Draft

NBA Draft 2016: Pick by pick

Power Forward / 6-10 / Louisiana State / Freshman

Sixers go with the player most likely to become a superstar in this draft. A lot of pressure on the Australian forward to deliver for a long-suffering franchise.

Twitter: @BenSimmons25
Comparison: LeBron James
Salary: $4,919,300*
Small Forward / 6-9 / Duke / Freshman

Versatile forward who upgrades the talent level of the lowly Lakers. Needs to get a lot stronger, but should be able to contribute right away in L.A.

Twitter: @B_Ingram13
Comparison: Kevin Durant
Salary: $4,401,400*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / California / Freshman

He has the NBA body and athleticism. Needs to develop a more consistent jump shot to fulfill his star potential. Patience needed with him.

Twitter: @FCHWPO
Comparison: Jason Richardson
Salary: $3,952,500*
Power Forward / 7-0 / Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) / 1997

Has size and shooting skills reminiscent of Dirk Nowitzki. Very little experience at a high level in Europe. A long way to go before he's a really productive NBA player.

Twitter: @DBender03
Comparison: Hidayet Turkoglu
Salary: $3,563,600*
Point Guard / 6-4 / Providence / Junior

The best point guard in this draft class. Terrific defensive player who has to work on polishing his offensive game. Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn all staying in Minnesota?

Comparison: Devin Harris
Salary: $3,227,100*
Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Oklahoma / Senior

College superstar with elite shooting skills that make up for shortcomings in other areas of the game.

Twitter: @buddyhield
Comparison: Brandon Roy
Salary: $2,931,000*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Kentucky / Freshman

Versatility and shooting skills make him a very valuable offensive player. Defense? Let's just say it's not at the same level.

Twitter: @BeMore27
Comparison: Ben Gordon
Salary: $2,675,700*
Power Forward / 6-9 / Washington / Freshman

A clear boom-or-bust pick. Great upside and athleticism, but has to be a lot more consistent. Rebounding has been a concern so far.

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Comparison: Tyrus Thomas
Salary: $2,451,200*
Center / 7-1 / Utah / Sophomore

Raptors go international once again. Poeltl can help them on both ends of the floor, although he needs to add strength.

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Comparison: Bill Wennington
Salary: $2,253,300*
Power Forward / 7-0 / Australia / 1997

One of the longest teams in the NBA adds more length with Maker. The Bucks will look really smart of really dumb with this pick in a few years. Must gain a lot of weight and experience.

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Comparison: Chris McCullough
Salary: $2,140,500*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Gonzaga / Sophomore

Not much of an athlete, but plays with a lot of heart down low. Pretty nice footwork. Wonder where that's coming from…

Twitter: @Dsabonis11
Comparison: Marc Gasol
Salary: $2,033,500*
Small Forward / 6-7 / Baylor / Senior

Can develop into a really nice 3-and-D player in the NBA. Experienced enough to be an instant contributor.

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Comparison: DeMarre Carroll
Salary: $1,931,900*
Center / 7-2 / Panathinaikos (Greece) / 1997

Strong and intimidating post player. Decent athleticism for his size. Lateral quickness is a problem.

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Comparison: Primoz Brezec
Salary: $1,835,200*
Small Forward / 6-6 / Michigan State / Senior

Impressive all-around skills. Lack of athleticism is troubling. Can his knees hold up?

Comparison: Danny Green
Salary: $1,743,500*
Power Forward / 6-9 / Estudiantes (Spain) / 1995

With nice outside shooting skills, he has the makings of a stretch four in the NBA. Pretty good athleticism and energetic play to boot.

Twitter: @juanchohg14
Comparison: Jonas Jerebko
Salary: $1,656,200*
Power Forward / 6-8 / Rouen Metropole (France) / 1995

Massive body frame. Not very tall, but makes up for it with great wingspan. Still pretty raw.

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Comparison: Gary Trent
Salary: $1,573,500*
Point Guard / 6-3 / Vanderbilt / Sophomore

The Grizzlies use their pick on a point guard like Wade Baldwin the year Mike Conley enters free agency? Hmmm…

Comparison: Spencer Dinwiddie
Salary: $1,494,800*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Marquette / Freshman

Good mobility for his size. Interesting potential as a stretch four if he keeps working on his outside shot.

Comparison: Troy Murphy
Salary: $1,420,100*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Florida State / Freshman

High-energy wing player with superb shooting skills and above average athleticism. A little green.

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Comparison: Devin Booker
Salary: $1,356,100*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Michigan / Senior

Team looks past the injury concerns and selects a player who could potentially play the three perimeter positions. Strong three-point shooter.

