NBA Draft 2016 Live Tracker: Rumors, Complete List Of Picks, Analysis

by NESN Staff

June 23, 2016

The 2016 NBA Draft finally is here.

Follow along with’s live blog and draft tracker below throughout the night for every pick, and the latest rumors and analysis with our updates

9:42 p.m.: Jimmy Butler is staying in Chicago for now, but it seems the Celtics actually had the best shot at landing him, not the Timberwolves, who drafted Kris Dunn.

8:48 p.m.: We have another blockbuster trade. The Vertical is reporting Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has been traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the rights to No. 11 pick Domantas Sabonis.

8:30 p.m.: Marquese Chriss won’t be in a Kings hat for long. The former Washington forward is being traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the Nos. 13 and 28 picks, as well as Bogdan Bogdanovic, per The Vertical.

8:22 p.m.: Trade talks between the Wolves and Bulls aren’t dead yet. Read more about that potential Jimmy Butler deal here.

8:05 p.m.: The Wolves reportedly had a deal on the table for Jimmy Butler in exchange for the No. 5 overall pick and Zach LaVine, but turned down Chicago. They had hoped to give up Ricky Rubio instead. If this is true, count it as a major loss for the Wolves. LaVine is a nice young player, but certainly should be expendable.

Read more on that here.

7:52 p.m.: We have our first shocker of the night.


After all these rumors and workouts, the Celtics have made their pick at No. 3 and went with California freshman forward Jaylen Brown.

7:44 p.m. ET: The Celtics seem to be controlling the top of the draft right now. They’re on the clock, but Danny Ainge is on the phone with both the Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls in potential deals for Nerlens Noel or Jimmy Butler.

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NBA Draft Order

Round 1
1. Philadelphia 76ers — Ben Simmons, LSU
2. Los Angeles Lakers — Brandon Ingram, Duke
3. Boston Celtics (From Brooklyn) — Jaylen Brown, California
4. Phoenix Suns — Dragan Bender, Maccabi Tel Aviv
5. Minnesota Timberwolves — Kris Dunn, Providence
6. New Orleans Pelicans — Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
7. Denver Nuggets (From New York) — Jamal Murray, Kentucky
8. Sacramento Kings — Marquese Chriss, Washington (reportedly traded to Suns)
9. Toronto Raptors (From Denver via New York) — Jakob Poeltl, Utah
10. Milwaukee Bucks — Thon Maker, Australia
11. Orlando Magic — Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga (Reportedly traded to Oklahoma City Thunder)
12. Atlanta Hawks (From Utah Jazz) — Taurean Prince, Baylor
13. Phoenix Suns (From Washington) — Georgios Papagiannis, Greece (reportedly traded to Kings)
14. Chicago Bulls — Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
15. Denver Nuggets (From Houston) — Juan Hernangomez, Spain
16. Boston Celtics (From Dallas) — Guerschon Yabusele, France
17. Memphis Grizzlies — Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt
18. Detroit Pistons — Henry Ellenson, Marquette
19. Denver Nuggets (From Portland) — Malik Beasley, Florida State
20. Indiana Pacers — Caris LeVert, Michigan
21. Atlanta Hawks — DeAndre Bembry, Saint Joseph’s
22. Charlotte Hornets — Malachi Richardson, Syracuse (Reportedly traded to Kings)
23. Boston Celtics — Ante Zizic, Croatia
24. Philadelphia 76ers (From Miami via Cleveland) — Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, France
25. Los Angeles Clippers — Brice Johnson, North Carolina
26. Philadelphia 76ers (From Oklahoma City via Denver and Cleveland) — Furkan Korkmaz, Turkey
27. Toronto Raptors — Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State
28. Phoenix Suns (From Cleveland via Boston) — Skal Labissiere, Kentucky (Reportedly traded to Suns)
29. San Antonio Spurs — Dejounte Murray, Washington
30. Golden State — Damian Jones, Vanderbilt

Round 2
31. Boston Celtics (From Philadelphia via Miami) — Deyonta Davis, Michigan State (Reportedly traded to Grizzlies)
32. Los Angeles Lakers — Ivica Zubac, Croatia
33. Los Angeles Clippers (From Brooklyn) — Cheick Diallo, Kansas (Reportedly traded to New Orleans Pelicans)
34. Phoenix Suns — Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
35. Boston Celtics (From Minnesota via Phoenix) — Rade Zagorac (Reportedly traded to Grizzlies)
36. Milwaukee Bucks (From New Orleans via Sacramento) — Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
37. Houston Rockets (From New York via Sacramento and Portland) — Chinanu Onuaku, Louisville
38. Milwaukee Bucks — Pat McCaw, Nevada Las Vegas (Reportedly traded to Warriors)
39. New Orleans Pelicans (From Denver via Philadelphia) David Michineau, France (Reportedly traded to Los Angeles Clippers)
40. New Orleans Pelicans (From Sacramento) Diamond Stone, Maryland (Reportedly traded to Clippers)
41. Orlando Magic — Stephen Zimmerman, Nevada Las Vegas
42. Utah Jazz — Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall (Reportedly traded to Brooklyn Nets)
43. Houston Rockets — Zhou Qi, China
44. Atlanta Hawks (From Washington) — Isaia Cordinier, France
45. Boston Celtics (From Memphis via Dallas) — Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame
46. Dallas Mavericks — A.J. Hammond, Purdue
47. Orlando Magic (From Chicago) — Jake Layman, Maryland (Reportedly traded to Portland Trail Blazers)
48. Chicago Bulls (From Portland via Cleveland) — Paul Zipser, Bayern Muenchen
49. Detroit Pistons — Michael Gbinije, Syracuse
50. Indiana Pacers — Georges Niang, Iowa State
51. Boston Celtics (From Miami) — Ben Bentil, Providence
52. Utah Jazz (From Boston via Memphis) — Joel Bolomboy, Weber State
53. Denver Nuggets (From Charlotte via Oklahoma City) — Petr Cornelie, France
54. Atlanta Hawks — Kay Felder, Oakland (Reportedly traded to Cleveland Cavaliers)
55. Brooklyn Nets (From Los Angeles Clippers) — Marcus Paige, North Carolina (Reportedly traded to Utah Jazz)
56. Denver Nuggets (From Oklahoma City) —Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut (Reportedly traded to Thunder)
57. Memphis Grizzlies (From Toronto) — Wang Zhelin, China
58. Boston Celtics (From Cleveland) — Abdel Nader, Iowa State
59. Sacramento Kings (From San Antonio) — Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma
60. Utah Jazz (From Golden State) –Tyrone Wallace, California

Thumbnail photo via Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports Images

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