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NCarmean18's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/27/13 3:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Alex Len

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

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of options with their first overall selection. However, if they end up keeping their pick, Alex Len is a perfect fit for the Cavaliers. He's got tremendous size and strength for the center position, and he is a very skilled offensive big man. Len is the type of big that can really help develop Kyrie Irving as a playmaker, and at 20 years of age, there is a lot to like about him.
Nerlens Noel

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

The Orlando Magic need help, and they won't be winning anytime soon. So, why not draft for high potential? That's exactly what they will do with Nerlens Noel. Noel is coming off of a torn ACL, and he won't be ready to play until around December. With Cleveland in a win-now mentality, Noel wouldn't be able to do much for them or their chances, especially since Noel still needs to develop an offensive presence. However, Orlando is the perfect situation for Noel because they have time to develop him with pressuring him to return to the game of basketball too early. Having a frontcourt of Tobias Harris - Nerlens Noel - Nikola Vucevic sounds pretty promising for the future of the Orlando Magic organization.
Anthony Bennett

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

With this pick, the Kings basically re-draft a more well-rounded version of Thomas Robinson in Anthony Bennett. Bennett's talents are hard to come by, as he has solid strength to play the 4, the versatility to play the 3, and skillset to compete with anyone within the league. The Kings are still looking for potential superstars, and with Bennett, they might be able to have an outstanding frontcourt pair with D-Cous.
Ben McLemore

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

Wait... Ben McLemore is STILL on the board? Damn, Jordan finally lucked out, even though he fell to the 4th overall selection. McLemore lasts past the first 3 picks, and the Bobcats are able to pick up a guy who can come in and compete right away. More than likely, he'll be competing for the starting shooting guard position. If Gerald Henderson and Ben Gordon both leave, McLemore could be an early candidate for Rookie of the Year, as Jordan will be intrigued by the backcourt duo of Kemba and McLemore.
Victor Oladipo

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

The Phoenix Suns are a mess right now, and what better way to rebuild their squad than through the draft? As far as every prospect on the board, I think that Oladipo will intrigue them the most. Between his athleticism, his ability to defend multiple positions, and his growing offensive game, he is the type of underrated player that you could use to unleash and shock the entire league.
Otto Porter

  6. *New Orleans | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 21

Otto Porter has the least bust potential out of any lottery pick in the draft. He's good, and he will be good in the NBA. However, he is by no means a star, and he won't be a star in the NBA either. With that said, he will still be a great future piece for the Wizards who are trying to make a push for the playoffs in a weak Eastern conference. The Wizards trio of John Wall - Bradley Beal - Otto Porter looks pretty deadly offensively, with the potential to be good on the defensive side as well. Porter and Washington just fit together.
Trey Burke

  7. *Sacramento | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 21

With Alex Len off of the board, I think that the Pelicans would be smart in picking up Trey Burke with this selection. Greivis Vasquez played great last season, but he isn't the long term solution for this team at the point guard spot. With that said, I feel like Trey Burke would be a solid rotation player until the end of Vasquez's tenure in New Orleans. Burke can learn a lot about decision making in the meantime.
Michael Carter-Williams

  8. Detroit | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 22

The Pistons are a mess, and we are sure of one thing and one thing only. They DO NOT need a future big. They have them both squared away with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. Monroe has always been solid, and Drummond shocked the world last season, playing better in the NBA than he did in college at UConn. The Pistons need a point guard who can make smart and efficient drop offs, and I think MCW would be the perfect fit, especially to pair with Monroe and Drummond. The Pistons also need scoring from the wings, but they can focus on that either later in the draft or in the free agency.
CJ McCollum

  9. *Utah | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 22

Minnesota is in love with Victor Oladipo, but if they cannot trade up, I can't see him falling to them at #9. So instead, they take C.J. McCollum. McCollum is less athletic, but he is certainly a player who can step out and knock down a 3-point jumper - something that the T'Wolves desperately needed last season. With Rubio's ability to drive and attract double teams, he needs players that he can kick it out to on the perimeter to hit an open jump shot, and McCollum is definitely a nice fit for that role. Not only that, but he can also play the 1, and provide a good presence at that position. Something similar to Mo Williams.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  10. *Portland | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

