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Updated: 6/26/13 3:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Alex Len

  1. Cleveland | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 20

Len is a great prospect at center.. He has an always growing game and has fantastic size. Playing beside a PF like Davis could make them a duo the be feared for the future.. Also, playing with Vasquez could really help his development.
Nerlens Noel

  2. *Orlando | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Washington should look to give Singelton and Vessely 1 more year to see if they can be the SFs of the future for the Wiz. Also, they don't really need help right away, they just need to have Wall healthy for the year. If Noel makes a strong comeback, he can start beside Nene or come off the bench for Okafor or Seraphin. The thing is, they can get a huge steal here just because other guys don't want to wait for Noel and Washington doesn't mind. When he is healthy, he will have the Coach Cal connection with Wall and should be a nice target on the pick and roll for lobs.
Anthony Bennett

  3. Washington | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

This pick is made thinking that Cousins is the future of the team. With Cousins at the C spot, Bennett makes a ton of sense at the PF spot. He is a horse that can rebound, defend, and shoot outside to take pressure off of Cousins in every spot. He may only be 6'7 but his arms make him more like a 6'9 player. Very versatile and energetic.
Ben McLemore

  4. Charlotte | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

Kemba is a great scorer, MKG is good at everything but shooting, and Gerald Henderson has impressed me but doesnt fit with those other 2 moving forward. McLemore is though. He would be in the perfect situation where he would just be asked to play off of Kemba in almost the exact same role he played in college.. Shoot the ball when your open.. He can do that.
Victor Oladipo

  5. Phoenix | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 21

If I were a GM, I would pass on Oladipo.. However, not many feel the same.. The Suns have built a solid roster with younger players that can contribute now and that is what Oladipo presents.. He wont be a star from day 1 but he should provide defense and athleticism. The Suns need a star player to help but they may not get that till next year.. Oladipo is a solid pick for the Suns if they believe he will be a starter.
Trey Burke

  6. *New Orleans | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 21

Orlando has youth at every position.. They need to draft Burke, move Nelson, and start new again.. Burke, Aflallo, Harris, Harkless, and Vucevic may not win many games but they are a fantastic group of starters moving forward.
CJ McCollum

  7. *Sacramento | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 22

It was evident that in the Harden trade, the Thunder lost a vital component of what made the hard to guard.. They didn't have anyone, minus Westbrook, that could really take pressure off of Durant. McCollum could do that for them.. He has the ability to play PG/SG and do it well.. He could play with Westbrook or for him and do a great job.. He is ready to step in and play right away and that is what they Thunder need.. Some will say they need a C but there aren't any in this draft that aren't big projects and also fill a need for the Thunder.
Otto Porter

  8. Detroit | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 20

I have been back and forth on this between Porter and McLemore. I think Porter is just a better fit even though I think that McLemore is the better player.. Porter may never live up to the number 1 pick but I do see him being a career starter and his shooting touch plus defensive ability fit well with Irving and Waiters.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  9. *Utah | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

Portland snagged the best player from last years draft in Lillard and he was fantastic.. Only problem was that he often times had to play the 2 spot so that Portland had some scoring coming from the wing.. I don't think that Caldwell-Pope can fix that problem from day 1 but he can relieve some of the pressure. With a nice shooting stroke and knack for scoring, KCP looks to fit very well on this team that is really only weak at the 2 guard. He may never be a starter but he can still score the ball and is a legit defender.
Michael Carter-Williams

  10. *Portland | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 22

MCW is a very pure PG with excellent size and if the Pistons are sold on Knight playing the 2, then Carter-Williams is a great fit.. He will be long enough to guard any PG in the league and when Knight is just outsized at the 2 spot, they can always just switch. In a pinch, I think that MCW can play the 1-2-3 spots but not for extended time.. Tyreke can do it because he is such an aggressive scorer but it is not the same for Carter-Williams. He wont have to start right away because of Calderon and he will never be asked to be the best player on the team because of Monroe, Knight, and Drummond. He can just do what he does best without pressure to carry a team.
Cody Zeller

