Can one of these lottery picks help his team to next year's Finals? (Probably not)
1 76ERS BEN SIMMONS
A potential franchise player. After three years of tanking, Philly has to swing for the fences.
2 LAKERS BRANDON INGRAM
He can play and defend multiple positions. For Luke Walton and the young Lakers, he's perfect.
3 CELTICS DRAGAN BENDER
The 7-footer has long-term potential—and great trade value if the Celtics want a star who can help sooner.
4 SUNS MARQUESE CHRISS
The draft's biggest wild card! Nobody has a better combination of size and perimeter skills.
5 TIMBERWOLVES KRIS DUNN
Dunn's energy, playmaking and defense would be a perfect fit with the new Thibs regime.
6 PELICANS JAMAL MURRAY
Scouts have questioned his D and athleticism, but everyone agrees on his three-point shooting.
7 NUGGETS BUDDY HIELD
Everyone's favorite college player got better every year at Oklahoma, so there's room to improve.
8 KINGS JAYLEN BROWN
A lackluster year at Cal hurt his stock, but it doesn't change his long-term potential.
9 RAPTORS JAKOB POELTL
He's probably the player who's most ready to help a team next year, which bodes well for the Raptors.
10 BUCKS TIMOTHE LUWAWU
Throw a 6'7" swingman into the lineup, and Team Science Fiction could get even scarier.
11 MAGIC DEYONTA DAVIS
Davis could've used another year with Tom Izzo but has the raw skills to grow into a starting center.
12 JAZZ DENZEL VALENTINE
The most well-rounded player in college basketball, his biggest question is defense.
13 SUNS HENRY ELLENSON
Ellenson has the size and skills to project like a younger Kevin Love—with the same D shortcomings.
14 BULLS WADE BALDWIN
He'd be a great fit next to (or a potential replacement for) Jimmy Butler or Derrick Rose.
For a complete mock draft, go to SI.com/nba