2013 NBA Mock Draft (2/28/12)


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I am well aware that the 2012 NBA Draft has not even occurred yet.  Still, we are looking ahead to the 2013 NBA Draft with insanely early projections on how it may unfold.  Team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into consideration with this 2013 NBA mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)


1. Charlotte- Shabazz Muhammed, G/F, Undecided, 6-6, HS Sr.
Considered by most as the top recruit in the 2012 class, Shabazz Muhammed has a complete, all-around game for a wing player.

2. Washington- Nerlens Noel, PF/C, Undecided, 6-10, HS Sr.
An extremely athletic, lengthy big man who protects the rim like Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel recently reclassified to the 2012 class which will make him draft eligible in 2013.

3. New Orleans- Steven Adams, C, Pitt, 7-0, HS Sr.
The New Zealand native has the ideal size to be a true NBA big man and the developing skill set to match.

4. New Jersey- Cody Zeller, C, Indiana, 6-11, Fr.
The Hoosier is so talented for a young big man and has such a terrific feel for the game, but needs to get stronger before making the leap to the league.

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5. Toronto- Kyle Anderson, SF, UCLA, 6-7, HS Sr.
Kyle Anderson is a smooth, all-around talent who can play a point forward type roll.

6. Detroit- Austin Rivers, SG, Duke, 6-4, Fr.
A pure scorer, Doc’s son is extremely dangerous off the bounce but can also stroke it from deep.

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7. Sacramento- James McAdoo, F, North Carolina, 6-9, Fr.
He comes off the bench at UNC but would likely blossom next season in a premiere role.

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8. Milwaukee- Dion Waiters, G, Syracuse, 6-4, Soph.
The Orange sixth man is dangerous off the bounce and can also shoot it from deep.  I’d like to see him in a prominent, starter’s role before he makes the jump to the NBA.

9. Cleveland- Quincy Miller, SF, Baylor, 6-9, Fr.
A gifted athlete with a smooth jump shot, Quincy Miller could benefit from another year in college to get stronger.

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10. Phoenix- Isaiah Austin, C, Baylor, 7-0, HS Sr.
The future Bear is a rim protector with great length and athleticism but a lack of physicality is a concern.

11. Golden State- Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas, 6-1, Fr.
A pure distributor, the Canada-native would benefit from another year of playing the point at the college level before leaving for the NBA.

12. Utah- Dario Saric, SF, Croatia, 6-10, 1994
The prototypical, versatile European prospect, Dario Saric has great fundamentals for his size but must get stronger.

13. Minnesota- Fab Melo, C, Syracuse, 7-0, So.
If Fab Melo can make a step as a junior like he has done during his sophomore season, he will be a first round pick.

14. Denver- Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke, 6-10, Jr.
Athletically gifted, the middle Plumlee makes his biggest impact on the glass, but has a fairly limited offensive game.

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15. Boston- LeBryan Nash, SF, Oklahoma State, 6-7, Fr.
LeBryan Nash has NBA-ready size and athleticism but needs to work on his outside shot.

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16. New York- Trey Burke, PG, Michigan, 5-11, Fr.
A mature young floor general, Trey Burke is quick with the basketball when attacking the hoop but can also knock down shots from the perimeter.

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17. Portland- Adonis Thomas, G/F, Memphis, 6-6, Fr.
Already blessed with an NBA-ready build, Adonis Thomas is a tough match-up due to his strength, athleticism, and ability to shoot the ball.

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18. Memphis- C.J. Leslie, F, N.C. State, 6-9, Soph.
A ridiculous athlete who excels above the rim, C.J. Leslie will need to develop the other areas of his game to be a first round pick.

19. Atlanta- Royce White, PF, Iowa State, 6-8, So.
The big fella can handle the ball like a guard but also knows how to throw his body around down low.

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20. Houston- Ryan Harrow, PG, Kentucky, 6-2, Soph.
The N.C. State transfer will greatly benefit from playing the point under John Calipari.

