Draft

NBA Draft 2015: Pick by pick

Center / 7-0 / Kentucky / Freshman
10.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.1 apg

Two-way player who has star written all over him. High basketball IQ and strong work ethic. Should be an important contributor in Minnesota early on.

Twitter: @KarlTowns
Comparison: Andrew Bogut
Salary: $4,753,000*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Ohio State / Freshman
19.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.0 apg

Not incredibly strong or athletic, but great all-around skills for his age. Confidence will not be an issue with him.

Twitter: @Dloading
Comparison: Brandon Roy
Salary: $4,252,600*
Center / 6-11 / Duke / Freshman
17.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.3 apg

Powerful big man with great hands and a strong post game. Too much of the same thing in Philly with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid there?

Twitter: @JahlilOkafor
Comparison: Brook Lopez
Salary: $3,818,900*
Power Forward / 6-11 / Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain) / 1995
11.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg

Very long forward with a great combination of athleticism and shooting skills. Needs to add weight.

Twitter: @kporzee
Comparison: Andrea Bargnani
Salary: $3,443,100*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / FC Barcelona (Spain) / 1995
8.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.1 apg

Tremendous talent and swagger. Terrific athlete with great shooting range. Underutilized at Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona.

Twitter: @MarioHezonja
Comparison: Rex Chapman
Salary: $3,117,900*
Center / 7-0 / Kentucky / Junior
8.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.0 apg

Oh well, so the Kings select a center. At least his skills are very different to DeMarcus Cousins'. WCS could be a defensive cornerstone in the NBA.

Comparison: Chris Andersen
Salary: $2,831,900*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Guangdong Southern Tigers (China) / Freshman
17.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg

Once considered a No. 1 pick candidate, the Congolese point guard slips to No. 7. Big and strong for the position. Must improve outside shot.

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Comparison: John Wall
Salary: $2,585,200*
Small Forward / 6-7 / Arizona / Freshman
13.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 apg

Very good competitor. Johnson offers the Pistons a lot of value with both upside and the ability to contribute now.

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Comparison: Metta World Peace
Salary: $2,368,300*
Center / 7-0 / Wisconsin / Senior
18.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.6 apg

Fundamentally sound big man without much upside or athleticism compared to other players in the draft.

Twitter: @FSKPart3
Comparison: Kelly Olynyk
Salary: $2,177,100*
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Duke / Freshman
12.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.1 apg

Bouncy swingman with an NBA ready body. Looks great in the open court. Not the most consistent player around.

Twitter: @IAmJustise
Comparison: Kawhi Leonard
Salary: $2,068,100*
Power Forward / 6-11 / Texas / Freshman
10.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 0.6 apg

Big man with impressive wingspan. Nice face-the-basket skills. Mature beyond his years.

Comparison: Erick Dampier
Salary: $1,964,800*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Kentucky / Freshman
8.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 apg

Blue-collar approach to the game should be a good fit with the Utah Jazz. Not very explosive.

Comparison: Juwan Howard
Salary: $1,866,500*
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Kentucky / Freshman
10.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.1 apg

One of the best shooters in the draft. Can he bring anything else to the table aside from shooting?

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Comparison: Danny Green
Salary: $1,773,200*
Point Guard / 6-2 / Murray State / Sophomore
20.2 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.7 rpg

High basketball IQ guard with a solid jump shot. Must get a lot stronger.

Twitter: @campayne
Comparison: George Hill
Salary: $1,684,600*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Kansas / Freshman
9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.8 apg

Great physical tools, but needs to put it all together. Consistency has been an issue with him.

Twitter: @KELLYOUBREJR
Comparison: James Young
Salary: $1,600,200*
Point Guard / 6-2 / Louisville / Sophomore
17.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.0 apg

Good scorer at the point guard position. Pretty good athleticism and tough defense.

Twitter: @T_Rozzay3
Comparison: Mookie Blaylock
Salary: $1,520,300*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / UNLV / Freshman
17.8 ppg, 4.8 apg

Has the makings of a very good offensive player. One of the top scoring freshman in the nation last season. Not that good on the other side of the court. Knee issues?

Twitter: @ShowtimeMr1
Comparison: Arron Afflalo
Salary: $1,444,200*
Small Forward / 6-9 / Wisconsin / Freshman
13.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg

Combo forward with an efficient inside-outside game. Above average athleticism.

Twitter: @dekker
Comparison: Chandler Parsons
Salary: $1,372,000*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Notre Dame / Senior
16.5 ppg, 6.7 apg, 3.0 rpg

Athleticism and smarts should translate well to the NBA game. Turns 23 in October. How much upside?

