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2016 Liberty Ballers Community Big Board No. 11: Bigs or Wings?

This is where the rankings start to get hairy.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After several rounds of passionate support, Denzel Valentine finally got his due in the 10th edition of the Community Big Board. Finishing with 49 percent of the vote, the Michigan State product closed out the top 10 with a bang.

The options from here on out are pretty underwhelming; to find a good fit with the Sixers you'd have to reach from a talent perspective, but the team can't just shoehorn in another big guy. Jakob Poeltl is a big, skilled guy, but he simply would not work on the Sixers even if they traded two of their three bigs. Resource allocation is a real concern at this stage of the draft, so let's throw a couple new names into the mix.

Demetrius Jackson is an excellent pick-and-roll player and a solid defender whose three-point shooting this season (33 percent) might undersell his ability. Jackson was above 41 percent from deep in each of his first two seasons at Notre Dame, and may have suffered from having to handle the ball more in his junior season. Playing on a team with Ben Simmons, he'd get to focus more on being a knockdown shooter.

Taurean Prince is one of the more "reliable" three-and-D guys in this class. He may be nothing more than a solid role player long-term, but that's an outcome you can live with. Stick him on the wing, ask him to defend like hell and knock down an above-average amount of threes and you have yourself a reliable piece.

Frankly, I'm inclined to throw caution to the wind and take a dice roll on Marquese Chriss. What say you, comment section?

1. Ben Simmons - LSU
2. Brandon Ingram - Duke
3. Dragan Bender - Maccabi Tel Aviv
4. Kris Dunn - Providence
5. Jamal Murray - Kentucky
6. Buddy Hield - Oklahoma
7. Wade Baldwin IV - Vanderbilt
8. Timothe Luwawu - Mega Leks
9. Jaylen Brown - California
10. Denzel Valentine - Michigan St.
11. ????

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