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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Round One - Picks 16-30


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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 1-15
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Updated: June 27, 2013.

Team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account with this mock draft.

  1. Boston Celtics: Kelly Olynyk, 7-0, C, Gonzaga, Jr.
    This pick is really up for grabs since the Celtics may or may not be blowing up their core soon with the reported Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn deal that's on the table. Either way, Kelly Olynyk provides Boston with a skilled, offensively versatile big man, which is something the team is lacking.

    Make sure to check out our Live 2013 NBA Draft Grades, posted minutes after each pick this evening.


  2. Atlanta Hawks: Giannas Antetokoumpo, SF, Greece, 6-9, 1994
    The Hawks will be going through a major roster transition this offseason and will likely take the best available player at this option. Giannas Antetokoumpo is very raw, but loaded with potential and worth the roll of the dice here.


  3. Atlanta Hawks: Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville, 6-11, Jr.
    Gorgui Dieng has seen his stock slip some, but with the Hawks needing some size inside, his defensive presence and improving mid-range game could be a nice frontcourt fit next to Al Horford.

    Atlanta owns the Rockets' pick (via Brooklyn/Terrence Williams trade) from the Joe Johnson trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2013 NBA Draft Trades.




  4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Shabazz Muhammad, G/F, UCLA, 6-6, Fr.
    Assuming the Cavaliers go big at No. 1, they could target a shooter like Reggie Bullock, Tim Hardaway, or Allen Crabbe here. However, Shabazz Muhammad is worth the risk with the team's second first-rounder. It is kind of crazy that Cleveland could get both Noel and Muhammad, who were considered the top two prospects in the 2012 class.

    Cleveland owns the Lakers' pick (via the Miami/LeBron James trade.) Go here to see all of the outstanding 2013 NBA Draft Trades.


  5. Chicago Bulls: Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, Michigan, 6-6, Jr.
    I think the Bulls either look for a shooting guard or depth inside and take the best available of those options. Tim Hardaway, Jr. has slowly risen up the draft and is more than capable of being a solid NBA role player.


  6. Utah Jazz: Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke, 7-0, Sr.
    Having address its point guard need at No. 14, the Jazz turn to a big here and Mason Plumlee could be a solid backup to Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors if both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap leave via free agency. If Utah goes with a big at No. 14, the team will look point guard here and Isaiah Canaan would probably be the pick if both Larkin and Schroeder are off the board.

    Utah owns the Warriors' pick (via the Brooklyn/Marcus Williams trade) from the Deron Williams trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2013 NBA Draft Trades.


  7. Brooklyn Nets: Reggie Bullock, G/F, North Carolina, 6-7, Jr.
    With the Nets on the verge of a potential blockbuster trade with the Celtics, this pick is a crapshoot. I'll give Brooklyn the best available player in Reggie Bullock since he would add some needed offensive firepower to the team's bench.




  8. Indiana Pacers: Allen Crabbe, SG, California, 6-6, Jr.
    Drafting a power forward makes sense since David West is in the final year of his deal, but there is nobody really worth taking at this point. Instead, the Pacers add a versatile wing who should help add some punch off the bench, especially if they end up shopping Danny Granger this summer.


  9. New York Knicks: Tony Mitchell, F, North Texas, 6-9, Soph.
    Depth inside or a young point guard to help replace Jason Kidd would fit needs for the Knicks. New York reportedly really likes Tony Mitchell, and his athleticism would be a welcome addition to the team's frontcourt.


  10. Los Angeles Clippers: Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil, 7-0, 1992
    Since the Clippers are shopping Caron Butler, Matt Barnes is a free agent, and Grant Hill has retired, L.A. could use some depth at small forward. A big body to play behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin would be another option and Lucas Noguiera could be a steal at this point.


  11. Minnesota Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert, C, France, 7-2, 1992
    Having gone with a wing in the lottery, the Timberwolves can either roll the dice here and take a young player with upside or add a big man in case restricted free agent Nikola Vucevic signs elsewhere. Rudy Gobert is a big loaded with upside who could fill both voids. He has lottery potential and would be a terrific value this late even though he might need a year or two before he is NBA ready.

    Minnesota owns the Grizzlies' first-round pick (via the Rockets/Shane Battier trade) from the Donatas Motiejunas trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2013 NBA Draft Trades.




  12. Denver Nuggets: Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State, 6-5, Jr.
    With Andre Iguodala likely to opt out of his contract and Corey Brewer a free agent, the Nuggets should look to add some insurance on the wing. Jamaal Franklin is a jack of all trades-type shooting guard who could help fill the void if Iguodala does not return.


  13. San Antonio Spurs: Erick Green, G, Virginia Tech, 6-3, Sr.
    There has been some buzz today that the Spurs like Erick Green. They could use some size inside as well, but Green is a talented scoring guard though a bit of a reach in the first round.


  14. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico, 6-7, Jr.
    The Thunder could be losing Kevin Martin in free agency and will need depth on the wing. There are some solid options available here, but Tony Snell seems to fit best in Oklahoma City.


  15. Phoenix Suns: Ricky Ledo, G/F, Providence, 6-6, Fr.
    The Suns add another wing player with plenty of potential. Because he was ineligible, Ledo didn't play a single game for the Friars this season, but he is athletic and has great size for his position. Ledo is reportedly climbing up draft boards as well.

