NBA Mock Draft 2016: Final First-Round Pick Predictions For All 30 Teams

by NESN Staff

June 23, 2016

The 2016 NBA Draft has arrived, and the anticipation is sky high.

Trade rumors are everywhere, and we saw two big deals on Wednesday, one that sent former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks in a multi-player deal, and another that involved the Utah Jazz trading the 12th overall pick to the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team, multi-player deal.

We already know the Boston Celtics have been shopping the No. 3 pick with hopes of landing an established star but have been unsuccessful to this point.

We also know the No. 1 pick will be Ben Simmons and the No. 2 pick will be Brandon Ingram, per various reports. Other than, the draft is wide open.

Here’s our final 2016 NBA mock draft.

1) Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, F, LSU
2) Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, F, Duke
3) Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets): Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky
4) Phoenix Suns: Buddy Hield, G, Oklahoma
5) Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaylen Brown, F, California
6) New Orleans Pelicans: Kris Dunn, G, Providence
7) Denver Nuggets (via New York Knicks): Dragan Bender, F, Maccabi Tel Aviv
8) Sacramento Kings: Domantas Sabonis, C, Gonzaga
9) Toronto Raptors (via Denver Nuggets): Marquese Chriss, F, Washington
10) Milwaukee Bucks: Malik Beasley, G, Florida State
11) Orlando Magic: Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan State
12) Atlanta Hawks (via Utah Jazz): Skal Labissiere, PF/C, Kentucky
13) Phoenix Suns (via Washington Wizards): Demetrius Jackson, G, Notre Dame
14) Chicago Bulls: Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, Washington
15) Denver Nuggets (via Houston Rockets): Wade Baldwin, PG, Vanderbilt
16) Boston Celtics (via Dallas Mavericks): Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette
17) Memphis Grizzlies: Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State
18) Detroit Pistons: Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
19) Denver Nuggets (via Portland Trail Blazers): Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
20) Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana Pacers): Timothe Luwawu, PG, France
21) Atlanta Hawks: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt
22) Charlotte Hornets: Cheick Diallo, PF/C, Kansas
23) Boston Celtics: Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV
24) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse
25) L.A. Clippers: Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina
26) Philadelphia 76ers (via Oklahoma City Thunder): DeAndre Bembry, SG/SF, St. Joseph’s
27) Toronto Raptors: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor
28) Phoenix Suns (via Cleveland Cavaliers): Ivica Zubac, C, Croatia
29) San Antonio Spurs: Patrick McCaw, SG, UNLV
30) Golden State Warriors: Thon Maker, PF/C, Australia

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports Images

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