As we move closer to the NBA Draft, here's another look at how things might fall in the first round with more lottery teams making their intentions known and several players dropping back because of injury concerns.
1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, F, LSU
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown has a relationship with the Simmons family from his years coaching in Australia. Plus, the versatile 6-foot-10 forward might be the only player in this draft with superstar potential, making it an easy choice for the 76ers.
2. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, F, Duke
L.A. needs scoring punch in the frontcourt, and the 6-foot-9 Ingram has been compared to Kevin Durant by some scouts. Should fit in well with the uptempo style preferred by new head coach Luke Walton.
3. Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown, G/F, California
Danny Ainge is having a tough time deciding between Brown, Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield, but the athletic Brown has the chance to be a dynamic offensive talent, while Murray and Hield are more of the spot-up shooter mold. Guess here is that Ainge will go for the home-run pick.
4. Phoenix Suns: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
Hield is probably the best pure shooter in the draft, and the Suns could use another floor spacer to play off the point guard duo of Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kris Dunn, PG, Providence
Tom Thibodeau's first pick as head of basketball operations could be a defense-first point guard who could complement and eventually replace incumbent starter Ricky Rubio. Not exactly a position of need, but Dunn is the best player on the board.
6. New Orleans Pelicans: Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky
Murray might be a little undersized to play shooting guard in the NBA, but there's no question about his ability to create his own shot. This is a position of need for the Pels with Eric Gordon most likely leaving in free agency.
7. Denver Nuggets: Dragan Bender, F, Croatia
With three picks in Round 1, Denver can afford to roll the dice on the skilled 7-foot-0 teenager who scouts say is not nearly as good a prospect as the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis.
8. Sacramento Kings: Wade Baldwin, PG, Vanderbilt
Baldwin is one of the late risers in this year's draft. Scouts love his size and defensive potential at 6-foot-4, with a 6-foot-11 wing span. With last year's starter Rajon Rondo likely leaving in free agency, the Kings get the chance to draft the next version of Rondo in the rangy Baldwin.
9. Toronto Raptors: Marquese Chriss, PF, Washington
Toronto has been looking to upgrade the power forward spot for the last two years. Chriss is one of the youngest players in the draft, with the highest ceiling among the power forwards still on the board.
10. Milwaukee Bucks: Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
Milwaukee could use another big man to complement their collection of athletic wing players. Free agent Greg Monroe is likely available in a trade after a disappointing first season in Beer City.
11. Orlando Magic: Skal Labissiere, F, Kentucky
Labissiere has a good shooting touch at nearly seven feet tall and impressed teams in workouts. He's painfully thin, which means he'll need a lot of extra work in an NBA weight room, but the Magic like his long-term potential.
12. Utah Jazz: Domantas Sabonis, F, Gonzaga
Sabonis refused to workout with teams below No. 12, leading a lot of scouts to think he's already received a promise from the Jazz. He could back up both Rudy Gobert and Derrek Favors in Utah.
13. Phoenix Suns: Henry Ellenson, PF, Marquette
With their second pick in the first round, the Suns can go for a stretch power forward like Ellenson, who also can score in the post. Ellenson showed he has range to the NBA 3-point line during individual workouts.
14. Chicago Bulls: Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame
With the future of Derrick Rose in Chicago very much up in the air, the front office needs to get serious about finding the heir apparent at point guard. Jackson is a scoring point guard in the mold of Toronto All Star Kyle Lowry and helped Notre Dame reach the Elite Eight in each of the last two seasons.
15. Denver Nuggets: Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State
Projected as a lottery pick in many mock drafts, Valentine is now dealing with medical questions about the health of his knees. Still, the Big Ten Player of the Year has a unique skill set and tremendous court vision. Could be tremendous value for the Nuggets at this spot.
16. Boston Celtics: Deyonta Davis, PF/C, Michigan State
Make it two straight Spartans off the board in the middle of Round 1. Davis didn't play a lot during his one season in East Lansing, but his shot-blocking ability and offensive potential make him an attractive prospect.
