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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


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