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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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Zman 02-21-2013 07:08 pm (total posts: 1)
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Miami heat needs to have two picks in the 2013 draft
Seth 02-21-2013 01:37 pm (total posts: 1)
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Where is the love for DJ Cooper out of Ohio University? Should definitely be a 2nd round mock pick.
Victor Oladipo 02-20-2013 05:45 pm (total posts: 2)
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This mock needs to be updated. The fact that Oladipo is not in the top ten is a crime.
WolerinesFan 02-19-2013 11:22 pm (total posts: 1)
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I'm not being biased at all here, but I'm shocked Trey Burke isn't mocked in the top 10 in any board. He's averaging 18 pts and 7 dimes in the toughest conference in America; all while only averaging just under 2 turnovers per game. He's an all around point guard who makes his teammates better all while getting his own buckets. I'm not saying he could be the next CP3 but he's doing all the same things CP3 did when he was a sophomore at Wake Forest.
Derrick Nix 02-19-2013 09:24 pm (total posts: 1)
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I think Derrick Nix is underrated, reminds me of Al Jefferson wuthout a jumper, probably could go mid to late second
This 02-19-2013 03:29 am (total posts: 1)
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Why don't the dubs have any draft picks??
Hmmm... 02-18-2013 12:34 pm (total posts: 1)
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Gorgui Dieng undrafted? Hmm...
Miami lover 02-15-2013 10:21 pm (total posts: 1)
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TYLER 02-15-2013 10:32 am (total posts: 1)
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Miami lover 02-14-2013 08:44 pm (total posts: 1)
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Where the heck is Shane Larkin???? He has been so good in this 12 game winning streak.....his draft stock is rising quickly
NRA prez 02-14-2013 02:21 pm (total posts: 1)
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nice bullets logo next to washington.

keep it up.
some guy watching nc vs duke 02-13-2013 11:12 pm (total posts: 1)
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He doesn't have glen Robinson slotted because he's probly gonna stay in school.
james 02-13-2013 02:59 am (total posts: 1)
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I highly doubt the wizards pass on noel because they have wall and beal already and need someone in the paint just like the cavs who i think are mirror images of each other................the cavs definitely will not pass on alex len for a combo F with no real position when they already have one in thompson further showing those type of guys are just support players and not franchise players.................. you should also look to move up victor oladipo with his break out play in the last few games and his comparisons to d-wade he will climb the draft board in a similar fashion as dion waiters last year

1. Shabazz Muhammad
2. nerlens noel
3. cody zeller
4. marcus smart
5. ben mclemore
6.alex len
7. Willie Cauley-Stein
8. otto porter
9. victor oladipo
10. Archie Goodwin
Rudolph 02-12-2013 05:58 pm (total posts: 2)
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I love how leBryan nash is the combination of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash
Lip 02-12-2013 01:53 am (total posts: 3)
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I like Jack Burton's comment. Too many players - especially freshmen these days - are rated based on highlight reels and potential. The NBA is a professional league for proper players...highlight reels are for All Star Weekend and potential should be turned into talent as a Soph & Junior at least. If you want to see an NBA ready PG look at St Mary's Matthew Dellavedova. He is a 6'4" senior with superb distribution and basketball IQ up there with the best in college hoops. He also happens to score 17ppg and has played for the Australian national team...holding his own against Team USA. I watched Russ Smith for Louisville against Notre Dame and if he is a #40 pick with little to no basketball IQ and poor distribution, then take Dellavedova in the 1st round.

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