  11. *Philadelphia | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 21

This is a big slide for Zeller, IMO.. He is a top 5 talent but scouts have soured on him.. He isn't a full time C but he can play there for the 76ers until they get a legit one.. Zeller is a PF with great size and athleticism. He also showed that his jumper is much better than people expected.. Probably the most versatile player in the whole draft and if he falls this far, Philly will scoop him up in a heartbeat.
Steven Adams

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 20

I don't see the Mavs making this pick. They will either trade it or sell it. With that being said, the team that would be looking for this pick, should seriously consider Adams. He has a great body and looks to be very strong. He has shown improvement in his short jumper and has, possibly, the most potential of any player in this draft. At 13, in a weak draft, you could be getting a starting C for 5-7 years. I think that is a chance that deserves to be taken.
Sergey Karasev

  13. *Boston | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 20

I am terrible at ranking international players and I may be vastly underrating this one.. With Portland needing some offense coming from the 2 spot, I can see them taking a risk here even if he decides to stay over seas for a couple years.
Lucas Nogueira

  14. *Minnesota | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 21

OKC has always had a soft spot for potential loaded bigs.. Nogueira is that big man.. He is 7 feet long and looks like a good defender with promise to have decent offensive ability.. Someone like this is was the Thunder need.. Perkins has been a bit disappointing and is probably just too short to defend the bigger Cs around and actually keep them from shooting over him.. Lucas, in a couple years, could step in when Perks' contract is expiring.
Shane Larkin

  15. Milwaukee | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 21

The Knicks have lots of problems but I think a big one is that they have too many guys that think they are fantastic. Anyway, I cant see them drafting a big because they are going to give Amare another chance or 2 because his name and his contract are huge.. With Shumpert coming into form in the playoffs and Smith still on campus, they are set at almost every spot.. However, Jason Kidd is just not getting it done for another year. The Knicks need Larkin to be a backup PG to Felton and eventually be handed the keys.. Being the athlete he is, Larkin is an instant change of pace to the Knicks and with this shooting ability, he compliments Melo. Larkin may not contribute right away but with Kidd still around, maybe he can learn from the best till he is ready?
Shabazz Muhammad

  16. *Atlanta | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 21

Shabazz is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Wolves.. Long, strong, scoring guard is what the Wolves have lacked. Playing with a PG like Rubio and bigs like Pek and Love would make Bazz's job easy.. No pressure to carry a team.. Just make shots and work the ball into the hoop. Hand, meet glove.
Kelly Olynyk

  17. Atlanta | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 22

This may seem like a strange pick for the Celtics, and I feel a little odd about it too, but, let me explain. I truly believe that Jared Sullinger is the future for the Celtics in the post. They shut him down and let him have surgery to protect him for the future and in his short time on the floor, he impressed my socks right off.. Olynyk would be a nice fit with Sully.. He has a great jumper, a high motor, and good length.. While he is not the athlete you would like to see, his tenacity makes up for it.. At times, he can be over powered but playing on a team with tradition like the Celtics can make guys work harder than ever.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  18. *Dallas | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

He is a bigger version of Mbah a Moute that is more offensive minded. The Bucks are going through changes as a team and rumor is that they will not bring back Jennings and will elect to have Monta run the point. With a dynamic guard like that, you need solid athletes around him that will rebound and do some dirty work.. If this guy and Mbah a Moute are ever on the floor together, you will have a defensive duo that will work hard to rebound.
Tony Snell

  19. *Cleveland | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 22

Snell is a great fit with the Bulls.. He has a great shot and fantastic length. He has a 7' wingspan.. So that kind of reach would be a dream come true for the defensive minded Bulls.. He could learn from Hamilton how to effectively come off screens and eventually be a huge component for Chicago..
Ricardo Ledo

  20. Chicago | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 21

Ledo is a "break you down" wing player that, when he is on, can score in bunches. He is a bit thin and they already have quite a few thin players at this spot but in the second round, they can go ahead and go all in to figure out their SG spot.
Dennis Schroeder

