2013 Cavs.com Mock Draft

June 27, 2013

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