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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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Live 02-24-2013 06:01 pm xxx.xxx.xxx34.0 (total posts: 1)
9     9

Kendall Marshall falls way to 29? Wow.
Gilnder 02-24-2013 05:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.112 (total posts: 1)
27     8

why would orlando take meyers leonard over nicholson?
at @ryan 02-24-2013 01:03 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.91 (total posts: 2)
7     26

you bleeping sob.
@ryan 02-24-2013 11:37 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.51 (total posts: 1)
7     9

Or maybe you are just stupid...
Miami doesn't have a first round
ryan 02-23-2013 10:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.91 (total posts: 2)
8     89

what the crud?
miami's gonna make the finals for sure. #waltisoncrack
Sixersfan1234567 02-23-2013 07:34 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.235 (total posts: 5)
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I think the 31st pick (the thunders pick) he just put it there cuz he can
: The Thunders cans afford to go to the foreign route
Sixersfan1234567 02-23-2013 07:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.235 (total posts: 5)
7     7

Update it plz
KingsAllDay 02-23-2013 05:26 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.53 (total posts: 4)
7     5

I highly doubt the Kings bring in another oversized point guard when Tyreke is already there and the team has too many guards as it is.
C's fan 02-22-2013 10:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.144 (total posts: 5)
6     6

I like Withey, but there's no way the Celtics pass on Mason Plumlee if he's there.

I doubt Plumlee will be there, which is why I'd settle for Withey, but if Plumlee is in fact there when the C's pick, Celtics won't pass on him. He's too talented, and Doc Rivers has already personally scouted him while watching his son play for Duke last year.
HoopsFan 02-22-2013 09:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.192 (total posts: 1)
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Just an fyi for pick 42, bucknell is the bison not bisons and that is not their logo
Peter 02-22-2013 12:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.98 (total posts: 1)
33     6

Not bad mock but I don't know if Zeller will fall that far
Ryan 02-22-2013 01:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx.172 (total posts: 1)
16     6

If Houston is slotted outside of the lottery, #16 goes to the Hawks... Can this draft be modified to account for that?
Jen 02-22-2013 12:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx.243 (total posts: 1)
115     8

Brandon Triche works so hard and is simply incredible. He needs to make the NBA he totally deserves it!
Ryan Liddy 02-21-2013 10:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx07.6 (total posts: 1)
45     14

Why isn't Doug McDermott in this mock draft. He's better than most of these players
Sixersfan1234567 02-21-2013 10:36 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.235 (total posts: 5)
7     9

Heat get sixers draft pick if its not in the lottery if that's what you're talking about



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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