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2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Ben Simmons Or Brandon Ingram?

19. Denver Nuggets (via Trail Blazers) : Furkan Korkmaz (SG-Turkey)

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The Nuggets will use one of their first round picks on a draft and stash and Korkmaz makes sense.

After taking Brown they should jump all over the elite shooter from Turkey. The Nuggets aren’t winning anytime soon, so they can afford to wait on some prospects.

20. Indiana Pacers : Brice Johnson (PF-North Carolina)

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If the Pacers are serious about playing faster and scoring more points than Brice Johnson will be a good pick.


Johnson was in the top 20 in the country in nearly every rebounding category. He averaged 10.6 total rebounds per game.

The Pacers can plug in Johnson at the four with Paul George at the three and Myles Turner at the five, and play in transition.

21. Atlanta Hawks : Damian Jones (C-Vanderbilt)

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The Hawks need some insurance in case center Al Horford leave in free agency. Damian Jones is never going to be a star but he scores the ball well around the rim and has the potential to develop a good mid-range game.


Even if Horford does return, the Hawks could use some depth in the frontcourt.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.