2016 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two

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  1. Boston Celtics: Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky, 5-10, Soph.
    Ulis is a terrific play-maker and creator, and although he stands just 5-foot-10, he knows how to run the point.

  2. Los Angeles Lakers: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt, C, 6-11, Jr.
    Jones looks the part of an NBA big man, but lacks the ideal physicality or aggressiveness on the glass.

  3. Los Angeles Clippers: DeAndre Bembry, SF, St. Joseph’s, 6-6, Jr.
    Bembry is at his best when using his strength to attack the bucket.

  4. Phoenix Suns: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor, 6-8, Sr.
    With good size and athleticism for a small forward, Prince also can shoot it from the outside.

  5. Boston Celtics: Petr Cornelie, PF, France, 6-11, 1995
    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.

  6. Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia, 6-5, Sr.
    Though he doesn’t jump off the charts athletically, Brogdon was an extremely efficient college player.

  7. Houston Rockets: Diamond Stone, C, Maryland, 6-10, Fr.
    Stone is a skilled big man on the offensive end, but he needs to become more aggressive on the glass.

  8. Milwaukee Bucks: Gary Payton II, PG, Oregon State, 6-3, Sr.
    Payton made a major impact with the Beavers after transferring in from a junior college and rebounds really well for his position.

  9. New Orleans Pelicans: Stephen Zimmerman, C, UNLV, 7-0, Fr.
    Zimmerman is a skilled 7-footer, though he needs to become more physical.

  10. New Orleans Pelicans: Pascal Skiakam, PF, New Mexico State, 6-9, Soph.
    Flying under the radar nationally, Skiakam averaged 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds per game.

  11. Orlando Magic: Jarrod Uthoff, F, Iowa, 6-10, Sr.
    Uthoff is a skilled forward with terrific range and touch on his outside shot.

  12. Utah Jazz: Caris LeVert, SG, Michigan, 6-7, Sr.
    Though he’s battled injury the past two seasons, LeVert’s size, versatility and scoring ability make him a solid NBA wing prospect.

  13. Houston Rockets: Isaiah Whitehead, G, Seton Hall, 6-4, Soph.
    A combo guard, Whitehead is an aggressive scorer who improved his decision-making during his sophomore season.

  14. Atlanta Hawks: Chinanu Onuaku, C, Louisville, 6-10, Soph.
    A shot-blocking, rebounding presence, Onuaku is still developing his offensive game.

  15. Boston Celtics: Zhou Qi, C, China, 7-2, 1996
    Qi’s size alone is intriguing, but he is also skilled for a big man. Qi is rail thin though, which is a concern for his potential transition to the NBA.

  16. Dallas Mavericks: Jake Layman, F, Maryland, 6-9, Sr.
    This undersized, though physical, post presence is a draft-and-stash option.

  17. Orlando Magic: Wayne Selden, SG, Kansas, 6-5, Jr.
    After a lackluster first two seasons in Lawrence, Selden put together a solid junior season. He emerged as a consistent scorer, which escaped him as a freshman and sophomore.

  18. Chicago Bulls: A.J. Hammons, C, Purdue, 7-0, Sr.
    Consistent effort has been a concern, but Hammons has the size and good skill on the block, yet can also step out on the perimeter and knock down jumpers.

  19. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Cousins, G, Oklahoma, 6-4, Sr.
    While Buddy Hield received most of the publicity for Oklahoma this past season, Cousins was extremely valuable since he could play either guard spot and shoot it from deep.

  20. Indiana Pacers: Anthony Barber, PG, N.C. State, 6-3, Jr.
    Barber led the ACC in scoring this past season and is quick off the bounce. He’s a solid distributor as well.

  21. Boston Celtics: Paul Zisper, SF, Germany, 6-8, 1994
    A draft-and-stash option, Zisper handles the ball well for his size and has a nice outside stroke.

  22. Utah Jazz: Rade Zagorac, F, Serbia, 6-9, 1995.
    A versatile forward with good size, Zagorac is capable of shooting it from deep.

  23. Denver Nuggets: Georgios Papagiannis, C, Greece, 7-2, 1997
    Papagiannis’ size alone is attractive for the next level, but the Greek big man is a project.

  24. Atlanta Hawks: Daniel Hamilton, SF, Connecticut, 6-8, Soph.
    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.

  25. Brooklyn Nets: Michael Gbinije, G/F, Syracuse, 6-7, Jr.
    Being able to play and defend numerous positions helps Gbinije’s chances of making an NBA roster.

  26. Denver Nuggets: Isaia Cordinier, SG, France, 6-4, 1996
    A developing, versatile wing, Cordinier is a likely draft-and-stash option.

  27. Memphis Grizzlies: Tyrone Wallace, G, California, 6-4, Sr.
    Tyrone Wallace is a combo guard who can do a little bit of everything on the floor.

  28. Boston Celtics: Robert Carter, PF, Maryland, 6-9, Jr.
    Carter is an inside/outside threat who can stretch defenses with a nice face-up game.

  29. Sacramento Kings: Joel Bolomboy, PF, Weber State, 6-9, Sr.
    Finishing third in the nation in rebounding this past season, Bolomboy also boasts a solid inside/outside game.

  30. Utah Jazz: Zach Auguste, PF, Notre Dame, 6-10, Sr.
    After a breakout junior season, Auguste developed into a second-round prospect due to his size and skill.

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