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ItsRainingNegs's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/27/13 2:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Alex Len

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

Reports leading up to the draft point to Len being the first pick.
Nerlens Noel

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

After having #1 overall picks Shaq and Dwight Howard bolt for LA, hopefully their second pick will perform just as well while spending his entire career for the Magic.
Anthony Bennett

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

Wall wants a pick and pop forward according to reports. Bennett seems to be the one of choice.
Victor Oladipo

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

I think the Bobcats are leaning toward drafting a shooting guard of the future. Olidapo and MKG will terrorize opposing offenses on the wing.
Steven Adams

  5. Phoenix | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

I've read reports that Phoenix is enamored with Adams. He's a project, but with McLemore apparent disappointment in Phoenix I think this will be the first shocking pick.
Otto Porter

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

I think this is ideally what New Orleans will be hoping for. Shoring up the small forward position with Porter will get them one step closer to making the playoffs.
Ben McLemore

  7. *Sacramento | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

The new regime wants Demarcus Cousins for the long-term. Having McLemore in the fold makes them intriguingly dangerous for the future.
Trey Burke

  8. Detroit | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 22

Brandon Knight, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, and now Trey Burke. The Pistons continue their lucky streak in the draft. Burke to Drummond will earn its own nickname.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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

I think Sergey Karasev could potentially go here, but KCP seems most likely right now. He's a solid shooting guard that will benefit from Rubio's passing off of the ball.
Cody Zeller

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

Marcin Gortat will be heading to Portland with this pick. Rumors have surfaced that Phoenix will trade their disgruntled starting center for Cody Zeller if he's on the board at 10. Hopefully Lamarcus Aldridge will stop asking for a trade and lead the team to the playoffs...
CJ McCollum

  11. *Philadelphia | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

If Brandon Knight can play shooting guard so can McCollum. CJ will form a pretty impressive backcourt with Holiday, as Damien Wilkins should not be starting.
Michael Carter-Williams

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Oh the possibilities. MCW is arguably the best player on the board and would make a perfect backup for Westbrook (I'm a Reggie Jackson fan, but I think if Williams is on the board they won't worry about it). If he turns to be legit I think he would end up starting and moving Westbrook to shooting guard (I know OKC says they want him as a PG).
Dennis Schroeder

  13. *Boston | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

I couldn't find online the rules of international players. Dallas wants to trade their pick to clear cap room, but why not just stash one of the top international players abroad? Or if the player wants to play they are guaranteed a contract? Or are they trying to get a cash exception? Who knows, but I don't project trades unless they are practically agreed before the draft (see: Gortat for Zeller). They are not getting Chris Paul barring a miracle and haven't had a upper echelon point guard since Steve Nash. Developing Schroeder, who is loaded with potential, is a good start.
Sergey Karasev

  14. *Minnesota | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 21

This is the point where I don't have a lot of information, so it's about 50 percent needs/value and 50 percent stock. Karasev's has been on the rise for a month now. He may seem redundant to Gordon Hayward, but I think he would at least make a solid pairing with Burks on the 2nd unit.
Shabazz Muhammad

  15. Milwaukee | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 22

Ball dominant, non-franchise scorers have very little value on the free agent market right now and I think that spills over into the draft. With Jennings seemingly on the way out; Ellis not wanting to return; and the trading of Tobias Harris makes the future dim in Milwaukee. Adding Muhammad is a boom or bust pick, but I don't see the bust factor at 15 to be honest. You know what you are getting out of him as he comes into the league and I think, in this draft, that's worth the 15th pick (unless he ruins team chemistry).
Kelly Olynyk

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

Olynyk seems like a perfect fit for Boston. He's skilled offensively, has a big frame, and fills a need for the team. He's the bizzaro version of Fab Melo and honestly they could probably play on the court at the same time in bigger sets and compliment each other well.
Lucas Nogueira

  17. Atlanta | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Nogueria has arrived. Horford needs to move to power forward permanently. The Hawks are obviously rebuilding in my opinion and should. Nogueria compliments Horford well and has the potential to be the rim protector Horford will never be.
Andre Roberson

