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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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Miles hampton 02-11-2013 10:56 pm (total posts: 1)
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This guy really hates msu
LL IDIOT J 02-11-2013 03:56 pm (total posts: 3)
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where my hat
Lil Luther 02-11-2013 03:55 pm (total posts: 3)
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da brohm be my fav ride.....i can fits a dozen chicken heads in dat whip!!!
dat pimp 02-11-2013 03:52 pm (total posts: 3)
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i sure miss da cadillac brohm : (
Jerry 02-08-2013 03:09 pm (total posts: 1)
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Any reason you don't have Glenn Robinson III being drafted at all?
Matt 02-07-2013 07:24 pm (total posts: 2)
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Please start using the actual IU logo instead of a IU football only logo from the Cam Cameron era
Wizards redux 02-07-2013 03:27 pm (total posts: 6)
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Le Wizerables need a backup to John Wall? I present to you AJ Price, with a 12.4 PER and 3.5/1 A/TO ratio. He's also a solid shooter.

The Wizzies biggest need is a true C of the 7' variety. They could take an Alex Lin type a little early, let him learn behind Nene and Okafor, and keep guys like Seraphin and Booker at PF instead of having to occasionally play one of them out of position at C.
Wizards 02-07-2013 03:13 pm (total posts: 6)
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Need a SF? Martell Webster has been shockingly good, Trevor Ariza is a legit starter coming off the bench right now, and they've got a few others that can slide to SF as depth. Le Wizerables are in position to draft BPA at this point as they're a solid team (when healthy) with a 10 man rotation.
kb 02-07-2013 12:40 am (total posts: 2)
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the suns own the lower of Minnesota's two picks (wes johnson trade)
Timmy Pritchet 02-05-2013 12:52 pm (total posts: 1)
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Finally on your mock draft my Pacers take somebody with a little upside. that Plumlee pick last year still makes me sick to my stomach!!
Jack Burton 02-04-2013 03:24 pm (total posts: 1)
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Die hard Kentucky fan here. Archie Goodwin should go undrafted. He is super athletic, but he sucks at basketball. He can't handle the ball, can't shoot, can't drive the ball, and he's one of the most selfish players I've ever seen. He hasn't made a jump shot in 6 games. Alex Poythress is a project and he's also a basketball moron, but he's got more talent than anyone on the team so I could see him going in the lottery. Half the time he's too busy playing with butterflies in the corner to contribute in the game though. Willie Cauley and Nerlens are the only players from this year's team worthy of being drafted solely on potential, and they both are still big projects. I generally agree with you Walt, but Archie and Poythress should not be lottery picks and Archie at five would be one of the worst picks in the history of the draft. A lot of people probably just look at the stats and say, oh this Archie Goodwin must be pretty good, averaging 15 a game. Nope, he stinks. He gets all his points on dunks and layups, most of which are rebounds and garbage points, not because he can get to the hoop so effectively. More than 50 percent of the time when he drives the ball he gets stuffed or turns it over. I hate him more than any Kentucky player in recent memory. Ryan Harrow is a way better player, and no one would ever draft him in the first round.
Jackson 02-03-2013 04:55 pm (total posts: 1)
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Where's Doug Mc
Jonathan 02-03-2013 01:10 pm (total posts: 1)
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That Houston pick is going to belong to the Hawks. Its not a lottery pick so it goes the Atlanta.
Michael 02-03-2013 01:16 am (total posts: 1)
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Eric Murphy for Florida not getting drafted would be a crime!
Jason 02-02-2013 02:12 pm (total posts: 1)
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@sixers fan, the lottery picks are for starters, depending on the class maybe only the top 10. You rarely look see a 20-30 pick start in their first season

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