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Updated: 6/27/13 8:07 pm

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Ben McLemore

  1. Cleveland | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 25

He reminds me a lot of Brandon Rush sometimes but getting another scorer to allow Kyrie to distribute more is a top priority and Noel (although talented) would be duplicating too much of what they already get from Thompson. Cleveland already has two first round picks in Zeller (whom I actually really like more than most) and Thompson committed to their frontcourt so maybe they go in another direction? But a rotation of these big 3 could be tempting especially if they see Zeller as more of a bench piece like some might.
Victor Oladipo

  2. *Orlando | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 25

Unless Sacramento ownership (whomever that may be) smartens up and deals the plague that is Demarcus Cousins, then they have to draft best available (without character concerns) which could be Oladipo. He is obviously a hard worker who has greatly improved his game and at least will put some D in the line-up. After drafting and trading T-Robinson at PF last year, unless one of the two previous mentioned PG falls to them this makes some sense.
Nerlens Noel

  3. Washington | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 24

Mutombo-ish is my best way of describing Nerlens current game. He brings a lot of energy, athleticism and defense, but he is so raw and even awkward to watch handle the ball at times that I don't know how much offensive potential there is. Okafor and Nene are not the long-term solutions in the frontcourt so I actually I think this might be the best fit for Noel to come off of the bench first year and then supplant Okafor in the frontcourt.
Alex Len

  4. Charlotte | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 24

I think everyone has seen over the last couple of year's how Toronto's gamble on a similarly raw but athletic big man turned out in Valuncias and I think it is just a matter of Alex Len falling to the right team in need of a future big man in the middle. The Hornets have a hole in the middle and I think this can be a very simple pick for them. Landing the 4th overall could have prevented them from grabbing someone who wouldn't have fit their current roster, plus a pick like this set's them up for a run at the top pick next year as well. Actually I really like what Len would bring to the Hornets here. A true center that can score and make baskets inside and out to play next Biyombo, high energy player that can combine with Gilchrist, and also allows them to look to take BPA next year in a draft where they would likely end up with a 2,3 or 4 with a high pick.
CJ McCollum

  5. Phoenix | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 26

Orlando looks like their froncourt is set with the success of Vucevic, Harris and Harkless. Even if one those guys regress they are looking solid at least. Now I can certainly see how some will have Noel here or McLemore, I see their greatest need at finding a replacement/ improvement at PG for the aging Jameer Nelson. How many times will a senior guard with great scoring skills (Steph Curry, Damian Lillard) be passed up in favor of upside athletes? This draft is too weak to have it happen again....isn't it? If Nerlens injury can be overlooked then McCollum's must as well and what he has done the last two year's in terms of scoring has to be taken into consideration. If he get's a starting role on a team next year a la Lillard then I can see him making a similar run at ROY with his size, athleticism and scoring he brings to the position. I at least anticipate CJ to show very well in workouts and move up in the discussion with Trey Burke for 1st point guard taken. Whomever shows best will be Orlando's pick.
Trey Burke

  6. *New Orleans | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 25

Yes they just signed Dragic and just drafted Marshall, but they also play in a division where Chris Paul has led the Clippers to a new level and with those types of comparisons following Burke it might be too hard to pass up possibly making that kind of astute selection that the Hornets made when they grabbed Paul with the 4th pick almost ten years ago. If Noels fell this far he might make more sense as a replacement for an unhappy Gortat in the middle. McCollum is also going to remind they Suns of another PG the face regularly in Curry.
Anthony Bennett

  7. *Sacramento | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 25

Okay I'm sure New Orleans would love for Burke to fall to them making it that much easier to ship out Eric Gordon, or if Noel falls here then a pairing of him and Davis would be ideal, but let's say this doesn't happen. Anthony Bennett has still not shown everything he can show and with better conditioning he could at least develop into a nice complimentary piece a la Paul Milsap (another underrated fav of mine) or possibly even more and in this draft that might be a nice piece to walk away with. Like a lot of teams drafting this high. I think you are drafting with the idea that you are also drafting a high pick next year as well. There is only one player that the Pelicans want to keep for the next 10 years on the current roster and every other position is open game.
Michael Carter-Williams

