NBA mock draft: California's Jaylen Brown to Suns at No. 4

BY foxsports • May 18, 2016

Following Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery, FOXSports.com came out with its first mock draft of the year.

With the Suns pick at No. 4, Aaron Torres projects that Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram and Dragan Bender will be off the board. The pick?

California forward Jaylen Brown.

Assuming they keep their first-round picks, the Suns are up again at No. 13, and Torres again projects a forward -- Marquette's Henry Ellenson:

Next up, again assuming the highly unlikely scenario that they keep all three of their first-round picks, is the 28th pick acquired from Cleveland. The theory here would be to shun immediate help in favor of a draft and stash. Hence, Croatian center Ante Zizic:

Click here for the complete mock draft.

Of course, FOX Sports isn't the only mock draft to be published following the lottery, and Brown is a strong consensus among various others -- although a number of experts can see Bender falling to Phoenix.

Here's a recap of some of the other prominent mockers:

 

2016 NBA mock drafts

Source  No. 4  No. 13  No. 28
Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com Jaylen Brown, F, California  Marquese Chriss, F, Washington Chieck Diallo, F, Kansas
Chad Ford, ESPN.com Dragan Bender, F, Croatia  Denzel Valentine G, Michigan St. Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain
Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated Dragan Bender, F, Croatia Timothe Luwawu, F, France  Chieck Diallo, F, Kansas
Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com Jaylen Brown, F, California  Marquese Chriss, F, Washington Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain
Jonathan Givony, The Vertical Jaylen Brown, F, California  Henry Ellenson, F, Marquette  Petr Cornelie, F, France
Sean Deveney, SportingNews.com  Jaylen Brown, F, California  Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky Ben Bentil, F, Providence
Andrew Gould, Bleacher Report Jaylen Brown, F, California  Timothe Luwawu, F, France  Malcolm Brogdon, G, Virginia
Kevin O'Connor, SBNation.com Jaylen Brown, F, California  Timothe Luwawu, F, France  Petr Cornelie, F, France
Derek Bodner, USA Today Jaylen Brown, F, California  Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky Zhou Qi, C, China
Aran Smith, NBADraft.net Dragan Bender, F, Croatia Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky Thon Maker, F, Australia
DraftExpress.com Jaylen Brown, F, California Henry Ellenson, F, Marquette  Petr Cornelie, F, France
Petr Cornelie, F, France
Petr Cornelie, F, France
Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky
Jaylen Brown, F, California 
Jaylen Brown, F, California 
Skal Labissiere, C, Kentucky


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