  21. *Minnesota | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 20

Every year in the draft, Utah is mocked to be taking a PG that will take over for the next few years.. They always seem to dodge them though.. I don't think they will this time.. Schroder has been called a lot of things from a problem child to a cocky jerk but you cant deny his intangibles. Fantastic length, decent jumper, and a great athlete. If he gets this far in the draft, the Jazz better take him.. Every other spot is filled with youth or in a log jam and he would even have a year or 2 to play behind Mo Williams if the Jazz want him to.
Mason Plumlee

  22. Brooklyn | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Everyone thinks Plumlee will go much higher but I think this is about right for him.. He is a career role player and with a PG like Rubio feeding him the ball on lobs and such, he can be a good role player.. Will serve as a backup for both the PF and C spot because he can guard both. Sort of a steal for the Wolves but he would be behind 2 solid bigs.
Allen Crabbe

  23. Indiana | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Crabbe is a competitor and if they bring back Chris Paul, that is the most important part of a rookie for this team. Also, at 6'6 with a nice stroke he can play some SG and SF for a team that is always looking for shooters. With their team thin at SG starting Chaucny and Green, there could be some PT for this guy.
Gorgui Dieng

  24. New York | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Denver is the ultimate underdog and Deing should welcome that because Louisville was the same all year long.. Even when ranked number 1, nobody thought they could win a national championship.. IDK what everyone says about McGee, he will never stop making stupid plays.. He did it all year long but it was not noticed as much because of Carl.. He didn't punish him or call him out, he just let it happen and learned to play with it.. Dieng can be a great backup for McGee (assuming he will start next year) because he would be a change of pace.. He is more grounded, much stronger, and not as wild when he plays but still a very nice defender. Wont give you much on offense and probably wont get a whole lot better but he should be serviceable.
Jamaal Franklin

  25. LA Clippers | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 22

I love SDSU players because of their intensity.. Memphis needs help at the wing spots and Franklin can play both.. He his hard nosed and gritty so he should fit in well with a team that would rather defend than score.
Tony Mitchell

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

Defensive minded with spring in his shoes and a nice jumper. Mitchell should be rated much higher because he is a great player. Fantastic athlete that could add some excitement to a pretty boring Nets team. He is a PF that might be athletic enough to spend some time a the 3.. Don't count on him to be a full time SF though.. His jumper is nice and he has to be respected out to three and he is quick enough to blow by slower defenders. Oh, he loves to play above the rim.. Blocking shots, grabbing wild rebounds, and DUNKING are what he loves doing.. Putting him beside a finesse Lopez would be great and Williams would finally have a lob target.
Rudy Gobert

  27. Denver | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 21

With the Cavs looking strong and young at every position, if they take Porter, why not take a project C? This guy could turn out to be a very nice big and being schooled by Verjao for a while could be great for him. He would never be asked to do more than rebound and challenge shots in the paint. That could be a perfect fit for a guy like this with great length and a raw offensive game. Also, being selected this low should take most of the pressure off him to preform right away..
Nate Wolters

  28. San Antonio | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 22

One would think that the Pacers really need help at the SG spot but I disagree.. Could they improve it? Yeah.. Is Stephenson bad?? No.. I think they need depth at all spots.. And, a big priority is going to be to resign David West.. Trading Granger could provide lots of depth for them or a big name SG. With all that aside, they should take Wolters. He can play the 2 spot but he is a natural PG and would be an upgrade from DJ Augustine. At 6'4, he would never be outsized and with his scoring ability, he could be a huge punch off the bench.. I am very high on him so I think that at some point in his career, he is a starter and it could be with the Pacers and George..
Tim Hardaway Jr

  29. *Phoenix | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

With the second pick, the Hawks should look to Hardaway to play SG instead of playing guys like Devin Harris, Stevenson, or Jones there. Hardaway is a natural SG that can catch and shoot or go ff the dribble. Also, he has great size for the spot and coming form a NBA dad, he should have some more knowledge than most players. He should compliment a PG like Teague well because of his ability to catch and shoot. He doesn't need to come in and be a superstar but, like Withey, he is one of the most ready players at his position to start right away.. If they Hawks turn the team over to Teague and Horford, Hardaway and Withey would be great players to help them. Also, at 6'6, Hardaway could play some SF if needed..
Glen Rice Jr.

