This past week, John Calipari and Jamal Murray himself both made the case that Murray was the best player in this year’s draft. The sharp-shooting Kentucky guard may very well turn out to be just that, but both the Sixers and Lakers are in no position to gamble right now. Simmons and Ingram are going Nos. 1 and 2 unless there is a trade.

At No. 3 with the Celtics is where this thing’s going to get mighty interesting. Murray made the most 3s in Celtics pre-draft workout history, which is worth noting, despite the fact that the Celtics probably just made up the record in an effort to try and boost the stock of pick No. 3. (Do we know who had the record before?)

The Jeff Teague to Philadelphia trade seems dead after Teague said in an Instagram post that he played last season with a torn patellar tendon. Therefore, that much-discussed Celtics – Sixers Jahlil Okafor swap at No. 3 may be back on the table.

Outside of lottery-land, one name to keep tabs on is the other Murray in this draft, Dejounte – the combo guard from Washington. Dejounte Murray was initial a fringe lottery pick but many mocks now have him going in the second round. Right now we have him going to the Sixers at No. 26 but he really could go anywhere from No. 15 to No. 50 overall.

Our latest NBA mock with the draft just 10 days away:

 

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, SF, LSU

 

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke

 

3. Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown, SF, California

 

4. Phoenix Suns: Dragan Bender, PF, Croatia

 

5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky

 

6. New Orleans Pelicans: Kris Dunn, PG, Providence

 

7. Denver Nuggets: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma

 

8. Sacramento Kings: Marquese Chriss, PF, Washington

 

9. Toronto Raptors: Skal Labissiere, PF, Kentucky

 

10. Milwaukee Bucks: Henry Ellenson, PF, Marquette

 

11. Orlando Magic: Jakob Poeltl, PF, Utah

 

12. Utah Jazz: Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan State

 

13. Phoenix Suns: Domantas Sabonis, PF, Gonzaga

 

14. Chicago Bulls: Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina

 

15. Denver Nuggets: Timothe Luwawu, SG, France

 

16. Boston Celtics: Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey

 

17. Memphis Grizzlies: Denzel Valentine, SG, Michigan STate

 

18. Detroit Pistons: Tyler Ullis, PG, Kentucky

 

19. Denver Nuggets: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor

 

20. Indiana Pacers: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse

 

21. Atlanta Hawks: Thon Maker, C, Australia

 

22. Charlotte Hornets: Wade Baldwin, SG, Vanderbilt

 

23. Boston Celtics: Diamond Stone, Maryland

 

24. Philadelphia 76ers: Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame

 

25. Los Angeles Clippers: Juan Hernangomez, PF, Spain

 

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Dejounte Murray, SG, Washington

 

27. Toronto Raptors: Cheick Diallo, C, Kansas

 

28. Phoenix Suns: Ante Zizic, C, Croatia

 

29. San Antonio Spurs: Ivica Zubac, C, Croatia

 

30. Golden State Warriors: DeAndre Bembry, SF, St. Joe’s

 

 

Second round

 

31. Boston Celtics: Ben Bentil, PF, Providence

 

32. Los Angeles Lakers: Malik Beasley, SG, Florida State

 

33. Los Angeles Clippers: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt

 

34. Phoenix Suns: Patrick McCaw, SG, UNLV

 

35. Boston Celtics: Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV

 

36. Milwaukee Bucks: Guerschon Yabusele, PF, France

 

37. Houston Rockets: Pascal Siakam, PF, New Mexico

 

38. Milwaukee Bucks: Caris LeVert, SG, Michigan

 

39. New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Barber, PG, NC State

 

40. New Orleans Pelicans: Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia

 

41. Orlando Magic: Kahlil Fielder, PG, Oakland

 

42. Utah Jazz: Joel Bolomboy, PF, Weber State

 

43. Houston Rockets: Isaiah Coustins, PG, Oklahoma

 

44. Atlanta Hawks: Julian Jacobs, SG, USC

 

45. Boston Celtics: Michael Gbinije, SG, Syracuse

 

46. Dallas Mavericks: Zhou Qi, C, China

 

47. Orlando Magic: Gary Payton II, PG, Oregon State

 

48. Chicago Bulls: Perry Ellis, PF, Kansas

 

49. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Whitehead, SG, Seton Hall

 

50. Indiana Pacers: Petr Cornelie, PF, France

 

51. Boston Celtics: AJ Hammons, C, Purdue

 

52. Utah Jazz: Daniel Hamilton, SF, UConn

 

53. Denver Nuggets: Wayne Selden, SG, Kansas

 

54. Atlanta Hawks: Dorian Finney-Smith, SF, Florida

 

55. Brooklyn Nets: Rosco Allen, SF, Standford

 

56. Denver Nuggets: Damion Lee, SG, Louisville

 

57. Memphis Grizzlies: James Webb, SF, Boise State

 

58. Boston Celtics: Tyrone Wallace, PG/SG, California

 

59. Sacramento Kings: Ron Baker, SG, Wichita State

 

60. Utah Jazz: Troy Williams, SF, Indiana