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2016 Liberty Ballers Community Big Board No. 23: Finally Poeltl

Utah's talented big man finally gets his call.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being the best player on the board for seemingly half of this exercise, Jakob Poeltl's fit concerns pushed him deep into the Community Big Board. His free fall finally ended at 22, and that probably represents a decent compromise between his ability and his awkward fit into the Sixers current roster. With 30 percent of the vote, Poeltl managed to fend off Skal Labissiere and DeAndre Bembry, who each clocked in with 26 percent.

Tantalizing options are nearly gone at this point, so I'll cape for our newest entry and a divisive name: Caris LeVert. LeVert's tenure at Michigan was plagued by foot injuries which pose a great threat to the long-term viability of his career. However, I think there's a case to be made that gambling on him staying healthy is preferable to gambling on hoping some of the other wings in this draft learn how to play basketball. LeVert is a knock-down shooter on spot-ups, a solid secondary creator and an ideal fit on a team helmed by Ben Simmons.

Fortune favors the bold -- isn't that what we've told ourselves about the Joel Embiid pick? -- so I'd consider a roll of the dice on a lottery talent. What say you?

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. Marquese Chriss - Washington
12. Furkan Korkmaz - Anadolu Efes
13. Patrick McCaw - UNLV
14. Malachi Richardson - Syracuse
15. Henry Ellenson - Marquette
16. Taurean Prince - Baylor
17. Dejounte Murray - Washington
18. Thon Maker - Canada Athlete Institute
19. Isaia Cordinier - Denain ASC Voltaire
20. Malik Beasley - Florida State
21. Demetrius Jackson - Notre Dame
22. Jakob Poeltl - Utah
23. ????

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