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The UnderKanter's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/28/13 3:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Alex Len

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

Zydrunas Ilgauskas/Roy Hibbert. I originally did have Caldwell-Pope here but I think Len is slipping too far. The Wolves could lose Pekovic to free agency. Len would be a great replacement and they wouldn't lose any momentum. They do need a 2 guard but they can always go that direction with their 26h pick, where their will be a whole bunch more available.
Victor Oladipo

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

Cuttino Mobley. Minnesota trades Derrick Williams and the 26th pick to Orlando for the 2nd pick and picks Oladipo
Anthony Bennett

  3. Washington | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

Lamar Odom/Charles Barkley The obvious choice is Otto Porter, but recent rumors say that both Wall and Beal want a pick and pop player. I've heard that the Wizards want to trade this pick to the Bucks for Illyasova, but that trade sounds very similar to what they did in 2009 with the 5th pick (who turned out to be Ricky Rubio). Look where that got them. Hopefully the won't make the same mistake again, and instead select a pick and pop guy in the draft. Bennett would be great for that, may be a bit of a tweener, but if you are looking for a pick and pop guy, Bennett, Zeller, and Olynyk are your best choices. Bennett is the best by far, and with the 3rd pick, you definitely have to go for the best.
Ben McLemore

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

Jason Richardson. Bobcats get lucky. They get the guy they always wanted and thought they never could get.
Nerlens Noel

  5. Phoenix | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Alonzo Mourning/Tyson Chandler. The way I see it there are 3 choices the Cavs have with the #1 pick. #1 Trade down, to try and pick Porter, #2 Reach for Porter anyway, #3 Pick Nerlens Noel and live with the criticism they will undoubtedly receive for selecting an extremely underweight center knowing in the end that Noel has determination required to gain weight and more importantly, strength. I believe the Cavs will surprise us and pick Noel because they are determined to improve their defense and know that Noel gives them the best option to do that. Also they can handle not playing Noel for a few months while he continues to recover from ACL surgery because they have Zeller and Thompson that can start in his place.
Trey Burke

  6. *New Orleans | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 21

Kyle Lowry. The Kings are a team full of misfits that are looking to start fresh and new. They almost moved to Seattle, which shows how dysfunctional this franchise really is. They could use a leader, and an upgrade at PG. Right now, Isaiah Thomas is playing the point, but he's a little small, and I think he'd be better served as a 6th man who could bring some energy off the bench. Burke would be a great pick for them. Then they could decide what to do about Evans and Cousins.
CJ McCollum

  7. *Sacramento | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 22

Monte Ellis. The Mavs have been rumored to shopping this pick, so you have to go for the player with the most talent. That would McCollum easily. I could see a lot of teams coveting him. (Blazers, Wolves, Jazz, Bucks, Celtics, Bulls, Hawks, Suns...)
Otto Porter

  8. Detroit | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 21

Rudy Gay/Tayshaun Prince. I really didn't expect Porter to drop this far, but after the Wizards wanting to go for a pick and pop guy like Bennet, and Charlotte having no use for him because of MKG, and Pheonix being really impressed by Zeller, 6 to the Pelicans is as low as he will go. The Pelicans aren't really getting much from Aminu, so Porter would be a great starter over him.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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

Michael Redd. Evan Turner needs a change of scenery. The writing is on the wall, he will soon be wearing a different uniform. Where he goes, I don't know. I've heard reports of him going to Minny or Detroit but nothing has gotten that far. All I know is that Turner will not be with the Sixers come next season. This means the Sixers need a new 2 guard. Caldwell-Pope is a much better shooter than Turner, but just as big. He would provide a nice shooting presence for Holiday. CJ McCollum is another consideration but I don't think the Sixers want two guards in the backcourt that are 6'3.
Cody Zeller

