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DipoTime's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/28/13 2:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Alex Len

  1. Cleveland | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

Everyone should know by now the Pekovic is a free agent. He will be a major target for several teams this summer and will most likely command a lot of money. Throw in the injuries and surgeries for Love and all of a sudden Minnesota is looking weak down low. If they resign Pek then this pick is up in the air, but I just dont see them shelling out that kind of money that other teams will be willing to pay him. Len is big, long, athletic, young, and shows a lot of promise on both ends of the court. He doesnt quite get it just yet, but if he figures it out, he could be a legit starting center in the league. He really reminds me so much of Meyers Leonard. He is going to take a few years most likely, but he should at least be solid. Other picks could include just about anybody. You never know with Minnesota. There are a lot of big guys to target here, and they could also trade down and get a similar player a lot later, like Dieng for example. Dont be surprised if they reach for an international player with upside like Adetokoubo, Saric, or Gobert. Any of those guys could probably fit into the team too.
Victor Oladipo

  2. *Orlando | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 22

Here is my guy! I really think this guy is getting slept on as far as potential goes. I know that his stock has done nothing but go up like crazy this season, but people are still saying his ceiling is limited with his best case scenario being a glue guy with hustle and defense. Is he a 2 or a 3? I understand why people think he plays like a 3, but does it really matter? I mean look at Tony Allen (who some people think he compares to) He is 6'4 and listed as a 2 but he guards the 1,2, and 3 depending on matchups. That is how I see Oladipo on defense, but on offense his potential is a lot higher. His game translates so much better to the NBA with his speed and athleticism. He could get 10 a game as a rookie just off of easy points. Layups, dunks, putbacks, transition buckets, and open jumpers. He rarely forces the offense, he is incredibly smart on both ends of the floor, and his athleticism is so much more than straight line speed and hops. He had explosion, he has lateral quickness, he has strength and durability, and the best part is that he knows how and when to use it all. I haven't even mentioned why Detroit needs him! They need perimeter help as most people know. I could definitely see them going after a true point and having Knight being a combo guard. I just think the best option would be to go for the ultra athletic, do it all defensive stopper on the wing in Oladipo. Other options include Porter, Bennett, and Shabazz.
Otto Porter

  3. Washington | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 21

I realize that most people have Porter as a lock to go to Cleveland or even earlier, but everybody knows that drafts never go according to plan. The way Porter plays can almost put you to sleep at times. He is so good at everything, yet nothing really stands out. I feel like this can cause some concern for teams when evaluating his potential. He has tremendous size and length but he isnt a great athlete and he needs to bulk up as well. He shot really well from the field and shows promise as a jumpshooter, but his form has people concerned. His instincts and intangibles on both ends are fantastic. He really understands the game and is capable of impacting it in several different ways. Hopefully he continues to develop and turns into a jack of all trades all star type of player. I wouldnt be surprised if he was more of a glue guy though. So much talk of New Orleans getting an upgrade at the 1 or 5, but they really need a 3. Vazquez and Roberts can at least hold down the 1 another year or two while Lopez is solid down low. They also like to go smaller at times with Anderson and Davis down low, so Porter would be a great fit on the perimeter. Other options are Bennett, Len, Shabazz, and Zeller.
Ben McLemore

  4. Charlotte | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

Anthony Bennett

  5. Phoenix | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

Some people see Bennett as a top 5 guy. Some say he is top 10 or later. A lot of it is riding on his workouts and measurables. If he comes in super long and athletic like people are expecting, and he proves that he can be a legit combo forward, he could go as high as Phoenix. If he struggles against bigger competition and looks like a player without a position, he could easily fall to the end of the lottery to Dallas for example. He really needs to focus on being a 4 who can occasionally step out for a three instead of converting to a 3. He could be a deadly pick and pop/roll option for Thomas. His length and athleticism translate to the NBA and I could see him taking off where people thought TRob would flourish. At the same time, they also have Patrick Patterson and Jason Thompson down low, so knowing the Kings organization, they will either push him into playing the wrong position (Tyreke Evans) or barely play him and end up trading him too soon (TRob). Other options would be Bazz, MCW, Adetokoubo, or Robinson III.
Trey Burke

  6. *New Orleans | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 22

Most people would agree that every position but point guard is locked up. Well, maybe not "locked up" but there is good potential there with Afflalo, Harkless, Harris, and Vucevic. So who do they draft? Obviously a point guard right? Problem is, who is the top point guard and are any of them worthy of the 2nd pick? This one is kind of up in the air for me. I personally would choose Burke. Smart is an awesome basketball player, but I haven't been sold on him as a full time point at all this year. Burke has swag. Hes a true leader on and off the court. He is smart and incredibly well rounded. Many view him as a safe pick with a low ceiling. I can see that, but they really need a true point guard and leader and I think Burke is the way to go. Other options would definitely be Smart, or they could possibly move down to get another point guard like MCW along with another pick or player.
Cody Zeller

