Dick Vitale's 2016 NBA mock draft

All signs point to 76ers drafting Simmons (0:42)

Jeff Goodman breaks down why the 76ers will draft Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. (0:42)

It's that time of year again. The NBA draft is all about potential, potential, potential.

This year's draft has a number of talented players. It is really a question of a player going to the right situation whether he will succeed right away.

The first two picks are easy to project. Ben Simmons is clearly going to the Sixers at No. 1. He has a bright future and a ton of talent. He can rebound and pass, but he needs to improve his shooting. Brandon Ingram of Duke should be lock city for the Lakers at No. 2.

Here we go, my projections for the first round of the draft. It is really a crapshoot, baby!

1. Philadelphia: Ben Simmons, LSU

2. LA Lakers: Brandon Ingram, Duke

3. Boston: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

4. Phoenix: Marquese Chriss, Washington

5. Minnesota: Kris Dunn, Providence

6. New Orleans: Jaylen Brown, California

7. Denver: Jamal Murray, Kentucky

8. Sacramento: Dragan Bender, Croatia

9. Toronto: Henry Ellenson, Marquette

10. Milwaukee: Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt

11. Orlando: Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga

12. Utah: Jakob Poeltl, Utah

13. Phoenix: Skal Labissiere. Kentucky

14. Chicago: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State

15. Denver: Thon Maker, Australia

16. Boston: Malachi Richardson, Syracuse

17. Memphis: Dejounte Murray, Washington

18. Detroit: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

19. Denver: Furkan Korkmaz, Turkey

20. Indiana DeAndre Bembry, Saint Joseph's

21. Atlanta: Cheick Diallo, Kansas

22. Charlotte: Brice Johnson, North Carolina

23. Boston: Malik Beasley, Florida State

24. Philadelphia: Patrick McCaw, UNLV

25. LA Clippers: Ben Bentil, Providence

26. Philadelphia: Ante Zizic, Croatia

27. Toronto: Timothe Luwawu, France

28. Phoenix: Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame

29. San Antonio: Juan Hernangomez, Spain

30. Golden State: Caris LeVert, Michigan