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2016 NBA Draft Recap

The 2016 NBA Draft did not disappoint in regards to huge trades and plenty of teams making decisions to affect their future for better or worse. The first two selections of Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram left little mystery to begin the night but the Boston Celtics made sure the NBA world could be confused immediately with the stunning selection of Jaylen Brown from California. The rest of the night followed with teams picking for other teams, poor draft entry decisions from three freshmen, continued stashing of international players and of course the blockbuster deal that sent Serge Ibaka from Oklahoma City to Orlando for Victor Oladipo.

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Biggest Winner: Minnesota Timberwolves 

It’s rare to say the Minnesota Timberwolves are winners especially with their regular season records the past few years earning them consecutive lottery picks. The addition of Providence stand out Kris Dunn has solidified the back court future of the team already loaded with exceptional young talent that includes back to back Rookie of the year winners Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony Towns. Dunn will likely be the starting point guard by mid season as I believe the team will part ways with Ricky Rubio before the trade deadline to acquire more veteran talent to help in the front court. Don’t be surprised if the Wolves are fighting for a playoff spot in April of next year and send Kevin Garnett off the right way.

Biggest Loser: Boston Celtics 

I find it hard to believe Jaylen Brown was worth a number 3 pick in the draft considering he was rated as a top 10 player on many draft boards. I’m not going to harp too much on the pick but definitely will on the selections moving forward especially since the team had an NBA record 8 picks going in to the night. It was amazing to see the Celtics unable to flip some of the picks into a trade for a veteran that they desperately need instead deciding to draft international players and stash to avoid picking up the contract next season. Danny Ainge has pulled off many miracles in the past but this time around it looks like he may have actually dropped the ball for Boston.


NBA Draft Results

First Round

1. Philadelphia 76ers – Ben Simmons, LSU
2. Los Angeles Lakers – Brandon Ingram, Duke
3. Boston Celtics (From Brooklyn) – Jaylen Brown, Cal
4. Phoenix Suns – Dragan Bender, Croatia
5. Minnesota Timberwolves – Kris Dunn, Providence
6. New Orleans Pelicans – Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
7. Denver Nuggets – Jamal Murray, Kentucky
8. Sacramento Kings – Marquese Chriss, Washington (traded to Suns)
9. Toronto Raptors (From New York) – Jakob Poeltl, Utah
10. Milwaukee Bucks – Thon Maker, Australia
11. Orlando Magic – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga (traded to Thunder)
12. Atlanta Hawks (From Utah) – Taurean Prince, Baylor
13. Phoenix Suns (From Washington) – Georgios Papagiannis, Greece (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. Brooklyn Nets (From Indiana) – Caris LeVert, Michigan
21. Atlanta Hawks – DeAndre’ Bembry, St. Joseph’s
22. Charlotte Hornets – Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
23. Boston Celtics – Ante Zizic, Croatia
24. Philadelphia 76ers (From Miami via Cleveland) – Timothe Luwawu, 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 – Skal Labissiere, Kentucky (traded to the Kings)
29. San Antonio Spurs – Dejounte Murray, Washington
30. Golden State Warriors – Damian Jones, Vanderbilt

Second Round

31. Boston Celtics (From Philadelphia via Miami) – Deyonta Davis, Michigan State (traded to Memphis)
32. Los Angeles Lakers – Ivica Zubac, Croatia
33. Los Angeles Clippers (From Brooklyn) – Cheick Diallo, Kansas (traded to Pelicans)
34. Phoenix Suns – Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
35. Boston Celtics (From Minnesota via Phoenix) – Rade Zagorac, Serbia
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, UNLV (traded to Warriors)
39. New Orleans Pelicans (From Denver via Philadelphia) – David Michineau, France (traded to Clippers)
40. New Orleans Pelicans (From Sacramento) – Diamond Stone, Maryland (traded to Clippers)
41. Orlando Magic – Stephen Zimmerman, UNLV
42. Utah Jazz – Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall
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. Hammons, Purdue
47. Orlando Magic (From Chicago) – Jake Layman, Maryland (traded to Trailblazers)
48. Chicago Bulls (From Portland via Cleveland) – Paul Zipser, Germany
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 (traded to Cavaliers)
55. Brooklyn Nets (From Los Angeles Clippers) – Marcus Paige, North Carolina
56. Denver Nuggets (From Oklahoma City) – Daniel Hamilton, UConn (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, Cal

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