Poll: 2016 Community Mock Draft (Pick No. 1)

The 2016 NBA Draft lottery was held on Tuesday night and the Sixers finally landed the elusive No. 1 overall pick after missing out the past two seasons. Now that the exact draft order is locked in, teams can begin targeting specific players who are likely to still be on the board when it is their time to choose. Drafting players is far from an exact science, and many a GM has been second-guessed for his draft night decisions. I’m willing to bet that every team executive has at least one pick that he would like a mulligan for. We at Hoops Rumors thought it would be fun to give our readers the chance to predict the results of this June’s draft, which is what we intend to do with a series of polls.

We’ll begin with the Sixers, who are likely to choose between former LSU forward Ben Simmons and former Duke forward Brandon Ingram at the top slot, though GM Bryan Colangelo could look to address the team’s void at point guard by nabbing Kris Dunn or Jamal Murray instead. Readers, you are now on the clock! Cast your vote for Philadelphia’s pick and check back Thursday for the results, as well as to cast your vote for who the Lakers will select with the No. 2 overall pick. But don’t limit yourself to a simple button click. Take to the comments section below and share your thoughts on the No. 1 overall pick and why you voted the way that you did.

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Hoosier Hysteria
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Hoosier Hysteria
4 months 10 days ago

Simmons shot 3 3-pointers in 33 games. Made 1! Does not fit today’s NBA game. Not a good draft class. Too bad for Celtics with all those picks. Ainge will bundle/trade as he should.

aarongill
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aarongill
4 months 10 days ago

It should be Ingram, he fits better and Philly needs shooters and it seems like Simmons wants to be in LA. Either way Philly will get criticized, if they draft Ingram people will say they went for fit over talent, if they draft Simmons they will say they chose talent over fit.

coldgoldenfalstaff
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coldgoldenfalstaff
4 months 10 days ago

Simmons has to be the pick. His elite speed and passing ability fit a huge need, and he’s great at creating shots, all in a 6’10” package with rebounds and a fast break generator.

I’d pick Ingram if we had those skills in one of our players already, but he looks to be a #2 scorer rather than “the guy” and he needs to fill out to survive the physical NBA game.

B Ingram No. 1
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B Ingram No. 1
4 months 10 days ago

My Sixers have to take Ingram. He’s a Kevin Durant clone. Simmons has no motor, no outside shot, and no history of winning anything ever.

padam
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padam
4 months 10 days ago

Simmons is probably the higher ceiling pick, but his lack of an outside shot and Philly’s abundance of centers/PF’s, Ingram seems to beer the ‘logical’ pick. Can only fit so many people in the paint.

celtics80
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celtics80
4 months 10 days ago

Simmons will go #1 because they need a play maker for Okafor and Wroten.

H3ads40T73
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H3ads40T73
4 months 10 days ago

Wroten is in new york

Thronson5
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Thronson5
4 months 10 days ago

Everyone says Simmons at 1 but I have a hard time believing that will will happen. I’ll put money on Ingram going 1st, think Simmons goes 2 and either Lakers try to trade him or trade the pick before they have to make that decision of who to pick. If I was them I’d take the pick and try to sign a Younger Center like Whiteside.

bsteady powers
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bsteady powers
4 months 10 days ago

Ingram. He’s a better shooter. Period.

Bdubs521
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Bdubs521
4 months 10 days ago

Trade:
Phi:1st(Simmons)/Okafor(3rd)
LA: 2nd(Ingram)/Russell(2nd)

FloridaMan1988
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FloridaMan1988
4 months 10 days ago

Horrible trade

Bdubs521
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Bdubs521
4 months 9 days ago

In what way?

KC2112
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KC2112
4 months 10 days ago

If the Lakers wanted Okafor they would have drafted him last year. Plus what do they need Simmons for when they have Randle. You must be a Sixers fan.

Bdubs521
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Bdubs521
4 months 9 days ago

In hindsight i think they take okafor, better fit, pg position is deep and easier to find than a big with a smooth post game, clarkson is good enough at point. Both Okafor and Russell would be better off with a change of scenery(off thecourt/locker room situations). Randle is not a blue chip cornerstone player so could easily be traded this offseason anyway, larry nance jr will push him for minutes. Im not a sixers or lakers fan. Just think it makes sense for both teams

mikey
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mikey
4 months 10 days ago

Simmons

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