Twitter: @CarisLeVert
Comparison: Jeremy Lamb
Salary: $1,301,900*
Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Saint Joseph’s / Junior

Tough, smart and versatile swingman. Defense looks fine, but must become more of a threat with his jump shot.

Comparison: Archie Goodwin
Salary: $1,249,800*
Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Syracuse / Freshman

Very creative scorer off the dribble. Questions about his defensive efficiency.

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Comparison: Rashad Vaughn
Salary: $1,199,900*
Center / 6-11 / KK Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) / 1997

Really strong on the boards. Phenomenal rebounder. Not much of an offensive game yet.

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Comparison: Fabricio Oberto
Salary: $1,151,900*
Small Forward / 6-7 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1995

Versatile defender who may be better off developing in Europe before making the jump to the NBA.

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Comparison: Thabo Sefolosha
Salary: $1,105,800*
Power Forward / 6-9 / North Carolina / Senior

One of the draft's premiere athletes. Must get stronger and improve perimeter game.

Twitter: @bjohnson_23
Comparison: Taj Gibson
Salary: $1,061,600*
Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Anadolu Efes (Turkey) / 1997

He's about scoring the ball. Outstanding shooter with fine ballhandling skills.

Comparison: Evan Fournier
Salary: $1,026,300*
Small Forward / 6-9 / New Mexico State / Sophomore

Possesses great motor and athleticism. Quite a shot blocker. Offensive game is a work in progress.

Twitter: @2tS2p_94
Comparison: Jordan Mickey
Salary: $996,700*
Power Forward / 6-11 / Kentucky / Freshman

Didn't live up to expectations in college, but his length and shooting make him an interesting NBA prospect.

Twitter: @skallywally
Comparison: Channing Frye
Salary: $990,700*
Point Guard / 6-5 / Washington / Freshman

Yet another steal for San Antonio? He's not a much of a shooter right now, but that typically changes once you wear a Spur uniform.

Comparison: Shaun Livingston
Salary: $983,400*
Center / 7-0 / Vanderbilt / Junior

Explosive big man with a pretty decent jumper. Effort is not always there.

Twitter: @dameology
Comparison: Steven Adams
Salary: $976,300*
Power Forward / 6-10 / Michigan State / Freshman
Comparison: Antonio Davis
Salary: *
Center / 7-0 / Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1997
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Comparison: Nenad Krstic
Salary: *
Center / 6-9 / Kansas / Freshman
Comparison: Kenneth Faried
Salary: *
Point Guard / 5-10 / Kentucky / Sophomore
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Comparison: Travis Best
Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-9 / KK Mega Leks (Serbia) / 1995
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Comparison: Zarko Cabarkapa
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Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Virginia / Senior
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Comparison: Jayson Granger
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Center / 6-10 / Louisville / Sophomore
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Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Nevada-Las Vegas / Sophomore
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Point Guard / 6-3 / Chalon (France) / 1994
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Center / 6-10 / Maryland / Freshman
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Comparison: Kendrick Perkins
Salary: *
Center / 7-0 / Nevada-Las Vegas / Freshman
Twitter: @BIGG_ZIMM
Comparison: Cole Aldrich
Salary: *
Point Guard / 6-4 / Seton Hall / Sophomore
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Comparison: Anthony Peeler
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Center / 7-2 / Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China) / 1996
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Comparison: Loren Woods
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Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Denain (France) / 1996
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Comparison: Malcolm Lee
Salary: *
Point Guard / 6-1 / Notre Dame / Junior
Twitter: @D_Jay24
Comparison: Jonny Flynn
Salary: *
Center / 7-0 / Purdue / Senior
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Comparison: David Harrison
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Small Forward / 6-9 / Maryland / Senior
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Small Forward / 6-8 / Bayern Munich (Germany) / 1994
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Comparison: Sergey Monya
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Small Forward / 6-7 / Syracuse / Senior
Agent: Rich Kleiman
Comparison: Reece Gaines
Salary: *
Small Forward / 6-8 / Iowa State / Senior
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Comparison: Giorgos Printezis
Salary: *
Power Forward / 6-8 / Providence / Sophomore
Twitter: @benbentil
Comparison: Sam Clancy
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Power Forward / 6-9 / Weber State / Senior
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Power Forward / 6-11 / Le Mans (France) / 1995
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Point Guard / 5-10 / Oakland / Junior
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Point Guard / 6-2 / North Carolina / Senior
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Comparison: Gabe Pruitt
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Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Connecticut / Sophomore
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Comparison: Julius Hodge
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Center / 7-0 / Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China) / 1994
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Small Forward / 6-6 / Iowa State / Senior
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Point Guard / 6-4 / Oklahoma / Senior
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Comparison: CJ Watson
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Point Guard / 6-5 / California / Senior
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Comparison: Jordan Crawford
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Key: (*) Standard salary for players selected with that pick in 2016-17.

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