  10. *Portland | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 21

Louis Scola/Brooke Lopez. I heard that Pheonix really likes Zeller, and want to use him to preplace Scola and/or Gortat. I also heard they areinterested in trading Gortat to the Blazers if Zeller is still on the board at 10. Why don't they just draft Zeller and get him for sure? You don't know if he'll be available at 10. And he could very wwell go to the Pelicans or the Kings if not drafted at 5 by the Suns. So my advice, if the Suns really want Zeller that badly pick him at 5.
Shabazz Muhammad

  11. *Philadelphia | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 21

Vince Carter. Portland trades this pick to the Suns for Marcin Gortat. They want an experienced player who can start and play defense as well as grab rebounds to play Center. They need a Center right now, not in 2 or 3 years when Leonard or Adams or Len will be ready.
Steven Adams

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 20

Chris Kaman. Adams would be a nice defensive center for the Thunder. Perkins isn't looking too good, and the Thunder need a nice defensive presence to pair with Ibaka. Adams is bigger, younger and has gobs more talent than Perkins. Another Center project, lets just hope this one isn't as disastrous as Saer Sene, Robert Swift, Cole Aldrich, BJ Mullens... Something tells me that Adams will actually work out.
Sergey Karasev

  13. *Boston | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 20

Klay Thompson
Lucas Nogueira

  14. *Minnesota | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 21

Samuel Dalembert/Anderson Varejao. Word is Nogueira has matured, which means that he should be long gone before the late first round like we used to project him. Sanders is more of a PF, and I'm sure the Bucks would like to have a better option at Center than Sanders. Nogueira is compared to Dalembert, but I think he will end up being a poor man's version of Joakim Noah with a lot of dedication.
Michael Carter-Williams

  15. Milwaukee | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 22

Shaun Livingston (pre-injury)/Greivis Vasquez.I know this looks like a messed up pick but hear me out. This is the worst possible scenario for the Pistons. All their desired picks are gone (Oladipo, Burke, Bennett, Porter, and Shabazz). So now what do they do? Well, they look at their current starters and see which position they need to upgrade. To me that would be SF. Unfortunately, the best SF’s available are Saric, and Adetokunbo. Both of them are considered a reach and very risky picks. The Pistons to me are not the team that would be risky and reach for either one of them. (The last couple of years they have lucked out and selected Monroe, Knight, and Drummond, I don’t think they will luck out again) Saric, would not be considered that much of a reach but, like I have said before next year’s class is likely to be filled with star players. The Pistons are likely to be in the lottery again next year and can therefore wait for that star player and possibly luck out yet again. I think the Pistons will go with the safe pick in the hopes that this will turn out in their favor next year. Knight is right now playing the point but he is more a combo guard who is better suited to play off the ball. Carter-Williams is a big point guard. With MCW the Pistons don’t have to go small. They can have MCW bring the ball up the court on offense and on defense have MCW guard the opposing teams SG while Knight can guard the opposing teams PG. It’s a win-win situation.
Dennis Schroeder

  16. *Atlanta | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 20

Darren Collison (with the attitude of Rajon Rondo) Rumor is Celtics have promised Schroeder. Celtics could use a young PG as Rondo could leave soon, and Celtics could break it up and start over from fresh. Bradley is a more of a 2 guard, possibly sixth man, so Shroeder could learn well from his idol, Rondo, and eventually start alongside Courtney Lee and Jeff Green.
Kelly Olynyk

  17. Atlanta | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

Ersan Illyasova/Mehmet Okur.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  18. *Dallas | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

Nicolas Batum
Shane Larkin

  19. *Cleveland | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 21

Ty Lawson/Jordan Farmar: The Jazz need a PG and I hear that Larkin is the one they want. He's worked out for the Bucks and Celtics, and both teams really liked him too. So if the Jazz are smart, and if they want Larkin that badly then they need to reach for him with their first of 2 first round picks. Larkin would be a great PG for the Jazz, as he would provide, leadership, passing, great shooting, and not horrible defense for a 5'11 guard.
Gorgui Dieng

