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2016 NBA Mock Draft: Final Mock 2 Rounds

Round 2

Posted By: Chris Ransom Last Updated: June 23, 2016

  1. Boston Celtics: Cheick Diallo, PF, Kansas

    The Celtics use their first second round pick on a power forward for depth. Cheick Diallo is the top power forward left.

  2. Los Angeles Lakers: Stephen Zimmerman, C, UNLV

    The Lakers get a center in the second round after taking a small forward in the first round. Stephen Zimmerman was a top 10 high school recruit as a true freshman prior to his injury as a freshman at UNLV. That caused Zimmerman to drop to an early second round prospect. The Lakers can get a center that averaged 10.3 points per game here.

  3. Los Angeles Clippers: Wade Baldwin IV, PG, Vanderbilt

    The Los Angeles Clippers take the best available player here. Wade Baldwin IV is a first round point guard. If he falls to this pick, the Clippers have to take him as a backup to Chris Paul for depth.

    Previous Pick: Ron Baker, SG, Wichita State

  4. Phoenix Suns: Furkan Kormaz, SG, Anadolu Efes

    Phoenix gets a shooting guard for depth. Furkan Kormaz is a first round talent that is a steal in the second round.

    Previous Pick: Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky

  5. Boston Celtics: Fred VanVleet, PG, Wichita State

    Boston adds point guard depth. Fred VanVleet is a good value pick.

  6. Milwaukee Bucks: Devin Robinson, PF, Florida

    The Bucks draft Robinson as a forward for depth. Devin Robinson can play small forward or power forward with his versatility.

  7. Houston Rockets: Danilo Fuzalo, PG, Brazil

    Houston takes an international player to develop. Danilo Fuzalo of Brazil has the versatility to play point guard or shooting guard in the NBA.

  8. Milwaukee Bucks: Isaiah Cousins, PG, Oklahoma

    Milwaukee can take the best player available. At this point in the second round that player is Oklahoma point guard Isaiah Cousins.

    Previous Pick: Anthony Barber, PG, North Carolina State

  9. New Orleans Pelicans: A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue

    The Pelicans get another center for depth. Getting a backup like A.J. Hammons who can average 15 points per game helps. THe Pelicans situation at center is so dire that Hammons may be able to start right away and succeed.

  10. New Orleans Pelicans: DeAndre Bembry, SF, Saint Joseph's

    New Orleans gets a small forward for depth. DeAndre Bembry is a 6-6 210 lb small forward that is a pure small forward only. He has the size of a shooting guard, but is a pure 3 at small forward. Bembry averaged 17.4 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game. He's a good fit as a depth player for the Pelicans after previously scoring 12.1 points per game as a freshman and 17.7 points per game as a sophomore.

    Previous Pick: Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia

  11. Orlando Magic: Kaleb Tarczewski, C, Arizona

    Orlando gets a center for depth. Kaleb Tarczewski returned for his senior year. He should still be a top 50 pick.

  12. Utah Jazz: Caris Levert, SG, Michigan

    Caris Levert is a four-year starter at Michigan. Levert averaged a career high 16.5 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. Levert's field goal percentage improved from .421 to .506 in 2015-2016. Levert got injured during the 2016 NBA Combine and he also struggled at the NBA Combine which is why he makes a lot of sense as an immediate starter for the Utah Jazz.

    Previous Pick: Wayne Selden Jr., SG, Kansas

  13. Houston Rockets: Jake Layman, SF, Maryland

    Houston gets Jake Layman who is the best player available for depth at this point. Layman would be a good addition to the Rockets.

  14. Atlanta Hawks: Elgin Cook, SF, Oregon

    Atlanta needs a small forward to replace Demarre Carroll. Elgin Cook is the only draftable small forward at this point.

    Previous Pick: James Webb III, PF, Boise State

  15. Boston Celtics: Ron Baker, SG, Wichita State

    The Boston Celtics take the best available player here. The 6-4 220 lb Ron Baker helped Wichita State reach the final 4 in 2012-2013. A year later averaged 13.1 points per game in 2013-2014. As a junior Baker averaged 14.7 points per game posting his best numbers before returning for his senior season.

    Previous Pick: Pascal Siakam, PF, New Mexico State

  16. Dallas Mavericks: Anthony Barber, PG, North Carolina State

    Dallas can take the best player available. At this point in the second round that player is Anthony Barber.

    Previous Pick: Isaiah Cousins, PG, Oklahoma

  17. Orlando Magic: Tim Quarterman, SG, LSU

    Orlando gets a shooting guard for depth. Tim Quarterman is a steal at this point as he is averaging 11.2 points per game in 2015-2016 after averaging 11.5 points per game in 2014-2015. Quarterman's 3 point percentage has improved from .313 to .343 in 2015-2016.

  18. Chicago Bulls: Nathan Boothe, C, Toledo

    Chicago uses this pick from Portland to grab a center. The Bulls draft the 6-9 250 lb Nathan Boothe from Toledo who averages 19.3 points per game.

  19. Detroit Pistons: Damion Lee, SG, Louisville

    Detroit takes the best player available. At this point you would have to think Damion Lee is that player. Lee is averaging 15.9 points per game in 2015-2016 and really improving as a scorer.

  20. Indiana Pacers: Theo Pinson, SG, North Carolina

    Indiana gets a shooting guard for depth. Theo Pinson is the top shooting guard left.

  21. Boston Celtics: Ben Bentil, PF, Providence

    Boston gets the best player available. At this point that player is Ben Bentil of Providence who averaged 21 points per game.

  22. Utah Jazz: Ante Zizic, C, Croatia

    The Jazz get an international center that could develop into a starter over time. For now Gobert is the starting center for the Jazz.

  23. Denver Nuggets: Josh Scott, C, Colorado

    The 6-10 245 lb Josh Scott has the versatility to play power forward or center in the NBA. Denver brought him in for a workout so they could target Scott with one of their two second round picks.

    Previous Pick: Gary Payton II, PG, Oregon State

  24. Atlanta Hawks: Wayne Selden Jr., SG, Kansas

    Atlanta adds a shooting guard for depth. Wayne Selden Jr. averaged 13.3 points per game in 2015. He's the best player available for the Hawks here.

    Previous Pick: Chinanu Onuaku, C, Louisville

  25. Brooklyn Nets: Robert Carter, PF, Maryland

    The Nets take the best player available. At this point Robert Carter of Maryland at power forward is that player.

  26. Denver Nuggets: Alex Poythress, SF, Kentucky

    Denver drafts a small forward for depth. At this point that player has to be Alex Poythress.

  27. Memphis Grizzlies: Carlton Bragg, SF, Kansas

    Carlton Bragg has the versatility to play small forward, power forward, or center. He needs to be a more consistent scorer, but shows incredible promise.

  28. Boston Celtics: Yogi Ferrell, PG, Indiana

    Boston takes the best player available. Yogi Ferrell averaged 17.3 points per game at Indiana and makes a good point guard for depth here.

  29. Sacramento Kings: E.C. Matthews, SG, Rhode Island

    Sacramento takes the top shooting guard left for depth. E.C. Matthews averaged 17 points per game for Rhode Island in 2014-2015.

  30. Utah Jazz: Kay Felder, PG, Oakland

    Kay Felder averages 24.4 points per game. The junior that is part of the 2016 NBA Draft has to get drafted somewhere and Utah at 60 seems like a perfect spot.

    Previous Pick: Moussa Diagne, PF, Senegal

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