  7. *Sacramento | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 22

This is the perfect fit. Zeller is a smart, well rounded player who runs the floor with the best of them. He will easily fit into the Thunders offense and his limitations on defense will be covered up by Ibaka. He is also at his best offensively when their are shooters and scorers around him. He obviously has that in OKC and will never have to worry about being double or triple teamed like at IU. Just because the fit is great for Zeller doesnt mean OKC makes this pick, though. Their is a lot of talk about them trading this pick or making room to sign a free agent center so they could easily go in another direction. If they do keep it though they could also target Olynyk, McGary, or Plumlee.
CJ McCollum

  8. Detroit | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  9. *Utah | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

Nerlens Noel

  10. *Portland | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Lucas Nogueira

  11. *Philadelphia | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Steven Adams

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

Michael Carter-Williams

  13. *Boston | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Gorgui Dieng

  14. *Minnesota | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Dennis Schroeder

  15. Milwaukee | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

Shabazz Muhammad

  16. *Atlanta | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 22

Washington has their 1 and 2 set for the future in Wall and Beal, they have Nene locked up for the next few years, and they have Kevin Seraphin, who will hopefully take over as the starting man down low after Emeka Okafor. Okafor is in his last year so he will either be used as trade bait or they will just wait it out. Bazz is one of those guys that has the offensive talents and the hype out of high school that deserves top pick consideration, but he has had some setbacks. He seemed out of shape and unwilling to pass all season long. Then there was the whole lie about the age thing that brought up some red flags. At the end of the day, he is still only 20 years old, and the guy can flat out score. If he pushes himself to get into better shape and become more of an all around player, then he could be a mid lottery steal similar to Drummond last year. Only other options I could see them doing would be to make a trade or draft BPA. IMO Bazz is the BPA, but they could think completely differently.
Mason Plumlee

  17. Atlanta | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Giannis Adetokoubo

  18. *Dallas | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 20

Sergey Karasev

  19. *Cleveland | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 21

Tim Hardaway Jr

  20. Chicago | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

Isaiah Canaan

  21. *Minnesota | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Kelly Olynyk

  22. Brooklyn | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

Shane Larkin

  23. Indiana | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 22

Erick Green

  24. New York | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Allen Crabbe

  25. LA Clippers | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Tony Snell

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 23

Nate Wolters

  27. Denver | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 23

Archie Goodwin

  28. San Antonio | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

Reggie Bullock

  29. *Phoenix | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 23

Rudy Gobert

  30. *Golden St. | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

Jamaal Franklin

  31. *Cleveland | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Livio Jean-Charles

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 21

Tony Mitchell

  33. Cleveland | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

Glen Rice Jr.

  34. *Houston | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

Ricardo Ledo

  35. *Philadelphia | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 22

Myck Kabongo

  36. Sacramento | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Pierre Jackson

  37. Detroit | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 23

Jeff Withey

  38. *Milwaukee | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

James Ennis

  39. *Portland | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 24

CJ Leslie

  40. Portland | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 23

Lorenzo Brown

  41. *Memphis | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 24

James Southerland

  42. *New Orleans | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 24

Kenny Kadji

  43. *Dallas | Kenny Kadji | 6-10 | 242 | PF/C | Miami | 26

Trevor Mbakwe

  44. *Atlanta | Trevor Mbakwe | 6-8 | 236 | PF/C | Minnesota | 25

DeShaun Thomas

  45. *Portland | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 23

Grant Jerrett

  46. Utah | Grant Jerrett | 6-10 | 232 | PF | Arizona | 21

Erik Murphy

  47. *Denver | Erik Murphy | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Florida | 24

Ryan Kelly

  48. LA Lakers | Ryan Kelly | 6-11 | 230 | PF | Duke | 23

Carrick Felix

  49. Chicago | Carrick Felix | 6-6 | 203 | SG/SF | Arizona St. | 24

Mike Muscala

  50. *Miami | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

Peyton Siva

  51. *Orlando | Peyton Siva | 6-1 | 181 | PG | Louisville | 24

Alex Abrines

  52. *Minnesota | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 21

Bojan Dubljevic

  53. Indiana | Bojan Dubljevic | 6-9 | 235 | PF/C | Montenegro | 23

Brandon Paul

  54. *Philadelphia | Brandon Paul | 6-4 | 200 | SG | Illinois | 23

Robert Covington

  55. Memphis | Robert Covington | 6-7 | 209 | SF | Tennessee State | 24

Vitalis Chikoko

  56. *Detroit | Vitalis Chikoko | 6-10 | 219 | PF/C | Germany | 23

Ray McCallum

  57. *Phoenix | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 23

Nemanja Nedovic

  58. San Antonio | Nemanja Nedovic | 6-3 | 190 | PG/SG | Serbia | 23

Janis Timma

  59. *Minnesota | Janis Timma | 6-8 | 226 | SF | Latvia | 22

Dewayne Dedmon

  60. *Memphis | Dewayne Dedmon | 6-11 | 240 | C | USC | 25