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Poll: 2016 Community Mock Draft (Pick No. 3)

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.

Now that the first two picks are out of the way, things will start to really get interesting. We’ll continue with the Celtics, who are still seeking to land a star player to build around. While Boston is a prime candidate to make a trade involving the No. 3 pick, for our purposes today we’ll assume they keep it. Readers, you are now on the clock! Cast your vote for Boston’s pick and check back Saturday for the results, as well as to cast your vote for who the Suns will select with the No. 4 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. 3 overall pick and why you voted the way that you did.

Previous Selections

  1. Sixers — Ben Simmons (LSU)
  2. Lakers — Brandon Ingram (Duke)
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21 thoughts on “Poll: 2016 Community Mock Draft (Pick No. 3)

  1. Chris Crouse

    I would try and trade this pick for Okafor. That’s a win-win to me.

    • Agreed that’s the obvious choice, but if not then I’d pick bender

    • dlevin11

      I agree C’s should trade #3 pick to 76ers for Okafor. Backup plan trade #3 pick to Kings for Cauley-Stein.

      • More parts would probably need to be included in a trade for Okafor (a pick here and there maybe a player with an unguaranteed contract). In the WCS trade #3 is (in my opinion) a lot for him.

  2. basicmo


  3. aarongill


  4. jacobsigel1025

    This pick, Rozier, and a 2nd rounder for Philly’s two pick

    • JayTeam

      Philly Picks 1, Lakers 2. And what you’re offering is no way close to enough considering the talent drop-off from 2 to 3 this year.

  5. Bender. It’s a gamble worth taking.

  6. Trade the pick if they can. If not, Bender or Hield. Any other big man would be a reach at #3 and Dunn/Murray would be bad fits as well as adding to the stockpile of guards the Celtics already have.

  7. doronbroman

    1) trade for Okafor
    2) Hield
    3) Bender

  8. Jayphils

    Bender need to take a chance of Cs cannot trade it

  9. Boston4Lyf

    Bender is the worst possible Pick here. Do any of you remember how Radja ended. How Vrankovic at all. The C’s have a history of failure with foreign born players. The pick should be traded to Philadelphia or Jamal Murray

    • What about Hield? Murray (might/probably) has a higher ceiling than Hield but is not a great fit for the Celtics.

  10. coolwill78

    I’m not sure why Poeltl isn’t a little higher on the priorities for the Celtics. He a legit-sized big man who is comfortable with the ball in his hands and can run the court well. In my opinion, the Celtics don’t have a legit center. I like Sullinger, but he’s a PF and the Amir Johnson / Olynyk tandem is just alright. Plus, Olynyk is hurt now

    • I’m sure he would be but Poetl can’t do much than rebound, block shots, and score from 5 feet and closer. His limited offensive game makes him a late lottery pick, and would be a huge reach, regardless of need, at #3.

  11. Trade the pick. Trade Bradley, Rozier, #3 pick, #16 pick, Celtics 2017 1st rd pick(rights to swap with Nets) to get Jimmy Butler. Bulls have more picks to give away if needed to make the deal work(#23 this year, 5 2nd rounders this year, and the Nets 1st rounder in ’18)

    • Meant Celtics have more picks available to make the deal work.

      • I don’t think the Bulls trade Butler to the Celtics unless Crowder or Smart is packaged along as well. Just too many unknowns in a deal with that many picks. Butler is a top 5-10 SG and an All-Star. Bradley is probably a career defensive guard with an average offensive game. I would think the Bulls would want Crowder, Bradley/Smart, Rozier/Hunter/Young, plus #3 and maybe another pick or two (but not necessarily this year).

  12. dlevin11

    Ben Simmons and Kris Dunn don’t get to choose where they get to play. The NBA draft doesn’t work that way.

  13. Just throwing another trade proposal out there.

    Boston gets- Gordon Hayward
    Sacramento gets- Burke, #12, & #16
    Utah gets – Crowder, #3, #8, #31, & Celtics ’17 1st rd pick(Rights to swap with Nets).

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