NBA draft pick-by-pick recap

We're compiling every pick of the 2016 NBA draft here, along with analysis from Chad Ford and scouting reports on each player.

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Round 1

1. Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons, F, LSU

Chad Ford: Comparing him to Magic Johnson or LeBron James feels like hyperbole, but thinking of him as a bigger, more athletic Draymond Green feels about right. Put the ball in his hands and special things will happen.

Simmons scouting report

2. Los Angeles Lakers

Brandon Ingram, F, Duke

Chad Ford: I was really impressed with how his jumper was coming along. The transition from the college 3 to the NBA line is often challenging, but Ingram seems to be making the move effortlessly.

Ingram scouting report

3. Boston Celtics*

Jaylen Brown, F, California

Chad Ford: If his game can catch up to his physical tools, he'll be very difficult to handle in the NBA. That's a big if, but it's a bet that some teams may be inclined to make.

Brown scouting report | * Acquired from Brooklyn

4. Phoenix Suns

Dragan Bender, F, Croatia

Chad Ford: He has turned himself into a very good shooter. He protects the rim, moves his feet well laterally and, though we didn't see it much at Maccabi, is also an excellent passer.

Bender scouting report

5. Minnesota Timberwolves

Kris Dunn, PG, Providence

Chad Ford: Dunn's athleticism, defensive ability and floor vision make him the favorite of teams that want an instant-impact point guard who can lock down other opponents and run a team.

Dunn scouting report

6. New Orleans Pelicans

Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma

Chad Ford: Hield may be the best shooter in the draft, but the shine from his terrific senior season is beginning to wear off slightly as teams come to grip with the idea that he's undersized (6-foot-5, 212 pounds), he's not an elite athlete and he may be a bit one-dimensional.

Hield scouting report

7. Denver Nuggets*

Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky

Chad Ford: Murray brings two things to the table that NBA teams are really looking for: shooting (and he was absolutely lights-out shooting the NBA 3 in a workout I saw in New York) and positional versatility.

Murray scouting report | * Acquired from New York

8. Sacramento Kings*

Marquese Chriss, F, Washington

Chad Ford: I'm a big Marquesse Chriss fan and a little surprised he slid to No. 8. I'm even more surprised the Kings would reportedly trade him for No. 13, No. 28, Bogdan Bogdanovic and a 2020 second-rounder. None of those players will have Chriss' upside. For the Suns? Great move. They were debating Chriss versus Bender up until right before the draft. Now they get both. Chriss' athletic ability should allow him to play the 3, at times, next to Bender. I think the Suns got significantly better tonight.

Chriss scouting report | * Traded to Suns

9. Toronto Raptors*

Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah

Chad Ford: Poeltl is the best center prospect in the draft, although in an era of small ball, that doesn't mean as much as it used to. He's very skilled, but his lack of strength and questions about his ability to stretch the floor limit teams' enthusiasm.

Poeltl scouting report | * Acquired from Denver via New York

10. Milwaukee Bucks

Thon Maker, F, Australia

Chad Ford: Maker is the biggest mystery in the draft. He drew strong reviews from teams at a group workout in New York, and the skepticism about him seems to be waning, especially among teams that think his long-term position in the NBA is the 5.

Maker scouting report

11. Orlando Magic*

Domantas Sabonis, F, Gonzaga

Chad Ford: The Magic are sending Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the draft rights to the No. 11 pick -- Sabonis -- to the Thunder for Serge Ibaka. I love the trade for the Thunder: An Oladipo-Russell Westbrook backcourt will be very dynamic; and Sabonis has the sort of skill level and strength to play right now. The Magic? I love Ibaka. He fits a need as a stretch 4 who can protect the rim. But the Magic gave up a lot to get him.

Sabonis scouting report | * Traded to Oklahoma City

12. Utah Jazz*

Taurean Prince, F, Baylor

Chad Ford: Prince wasn't ranked in my top 30, but that's not quite as bad as it sounds. There is a lot of parity from Nos. 10 to 35, and Prince is in that tier. He has potential as a 3-and-D guy for the Hawks. With Kent Bazemore hitting free agency, Prince fits a need. I think he has DeMarre Carroll-like upside, but to be honest, in four years at Baylor, Prince was still more about potential than actual production.

Prince scouting report | * Traded to Atlanta

13. Phoenix Suns*

Georgios Papagiannis, C, Greece

Chad Ford: He's a huge big man who can score with his back to the basket but lacks elite athleticism and doesn't have a great motor.

