Best of the bigs

Here’s a look at some of the top power forwards and centers in the NBA draft:

 

Ben Simmons, PF/SF, 6-10, 240, LSU: A big man’s size and a guard’s skills, could conceivably play — and defend — at all five positions. Consensus No. 1 pick.

 

Marquese Chriss, PF, 6-10, 235, Washington: Off-the-charts athletic ability for his size (6-10, 235). Needs to rebound more, foul less.

 

Dragan Bender, PF, 7-1, 220, Croatia: Can shoot the corner three and defend the rim. But not as athletic as fellow European Kristaps Porzingis.

 

Jakob Poeltl, C, 7-1, 240, Utah: Runs the floor well and is coachable. But how high is his ceiling?

 

Henry Ellenson, PF/C, 6-11, 245, Marquette: Versatile player with polished offensive skills who fits the bill for the modern stretch 4.