NBA Mock Draft, Version 2.0

The latest look at who may go where in the 2013 NBA Draft. This time, I’ve included both rounds, and will from here on out.


1. Cleveland: Nerlens Noel, 6-10, C, Kentucky. He can run, he can jump, he can alter shots. But about that ACL…

2. Orlando: Ben McLemore, 6-5, SG, Kansas. If the Ray Allen comparisons are even close to true, you have to take him.

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

4. Charlotte:
Alex Len, 7-1, C, Maryland. Big body and well-rounded with NBA-ready skills.

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

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

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

8. Detroit: Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, SF, UCLA. Slasher and scorer with a decent mid-range game. Needs to be more consistent.

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

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

11. Philadelphia: 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.

12. Oklahoma City: Steve Adams, 7-0, C, Pittsburgh. Clogs the lane, sets picks and rebounds. Underrated offensively, too.

13. Dallas: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 6-6, SG, Georgia. Scores in bunches with a solid mid-range game.

14. Utah: Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, PG, Syracuse. Heady and unselfish. Good size for a point guard.

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

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

17. Atlanta: Gorqui Dieng, 6-11, C/PF, Louisville. Outstanding athlete with size, but skills and timing need some work.

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

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

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

21. Utah: Dario Saric, 6-10, SF, Croatia. Considered a little soft. No questioning his passing or decent perimeter shot, though.

22. Brooklyn:
Tony Mitchell, 6-9, PF, North Texas. Scrappy and can score near the basket. Determined rebounder.

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.

25. L.A. Clippers:
Tim Hardaway Jr., 6-6, SG, Michigan. Natural scorer with mental toughness.

26. Minnesota: Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, SF, Ohio State. Always looking to score, and usually does it pretty well.

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

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

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

30. Phoenix: Ricky Ledo, 6-6, SG, Providence. Nice upside, but a little inconsistent on both ends.


31. Cleveland: Erick Green, 6-3, PG/SG, Virginia Tech

32. Oklahoma City:
Glen Rice Jr., 6-6, SG, D-League

33. Cleveland: Giannis Adetokoubo, 6-9, SF, Greece

34. Houston:
Shane Larkin, 6-0, PG, Miami

35. Philadelphia:
Archie Goodwin, 6-5, SG, Kentucky

36. Sacramento: CJ Leslie, 6-9, SF/PF, NC State

37. Detroit:
Nate Wolters, 6-5, PG, South Dakota State

38. Washington: Pierre Jackson, 5-11, PG, Baylor

39. Portland: Livio Jean-Charles, 6-9, SF/PF, France

40. Portland: Brandon Paul, 6-4, SG, Illinois

41. Memphis:
Colton Iverson, 7-0, C, Colorado State

42. Philadelphia:
Myck Kabongo, 6-3, PG, Texas

43. Milwaukee:
Ray McCallum, 6-2, PG, Detroit

44. Dallas: James Ennis, 6-7, SF, Long Beach State

45. Portland: Trevor Mbakwe, 6-8, PF, Minnesota

46. Utah: Mike Muscala, 7-0, C, Bucknell

47. Atlanta:
Solomon Hill, 6-7, SF, Arizona

48. L.A. Lakers:
B.J. Young, 6-3, SG, Arkansas

49. Chicago: Isaiah Canaan, 6-0, PG, Murray State

50. Atlanta:
Vander Blue, 6-5, SG, Marquette

51. Orlando: Augusto Lima, 6-10, PF, Brazil

52. Minnesota: Erick Murphy, 6-10, PF, Florida

53. Indiana: Dewayne Dedmon, 7-0, C, USC

54. Washington:
Kenny Kadji, 6-10, PF, Miami

55. Memphis: Carrick Felix, 6-6, SG/SF, Arizona State

56. Detroit: Grant Jerrett, 6-10, PF, Arizona

57. Phoenix: Zeke Marshall, 7-0, C, Akron

58. San Antonio: Bojan Dubljevic, 6-9, PF/C, Montenegro

59. Minnesota: Nemanja Nedovic, 6-3, PG, Serbia

60. Memphis: Alex Abrines, 6-6, SG, Spain

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