Jan 15, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel (3) reacts after hitting a shot during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 75-65. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Mock Draft: McDermott 1.0

With the draft being two months away it is still a pretty fluid situation. Guys are announcing almost daily that they’re returning to school. Based on the information available, this is my best guess as to what will happen on draft night.

# Team Player H W P School C Notes
1 Orlando Nerlens Noel 6’11” 225 PF/C Kentucky Fr. Will be #1. Athletic big man
2 Charlotte Ben McLemore 6’5″ 195 SG Kansas Fr. Athletic, good shooter
3 Cleveland Otto Porter 6’8″ 205 SF Georgetown So. Jack of all trades
4 Phoenix Anthony Bennett 6’7″ 240 SF/PF UNLV Fr. Athletic 4 fits well with Suns system
5 New Orleans Victor Oladipo 6’4″ 215 SG/SF Indiana Jr. Could Eric Gordon be on the move?
6 Sacramento Trey Burke 6’0″ 190 PG Michigan So. Kings love PGs, makes too much sense
7 Detroit Shabazz Muhammad 6’6″ 225 SF UCLA Fr. Young athlete that fits well with young core
8 Washington Alex Len 7’1″ 255 C Maryland So. Adds big man depth
9 Minnesota Kelly Olynyk 7’0″ 240 PF/C Gonzaga Jr. Big that can spread floor for Love
10 Portland Cody Zeller 6’11” 240 PF/C Indiana So. Big man help for Aldridge
11 Philadelphia Giannis Adetokoubo 6’9″ 205 SF/PF Greece Intl.
12 Oklahoma City Kentavious Caldw… 6’5″ 205 SG Georgia So. Younger more athletic alternative to Kevin Martin
13 Dallas CJ McCollum 6’3″ 190 PG/SG Lehigh Sr. This year’s Damian Lillard?
14 Utah Michael Carter-W… 6’6″ 185 PG Syracuse So. Traditional ball distributor Jazz crave
15 Milwaukee Mason Plumlee 6’11” 240 PF Duke Sr. Might need a PG, but he is best player available
16 Boston Gorgui Dieng 6’10” 245 C Louisville Jr. Big time shot blocker
17 Atlanta Dario Saric 6’10” 225 SF/PF Croatia Intl. Josh Smith’s replacement?
18 Atlanta Lucas Nogueira 7’0″ 220 PF/C Brazil Intl. Big man depth
19 Cleveland Doug McDermott 6’7″ 225 SF Creighton Jr. More scoring help for Kyrie
20 Chicago Dennis Schroeder 6’2″ 168 PG Germany Intl. More Derrick Rose insurance
21 Utah Jeff Withey 7’0″ 235 C Kansas Sr. Elite shot blocker, help for Derrick Favors
22 Brooklyn Sergey Karasev 6’7″ 197 SG/SF Russia Intl. Why not?
23 Indiana Tony Mitchell 6’8″ 235 SF/PF North Texas So. Could Danny Granger be on the move?
24 New York Rudy Gobert 7’1″ 230 C France Intl.
25 LA Clippers Tim Hardaway Jr 6’6″ 205 SG Michigan Jr. Making Pops proud
26 Minnesota Erick Green 6’3″ 185 PG Virginia Tech Sr. It just wouldn’t feel like a draft without Minny drafting a PG
27 Denver DeShaun Thomas 6’7″ 225 SF/PF Ohio State Jr. Could Iguodala be on the move?
28 San Antonio Steven Adams 7’0″ 250 C Pittsburgh Fr. Defensive stopper, may not be able to keep Splitter
29 Oklahoma City Myck Kabongo 6’1″ 180 PG Texas Fr. Nice young back up to Westbrook
30 Phoenix Isaiah Austin 7’0″ 205 PF/C Baylor Fr. Athletic shot blocker

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