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Dlesnie's Mock Draft

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Updated: 6/27/13 2:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Nerlens Noel

  1. Cleveland | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Nerlens Noel should be the number 1 pick, and honestly I would pick him first still. He's the only person that is going to be a culture changer in this whole draft. The problem is that he tore his ACL and that is an awful way to start off a career, and won't play a game until next March at the earliest. Noel might not have Anthony Davis skill on the offensive end, but he certainly has it and more on the defensive end. He is a monster and is only a few years from leading the NBA in blocks if he stays healthy.
Victor Oladipo

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

I have to admit I think Oladipo could go earlier than this, but I keep getting flashbacks to the bad boy pistons and think of how amazing this would be. He is the most defensively ferocious guard in the draft, and I expect Drummond, Monroe, and Oladipo to become one of the best defenses in the league. Watch out.
Otto Porter

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

One of the most underrated players in the NCAA right now. He has so much all around game it's ridiculous. Take everything I said about Washington and replace the names with Irving, Waiters, and Porter. I see Otto Porter as being the Tayshaun Prince of that team, which is not bad at all.
Alex Len

  4. Charlotte | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

Alex Len isn't going to be the number one option on any franchise, but pair him with one of the brightest young PF's in the league and you have a monster combo. I'd be careful in the paint when down in New Orleans if I were the rest of the league.
Ben McLemore

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

Beautiful shooting stroke. Honestly isn't the solution to Charlotte's problems but in one of the weakest drafts I can remember nobody is. Charlotte will have a nice young group with MKG, Kemba, and McLemore. Noel would be taken in this position but the ACL tear has made the chances of that happening much smaller.
Trey Burke

  6. *New Orleans | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 22

Utah needs a PG and Trey Burke seems to be getting overlooked based on his size, this is a match made in heaven. I can already see Burke wearing the jersey this fits so well.
Anthony Bennett

  7. *Sacramento | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

Anthony Bennett is someone that would get consideration for the number 1 pick if he was 2 inches taller. But since he isn't, he drops down a bit. This doesn't change that he plays like he is taller, and is going to make a splash in the league. Although the Wolves' best player is Kevin Love at the PF spot, he has been injured all season and doesn't even seem like he wants to be in Minny anyways, so draft best player available and figure it out later.
Shabazz Muhammad

  8. Detroit | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 22

Shabazz was born to put the ball in the basket. A bit of a ball hog and needs to work on his maturity a little bit, but he's going to be great in the NBA. Washington will make the playoffs next year with the core being Wall, Beal, and Muhammad. That team is going to be scary in a few years.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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

One of the more underrated players in the draft, and boston needs guards. Everyone seems to be hurt right now so KCP could be a great pick-up right here.
Cody Zeller

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

Dallas needs some more talent in the paint and I believe they are going to lose out on the Howard sweepstakes this summer. Zeller is a smart high character player who can play PF or C, but I just don't think he is athletic enough or play enough defense to be taken much higher in the draft.
CJ McCollum

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

Phoenix's world renowned medical staff better get warmed up because both of their 1st round picks ended their seasons with an injury. In my opinion every member on the suns is expendable, which means the GM has free reign to draft the best player available at any point in the draft. McCollum isnt going to be a star, but he is a very capable starting point guard in the NBA. Noel and McCollum is not a bad start to Phoenix's rebuilding process.
Michael Carter-Williams

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

Sacramento has so many "Point Guards", and it's a mess. They need a no nonsense guard of the future. MCW has fantastic size, and I can see many lobs from him to Cousins in the future. The Kings are like the Bobcats in the sense that they are going to be at the bottom of the barrel for a little while.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  13. *Boston | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 20

Dennis Schroeder

  14. *Minnesota | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

Jamaal Franklin

  15. Milwaukee | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Steven Adams

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

Tony Snell

  17. Atlanta | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 23

Rudy Gobert

  18. *Dallas | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

7'9" wingspan are you kidding me? Not blowing anyone away his stats in France but that potential is ridiculous. With Minny probably not matching Pekovic's contract next year they have a need at center. Plus it wouldn't be a Timberwolves draft if they weren't drafting a european of some kind.
Sergey Karasev

  19. *Cleveland | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 21

Gorgui Dieng

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

OKC has more talent than they know what to do with, and since C is their weakest position why not draft 2 of them and play whichever feels better after training camp. It's almost not fair.
Tim Hardaway Jr

  21. *Minnesota | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

Everyone seems to have Denver drafting a center this year but I see that as their deepest position, so I don't know what I'm missing. Honestly Denver is so deep everywhere that Hardaway would be someone riding the bench for his rookie season.
Glen Rice Jr.

  22. Brooklyn | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

Shane Larkin

  23. Indiana | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 22

Jeff Withey

  24. New York | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

This is probably the last year Cleveland picks high in the draft if they get to have an unbelievably young starting lineup with Withey and Zeller sharing minutes at the center.
Tony Mitchell

  25. LA Clippers | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

Apparently the best athlete in the NCAA right now, but he plays for North Texas and hasn't had a very impressive season so whoever takes him is basing it totally on potential. Has the most intimidating face in basketball.
Mason Plumlee

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

Jay-Z's Nets seem determined to trade away Kris Humphries, and Mason Plumlee is perfect good not great prospect to replace him with.
Kelly Olynyk

  27. Denver | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

Looks absolutely ridiculous but is possibly the most skilled offensive center in the draft. Smith is probably going elsewhere this summer so moving Horford down to his natural position and putting Olynyk at the 5 makes almost too much sense.
Archie Goodwin

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

Overrated player that makes bad decisions, but he has the skill set and is going to get drafted purely on potential.
Isaiah Canaan

  29. *Phoenix | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

Indiana honestly doesn't have many needs, but Canaan has the talent to beat out DJ Augustine for the backup PG spot. He won't get a ton of minutes but he can contribute.
Lucas Nogueira

  30. *Golden St. | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

Myck Kabongo

  31. *Cleveland | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Since I see the Clippers trading away Bledsoe for a ton of talent this offseason, they'll need someone to fill the void at backup PG. Myck Kabongo would be going way higher in the draft if he played more this season, but since he didn't the Clippers get a steal late in the draft.
  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