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Grade A mock draft: Best picks for every NBA team in first round

What would be the best pick for every team in the first round? Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports

Editor's note (June 20): This mock draft has been updated after the Celtics and Sixers swapped top-3 picks.

This is a mock draft, but it's not an ordinary mock. This time I'm going to play the role of decision-maker for each franchise.

I've seen most of these guys since their high school and AAU days and through their college careers. While most mocks have guys such as Caleb Swanigan and Sindarius Thornwell going in the second round, I don't let them slip out of the first.

Remember, I'm not predicting who will go where. Instead, I'm making the selection at each pick -- giving each team the pick that would deserve an "A" grade.