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Consensus Mock Draft: Simmons, Ingram at the top


The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2015 NBA Draft could play out.

– In our first look, everyone seems to agree that it’s some combination of LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram at the top of the Draft. Most think the Sixers will grab Simmons, with a pair of mocks favoring Ingram.

– After that, there isn’t much consensus so far. That could change, but so far no player appears more than six times in any position, which is fairly rare compared to past seasons’ mock drafts.

– Dragan Bender, the 18-year-old Croatian who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv, shouldn’t fall past No. 6. Six of the 12 mock drafts have the 7-footer going third to the Celtics, and no one has him below No. 6.

– Marquese Chriss has been gaining some ground since workouts have begun. DraftExpress has him going No. 3 to Boston, but most still have the Washington power forward in the middle of the lottery.

– Aside from Bender, two other international players are projected to go in the lottery — France’s Timothy Luwawu (most commonly 12th to Utah) and Turkey’s Furkan Korkmaz, who shows up on three mocks.

– Eight players appear in the lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Simmons, Ingram, Bender, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield, Jakob Poeltl, Jamal Murray and Kris Dunn.

MOST COMMON PICKS

  • 1. SIXERS: Ben Simmons (10)
  • 2. LAKERS: Brandon Ingram (10)
  • 3. CELTICS: Dragan Bender (6)
  • 4. SUNS: Jaylen Brown (6)
  • 5. WOLVES: Jamal Murray (6)
  • 6. PELICANS: Kris Dunn (6)
  • 7. NUGGETS: Brown, Hield (4)
  • 8. KINGS: Marquese Chriss (3)
  • 9. RAPTORS: Henry Ellenson (4)
  • 10. BUCKS: Jakob Poeltl (3)
  • 11. MAGIC: Skal Labissiere (5)
  • 12. JAZZ: Timothy Luwawu (3)
  • 13. SUNS: Skal Labissiere (3)
  • 14. BULLS: Deyonta Davis (3)

Most common: Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Ben Simmons is projected to go first in 10 of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14: To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for the first overall pick, 13 for the second, continuing to 1 for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection.

#1 – Ben Simmons

  • LSU
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 1 (10)

#2 – Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram

  • Duke
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-9
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 1 (10)

#3 – Dragan Bender

Dragan Bender

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 7-0
  • Status: International
  • Most common: 2 (10)

#4 – Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield

  • Oklahoma
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Senior
  • Most common: 7 (4)

#5 – Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray

  • Kentucky
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 5 (6)

#6 – Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown

  • California
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6-7
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 4 (6)

#7 – Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn

  • Providence
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6-4
  • Status: Junior
  • Most common: 6 (6)

#8 – Marquese Chriss

Marquese Chriss

  • Washington
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-16
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 8 (3)

#9 – Jakob Poeltl

Jakob Poeltl

  • Utah
  • Position: C
  • Height: 7-1
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 9,10,12 (3)

#10 – Henry Ellenson

Henry Ellenson

  • Marquette
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 9 (4)

#11 – Deyonta Davis

Deyonta Davis

  • Michigan State
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 14 (3)

#12 – Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

  • Kentucky
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-11
  • Status: Freshman
  • Most common: 11 (5)

#13 – Domantas Sabonis

Domantas Sabonis

  • Gonzaga
  • Position: PF
  • Height: 6-10
  • Status: Sophomore
  • Most common: 9 (3)

#14 – Denzel Valentine

Denzel Valentine

  • Michigan State
  • Position: SG
  • Height: 6-5
  • Status: Senior
  • Most common: 8,10,11,12 (1)

