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|Team and Draft Order||Representative GM||Player Selected|
|#1 Cleveland Cavaliers||Chris Faulkner||Andrew Wiggins|
|#2 Milwaukee Bucks||Kwhittington||Joel Embiid|
|#3 Philadelphia 76ers||KellyMelvina||Jabari Parker|
|#4 Orlando Magic||BluesCityJoe||Dante Exum|
|#5 Philadelphia 76ers (from Utah)||KellyMelvina||Aaron Gordon|
6) Noah Vonleh, PF from Indiana
Honestly I was surprised to see Vonleh's name still on the board. Vonleh's upside is just too much to pass up on here, even though Julius Randle is arguably more of a sure thing. Marcus Smart was also in the discussion because his scoring ability would fill a need. Vonleh's potential is simply too great to pass on him. Vonleh possesses ideal size for the 4 standing at 6'9 and his 7'4 wingspan add some needed length to the C's frontline. Vonleh's post game continues to develop, but he showed many flashes in college of being a go to post scorer. He also has a developing long range game, hitting half of his three point attempts, though only averaging one attempt per game. If he continues to display that type of ability to stretch defenses he's an ideal complement to Sullinger or Olynyk. Additionally, this pick allows for the flexibility to trade Sully or Olynyk should the right deal come along.
Vonleh must continue to work on his passing, arguably his biggest weakness, as well as his post defense and rebounding. Improvement in those areas along with continued refinement of his offensive game make Vonleh's higher ceiling the reason he gets the nod over Kentucky's Julius Randle and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.