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Amico: Way-too-early 2016 mock draft

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AmicoHoops

This list will surely change, perhaps even before even November. But here's a look at the expected top NBA draft prospects come June.

(Order of teams based on 2014-15 regular-season finish; trades included)

  1. Timberwolves: Ben Simmons, 6-10, F, fr., LSU
  2. Nuggets (via Knicks): Skal Labissiere, 7-0, PF/C, fr., Kentucky
  3. Sixers: Jaylen Brown, 6-7, SF, fr., California
  4. Sixers (via Lakers): Brandon Ingram, 6-9, SF, fr., Duke
  5. Magic: Damian Jones, 7-0, C, jr., Vanderbilt
  6. Kings: Ray Smith, 6-8, SF, fr., Arizona
  7. Raptors (via Nuggets/Knicks): Jamal Murray, 6-5, G, fr. Kentucky
  8. Pistons: Brice Johnson, 6-9, PF, sr., North Carolina
  9. Hornets: Diamond Stone, 6-10, C, fr., Maryland
  10. Heat: Dragan Bender, 7-0, PF, Croatia
  11. Pacers: Ron Baker, 6-4, SG, sr., Wichita State
  12. Jazz: Malik Pope, 6-9, PF, so., San Diego State
  13. Suns: Ivan Rabb, 6-10, PF, fr., California
  14. Sixers (via Thunder): Kris Dunn, 6-4, PG, jr., Providence
  15. Celtics (via Nets): EC Matthews, 6-5, PG/SG, jr., Rhode Island
  16. Celtics: Domantas Sabonis, 6-10, PF, so., Gonzaga
  17. Bucks: Taurean Prince, 6-7, SF, sr., Baylor
  18. Pelicans: Wayne Selden, 6-5, SG, jr., Kansas
  19. Wizards: Henry Ellenson, 6-10, PF/C, fr., Marquette
  20. Raptors: Cheick Diallo, 6-9, PF/C, fr., Kansas
  21. Celtics (from Mavericks): Troy Williams, 6-7, SF, jr., Indiana
  22. Bulls: Kyle Wiltjer, 6-10, PF, sr., Gonzaga
  23. Nuggets (from Blazers): Danuel House, 6-7, SF, sr. Texas A&M
  24. Suns (via Cavaliers/Celtics): Malik Newman, 6-4, SG, fr., Mississippi State
  25. Grizzlies: Michael Gbinije, 6-7, SG/SF, sr., Syracuse
  26. Spurs: Furkan Korkmaz, 6-7, SG, Turkey
  27. Rockets: Marcus Paige, 6-1, PG, sr., North Carolina
  28. Clippers: Damion Lee, 6-6, SG, sr. Louisville
  29. Hawks: Nigel Hayes, 6-8, PF, jr., Wisconsin
  30. Warriors: Tim Quarterman, 6-6, SG, jr., LSU

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