2023 NBA Mock Draft

By Mike Elworth.

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Updated: Oct. 26, 2022.

  1. Golden State Warriors: Victor Wembanyama, F/C, France.
    The 7-foot-4 French teenager is considered the best NBA prospect since LeBron James.

  2. Utah Jazz: Scoot Henderson, PG, G-League.
    The athletic point guard is a pure scorer and looks similar to a teenaged Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook.

  3. Detroit Pistons: G.G. Jackson, F/C, South Carolina.
    Jackson is a very solid player offensively, possessing a ton of skill and the talent to be an excellent big in the NBA. Detroit doesn't have too much in its front court, where Jackson would fit very well.

  4. Charlotte Hornets: Dariq Whitehead, SF, Duke.
    After losing Miles Bridges, the Hornets need another forward. Whitehead has size, athleticism and excellent two-way potential.

  5. Orlando Magic: Ausar Thompson, SG/SF, OTE.
    Add another monster athlete to the Magic. The first Thompson twin is a potential stud defensively and offensively, but he needs to work on his jumper.

  6. San Antonio Spurs, Brandon Miller, F, Alabama.
    Miller is a fantastic scorer and a big-time athlete who seems to be a perfect modern-day stretch four.

  7. Washington Wizards: Nick Smith, G, Arkansas.
    The Wizards have needed a guard next to all-star Bradley Beal for a while now, and like Beal, Smith is a born scorer who can play the one and two.

  8. Sacramento Kings: Anthony Black, PG, Arkansas.
    Black is an athletic point guard with a lot of size who can defend, rebound, distribute and score. However, he still needs to become more efficient as a scorer.

  9. Houston Rockets: Keyonte George, G, Baylor.
    George is a big-time offensive talent who could be the next elite sixth man in Houston or a starter next to Jalen Green.

  10. Indiana Pacers: Kel'el Ware, C, Oregon.
    Indiana has a stacked group of talented young players, but could use a center who can defend, block shots and shoot like Ware can.

  11. New York Knicks: Carson Wallace, G, Kentucky.
    Wallace is a skilled player who can play on the ball or off, and he can play and defend point and shooting guards, making him a potential elite sixth man.

  12. Portland Trail Blazers: Dereck Lively, C, Duke.
    Lively is listed at 7-foot-1 and is billed as a rebounder and defender, but he is solid on offense too. He could still stand to improve there significantly however.

  13. Toronto Raptors: Amen Thompson, G, OTE.
    The second Thompson twin is very different than his brother, as he is superior offensively but weaker defensively. He's also a fantastic athlete and a steal here at No. 13.

  14. Utah Jazz (From Timberwolves): Dillon Mitchell, SF, Texas.
    With the first of the four first-rounders from the Rudy Gobert trade, the Jazz have a strong chance to get a pick between Nos. 12 and 16, and they would be wise to pick their favorite prospect. Mitchell is a fantastic athlete with so much potential and is an incredible value.

  15. Indiana Pacers: Baba Miller, G/F, Florida State.
    Miller is a combo forward who is going to be a beast on offense. He has the potential of a stretch four for the NBA and would fit Indiana's youth movement.

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By Mike Elworth.

Follow Mike @MikeElworth24. For site updates follow @walterfootball.

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