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2016 NBA Mock Draft

Here is our initial 2016 NBA Mock Draft.

Draft order is based on the odds to win the 2016 NBA Championship, with teams with the same odds being listed in alphabetical order.

Team needs and/or draft tendencies have not been taken into consideration.

Videos for all players in our first round mock have been added.

We've started adding 'pre-season' scouting reports - including our top six players in our mock.

1st round mock

2016 mock draft updated on Sept. 1st.



1
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/240 lbs
Position: SF/PF
Team: LSU
Class: Freshman

2
Ht/Wt: 7' 0"/215 lbs
Position: C/PF
Team: Kentucky
Class: Freshman

3
Ht/Wt: 6' 9"/200 lbs
Position: SF
Team: Duke
Class: Freshman

4
Ht/Wt: 6' 6"/220 lbs
Position: SF
Team: California
Class: Freshman

5
Ht/Wt: 7' 1"/215 lbs
Position: PF
Team: Croatia
Class: Intl.

6
Ht/Wt: 6' 5"/200 lbs
Position: PG/SG
Team: Kentucky
Class: Freshman

7
Ht/Wt: 6' 9"/220 lbs
Position: PF/C
Team: Kansas
Class: Freshman

8
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/205 lbs
Position: PG
Team: Providence
Class: Junior

9 *
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/215 lbs
Position: PF
Team: California
Class: Freshman

10 *
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/250 lbs
Position: PF/C
Team: Vanderbilt
Class: Junior

11
Ht/Wt: 6' 7"/200 lbs
Position: SG/SF
Team: Michigan
Class: Senior

12
Ht/Wt: 7' 0"/235 lbs
Position: C/PF
Team: Utah
Class: Sophomore

13
Ht/Wt: 6' 4"/180 lbs
Position: SG
Team: Mississippi St.
Class: Freshman

14
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/195 lbs
Position: PG
Team: Notre Dame
Class: Junior

15 *
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/250 lbs
Position: C/PF
Team: Maryland
Class: Freshman

16
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/230 lbs
Position: PF
Team: Gonzaga
Class: Sophomore

17
Ht/Wt: 6' 7"/175 lbs
Position: SG
Team: Turkey
Class: Intl.

18
Ht/Wt: 6' 5"/190 lbs
Position: PG/SG
Team: Rhode Island
Class: Junior

19
Ht/Wt: 6' 7"/250 lbs
Position: PF
Team: Wisconsin
Class: Sophomore

20
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/230 lbs
Position: PF/C
Team: Marquette
Class: Freshman

21
Ht/Wt: 7' 2"/210 lbs
Position: C/PF
Team: China
Class: Intl.

22 *
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/220 lbs
Position: PG/SG
Team: Kentucky
Class: Freshman

23 *
Ht/Wt: 6'7"/200 lbs
Position: SF
Team: N. Carolina
Class: Sophomore

24
Ht/Wt: 6'10"/205 lbs
Position: SF
Team: San Diego St.
Class: Sophomore

25 *
Ht/Wt: 6' 7"/215 lbs
Position: SF
Team: Indiana
Class: Junior

26
Ht/Wt: 6' 9"/187 lbs
Position: PF
Team: N. Carolina
Class: Senior

27 *
Ht/Wt: 6' 9"/205 lbs
Position: SF
Team: Maryland
Class: Senior

28
Ht/Wt: 6' 9"/220 lbs
Position: PF
Team: Kentucky
Class: Junior

29
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/190 lbs
Position: PG
Team: Maryland
Class: Sophomore

30 *
Ht/Wt: 6' 5"/195 lbs
Position: PG
Team: Brazil
Class: Intl 
































*Transaction Notes

First Round Traded Draft Picks

# 9 - 76ers receive the Lakers 2015 1st round pick (via PHX) (protected top 5 in 2015, top 3 in 2016-17, unprotected in 2018) from a 3-team trade involving Michael Carter-Williams. Suns receive the Lakers 2015 1st round pick, 2013 1st round pick (least favorable of Cavaliers, Heat, Kings - #30 Nemanja Nedovic), 2013 2nd round pick (protected top 40 in 2013 - #57 Alex Oriakhi), 2014 2nd round pick (#36 Johnny O'Bryant), and $3M cash from the LA Lakers for Steve Nash.

