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2016 NBA Draft: The Bird Writes Big Board 2.0

Buddy Hield locks up the third spot behind Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram

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The 2016 NBA Draft is mere hours away. Here is a look at our big board for the New Orleans Pelicans. Team needs were taken into account, more for some folks than others. Who should join Anthony Davis? The top six on our board should be very familiar to Pelican fans; Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray, Kris Dunn, and Dragan Bender. After those six, things start to get kind of weird.

Denzel Valentine has long been a favorite of the blog and ranks 7th thanks to widespread support and a strong showing in the community big board. Domantas Sabonis joins him in the 9th spot for many of the same reasons. Jaylen Brown rounds out the top 10.

Beyond those 10 players there is little consensus as a number of players appeared on various ballots. Players were ranked by fewest points, those who were unranked on a specific ballot received 11 points. You can thank Quentin for pushing Buddy Hield over Jamal Murray single-handedly by leaving him outside his top 10.

Community Kevin Chris Fernando Oleh Isaac Quentin Joseph David
Ben Simmons 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1
Brandon Ingram 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
Buddy Hield 3 6 3 5 4 4 6 4 5
Jamal Murray 4 4 4 3 6 3 3 4
Kris Dunn 5 3 5 4 5 7 4 5 6
Dragan Bender 8 5 6 7 3 5 3 7 3
Denzel Valentine 7 7 7 9 8 7
Marquese Chriss 6 9 6 7 10 9
Domantas Sabonis 8 8 9 8 9 8 8
Jaylen Brown 9 10 10 10 9 7 6
Timothe Luwawu 10 9 6 9
Wade Baldwin 5
Deyonta Davis 8 10 10
Henry Ellenson 8
Patrick McCaw 10
DeAndre Bembry 10

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