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Sixers, Lakers get star forwards for the future in Mock Draft 3.0

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Is Ben Simmons' talent being wasted at LSU? (2:22)

Around the Horn debates whether Ben Simmons' talent is being wasted at 4-4 LSU, and panelist Pablo S. Torre says watching Ben Simmons play for LSU is like watching actor Daniel Day-Lewis perform for with a "bad college improve team." (2:22)

In a new wrinkle for Mock Draft 3.0, we'll be using the ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI) projected W-L records to determine the draft order. This should be a more accurate gauge of how the draft will look at the end of the season.

Remember, mock drafts don't determine where a player should go, but rather what each team in the draft would likely do with its pick. If you want a ranking of players, check out our latest Big Board here.

Nothing is set in stone at this point. Expect this mock draft to fluctuate greatly over the course of the next five months.

Nevertheless, it's our best stab at a full first-round mock draft (assuming every eligible prospect who has yet to state his intentions on the draft declares), after taking into account team needs, based on our discussions with NBA scouts and general managers.