The Blazers need depth more than anything, and they can get that with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Pope has good size for a shooting guard, and he can shoot from the perimeter very well, something that Portland will need off of the bench. He can be the future at the position whenever Wes Mathews is out, and provide a dynamic scoring duo with Damian Lillard.
Cody Zeller

  11. *Philadelphia | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 21

A bit of a fall on draft night for Cody Zeller, but I do not think that anybody expected Anthony Bennett to fall to the Kings, a team that just couldn't pass up on his versatility and potential. Zeller finds a nice home in Philly though, as he will be a nice player off of the bench right away. He can play at both the 4 and the 5, but I think he is better suited as a power forward, and he can eventually win the starting job away from Thad Young. This is a great value pick for the 76ers.
Steven Adams

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

The Thunder really need a big for the future, because Kendrick Perkins just isn't getting it done anymore for them. Adams has the size and strength to be great in this league, and he has the frame to add even more to his body. He is very raw, so he won't be ready right away, but give him a few years to develop, and Adams could potentially be a star in this league.
Sergey Karasev

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

The Milwaukee Bucks will likely lose Monta Ellis, J.J. Reddick, AND Brandon Jennings this summer, so the team will need to have a guard on their roster. With this pick, I believe that they will take a chance on Karasev. He's an excellent perimeter shooter, and at 19 years old, has a lot of time and potential to become a better all-around player.
Shabazz Muhammad

  14. *Minnesota | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 21

The Utah Jazz desperately need help at the point guard position, but they think that they can get a quality point guard with their later pick, the 21st overall selection. They need some wing scoring, and Shabazz Muhammad can provide a lot for the Jazz. If Shabazz slips to Utah, don't be surprised if they snatch him up. He fits a need, has a lot of potential, and just would go good with their young core there in Utah.
Lucas Nogueira

  15. Milwaukee | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Dallas is more than likely going to trade this pick, and if so, Lucas Nogueira is the best prospect on board besides Shabazz Muhammad. However, if Dallas does indeed keep the pick, Nogueira could be a solid selection, just in case they want to preserve cap space for Dwight Howard and stash Nogueira overseas for a few seasons.
Dennis Schroeder

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

The Pacers need a backup point guard with potential to start in the future, and what better player to fill those voids then Schroeder? There has been rumors that Schroeder has character issues. but Coach Vogel will surely straighten him out by then. This is a very good value pick by the Pacers.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  17. Atlanta | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

Rumors speculate that the Hawks are very, very high on Giannis, and that they will select him if he slips to them. He's probably not ready for the NBA just yet, so they can probably stash him away for a few years in they want to conserve cap for players like Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.
Kelly Olynyk

  18. *Dallas | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

Boston could go a number of ways with this pick, but I think an offensive-oriented center would be a good place to look, especially considering that the Celtics are trying to send Garnett out of town. Olynyk has a very solid post game already, and he can improve even more with the likes of Rajon Rondo feeding him the ball.
Mason Plumlee

  19. *Cleveland | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Mason Plumlee falls to Brooklyn, and they are pretty ecstatic. They believe that they have their power forward of the future, and a good running mate for Deron Williams and company. He can come in and start right away, because Brooklyn is not impressed with Kris Humphries.
Gorgui Dieng

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

The Bulls need some solid depth behind Joakim Noah, especially considering this proneness to injuries. Dieng is a defensive prowess, and would deeply benefit from learning from a coach like Coach Thibs. He could fill the void that was left after Omer Asik bolted for the free agency.
Shane Larkin

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

Both Dennis Schroeder and Shane Larkin slipped to Utah at 21, but Utah was more impressed with Larkin. Even though Larkin is small, he is a great athlete and has a tremendous vertical leap. He was an outstanding leader at Miami, and he can really for a nice bond with the players on this Utah Jazz team.
Tony Snell

