NBA Mock Draft, Version 3.0
JUN 13, 2013 1:44a ET
1. Cleveland: Ben McLemore, 6-5, SG, Kansas. If the Ray Allen comparisons are even close to true, you have to take him. Plus, the Cavs said to be shying from Nerlens Noel.
2. Orlando: Nerlens Noel, 6-11, C, Kentucky. He can run, he can jump, and, man, he can block shots. But about that ACL ...
3. Washington: Otto Porter, 6-9, SF, Georgetown. Classic small forward who does everything well. May be a better pro than college player.
4. Charlotte: Victor Oladipo, 6-4, SG, Indiana. Stock rising. Athletic and determined defender, but his offense has a ways to go at the next level.
5. Phoenix: Anthony Bennett, 6-8, PF, UNLV. Strong underneath but needs to expand his game away from basket.
6. New Orleans: Alex Len, 7-1, C, Maryland. Stock continues to rise and fall. May be the most well-rounded center in the draft.
7. Sacramento: Trey Burke, 6-0, PG, Michigan. Determined winner with all the needed point guard skills.
8. Detroit: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 6-6, SG, Georgia. Scores in bunches with a solid midrange game.
9. Minnesota: C.J. McCollum, 6-3, SG, Lehigh. Intelligent, driven and athletic enough. May be a bit small to play the two.
10. Portland: Cody Zeller, 7-0, C/PF, Indiana. Very skilled and athletic but lacked aggressiveness in the NCAA tournament.
11. Philadelphia: Kelly Olynak, 7-0, C, Gonzaga. Has a bit of a wild streak in him. Willing to mix it up with a solid midrange game.
12. Oklahoma City: Steve Adams, 7-0, C, Pittsburgh. Clogs the lane, sets picks and rebounds. Underrated offensively, too.
13. Dallas: Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, PG, Syracuse. Smart and unselfish. Has good size for a point guard. Mavs are desperately trying to deal this pick.
14. Utah: Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, SF, UCLA. Slasher and scorer whose stock is sliding as the draft nears.
15. Milwaukee: Shane Larkin, 5-11, PG, Miami. Climbing quickly. Probably because he’s extremely athletic and has all the point guard tools.
16. Boston: Rudy Gobert, 7-2, C, France. Can alter shots just by standing near the basket and sticking his arms straight up. Has a developing offensive game.
17. Atlanta: Gorgui Dieng, 6-11, C/PF, Louisville. Outstanding athlete with size, but his skills and timing need some work.
18. Atlanta: Reggie Bullock, 6-7, SF, North Carolina. Not great in any one area but a scorer in every sense of the word.
19. Cleveland: Sergey Karasev, 6-7, SF, Russia. May be the best all-around small forward the in draft. Questionable motivation, though.
20. Chicago: Jamaal Franklin, 6-5, SG, San Diego State. Always intense and has a fair amount of athleticism. Inconsistent shooter.
21. Utah: Dennis Schroeder, 6-2, PG, Germany. Pushes ball and distributes well. Doubts about his halfcourt game abound.
22. Brooklyn: Tony Mitchell, 6-9, PF, North Texas. Scrappy and can score near the basket. Determined rebounder.
23. Indiana: Allen Crabbe, 6-6, SG, California. If he gets to his spot on the perimeter, it’s lights out.
24. New York: Mason Plumlee, 7-1, C, Duke. Good ball-handler for a big man; rarely makes a wrong play.
25. L.A. Clippers: Tim Hardaway Jr., 6-6, SG, Michigan. Natural scorer with mental toughness.
26. Minnesota: Glen Rice Jr., 6-6, SG, D-League. Wing who can really shoot and appears NBA-ready.
27. Denver: Ricky Ledo, 6-6, SG, Providence. Nice upside but a little inconsistent on both ends.
28. San Antonio: Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, SF, Ohio State. Always looking to score and usually does it pretty well.
29. Oklahoma City: Tony Snell, 6-7, SG, New Mexico. Does enough of everything well, especially play hard.
30. Phoenix: Lucas Nogueira, 7-0, C, Brazil. Big man who plays with tons of energy and hustle. Not really skilled.
31. Cleveland: Erick Green, 6-3, PG/SG, Virginia Tech
32. Oklahoma City: Giannis Adetokoubo, 6-9, SF, Greece
33. Cleveland: CJ Leslie, 6-9, SF/PF, NC State
34. Houston: Jeff Withey, 7-1, C, Kansas
35. Philadelphia: Mike Muscala, 6-11, C, Bucknell
36. Sacramento: Alex Abrines, 6-5, SG, Spain
37. Detroit: Pierre Jackson, 5-11, PG, Baylor
38. Washington: Nate Wolters, 6-5, PG, South Dakota State
39. Portland: Archie Goodwin, 6-5, SG, Kentucky
40. Portland: Grant Jerrett, 6-9, PF, Arizona
41. Memphis: Isaiah Canaan, 6-0, PG, Murray State
42. Philadelphia: Lorenzo Brown, 6-5, PG, NC State
43. Milwaukee: Ray McCallum, 6-2, PG, Detroit
44. Dallas: Jackie Carmichael, 6-9, PF, Illinois State
45. Portland: Andre Roberson, 6-7, SF, Colorado
46. Utah: Colton Iverson, 7-0, C, Colorado State
47. Atlanta: B.J. Young, 6-4, PG, Arkansas
48. L.A. Lakers: Myck Kabongo, 6-3, PG, Texas
49. Chicago: Livio Jean-Charles, 6-9, PF, France
50. Atlanta: Trevor Mbakwe, 6-8, PF, Minnesota
51. Orlando: Phil Pressey, 6-0, PG, Missouri
52. Minnesota: Nemanja Nedovic, 6-3, SG, Serbia
53. Indiana: James Southerland, 6-8, SF, Syracuse
54. Washington: Zeke Marshall, 7-0, C, Akron
55. Memphis: James Ennis, 6-7, SF, Long Beach State
56. Detroit: Richard Howell, 6-8, PF, NC State
57. Phoenix: Vander Blue, 6-5, SG, Marquette
58. San Antonio: Mouhammadou Jaiteh, 6-11, PF, France
59. Minnesota: Carrick Felix, 6-6, SG/SF, Arizona State
60. Memphis: Adonis Thomas, 6-7, SF, Memphis
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