  18. *Dallas | Andre Roberson | 6-7 | 206 | SF/PF | Colorado | 22

This is my make or break pick on winning the pool and I could definitely see Roberson not making the first round at all. Warning: loose connection alert. Danny Ferry is a Spurs guy and everyone saw what Kawahi Leonard did in the Miami series. 19-16 in a Game 7 as a 21 year old small forward?!?!? Crazy. Roberson is a near elite athlete that ended up second in Division 1 in rebounds per game. At 21 most would want to see him near developed on offense and that's understandable. But with patience I can see Roberson developing into a two-way threat at small forward. Like I said this is far fetched, but something I'd love to see.
Reggie Bullock

  19. *Cleveland | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 23

Adding a second spot up shooter on the wing for Kyrie to dish to couldn't hurt.
Gorgui Dieng

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

Perfect backup to Noah.
Nate Wolters

  21. *Minnesota | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 23

Utah needs a point guard in the worst way, and Wolters has great size, unlike Larkin, for the position. I think he'll fit perfectly in Utah.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  22. Brooklyn | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

One of my favorite prospects in the draft because of his potential. He could very well fail to reach the league for another couple of years. I'm guessing he wants to come over since he declared at 18. Once Wallace's contract runs out, the Brooklyn Nets can insert him immediately into the starting lineup after honing his skills abroad.
Tim Hardaway Jr

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

There isn't really a power forward worth grooming to pick here, and they did just draft Miles Plumlee so they'll wait and see on that. If they do end up trading Gerald Green Hardaway will fill in perfectly as a backup shooting guard. He has the experience to see minutes right immediately.
Rudy Gobert

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

I've stuck by my guns on the Gobert to NYK. I think he would learn an invaluable amount from Tyson Chandler and become their center of the future.
Shane Larkin

  25. LA Clippers | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 22

With Bledsoe likely heading out of town this offseason (unless Doc convinces the team to keep him) they will need a legitimate point guard to backup Paul.
Tony Snell

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 23

Putting Snell at small forward would give Rubio another off the ball shooter.
Ricardo Ledo

  27. Denver | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 22

And Ledo sneaks into the first round. The Nuggets are missing a number one option, that much is obvious. He may not develop for a couple of years and patience will be needed but the Nuggets are still a young team. Brian Shaw is a players coach and won't have a problem helping Ledo develop his potential.
CJ Leslie

  28. San Antonio | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 23

The Spurs are looking for an athletic power forward, that much is known from the reports of their pursuit of Thomas Robinson and possibly Josh Smith. Leslie is highly regarded as an athlete but he hasn't developed into the player many thought he would become coming out of high school. The Spurs are known for their player development and maybe Leslie can become their next success story.
Mike Muscala

  29. *Phoenix | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

Has my mind been tainted by the nbadraft.net users? Yeah, probably. But as I stated before about the lack of value for ball dominant scorers, stretch fours are becoming a staple of offenses. OKC has developed Ibaka well in his attempts to become a stretch four, but it's not his specialty. Muscala would be pretty decent off of the bench to give them that extra dimension for their offense.
Allen Crabbe

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

Since the Suns passed on McLemore in this mock they will fill their need for a spot up shooter in Crabbe. Adams, Zeller, and Crabbe make Phoenix the big winner of this years draft.
Jamaal Franklin

  31. *Cleveland | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Good rotational piece, value.
Mason Plumlee

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Needing a big man with an offensive post game, Plumlee's slide reaps benefits for the Thunder.
Livio Jean-Charles

  33. Cleveland | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 21

Draft and stash.
Archie Goodwin

  34. *Houston | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

I think this is the ideal spot and team for Goodwin. He can learn from James Harden and give the Rockets a future sixth man/trade piece.
Jeff Withey

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

Getting tougher in the post is a must for this rebuilding squad.
Tony Mitchell

  36. Sacramento | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

Yeah, the Kings have multiple combo forwards but most are more undersized power forwards. He's a BPA candidate at this point and gives them a small forward candidate for the future. Hopefully Malone is the players coach reports say he is.
Glen Rice Jr.

