Mocking the 2013 NBA Draft

The Charlotte Bobcats will have the fourth selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 27, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
As we do each year, we'll be keeping our eye on multiple mock drafts around the web leading up to the draft to give you an idea who the experts are saying will
be available at Charlotte's picks. If possible, we're following all 60 picks in these mocks, but in the case of a mock draft with only one round, players not in the
top 60 get a total score of 61. Click the name of each mock draft to sort that particular mock and click total rankings to get back to the consensus mock ranks.

By Matt Rochinski
bobcats.com

June 27, 2013 FINAL Update:
"With the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select..." We’re just a couple hours away from hearing those words, and at this time, no one
has an idea outside of Cleveland what name will come next. For most, it still seems to be Nerlens Noel, while others think Alex Len has jumped into the top spot.
What is real and what is smoke and mirrors right now? We’ll know in a couple hours. For now, this is our final consensus mock and we’ve added the Cats Interactive
Media Department’s mocks. Keep in mind that my, Interactive Media Manager Sean Phaler’s and Interactive Media Intern Caroline Jones’ mock drafts in NO WAY reflect
the opinions of the Bobcats organization.
We’re just taking a shot in the dark here to see how we do.

As for the latest changes just hours before the draft, Otto Porter has jumped up to the No. 2 spot, while Alex Len is now slated to end up with the Cats at No. 4.
We’ve also got two new players entering into the lottery, with Sergey Karasev jumping four spots to No. 13 and Shane Larkin moving up to No. 14. That means
Shabazz Muhammad (No. 15) and Kelly Olynyk (No. 16) are on the outside looking in. For Olynyk, it’s nothing new as he’s been in and out of the lottery almost every
time we’ve posted an update, but this completes a slide of six spots for Muhammad, who was slated to go in the Top 10 early on.
It could still happen on draft night – where anything is possible. Enjoy!

Mock Draft Shane Larkin Sergey Karasev Steven Adams Michael Carter-Williams Cody Zeller Kentavious Caldwell-Pope C.J. McCollum Trey Burke Anthony Bennett Ben McLemore Alex Len Victor Oladipo Otto Porter Nerlens Noel