Projections from the Web

  • NBA.com
    05.18
  • 1. Brandon Ingram
  • 2. Ben Simmons
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Jakob Poeltl
  • 7. Jamal Murray
  • 8. Kris Dunn
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Deyonta Davis
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Timothy Luwawu
  • 13. Marquese Chriss
  • 14. Furkan Korkmaz
  • Draft Express
    06.01
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Marquese Chriss
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Buddy Hield
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Jamal Murray
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Wade Baldwin
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Timothy Luwawu
  • 13. Deyonta Davis
  • 14. Furkan Korkmaz
  • ESPN.com
    06.03
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Kris Dunn
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Dragan Bender
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Buddy Hield
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Dejounte Murray
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Jakob Poeltl
  • 13. Wade Baldwin
  • 14. Deyonta Davis
  • SI.com
    06.03
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Marquese Chriss
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Timothy Luwawu
  • 11. Deyonta Davis
  • 12. Furkan Korkmaz
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Wade Baldwin
  • Sporting News
    05.18
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Buddy Hield
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Kris Dunn
  • 6. Dragan Bender
  • 7. Jamal Murray
  • 8. Marquese Chriss
  • 9. Deyonta Davis
  • 10. Denzel Valentine
  • 11. Henry Ellenson
  • 12. Jakob Poeltl
  • 13. Skal Labissiere
  • 14. Domantas Sabonis
  • CBS Sports
    05.31
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Marquese Chriss
  • 9. Jakob Poeltl
  • 10. Henry Ellenson
  • 11. Deyonta Davis
  • 12. Domantas Sabonis
  • 13. Skal Labissiere
  • 14. Demetrius Jackson
  • NBADraft.net
    06.03
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Buddy Hield
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Marquese Chriss
  • 8. Jaylen Brown
  • 9. Domantas Sabonis
  • 10. Dejounte Murray
  • 11. Jakob Poeltl
  • 12. Skal Labissiere
  • 13. Brice Johnson
  • 14. Deyonta Davis
  • USA TODAY
    05.30
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Henry Ellenson
  • 9. Marquese Chriss
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Wade Baldwin
  • 13. Deyonta Davis
  • 14. Timothy Luwawu
  • NetScouts
    05.25
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Buddy Hield
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Jakob Poeltl
  • 9. Domantas Sabonis
  • 10. Henry Ellenson
  • 11. Demetrius Jackson
  • 12. Brice Johnson
  • 13. Timothy Luwawu
  • 14. Skal Labissiere
  • Bleacher Report
    05.18
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Buddy Hield
  • 4. Dragan Bender
  • 5. Jamal Murray
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Jaylen Brown
  • 8. Marquese Chriss
  • 9. Domantas Sabonis
  • 10. Wade Baldwin
  • 11. Denzel Valentine
  • 12. Jakob Poeltl
  • 13. Henry Ellenson
  • 14. Malik Beasley
  • Basketball Insiders
    05.25
  • 1. Brandon Ingram
  • 2. Ben Simmons
  • 3. Dragan Bender
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Buddy Hield
  • 6. Jamal Murray
  • 7. Marquese Chriss
  • 8. Kris Dunn
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Skal Labissiere
  • 12. Denzel Valentine
  • 13. Deyonta Davis
  • 14. Timothy Luwawu
  • CBS Sports
    06.01
  • 1. Ben Simmons
  • 2. Brandon Ingram
  • 3. Jamal Murray
  • 4. Jaylen Brown
  • 5. Dragan Bender
  • 6. Kris Dunn
  • 7. Buddy Hield
  • 8. Denzel Valentine
  • 9. Henry Ellenson
  • 10. Jakob Poeltl
  • 11. Marquese Chriss
  • 12. Timothy Luwawu
  • 13. Skal Labissiere
  • 14. Deyonta Davis

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly as the Consensus will be updated periodically before the Draft on June 23.

NBA.com: Scott Howard-Cooper
DraftExpress.com: Jonathan Givony
ESPN Insider: Chad Ford
SI.com: Andrew Sharp
Sporting News: Sean Deveney
USA Today: Derek Bodner
Net Scouts: Carl Berman
Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman
CBS Sports: Sam Vecenie
CBS Sports: Gary Parrish



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