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Updated: 6/27/13 2:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Otto Porter

  1. Cleveland | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 21

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
Victor Oladipo

  2. *Orlando | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 22

Nerlens Noel

  3. Washington | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

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.
Trey Burke

  4. Charlotte | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 22

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.
Ben McLemore

  5. Phoenix | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

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.
Alex Len

  6. *New Orleans | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

CJ McCollum

  7. *Sacramento | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

Anthony Bennett

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

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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

Cody Zeller

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

Steven Adams

  11. *Philadelphia | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

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.
Kelly Olynyk

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

Michael Carter-Williams

  13. *Boston | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Sergey Karasev

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

Giannis Adetokoubo

  15. Milwaukee | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 20

Shane Larkin

  16. *Atlanta | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 22

Lucas Nogueira

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

Dennis Schroeder

  18. *Dallas | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

Shabazz Muhammad

  19. *Cleveland | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 22

Jamaal Franklin

  20. Chicago | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Mason Plumlee

  21. *Minnesota | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Gorgui Dieng

  22. Brooklyn | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Rudy Gobert

  23. Indiana | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

Tony Mitchell

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

Tim Hardaway Jr

  25. LA Clippers | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

Jeff Withey

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

Tony Snell

  27. Denver | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 23

Archie Goodwin

  28. San Antonio | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

CJ Leslie

  29. *Phoenix | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 23

Allen Crabbe

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

Mike Muscala

  31. *Cleveland | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

  32. *Oklahoma Cty
  33. Cleveland
  34. *Houston
  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