NBA Mock Draft!

  Hello once again athletes!!!

I am back again! This time around, I have a Mock Draft of the NBA Draft which will be in a couple days. I want to see if I can get a couple picks right, and inform you on the player that your favorite team might pick. This will only be the lottery teams to save some space because this might get long. Lets begin!

<strong>Cleveland </strong> Cleveland Cavaliers: C Alex Len- Maryland, 11.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.1 BPG. Shoots 53% from the field and hovers around 70% at the line. I think the Cavs will take Len to get immediate help down low, and not wait for Nerlens Noel to come back.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bulls receive the Bobcats' 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in 2013, top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Orlando</strong></a> Orlando Magic: C Nerlens Noel- Kentucky, (24 GP due to torn ACL) 10.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 4.4 BPG. Shoots 59% from field and 53% at the line. He might come back late December, but with Vucevic there I think the Magic could have a centerpiece in Noel.

<strong>Washington</strong>Washington Wizards: SF Otto Porter- Georgetown, 16.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.9 SPG. Shoots 48% from the field and 78% from the line. Rumors say the Bulls are interested in trading Luol Deng for this pick, in which case I believe Porter will still go here.

<strong>Charlotte</strong>Charlotte Bobcats: SG Victor Oladipo- Indiana, 13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.2 SPG. Shoot 60% from the field and 75% at the line. I believe the Bobcats get a steal in this one, Oladipo brings the athletic abilities to possibly start right away.

<strong>Phoenix</strong>Phoenix Suns: SG Ben McLemore- Kansas, 15.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.0 APG. Shoots 49% from the field and 87% at the line. I like McLemore’s outside shot, as he shot very well from beyond the arc at 42%.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Cavs receive the Kings 2012 first-round pick (top 13 protected in 2013, top 12 in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, otherwise a 2nd round pick in 2017'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*New Orleans</strong></a>New Orleans Pelicans: PG Trey Burke- Michigan, 18.6 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 6.7 APG. Shoots 46% from the field and 80% at the line. I compare him to a Damian Lillard of sorts, great scorer who can distribute the ball as well.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Pistons' 2013 first-round pick (top 14 protected in the 2013 draft, top 8 in 2014, top 1 in 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Sacramento</strong></a>Sacramento Kings: PF Anthony Bennett- UNLV, 16.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.2 BPG. Shoots 53% from the field and 70% at the line. I think if he learns something under coach Keith Smart, the Kings have the talent to challenge for an 8th seed, maturaty will be needed though.

<strong>Detroit</strong>DetroitPistons:PG Michael Carter-Williams- Syracuse, 11.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 7.3 APG. Shoots 39% from the field and 69% at the line. Personally, I think Carter-Williams is overrated. He can’t shoot a high enough % for me to like him.

<strong>Minnesota</strong>MinnesotaTimberwolves: C Cody Zeller- Indiana, 16.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.3 BPG. Shoots 56% from the field and 75% at the line. I like Zeller’s game, he could learn something under Love and Pekovic in Minnesota.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Blazers' 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in the 2013, 2014, and 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Portland</strong></a>Portland Trail Blazers: SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope- Georgia, 18.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.0 SPG. Shoots 43% from the field and 80% at the line. I like his athleticism and rebounding abilities for a 2-guard.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Heat receive the 76ers' 2013 first-round pick (lotto protected 2013,'14,'15) If first round pick has not been received by 2015 becomes 2015 and 2016 second rounders. (#27 pick trade, Moultrie)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Philadelphia</strong></a>Philadelphia 76ers: C Steven Adams- Pittsburgh, 7.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.0 BPG. Shoots 57% from the field and 44% at the line. I think if Adams could get his FT% up and rebounding up a little, he could do some things with the Sixers.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Thunder receive the Raptors' 2013 first-round pick (Top 3 protected and 15-30 in 2013, top 2 protected and 15-30 in 2014 and '15, Top 1 protected and 15-30 in 2016 and '17, and unprotected in 2018). (Kyle Lowry trade) via Houston (Harden trade)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Oklahoma Cty</strong></a>Oklahoma City Thunder: PG CJ McCollum- Lehigh, 21.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.5 SPG. Shoots 40% from the field and 84% from the line. If he can take smart shots, and learn under Westbrook, he can be a starter in the league very soon. Great rebounder for his size.

