The Philadelphia 76ers made Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons the first-overall choice in the 2016 NBA Draft leaving Brandon Ingram on the board for the Lakers to select with the second overall pick.

The Lakers also grabbed center Ivica Zubac out of Croatia (32nd overall).

The Clippers took North Carolina forward Brice Johnson with the 25th overall pick and added guard David Michineau out of France (39th overall) and center Diamond Stone (40th overall) via trade with the Pelicans.

Second round: Pelicans select Diamond Stone with 40th overall pick

 (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)
(Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

Diamond Stone, 6-10, 254, Maryland, center

Though this freshman is on the short side for a center, he has a wingspan of 7-feet-3 and is only 19 years old. He moves well in the low post and showed a good touch, footwork and instincts, though he was reluctant to share the ball. His defense and rebounding also need to improve for him to succeed in the NBA, but he has the raw talent to develop his game.

Stone's rights are expected to be acquired by the Clippers.

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