NBA Mock Draft, Version 4.0

The latest take from Sam Amico on who may go where in Thursday's NBA Draft.

My fourth look at who may go where in the 2013 NBA Draft, with input from league executives. Both rounds included.


1. Cleveland: Alex Len, 7-1, C, Maryland. Stock continues to rise and it’s his turn to go No. 1 in the mock. After all, seems like everyone else has had a chance. Video highlights - Alex Len

2. Orlando: Nerlens Noel, 6-11, C, Kentucky. He can run and jump and finish and block shots. But about that ACL. Video highlights - Nerlens Noel

3. Washington: Otto Porter, 6-9, SF, Georgetown. Classic small forward who does everything well. May be a better pro than collegian. Video highlights - Otto Porter

4. Charlotte: Ben McLemore, 6-5, SG, Kansas. If the Ray Allen comparisons are even close to true, you have to take him. Has struggled in workouts. Video highlights - Ben McLemore

5. Phoenix: Victor Oladipo, 6-4, SG, Indiana. Stock rising. Athletic and determined defender, but offense has a ways to go at next level. Video highlights - Victor Oladipo

6. New Orleans: Anthony Bennett, 6-8, PF, UNLV. Strong underneath, but needs to expand game away from basket.  Video highlights - Anthony Bennett

7. Sacramento: Trey Burke, 6-0, PG, Michigan. Determined winner with all the needed point guard skills. Video highlights - Trey Burke

8. Detroit: C.J. McCollum, 6-3, SG, Lehigh. Intelligent, driven and athletic enough. May be a bit small to play the two.  Video highlights - C.J. McCollum

9. Minnesota: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 6-6, SG, Georgia. Scores in bunches with a solid mid-range game.  Video highlights - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

10. Portland: Cody Zeller, 7-0, C/PF, Indiana. Very skilled and athletic, but lacked aggressiveness in NCAA tournament.  Video highlights - Cody Zeller

11. Philadelphia: Steven Adams, 7-0, C, Pittsburgh. Clogs the lane, sets picks and rebounds. Underrated offensively, too.  Video highlights - Steven Adams

12. Oklahoma City: Kelly Olynyk, 7-0, C, Gonzaga. Has a bit of a wild streak in him. Willing to mix it up with a solid mid-range game.  Video highlights - Kelly Olynyk

13. Dallas: Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, PG, Syracuse. Heady and unselfish. Good size for a point guard. Video highlights - Michael Carter-Williams

14. Utah: Sergey Karasev, 6-7, SF, Russia. May be the best all-around small forward in the draft. Motivation seems questionable.

15. Milwaukee: Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, SF, UCLA. Slasher and scorer whose stock is sliding as the draft nears.

16. Boston: Gorgui Dieng, 6-11, C/PF, Louisville. Outstanding athlete with size, but skills and timing need some work.  Video highlights - Gorgui Dieng

17. Atlanta: Shane Larkin, 5-11, PG, Miami. Extremely athletic with all the point-guard tools. Size shouldn’t be an issue. He can play.  Video highlights - Shane Larkin

18. Atlanta: Mason Plumlee, 7-1, C, Duke. Good ball-handler for a big man; rarely makes a wrong play.  Video highlights - Mason Plumlee

19. Cleveland: Reggie Bullock, 6-7, SF, North Carolina. Not great in any one area, but a scorer in every sense of the word. Video highlights - Reggie Bullock

20. Chicago: Jamaal Franklin, 6-5, SG. Always intense with fair amount of athleticism. Inconsistent shooter.  Video highlights - Jamaal Franklin

21. Utah:
Rudy Gobert, 7-2, C, France. Can alter shots just by standing near basket and sticking arms straight up. Developing offensive game.

22. Brooklyn: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6-6, SG, Michigan. Natural scorer with mental toughness.  Video highlights - Tim Hardaway, Jr.

23. Indiana: Dennis Schroeder, 6-2, PG, Germany. Pushes ball and distributes well. Doubts about his half-court game abound.

24. New York: Allen Crabbe, 6-6, SG, California. If he gets to his spot on the perimeter, it’s lights out.  Video highlights - Allen Crabbe

25. L.A. Clippers:
Ricky Ledo, 6-6, SG, Providence. Nice upside, but a little inconsistent on both ends.

26. Minnesota:
Lucas Nogueira, 7-0, C, Brazil. Big man who plays with tons of energy and hustle. Not really skilled.

27. Denver: Jeff Withey, 7-1, C, Kansas. Decent athlete, good size and strong defender.  Video highlights - Jeff Withey

28. San Antonio:
Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, SF, Ohio State. Always looking to score, and usually does it pretty well.  Video highlights - Deshaun Thomas

29. Oklahoma City:
Tony Snell, 6-7, SG, New Mexico. Does enough of everything well, especially play hard.

30. Phoenix:
Tony Mitchell, 6-9, PF, North Texas. Scrappy and can score near the basket. Determined rebounder. Video highlights - Tony Mitchell


31. Cleveland:
Erick Green, 6-3, PG/SG, Virginia Tech
32. Oklahoma City: Giannis Adetokoubo, 6-9, SF, Greece
33. Cleveland: Glen Rice Jr., 6-6, SF, D-League
34. Houston: Livio Jean-Charles, 6-9, PF, France
35. Philadelphia: CJ Leslie, 6-9, SF/PF, NC State
36. Sacramento: Alex Abrines, 6-5, SG, Spain
37. Detroit: Mike Muscala, 6-11, C, Bucknell
38. Washington: Pierre Jackson, 5-11, PG, Baylor
39. Portland: Archie Goodwin, 6-5, SG, Kentucky
40. Portland: Grant Jerrett, 6-9, PF, Arizona
41. Memphis: Nate Wolters, 6-5, PG, South Dakota State
42. Philadelphia: Lorenzo Brown, 6-5, PG, NC State
43. Milwaukee: Ray McCallum, 6-2, PG, Detroit
44. Dallas: Jackie Carmichael, 6-9, PF, Illinois State
45. Portland: Andre Roberson, 6-7, SF, Colorado
46. Utah: Colton Iverson, 7-0, C, Colorado State
47. Atlanta: B.J. Young, 6-4, PG, Arkansas
48. L.A. Lakers: Myck Kabongo, 6-3, PG, Texas
49. Chicago: Isaiah Canaan, 6-0, PG, Murray State
50. Atlanta: Trevor Mbakwe, 6-8, PF, Minnesota
51. Orlando: Phil Pressey, 6-0, PG, Missouri
52. Minnesota: Nemanja Nedovic, 6-3, SG, Serbia
53. Indiana: James Southerland, 6-8, SF, Syracuse
54. Washington: James Ennis, 6-7, SF, Long Beach State
55. Memphis: Kenny Kadji, 6-8, PF, Miami
56. Detroit: Richard Howell, 6-8, PF, NC State
57. Phoenix: Vander Blue, 6-5, SG, Marquette
58. San Antonio: Zeke Marshall, 7-0, C, Akron
59. Minnesota: Carrick Felix, 6-6, SG/SF, Arizona State
60. Memphis: Brandon Paul, 6-4, PG, Illinois

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