Update On Unsigned 2016 Draft Picks

Over a month has passed since the 2016 NBA draft, and most of the 60 players selected in June – including first overall pick Ben Simmons – have been signed by their NBA teams, or have lined up overseas deals. Still, there are several players whose immediate futures have not yet been determined.

As our list of draft pick signings shows, there are still five first-rounders who have yet to either sign a contract with their NBA team or to strike a deal with an international club. Of those players, four were top-11 picks, so it’s likely just a matter of time until they sign their rookie-scale contracts. Only 15th overall pick Juan Hernangomez is a question mark — a recent report suggested he’d probably join the Nuggets immediately, but it’s not set in stone yet.

In the second round, eight of 30 draftees have unresolved situations, and many of those outcomes are more difficult to predict. Celtics draftee Abdel Nader, for instance, could end up signing with Boston, being joining the team’s D-League affiliate, or heading overseas as a draft-and-stash prospect.

We’ll pass along updates on 2016’s draft picks as they become available. For now, here’s the full list of players whose situation for the 2016/17 has yet to be resolved:

First Round:

  1. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, SF (Duke)
  2. Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown, SF (California)
  3. Milwaukee Bucks: Thon Maker, PF (HS)
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: Domantas Sabonis, PF/C (Gonzaga)
  5. Denver Nuggets: Juan Hernangomez, F (Estudiantes)

Second Round:

  1. Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon, SG (Virginia)
  2. Utah Jazz: Joel Bolomboy, PF (Weber State)
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kay Felder, PG (Oakland)
  4. Utah Jazz: Marcus Paige, PG (North Carolina)
  5. Oklahoma City Thunder: Daniel Hamilton, SG (UConn)
  6. Boston Celtics: Abdel Nader, F (Iowa State)
  7. Sacramento Kings: Isaiah Cousins, SG (Oklahoma)
  8. Utah Jazz: Tyrone Wallace, PG (California)

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json-api
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json-api
2 months 1 day ago

Hey Luke, Lakers fan here, so have been following the Ingram situation closely. Can you enlighten me as to what the possible hangup can be with these contracts? If the rookie scale amount is pre-established, what can they be arguing over? Years? Thanks!

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cubs13
1 month 26 days ago

The first rounders will get signed for sure. Out of the second rounders I think it will be Brogdon, Bolomboy, Felder, Paige, Hamilton, and Nader. Maybe Cousins

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Ballin Colin
1 month 5 hours ago

I’ve read a lot of your articles and I love them but I really like the trail blazers and there isn’t a lot of articles about them so if you have any information about the blazers please post it

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