The NBA Draft is finally here.
While the NBA watched the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate their championship with a parade, the fans of the other 29 teams began to prepare to watch the NBA Draft tonight. With three first round picks and two second round picks, the Denver Nuggets control about eight percent of the outcome of the draft, the second-highest percentage in the draft behind the Boston Celtics (who have eight picks, three firsts and five seconds).
Stiffs EOC Adam Mares wrote a primer on "Everything you need to know before the NBA Draft," which is a great explainer on the Nuggets needs before the draft tonight.
The Stiffs writers have created player breakdowns and analysis on all of the top players in the draft. Be sure to check it out to learn more about the players the Nuggets might could select.
Stiffs Draft Series
We'll also have a lot of coverage during and after the draft, so be sure to come back to read and share what comes out in the coming days.
Here's my final Stiffs Mock Draft, with team needs and as current as possible in regards to pre-draft trades. There's also this to consider - where other years have seen few trades in the first round, tonight could buck that trend.
Draft picks for sale! By my count that's picks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, & 21 on the market https://t.co/Wk8FKlimOo— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 22, 2016
|Pick||Team||Player (Name, Position, Team)||Notes|
|1||Philadelphia 76ers||Ben Simmons, PF, LSU|
|2||LA Lakers||Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke|
|3||Boston Celtics||Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky||from BRK|
|4||Phoenix Suns||Jaylen Brown, F, Cal|
|5||Minnesota Timberwolves||Kris Dunn, PG, Providence|
|6||New Orleans Pelicans||Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma|
|7||Denver Nuggets||Dragan Bender, PF, Israel||from NYK|
|8||Sacramento Kings||Wade Baldwin, PG, Vanderbilt|
|9||Toronto Raptors||Henry Ellenson, PF, Marquette||from DEN|
|10||Milwaukee Bucks||Denzel Valentine, SG, Michigan State|
|11||Orlando Magic||Skal Labissiere, PF, Kentucky|
|12||Atlanta Hawks||Domantas Sabonis, PF, Gonzaga||from UTA|
|13||Phoenix Suns||Marquese Chriss, PF, Washington||from WAS|
|14||Chicago Bulls||Dejounte Murray, PG, Washington|
|15||Denver Nuggets||Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey||from HOU|
|16||Boston Celtics||Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah||from DAL|
|17||Memphis Grizzlies||Malik Beasley, SG, Florida State|
|18||Detroit Pistons||Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan State|
|19||Denver Nuggets||Timothe Luwawu, SF, France||from POR|
|20||Indiana Pacers||Petr Cornelie, PF, France|
|21||Atlanta Hawks||Ante Zizic, C, Croatia|
|22||Charlotte Hornets||Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor|
|23||Boston Celtics||Ivica Zubac, C, Croatia|
|24||Philadelphia 76ers||Juan Hernangomez, PF, Spain||from MIA|
|25||LA Clippers||DeAndre Bembry, SF, Saint Joseph's|
|26||Philadelphia 76ers||Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame||from OKC|
|27||Toronto Raptors||Thon Maker, PF, Sudan|
|28||Phoenix Suns||Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse||from CLE|
|29||San Antonio Spurs||Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky|
|30||Golden State Warriors||Cheick Diallo, PF, Kansas|