  20. Chicago | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Kendrick Perkins
Tony Snell

  21. *Minnesota | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 22

Brandon Rush/Rasual Butler
Mason Plumlee

  22. Brooklyn | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Nick Collison
Tony Mitchell

  23. Indiana | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

Shawne Williams/Rashard Lewis
Rudy Gobert

  24. New York | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

Shawn Bradley
Jamaal Franklin

  25. LA Clippers | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Jeff Withey

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

Theo Ratliff/Greg Ostertag
Lorenzo Brown

  27. Denver | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 23

Kirk Heinrich/Ramon Sessions
Ricardo Ledo

  28. San Antonio | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 21

JR Smith
Reggie Bullock

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

James Anderson/Antoine Wright
Allen Crabbe

  30. *Golden St. | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Francisco Garcia/Carlos Delfino
Nate Wolters

  31. *Cleveland | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 23

Luke Ridnour
Isaiah Canaan

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Jamaal Tinsley
Alex Abrines

  33. Cleveland | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 20

Danny Green
Glen Rice Jr.

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

Rudy Fernandez
Erick Green

  35. *Philadelphia | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Chauncey Billups
Tim Hardaway Jr

  36. Sacramento | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

JJ Reddick The Bulls could use a shooter since Rip Hamilton is soon to retire. Hardaway is just that, he also brings defense, and has nice size for a 2 guard.
Livio Jean-Charles

  37. Detroit | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 20

Patrick Patterson
DeShaun Thomas

  38. *Milwaukee | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 22

Wilson Chandler
CJ Leslie

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

Thad Young
Bojan Dubljevic

  40. Portland | Bojan Dubljevic | 6-9 | 235 | PF/C | Montenegro | 22

Mike Muscala

  41. *Memphis | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

Rodney Williams

  42. *New Orleans | Rodney Williams | 6-7 | 200 | SF | Minnesota | 22

Demarre Carroll/Donte Greene
Myck Kabongo

  43. *Dallas | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Andre Miller
Adonis Thomas

  44. *Atlanta | Adonis Thomas | 6-6 | 232 | SF | Memphis | 21

EJ Singler

  45. *Portland | EJ Singler | 6-6 | 215 | SF | Oregon | 24

Will Clyburn

  46. Utah | Will Clyburn | 6-7 | 210 | SG/SF | Iowa St. | 24

Pierre Jackson

  47. *Denver | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 22

Nate Robinson/Isaiah Thomas (from the Kings)
Archie Goodwin

  48. LA Lakers | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 19

Nick Young/Randy Foye
James Ennis

  49. Chicago | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 24

Jeremy Evans
Andre Roberson

  50. *Miami | Andre Roberson | 6-7 | 206 | SF/PF | Colorado | 22

Ray McCallum

  51. *Orlando | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 23

Mo Williams
BJ Young

  52. *Minnesota | BJ Young | 6-3 | 179 | SG | Arkansas | 21

Marcus Thornton
Peyton Siva

  53. Indiana | Peyton Siva | 6-1 | 181 | PG | Louisville | 23

Earl Watson
Brandon Davies

  54. *Philadelphia | Brandon Davies | 6-10 | 242 | PF | BYU | 22

Michael Snaer

  55. Memphis | Michael Snaer | 6-5 | 200 | SG | Florida St. | 24

Trevor Mbakwe

  56. *Detroit | Trevor Mbakwe | 6-8 | 236 | PF/C | Minnesota | 25

Leon Powe
Khalif Wyatt

  57. *Phoenix | Khalif Wyatt | 6-4 | 210 | SG | Temple | 23

Richard Howell

  58. San Antonio | Richard Howell | 6-7 | 250 | PF/C | NC State | 23

James Southerland

  59. *Minnesota | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 24

Solomon Hill

  60. *Memphis | Solomon Hill | 6-7 | 226 | SF | Arizona | 23