2013 Cavs.com Mock Draft
The 2013 NBA Draft is almost upon us and hours away and the pundits and prognosticators have submitted their mock drafts.. Cavs.com decided to get into the act and asked three members of the Wine and Gold family – Cavalier legend, Campy Russell, radio play-by-play man John Michael and FSO play-by-play man Fred McLeod – to weigh in with their predictions.
Of course, the opinion of this mock draft’s three wise men is purely their own and doesn’t reflect how Chris Grant and the actual Cavaliers’ brain trust feels about this year’s Draft prospects.
Our panel made the Lottery picks and predicted who the Wine and Gold might tab at No. 19, No. 31 and No. 33.
All that’s left now is to see how their picks stack up against reality after the Commish puts Cleveland on the clock …
|Team||Campy Russell||John Michael||Fred McLeod|
|1. Cleveland Cavaliers||Alex Len, C, Maryland||Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky||Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV|
|2. Orlando Magic||Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas||Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana||Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky|
|3. Washington Wizards||Otto Porter Jr., SF, Georgetown||Otto Porter Jr., SF, Georgetown||Otto Porter Jr., SF, Georgetown|
|4. Charlotte Bobcats||Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV||Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV||Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana|
|5. Phoenix Suns||Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky||Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas||Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas|
|6. New Orleans Pelicans||Trey Burke, PG, Michigan||Trey Burke, PG, Michigan||Alex Len, C, Maryland|
|7. Sacramento Kings||Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA||Alex Len, C, Maryland||Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana|
|8. Detroit Pistons||Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse||Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse||Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse|
|9. Minnesota Timberwolves||Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia||CJ McCollum, PG, Lehigh|
|10. Portland Trail Blazers||CJ McCollum, PG, Lehigh||Steven Adams, C, Pitt||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia|
|11. Philadelphia 76ers||Steven Adams, C, Pitt||Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana||Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga|
|12. Oklahoma City Thunder||Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville||Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA||Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil|
|13. Dallas Mavericks||Jamaal Franklin, SF, San Diego State||Sergey Karasev, SF, Russia||Trey Burke, PG, Michigan|
|14. Utah Jazz||CJ McCollum, PG, Lehigh||CJ McCollum, PG, Lehigh||Sergey Karasev, SF, Russia|
|19. Cleveland Cavaliers||Tim Hardaway, Jr., SF, Michigan||Tony Mitchell, PF, North Texas||Jamaal Franklin, SF, San Diego State|
|31. Cleveland Cavaliers||Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona||Trade||Jeff Withey, C, Kansas|
|33. Cleveland Cavaliers||CJ Leslie, SF, North Carolina State||Trade||Nate Wolters, PG, South Dakota State|