|2013 NBA Mock Draft - Kyle Baillargeon
|Updated: Monday, June 24th
The 2013 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th in Brooklyn (NY) at the Barclays Center.|
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Here is Kyle's 2013 NBA Mock Draft:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nerlens Noel, PF/C, Kentucky
No signs of a trade by Cleveland, so expect Noel to go No. 1 as we have all expected.
2. Orlando Magic: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
If the Magic trade Afflalo for Bledsoe, McLemore can slide in as the starting SG and the Magic will suddenly have their backcourt of the future.
3. Washington Wizards: Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV
High upside and potential superstar ability for a team that can afford to wait.
4. Charlotte Bobcats: Alex Len, C, Maryland
Len gives the Bobcats the size that they desperately need.
5. Phoenix Suns: Otto Porter Jr., SF, Georgetown
Some consider Porter the best player in the draft. He'd be a great building block for the Suns.
6. New Orleans Pelicans: Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana
Could instead go with Burke if the Pelicans feel Rivers isn't their man at the point.
7. Sacramento Kings: Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana
Fills a hole at PF for the Kings.
8. Detroit Pistons: Trey Burke, PG, Michigan
National Player of the Year will let the Pistons slide Knight to two-guard.
9. Minnesota Timberwolves: C.J. McCollum, SG, Lehigh
Excellent shooter from long range goes to a team that desperately needs it.
10. Portland Trail Blazers: Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh
Great compliment to LaMarcus Aldridge's skills in the front court.
11. Philadelphia 76ers: Mason Plumlee, PF/C, Duke
Philly needs size and Plumlee, while possibly a reach, is the most skilled big man left.
12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia
Better than Kevin Martin, but still not on the level of James Harden.
13. Dallas Mavericks: Sergey Karasev, SF, Russia
Expect the Mavericks to trade or to take someone who can be stashed away. They want as much cap space as possible to go after Dwight Howard and/or Chris Paul.
14. Utah Jazz: Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany
Jazz need a point guard and Schroeder has been compared to Rondo by some.
15. Milwaukee Bucks: Tony Mitchell, SF, North Texas
If the Bucks determine that they don't want to keep either of their free-agent guards, they may go elsewhere here.
16. Boston Celtics: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse
The Celtics are finally in rebuilding mode, and taking MCW would speak volumes about how they think Rondo fits into their future plans.
17. Atlanta Hawks: Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
Not necessarily a need, but if he slides here, the Hawks take him.
18. Atlanta Hawks: Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville
Al Horford is more dangerous as a PF, and Dieng let's him play there.
19. Cleveland Cavaliers: Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (FL)
More than capable back-up who will also serve as insurance if Irving can't make it through the year again.
20. Chicago Bulls: Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Gonzaga
Bulls need more size if they want to make a run at the championship.
21. Utah Jazz: Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil
Nogueira is a hot name, and if the Jazz are worried he won't slide here, they may take him with their first pick.
22. Brooklyn Nets: Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State
Solid Defender who can do a lot of things.
23. Indiana Pacers: Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal
Great shooter who can play above-average defense. Will help Indiana's non-existent bench.
24. New York Knicks: Mike Muscala, PF/C, Bucknell
Skilled big man offensively who will eventually replace Tyson Chandler (and likely soon).
25. Los Angeles Clippers: Ricky Ledo, PG, Providence
Maturity is a big question, but with Doc as the (likely) coach, CP3 and potentially KG, there will be plenty of leaders to help him reach his potential.
26. Minnesota Timberwolves - Glen Rice Jr., SG, D-League
Another scorer for Minnesota, and they need it.
27. Denver Nuggets: Reggie Bullock, SG, North Carolina
A solid rotation player for Denver.
28. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan
A very good scorer, which is something the Spurs could use.
29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Rudy Gobert, PF/C, France
Amnesty Perkins, Draft Gobert. The difference will be negligible next year, but could pay dividends down the road.
30. Phoenix Suns: Tony Snell, SG/SF, New Mexico
Very talented, which is the most important thing for the Suns at this stage.
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