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FOR JUNE 27, 2016


Draft Kings

With the NBA draft just days away, has locked in its prediction: Duke's Brandon Ingram will go No. 1 and LSU's Ben Simmons No. 2. But what about the rest of the lottery picks? Will the Celtics take Cal guard Jaylen Brown or Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender at No. 3? Will the Timberwolves grab Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield or trade the pick to the Bulls for swingman Jimmy Butler? For complete coverage, including analysis of each selection, tune in to our 2016 NBA Draft Live Show on June 23, at 7:30 p.m. EDT, at


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Digital Bonus


From the SI Vault | Jan. 8, 1996

Many of the NBA's first-round draft choices of 1986 sank, often tragically, out of sight

By Phil Taylor

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