2013 NBA Draft - Lottery Mock

You guys know the drill. This is a lottery mock draft for the first 14 picks in the 2013 NBA Draft. If I nail it, I will make sure to always reference back to this. If I completely bomb it, I will just pass it off as just another mock draft.

There are many mock drafts out there, this is mine:

 

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers:  Nerlens Noel (C) – Kentucky
  2. Orlando Magic:  Ben McLemore (SG) – Kansas
  3. Washington Wizards:  Otto Porter (SF) – Georgetown
  4. Charlotte Bobcats: Alex Len (C) – Maryland
  5. Phoenix Suns:  Victor Oladipo (SG) – Indiana
  6. New Orleans Pelicans:  CJ McCollum (PG/SG) – Lehigh
  7. Sacramento Kings:  Anthony Bennett (PF) – UNLV
  8. Detroit Pistons:  Trey Burke (PG) – Michigan
  9. Minnesota Timberwolves:  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG/SF) – Georgia
  10. Portland Trailblazers:  Steven Adams (C) – Pittsburgh
  11. Philadelphia 76ers:  Cody Zeller (PF/C) – Indiana
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder:  Kelly Olynyk (PF/C) – Gonzaga
  13. Dallas Mavericks:  Michael Carter-Williams (PG) – Syracuse
  14. Utah Jazz: Dennis Schroeder (PG) – Braunschweig

 

Some Notes:

  • I could easily see the Orlando Magic going with Victor Oladipo at 2. If this were to occur, it would give Charlotte an interesting choice at 4 (assuming the rest of the draft plays out) to where they could have a decision to make between Ben McElmore, Alex Len, and Anthony Bennett
  • The biggest jump in a player compared to where most mocks have them going is CJ McCollum. I think the Pelicans could go in a lot of different directions with their pick, but adding McCollum to their backcourt would be an upgrade. They will probably be moving on from Eric Gordon at some point, and McCollum could compliment Greivis Vasquez well.
  • The big man run I have between picks 10-12 will be interesting to watch. Portland will have the first shot to disrupt it there, and I could see them taking someone like Shabazz Muhammad or Michael Carter-Williams, but I still see them going Adams at 10. All three teams — Portland, Philadelphia, and Oklahoma City — could use upgrades in their front court.
  • TRADES THAT COULD HAPPEN: Word is Orlando is getting a lot of interest in their 2 slot. It also sounds like the Timberwolves are eager to get Victor Oladipo, and are offering up Derrick Williams, their 9 pick, and their 26th pick to move up to get him. That is a scenario to keep your eye on. It also sounds like the other team most likely to trade their pick is the Dallas Mavericks with the 13th pick. If they stay put and don’t want to add any salary, they could also be a candidate to take a draft & stash Euro who won’t come over right away.

As always, feel free to give us your mock in the comments, or let us know if you agree or disagree.

 

  • New Orleans Hornets:  Anthony Davis (PF) – Kentucky
  • Charlotte Bobcats:  Thomas Robinson (PF) – Kansas
  • Washington Wizards:  Bradley Beal (SG) – Florida
  • Cleveland Cavaliers:  Harrison Barnes (SF) – North Carolina
  • Sacramento Kings:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF) – Kentucky
  • Portland Trailblazers:  Damian Lillard (PG) – Weber State
  • Golden State Warriors:  Andre Drummond (C) – Connecticut
  • Toronto Raptors:  Dion Waiters (SG) – Syracuse
  • Detroit Pistons:  John Henson (PF) – North Carolina
  • New Orleans Hornets:  Kendall Marshall (PG) – North Carolina
  • Portland Trailblazers:  Meyers Leonard (C) – Illinois
  • Milwaukee Bucks:  Tyler Zeller (C) – North Carolina
  • Phoenix Suns:  Jeremy Lamb (SG) – Connecticut
  • Houston Rockets:  Austin Rivers (SG) – Duke

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  • New Orleans Hornets:  Anthony Davis (PF) – Kentucky
  • Charlotte Bobcats:  Thomas Robinson (PF) – Kansas
  • Washington Wizards:  Bradley Beal (SG) – Florida
  • Cleveland Cavaliers:  Harrison Barnes (SF) – North Carolina
  • Sacramento Kings:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF) – Kentucky
  • Portland Trailblazers:  Damian Lillard (PG) – Weber State
  • Golden State Warriors:  Andre Drummond (C) – Connecticut
  • Toronto Raptors:  Dion Waiters (SG) – Syracuse
  • Detroit Pistons:  John Henson (PF) – North Carolina
  • New Orleans Hornets:  Kendall Marshall (PG) – North Carolina
  • Portland Trailblazers:  Meyers Leonard (C) – Illinois
  • Milwaukee Bucks:  Tyler Zeller (C) – North Carolina
  • Phoenix Suns:  Jeremy Lamb (SG) – Connecticut
  • Houston Rockets:  Austin Rivers (SG) – Duke

– See more at: http://blogsohardsports.com/wizards-2/nba-draft-lottery-mock-2-0/#sthash.a5h6aRo8.dpuf

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