With the 2016 NBA Draft just a week away, it’s time to take another full look at all 60 picks. While there is a lot of feedback from teams and league sources built into the first round, the second round of this draft class is pretty wide open and could play out in a dozen different directions.
League sources peg it as highly doubtful that Boston, Phoenix and Philadelphia end up drafting roster players with all of their picks, and there is a general sense that the vast majority of those teams with multiple picks end up trading some of them on draft night – making projecting this draft even more difficult than in previous years. With that in mind, here is the latest:
Keep in mind we will drop the final Consensus Mock Draft on Wednesday the 22nd, and I’ll drop my final 2016 Mock Draft on draft day June 23.
Tomorrow we’ll drop our annual “Outsiders” Mock Draft, featuring first-round predictions from respected writers and reporters from outside our Basketball Insiders team. This year, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, A. Sherrod Blakely from Comcast New England, Jessica Camerato from Comcast Philadelphia and Brett Pollakoff from Fox Sports will take a shot at predicting the first round. That should drop at 12 p.m. ET on Friday.
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