Papagiannis scouting report | * Traded to Kings

14. Chicago Bulls

Denzel Valentine, F, Michigan State

Chad Ford: The Bulls traded their former franchise point guard, Derrick Rose, to the Knicks on Wednesday. Did they draft another one at 14? On the surface, Valentine doesn't seem to be a point guard. He played the wing at Michigan State. But he's one of the best passers in the draft and in the new, position-less NBA, he'll see time at PG, at least on the offensive end. There have been concerns about his knees and what position he defends, but overall this is a really good pick if he can stay healthy. Fits the Bulls perfectly.

Valentine scouting report

15. Denver Nuggets*

Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain

Chad Ford: Since so many teams have multiple picks, draft-and-stash guys are going to be very popular in the 20s and Hernangomez's ability to stretch the floor makes him worthy of a first-round selection.

Hernangomez scouting report | * Acquired from Houston

16. Boston Celtics*

Guerschon Yabusele, F, France

Chad Ford: Yabusele is built like a brick house. He's one of the strongest players in the draft, but he's also skilled. He moves well despite his size and has a shot that goes all the way out to the 3-point line.

Yabusele scouting report | * Acquired from Dallas

17. Memphis Grizzlies

Wade Baldwin IV, G, Vanderbilt

Chad Ford: Baldwin has elite size, length and strength. He's a good shooter and athlete. It's his on-court decision-making and leadership at the point that are issues.

Baldwin scouting report

18. Detroit Pistons

Henry Ellenson, F, Marquette

Chad Ford: Ellenson's ability to stretch the floor at his size brings major appeal, although scouts openly question just how great a shooter he really is.

Ellenson scouting report

19. Denver Nuggets*

Malik Beasley, G, Florida State

Chad Ford: Beasley is crossing his fingers that in a league that's hungry for elite shooters, teams will look past the fact that he's undersized for a 2-guard and focus on his deep range and athleticism. Working against him? He had surgery just three weeks ago to repair a stress fracture in his right leg.

Beasley scouting report | * Acquired from Portland

20. Indiana Pacers*

Caris LeVert, G, Michigan

Chad Ford: The Michigan senior was once projected as a late-lottery to mid-first-round pick. However, injuries his junior and senior year have taken their toll. NBA teams were hoping that LeVert's leg would be healed enough to participate in the combine.

LeVert scouting report | * Traded to Brooklyn

21. Atlanta Hawks

DeAndre Bembry, F, St. Joseph's

Chad Ford: In a draft filled with 'potential,' there are few players who can actually play the game as well as Bembry can. Next to Ben Simmons, he's the best passing non-point guard in the draft.

Bembry scouting report

22. Charlotte Hornets*

Malachi Richardson, G, Syracuse

Chad Ford: What scouts love most about Richardson is his ability to get his own shot off the bounce. He's one of the few guards in this draft who can really create offense for himself getting to the rim.

Richardson scouting report | * Traded to Sacramento

23. Boston Celtics

Ante Zizic, C, Croatia

Chad Ford: Zizic is one of the sleepers in this draft. He has length, he has athleticism, he has a terrific motor. He has been an absolute elite rebounder in the Balkan League this year. He has the ability to be a terrific NBA prospect down the road.

Zizic scouting report

24. Philadelphia 76ers*

Timothe Luwawu, F, France

Chad Ford: His defensive ability has always been coveted by teams, but he has added a consistent 3-point shot this season that has helped him convince teams he could be a 3-and-D player in the NBA.

Luwawu scouting report | * Acquired from Miami via Cleveland

25. Los Angeles Clippers

Brice Johnson, F, North Carolina

Chad Ford: Johnson's athleticism is his primary calling card. He's bouncy, long and active. He has developed a really nice midrange jumper that he showcased effectively in a June workout in Vegas. Johnson is money from 15 to 20 feet.

Johnson scouting report

26. Philadelphia 76ers*

Furkan Korkmaz, G, Turkey

Chad Ford: Korkmaz is a prototypical NBA 2-guard. He is a good athlete, can shoot the 3 with range and is a very good ball handler and passer.

Korkmaz scouting report | * Acquired from OKC via Denver and Cleveland

27. Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam, F, New Mexico State

Chad Ford: Siakam is a very interesting prospect. His rebounding ability is elite. He plays hard and is both a great athlete and physical. He's old for his class and his basketball IQ can be a little low.

Siakam scouting report

28. Phoenix Suns*

Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky

Chad Ford: His ability to shoot the ball and play in the paint makes him a very attractive option for a team that's willing to take a risk. Whether he has the toughness or feel for the game to be a meaningful contributor in the NBA is very much up for debate.

Labissiere scouting report | * Traded to Sacramento

29. San Antonio Spurs

Dejounte Murray, G, Washington

Chad Ford: He's a tough guard with elite size for the position who can get to the basket with a quick first step. He also sees the floor well.

