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Post Lottery Mock Draft

The Draft order is finally set. The ping pong balls once again favored the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the second year in a row they secured the number one pick in the draft. Now that we have clarity on the order in which teams will be picking, I will give my opinion on how the Lottery shakes out.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers, Joel Embiid - With Tristan Thompson PF and Anthony Bennett SF/PF in place they have a glaring need for a franchise center

2. Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari Parker - Larry Sanders is the prototypical center that Parker will need to be paired with as he projects as a tweener undersized power forward in the NBA

3. Philadelphia 76ers, Andrew Wiggins - MCW, Nerlens Noel, and Andrew Wiggins is a nice young core

4. Orlando Magic, Dante Exum - Point guard of the future

5. Utah Jazz, Marcus Smart - with Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors already entrenched in the frontcourt Smart is the best backcourt player left on the board

6. Boston Celtics, Noah Vonleh - with Jared Sullinger looking like a draft steal, Vonleh slides next to him as an undersized center

7. Los Angeles Lakers, Julius Randle - best player available

8. Sacramento Kings, Aaron Gordon

9. Charlotte Hornets, James Young

10. Philadelphia 76ers, Dario Saric - I like the idea of the 76ers taking a player they can stash for another season overseas, also breaks up their contracts so they don't have a cluster of players due extensions at the same time.

11. Denver Nuggets, Tyler Ennis - best player available

12. Orlando Magic, Zach Lavine - even though the Magic drafted a combo guard with their first pick the upside with Lavine is to great to ignore. Oladipo, Exum, and Lavine is an exciting trio for our future backcourt. Lavine has a chance to be one of the best players in this draft

13. Minnesota Timberwolves, Adreian Payne - Kevin Love out, Payne in. Love is as good as gone Payne will fit in nicely next to Pekovic. "Trade factors could change team need"

14. Phoenix Suns, Nik Stauskas

I think the next month could be very active on the trade front. Teams to watch are the Timberwolves, Suns, Magic Hornets, Celtics and Nuggets

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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