Rank Mock Draft
Consensus
(6/27)
Player
Position
Matt
Rochinski
bobcats
.com
(6/27)
Sean
Phaler
bobcats
.com
(6/27)
Caroline
Jones
bobcats
.com
(6/27)
Draft
Express
(6/27)
Hoops
World
Bringham
(6/26)
Hoops
World
Koutroupis
(6/26)
Hoops
World
Kyler
(6/26)
Hoops
World
Kennedy
(6/26)
ESPN
(6/27)
Sheridan
Hoops
(6/27)
Roto
World
(6/27)
Bleacher
Report
(6/24)
NBA
Draft.net
(6/27)
MyNBA
Draft.com
(6/27)
NBA Draft
Insider
(6/26)
The
Hoops
Report
(6/16)
TOTAL
RANKINGS
Nerlens Noel C 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 4 5 1 1 1 26
Otto Porter SF 3 3 2 3 3 3 7 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 52
Victor Oladipo SG/SF 5 2 3 5 2 2 2 5 2 8 7 2 2 2 2 2 53
Alex Len C 4 4 5 4 6 4 1 4 5 1 4 1 1 4 4 6 58
Ben McLemore SG 2 7 4 2 4 5 5 2 4 5 2 5 8 5 5 4 69
Anthony Bennett PF 7 5 6 8 5 7 4 7 8 3 5 7 7 8 10 5 102
Trey Burke PG 6 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 103
C.J. McCollum PG/SG 8 8 8 7 8 10 8 8 7 7 8 8 12 7 8 10 132
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 9 9 10 9 10 15 12 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 156
Cody Zeller C 10 11 9 11 12 11 9 9 11 11 10 10 4 11 11 11 161
Michael Carter-Williams PG 12 10 11 13 13 13 14 13 6 13 13 13 10 12 7 8 181
Steven Adams C 11 12 12 10 11 9 11 11 12 10 11 11 14 10 12 21 188
Sergey Karasev SF 13 13 14 15 17 17 15 15 13 12 15 12 13 13 13 27 237
Shane Larkin PG 14 16 16 14 14 14 16 16 15 15 14 15 21 15 15 14 244
Shabazz Muhammad SF 15 15 15 18 9 8 13 17 18 18 12 18 18 17 17 16 244
Kelly Olynyk C 18 18 13 12 16 12 17 14 16 16 17 16 17 14 19 12 247
Giannis Adetokunbo SF 17 17 18 17 15 16 10 12 17 17 18 17 15 19 25 29 279
Dennis Schroeder PG 16 14 17 16 23 23 23 21 22 14 16 14 16 16 14 15 280
Mason Plumlee C 21 21 21 22 18 20 21 23 20 20 21 20 23 18 18 20 327
Jamaal Franklin SG 19 19 19 24 19 19 18 19 24 24 19 25 30 24 16 17 335
Lucas Nogueira C 22 22 20 21 25 24 26 26 14 21 28 21 11 20 27 28 356
Tim Hardaway, Jr. SG 20 20 23 20 20 21 20 20 25 19 25 19 19 25 41 23 360
Gorgui Dieng C 28 23 22 26 21 18 29 22 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 366
Rudy Gobert PF/C 26 26 24 27 22 27 25 18 28 28 27 26 29 23 26 18 400
Ricky Ledo SG 24 24 28 31 30 28 61 27 29 29 30 16 34 28 24 32 475
Allen Crabbe SG 31 28 26 25 26 26 61 61 26 25 20 24 25 27 28 25 484
Tony Mitchell PF 61 27 25 29 61 22 22 25 42 27 26 30 24 28 21 24 494
Jeff Withey C 29 29 30 28 28 61 26 29 35 26 29 36 33 31 29 26 505
Reggie Bullock SF 26 61 27 19 61 61 27 24 19 23 23 23 31 26 20 43 514
Tony Snell SF 27 25 29 32 27 61 61 61 27 30 24 20 20 35 23 46 548
Isaiah Canaan PG/SG 61 61 61 23 29 29 30 28 21 61 61 33 26 21 35 44 624
Glen Rice SG 30 30 61 37 61 25 19 61 34 61 61 32 35 37 42 30 656
Erick Green PG/SG 61 61 61 35 24 61 24 61 30 61 61 35 28 30 44 37 714
Livio Jean-Charles SF/PF 61 61 61 39 61 61 28 61 45 61 61 28 32 39 45 36 780
Nate Wolters PG 61 61 61 36 61 61 61 30 46 61 61 39 27 42 49 41 798
C.J. Leslie SF/PF 61 61 61 46 61 61 61 61 36 61 61 38 37 41 36 19 802
Pierre Jackson PG 61 61 61 30 61 61 61 61 33 61 61 50 43 33 31 35 804
Archie Goodwin SG 61 61 61 48 61 61 61 61 37 61 61 41 47 40 30 31 823
Alex Abrines SG 61 61 61 33 61 61 61 61 32 61 61 40 52 32 33 54 825
Mike Muscala C 61 61 61 34 61 61 61 61 31 61 61 61 50 34 40 38 837
Lorenzo Brown PG 61 61 61 40 61 61 61 61 43 61 61 46 38 51 39 47 853
Deshaun Thomas SF/PF 61 61 61 49 61 61 61 61 44 61 61 37 44 49 53 33 858
Grant Jerrett PF 61 61 61 55 61 61 61 61 39 61 61 27 45 36 46 61 858
Myck Kabongo PG 61 61 61 58 61 61 61 61 48 61 61 34 48 55 61 34 887
Colton Iverson C 61 61 61 43 61 30 61 61 61 61 61 49 61 43 54 61 890
Jackie Carmichael PF 61 61 61 44 61 61 61 61 53 61 61 61 61 38 43 42 891
James Southerland SF 61 61 61 53 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 47 40 61 34 49 894
Nemanja Nedovic PG/SG 61 61 61 47 61 61 61 61 40 61 61 43 58 50 47 61 895
Ray McCallum PG 61 61 61 38 61 61 61 61 51 61 61 60 57 47 37 58 897
Erik Murphy PF 61 61 61 42 61 61 61 61 54 61 61 51 39 46 61 61 903
Trevor Mbakwe PF/C 61 61 61 52 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 42 42 53 61 45 905
James Ennis SG/SF 61 61 61 54 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 45 36 61 61 40 907
Bojan Dubljevic PF/C 61 61 61 54 61 61 61 61 47 61 61 58 53 57 32 61 911
Marko Todorovic C 61 61 61 41 61 61 61 61 52 61 61 44 61 52 61 61 921
Phil Pressey PG 61 61 61 51 61 61 61 61 38 61 61 61 61 44 61 61 926
Solomon Hill SF 61 61 61 45 61 61 61 61 56 61 61 59 61 60 51 48 929
Andre Roberson PF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 41 61 61 61 61 45 61 53 932
Ryan Kelly PF 61 61 61 57 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 46 61 48 51 934
Carrick Felix SG/SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 57 49 61 38 60 936
Kenny Kadji PF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 48 41 61 61 61 943
Brandon Paul SG 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 52 54 61 52 56 946
Raul Neto PG 61 61 61 50 61 61 61 61 50 61 61 61 61 54 61 61 947
Peyton Siva PG 61 61 61 59 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 53 51 56 61 61 951
Richard Howell PF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 57 61 61 61 61 61 50 55 955
Robert Covington SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 55 55 61 61 52 955
B.J. Young SG 61 61 61 57 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 48 60 61 958
Alexandre Paranhos SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 49 61 61 61 61 57 61 61 960
Augusto Lima PF 61 61 61 55 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 56 61 59 61 61 963
Elias Harris PF 61 61 61 60 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 50 964
Oleksandr Lypovyy SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 58 61 61 54 61 61 59 61 964
Romero Osby PF 61 61 61 51 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 966
Vitalis Chikoko C 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 59 61 61 61 56 61 61 61 969
Brandon Davies C 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 55 61 970
Angelo Sharpless SG 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 55 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 970
D.J. Stephens SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 60 61 61 61 61 61 56 61 970
Joffrey Lauvergne PF 61 61 61 56 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 971
Rodney Williams SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 57 972
Arsalan Kazemi SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 58 61 973
DeWayne Dedmon C 61 61 61 60 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 60 61 61 61 974
Adonis Thomas SF 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 59 974
Matthew Dellavedova PG 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 59 61 974
Mindagas Kupsas C 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 976
Michael Snaer SG 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 976
Tahj Tate SG 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 976

