Tuck: 2013 NBA Mock Draft #2

At this point, just about every team picking high in the draft has been connected to some trade rumor.  Some teams are rumored to be willing to trade their pick for a veteran player while others are just looking to trade up or down.  The Magic were recently tabbed as a team looking to trade down in the draft.

One does wonder how far and who’d they target?  Perhaps one of the point guards?  What would they get in addition to moving down?  A future first round pick would be a big score, but maybe they’ll be able to dump a contract like Turkoglu’s or Harrington’s on them.

I take most reports with a grain of salt, but understanding all these teams are exploring their options.  This is not a very good draft, so it would be wise to look around and see what other teams are thinking.

The harder I look at this draft, the more size I see going off the board in what is an especially weak class for wings (shooting guards and small forwards).  Very soon I will give you my thoughts and rankings on this year’s class of players, but until then, take a look at how I see the draft unfolding in the first round.


2013 NBA Draft First Round
 1 C Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
 2 SG Ben McLemore, Kansas
 3 PF Anthony Bennett, UNLV
 4 SG Victor Oladipo, Indiana
 5 C Alex Len, Maryland
 6 SF Otto Porter, Georgetown
 7 SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
 8 PG Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
 9 C/PF Cody Zeller, Indiana
 10 C Gorgui Deing, Louisville
 11 C Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
From TOR
PG Tre Burke, Michigan
 13 SG Jamal Franklin, San Diego St.
 14 PG Dennis Schoeder, Germany
 15 SG CJ McCollum, Lehigh
 16 C Mason Plumlee, Duke
 17 C Jeff Withey, Kansas
From HOU
SG Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
From LAL
SF Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
 20 C Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
From GS
PF Tony Mitchell, North Texas
 22 SF Sergey Karasev, Russia
 23 PG Shane Larkin, Miami
 24 C Lucas Noguiera, Brazil
 25 SG Allen Crabbe, Cal
From MEM
SG Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
 27 SF Glen Rice, Jr., Georgia Tech
 28 PG/SG Ricky Ledo, Providence
 29 C Rudy Gobert, France
 30 From MIA SG Archie Goodwin, Kentucky