Dec 15, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kelly Olynyk (13) reacts after dunking the ball over Kansas State Wildcats forward D.J. Johnson (50) and is later called for a technical foul during the 2nd half at KeyArena. Gonzaga defeated Kansas State 68-52. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Mock Draft: McDermott 10.0


D Day is finally here! Although I reserve the right to change my mind due to information that will come out today, I really want this to be my final mock. I’ve been saying this for a while now, but I really think the Jazz go big with #14 unless: 1. They trade up, 2. A point guard they really like falls, 3. They trade down. I think this draft has the potential for a lot of movement and it should be entertaining. Here we go!

# Team Player H W P School C
1 Cleveland Nerlens Noel 6’11″ 225 PF/C Kentucky Fr.
2 Orlando Victor Oladipo 6’4″ 215 SG/SF Indiana Jr.
3 Washington Otto Porter 6’8″ 205 SF Georgetown So.
4 Charlotte Anthony Bennett 6’7″ 240 SF/PF UNLV Fr.
5 Phoenix Ben McLemore 6’5″ 195 SG Kansas Fr.
6 New Orleans Alex Len 7’1″ 255 C Maryland So.
7 Sacramento Trey Burke 6’0″ 190 PG Michigan So.
8 Detroit Michael Carter-W… 6’6″ 185 PG Syracuse So.
9 Minnesota CJ McCollum 6’3″ 190 PG/SG Lehigh Sr.
10 Portland Cody Zeller 6’11″ 240 PF/C Indiana So.
11 Philadelphia Kentavious Caldw… 6’5″ 205 SG Georgia So.
12 Oklahoma City Steven Adams 7’0″ 250 C Pittsburgh Fr.
13 Dallas Sergey Karasev 6’7″ 197 SG/SF Russia Intl.
14 Utah Kelly Olynyk 7’0″ 240 PF/C Gonzaga Jr.
15 Milwaukee Shane Larkin 5’11″ 176 PG Miami So.
16 Boston Lucas Nogueira 7’0″ 220 PF/C Brazil Intl.
17 Atlanta Rudy Gobert 7’1″ 230 C France Intl.
18 Atlanta Shabazz Muhammad 6’6″ 225 SF UCLA Fr.
19 Cleveland Giannis Adetokoubo 6’9″ 205 SF/PF Greece Intl.
20 Chicago Mason Plumlee 6’11″ 240 PF Duke Sr.
21 Utah Dennis Schroeder 6’2″ 168 PG Germany Intl.
22 Brooklyn Jamaal Franklin 6’5″ 205 SG/SF San Diego St. Jr.
23 Indiana Ricardo Ledo 6’6″ 197 SG Providence Fr.
24 New York Isaiah Canaan 6’0″ 190 PG Murray St. Sr.
25 LA Clippers Tim Hardaway Jr 6’6″ 205 SG Michigan Jr.
26 Minnesota Gorgui Dieng 6’10″ 245 C Louisville Jr.
27 Denver Reggie Bullock 6’7″ 200 SG/SF North Carolina Jr.
28 San Antonio Allen Crabbe 6’6″ 210 SG California Jr.
29 Oklahoma City Tony Snell 6’7″ 200 SG/SF New Mexico Jr.
30 Phoenix Tony Mitchell 6’8″ 235 SF/PF North Texas So.
# Team Player H W P School C
31 Cleveland Nate Wolters 6’5″ 196 PG South Dakota … Sr.
32 Oklahoma City Glen Rice Jr. 6’6″ 211 SG D League Jr.
33 Cleveland DeShaun Thomas 6’7″ 225 SF/PF Ohio State Jr.
34 Houston Pierre Jackson 5’10″ 176 PG Baylor Sr.
35 Philadelphia Jeff Withey 7’0″ 235 C Kansas Sr.
36 Sacramento CJ Leslie 6’9″ 200 PF NC State Jr.
37 Washington Archie Goodwin 6’5″ 189 SG Kentucky Fr.
38 Detroit Livio Jean-Charles 6’9″ 217 SF/PF France Intl.
39 Portland Trevor Mbakwe 6’8″ 236 PF/C Minnesota Sr.
40 Portland Alex Abrines 6’6″ 190 SG Spain Intl.
41 Memphis Andre Roberson 6’7″ 206 SF/PF Colorado Jr.
42 Philadelphia James Ennis 6’7″ 200 SG/SF Long Beach St… Sr.
43 Milwaukee Peyton Siva 6’1″ 181 PG Louisville Sr.
44 Dallas Augusto Lima 6’9″ 240 PF Brazil Intl.
45 Portland Kenny Kadji 6’10″ 242 PF/C Miami Sr.
46 Utah Brandon Davies 6’9″ 242 PF BYU Sr.
47 Atlanta Lorenzo Brown 6’5″ 189 PG/SG NC State Jr.
48 LA Lakers Erick Green 6’3″ 185 PG Virginia Tech Sr.
49 Chicago Solomon Hill 6’7″ 226 SF Arizona Sr.
50 Atlanta Ryan Kelly 6’11″ 230 PF Duke Sr.
51 Orlando Adonis Thomas 6’6″ 232 SF Memphis So.
52 Minnesota Ray McCallum 6″1″ 190 PG Detroit Jr.
53 Indiana Mike Muscala 6’11″ 230 PF/C Bucknell Sr.
54 Washington Myck Kabongo 6’1″ 180 PG Texas Fr.
55 Memphis Dewayne Dedmon 6’11″ 240 C USC Jr.
56 Detroit Robert Covington 6’7″ 209 SF Tennessee State Sr.
57 Phoenix Carrick Felix 6’6″ 203 SG/SF Arizona St. Sr.
58 San Antonio James Southerland 6’8″ 221 SF/PF Syracuse Sr.
59 Minnesota Colton Iverson 7’0″ 263 PF/C Colorado St. Sr.
60 Memphis Rodney Williams 6’7″ 200 SF Minnesota Sr.

I think Olynyk makes a lot of sense for the Jazz on many levels. He’s ready to play and contribute right now. He has elite passing skills for a big man, he can spread the floor with his range, and he will pick up the Jazz offense quickly. He will be a great glue guy and rotation player for many years to come. He’s the type of player that will reduce the Jazz’s temptation to resign Paul and Al. This offense needs a big man that can pass like Olynyk to function at the highest level possible. I think he can be a Vlade Divac type passing big man.

At 21 if Schroeder is available I think not only is he the best point guard available but has the highest ceiling of any player that would be available. A lot of issues have been put to rest. The more I listen to Walt Perrin’s comments about what he needs to improve on, the more it sounds like a smokescreen. Usually the more a team likes a player the quiter they are. Schroeder should at least be a servicable rotation player but I think he has the talent and potential to become a starter.

Randy Rigby said the Jazz have targeted a player higher than where they are drafting at 14 and are trying to move up. In my opinion I think they are trying to move up to get Burke, Carter-Williams or McCollum in that order. I really think an offer of 14 and 21 to the Kings for Jimmer, 7 and maybe the 36th pick could get it done. Then I would like the Jazz to take Marion and #13 from the Mavericks so they can still draft Olynyk. To me that would be a highly successful draft. No matter what happens though, I’m excited to see what they decide to do and to watch the new players in the Orlando Summer League. The beginning of a new era is right now!

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