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Consensus Mock Draft: Top two seem set, but then what?

POSTED: Jun 6, 2016 1:51 PM ET
UPDATED: Jun 22, 2016 11:05 PM ET

Drew Packham, NBA.com

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Brandon Ingram (left) and Ben Simmons are the top talents as we unveil our yearly Consensus Mock Draft.

The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2016 NBA Draft could play out.

- In our last look at the mock drafts before Draft night, we still have a 100 percent consensus at the top. All 12 project the Sixers taking LSU's Ben Simmons, with the Lakers taking Duke's Brandon Ingram at No. 2. At this point, it would be shocking if Philly and L.A. go in different directions.

- The player gaining the most ground over the last week is Washington's Marquese Chriss. After settling near the middle of the lottery a few weeks ago, Chriss now looks like a high possibility of going to the Suns at No. 4. Seven of the 12 mock drafts project him there, and it's hard to see him slipping past six or seven.

- After the top two, there still isn't much consensus. That could change, but so far no player appears more than seven times in any position, which is fairly rare compared to past seasons' mock drafts.

- Dragan Bender, the 18-year-old Croatian who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv, has seen his name drop on recent mock drafts, but he still shouldn't fall past No. 8. Five of the 12 mock drafts have the 7-footer going fourth to the Suns, and no one has him below No. 6.

- With Derrick Rose out of the picture, the Bulls could be looking for a point guard, which may be why six different mock drafts have Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin going to Chicago at No. 14. If he's their target they may be sweating it out on Draft night.

- Jaylen Brown's fate seems to be pretty clear -- the Cal forward should go as high as No. 6 but no lower than No. 9

- Marquese Chriss has been gaining some ground since workouts have begun. DraftExpress has him going No. 3 to Boston, but most still have the Washington power forward in the middle of the lottery.

- Nine players appear in the lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Simmons, Ingram, Bender, Chriss, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield, Jakob Poeltl, Jamal Murray and Kris Dunn.

MOST COMMON PICKS
  • 1. SIXERS: Ben Simmons (12)
  • 2. LAKERS: Brandon Ingram (12)
  • 3. CELTICS: Bender/Dunn/Murray (3)
  • 4. SUNS: Marquese Chriss (7)
  • 5. WOLVES: Buddy Hield (5)
  • 6. PELICANS: Dunn/Murray (5)
  • 7. NUGGETS: Bender/Hield (4)
  • 8. KINGS: Jaylen Brown (6)
  • 9. RAPTORS: Jakob Poeltl (6)
  • 10. BUCKS: Deyonta Davis (4)
  • 11. MAGIC: Skal Labissiere (7)
  • 12. JAZZ: Baldwin, D. Murray/Sabonis (2)
  • 13. SUNS: Henry Ellenson (5)
  • 14. BULLS: Wade Baldwin (6)

Most common: Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Ben Simmons is projected to go first in 12 of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14: To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for the first overall pick, 13 for the second, continuing to 1 for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection.

#1 - Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons
  • LSU
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 1 (12)
#2 - Brandon Ingram
Brandon Ingram
  • Duke
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-9
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 2 (12)
#3 - Marquese Chriss
Marquese Chriss
  • Washington
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-16
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 4 (7)
#4 - Dragan Bender
Dragan Bender
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 4 (4)
#5 - Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray
  • Kentucky
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 6 (5)
#6 - Kris Dunn
Kris Dunn
  • Providence
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-4
  • Status: Junior
  • Most common: 6 (6)
#7 - Buddy Hield
Buddy Hield
  • Oklahoma
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Senior
  • Most common: 5 (5)
#8 - Jaylen Brown
Jaylen Brown
  • California
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-7
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 8 (6)
#9 - Jakob Poeltl
Jakob Poeltl
  • Utah
  • Position: C
  • Height: 7-1
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 9 (6)
#10 - Henry Ellenson
Henry Ellenson
  • Marquette
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 13 (4)
#11 - Skal Labissiere
Skal Labissiere
  • Kentucky
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 11 (7)
#12 - Deyonta Davis
Deyonta Davis
  • Michigan State
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 10 (3)
#13 - Domantas Sabonis
Domantas Sabonis
  • Gonzaga
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 13,14 (2)
#14 - Wade Baldwin
Wade Baldwin
  • Vanderbilt
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-4
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 14 (4)

Projections from the Web

  • NBA.com
    06.21
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Henry Ellenson
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Timothy Luwawu
  • 13. Furkan Korkmaz
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • Draft Express
    06.22
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Kris Dunn
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Dragan Bender
  • 8. Jaylen Bron
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Deyonta Davis
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Domantas Sabonis
  • 13. Timothy Luwawu
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • ESPN.com
    06.22
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Kris Dunn
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Jaylen Brown
  • 7. Dragan Bender
  • 8. Buddy Hield
  • 9. Domantas Sabonis
  • 10. Dejounte Murray
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Jakob Poeltl
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • SI.com
    06.03
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Timothy Luwawu
  • 11. Deyonta Davis
  • 12. Furkan Korkmaz
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • Sporting News
    06.16
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Marquese Chriss
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Kris Dunn
  • 9. Deyonta Davis
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Domantas Sabonis
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Denzel Valentine
  • CBS Sports
    06.14
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Jamal Murray
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Marquese Chriss
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Deyonta Davis
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Ante Zizic
  • 13. Furkan Korkmaz
  • 14. Henry Ellenson
  • NBADraft.net
    06.21
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Kris Dunn
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Dragan Bender
  • 8. Domantas Sabonis
  • 9. Marquese Chriss
  • 10. Deyonta Davis
  • 11. Jakob Poeltl
  • 12. Dejounte Murray
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • USA TODAY
    06.20
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Jaylen Brown
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Dragan Bender
  • 8. Buddy Hield
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Deyonta Davis
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Wade Baldwin
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Timothy Luwawu
  • NetScouts
    06.18
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Jamal Murray
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Henry Ellenson
  • 11. Domantas Sabonis
  • 12. Brice Johnson
  • 13. Timothy Luwawu
  • 14. Skal Labissiere
  • Bleacher Report
    06.04
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Buddy Hield
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Marquese Chriss
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Jamal Murray
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Wade Baldwin
  • 11. Jakob Poeltl
  • 12. Dejounte Murray
  • 13. Furkan Korkmaz
  • 14. Domantas Sabonis
  • Basketball Insiders
    06.15
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Jamal Murray
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Jaylen Brown
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Dragan Bender
  • 9. Skal Labissiere
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Henry Ellenson
  • 12. Taurean Prince
  • 13. Domantas Sabonis
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • CBS Sports
    06.21
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Jamal Murray
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Marquese Chriss
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Wade Baldwin
  • 13. Deyonta Davis
  • 14. Domantas Sabonis

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly as the Consensus will be updated periodically before the Draft on June 23.

NBA.com: Scott Howard-Cooper
DraftExpress.com: Jonathan Givony
ESPN Insider: Chad Ford
SI.com: Andrew Sharp
Sporting News: Sean Deveney
USA Today: Derek Bodner
Net Scouts: Carl Berman
Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman
CBS Sports: Sam Vecenie
CBS Sports: Gary Parrish