  30. *Golden St. | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

Nobody knows what is going to happen with Evans so the Kings need to have some insurance for him.. Rice spent last year in the D-League so he knows the NBA game and is ready to contribute right away.. He has enough size to play SG and SF. The Kings will need help at SG if Evans leaves.. Could be a steal.
Isaiah Canaan

  31. *Cleveland | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 22

People need to understand that the Spurs aren't going anywhere until Duncan decides to retire.. Their starting lineup is solid but what they need is help off the bench.. Canaan is just the man to do that and IMO, could be the next PG for the Spurs.. He has a great body and is very heady as a PG.. He would fit in and could probably play right away at backup and possibly along side Parker because of his scoring ability.
Livio Jean-Charles

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 20

A springy, versatile forward who provides energy and above the rim play. It would be a change of pace for the PF spot in Portland where Aldridge is more of a grounded, back to the basket type PF. Could be a draft and stash player too.
Jeff Withey

  33. Cleveland | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

I see the Hawks declining to rebuild.. I think they may try to sign and trade Smith or just let him walk.. So, with this draft, they will either trade the picks for vets or draft older guys that they can plug and play. If they keep the picks, I see them taking Withey with one. He is a 23 year old senior meaning he is strong and ready to play. As a former Volleyball player, he knows how to jump straight up to block shots without fouling. He is quicker laterally than he looks and he is a decent scorer at block.. Drafting Withey would allow the Hawks to move Horford to the PF spot where he would have a size and strength advantage. Withey may not be a great starter but he is the most ready C to do it right away.
Erick Green

  34. *Houston | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 22

Green is an explosive scorer that can play everywhere. He compares closely to Lou Williams and when the 76ers moved him, they struggled to find offense off their bench.. Green can provide that from the start. Best part about him, like Williams, he can play with any combination of players.. He can be the PG beside Richardson, the 2 beside Holiday, or the whatever with Turner.
Reggie Bullock

  35. *Philadelphia | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 23

Bullock is a sweet shooting guard and with Danny Green, I have learned to count on the guys from NC that weren't considered stars.. He should fit in well simply because he can shoot. At 6'7 he should have enough size to be a back up for the SF spot. So if the Cavs take Porter, he will have a bit of competition.
James Ennis

  36. Sacramento | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 23

I don't like Ennis much but he is a Mavs like player because he is not super skilled but is a very hard worker come game time.. He does small things like defend, cut without the ball, rebound from the wing, and is just a system player that would fit well.
CJ Leslie

  37. Detroit | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 22

A tweener and energy guy that is a lot like a couple of the players already on the Pistons roster but the one thing he has, that the others don't is great athleticism. Super quick for his size and most likely will be capable of guarding 4 positions.
Lorenzo Brown

  38. *Milwaukee | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 23

Brown has the body and ability to be very good but I see his ceiling as an average starter and a good backup.. In Cleveland, he can work without pressure to carry a team because of Irving and Waiters. The 3 of them can make a terrific trio at the PG/SG spot because they are all capable of doing it all. They are versatile enough to all be on the floor at the same time.
Erik Murphy

  39. *Portland | Erik Murphy | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Florida | 23

James Southerland

  40. Portland | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 23

It is hard to imagine but I think that the Hawks missed Williams when they traded him.. He was versatile enough to defend lots of people and could make shots when open. Sort of a glue guy.. That is how I picture Southerland if he pans out.. A do a little bit of everything type.
DeShaun Thomas

  41. *Memphis | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 22

Thomas is a big body with a nice stroke. He may never make it long but Washington loves guys with big bodies.. Trevor Booker comes to mind instantly and Nene and Okafor are both wide.
Trevor Mbakwe

  42. *New Orleans | Trevor Mbakwe | 6-8 | 236 | PF/C | Minnesota | 25

A Memphis type of player that will do all the dirty work. Doesn't mind defending and rebounding so everyone else can have a bigger piece of the offensive pie.
Pierre Jackson

