SI's 2016 NBA Mock Draft roundtable

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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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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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