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Mocking the Clippers' Draft

Who do some media outlets think the Clippers will draft/target?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As the NBA Draft slowly approaches (it's June 23, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn), plenty of prognosticators have produced their predictions at who they think the Los Angeles Clippers will draft. Here are some:

Media Outlet

Projected Player


Bleacher Report

Melo Trimble


Sports Illustrated

Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson is a strangely divisive prospect considering how overwhelmingly productive he was at Carolina last year. Scouts question his maturity, athleticism, length... Maybe some of that's fair, but as a third big man for the Clips, he makes a lot of sense.

CBS Sports

(Gary Parrish)

Stephen Zimmerman Jr.

Zimmerman's freshman season was limited by injury. But he still nearly averaged a double-double in the MWC, and he remains a skilled 7-footer who was a consensus top-10 high school recruit. So, late in the first round, he's worth selecting.

CBS Sports

(Sam Vecenie)

Deandre’ Bembry

Bembry is the kind of solid, complete player who could get some run early in his career, which would be nice for the Clippers as they continue to try to contend for a title. The key for him will be finding the semblance of a jump shot, as he already is a creative slasher, good passer, solid rebounder, and tough defender on the wing. Without the jump shot though, it might throw off some of the things he wants to do offensively.

For now, it's anyone's guess who the Clippers may target or what position Doc Rivers is looking to address. It's unclear if the team may stick its current compliment of reserve guards and retain Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford to lead the bench. Until such decisions are made, a case can be made for the Clippers to draft a wing, big man, or backup guard.