NBA Mock Draft 2016: Small Forwards

NBA Mock Draft 2016: Small Forwards


NBA Mock Draft 2016: Small Forwards


Small Forward / 6-9 / Duke / Freshman
17.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg

There are some reports that the team could look to move D'Angelo Russell on draft night for a Top 5 pick, after extensive looks at players such as Buddy Hield. Could swapping Russell for Okafor be a positive, fresh start for both players? Other reports have the Lakers passing on Ingram and taking Buddy Hield after his impressive workout. Look for none of these scenarios to actually happen and the team to add Ingram as the new face of the franchise on Thursday night.

Twitter: @B_Ingram13
Comparison: Kevin Durant
Salary: $4,401,400*
Small Forward / 6-6 / Michigan State / Senior
19.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg

Detroit's owner and Coach Tom Izzo are extremely tight, so aside from proximity there's a connection here. Also Van Gundy wants toughnosed players and preferably ones that can come in and produce. Denzel's knees are a concern, as we reported on Twitter. But scouts feel a team in the late teens like Detroit could look past that and draft him anyway.

Comparison: Danny Green
Salary: $1,420,100*
Small Forward / 6-7 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1995
14.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Luwawu's European team Mega Leks has essentially become the Nugget's farm team, as a number of players on Denver's roster share the same agent as Luwawu. Luwawu would give a team like Denver that has multiple picks some flexibility, although he's in need of heading to the NBA and getting on a better weight training regiment.

Comparison: Thabo Sefolosha
Salary: $1,356,100*
Small Forward / 6-7 / Baylor / Senior
15.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg

The Dubs are coming off a stinging Game 7 loss and will look to add an experienced player like Prince that could potentially contribute right away. Michigan senior Caris LeVert would be a value pick, but it's uncertain where he could play much next year. They already had a redshirt injury guy in Kevon Looney this year, and they don't have their pick next season.

Comparison: DeMarre Carroll
Salary: $976,300*

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

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