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Ghost01's Mock Draft

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Updated: 4/19/13 3:08 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Ben McLemore

  1. Cleveland | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

I know Noel is the hot pick for No.1, but I'm trying to base this off teams since the lottery hasn't even happened yet. The Bobcats need some scorers, and they need a starting level Shooting Guard. McLemore gives you shooting, athleticism, and defense. Think he is a solid NBA player.
Nerlens Noel

  2. *Orlando | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Orlando was very high on Marcus Smart, but I'm sure now they'd love to get Noel. He is a great shot blocker, a good defender, and passer. Two major red flags are 1. the ACL tear and 2. He is very very raw offensively for a No.1 overall pick.
Otto Porter

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

Porter is the absolute perfect fit for the Cavs. A Small Forward, that isn't a big time scorer, but will do all the other things and fill in the blanks. Would fit nicely with what they have in place.
Victor Oladipo

  4. Charlotte | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 22

The Suns really have no assets at all. Dragic is probably their best player, and that isn't saying much. Oladipo isn't going to make them great, but he is a very good defender who will disruptive. If his offensive game continues to improve, he could be one of the best out of this draft.
Shabazz Muhammad

  5. Phoenix | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 21

Muhammad is a nice fit for the Hornets. They have their franchise big man in Davis, they have a decent young PG in Vasquez, and a SG who is their best player in Gordon. Muhammad needs to improve on a lot of things and learn how to do something else other than scoring. But he's a really good fit here.
Alex Len

  6. *New Orleans | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

I am really at a loss with the Kings. They keep drafting players at different positions with high picks, and yet have a journeyman and a 60th overall pick playing major minutes in their backcourt. I have them taking Len, only because I think he and Cousins would make a fierce duo down low. His size and upside could have him jump up in this poor draft, and he had a few very nice games when maryland actually fed him, like against Duke in the regular season.
Anthony Bennett

  7. *Sacramento | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

I think Bennett is one of the 3 or 4 best players in this draft. If a team like Charlotte or Orlando were to miss out on their guy, I could see him going higher. Undersized yes, but other than that, you gotta like what he brings to the table. Versatility, a nice post up game, and a lot of energy and power. And I don't think being undersized is that big of a deal anymore as everyone is going small. He is also an outstanding fit with Washington. They came on late this season, and I expect Bennett to play well with that backcourt in place.
Trey Burke

  8. Detroit | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 21

Burke could go No.2 to the Magic, if someone else takes Noel No.1. But I think he could slide into Detroit. I know they have Brandon Knight, but they have assets at basically every position. I think he could be a very good player in this league.
  9. *Utah
Michael Carter-Williams

  10. *Portland | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 22

I would be very intrigued by MCW going to the Thunder. Obviously he wouldn't start, but he and Westbrook playing together would be very interesting. Both have size, and maybe he could do more of the ball handling distributing stuff that Westbrook lacks. He is a high risk high reward pick, but certainly has upside.
Kelly Olynyk

  11. *Philadelphia | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

Now we are officially in the range of guys who are benefiting from some others dropping out of this draft. The 76ers big men are a mess, who knows what Bynum will be next year or if he'll even be there. I think Olynyk gives them a lot of what you'd want to see from a lower post offensive player.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

Another guy benefiting from players dropping out, KCP could continue to rise. He has upside, can do just about everything and is athletic. He just played on a really bad team and wasn't in the spotlight much. Portland has some assets, but no depth. He'd fit in nicely.
Dario Saric

  13. *Boston | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

Saric could end up in the top 10 if he looks good in work outs. Nice fit for the Mavs, he is 6'10 and could play point forward. Has a lot of skills and is very versatile. Could be good for him to play with Dirk, too.
CJ McCollum

  14. *Minnesota | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

McCollum could go higher, but I think the Jazz are a really nice fit. They clearly need a PG, and although he is a combo guy, maybe he could do for them what Lillard did for the Blazers last year.
Isaiah Austin

  15. Milwaukee | Isaiah Austin | 7-1 | 220 | PF/C | Baylor | 20

Not sold on Austin at all, but the Bucks have to pick someone here and its undeniable he has upside if he gets a bit tougher. They have multiple bigs who can block shots and defend, maybe one with offensive skill will be a nice touch.
Rudy Gobert

  16. *Atlanta | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

  17. Atlanta
Steven Adams

  18. *Dallas | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

Archie Goodwin

  19. *Cleveland | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

Jamaal Franklin

  20. Chicago | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Jeff Withey

  21. *Minnesota | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

Allen Crabbe

  22. Brooklyn | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Shane Larkin

  23. Indiana | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 21

Lucas Nogueira

  24. New York | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Gorgui Dieng

  25. LA Clippers | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Kyle Anderson

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Kyle Anderson | 6-9 | 230 | SF | UCLA | 21

Nate Wolters

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

Glen Rice Jr.

  28. San Antonio | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

DeShaun Thomas

  29. *Phoenix | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 23

Doug McDermott

  30. *Golden St. | Doug McDermott | 6-7 | 220 | SF | Creighton | 22

  31. *Cleveland
  32. *Oklahoma Cty
  33. Cleveland
  34. *Houston
  35. *Philadelphia
  36. Sacramento
  37. Detroit
  38. *Milwaukee
  39. *Portland
  40. Portland
  41. *Memphis
  42. *New Orleans
  43. *Dallas
  44. *Atlanta
  45. *Portland
  46. Utah
  47. *Denver
  48. LA Lakers
  49. Chicago
  50. *Miami
  51. *Orlando
  52. *Minnesota
  53. Indiana
  54. *Philadelphia
  55. Memphis
  56. *Detroit
  57. *Phoenix
  58. San Antonio
  59. *Minnesota
  60. *Memphis