We have another trade in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft!
Here is the logic for the trade from Boston GM Chip Williams' perspective-
Jaylen Brown is a top-6 prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft, and as the Celtics GM, I could not allow him to slip anymore. I paid a pretty hefty price to move up and get him, but it was worth it. It would have taken a much bigger package to move into the top seven where he is likely to be draft. At this point in the draft, getting Brown is huge.
Orlando's Mock GM, Daron Koch, had this to say on the deal-
For where Orlando is, coming off a season of improvement but having to replace their coach and facing some big decisions in free agency (especially with Evan Fournier), I think they need more bodies. They have a good nucleus with Gordon, Oladipo, etc. I think, in this particular draft, once you got past the first 7 or 8, #'s 9-23 or so are reasonably even. with none of them certain starters but all with reasonably good potential. Grabbing two of them versus just one seems to make a lot of sense.
The Boston Celtics are now on the clock, and with the 11th pick, the Boston Celtics select...
Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, University of California, Berkeley
Here again is Boston's Mock GM, Chip Williams-
Brown has potential to be an elite wing defender with the size (6-7, 225 with a 7-0 wingspan) to defend some fours. He's got an NBA ready body and should develop into a very good slasher at the next level. He shot 38.6 percent from three as a freshman, and showed a good enough stroke in catch-and-shoot situations.
It's not often that you find a wing with the type of tools and explosiveness that Brown possesses.
With Marquese Chriss and now Brown in the fold, the Celtics have two really good prospects to either develop themselves, or use as trade chips to try and lure a superstar to Boston.
Talent trumps all for a lot of teams in the NBA, and at least in our Mock Draft the Celtics just got a heck of a lot more talented. What will the Utah Jazz do at #12 overall?
|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 10th||13/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 10th||14/Memphis||Joe Mullinax|
|June 13th||15/New Orleans||Wes George|
|June 13th||16/Orlando||Daron Koch|
|June 14th||17/Chicago||Brandon C|
|June 15th||19/New Orleans||Wes George|
|June 15th||20/Indiana||Aimee S|
|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||28/Phoenix||Kyle Whittington|
|June 22nd||29/San Antonio||Jill Kong|
|June 22nd||30/Golden State||rhinoh23|