2016 Redraft

May 9, 2017 by Josh Lloyd

I was joined by Kyle and Greg and we redrafted the 2016 NBA Draft, given the info we know now on the players and it quickly deviated from how the names were called back in June.

 

Here are the selections we made, but take a listen to see our reasoning behind the picks

 

1

76ers

Ben Simmons

2

Lakers

Ivica Zubac

3

Celtics

Jamal Murray

4

Suns

Jaylen Brown

5

Wolves

Malcolm Brogdon

6

Pelicans

Brandon Ingram

7

Nuggets

Skal Labissiere

8

Kings

Caris LeVert

9

Raptors

Thon Maker

10

Bucks

Buddy Hield

11

Magic

Dragan Bender

12

Hawks

Juancho Hernangomez

13

Suns

Ante Zizic

14

Bulls

Kris Dunn

15

Nuggets

Taurean Prince

16

Celtics

Marquese Chriss

17

Grizzlies

Guerschon Yabusele

18

Pistons

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

19

Nuggets

Dejounte Murray

20

Nets

Henry Ellenson

21

Hawks

Jakob Poeltl

22

Kings

Deyonta Davis

23

Celtics

Furkan Korkmaz

24

76ers

Patrick McCaw

25

Clippers

Denzel Valentine

26

76ers

Cheick Diallo

27

Raptors

Tyler Ulis

28

Suns

Yogi Ferrell

29

Spurs

Wade Baldwin

30

Warrios

Paul Zipser

 

 
18.9d
kupslavin
It's okay to have a difference in opinion in drafting since it's not an exact science. Scouts and GMs already have a ton of info to create a fool-proof model but a lot of them still fail come draft day. It's how a team like the Pacers grab a Paul George at #10 in 2010 then end up trading Kawhi for George Hill the following year, but I digress. As for the Bucks pick, my gut tells me that they would've done everything possible to land Thon Maker, but since he's already unavailable in this redraft, I would've picked Juancho or Bender if they're looking for a skilled/versatile prospect(I was surprised to see Bender still available this late)then try to either buy a pick later in the draft to address the team's shooting needs at guard or see who's available in free agency.
19.1d
joshlloyd48
As I said on the show, I don't really like Chriss, but I had to take him at 16. BUt, my earlier picks where Murray, Ingram, Maker, Juancho and I feel good about taking all of them above him. I can see an argument for having Chriss over Juancho, but that is a personal preference sort of thing, I believe.
19.3d
gehrenberg
As for the Hield pick, I will defend it since it was my pick. I don't have an issue with a one-dimensional player in this draft because I feel good about him having a role in the NBA. I think he fits in really well with the Bucks squad, which is really hurting for perimeter shooting. Who do you see as a better fit for the Bucks team? Keeping in mind the pick is made at draft time last year
19.3d
gehrenberg
I think we have a difference on the upside of Chriss then. I don't see him as a high upside/home run type of guy. I think his upside is high energy bench guy. I don't want to speak for Josh and Kyle, but I don't think either of them see him as a potential franchise changer either. Simmons is the only guy in this draft I see with that kind of upside.
19.4d
kupslavin
If you're in the lottery, the quickest way to turn a franchise's fortune around is to hit a homerun with young, high upside draft picks. That's how the Bucks & Nuggets have been generally drafting lately. Best player available/star upside over fit and close to finished products. Surely one could find a place in the late lottery for a raw player like Chriss who might just be a good mentor away from realizing his potential. Game focus and consistency can be taught and learned. Not to pick on Hield, but I'm not a fan of drafting semi one-dimensional players.
19.5d
gehrenberg
Personally I was pretty unimpressed with Chriss as a player last year. I think saying he has a mediocre basketball IQ is generous. Who do you think he should have been drafted ahead of?
19.8d
kupslavin
100% (2) agree 
Marquese Chriss at #16 of a supposedly "weak" draft? I get that he's foul-prone and perceived to have a mediocre basketball IQ, but he's a late-bloomer 19 year old athlete who's just starting to figure things out. C'mon guys.