Here are the results of the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft so far...
- Philadelphia 76ers (Joe Mullinax)- Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University
- Los Angeles Lakers (Corban Ford)- Ben Simmons, Forward, Louisiana State University
The Boston Celtics and their Mock GM Chip Williams are now on the clock, and with the third pick in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft they select...
Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, University of Washington
For those who haven't been paying close attention lately, this is a massive surprise. But Chriss has been rising up draft boards as of late. Here is why Chip says he makes the pick-
I remember the very first time I scouted Marquese Chriss. It was several months ago, and he had already gone from a relatively average recruit, compared to most one-and-done players (ranked No. 60 in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings), to a player that was soaring up draft boards and could be around when the Grizzlies pick at 17. Well, it took me about two minutes of watching Chriss play to realize that there was exactly a 0% chance he'd be around when the Grizz picked at 17.
Once you get past Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons, there's really not a player that Boston absolutely must take a three. There are three or four players who would make sense here, but none have a higher ceiling than Chriss.
Chriss is a freak athlete. He possesses incredible leaping ability and fluidity in his strides while also maintaining excellent body control. But it doesn't stop there at just his athleticism. Chriss has all the tools to be a modern-day four in the NBA. He will have no problem making threes one day (shot 35% from three as a freshman), he's got the size and length to matchup with any four (6-10, 233 with a 7-0 wingspan), he can realistically switch pick and rolls and stay in front of guards and he's already shown a soft touch when working in the post.
Some will be surprised at this pick, but if you watch Chriss play, it'll make sense. The guy is going to have a long, productive NBA career, assuming health.
So Chriss is off the board. Who will the Phoenix Suns take at #4?
|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||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|