  43. *Dallas | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 22

The poor Lakers.. They need help but don't have any draft picks in the first round, which is full of role players. Jackson could be their diamond in the rough though.. He is a fireball and would be a huge change of pace to Steve Nash.. Think of Nate Robinson's role with the Celtics a couple of years ago.. Come in, shake things up, sit down.. Jackson would thrive in a role like that.
Kenny Kadji

  44. *Atlanta | Kenny Kadji | 6-10 | 242 | PF/C | Miami | 25

Another big body that can play C so that Horford can make the move to PF.. Not a lot of NBA potential for the big guy but when what you see is what you get, sometimes that's a good thing.
Grant Jerrett

  45. *Portland | Grant Jerrett | 6-10 | 232 | PF | Arizona | 20

Ryan Kelly

  46. Utah | Ryan Kelly | 6-11 | 230 | PF | Duke | 23

The Thunder need some scoring bigs.. I don't care if its from the inside or the outside.. They just need someone to score.. Kelly can.. He is a 6'11 PF that is a decent defender and rebounder with a fantastic stroke. He will never be a star player but these stars from Duke that stay a long time (Singler from last year) are usually nice role players even if everyone counts them out.
Archie Goodwin

  47. *Denver | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 19

Goodwin has the talent to end up being the best player in this draft.. Sounds weird to say but its true.. He had a bad year and Kentucky and it seemed like Coach Cal coudnt get through to him. If he can get with a group of people he likes and a coach that works with him, he could be great. If they end up taking Bazz, like I predicted, and Goodwin here, combine these 2 with Marshall and you have a nice young core going forward and good backups for the current roster.
Myck Kabongo

  48. LA Lakers | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

I have the Jazz taking Schroeder with their first pick but where is the harm in taking Kabongo?? This would be a big slide for Myck but based on potiental, he could be much better than Schroeder. I doubt Kabongo will fall this far but if he does, it become a case of BPA for the Jazz.
Carrick Felix

  49. Chicago | Carrick Felix | 6-6 | 203 | SG/SF | Arizona St. | 23

Mike Muscala

  50. *Miami | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 22

Mike Muscala is not a sexy pick but there is no better coach for him to play under than McHale.. He is a fundamental player with good size for the PF spot and strong enough to handle himself at the C spot.. A complete offensive player that has back to the basket game and good range out to 18 feet. Could be a good starter if the right coach gets him and IMO, McHale is the best option.
Peyton Siva

  51. *Orlando | Peyton Siva | 6-1 | 181 | PG | Louisville | 23

Alex Abrines

  52. *Minnesota | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 20

Bojan Dubljevic

  53. Indiana | Bojan Dubljevic | 6-9 | 235 | PF/C | Montenegro | 22

Colton Iverson

  54. *Philadelphia | Colton Iverson | 7-0 | 263 | PF/C | Colorado St. | 24

Look at this guy... He just screams Spurs to me.. Big, fundamental, underrated, slow.. Pop is the kind of guy that can fool people into thinking that they missed out on something by not drafting Iverson..
Dewayne Dedmon

  55. Memphis | Dewayne Dedmon | 6-11 | 240 | C | USC | 24

The more big bodies they get in Orlando, the quicker guys can quit thinking about Dwight. Also, drafting a guy like this, who you know can at least give you 6 fouls, lets you be comfortable moving Davis and relying a lot more on the young kids.
Vitalis Chikoko

  56. *Detroit | Vitalis Chikoko | 6-10 | 219 | PF/C | Germany | 23

Ray McCallum

  57. *Phoenix | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 22

We are hearing that Jennings wont be returning to the Bucks and that they will soon turn the PG duties over to Monta.. The Bucks will find out that this is a mistake.. Drafting McCallum would be like an insurance plan.. I don't see Ray ever becoming a great player but I think he can calm a team down when Ellis has them all to hell.. He wont be asked to do it much next year because of Ish Smith but in time, I can see him being a steady backup.
Nemanja Nedovic

  58. San Antonio | Nemanja Nedovic | 6-3 | 190 | PG/SG | Serbia | 22

Janis Timma

  59. *Minnesota | Janis Timma | 6-8 | 226 | SF | Latvia | 21

Robert Covington

  60. *Memphis | Robert Covington | 6-7 | 209 | SF | Tennessee State | 23