    Phoenix owns the Heat's pick (via Lakers/Steve Nash trade.) Go here to see all of the outstanding 2013 NBA Draft Trades.

    Make sure to check out our Live 2013 NBA Draft Grades, posted minutes after each pick this evening.



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sicc 06-25-2013 02:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.60 (total posts: 1)
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No chance Noel drops to 4
Pacer fan 06-25-2013 02:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.93 (total posts: 2)
5     7

The Pacers aren't trading Granger will need him to help beat the Heat. He'll come off the bench as the 6th man and will play some Pf when we play the Heat.
@Blazers Fan 06-25-2013 02:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.160 (total posts: 1)
5     26

4 1sts?
10 years left?

He is 28. He's been in his prime for 2 years. He has 3 years left in his prime... After that he will decline until he retires at 34-35. He is worth #1 and Thompson for LMA and Matthews.

This is from a Sixers fan too btw.
Peestones fan 06-25-2013 01:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.10 (total posts: 2)
7     50

I would puke if this ends up as Detroit's draft. No thanks.
The only sure thing 06-25-2013 12:34 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.171 (total posts: 1)
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I see in this draft is Larkin. The Kings can trade down, nab Larkin and be much better than they were last year. The undersized crap is just that, crap. All he does is make plays and work his butt off.
rufusjonz 06-25-2013 12:32 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.77 (total posts: 1)
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My takes:

Withey, D Thomas and Ryan Kelly are late 1st/2nd round guys who will have long productive careers in the league.

Larkin will be a good explosive undersized guard.

Oladipo and Cody Zeller seem poised for good careers, wonder why Indiana didn't go farther in tourney though.

Guys like Porter and Bennett didn't help their teams win much in the NCAA tourney ... and weren't standouts to the eye in the tourney either ... have to question that - both may end up mediocre (as may Len). I wouldn't take Porter, Bennett or Len in my Top 5, not enough upside in my view.
Brady 06-25-2013 11:39 am xxx.xxx.xxx.119 (total posts: 1)
6     5

The Jazz need guards at either 1 or 2. The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting they are high on quite a few Mohammed, Larkin, Carter-Williams just to name a few I would rather see them address the front court depth in at 42 or via free agency.
Read 06-25-2013 09:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.35 (total posts: 1)
24     30

It's amazing that some of you call out Walter for this, yet it clearly states that someone else contributes the NBA mock draft.
Moe 06-25-2013 09:11 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.18 (total posts: 2)
5     6

If Cleveland take Porter with the first pick what make you think that the Wizards would take Bennett. After the interview, they would be better for another local Alex Len.
Dave P 06-25-2013 08:13 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.90 (total posts: 1)
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Porter with the 1st pick is a terrible idea. I don't see the upside for him.
Chris 06-25-2013 08:10 am xxx.xxx.xxx.219 (total posts: 1)
7     26

Cody Zeller will be a Piston because he is massively underrated.
Blazers Fan 06-25-2013 06:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx.231 (total posts: 1)
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I saw Cavs tried 2 trade number1 pick and 19th pick for Lamarcus at first I thought it was a good deal but then I came 2 my senses and Lamarcus just entered his prime still has close 2 a decade left in the tank the cavs tried 2 steal him. He's worth atleast 4 1st rounders. He's 6'11 240-250 PF with Elite offensive game from low post and mid range and is NO scrub on the defensive side of the ball. If dan gilbert has any chance of MAYBE signing "King James" it would start with All Star Lamarcus.
someone who finds this HILARIOUS! 06-24-2013 11:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.95 (total posts: 2)
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Do you even watch basketball?!.......................................................................... You lost all credibility with this. Stick to football Chump
Pelicans fan 06-24-2013 10:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 14)
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Greg if Granger has 1 year left on his contract that might actually be good.they can let him go and say "if Granger made us a 3-4 seed imagine what you could do LeBron"and sign him.also my Cavs picks if I'd change one it would be Onylk but Zeller would stay(young PF depth).i think they'd take(if the draft goes the way I'm saying)Hardaway or Gobert(Varejo isn't getting any younger)
CAVS FAN DANNY 06-24-2013 08:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx30, (total posts: 1)
7     5

Guys, any sort of big play, be it in FA or the draft, and the CAVS come out two steps ahead I will call it a day. To be perfectly honest with you, if the CAVS hold all their picks and make no trades, I have no problems with it. This draft has no Wiggins like next years, so lets just make the best of the picks we have. The only reason I have a problem with Noels is that the guy is hurt and will not be able to contribute until Christmas at the earliest. He is a very thin leaper, with great defensive skills. We need a tall offensive enforcer, who also plays some defesence. Last year I watched so many games where CAVS players were manhandled by opposing players. It made me frustrated. I know that the CAVS organization considers Cousins to much of a head case, but the way the CAVS played like pushovers during gametime, I would seriously consider making a bundle of picks and players for his physical stlye of play. We all know that Love and Aldrige are just dreams for CAVS fans and organizationational personal. Go with somebody that is obtainable that makes the CAVS a team that is no longer a pushover. Bear with my spelling. Thanks!



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