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2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #16- Orlando Magic

Another pick coming off the heels of a trade! The Orlando Magic are on the mock clock!

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

When we last left the Community Mock Draft, Taurean Prince went to New Orleans at pick #15. Up next are the Orlando Magic and Mock GM Daron Koch, who got to this pick through a trade with the Boston Celtics. Boston received #11 overall (which they used on Cal wing Jaylen Brown) in exchange for #16 and #23 overall, as well as a 2018 2nd round pick. The Mock Magic are now on the clock.

With the 16th overall pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Orlando Magic select...

Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State

(Mike Carter- USA Today Sports)

Daron explains the pick here-

While the status of Evan Fournier is still up in the air, the Magic have a nice nucleus in the back court & wing positions with Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Mario Hezjona. They need help, however, in the front court and while Davis is by no means a finished product, he could grow to be the interior defender and rebounder they desperately need. Davis is 6'10" with a 7'2" wingspan and a 240 pound frame and would be a good small ball center option or traditional power forward.

Davis' block numbers (4.1 per 40 minutes) last season were very good, as were his offensive rebound numbers (4.6 per 40) despite not playing a great deal of minutes for Michigan State. He is young and has a lot to learn, but with Frank Vogel now in charge, he has a coach who is a great teacher. They will not depend on Davis to play a huge role in year one, but will work with him and develop into their big man of the future.

Another big man is off the board. Tomorrow we will see who the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons will take as the GBB Community NBA Mock Draft grinds on.

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit volislife
June 15th 19/New Orleans Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Jama17
June 16th 22/Charlotte Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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