Murray player card, scouting report

30. Golden State Warriors

Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt

Chad Ford: Blessed with size and elite athleticism, Jones looks the part of an NBA lottery pick. But teams worry about his lack of production at Vanderbilt -- combined with a reputation of being almost too nice.

Jones scouting report

Round 2

1. (31) Boston Celtics*

Deyonta Davis, F, Michigan State

Chad Ford: Davis has all the physical tools to be a terrific low-post defender in the NBA. Does he have the offensive tools to make him a lottery pick? That's the question right now.

Davis scouting report | * Traded to Memphis

2. (32) Los Angeles Lakers

Ivica Zubac, C, Bosnia

Chad Ford: He's huge. He's a very skilled offensive player. Good footwork. Great hands. High basketball IQ.

Zubac scouting report

3. (33) Los Angeles Clippers*

Cheick Diallo , F, Kansas

Chad Ford: One of the best motors in the draft. Plays hard on every possession. He has elite length and very good athleticism. Should be able to guard 3s, 4s and 5s in the NBA.

Diallo scouting report | * Traded to New Orleans

4. (34) Phoenix Suns

Tyler Ulis, G, Kentucky

Chad Ford: Ulis may be the best pure point guard in the country. He is super quick, a blur with the ball both laterally and up and down the court. He sees the floor incredibly well, and is an excellent passer and natural leader who rarely makes mistakes. There's only one thing keeping him from being a top-5 pick -- his size (5-10, 149 pounds).

Ulis scouting report

5. (35) Boston Celtics*

Rade Zagorac, F, Serbia

Chad Ford: I ranked Zagorac ninth among the top 10 international prospects in this year's draft.

Zagorac scouting report | * Traded to Memphis

6. (36) Milwaukee Bucks*

Malcolm Brogdon, G, Virginia

Chad Ford: Brogdon, along with fellow seniors such as Denzel Valentine, has been making the push up the Big Board all season. His play won him ACC Player of the Year and he was slowly getting scouts to concede he might be a late first-round draft prospect. Brogdon's play in the tournament hasn't helped him much, though.

Brogdon scouting report | * Acquired from New Orleans via Sacramento

7. (37) Houston Rockets*

Chinanu Onuaku, C, Louisville

Chad Ford: Onuaku might not be the most polished prospect in the draft, but he's got an awesome NBA body and plays physically. He rebounds, alters shots and is still just 19 years old.

Onuaku scouting report | * Acquired from New York via Sacramento and Portland

8. (38) Milwaukee Bucks

Patrick McCaw, G, UNLV

Chad Ford: He's not only a good athlete who can defend multiple positions, but he's also a terrific passer and an emerging shooter. He could easily have been a first-round pick.

McCaw scouting report | * Traded to Golden State

9. (39) New Orleans Pelicans*

David Michineau, G, France

Chad Ford: Michineau is a 6-4 point guard from France. He's quick and he has the size and athleticism to defend. But he's not a good shooter and his game is a work in progress. He wasn't ranked in our top 100.

Michineau scouting report | * Traded to Los Angeles Clippers

10. (40) New Orleans Pelicans*

Diamond Stone, C, Maryland

Chad Ford: Stone is a low-post beast who can score in a variety of ways. He's an old-school big man who excels in the paint, but his so-so rebounding numbers are still a cause for concern.

Stone scouting report | * Traded to Los Angeles Clippers

11. (41) Orlando Magic

Stephen Zimmerman Jr., C, UNLV

Chad Ford: Zimmerman is a project -- a major one. But it would be tempting for some teams to take a flier on a mobile, athletic big who can stretch the floor and protect the rim. He wasn't great as a freshman, but the raw tools are there.

Zimmerman scouting report

12. (42) Utah Jazz

Isaiah Whitehead, G, Seton Hall

Chad Ford: Whitehead is a scoring machine who is carrying a terrific Big East tournament performance against Villanova into the draft. When he gets going, he's one of the best scorers available, especially when it comes to getting to the basket.

Whitehead scouting report | * Traded to Brooklyn

13. (43) Houston Rockets

Zhou Qi, F, China

Chad Ford: Zhou is loaded with talent. He is huge and super skilled on the perimeter and can be an excellent shot-blocker. He's just very skinny, and there are questions from teams about his true age.

Qi scouting report

14. (44) Atlanta Hawks*

Isaia Cordinier, G, France

Chad Ford: Cordinier shot the ball well at a late-May workout, was very competitive in the two-on-two and three-on-three matchups and especially showed an ability to create his own shot off the dribble. He needs to get stronger and more consistent as a shooter, but I saw a lot of promise.

Cordinier scouting report | * Acquired from Washington

15. (45) Boston Celtics*

Demetrius Jackson, G, Notre Dame

Chad Ford: His athleticism, ability to play at both ends of the floor and toughness all bring major appeal, although his lack of size and aggressiveness offensively hurts him somewhat.

