lawrencejd's Mock Draft
Updated: 6/26/13 8:07 pm
Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age
1. Cleveland | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 23
Assuming the Cavaliers dont trade this pick, i see them taking Otto Porter with their first pick. He is a glue guy, who does a bit everything, Shoots well, passes well, good ball handling, rebounder and defender. Small Forward is also the spot where they need most help at. I think that this pick, and picking a good back up centre for Anderson Varejao with their 19th pick, could see them making a run for the playoffs. With one of the most, if not the most promising backcourts in the league, some help up front for Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao could really see them excel in the league
3. Washington | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 23
If Noel is available at number 3, the Wiz need to pounce and take him. It may not be the position of greatest need for them, with a solid centre in Nene, but Noels potential, athleticism, defensive ability and offensive potential is too much to pass on. When he becomes a more polished player in a few years and fills out a bit, as he is too light to be playing the 5 in the league as of now, i can see him becoming a potential all star with a Kevin Garnett type affect, this is a huge comparison, but i think if he falls into the right system, and receives the right coaching he could turn out to be very, very good.
4. Charlotte | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 24
The one spot where Orlando really needs some help, is at the Point. The reigning National Player of the Year brings needed leadership and skill to the Orlando organisation. I can see them passing on Burke for Mclemore based purely on his untapped athleticism, shooting and potential. But i think they will try and meet their needs by taking Burke, who could potentially turn out to be the best player in this draft.
5. Phoenix | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 24
You could consider this a steal. McLemore, the player with the most potential, athleticism and best shooter and most likely, will become the best player in this draft falling to 4, right into Charlottes arms. MJ would be drooling at this opportunity, but knowing him he will probably end up taking an absolute bust. But in all seriousness, if McLemore does get taken here, himself and Kemba Walker will provide a potent backcourt, and with a developing MKG they have a very promising future.
8. Detroit | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 24
Okay, i more high on Adams then most people, i have followed him from his times at Scots College back into New Zealand, through till this draft process now. Adams has the perfect size and build for an NBA Centre, a legit 7 footer, with a massive 7ft 4"1/2 wingspan, massive hands and 255 pounds with room to add another 25-30 pounds. That is near perfect and will leave GM's drooling at the opportunity to take him. But what i know a bit more than others, is that he is a lot, and i mean a lot more skilled than what most people think. He has a shooting touch, a very good one. He does lack a post game, but he has developed a few post moves throughout his year at Pitt which is very promising. He can run the floor. His trainings with Kenny McFadden (Coach in NZ) were not only drills for big men, he ran guard drills as well which have helped Steven to have decent ball handling for a 7 footer, and also allows him to be more versatile. I think with a few years development at Portland, himself and Damian Lillard could become a dynamic duo. I believe his ceiling is very hard to judge, but i personally believe if everything goes perfectly, he does have all star potential (i know its a stretch) his floor is also hard to tell. With the court more open, fast paced and better players around him, he wont be as bad as he was at Pitt, he will get easy lay ins and rebounds allowing him to become a double double guy after a few years.
15. Milwaukee | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 22
17. Atlanta | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 24
20. Chicago | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 25
22. Brooklyn | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 27
23. Indiana | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 24
24. New York | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 25
25. LA Clippers | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 25
27. Denver | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 25
28. San Antonio | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 22
|32. *Oklahoma Cty|
|42. *New Orleans|
|48. LA Lakers|
|58. San Antonio|