  8. Detroit | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 26

I don't think a proud organization like Detroit is ready to just give up on Brandon Knight as a starter, but this move allows them to give up on him as a point guard. Detroit already has a pretty sweet frontcourt of the future and this might be a gamble because of where MCW's game is right now, but he could not only be their PG but also enhance Knight's value as a starter. Side note: I don't think MCW is the third best PG in this draft necessarily but he fits the Pistons situation.
Otto Porter

  9. *Utah | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 24

Minnesota would love to have the Len fall here to shore up their frontcourt and enable them to deal Pek in a sign and trade if negotiations don't go well. They have had luck with european players so they might be drawn (Rubio in their ear) to steal Adetokoubo from teams hoping he falls further. Otherwise Porter seems like a safe pick here in terms of value, defense and character. I can't see a Tayshaun Prince type player going in the top 5 like people are predicting is a bit much. The top of the lottery (hit or miss) is for finding franchise (momentum) changing players, and there will always be "Otto Porters" attainable in free agency.
Cody Zeller

  10. *Portland | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 25

Another lottery pick that I am having trouble getting behind. Zeller to me might not even be a starting center in the league, every time I watch him, I just keep thinking he is a little slow or plays under the rim for someone his size and for the hype he has received. If Dallas keeps this pick they have needed some size and youth beside Dirk for a while now.
Sergey Karasev

  11. *Philadelphia | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 24

He can shoot and has size. Someone will take a flier on him in the second.
Dennis Schroder

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Dennis Schroder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 24

I'm not entirely sure OKC keeps this pick.What value do any of these young players have to them if they don't play them (Jones/ Lamb)? I think Zeller falling to them might seem ideal in terms of finally getting some low post scoring but is he really so different from the Cole Aldrich pick of a couple of years ago?...unless they feel brave enough or astute enough to take a chance on Ledo or Adekutoubo? You never know maybe some summer balling with KD might boost someone's stock in OKC? Someone is going to take a chance on Ledo and Oklahoma has the luxury and scouting to be that team. Yet all of a sudden I am watching these tapes of this Schroeder kid and it looks real good. Who knows how healthy Russ will be come October and I would say having possibly the next Tony Parker wouldn't be a bad move. A lot of people have complained that Reggie Jackson isn't a pure enough point guard to play back-up, I guess that will be answered through the rest of the playoffs a bit.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  13. *Boston | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 25

Not extraordinary but a fine mid-teen pick that could eventually find himself a rotation spot and maybe even start someday based on his size and skills.Milwaukee has a lot of holes to fill now.
Isaiah Canaan

  14. *Minnesota | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 26

The Jazz were hoping that one of the other PG's fell to them, instead take best available PG left here which is still pretty decent value in Canaan considering their needs.
Steven Adams

  15. Milwaukee | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 24

Steven Adams should have stayed in school. He is raw but the Hawks are likely going to lose Josh Smith which means they can finally try to stock the middle and allow their true star Al Horford to his natural PF position.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  16. *Atlanta | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 23

I feel like some smart GM is going to see a lot of potential in this young man. A lot of those GM's are drafting late in the first and will never sniff him unless they are able to trade up. Boston would love for him to fall to 16, but if he makes it this far I will be surprised with the steam he is gaining and Portland has already had similar success developing Nicolas Batum. Stamp it. Adetokoubo is a top ten selection. I'm not even sure he makes it this far. In regards to Portland filling the center position. I think Myers Leonard might get some run and maybe Portland signs a veteran back-up capable of 25 minutes unless maybe Alex Len or Noel makes it this far.
Shabazz Muhammad

