NBA Mock Draft 2016: Small Forwards



Small Forward / 6-9 / Duke / Freshman

It will be interesting to see what kind of impact Ingram can make at Duke in his freshman season. He’s an extremely talented wing prospect with incredible length and shooting ability. He’s still got a ways to go in terms of adding strength and becoming consistent. Strength will help him to finish as well as not getting bullied on the defensive end. While he’s not at Durant‘s from a talent standpoint, his game and dimensions are extremely similar.

Twitter: @B_Ingram13
Comparison: Kevin Durant
Salary: $3,227,100*
Small Forward / 6-8 / Arizona / Freshman

Smith is coming off an ACL injury so it is a bit risky to put him this high this soon. He returned to action in May after missing nearly 10 months and looked impressive. The skill level and talent is there for him to become a one-and-done lottery pick. He just needs to improve his strength and handle the jump to the college game. Arizona doesn’t have a standout talent returning, so it’s possible he could come in and instantly be the man in Tucson.

Twitter: @raysmith2297
Comparison: Sean Elliott
Salary: $1,494,800*
Small Forward / 6-7 / Indiana / Sophomore

Troy Williams is a freakish athlete with a high motor. He still needs to gain better control of his offensive game and cut down on turnovers and wild shots. But his above-the-rim athletic ability and potential make him a first-round possibility. His shot remains in need of major improvement. But his form isn’t a total disaster. He just needs to add better decision making and continue to gain confidence and consistency in it.

Comparison: Matt Barnes
Salary: $976,300*

Key: (*) Standard salary for players selected with that pick in 2016-17.

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