17. Memphis Grizzlies: Timothe Luwawu, F, France
Memphis was looking to draft a point guard to protect against Mike Conley's upcoming free agency, but with Baldwin and Jackson off the board, the Grizzlies can address a need for some youth at the wing spots with the explosive athlete from France.
18. Detroit Pistons: Malachi Richardson, G, Syracuse
Detroit could use another reliable guard off the bench to play behind Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Richardson burst on to NBA scouts' radar after a strong showing in the NCAA tournament.
19. Denver Nuggets: Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
Scouts says Korkmaz is a smooth, athletic wing scorer in the mold of Mario Hezonja, who the Magic took with their top pick last season. Don't be surprised if the Nuggets look to move this pick with so many young players already on the roster.
20. Indiana Pacers: Cheick Diallo, F, Kansas
Diallo didn't play much in his one season at Kansas, but showed a lot of potential at the NBA Draft combine. The Pacers have had a lot of turnover on their frontline in recent years, and Ian Mahinmi could be leaving in free agency.
21. Atlanta Hawks: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor
Atlanta could lose versatile wing Kent Bazemore in free agency after losing Demarre Carroll a year ago. Small forward is a position of need, and the athletic Prince showed well in workouts.
22. Charlotte Hornets: Malik Beasley, SG/SF, Florida State
Charlotte needs to fortify the wing spots with Nic Batum, Courtney Lee and Marvin Williams all free agents. Beasley is coming off a strong season in the ACC, and scouts like his aggressiveness on the offensive end.
23. Boston Celtics: Ante Zizic, C, Croatia
Ainge will look to trade out of this pick, but if he can't find a taker, Zizic might be the best big man prospect out of the international draft-and-stash pool.
24. Philadelphia 76ers: DeAndre Bembry, SG/SF, St. Joe's
The Sixers could go in a number of directions with so many needs, so why not take a local Philly product like Bembry? He showed very well at the combine and has the versatility to play both wing spots off the bench.
25. Los Angeles Clippers: Brice Johnson, F, North Carolina
Coming off a strong NCAA tournament, Johnson would give the Clippers a talented forward to add to their bench. Doc Rivers is still looking for more consistency on that second unit.
26. Philadelphia 76ers: Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain
The Sixers don't want to add three more rookies to an already young roster, so barring a trade, look for Bryan Colangelo to take at least one future prospect who can stay in Europe to develop for another year or two.
27. Toronto Raptors: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt
With Bismack Biyombo ready to cash in after a strong playoff run, the Raptors need a center to back up Jonas Valanciunas. Jones has good size and played well against SEC competition.
28. Phoenix Suns: Ivica Zubac, C, Serbia
Another team with three first-round picks goes with a player they can leave in Europe until a roster spot comes open. The Knicks and Wizards are looking to trade into the first round, and this could be a possible spot.
29. San Antonio Spurs: Thon Maker, F, Australia
The international man of mystery in this year's draft. Intriguing size at 7-foot-1, but NBA scouts aren't sure what position he'll play. The Spurs can let him develop overseas for a couple years before bringing him over.
30. Golden State Warriors: Isaiah Cousins, SG, Oklahoma
What could the team that has everything possibly want? How about another shooter? Cousins played well as Buddy Hield's running mate at Oklahoma and could fit right in with Golden State's small-ball offense.
The Bulls also have a second-round pick (No. 48 overall). They could possibly pick up a developmental center like Purdue's A.J. Hammons, UNLV's Stephen Zimmerman or Chinese seven-footer Zhou Qi or maybe a wing shooter like Michigan's oft-injured Caris LeVert, Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead or Wichita State's Ron Baker.
And there’s always the possibility of the Bulls trying to make a trade to move up in Round 1. The Trib’s K.C. Johnson reported their interest in Providence point guard Kris Dunn, but it would take a major deal to move into the top five. Look for a lot of trade activity around the league on draft night.