  17. Atlanta | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 25

Wow will the great Shabazz really fall this far? With any pick it always only takes one team to like someone enough, but with so much controversy surrounding him over the last year and a bit of an underwhelming showing in his one and done with UCLA vs. the hype coming out, I think he could. With Zeller being so similar to Hawes I think it is hard to see Philly taking him, so this seems like a best fit scenario.
Rudy Gobert

  18. *Dallas | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 25

Young big's with this size don't grow on trees. Roy Hibbert doesn't have great athleticism either but a similar skill set has landed him a starring role on a successful team, so I don't see Gobert falling out of the top twenty.
CJ Leslie

  19. *Cleveland | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 26

I really like the energy Leslie brings and he keeps improving. I think someone is going to take a chance on him in the 1st round.
Mason Plumlee

  20. Chicago | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 28

This seems like a great pick to add depth to the frontcourt. Energy and defensive effort with a little offensive upside. Legit 7' ft with athleticism is not falling too far.
Kelly Olynyk

  21. *Minnesota | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 27

People have Olynyk a little high I think for someone who plays so far under the rim. He could provide some solid back up minutes behind Lopez and Humphries though.
Tim Hardaway Jr

  22. Brooklyn | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 26

He seems to a solid character and pedigree combined with some nice size for the two and shooting ability and should find a spot somewhere in the late first or second.
Ricardo Ledo

  23. Indiana | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 25

Remember the trade the Lakers made..Divacs to the Hornets for some young high school punk? I am not saying Ledo is Kobe, but I am saying he will go in the top twenty and could be a very successful NBA player still because history has told us that these things happen. He might have been in the competition for #1 overall had he played and showed, all of the complications this season do not cancel out the talent and potential he has especially in a draft as seemingly bleak as this. Despite a weak showing in the combine, I still think a team is going to take a chance.
BJ Young

  24. New York | BJ Young | 6-3 | 179 | SG | Arkansas | 24

I know he has struggled but his talent has got to get him drafted and in a weak draft I could still see someone taking a chance on that talent in the first round.
Lorenzo Brown

  25. LA Clippers | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 27

A great back up for Rubio.
Glen Rice Jr.

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 27

His showing last year in the d-league will likely have him somewhere in the late first/ early second.
Lucas Nogueira

  27. Denver | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 25

A lot of people are pushing him wayyy too high up the board. He is very skinny and not that athletic. I know he had a good showing in pre-draft camps but that kind of hustle minus athleticism and rail thin belongs in the second round. He is still a developmental pick.
Jeff Withey

  28. San Antonio | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 28

A nice defensive presence in the middle off of the bench. Could replace some of what was lost when Asik left.
Tony Snell

  29. *Phoenix | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 26

Nice length, athleticism and improved shooting which should translate into a 1st round selection.
Andre Roberson

  30. *Golden St. | Andre Roberson | 6-7 | 206 | SF/PF | Colorado | 26

Marion-ish athleticism will have him in the mid-late first conversation.
Shane Larkin

  31. *Cleveland | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 25

A great little back-up for Kyrie.
Trevor Mbakwe

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Trevor Mbakwe | 6-8 | 236 | PF/C | Minnesota | 29

Could be a great value with strong character, rebounding and some post game that OKC lacks.
Gorgui Dieng

  33. Cleveland | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 28

Defense + size + maturity = something every team in the league needs.
Erick Green

  34. *Houston | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 26

He scored with the best of them in college but on this level unless his game develops he is just a reserve player.
Jamaal Franklin

  35. *Philadelphia | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 26

Nice size and range will get him drafted somewhere in the second.
Tony Mitchell

  36. Sacramento | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 26

In a similar position as Goodwin. Tons of athleticism but lacking skills and a definite position because of that, which will in my opinion cause him to fall to the 2nd round.
Allen Crabbe

