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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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Rainman 06-26-2013 07:45 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 3)
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* COMMENT BELOW *

Meant Cleveland
Rainman 06-26-2013 07:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.121 (total posts: 3)
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How are you still putting Porter at #1?

Phoenix has already said they are taking a big man, and the only player being mentioned to go there, outside of Noel and Len, is McLemore.
No superstars in this draft 06-26-2013 06:58 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 14)
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Porter doesn't flash anything but he does everything consistently.as for Noel he flashes shot blocking but is an injury concern and needs to develop his offense.Len is a really good offensive center but his defense is below par and his rebounding is about par for a center-not flashed.all the prospects have big strengths and weaknesses.
Gerald 06-26-2013 05:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.16 (total posts: 1)
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Spurs will probably take Jamaal Franklin if he`s still avaliable to them
bet551 06-26-2013 11:45 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
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what happened to seth curry?
Ben 06-26-2013 09:35 am xxx.xxx.xxx.138 (total posts: 1)
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Ryan, no way porter falls out of the lottery.noel will be a bust.hes coming off a torn acl and ways only 206lbs.
Ryan 06-26-2013 07:32 am xxx.xxx.xxx6.77 (total posts: 2)
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You say it's crazy Len could go #1 but will end up falling to #6?

What's crazier is you having Porter going #1, a guy that could fall out of the Lottery all together.

Tell me again what Porter does exceptionally well? That's right; nothing. He's a bust.
Ace 06-26-2013 02:42 am xxx.xxx.xxx.208 (total posts: 1)
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1. Cleveland - Nerlens Noel, PF/C, Kentucky
2. Orlando - Victor Oladipo, SG/SF, Indiana
3. Washington - Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown
4. Charlotte - Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, UNLV
5. Phoenix - Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
6. New Orleans - Alex Len, C, Maryland
7. Sacramento - Trey Burke, PG, Michigan
8. Detroit - Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
9. Minnesota - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia
10. Portland - Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana
11. Philadelphia - Steven Adams, C, Pitt
12. Oklahoma City - CJ McCollum, PG/SG, Lehigh
13. Dallas - Sergey Karasev, SG/SF, Russia
14. Utah - Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse
15. Milwaukee - Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany
16. Boston - Ricardo Ledo, SG, Providence
17. Atlanta - Kelly Olynk, C, Gonzaga
18. Atlanta - Giannis Adetokoubo, SF, Greece
19. Cleveland - Tony Snell, SG/SF, New Mexico
20. Chicago - Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville
21. Utah - Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke
22. Brooklyn - Tim Hardaway Jr, SG, Michigan
23. Indiana - Shane Larrkin, PG, Miami
24. New York - Tony Mitchell, SG/SF, North Texas
25. LA Clippers - Lucas Nogueira, PF/C, Brazil
26. Minnesota - Allen Crabbe, SG, California
27. Denver - Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray St.
28. San Antonio - Rudy Gobert, C, France
29. Oklahoma City - Jeff Wihey, C, Kansas
30. Phoenix - Jamaal Franklin, SG/SF, San Diego St.
Keith Gadson 06-26-2013 01:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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I'd like to see Detroit take the Dallas deal. Even tho there's great talent in rd 2, I'd like to have Marion on the squad. He's on the decline but still plays great D, will get you about 14 pst a game and he can mentor the young guys. It'll be cool to try and snag MCW and Shabazz Muhammad with the two lottery picks also (Thats if KCP is gone). I'd also rather have Marion's contact on the books then Charlie V's contract which Detroit can amisty.
Timberwolves Fan 06-26-2013 01:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx.126 (total posts: 1)
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The wolves just rejected a trade that would have sent kevin love to the cavs for Thompson, waiters, and the #1 overaqll pick.
I'm a little mad that they didn't accept the trade because love will obviously opt out of his contract, and the wolves would be perfectly set up to draft a real franchise player in Ben McLemore! But I do love me some love, lol!
CAVS FAN DANNY 06-25-2013 08:37 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2, (total posts: 1)
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Final post before Thur. We draft Ben Mclemore like I stated earlier. No way we take Noels or Otto Porter. Neither are worthy of a 1st round 1st pick grade, even in this weak draft. Mclemore is the only guy out there who can possibly make an allstar team. That's my bold prediction, and that's the way Grant goes unless he trades the pick. To be perfectly frank this is perhaps one of the weakest drafts I have seen in quite awhile. To be bad this is not 2014 and the Wiggins lottery. Mclemore can help the CAVS, Iam not that excited about the rest of the draft besides maybe a couple of others, such as Kasarev. But I do not know if he is NBA ready to play quite yet. Mclemore has the body to play now. I wish it was 2014!!
Lucky Lucciano 06-25-2013 07:00 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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I am a Pistons Fan. Although, Carter-Williams isn't my fist pick for the Pistons, it makes sense. Whoever doesn't like this pick just doesn't know basketball. Sure MCW has trouble shooting but a lot of players do coming out of college. They sharpen their skills once they get there. Look at the positive about this kid. He's a ball hawk. More steals then anybody. Plays great pick and roll. Alley-oops all day to Drummond. Shooting % and lowering turnovers will come with practice and being in the gym. And he's big and athletic. If the Pistons choose him, he's gonna be a great puzzle piece for a championship team. Mark my words.
Keith Gadson 06-25-2013 06:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.52 (total posts: 4)
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This is the most accurate Mock I've seen. The writer really Keys in on what guy every team needs and who make each team better. I'm interested to see what happens Thursday.
Blazers Fan 06-25-2013 06:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.213 (total posts: 1)
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@Sixers Fan u have an opinion so do I and I'm sticking 2 mine. If cavs get Lamarcus the cavs will finally have a winning record since Lebron left. P.S how's Andrew Bynum doing :)
Skip Bayless 06-25-2013 03:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.177 (total posts: 1)
224     8

The Cavaliers should draft Tim Tebow.



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