NBA mock draft 2013
2013 NBA mock draft
Updated: June 27, 9:45 a.m.: Newsday's Al Iannazzone predicts the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 27.
1.CavaliersNERLENS NOEL, Kentucky, CA risk since the 6-11 freshman is rehabbing from ACL surgery. Cleveland also is considering moving the pick or taking Alex Len.
2.MagicVICTOR OLADIPO, Indiana, GIf Cavs pass on Noel, Orlando may not. Otherwise, this 6-5 junior is a ready-made skilled player who fits the Magic personnel.
3.WizardsOTTO PORTER, Georgetown, SFThey like the 6-7 200-pound Hoya. He has good size, can defend and score and could eventually start at small forward.
4.BobcatsALEX LEN, Maryland, CThere are rumblings this 7-1 sophomore may go No. 1, but if he's available, Charlotte could take him. Ben McLemore is another option.
5.SunsBEN MCLEMORE, Kansas, GThe 6-5 freshman showed great promise as a freshman, and is one of this draft's most talented players but has plenty of room for growth.
6.PelicansTREY BURKE, Michigan, GWith Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson up front, New Orleans could go small and make the 6-foot sophomore its point guard of the future.
7.KingsCODY ZELLER, Indiana, CAnthony Bennett is a possibility, but this new regime may go with this safe, dependable 7-foot sophomore who could help change the culture.
8.PistonsMICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS, Syracuse, PGThey like their young frontcourt so this 6-6 sophomore or combo guard C.J. McCollum could be good fits.
9.TimberwolvesKENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE, Georgia, GThey could use some help on the perimeter and this 6-5 sophomore is one of the best pure scorers in this draft.
10.Trail BlazersANTHONY BENNETT, UNLV, FHe's a good shooter and scorer, but some medical question marks and other red flags could cause him to slip to here.
11.76ersC.J. MCCOLLUM, Lehigh, GAndrew Bynum's uncertainty may lead them to Mason Plumlee or another big, or they could start grooming Evan Turner's replacement here.
12.ThunderSTEVEN ADAMS, Pitt, CThe pick is available, but if OKC keeps it, the still developing defensive-minded 7-foot freshman Adams or more ready Kelly Olynyk are options.
13.MavericksSERGEY KARASEV, Russia, FSeeking cap space, they may trade out or take a foreigner to stash overseas. If not, point guard Dennis Schroeder could go here.
14.JazzKELLY OLYNYK, Gonzaga, C Utah could lose big men Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in free agency and this skilled 7-foot junior could step in and fill the void.
15.BucksSHABAZZ MUHAMMED, UCLA, G/FThey have free agents at multiple positions and Muhammed, a 6-6 freshman, has the versatility to play a couple himself.
16.CelticsDENNIS SCHROEDER, Germany, GThey need point guard help - among other things - and he has chance to be good, especially for a rebuilding team.
17.HawksGIANNIS ADETOKUNBO, Greece, F/GHe's high on their list, but they also like Karasev so they could try to move up to 13 to grab him.
18.HawksMASON PLUMLEE, Duke, FThis 6-10 senior may already be gone, but if not, Hawks GM Danny Ferry may not let this solid Duke alum slip past him.
19.Cavaliers ALLEN CRABBE, CAL, GSince they should go big up top, they likely will take a wing here. Crabbe, a 6-6 junior, scores a variety of ways and rebounds well for his size.
20.BullsTIM HARDAWAY JR., Michigan, SGCan score and defend and would give the Bulls insurance if they can't re-sign Nate Robinson and/or Marco Bellinelli.
21.JazzSHANE LARKIN, Miami, GIf Utah goes big at 14, it could fill another need at point guard with this 5-11 sophomore and son of MLB Hall of Famer Barry Larkin.
22. Nets TONY SNELL, New Mexico, F/GThey want a shooter and someone who can help now. Snell, a 6-7 junior, would fit both criteria, but moving up for Karasev is a possibility.
23.PacersGORGUI DIENG, Louisville, FThey're trying to deal the pick, but if they keep it, Dieng, a good shot blocker and defender, could fit Indiana's mold.
24.KnicksISAIAH CANAAN, Murray State, GThey're in win-now mode and this 6-1 senior is ready to play now. They like Tony Mitchell, but are they willing to wait for him to develop and mature?
25.ClippersREGGIE BULLOCK, UNC, F/GOne of the draft's better shooters, this versatile 6-7 junior could get plenty of open looks playing on this team.
26.TimberwolvesRUDY GOBERT, France, CThis pick could be on the move, but the 7-1 Gobert has caught the eyes of some execs in the lower third of the draft.
27.NuggetsTONY MITCHELL, North Texas, FNo one questions the 6-8 sophomore's talent, but his game slipping this season and other concerns could lead to him falling.
28.SpursLUCAS NOGUEIRA, Spain, CTThey usually find players late who can help, and if the 7-foot Nogueira or Jeff Withey are available, Spurs could nab one of them.
29.ThunderJAMAAL FRANKLIN, San Diego St., GIf OKC keeps it, this 6-5 junior would provide scoring and some playmaking off the bench. Pierre Jackson might fit, too.
30.SunsJEFF WITHEY, Kansas, CIf they select a backcourt player at No. 5, the Suns could go with size here and take this improved, shot-blocking big man.