  37. Detroit | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 26

A lot of people had him going higher, despite his size nothing stands out extraordinary to me and with all the SG in this draft some will have to fall. I think he is going in the 2nd round.
Seth Curry

  38. *Milwaukee | Seth Curry | 6-2 | 180 | PG/SG | Duke | 27

Not quite the career his brother had but can do similar damage scoring at times. Someone will take him in the second round.
Kenny Kadji

  39. *Portland | Kenny Kadji | 6-10 | 242 | PF/C | Miami | 29

He might go a little higher as well. Length/ size and shooting sells in this league.
Livio Jean-Charles

  40. Portland | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 24

Had good showing at Euro-camp but will it be enough to push him to the first round?
Dewayne Dedmon

  41. *Memphis | Dewayne Dedmon | 6-11 | 240 | C | USC | 28

Size/athleticism = a late round flyer.
Archie Goodwin

  42. *New Orleans | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 23

Goodwin is still raw but his size and speed remind me a little of Rondo when he came out, however if he doesn't develop better shooting or point guard instincts he is just going to be another athlete in this league. I think he falls outside the first round somewhere.
Brandon Paul

  43. *Dallas | Brandon Paul | 6-4 | 200 | SG | Illinois | 26

NBA body and not so undersized for the two anymore. Likely mid second-rounder.
Myck Kabongo

  44. *Atlanta | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 26

If he came out last year he might have at least went in the first round. He is having a really quiet year and he will hope to be drafted at all now.
Ray McCallum

  45. *Portland | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 26

Solid skills, athleticism and pedigree to be a fine bench player as the 2nd or 3rd PG on a team.
James Southerland

  46. Utah | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 27

Length/ size and shooting might even have him going higher than this.
James Ennis

  47. *Denver | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 27

Seems to have a little buzz. He has good length and some athleticism that will find him a second round home.
Reggie Bullock

  48. LA Lakers | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 27

Elias Harris

  49. Chicago | Elias Harris | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | Gonzaga | 28

Size and some decent skills will get him drafted at least.
Michael Snaer

  50. *Miami | Michael Snaer | 6-5 | 200 | SG | Florida St. | 27

Has a bit of range and has made some key shots but defense is his calling card and also what good teams look for late in the draft.
Pierre Jackson

  51. *Orlando | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 26

He likely will catch on with someone late in the draft and get a camp invite.
Nate Wolters

  52. *Minnesota | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 26

Maturity, scoring and size for point guard will have some team take him late first/ early second.
Rodney Williams

  53. Indiana | Rodney Williams | 6-7 | 200 | SF | Minnesota | 26

An athlete that someone might draft late hoping he might bloom into a fine bench contributor.
Solomon Hill

  54. *Philadelphia | Solomon Hill | 6-7 | 226 | SF | Arizona | 27

Definitely more skilled than some that will be drafted ahead of this senior. He will find a late home with his scoring ability, size and athleticism.
Amath Mbaye

  55. Memphis | Amath Mbaye | 6-9 | 215 | SF | Oklahoma | 28

Some decent size and athleticism will find him a late draft home.
Will Clyburn

  56. *Detroit | Will Clyburn | 6-7 | 210 | SG/SF | Iowa St. | 27

I think he can find a late round home.
AJ Matthews

  57. *Phoenix | AJ Matthews | 6-11 | 215 | C | Farmingdale State | 28

Ryan Kelly

  58. San Antonio | Ryan Kelly | 6-11 | 230 | PF | Duke | 27

Maturity, winning program combined with his size and shooting will place him with a team that knows how to build a bench.
Elijah Johnson

  59. *Minnesota | Elijah Johnson | 6-2 | 195 | PG/SG | Kansas | 27

I don't see why he can't be a Bayless type scorer off the bench for someone down the road. Mid to late 2nd round selection.
Dwayne Davis

  60. *Memphis | Dwayne Davis | 6-5 | 205 | SG | Southern Miss. | 28