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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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Zubairali 01-02-2014 04:35 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (total posts: 4)
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Julian 01-02-2014 02:20 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (total posts: 4)
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ignore the Kobe stans. Anyone old enough that truly wechtad them both okay knows MJ was the better player. Kobe may end up with better all-time stats, but MJ was still the better basketball player.Anyway, congrats to LA. Mainly happy for Artest, always liked him. And Phil Jackson. Greatest coach ever. Just proved it this series.
Entsar 01-02-2014 01:25 am xxx.xxx.xxx7.93 (total posts: 1)
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before, I worked with him on the dstesiar that never saw the light of day (otherwise known as K.O.B.E.). He seemed cool we were in the studio for a good while he even rented my Trinity (the check cleared). But something was off about dude.Plus, we shot hoops at the studio (it had a court) and I swear that dude must have made a pact with the evil one because (no joke) he could be sitting at Chicken & Waffles down the street with a piece of fried in hand, take a basketball, throw it up casually and I swear it would swish. I mean no one is that good.So Kobe, despite your being a cool dude to me and never acting diva, me, I am rooting for the Celtics.1. Because I would like to see KG and Ray (and Paul) get another ring because let us face it they do not have too much left in them.And 2. I sort of want to see you lose it and scream and it all be caught on film.But we shall see how it goes.*Kanye Shrug*
Rudy Gobert 06-27-2013 05:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.53 (total posts: 1)
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Gobert won't fall that late to much potential and upside could even go before Steven Adams and Cody Zeller
David 06-27-2013 04:50 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.124 (total posts: 1)
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Nice work. I agree that MCW can slide all the way to Dallas. Check out my mock for SportsFansNews.com: http://sportsfansnews.com/nba/2013-nba-mock-draft-2-0/
Nate 06-27-2013 01:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.93 (total posts: 2)
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Victor Oladipo is going to the Cavs, Noel to Magic, Porter to Wizards, Bennet to Hornets, Mclamore to Suns
What OKC should do 06-27-2013 11:49 am xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 14)
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Draft Gobert or the Brazilian at 12,the Spanish SG at 29 and the French forward at 32.
Matt 06-27-2013 04:20 am xxx.xxx.xxx.241 (total posts: 1)
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Here in Portland fans seem to be pretty unhappy with the idea of trading LaMarcus. I personally would give it one more year at least, and if the Blazers don't improve much I would much rather look to trade him during next year's draft which will be stronger. If the Blazers traded LMA and Matthews for the #1 pick and Thompson they would most likely take Oladipo from what I've heard, and I don't like that trade at all. You're giving up a multiple year all-star PF and a pretty decent SG for a question mark in Oladipo and a still unproven Thompson. Not to mention there would most likely be an attendance drop if LMA goes.
Ryan 06-27-2013 03:30 am xxx.xxx.xxx.119 (total posts: 1)
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Hey, spur-ned, can I have the lottery numbers for this week?
spur-ned 06-26-2013 11:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.218 (total posts: 1)
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um, the spurs are not taking jeff withey.
Rich Ragnanese 06-26-2013 10:12 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.64 (total posts: 1)
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Drafting isn't anymore complicated than your Mamma going shopping.
If mamma goes to the store to buy chicken and vegetables and the store only has a few good chickens for sale and tons of good vegetables, she doesn't buy up all the veggies go home and come back hoping there is still a good chicken to buy.
She buys the chicken first. This draft has plenty of good big's to play down low but very few good small forwards that can help Cleveland or any team win.
This is why I agree with you Otto Porter is the perfect fit for Cleveland. Let's hope Chris Grant believes the same.
Keith Gadson 06-26-2013 08:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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I saw on NBA Full Time Interview that Otto Porter played Center his whole life. In fact he said himself that his only year in college was his only time playing SF and he isn't used to shooting from deep or handling the ball as a wing. That would concern me if I was choosing for Cleveland. Noel would also concern me being that he has knee issues as a leaping big man. Screams Greg Oden. I'd go with McLemore or Len with #1.
WOWzers 06-26-2013 07:46 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 3)
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My grandma could do a better and more accurate mock than this



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