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Can one of these lottery picks help his team to next year's Finals? (Probably not)

1 76ERS BEN SIMMONS

SF-PF

LSU

A potential franchise player. After three years of tanking, Philly has to swing for the fences.

2 LAKERS BRANDON INGRAM

SF

DUKE

He can play and defend multiple positions. For Luke Walton and the young Lakers, he's perfect.

3 CELTICS DRAGAN BENDER

PF

CROATIA

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

PF

WASHINGTON

The draft's biggest wild card! Nobody has a better combination of size and perimeter skills.

5 TIMBERWOLVES KRIS DUNN

PG

PROVIDENCE

Dunn's energy, playmaking and defense would be a perfect fit with the new Thibs regime.

6 PELICANS JAMAL MURRAY

PG-SG

KENTUCKY

Scouts have questioned his D and athleticism, but everyone agrees on his three-point shooting.

7 NUGGETS BUDDY HIELD

SG

OKLAHOMA

Everyone's favorite college player got better every year at Oklahoma, so there's room to improve.

8 KINGS JAYLEN BROWN

SG-SF

CALIFORNIA

A lackluster year at Cal hurt his stock, but it doesn't change his long-term potential.

9 RAPTORS JAKOB POELTL

C

UTAH

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

SG-SF

FRANCE

Throw a 6'7" swingman into the lineup, and Team Science Fiction could get even scarier.

11 MAGIC DEYONTA DAVIS

PF-C

MICHIGAN STATE

Davis could've used another year with Tom Izzo but has the raw skills to grow into a starting center.

12 JAZZ DENZEL VALENTINE

PG

MICHIGAN STATE

The most well-rounded player in college basketball, his biggest question is defense.

13 SUNS HENRY ELLENSON

PF-C

MARQUETTE

Ellenson has the size and skills to project like a younger Kevin Love—with the same D shortcomings.

14 BULLS WADE BALDWIN

PG-SG

VANDERBILT

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