2016 NBA Draft Positional Report
Small 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 small 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. 2 Lakers: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke
    Long and wirey, Brandon Ingram boasts a smooth stroke from the perimeter, but adding muscle to his thin frame is a must. The Lakers have a hole at small forward, and Ingram would be a solid building block along with D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 7 Nuggets: Marquese Chriss, SF, Washington
    The Nuggets are a tough team to figure out since they need an upgrade in talent all across the board. Therefore, they likely take the best player on their board. Though still developing his all-around game, Chriss has the ideal size and athleticism coveted at the next level.

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  • Rd. 1, Pk. 22 Hornets: Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State
    The Hornets could be losing Nicolas Batum, Courtney Lee, Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams to free agency, so they pretty much need depth all over. Valentine was an all-around beast this season for the Spartans and could impact the game in a number of ways. I think he would be a steal this low.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 23 Celtics: Timothe Luwawu, SG/SF, Mega Leks
    A steadily improving wing with ideal NBA size, many think Luwawu projects as a 3-and-D type of prospect for the next level. He would be a solid value at this point for the Celtics' third first-rounder.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 3 Clippers: DeAndre Bembry, SF, St. Joseph's
    Bembry is at his best when using his strength to attack the bucket.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 4 Suns: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor
    With good size and athleticism for a small forward, Prince also can shoot it from the outside.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 16 Mavericks: Jake Layman, SF, Maryland
    This undersized, though physical, post presence is a draft-and-stash option.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 21 Celtics: Paul Zisper, SF, Germany
    A draft-and-stash option, Zisper handles the ball well for his size and has a nice outside stroke.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 24 Hawks: Daniel Hamilton, SG/SF, Connecticut
    Versatility is the name of the game for Hamilton since he can handle and distribute the ball like a guard. He also led Connecticut in rebounding this past season.

  • Rd. 2, Pk. 25 Nets: Michael Gbinije, SG/SF, Syracuse
    Being able to play and defend numerous positions helps Gbinije's chances of making an NBA roster.

Daves's 2016 NBA Mock Draft

Mike's Mock Selections

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 1 Hawks: Luka Doncic, SF, Slovenia
    Luka Doncic is probably the best player in the 2018 NBA Draft, plus he fits the Hawks well. They just need the best player available, as they lack any star talent. Doncic, meanwhile, is one of the best players in one of the best leagues in the world. He is a stud scorer and an excellent play-maker who is the best foreign talent in a decade. Doncic would be a nice fit with Dennis Schroder, the Hawks' best player and starting point guard, but would give them a young franchise player for the first time since Al Horford.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 5 Magic: Miles Bridges, SF, Michigan State
    The Magic are a pathetic defensive team, and although the offense of Michael Porter Jr. is enticing, the two-way play and versatility of Bridges makes sense to me. The sophomore forward would be a very nice fit at the three, which is one of the Magic's two positions of need - along with point guard. I considered Collin Sexton, but again, defense is vital to them building a winning franchise.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 9 Hornets: Kevin Knox, SF, Kentucky
    Kevin Knox is arguably the best of Kentucky's freshmen this season and has the size to be a small forward or a stretch four, but he is a pure scorer with athleticism. The Hornets love versatility and could use someone more talented than Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who is a fine role player, in the starting five. Knox could also take the Marvin Williams' power forward job. There are few teams that would suit Knox's talents more than the Hornets.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 18 Pelicans: Mikal Bridges, SF, Villanova
    The junior was a key guy on the Villanova National Title team of two years ago, but for the first time is the program's best player. He is an ace shooter and a very efficient scorer, with defensive talent. The Pelicans could really use a two-way 2/3 of Bridges' caliber, and with his experience, he could make their rotation in his first season.

  • Rd. 1, Pk. 30 Warriors: Troy Brown, SF, Oregon
    Troy Brown is a versatile offensive talent as he can score and is a play-maker with forward size. The Warriors will likely lose Klay Thompson after next season, and Brown would give them a potential option to replace some of what Klay provides them with.

Mike's 2016 NBA Mock Draft

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