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2016 NBA Mock Draft: Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown the top prizes

The Celtics surprise with their third overall pick

Ben Simmons continues to be regarded as the top player in the 2016 draft.

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NFL teams know their order in the draft months in advance as most everything is set up top at the conclusion of the regular season. NBA teams do not have that luxury. For instance, the San Diego Chargers have known that they'll pick at the No. 3 spot this Thursday since early January. That's nearly four months. With the NBA draft lottery not until May 17 and the actual draft not until June 23, teams really don't have much time - relatively speaking. Nonetheless, mock season is in full swing:

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

2. LA Lakers: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke

3. Boston Celtics: JaylenBrown, SG/SF, California

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4. Phoenix Suns: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma

5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Dragan Bender, PF, Croatia

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

7. Denver Nuggets: Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Gonzaga

8. Sacramento Kings: Jamal Murray, PG/SG, Kentucky

9. Toronto Raptors: Malik Beasley, SG, Florida State

10. Milwaukee Bucks: Caris LeVert, SG, Michigan

11. Orlando Magic: Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah

12. Utah Jazz: Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, Washington

13. Phoenix Suns: Deyonta Davis, PF/C, Michigan State

14. Chicago Bulls: Skal Labissiere, PF/C, Kentucky

15. Denver Nuggets: Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette

16. Boston Celtics: Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina

17. Memphis Grizzlies: Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV

18. Detroit Pistons: Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey

19. Denver Nuggets: GuerschonYabusele, PF, France

20. Indiana Pacers: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse

21.Atlanta Hawks: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor

22. Charlotte Hornets: Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State

23. Boston Celtics: Diamond Stone, C, Maryland

24. Philadelphia 76ers: Marquese Chriss, PF, Washington

25. LA Clippers: Daniel Hamilton, SG/SF, UConn

26. Philadelphia 76ers: AJ Hammons, C, Purdue

27. Toronto Raptors: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt

28. Phoenix Suns: CheickDiallo, PF/C, Kansas

29. San Antonio Spurs: Tyler Ullis, PG, Kentucky

30. Golden State Warriors: TimotheLuwawu, SG/SF, France

 
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