June 25, 2013 Update:
It's almost time. The 2013 NBA Draft is just one week away, meaning that updates to mock drafts around the web are coming fast and furious. We're trying to keep up
over here at bobcats.com to give our fans the latest consensus mock heading into the weekend, with every mock draft we're following having made changes since our
latest update. So what storylines are we seeing in these mocks?

The hours are ticking away as the 2013 NBA Draft approaches on June 27, meaning even more changes than usual in the mock drafts we’re following. While our last
update saw all sorts of movement, the biggest changes this time around come at the top where Alex Len is threatening Nerlens Noel for the top spot. As of now, six
mocks have Len going No. 1, six have Noel going No. 1 and NBA Draft Insider still thinks the Cavaliers will surprise everyone and take Otto Porter with the first pick.

We’re also seeing a change at Charlotte’s spot, where Victor Oladipo has jumped from No. 4 to No. 3, and Ben McLemore has tumbled from the No. 2 spot down to No. 4.
Five mocks still see him going as high as second overall, but five other mocks have him falling to fifth.

We’ll be posting another update on the day of the draft, so make sure to check back in the hours before the draft.

June 20, 2013 Update:
It's almost time. The 2013 NBA Draft is just one week away, meaning that updates to mock drafts around the web are coming fast and furious. We're trying to keep up
over here at bobcats.com to give our fans the latest consensus mock heading into the weekend, with every mock draft we're following having made changes since our
latest update. So what storylines are we seeing in these mocks?

      - Who's  No. 1? While Nerlens Noel retains the top spot in our consensus mock, he's no projected to go first in nine of the 13 mocks we're following. Alex Len has
        jumped up to No. 1 in three mocks, while NBA Draft Insider thinks Otto Porter will go first on draft night.

      - What about No. 4? Victor Oladipo retains the No. 4 spot in our consensus, despite being tagged to go to the Cats by just two mocks with the fourth pick.
        Currently, the most mocks (four) have Anthony Bennett coming to the Cats, while three say Len will be putting on Charlotte's hat on draft night.

      - Who's rising? Keep an eye on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The shooting guard out of Georgia is up four spots to No. 12 overall, cracking our consensus lottery.
        Shane Larkin (up seven spots to No. 15) and Giannis Adetokunbo (up 11 spots to No. 17) are also knocking on the lottery door.

      - Who's falling? Shabazz Muhammad might have only fallen one spot to No. 11, but five mocks don't see him going in the lottery anymore.
        Bigs Kelly Olynyk (down three spots to No. 16), Mason Plumlee (down two spots to No. 19) and Rudy Gobert (down six spots to No. 21) were all in our consensus
        lottery in earlier updates but have slipped to the middle of the first round now.

      - How unpredictable is this draft going to be? Very. One thing that's certain in all of these mocks is that nobody is really on the same page when it comes to the
        value of players outside the Top 10 or so picks. Look at Gorgui Dieng (No. 22) and Lucas Nogueira (No. 24) for example. Dieng is projected to go as high as No. 10
        in one of the Hoops World mocks and as low as No. 28 by ESPN. The discrepancy with Nogueira is even greater, as NBAdraft.net sees him going No. 11 and the Bleacher
        Report doesn't have his name being called in the first round. What happens this year is anyone's guess.

      - They're out. International players Dario Saric and Mouhammadou Jaiteh have both withdrawn from the 2013 NBA Draft. In our last mock update, Saric was slated to
        go at No. 18, while Jaiteh was projected at No. 38.