21. Philadelphia- Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan, 6-5, Soph.
The Wolverine sophomore can score the basketball in a variety of ways.

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22. L.A. Lakers- LaDontae Henton, SF, Providence, 6-6, Fr.
The lefty is an inside/outside threat who rebounds the ball very well and one of my early, early sleepers for the 2013 Draft.

23. Dallas- Rodney Hood, SF, Mississippi State, 6-8, Fr.
The athletic lefty has a smooth stroke from the perimeter.

24. Orlando- Christian Watford, F, Indiana, 6-9, Jr.
Christian Watford is an athletic, skilled combo forward with good size.

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25. Indiana- Jarnell Stokes, PF, Tennessee, 6-8, Fr.
Jarnell Stokes enrolled in college a semester early, but is already a man down low due to his size, strength, and skill.

26. L.A. Clippers- Deonte Burton, PG, Nevada, 6-1, Soph.
Deonte Burton can be a distributing play-maker but also knows how to score the rock.

27. San Antonio- Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
The Aggie junior has battled injury this season but has a nice inside/outside game.

28. Chicago- Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil, 7-0, 1992
A raw seven-footer, Lucas Noguiera has been on scout’s radars for a while due to his size and athleticism.

29. Oklahoma City- Fuquan Edwin, G/F, Seton Hall, 6-6, Soph.
Fuquan Edwin is an athletic wing who is a terrific perimeter defender.

30. Miami- Allan Crabbe, SG, California, 6-6, Soph.
A talented shooter with ideal size for a two-guard, Allan Crabbe needs to improve his dribble-drive game.

31. Charlotte- Hollis Thompson, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, Jr.

32. Washington- Maalik Wayns, PG, Villanova, 6-2, Jr.

33. New Orleans- Trevor Mbakwe, PF, Minnesota, 6-8, Sr.

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34. New Jersey- Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State, 6-1, Jr.

35. Toronto- Aaric Murray, C, West Virginia, 6-10, Jr.

36. Detroit- Mouphtaou Yarou, PF/C, Villanova, 6-10, Jr.

37. Sacramento- Aziz N’Diaye, C, Washington, 7-0, Jr.

38. Milwaukee- Raul Neto, PG, Brazil, 6-2, 1992

39. Golden State- Tim Frazier, PG, Penn State, 6-1, Jr.

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40. Cleveland- Jeff Withey, C, Kansas, 6-11, Jr.

41. Phoenix- Michael Snaer, SG, Florida State, 6-4, Jr.

42. Utah- Tony Mitchell, SF, Alabama, 6-6, Jr.

43. Minnesota- Matthew Dellavedova, PG, St. Mary’s, 6-4, Jr.

44. Denver- Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech, 6-4, Jr.

45. Boston- Zeke Marshall, C, Akron, 7-0, Jr.

46. New York- Elias Harris, SF, Gonzaga, 6-7, Jr.

47. Portland- Rodney Williams, SF, Minnesota, 6-7, Jr.

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48. Memphis- C.J. McCollum, SG, Lehigh, 6-3, Jr.

49. Atlanta- Keith Clanton, PF, UCF, 6-8, Jr.

50. Houston- Elijah Johnson, G, Kansas, 6-4, Jr.

51. Philadelphia- Wally Judge, PF, Rutgers, 6-9, Jr.

52. L.A. Lakers- Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona, 6-6, Jr.

53. Dallas- Arsalan Kazemi, SF, Rice, 6-8, Jr.

54. Orlando- Brandon Paul, SG, Illinois, 6-4, Jr.

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55. Indiana- Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon State, 6-4, Jr.

56. L.A. Clippers- Dexter Strickland, G, North Carolina, 6-3, Jr.

57. San Antonio- Kenny Boynton, G, Florida, 6-2, Jr.

58. Chicago- Rudy Gobert, PF/C, France, 6-10, 1992

59. Oklahoma City- J’Covan Brown, G, Texas, 6-1, Jr.

60. Miami- Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville, 5-11, Jr.

David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities.  David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Honolulu.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.

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