# 10 - Toronto receives the least favorable 2016 1st pick of either Denver or New York, 2014 2nd round pick, 2017 2nd round pick, Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and Quentin Richardson from the NY Knicks for Andrea Bargnani.

# 15 - Boston receives Dallas' 2015 1st round pick (top 7 in 2016-20, else a 2020 and 2021 2nd round pick) , 2016 2nd round pick (more favorable of Memphis and Dallas), Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and Jameer Nelson for Rajon Rondo.

# 22 - Philadelphia receives Miami's 2015 1st round pick (via CLE - top 10 protected in 2016, unprotected in 2017), Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute, Cleveland receives Kevin Love and Minnesota receives Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. Cleveland had acquired the first round pick from the LeBron James trade.

# 23 - Denver reveives Memphis's 2016 protected 1st round pick (via CLE) and Oklahoma's 2015 protected 1st round pick (via CLE) from Cleveland for Timofey Mozgov. Cleveland receives Memphis' 2016 1st round pick (top 1-5 and 15-30 in 2016, top 1-5 in 2017 and 2018 and unprotected in 2019), Marreese Speights, Josh Selby and Wayne Ellington for Jon Leuer and a $6.4 million trade exception.

# 25 - Denver receives Houston's 2016 1st round pick (top 14 protected, will become a 2017 2nd round and cash if not exercised in '16), Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni and Joey Dorsey for Ty Lawson and a 2017 2nd round pick.

# 27 - Philadelphia receives Oklahoma's 2015 round pick (via DEN and CLE) (top 18 protected in 2015, top 15 in 2016 and 2017, else a 2nd round pick in 2018 and 2019) and JaVale McGee. Denver receives Oklahoma's 2015 protected 1st round pick (via CLE) and Memphis's 2015 protected 1st round pick (via CLE) from Cleveland for Timofey Mozgov. Cleveland receives Oklahoma's 2015 1st round pick (top 18 protected in 2015, top 15 in 2016 and 2017, else a 2nd round pick in 2018 and 2019), J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in a three team deal with the Knicks and Thunder. The Cavs traded Dion Waiters, Lou Amundson, Alex kirk and a 2019 2nd round pick.

# 30 - Phoenix receives Cleveland's 2016 1st round pick (via BOS - top 10 protected from 2016 to 2018, unprotected in 2019) and Marcus Thornton for Isaiah Thomas.

* - Philadelphia has the option to swap picks with Sacramento if in the top 10.
* - Chicago receives Sacramento's 2016 1st round pick (top 10 protected), Portland's 2015 and 2016 2nd round draft picks, and Andrew Bynum from Cleveland for Loul Deng. The Bulls can swap 2015 1st round picks with the Cavaliers if the Cavaliers pick between # 15 and # 30. Cleveland receives Sacramento's future 2015 1st round pick and Omri Casspi for JJ Hickson.

* - Boston receives Brooklyn's 2016 1st round pick, 2014 1st round pick (# 17 - James Young), 2018 1st round pick, Boston's option to sway 2017 1st round picks, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph and Keith Bogans for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Option to sway 2017 1st round picks, and a 2017 conditional 2nd round pick (if Boston exercises right to swap 1st round picks, top 45 protected).

* - Boston receives Minnesota's 2015 1st round pick (via PHO) (top 12 protected in 2015 and 2016, converts to 2nd rounds in 2016 and 2017 if first rounder not exercised) for Brandan Wright.

* - Denver receives Portland's 2016 1st round pick (top 14 protected), 2019 2nd round pick, Will Barton, Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson for Aaron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.