June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern speaks at the conclusion of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Mock Draft: Trey Burke is First Off the Board


On June 27th, sixty dreams will come true. Sixty of the most talented young basketball players on the planet, whether from universities across the nations or overseas, will be drafted by NBA team.

David Stern will walk to the podium, and one by one,  change each player drafted’s life for the better. These guys have worked hard from a very young age and have been anticipating this day for as long as they can remember.

With all that said, trades are bound to happen, the lottery will change the order of the first fourteen picks, and draft stocks will rise and fall. For now, here is a look at my mock draft.

Pick # Team Name Player Name Position College
1 Orlando Magic Trey Burke PG Michigan
2 Charlotte Bobcats Nerlens Noel C Kentucky
3 Cleveland Cavaliers Otto Porter SF Georgetown
4 Phoenix Suns Ben McLemore SG Kansas
5 New Orleans Pelicans Victor Oladipo SG Indiana
6 Sacramento Kings Michael Carter-Williams PG Syracuse
7 Detroit Pistons Shabazz Muhammad SF UCLA
8 Washington Wizards Anthony Bennett PF UNLV
9 Minnesota Timberwolves C.J. McCollum G Lehigh
10 Portland Trailblazers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Georgia
11 Philadelphia 76ers Alex Len C Maryland
12 OKC Thunder (from Raptors) Cody Zeller C Indiana
13 Dallas Mavericks Kelly Olynyk C Gonzaga
14 Utah Jazz Jamaal Franklin SG San Diego St.
15 Milwaukee Bucks Dario Saric SF Croatia
16 Boston Celtics Gorgui Dieng C Louisville
17 Atlanta Hawks Jeff Withey C Kansas
18 Chicago Bulls Steven Adams C Pittsburgh
19 Cleveland Cavs (from Heat) Isaiah Austin PF/C Baylor
20 Atlanta Hawks (from Rockets) Archie Goodwin SG Kentucky
21 Utah Jazz (from Warriors) Mason Plumlee PF Duke
22 Brooklyn Nets Rudy Gobert PF/C France
23 Indiana Pacers Giannis Adetokunbo SF Greece
24 New York Knicks Shane Larkin G Miami
25 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Grizzlies) Reggie Bullock SF UNC
26 Los Angeles Clippers Allen Crabbe SG California
27 Denver Nuggets Sergey Karasev SG Russia
28 San Antonio Spurs Matthew Bellavedova G St. Mary’s
29 OKC Thunder Erick Green PG Virginia Tech
30 Phoenix Suns (from Lakers) DeShaun Thomas F Ohio St.
31 Cleveland Cavs (from Magic) Lucas Nogueira C Brazil
32 OKC Thunder (from Bobcats) C.J. Leslie F NC State
33 Cleveland Cavs Lorenzo Brown PG NC State
34 Houston Rockets (from Suns) Dennis Schroeder PG Germany
35 Philadelphia 76ers (from Pelicans) Doug McDermott F Creighton
36 Sacramento Kings Tony Mitchell PF North Texas
37 Washington Wizards B.J. Young SG Arkansas
38 Detroit Pistons Livio Jean-Charles SF France
39 Portland Trailblazers (from Timberwolves) Nate Wolters PG S. Dakota St.
40 Portland Trailblazers Mohammadou Jaiteh C France
41 Memphis Grizzlies (from Raptors) Adreian Payne PF Michigan St.
42 Philadelphia 76ers Myck Kabongo PG Texas
43 Milwaukee Bucks Mike Muscala C Bucknell
44 Dallas Mavericks Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Michigan
45 Portland Trailblazers (from Celtics) Jackie Carmichael PF Illinois St.
46 Utah Jazz Phil Pressey PG Missouri
47 Atlanta Hawks Isaiah Canaan PG Murray St.
48 Los Angeles Lakers Erik Murphy PF Florida
49 Chicago Bulls Solomon Hill F Arizona
50 Atlanta Hawks (from Rockets) Nemanja Nedovic G Serbia
51 Orlando Magic (from Warriors) Michael Snaer SG Florida St.
52 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Nets) Brandon Paul SG Illinois
53 Indiana Pacers Richard Howell PF NC State
54 Washington Wizards (from Knicks) Bojan Dubljevic PF/C Montenegro
55 Memphis Grizzlies James Ennis SF Long Beach St.
56 Detroit Pistons (from Clippers) Vander Blue SG Marquette
57 Phoenix Suns (from Nuggets) Alex Abrines SG Spain
58 San Antonio Spurs Pierre Jackson PG Baylor
59 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Thunder) Marco Todorovic C Montenegro
60 Memphis Grizzlies (from Heat) Glen Rice SG Rio Grande Valley

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bbanifatemi Brian Banifatemi

    The Warriors have 0 zero draft picks?

    • http://twitter.com/danielnicks8 Daniel Nicks

      It was conditional on a 1-6.

      • http://www.facebook.com/bbanifatemi Brian Banifatemi

        Gotcha

  • http://twitter.com/danielnicks8 Daniel Nicks

    Great mock John.

    I really hope the Hawks can grab Whitney, or at least a Muscala/Adams. God knows Atlanta needs a center.

    But if the Lakers were to pass up on Vander Blue, I’d lose it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.adair.35912 John Adair

      I think Withey’s a good fit in Atlanta. Not a franchise-changing player in the NBA, but his ability to block shots and protect the rim doesn’t change.

  • http://twitter.com/Jazz9titans Josh Haslam

    Jazz won’t take Franklin unless they don’t think Burks and Foye are in their future. I also doubt Plumlee falls to 21 but he’d be a good fit for Utah

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.adair.35912 John Adair

      Not sure Utah thinks they have a future with either player. Could be wrong though. Also may not reach for a SG in a thin draft for that position. Team’s may reach for players with upside in a weak draft. Not sure how much upside Plumlee really has.

  • KingRell25

    You don’t even know the date of the draft….its June 27th

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Ajamie/21103247 Stephen Ajamie

    For the Indiana Pacers, I would look towards a big man if David West or Tyler Hansbrough aren’t brought back. I think West ends up resigned, but I don’t know about Hansbrough, and hate to lose that physical type of player. I don’t even know who fits that mold, but that’s what I am looking for in the Pacers’ draft.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.adair.35912 John Adair

      Agree that they could go for one in the first round, but Richard Howell is a physical power forward in the second.

  • http://twitter.com/Kolestarz Zak Kolesar

    The Cavaliers will need to land in the top 3 if they stand any chance at nabbing a player who fills a glaring hole in their roster. Last season the front office decided that shooting guard, instead of small forward, was the more important need at the time and opted out of taking Harrison Barnes by selecting Dion Waiters fourth overall. With Alonzo Gee displaying this season that he just cannot fill the starter role at SF, Otto Porter is the man for the job. You can check out one of my writer’s draft profiles on him here (http://rightdowneuclid.com/2013/04/23/2013-nba-draft-profile-otto-porter/). If given the third pick or higher in the draft, Porter is the perfect fit for Cleveland. It will also help to have Gee coming off the bench, as he is the team’s current best off-the-ball defender.