2016 NBA Draft Positional Report
Power Forward Mock Selections



This new tool condenses 2016 NBA Mock Draft content from around WalterFootball.com. Below are all the 2016 NBA Mock Draft selections for the power forward position from Paul Banks' and David Kay's 2016 NBA Mock Draft and a summary from the WalterFootball.com 2016 Mock NBA Draft Builder.




Dave's Mock Selections

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 4 Suns: Dragan Bender, PF, Maccabi Tel Aviv
    The Suns should be ecstatic if Bender drops to them at No. 4 since they have a glaring need at power forward, plus he is someone who can add versatility to the frontcourt since he is a multi-dimensional forward with great skill for his size. Marquese Chriss would be another option here.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 9 Raptors: Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette
    Outside of Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors don't have a whole lot of depth or talent inside. Ellenson's multi-dimensional offensive attack would add some diversity and needed depth to the Raptors' frontcourt.

    Toronto owns the Nuggets' pick (via New York) from the Andrea Bargnani trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2016 NBA Draft Trades.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 11 Magic: Skal Labissiere, PF, Kentucky
    The Magic could use a boost in talent inside next to Nikola Vucevic. Labissiere is a still-developing big man who has the tools to be a major factor on both ends of the floor. He is a project and won't be a major contributor right away, but could pay huge dividends down the road.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 12 Jazz: Domantas Sabonis, PF, Gonzaga
    With an already young core intact, the Jazz don't have any glaring needs, but could use some depth inside. The son of former NBA big man, Arvydas; Domantas Sabonis is an aggressive rebounder and fairly skilled offensive threat as well.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 16 Celtics: Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan State
    Since I have the Celtics going with Dunn at No. 3, they need to find size here since they have a few potential free agent bigs this summer. Davis possesses the physical attributes of a prototypical four-man in the NBA, but needs to become more well-rounded on the offensive end.

    Boston owns the Mavericks' first-round pick from the Rajon Rondo trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2016 NBA Draft Trades.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 25 Clippers: Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina
    Johnson has blew up during his senior year thanks to his athleticism around the rim and improved jump shot. He could be a valuable contributor off the bench behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 28 Suns: Guerschon Yabusele, PF, Roanne
    An undersized, though physical, post presence, Yabusele is a potential draft-and-stash option for the Suns' third first-round pick. His ability to bang down low would some add future phsycality to the Phoenix frontcourt.

    Phoenix owns the Cavaliers' first-round pick (via Boston) from the Brandan Wright trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2016 NBA Draft Trades.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 29 Spurs: Ben Bentil, PF, Providence
    The Spurs have an aging frontcourt and could use some young options. Bentil was one of the most improved players in the country this past season as he can muscle down low in the paint, yet also step out and knock down jumpers.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 5 Celtics: Petr Cornelie, PF, Le Mans
    The Celtics enter the draft with five second-round picks, so expect the team to deal a few or draft some guys who can be kept overseas.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 10 Pelicans: Pascal Skiakam, PF, New Mexico State
    Flying under the radar nationally, Skiakam averaged 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds per game.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 11 Magic: Jarrod Uthoff, PF, Iowa
    Uthoff is a skilled forward with terrific range and touch on his outside shot.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 28 Celtics: Robert Carter, PF, Maryland
    Carter is an inside/outside threat who can stretch defenses with a nice face-up game.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 29 Kings: Joel Bolomboy, PF/C, Weber State
    Finishing third in the nation in rebounding this past season, Bolomboy also boasts a solid inside/outside game.



  • Rd. 2, Pk. 30 Jazz: Zach Auguste, PF/C, Notre Dame
    After a breakout junior season, Auguste developed into a second-round prospect due to his size and skill.




Daves's 2016 NBA Mock Draft

Mike's Mock Selections

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 4 Knicks: Karl-Anthony Towns, PF, Kentucky
    If Towns was on any team other than Kentucky, he would likely be a Naismith favorite. For the Knicks, he would provide a franchise big man and an elite young talent to pair with Carmelo Anthony.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 5 Jazz: Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA
    Looney is a ridiculously talented forward, who can play the three and four, shoot, score, rebound and block shots. The Jazz have young talent at the five positions, so getting a versatile and unique player like Looney makes a lot sense.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 14 Rockets: Montrzel Harrell, PF, Louisville.
    Harrell is a lot like Kenneth Faried, an athlete who is an excellent rebounder and energy big man. He can be an elite bench piece for Houston or a strong starter with Dwight Howard.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 20 Wizards: Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas
    Portis is a big-time scorer at the four spot. Since Nene could be gone soon, Portis would give the Wizards an excellent young prospect who can be a starter or an elite third big man.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 21 Raptors: Cliff Alexander, PF, Kansas
    Alexander is literally a big talent. The 6-foot-8 and 250-pounder is an efficient scorer, and a strong rebounder and shot-blocker. He has the potential to become a strong NBA starting power forward, which the Raptors could use. Amir Johnson is solid, but a title contender should have a better option, which Alexander can be for Toronto.



  • Rd. 1, Pk. 23 Celtics: Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky
    Lyles is much better than the 23rd pick, but again, the depth of big men in the 2015 NBA Draft is ridiculous. Lyles is a talented offensive player who can shoot and is also a solid rebounder with a lot of potential. He is another Kentucky big man who is hurt by a lack of minutes.




Mike's 2016 NBA Mock Draft


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