NBA Mock Draft 2016: 1st-Round Predictions for Fastest-Rising Prospects

June 14th, 2016 by Thomas Duffy Leave a reply »

It’s almost draft season.

With the NBA Finals nearing its end as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors head to Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the hoops year could be over as early as Thursday.

The draft has snuck up, hasn’t it? In less than 10 days, 30 players will hear their names announced as first-round picks June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

At least a few of those players likely to see their dreams materialize weren’t expected to just weeks ago. Others have potentially launched themselves into the lottery, or higher in the lottery.

We’ll talk about a pair below.




Rising Prospects Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is the best player in the draft—according to himself, that is.

Here’s what the one-and-done point guard out of Kentucky told ESPN’s Chris Forsberg on June 8 when asked if he felt he was the No. 1 player: "I think so. That's not a knock on anybody, I'm just looking back on the work I've put in, how far ...

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