June 10, 2013 Update:
It's NBA Draft month and with the calendar turning to June, we figured this would be the perfect time to update Mocking the Draft. Things remain status quo in
We are now just 17 days away from the 2013 NBA Draft and, as expected, movement continues to be fast and furious in the mock drafts we are following around the web.
We've seen some solid movement in and around the lottery this time out with Steven Adams making the biggest jump into the lottery, moving up four spots to No. 12 overall.
That means Rudy Gobert is out for the time being, having slipped three places to No. 15. There's also been a change at No. 2 in our Consensus Mock Draft, with Otto Porter
moving up and Ben McLemore falling to No. 3. Here's the interesting thing though. Not one mock has Porter going at No. 2 overall, but with 11 of the 13 mocks putting him at
No. 3 and NBA Draft Insider going out on a limb and placing him as the No. 1 pick, its enough to move Porter into the second position.

As for the Cats spot, Victor Oladipo remains solid at No. 4 despite a push from Anthony Bennett, who five different mocks are saying will go with Charlotte's fourth pick.
Bennet is followed closely by Alex Len, who two mocks say will be the Cats pick at No. 4. With McLemore, Oladipo, Bennett and Len all in the No. 4 spot by select mocks,
a lot could still change between now and draft day, so stay tuned.

June 3, 2013 Update:
It's NBA Draft month and with the calendar turning to June, we figured this would be the perfect time to update Mocking the Draft. Things remain status quo in
the Top 4, with Victor Oladipo still slated for the No. 4 spot. Six mocks have him going to the Cats with the No. 4 overall selection, while two mocks have him
going as high as No. 2 overall. There is no consensus right now that Oladipo will be the guy though, as five of the mocks we're following are predicting Anthony
Bennett
will be the newest Cat on draft day. He's at No. 5 in our consensus and has five mocks saying Charlotte will be the best fit for him with the fourth pick.

Aside from those notes near the Cats pick, Mason Plumlee continues his on-again, off-again routine in our consensus mock lottery. He's out of the top 14 spots,
having slipped to No. 15, while Dennis Schroeder makes his first appearance in the lottery at No. 14 overall.

So who were the biggest movers since our last update? Providence shooting guard Ricky Ledo has moved up six spots since our last consensus and is now a fringe
first rounder at No. 32. Meanwhile, Duke's Ryan Kelly is also up six spots to No. 60. Will someone take a chance on Kelly at the end of the draft? It's looking
that way now. Keep checking back for the latest updates.

May 23, 2013 Update:
The NBA Draft Lottery is over and teams' spots are locked in barring any trades leading up to or during the draft. That means it is time for another Mocking
the Draft update, with 10 of the 13 drafts we're following providing recent updates. Nerlens Noel retains the top spot, while our Consensus Mock has
Victor Oladipo coming to the Cats at No. 4 overall. Inside the lottery, we're seeing C.J. McCollum (No. 8) continue to rise, while Shabazz Muhammad has
dropped three spots to No. 10. Mason Plumlee is back in the lottery at No. 13, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a short stay and has dropped back to No. 15.

With draft workouts underway in some cities, look for us to start amping up our Mocking the Draft updates as we see changes around the web.
Make sure to check back to Bobcats Draft Central daily for the latest news.

May 21, 2013 Update:

It's NBA Draft Lottery Night, so what better time for a Mocking the Draft Update on Bobcats Draft Central? Heading into the Lottery, the biggest changes
we've seen in our latest consensus are that Victor Oladipo has moved up to No. 4 overall after an impressive showing at the NBA Draft Combine,
moving Anthony Bennett down a spot to No. 5. The only other change in the consensus lottery is that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has cracked the top 14
at No. 14 overall, while Mason Plumlee has slid from No. 12 down to No. 17.

Outside of the lottery, the biggest change belongs to Glen Rice, who shot up 20 spots from No. 50 to No. 30 overall, thanks in large part to Chad Ford
putting him at No. 15 in his mock.

We're expecting big changes after the lottery shakes out tonight and will have another update soon, so keep checking back to bobcats.com.

May 7, 2013 Update:

With the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery just two weeks away, we're launching our first update of Mocking the Draft, currently following 12 mocks around the web.
Nerlens Noel gets the nod at No. 1 early on, but it's not a unanimous selection at this point. Eight mocks have Noel going first, while four think it
might be Ben McLemore who hears his name announce first on June 27. As for who's in and who's out of the lottery right now, there's far from a consensus,
as 20 different players have cracked the lottery in these 12 mocks. For now, Noel, McLemore, Otto Porter, Anthony Bennett, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke,
Shabazz Muhammed, Alex Len and Cody Zeller appear to have strong holds on lottery spots, while the other six spots could remain in flux. Keep checking
back to bobcats.com for more updates.