NBA Mock Draft, Version 4.0

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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