|2013 NBA Mock Draft (Picks 16-30) - Kyle Baillargeon
|Updated: Sunday, June 2nd
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Here is Kyle's 2013 NBA Mock Draft, picks 16-30:
16. Boston Celtics: Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
Paul Pierce is one of the greatest Celtics of all time, but he'll either be bought out this offseason or could retire soon thereafter, and his scoring will be missed. The Celtics do have Jeff Green to take over the small forward position, but at this stage of the draft, Muhammad is the best player left. He could be an elite scorer in time, even if he doesn't have the skillset of a number one pick like he was once projected.
17. Atlanta Hawks: Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State
With Josh Smith likely out-the-door, the Hawks are essentially Jeff Teague, Al Horford, and a collection of players with a higher name value than on-court value (many of whom are free agents as well). Franklin is a good, young piece who can form a nice backcourt with Teague.
18. Atlanta Hawks: Mason Plumlee, PF/C, Duke
Plumlee would allow Horford to move to Power Forward. Their skill-sets compliment each other. Plumlee was at one point considered a top center prospect, and the Hawks would be smart to take him.
19. Cleveland Cavaliers: Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (FL)
Kyrie Irving is already at superstar status, but at some point the Cavs have to question if he'll be able to stay on the court consistently. Larkin can be a very good backup who will be able to step in if Irving has any more injury issues.
20. Chicago Bulls: Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville
The Bulls need size, pure and simple. Will he start? Of course not. But Joakim Noah will need more rest than he got in the playoffs this year if the Bulls want to make a run next season.
21. Utah Jazz: Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Gonzaga
With the futures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in question, Olynyk will give the Jazz a young, talented rotation player in the front court to back up Kanter and Favors.
22. Brooklyn Nets: Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor
Jackson would bring a change-of-pace to the point guard position behind Deron Williams. He can also be a good defender. Backup Center is also an option here.
23. Indiana Pacers: Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal
The Pacers have shown in the playoffs that, especially with Danny Granger hurt, their bench is pretty much non-existent. Crabbe is a great shooter with very good athleticism who could develop as a solid rotation player. His above-average defense would also fit in well with Indiana. He would be a great get at this point.
24. New York Knicks: Mike Muscala, PF/C, Bucknell
Tyson Chandler will be entering his 12th(!) year in the league, and has already shown signs of a drop-off. Muscala has a great motor and may be a better scorer than Chandler at this point.
25. Los Angeles Clippers: Reggie Bullock, SG, North Carolina
Solid rotation player at a position where LAC doesn't really have any standouts.
26. Minnesota Timberwolves - Glen Rice Jr., SG, D-League
Another scorer for Minnesota; Rice's biggest issue is character concerns. There's no doubt about his ability, however, as he showed in the D-League.
27. Denver Nuggets: Sergey Karasev, SF, Russia
With Gallinari out early, the Nuggets need help at the small forward position. Karasev is a good shooter and shouldn't be too effected by the move to the States.
28. San Antonio Spurs: Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil
In a few years, the difference between Noguiera and Nerlens Noel may be minimal. San Antonio proves time and again that picking late doesn't equate to picking badly. This pick will prove it again.
29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Rudy Gobert, PF/C, France
The Thunder could use some help in the front court, especially if they wind up amnestying Kendrick Perkins. He is a project, however, but that hasn't bothered OK City in the past.
30. Phoenix Suns: Jeff Withey, C, Kansas
Phoenix needs help everywhere, and Withey can be a solid contributor in the front court.
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