2016 NBA Draft Live Blog: Will the Celtics, Nuggets or 76ers Rule the Night?

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Ben Simmons is dressed to the nines as he waits to be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 2016 NBA Draft tips off at 7:30 pm and while the only certainty is Ben Simmons donning a Philadelphia 76ers cap, there is so much more anticipation looming on this night. The 76ers along with the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets each hold three first-round picks. The Celtics hold a commanding eight picks overall. Will Philly be able to move Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor to gain another top ten pick? What will the Nuggets do to get back into contention in the West? Can Boston take another step toward the Eastern Conference Finals?

Who will own the night?

  1. Philadelphia 76ers select: Ben Simmons, F, LSU
  2. Los Angeles Lakers select: Brandon Ingram, F, Duke 
  3. Boston Celtics select: Jaylen Brown, SF, Cal
  4. Phoenix Suns select: Dragan Bender, PF, Croatia
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves select: Kris Dunn, G, Providence
  6. New Orleans Pelicans select: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
  7. Denver Nuggets select: Jamal Murray PG/SG Kentucky
  8. Sacramento Kings select: Marquese Chriss PF Washington (Traded to Suns)
  9. Toronto Raptors select: Jakob Poeltl, PF Utah
  10. Milwaukee Bucks select: Thon Maker PF Australia
  11. Orlando Magic select: Domantas Sabonis PF Gonzaga
  12. Utah Jazz select: Taurean Prince PF Baylor
  13. Phoenix Suns select: Georgios Papagiannis C, Greece
  14. Chicago Bulls select: Denzel Valentine SF, Michigan State
  15. Denver Nuggets select: Juan Hernangomez PF, Spain 
  16. Boston Celtics select: Guesrschon Yabusele PF, France
  17. Memphis Grizzlies select: Wade Baldwin IV PG, Vanderbilt
  18. Detroit Pistons select: Henry Ellenson PF, Marquette
  19. Denver Nuggets select: Malik Beasley, FSU
  20. Indiana Pacers select: Caris LeVert SG, Michigan
  21. Atlanta Hawks select: DeAndre Bembry SF, St. Joe’s
  22. Charlotte Hornets select: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse
  23. Boston Celtics select: Ante Zizic C, Croatia
  24. Philadelphia 76ers select: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF, France
  25. Los Angeles Clippers select: Brice Johnson, PF, UNC
  26. Philadelphia 76ers select: Furkan Korkmaz SG, Turkey
  27. Toronto Raptors select: Pascal Siakam, PF, New Mexico
  28. Phoenix Suns select: Skal Labissiere PF, Kentucky
  29. San Antonio Spurs select: Dejounte Murray SG, Washington
  30. Golden State Warriors select: Damian Jones C, Vanderbilt

46 Responses to “2016 NBA Draft Live Blog: Will the Celtics, Nuggets or 76ers Rule the Night?”

  1. Ron Glover says:

    The Starting Five Live Blog of the 2016 NBA Draft is now LIVE!

  2. Ron Glover says:

    Sixers select Ben Simmons, F, LSU

  3. Yessir. Welcome to Philly Ben Simmons.

  4. Ron Glover says:

    Philly offering Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and picks 24 and 26 to Boston for the #3 overall.

  5. Right here is where you’ll see if Philly is serious. Get that #3 pick!

  6. Ron Glover says:

    Lakers select Brandon Ingram, F, Duke

  7. Ron Glover says:

    I think you have to keep one of those late round picks.

  8. Ron Glover says:

    Boston Celtics select Jaylen Brown SF Cal

  9. Ron Glover says:

    The team who takes Kris Dunn is who the 76ers will deal with

  10. That was a shock. Everyone had Dunn going there. Trade coming?

  11. Ron Glover says:

    Probably with Phoenix.

  12. Dunn is dropping like crazy.

  13. Ron Glover says:

    Sixers DEFINITELY have a deal in place for Dunn

  14. If he gets past Minny, then yup.

  15. Ron Glover says:

    Dunn might be staying and that Rubio deal to Philly might be legit.

  16. Ron Glover says:

    New Orleans Pelicans select Buddy Hield SG, Oklahoma

  17. Ron Glover says:

    Denver Nuggets select Jamal Murray PG/SG Kentucky

  18. Ron Glover says:

    Sacramento Kings select Marquese Chriss PF Washington

  19. Ron Glover says:

    Chriss is being traded to the Phoenix Suns

  20. Ron Glover says:

    Toronto Raptors select: Jakob Poeltl, PF Utah

  21. Ron Glover says:

    Milwaukee Bucks select: Thon Maker PF Australia

  22. Ron Glover says:

    Orlando Magic select: Domantas Sabonis PF Gonzaga

  23. Ron Glover says:

    Utah Jazz select: Taurean Prince PF Baylor

  24. Ron Glover says:

    Phoenix Suns select: Georgios Papagiannis C, Greece

  25. Ron Glover says:

    Chicago Bulls select: Denzel Valentine SF, Michigan State

  26. Ron Glover says:

    Denver Nuggets select: Juan Hernangomez PF, Spain

  27. Ron Glover says:

    Does Tyler Ullis fall to the 76ers at 24?

  28. Myron says:

    What the hell are the kings doin?

  29. Ron Glover says:

    Boston Celtics select: Guesrschon Yabusele PF, France

  30. Ron Glover says:

    Who did they get back in that trade?

  31. Ron Glover says:

    Memphis Grizzlies select: Wade Baldwin IV PG, Vanderbilt

  32. Ron Glover says:

    Detroit Pistons select: Henry Ellenson PF, Marquette

  33. Ron Glover says:

    Denver Nuggets select: Malik Beasley, FSU

  34. Ron Glover says:

    Indiana Pacers select: Caris LeVert SG, Michigan

  35. Ron Glover says:

    Atlanta Hawks select: DeAndre Bembry SF, St. Joe’s

  36. Ron Glover says:

    Charlotte Hornets select: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse

  37. Ron Glover says:

    Boston Celtics select: Ante Zizic C, Croatia

  38. Ron Glover says:

    Philadelphia 76ers select: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF, France

  39. Ron Glover says:

    Los Angeles Clippers select: Brice Johnson, PF, UNC

  40. Ron Glover says:

    Philadelphia 76ers select: Furkan Korkmaz SG, Turkey

  41. Ron Glover says:

    Phoenix Suns select: Skal Labissiere PF, Kentucky

  42. Ron Glover says:

    Toronto Raptors select: Pascal Siakam, PF, New Mexico

  43. Ron Glover says:

    San Antonio Spurs select: Dejounte Murray SG, Washington

  44. Ron Glover says:

    Golden State Warriors select: Damian Jones C, Vanderbilt