With the 22nd pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select...
Ivica Zubac, Center, International (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(On Left, Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Charlotte goes big. Here is Justin's reasoning as to why-
Ivica Zubac is a international prospect that seems to have a lot going for him going in to this draft. With a height of 7'1 in shoes, a strong 265 pound overall frame, and a 7'4 wingspan, it's easy to believe that the Croatian big man already has the physical tools for the NBA.
However, there are questions about if Zubac is able to defend well enough in NBA with underwhelming athleticism, he isn't the best defensive rebounder, and his rim protection needs some work.
With all that said, I personally think that Zubac can cash in on his offensive potential in the NBA in the right system. He has very good hands and also can potentially pull bigs out of the paint with his mid-range game. I feel like he needs a good point guard who can find him in pick and rolls and pops towards and around the basket. Charlotte has that point guard in Kemba Walker.
At age 19, Zubac has more than enough room to turn into a productive center in the NBA. Maybe not one of the best centers in the league, but he can possibly be a serviceable big man and have a solid career.
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|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|
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|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||Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt||Brandon C|
|June 14th||18/Detroit||Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington||Joe Mullinax|
|June 15th||19/New Orleans||Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey||Wes George|
|June 15th||20/Indiana||DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's||Aimee S|
|June 16th||21/Atlanta||Brice Johnson, Forward, North Carolina||Joe Mullinax|
|June 16th||22/Charlotte||Ivica Zubac, Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina||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|
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