<a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Thunder receive Mavericks' 2013 first-round pick. (top 20 protected until 2017). via Rockets (Harden) via Lakers (Odom) (Jordan Hill trade)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Dallas</strong></a>Dallas Mavericks: SF Shabazz Muhammad- UCLA, 17.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.8 APG. Shoots 44% from the field and 71% from the line. Rumors say the Mavs may trade Shawn Marion. I think if he can get his assists up, he could serve a decent replacement.

<strong>Utah</strong>Utah Jazz: C Kelly Olynyk- Gonzaga, 17.8 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.1 BPG. Shoots 63% from the field and 77% from the line. Olynyk shot a modest 30% from beyond the arc, but I wouldn’t let him jack up 5 3’s a night.

<strong>Milwaukee</strong>Milwaukee Bucks: C Lucas Nogueira- Brazil, Unfortunately I have no stats for him. Great foot work for a big man as he played football (not American football) as a kid. Needs to be more intense on defense though (Rhyming accidentally).

That’s going to be it for now. Sorry for the long post. Comment below on your mock draft this year. Have a great day.

Later athletes!

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10 thoughts on “NBA Mock Draft!

  1. Brett297 says:

    Almost a lot of your picks are similar to mine except Trey Burke…

    I’m not sure if Burke would go to Pelicans, Because they drafted Austin Rivers, so If I were the Pelicans, if they end up drafting Trey Burke, I would trade Austin Rivers

    • dalt0521 says:

      Good point. I just thought he could learn under Eric Gordon and eventually one of the two will move on. I don’t think Rivers is as good as people say he is.

      • babazies says:

        Austin Rivers’ rookie year was brutal. I didn’t watch too many Hornets games, but he struggles from the line as well as everywhere else. We can all agree he didn’t belong in the top ten, but I think he will be a solid contributor as a pro.

        -Eyes

      • Brett297 says:

        Yeah, the Pelicans don’t need Austin Rivers, but they good use him or the Pistons or something possibly.

  2. babazies says:

    I think the Cavs should trade the #1 pick plus maybe another player for an established SF and 1st round pick for next year. Or, they can just take Porter Jr. number one to ruin every mock draft. This is the type of draft that you should draft for need and not best available. There isn’t a definite all-star and the best player available doesn’t apply.

    -Eyes

    • dalt0521 says:

      I think some teams that would be interested for the pick are the Rockets, Clippers, and Bulls. Cavs/Rockets deal: Cavs get Chandler Parsons, Thomas Robinson, and next years 1st round pick for this years 1st pick, and maybe a guy like CJ Miles. Then the Rockets would have enough cap room to offer D12 a max deal. Clips/Cavs deal: Cavs get Caron Butler, Eric Bledsoe, and DeAndre Jordan for the Cavs 1st pick, and maybe Varejao. Butler has proven he still has a little left in the tank at times and Bledsoe would be a great backup to Kyrie, Jordan would bring some more athleticism and defense to the Cavs. Cavs/Bulls deal: Cavs get Luol Deng and 1 or 2 future 1st round picks for this years 1st pick and maybe a Daniel Gibson to try and replace Robinson. I’m no expert but the trades seem to look decent on paper.

      • babazies says:

        The Rockets wouldn’t trade Parsons. He’s too valuable and all they need to do is dump Robinson for cap space. The Number 1 pick isn’t as valuable this year, so the Clippers would be getting robbed from that trade. I think if the Cavaliers were to trade the pick, it will be happening soon.

        -Eyes

      • dalt0521 says:

        I’ve been looking over the salaries for next season of the Rockets… and to land D12 they might need to get CP3. Possibly do a trade with the Clips that involves Lin, Asik, and maybe someone else (maybe a pick). Both Lin and Asik have huge contracts, and I don’t think they are worth that money. Then find a team that wants T-Rob and trade him for a pick or something, or just release him. Then with CP3 there Dwight would join the Rockets, because they have their mind set on playing together. Paul, Harden, Parsons, Smith, Howard. I think that makes a title-contending team coming out of the West. Highly doubtful it will happen but a man can dream. Lol

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