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Who is Dragan Bender?
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Who is Dragan Bender?
SI Staff
Wednesday June 15th, 2016

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The NBA Finals are still being decided between the Warriors and Cavaliers, but the 2016 draft is just a little over a week away. 

Most of the debate around the draft has centered around the Philadelphia 76ers and their dilemma at No. 1: Should they take Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram? While their decision will likely dominate headlines the next few days, many other questions remain. Will the Lakers grab Simmons or Ingram or do they have their eye on someone else at No. 2? Where will Croatian phenom Dragan Bender land? Which guard in a loaded class—Kris Dunn, Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield, to name a few—will go first?

To answer these questions and preview the 2016 NBA draft, SI.com assembled five writers—Andrew Sharp, Ben Golliver, Matt Dollinger, David Gardner and Jeremy Woo—to take part in a Mock Draft roundtable and select players as if they were the team's GMs.

Scroll down to see who we selected and listen to our podcast for pick-by-pick analysis, explanations and debates. 

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2016 NBA Mock Draft Roundtable
 
  • 1
    1 BRANDON INGRAM, DUKE
    Last Mock: 2
    F | 6'10", 195 | FR.
     
     

  • 2
    2 BEN SIMMONS, LSU
    Last Mock: 1
    F | 6'10", 240 | FR.
     

  • 3
    3Dragan Bender, Croatia
    Last Mock: 3
    F | 7'0", 220 | AGE: 18
     

  • 4
    JAYLEN BROWN, CAL
    Last Mock: 8
    G/F | 6'7", 225 | FR.
     
     

  • 5
    5 BUDDY HIELD, OKLAHOMA
    Last Mock: 7
    G | 6'4", 215 | SR.
     
     

  • 6
    6Jamal Murray, Kentucky
    Last Mock: 3
    G | 6'4", 205 | FR.
     

  • 7
    kris dunn, providence
    Last Mock: 5
    G | 6'4", 220 | SR.
     

  • 8
    wade baldwin iv, vanderbilt
    Last Mock: 14
    G | 6'3", 195 | so.
     

  • 9
    9 Jakob Poeltl, Utah
    Last Mock: 10
    C | 7'1", 240 | SO.
     
     

  • 10
    henry ellenson, marquette
    Last Mock: 13
    F/C | 6'10", 245 | FR.
     

  • 11
    11 MARQUESE CHRISS, WASHINGTON
    Last Mock: 4
    F | 6'9", 225 | FR.
     

  • 12
    SKAL LABISSIERE, KENTUCKY
    Last Mock: 15
    F/C | 6'11", 220 | FR.
     

  • 13
    DEYONTA DAVIS, MICHIGAN STATE
    Last Mock: 11
    F/C | 6'10", 240 | FR.
     

  • 14
    14 TIMOTHE LUWAWU, FRANCE
    Last Mock: 10
    G/F | 6'7", 205 | AGE: 20
     

  • 15
    DOMANTAS SABONIS, gonzaga
    Last Mock: 18
    F | 6'10", 240 | so.
     

  • 16
    16 furkan korkmaz, turkey
    Last Mock: 12
    G | 6'5", 175 | age: 18
     
     

  • 17
    17 demetrius jackson, notre dame
    Last Mock: 22
    F | 6'1", 220 | jR.
     

  • 18
    denzel Valentine, michigan State
    Last Mock: 16
    g/F | 6'6", 220 | Sr.
     
     

  • 19
    19 ante zizic, croatia
    Last Mock: 23
    c | 6'11", 240 | Age: 19
     

  • 20
    20 thon maker, orangeville prep
     
    Last Mock: n/a
    f | 7'0", 218 | age: 19
     

  • 21
    21 taurean prince, baylor
    Last Mock: 17
    f | 6'7", 220 | sR.
     

  • 22
    22 BRICE JOHNSON, NORTH CAROLINA
    Last Mock: N/A
    F | 6'9", 209 | JR.
     
     

  • 23
    tyler ulis, kentucky
    Last Mock: 24
    G | 5'9", 149 | SO.
     

  • 24
    DEJOUNTE MURRAY, WASHINGTON
    Last Mock: 25
    G | 6'5", 170 | FR.
     

  • 25
    CHEICK DIALLO, KANSAS
    Last Mock: 28
    F | 6'9", 218 | FR.
     

  • 26
    26 DeAndre Bembry, St. Joe's
    Last Mock: 24
    G | 6'6", 210 | JR.
     
     

  • 27
    MALIK BEASLEY, FLORIDA STATE
    Last Mock: N/A
    G | 6'5", 190 | AGE: 19
     

  • 28
    damian jones, vanderbilt
    Last Mock: 21
    F | 7'0", 250 | jr.
     

  • 29
    juan hernangomez, spain
    Last Mock: N/A
    F | 6'9", 225 | Age: 20
     

  • 30
    30 Caris LeVert, Michigan
    Last Mock: 30
    G | 6'7", 205 | SR.
     

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