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Updated: 4/28/13 3:08 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Marcus Smart

  1. Cleveland | Marcus Smart | 6-3 | 227 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

Orlando got great performances out of Tobias Harris, Mo Harkless and Nic Vucevic towards the end of the season, and those 3 seem to be the future front court of the franchise. With an ageing Jameer Nelson running the show, they could use a new lead guard. Smart is an excellent all-around point, being able to score in the lane and off the dribble, pass, rebound and defend at a high level. Big question mark is his jumper, very much broken at this point, and his overall skill level could use work, tightening his handle and improving his jumper being the key points to work on.Questions on whether he will return or not still linger as it has come out recently that he is second guessing his decision to return and may end up putting his name in. If he is there, the Magic take him.
Ben McLemore

  2. *Orlando | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

Best prospect out of the bunch by far. If he was assertive and looked for his own shot more, people wouldn't even be discussing the number 1 pick. Charlotte could do anything here, Michael is crazy is drafts, but I think Ben is the way to go.
Otto Porter

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

Jack of all trades kind of guy, Otto Porter can do a little bit of everything. A solid shooter, not a specialist by any stretch, but he'll hit the open ones. Good in between game, consistently knocks down shots from 10-17 feet off the catch and dribble. Decent handle, could use some work though. Tayshaun Prince-esque player, and exactly the sort of guy Cleveland could use. They are not in need of any of the guards up this high in the draft such as McLemore or Smart and I dont see the Cavs taking a risk on Noel when they have a more urgent need at the 3, with Otto also being a safer bet.
Nerlens Noel

  4. Charlotte | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Minus the injury, I think Noel would be the top pick. Outstanding defensive intangibles, great instincts and timing on his blocks, but can tend to get caught on shot fakes. Will have a culture changing effect if he goes to a young team. I think he could end up being a Tyson Chandler sort of impact player.
Shabazz Muhammad

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

New Orleans are looking to ship out Eric Gordon after multiple problems and him expressing his desire to be else where. Shabazz could come in and automatically be a 15-20 PPG player and some what fill the role of a go-to scorer for this Pelicans squad. Despite rumors, all his past coaches and team-mates have said he is a selfless, hard working guy, and I expect him to be a very positive influence upon a young Pelicans locker room.
Trey Burke

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

Elite in the pick and roll, good shooter with range out to the NBA line, if Trey was 3 inches taller with better ISO skills, he'd be a no brainer for the #1 pick. That being said, he is still an elite college point guard, and I think he will be a good starter for many years in the league. Sacramento has burned through a number of point guards over the past few years, and I think Trey will be the guy to hold it down. If chemistry forms between himself and D-Cousins, that will be a formidable combination on the pick and roll.
Victor Oladipo

  7. *Sacramento | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 22

Elite athlete with tremendous hustle and work ethic. Elite defender, causes havoc for opposing wings. Will be a high level defender from the moment he steps onto the court for a team, but will also be a liability offensively. Dont let the numbers fool you, his jumper is broken with little to no sign of fixing. His handle is below par and he cannot create his own shot and most of his points will be relegated to ally oops and put backs. Detroit is lacking on the perimeter defensively since Tayshaun Prince's departure and Deeps could fill that need, although MCW could also be a pick here as a tall point would synergise well with Brandon Knight
Anthony Bennett

  8. Detroit | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

An elite athlete, showed flashes of brilliant finishing capability over the season, and a few highlight reel monster dunks. In consistent at times, and can fade for large periods of time. Doesnt always show the passion or urgency, can lack effort at times. Does not utilise his skillset to its maximum potential. Very undersized for a 4, showing little to no ball handling ability or perimeter skills in general to transition to the 3. Can run the floor well and would fit in well with the high octane back court of the Wiz, running on the breaks with John Wall and Brad Beal.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  9. *Utah | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

An unknown little more then a few months ago, Aderokoubo has shot up draft boards due to his tantalising size and skill, and his extreme potential. In my opinion has extreme bust potential and is one of those guys that gets people promoted or fired. Is a high level athlete and shows the ability to handle the rock at 6'9" and play point foward. Not a good shooter at this point, and most of his points are at the rim, though he may be a stash away player in Greece for a few years. Very Batum-esque, and if his outside shot develops over the course of the coming years those comparisons will only continue.
Cody Zeller

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

Alex Len

  11. *Philadelphia | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

Kelly Olynyk

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

CJ McCollum

  13. *Boston | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

Michael Carter-Williams

  14. *Minnesota | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  15. Milwaukee | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

Mason Plumlee

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

Steven Adams

  17. Atlanta | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

Dario Saric

  18. *Dallas | Dario Saric | 6-10 | 225 | SF/PF | Croatia | 20

DeShaun Thomas

  19. *Cleveland | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 23

Isaiah Austin

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

Archie Goodwin

  21. *Minnesota | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

Myck Kabongo

  22. Brooklyn | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Dennis Schroeder

  23. Indiana | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

Tony Mitchell

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

James McAdoo

  25. LA Clippers | James McAdoo | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina | 21

Isaiah Canaan

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

Jeff Withey

  27. Denver | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

Lucas Nogueira

  28. San Antonio | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Tim Hardaway Jr

  29. *Phoenix | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

Rudy Gobert

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

Allen Crabbe

  31. *Cleveland | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Gorgui Dieng

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Erick Green

  33. Cleveland | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Lorenzo Brown

  34. *Houston | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 24

  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