NBA Mock Draft 2023

This 2023 NBA Mock Draft is updated Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs: Victor Wembanyama, C, France France
    The Spurs were rewarded for Gregg Popovich's incoherent rantings, but this might be a curse more than a blessing. Drafting a big Frenchman has its risks, but the Spurs will do it.

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  2. Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets: Brandon Miller, SF, Alabama Alabama
    The Hornets underachieved last year, but they're not too far away from being a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. They need another dynamic scorer to get them over the hump. Brandon Miller is the Jalen Carter of the 2023 NBA Draft class. He has some major off-the-field/legal issues.

  3. Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers: Scoot Henderson, PG, USA USA
    The Blazers have Damian Lillard at the moment, but he's been the subject of many trade rumors. The Blazers can begin anew with Scoot Henderson and acquire draft capital for Lillard.

  4. Houston Rockets Houston Rockets: Amen Thompson, SF, USA USA
    The Rockets were a fun team to watch down the stretch. They don't need another wing, but they can justify this as being the best player available.

  5. Detroit Pistons 2023 NBA Mock Draft Detroit Pistons: Jarace Walker, PF, Houston Houston
    If there's something the Pistons love doing, it's collecting centers. They have a billion bigs on their roster, so what's the difference between that, and a billion-and-one?

  6. Orlando Magic Orlando Magic: Ausar Thompson, SF, USA USA
    The second Thompson twin goes to the Magic, who need a wing. By the way, the Thompson twins are from the team Overtime Elite, which sounds bizarre to me. Can a team really be elite if they always go to overtime? You'd think an elite team would avoid overtime.

  7. Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers: Taylor Hendricks, PF, Central Florida Central Florida
    The Pacers have been a poor defensive team in recent years, so they could use someone to help in that regard.

  8. Washington Bullets Washington Bullets: Anthony Black, PG, Arkansas Arkansas
    The Bullets need a name change back to their original name more than anything. The No. 2 need is a point guard because Monte Morris must be upgraded.

  9. Utah Jazz Utah Jazz: Cason Wallace, PG, Kentucky Kentucky
    The Jazz have a huge hole at point guard, as Jordan Clarkson should be upgraded. Then again, given the history of Kentucky point guards, maybe this won't be an upgrade.

  10. Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks: Cam Whitmore, SF, Villanova
    The Mavericks need to add talent around Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Cam Whitmore could definitely go much earlier than this.

  11. Orlando Magic Orlando Magic: Gradey Dick, SF, Kansas
    The Magic will think long and hard about drafting Gradey Dick, who can be another needed wing upgrade.

  12. Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder: Keyonte George, SG, Baylor Baylor
    The Thunder have a talented roster without any glaring needs. They can afford to take another dynamic guard to add to the rotation.

  13. Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors: Nick Smith Jr., PG, Arkansas Arkansas
    The Raptors could lose Fred VanVleet in free agency this summer, so the Raptors are in play for a point guard with this pick.

  14. New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans: Gregory Jackson, PF, South Carolina
    The Pelicans need some help in their front court just in case Zion Williamson never returns from injury.

  15. Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks: Jalen Hood-Schifino, PG, Indiana Duke
    It may seem odd to add a guard to a backcourt comprised of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, but Atlanta could stand to add another floor general in case Young gets hurt.

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