Jackson scouting report | * Acquired from Memphis via Dallas

16. (46) Dallas Mavericks

A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue

Chad Ford: Hammons is coming off a strong senior season that saw him improve his scoring, rebounding and shooting efficiency. His 31 PER was one of the best in college basketball.

Hammons scouting report

17. (47) Orlando Magic*

Jake Layman, F, Maryland

Chad Ford: His stroke is pure and it looked terrific in the workouts. However, his calling card in the NBA might be his defense. Layman's agility allows him to guard both 3s and 4s. He not only can pick up steals, but he's a solid shot-blocker as well.

Layman scouting report |* Traded to Portland

18. (48) Chicago Bulls*

Paul Zipser, F, Germany

Chad Ford: I ranked Zipser 12th among the international prospects in this year's draft.

Zipser scouting report | * Acquired from Portland via Cleveland

19. (49) Detroit Pistons

Michael Gbinije, F, Syracuse

Chad Ford: Gbinije is another point forward who would've gone in the first round if he were three years younger. I think he can help a team right away.

Gbinije scouting report

20. (50) Indiana Pacers

Georges Niang, F, Iowa State

Chad Ford: Scouts will tell you his lack of athletic ability and size for his position are concerning. But with playmaking 4s all the rage in the NBA, is Niang the guy who falls into the second round that should've been in the top 10?

Niang scouting report

21. (51) Boston Celtics*

Ben Bentil, F, Providence

Chad Ford: Bentil's ability to stretch the floor and score anywhere is a major plus for him. He's a bit undersized and may try to shoot too much, but there just aren't that many players with his offensive polish and size in the draft.

Bentil scouting report | * Acquired from Miami

22. (52) Utah Jazz*

Joel Bolomboy, F, Weber State

Chad Ford: Bolomboy was one of the real standouts at the combine, where he tested as arguably the most athletic prospect overall. Bolomboy's appeal should be clear when you combine that with an elite motor, huge wingspan and humble demeanor that makes him unafraid to do the dirty work.

Bolomboy scouting report | * Acquired from Boston via Memphis

23. (53) Denver Nuggets*

Petr Cornelie, F, France

Chad Ford: He has legit size for an NBA power forward, is a good athlete, can stretch the floor, and he possesses the proverbial upside that so many scouts covet. But like so many of these kids, he's pretty far from being an NBA player.

Cornelie scouting report | * Acquired from Charlotte via Oklahoma City

24. (54) Atlanta Hawks

Kahlil Felder, G, Oakland

Chad Ford: Felder is coming off an incredible junior season. Not only did he average 24.4 PPG, but he added 9.3 APG and 2.0 SPG.

Felder scouting report | * Traded to Cleveland

25. (55) Brooklyn Nets*

Marcus Paige, G, North Carolina

Chad Ford: A scoring point guard whose PPG dropped in each of his final two seasons at UNC, Paige is an excellent shooter, especially from midrange, but lacks a consistent 3-pointer and needs to add strength.

Paige scouting report | * Traded to Utah

26. (56) Denver Nuggets*

Daniel Hamilton, F, Connecticut

Chad Ford: For two straight seasons, Hamilton has shot worse than 40 percent from the field and his 3-point shooting dipped to just 33 percent this year. He's a terrific rebounder and a proven playmaker, which is appealing to NBA teams, but he really needs to add strength and a jump shot.

Hamilton scouting report | * Traded to Oklahoma City

27. (57) Memphis Grizzlies*

Wang Zhelin, C, China

Chad Ford: Zhelin burst onto the scene at the Nike Hoop Summit years ago and made a name for himself in China. His lack of athleticism hurts his stock a bit, but he's big, skilled and worth watching the next few years.

Zhelin scouting report | * Acquired from Toronto

28. (58) Boston Celtics*

Abdel Nader, F, Iowa State

Chad Ford: Nader is a wing who averaged 13 PPG and shot 37 percent from 3 this year. He's the second player to be drafted outside our Top 100.

Nader scouting report | * Acquired from Cleveland

29. (59) Sacramento Kings*

Isaiah Cousins, G, Oklahoma

Chad Ford: I've heard multiple teams over the past week refer to him as a guy who probably doesn't get taken in the first, but probably will outperform many of the players taken ahead of him.

Cousins scouting report | * Acquired from San Antonio

30. (60) Utah Jazz*

Tyrone Wallace, G, California

Chad Ford: Wallace began the season red-hot before cooling in Pac-12 play. For a while he was considered a potential late first-rounder but as the season progressed he slipped into the second round.

Wallace scouting report | * Acquired from Golden State