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2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #25- Los Angeles Clippers

Former GBB Site Manager Kevin Lipe returns to GBB to take part in our Mock Draft and pick for the evil LA Clippers.

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

We resume our Mock Draft with a light at the end of the tunnel- the LA Clippers are up at #25 overall, and I am excited to welcome back Mr. Kevin Lipe to GBB to make the selection. Kevin is a former GBB Site Manager (he helped give us our name "Grizzly Bear Blues") and currently runs the Memphis Flyer's Beyond the Arc Blog. He does good work, and is good people.

With the 25th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the LA Clippers select...

Patrick McCaw, Guard, University of Nevada Las Vegas

An interesting choice by the Clippers' Mock GM. Here is Kevin's though process on the pick-

I tried to think of a way to trade this pick for Jeff Green for Mullinax's sake before I remembered the Clippers already traded a first rounder for him and had a good laugh about it. (And then cried, because Jeff Green.)

Going to be honest: the NBA Draft is not my strong suit. Really, I'd probably be a pretty mediocre-to-bad NBA GM (though I don't like to admit that to myself too often). Fortunately, since I'm drafting as the Clippers, I get to pretend to be Doc Rivers, which means that being a mediocre NBA GM is exactly the right mindset from which to make a selection.

With that said, the Clippers are in a weird situation, one not dissimilar from that of the Grizzlies: they need help at the wing, and they've needed help at the wing for a while now. This far back in the draft, it's probably smarter to take the best player available than to draft for need, but I'm Doc Rivers, so I'm drafting for need anyway.

I'm selecting Patrick McCaw of UNLV. He's primarily known for his defense, something the Clippers could use some help with on the wing, and he can shoot OK (36% from 3 in college overall) with good skill shooting off the dribble or coming off screens. He may never be a dynamic scorer, but he can create a little bit if necessary. The Clippers are always in need of a small forward, it seems, and McCaw seems to be a pretty good bet to be a solid rotation player in the league--well worth using a first round pick on.

Another rising star of recent draft boards is off the board. Who will Philly take at #26 overall?

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 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 Thon Maker, Forward, High School Senior Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Demetrius Jackson, Guard, Notre Dame Jama17
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Patrick McCaw, Guard, UNLV 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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