a high school friend’s son expected to go in the Top-10. So as we wait for the draft don’t forget to get all of our RED HOT Razor Sharp NBA & NHL Playoff action by purchasing our plays on Freeplays.com, by clicking on Razor Sharp Sports. Also don’t forget our MLB action! Plus get free daily winners online there too. Good Luck.