  22. Brooklyn | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 22

Tony Snell is an excellent shooter, but he is overall a very solid player in general. There's a lot to like about Tony Snell, and his athleticism has made him shoot up big boards. Cleveland needs a small forward, and if they can't complete a trade for Paul Pierce or Danny Granger, Snell could be a solid option in a young lineup for Cleveland.
Tim Hardaway Jr

  23. Indiana | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

The Hawks will have like no shooting guards on their roster by the time free agency hits, so drafting one if the first round wouldn't be a bad idea, especially if it's a guy like Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway is a family name in the NBA, and Tim Jr. has done an excellent job during his tenure at Michigan in proving that he can be a very solid offensive option for any team in the NBA.
Tony Mitchell

  24. New York | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

It's hard to predict what direction the Knicks will go in with the draft, but Tony Mitchell seems like a solid candidate to select. He's versatile and extremely athletic, and he would bring some much needed youth to a very old New York Knicks squad. He can slide into the lineup right next to Carmelo at either the 3 or the 4 and provide a nice spark of energy.
Ricardo Ledo

  25. LA Clippers | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 21

Jamaal Franklin

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Allen Crabbe

  27. Denver | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

The Clippers need a shooting guard that can start but play sparingly so that they can keep bringing Jamal Crawford off of the bench. The 6th man role is a very good role for him to play, so Crabbe can come in and provide an offensive mark is sparing minutes before Crawford is inserted into the game.
Nate Wolters

  28. San Antonio | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 23

Isaiah Canaan

  29. *Phoenix | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Rudy Gobert

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

Glen Rice Jr.

  31. *Cleveland | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

Reggie Bullock

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 23

CJ Leslie

  33. Cleveland | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 23

Livio Jean-Charles

  34. *Houston | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 20

Jeff Withey

  35. *Philadelphia | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

James Ennis

  36. Sacramento | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 24

DeShaun Thomas

  37. Detroit | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 22

Lorenzo Brown

  38. *Milwaukee | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 23

Jackie Carmichael

  39. *Portland | Jackie Carmichael | 6-9 | 240 | PF | Illinois State | 24

Robert Covington

  40. Portland | Robert Covington | 6-7 | 209 | SF | Tennessee State | 23

Archie Goodwin

  41. *Memphis | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

Alex Abrines

  42. *New Orleans | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 21

Pierre Jackson

  43. *Dallas | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 22

Erick Green

  44. *Atlanta | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Mike Muscala

  45. *Portland | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

Dewayne Dedmon

  46. Utah | Dewayne Dedmon | 6-11 | 240 | C | USC | 25

Grant Jerrett

  47. *Denver | Grant Jerrett | 6-10 | 232 | PF | Arizona | 21

James Southerland

  48. LA Lakers | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 24

Vander Blue

  49. Chicago | Vander Blue | 6-5 | 197 | PG/SG | Marquette | 22

Bojan Dubljevic

  50. *Miami | Bojan Dubljevic | 6-9 | 235 | PF/C | Montenegro | 22

Myck Kabongo

  51. *Orlando | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Trevor Mbakwe

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

Ray McCallum

  53. Indiana | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 23

Janis Timma

  54. *Philadelphia | Janis Timma | 6-8 | 226 | SF | Latvia | 22

Augusto Lima

  55. Memphis | Augusto Lima | 6-10 | 234 | PF | Brazil | 22

Brandon Paul

  56. *Detroit | Brandon Paul | 6-4 | 200 | SG | Illinois | 23

Vitalis Chikoko

  57. *Phoenix | Vitalis Chikoko | 6-10 | 219 | PF/C | Germany | 23

Nemanja Nedovic

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

Daniel Theis

  59. *Minnesota | Daniel Theis | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Germany | 22

Adonis Thomas

  60. *Memphis | Adonis Thomas | 6-6 | 232 | SF | Memphis | 21