Here are the results of the GBB Community NBA Mock Draft so far...
The LA Lakers and their Mock GM Corban Ford are on the clock, and with the 2nd pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft they select...
Ben Simmons, Forward, Louisiana State University
No surprise here. Corban had this to say about the pick-
So now that Brandon Ingram is off the table, the Lakers have a no brainer and will take Ben Simmons out of LSU with their second overall selection. Simmons is a versatile 6'10 240 pound forward who doesn't have the most length (he measured between 6'11 and 7'0 in regards to his wingspan) yet he makes up for it with his fluidity on the floor. When engaged, Simmons can be an elite defender, as shown by his 12.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and .9 blocks he averages per-40 minutes. He also has a good mix of speed and size; speed to slow down quicker forwards and most guards, and size to bang with the power forwards down low. However, when he is not motivated, Simmons gets lazy on defense, does less moving of his feet and more swiping and gambling on defense.
Simmons isn't a perfect fit on the Lakers because of his shooting woes and the fact that they already are set at Power Forward and with primary ball handlers. But the selection of Simmons and his tantalizing potential is just too much for L.A. to pass up. If Simmons does develop that jump shot and the other Lakers smooth out there blemishes, L.A. could be set for the next decade with a young talented core that can grow together, develop together, and be a force for many years to come.
The two guys that everyone assumed would go in the top-2 picks are now off of the board. Here is where the fun starts- Picks 3 and 4 will be out tomorrow with the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns on the clock.
|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||Chip Williams|
|June 3rd||4/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 6th||5/Minnesota||Aimee S|
|June 6th||6/New Orleans||Wes George|
|June 7th||8/Sacramento||Brandon C|
|June 8th||10/Milwaukee||Kevin Yeung|
|June 10th||13/Phoenix||Brandon C|
|June 10th||14/Memphis||Joe Mullinax|
|June 13th||16/Boston||Chip Williams|
|June 14th||17/Chicago||Brandon C|
|June 15th||20/Indiana||Aimee S|
|June 16th||22/Charlotte||Justin Sims|
|June 17th||23/Boston||Chip Williams|
|June 17th||24/Philadelphia||Joe Mullinax|
|June 20th||25/LA Clippers||Kevin Lipe|
|June 20th||26/Philadelphia||Joe Mullinax|
|June 21st||28/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 22nd||29/San Antonio||Jill Kong|
|June 22nd||30/Golden State||rhinoh23|