The order is the official 2013 NBA Draft order following the NBA draft lottery.
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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1
1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Otto Porter SF – Georgetown
If the Cavs decide to keep this pick it’ll come down to either Porter or McLemore. I think it depends on the direction they want to take the team. Waiters seems more like a 6th man, hired gun off the bench and either player would fit what they have now.
2. Orlando Magic - Trey Burke PG – Michigan
The Magic could be looking to trade this pick as well. They have a very young team after the Howard and Redick trades. I really love their forwards and Vucevic at C. Their issue is Nelson and Udrih are both over 30 and they need a future PG. I think their are better overall prospects, but Burke fits a need and has star potential written all over him.
3. Washington Wizards - Nerlens Noel PF/C – Kentucky
This pick is a toss up for me. I’m not very high on Noel at all, but I think he is the best fit for the Wizards. He can sit on the bench and learn from 2 solid big men in Nene and Okafor and develop some sort of offensive game. Bennett and McLemore are also options even though Beal was drafted last season. They are building a solid franchise that should be a playoff team next season.
4. Charlotte Bobcats - Ben McLemore SG – Kansas
Isn’t it ironic that the Bobcats have the choice of the 2 top prospects on my board with the 4th pick. It’s like the basketball God’s set it up perfectly for Jordan not to screw this pick up. Either take the guard who can do it all in McLemore or the forward who has the best offensive game in the draft in Bennett. I think they will go with McLemore and let Henderson and/or Gordon go.
5. Phoenix Suns - Victor Oladipo SG – Indiana
Bennett is the best prospect on the board, but the Suns have a pair of twins who came on strong last season and an aging vet in Scola at his position. Oladipo would give them a solid defensive presence and could benefit from Scola’s passing ability and Dragic’s gunning ability. (more…)