NBA Draft 2016 Big Board: Ranking Top 50 Players In Talented Class

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The order of selection for the lottery portion of the 2016 NBA Draft’s first round was set Tuesday when the Philadelphia 76ers won the No. 1 overall selection.

Now it’s time for teams to really ramp up their scouting efforts, which will include workouts, interviews and lots more film study to figure out which players are best-suited for their respective teams.

The first two picks are pretty much set — it would be a major surprise if someone other than Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram went in the top two — but the rest of the first round is difficult to predict right now.

Here’s our Top 50 NBA Draft Big Board, version one:

1) Ben Simmons (SF/PF, LSU, 6-10, 240 pounds)
2) Brandon Ingram (SF, Duke, 6-9, 195)
3) Buddy Hield (SG, Oklahoma, 6-5, 215)
4) Jamal Murray (PG/SG, Kentucky, 6-4, 205)
5) Kris Dunn (PG, Providence, 6-4, 220)
6) Dragan Bender (PF, Croatia, 7-0, 220)
7) Jaylen Brown (SG/SF, California, 6-6, 225)
8) Deyonta Davis (PF/C, Michigan State, 6-10, 240)
9) Jakob Poeltl (C, Utah, 7-1, 240)
10) Marquese Chriss (PF, Washington, 6-10, 235)
11) Domantas Sabonis (PF/C, Gonzaga, 6-10, 240)
12) Malik Beasley (SG, Florida State, 6-5, 190)
13) Henry Ellenson (PF/C, Marquette, 6-11, 245)
14) Furkan Korkmaz (SG, Turkey, 6-7, 175)
15) Denzel Valentine (SG/SF, Michigan State, 6-5, 210)
16) Brice Johnson (PF, North Carolina, 6-10, 210)
17) Skal Labissiere (PF/C, Kentucky, 7-0, 215)
18) Dejounte Murray (PG/SG, Washington, 6-5, 170)
19) Malachi Richardson (SG, Syracuse, 6-6, 200)
20) Stephen Zimmerman (PF/C, UNLV, 6-11, 235)
21) Guerschon Yabusele (PF, France, 6-8, 260)
22) Diamond Stone (C, Maryland, 6-10, 255)
23) Timothe Luwawu (SG/SF, France, 6-7, 195)
24) Damian Jones (C, Vanderbilt, 6-11, 245)
25) Cheick Dialio (PF/C, Kansas, 6-9, 220)
26) Taurean Prince (SF, Baylor, 6-8, 220)
27) Patrick McCaw (SG, UNLV, 6-6, 180)
28) DeAndre Brembry (SG/SF, St. Joseph’s, 6-5, 205)
29) Caris LeVert (SG, Michigan, 6-7, 190)
30) Thon Maker (PF/C, Australia, 7-1, 215)
31) Anthony Barber (PG, NC State, 6-3, 175)
32) Daniel Hamilton (SG/SF, UConn, 6-7, 200)
33) Pascal Siakam (PF, New Mexico St., 6-9, 230)
34) Joel Bolomboy (PF, Weber St., 6-9, 225)
35) Wade Baldwin (PG/SG, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 200)
36) Demetrius Jackson (PG, Notre Dame, 6-1, 195)
37) Ben Bentil (PF, Providence, 6-8, 230)
38) Isaiah Cousins (PG/SG, Oklahoma, 6-4, 190)
39) Wayne Selden (SG, Kansas, 6-5, 230)
40)Malcolm Brogdon (SG, Virginia, 6-5, 225)
41) Michael Gbinjie (SG/SF, Syracuse, 6-7, 205)
42) AJ Hammons (C, Purdue, 7-0, 260)
43) Gary Payton II (PG/SG, Oregon State, 6-3, 185)
44) Isaia Cordinier (SG, France, 6-5, 180)
45) Tyler Ulis (PG, Kentucky, 5-10, 150)
46) Jaron Blossomgame (SF, Clemson, 6-7, 215)
47) Dorian Finney-Smith (SF/PF, Florida, 6-8, 215)
48) Isaiah Taylor (PG, Taylor, 6-2, 180)
49) Damion Lee (SG, Louisville, 6-6, 210)
50) Perry Ellis (PF, Kansas, 6-8, 220)

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