  37. Detroit | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

Knight could be better as a sixth man for this team if they can grab Rice Lite.
Erick Green

  38. *Milwaukee | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Combo guards have proven to give teams a nice scoring punch in 2nd units. The Division 1 scoring leader fits the bill.
Peyton Siva

  39. *Portland | Peyton Siva | 6-1 | 181 | PG | Louisville | 24

Siva returns to the Northwest to backup Damien Lillard.
DeShaun Thomas

  40. Portland | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 23

Yeah his stock is pretty low after his agility tests at the combine, but Portland's bench is extremely thin. Acquiring a proven scorer in the second round is worth the gamble.
Isaiah Canaan

  41. *Memphis | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Canaan falls just a bit, but I think this is a good position for him. He'll stay close to where he played college ball to backup Mike Conley Jr.
Ryan Kelly

  42. *New Orleans | Ryan Kelly | 6-11 | 230 | PF | Duke | 23

Again, the stretch four value is high right now. Kelly is unimpressive in my opinion but he can shoot the rock for a guy 6'11.
Myck Kabongo

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

The Bucks look to be rebuilding after making the playoffs last year. Kabongo is underrated to me, as he and Schrdoer have similar games. Kabongo has the potential to develop into a real solid starting point guard.
Alexandre Paranhos

  44. *Atlanta | Alexandre Paranhos | 6-8 | 242 | SF/PF | Brazil | 22

Save cap, draft and stash.
Daniel Theis

  45. *Portland | Daniel Theis | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Germany | 22

Two college players and Marcin Gortat later, draft and stash is in play.
Pierre Jackson

  46. Utah | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 23

This seems redundant, but I really like Jackson's game and I hope he sticks in the league as a backup point guard. With Wolters as the starter, Jackson can learn the system and spot him on second units.
Alex Abrines

  47. *Denver | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 21

After a couple of years overseas he could find himself as a starter on this team as I see John Jenkins as a backup three point specialist. Teague, Abrines, Roberson, Horford, Noeguria, and their likely high 2014 pick seems pretty promising.
Grant Jerrett

  48. LA Lakers | Grant Jerrett | 6-10 | 232 | PF | Arizona | 21

This may be looking too far ahead as D'Antoni is on a short leash after last year's disaster, but he loves stretch fours and Jerrett has high potential for the role.
Vander Blue

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

The Marquette alum provides Chicago with needed depth at shooting guard.
Lorenzo Brown

  50. *Miami | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 24

His high potential may never be reached, but he'll have time to develop behind Teague.
Ray McCallum

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

After passing on Trey Burke the Magic get a chance to develop a former five star point guard. If not, he can be groomed as a backup to Marcus Smart or Andrew Harrison if the Magic get a high pick in 2014.
Oleksandr Lypovyy

  52. *Minnesota | Oleksandr Lypovyy | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Ukraine | 23

Insurance if Snell doesn't pan out.
Seth Curry

  53. Indiana | Seth Curry | 6-2 | 180 | PG/SG | Duke | 24

Three point specialist are valued pretty high and Curry can put the ball in the basket. He doesn't have the ceiling of his brother, but he could possibly turn into a backup point man for this Pacers squad.
Adonis Thomas

  54. *Philadelphia | Adonis Thomas | 6-6 | 232 | SF | Memphis | 21

A solid athlete to bring off of the bench.
Zhang Dayu

  55. Memphis | Zhang Dayu | 7-0 | 240 | C | China | 23

Draft and stash could learn from Gasol once he makes it to the league. If he does...
James Southerland

  56. *Detroit | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 24

No risk in seeing if he can stick at small forward to this promising Pistons team.
Kevin Young

  57. *Phoenix | Kevin Young | 6-8 | 190 | SF | Kansas | 24

No, Kevin Young won't be drafted. But I really liked his athleticism at Kansas. And I just wanted to put him in my mock, screw the draft contest.
Angelo Sharpless

  58. San Antonio | Angelo Sharpless | 6-4 | 190 | SG | USA | 24

Could sneak into the draft, per my nbadraft.net sources.
Josiah Turner

  59. *Minnesota | Josiah Turner | 6-3 | 190 | PG | Canada | 22

Backup point for Rubio in the future.
DJ Stephens

  60. *Memphis | DJ Stephens | 6-5 | 188 | SG/SF | Memphis | 23

Possibly the most athletic player in the class stays at home. Call this the Travis Leslie pick.