Twitter: @JerianGrant
Comparison: Bobby Jackson
Salary: $1,310,300*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Utah / Senior
14.5 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.9 rpg

Way bigger than your typical point guard. Solid all-around game.

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Comparison: Jordan Clarkson
Salary: $1,257,800*
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Virginia / Junior
12.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.7 apg

Elite athlete for a veteran team like Dallas. Has no major flaws and no major strengths either.

Twitter: @JusAnderson1
Comparison: PJ Tucker
Salary: $1,207,500*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Arkansas / Sophomore
17.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.2 apg

Long forward with advanced skills for his age. Footwork stands to improve, though.

Twitter: @BPortistime
Comparison: Greg Monroe
Salary: $1,159,300*
Small Forward / 6-7 / Arizona / Sophomore
11.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apg

Good mix of strength, athleticism and length. Limited offensively.

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Comparison: Bruce Bowen
Salary: $1,112,900*
Point Guard / 6-1 / Duke / Freshman
11.8 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.5 rpg

True floor general with a great court vision. Could be overmatched physically at the next level.

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Comparison: Jordan Farmar
Salary: $1,068,400*
Power Forward / 6-10 / LSU / Sophomore
16.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg

NBA ready body and improving offensive game. Questionable defense.

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Comparison: Kenny Thomas
Salary: $1,025,700*
Center / 7-0 / Partizan (Serbia) / 1994
7.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg

Yet another Spurs' stash pick? Seven-footer than runs the floor well for his size. Must get a lot stronger.

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Comparison: Malick Badiane
Salary: $991,600*
Power Forward / 6-8 / Wyoming / Senior
16.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Versatile big man with great wingspan. Perimeter game needs progress.

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Salary: $963,000*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Georgia State / Junior
19.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.6 apg

Has a reputation as a good long-range shooter. Didn't shoot good percentages last season, though. Must improve selection.

Twitter: @RJHunter22
Comparison: Evan Fournier
Salary: $957,200*
Power Forward / 6-9 / Syracuse / Freshman
9.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg

Fluid athlete. Runs the floor well, blocks shots and rebounds. Could miss part of his rookie year due to injury.

Twitter: @_CM5
Salary: $950,200*
Small Forward / 6-9 / UCLA / Freshman
11.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.4 apg

Superb offensive rebounder. Poor free-throw shooter. Game needs refinement and health is a question mark.

Twitter: @Loon_Rebel5
Comparison: Al-Farouq Aminu
Salary: $943,300*
Small Forward / 6-8 / Anadolu Efes (Turkey) / 1995
6.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg
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Power Forward / 6-8 / Louisville / Junior
15.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.4 apg
Twitter: @MONSTATREZZ
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Power Forward / 6-8 / LSU / Sophomore
15.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.3 apg
Twitter: @Jmickey_02
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Stanford / Senior
14.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.5 apg
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Power Forward / 6-11 / Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain) / 1994
8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg
Twitter: @willyhg94
Comparison: Felipe Reyes
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Power Forward / 6-10 / Syracuse / Senior
17.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg
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Power Forward / 6-10 / Bowling Green / Senior
14.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Villanova / Senior
14.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg
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Small Forward / 6-6 / Weber Bahia Estudiantes / 1996
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Tennessee / Senior
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Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Notre Dame / Senior
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Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Boston College / Junior
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Point Guard / 6-2 / Oregon / Senior
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Point Guard / 6-5 / Kentucky / Sophomore
Twitter: @DrewRoc5
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Point Guard / 6-3 / William and Mary / Senior
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Shooting Guard / 6-4 / UCLA / Senior
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Center / 6-10 / Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania) / 1993
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Center / 7-0 / Kentucky / Sophomore
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Power Forward / 6-9 / Iowa / Senior
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Shooting Guard / 6-7 / FC Barcelona (Spain) / 1993
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Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Eastern Washington / Junior
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Center / 7-2 / IMG Academy / 1995
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / St. John’s / Senior
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Shooting Guard / 6-8 / Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian (Spain) / 1993
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Center / 6-9 / Massachusetts / Senior
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Michigan State / Senior
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Point Guard / 6-5 / Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain) / 1994
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Small Forward / 6-6 / North Carolina / Junior
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Power Forward / 6-10 / Olympiacos (Greece) / 1994
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Power Forward / 6-9 / Mega Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) / 1993
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Key: (*) Standard salary for players selected with that pick in 2015-16.

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