2013 Consensus Mock Draft

Last Updated: 6/27/13 @ 3:30 p.m.

The Warriors don’t have any picks in the 2013 NBA Draft, but there is still plenty at stake for all 30 NBA teams at the June 27th event. As such, we’ve created a consensus mock draft that will be updated throughout the coming weeks in order to provide a good estimate of how the draft could play out.

In order to create the consensus, we’ve compiled the best and most reputable mock drafts from around the web to place prospects in their most likely draft position through the first 14 picks. Whichever prospect is most frequently selected at a certain pick within those mock drafts will take that slot in our consensus mock draft, and no longer be eligible to be picked at subsequent selections.

Pick #1 - Cleveland Cavaliers

Nerlens Noel
COLLEGE: Kentucky | AGE: 18 | HT: 7-0 | WT: 206 | POS: C

Chad Ford, ESPN.com: "While I think Len and Anthony Bennett also are in play for the top pick, Noel appears to be a better fit with the criteria the Cavs are using this year and have used in the past for the lottery."
Other predictions: Alex Len, C, Maryland (Sheridan Hoops)

Pick #2 - Orlando Magic

Victor Oladipo
COLLEGE: Indiana | AGE: 20 | HT: 6-4 | WT: 213 | POS: SG

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report: "He's one of the few prospects in this field without any real question marks. In fact, the only question to ask yourself is just how good he will eventually get."
Other predictions: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas (Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com)

Pick #3 - Washington Wizards

Otto Porter
COLLEGE: Georgetown | AGE: 19 | HT: 6-9 | WT: 198 | POS: SF

Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: "Bennett and Oladipo will get some consideration here, but it would be surprising if the Wizards passed on Porter, a versatile forward with an excellent mid-range game who will slip right into a young core headlined by John Wall and Bradley Beal."
Other predictions: Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, UNLV (Sheridan Hoops)

Pick #4 - Charlotte Bobcats

Alex Len
COLLEGE: Maryland | AGE: 19 | HT: 7-1 | WT: 225 | POS: C

Steve Alexander, Rotoworld: "He’s a big, athletic, two-way center and while he’s coming off ankle surgery, could make a run at Rookie of the Year if he lands a starting job. Which is a real possibility in Charlotte."
Other predictions: Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, UNLV (David Aldridge, NBA.com); Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas (The Hoops Report)

Pick #5 - Phoenix Suns

Ben McLemore
COLLEGE: Kansas | AGE: 20 | HT: 6-5 | WT: 189 | POS: SG

Sean Deveney, Sporting News: "McLemore is another potential No. 1 pick who could have trouble finding a home. He could go No. 2, but momentum is behind Oladipo. The Suns would be quite pleased to grab McLemore here."
Other predictions: Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, UNLV (The Hoops Report)

Pick #6 - New Orleans Pelicans

Trey Burke
COLLEGE: Michigan | AGE: 20 | HT: 6-1 | WT: 187 | POS: PG

Joe Kotoch, Sheridan Hoops: "The Pelicans took their centerpiece last year in Anthony Davis. Now New Orleans must surround him with talent. Burke is one of the quickest guards in the draft and can get by most defenders. With as much success as rookie point men have had the last few seasons, the Pelicans look to get theirs."
Other predictions: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse (Chad Ford, ESPN.com)

Pick #7 - Sacramento Kings

Anthony Bennett
COLLEGE: UNLV | AGE: 20 | HT: 6-8 | WT: 240 | POS: SF/PF

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report: "Bennett is the most explosive player in this draft. He attacks the rim like he's mad at it. He's also a missile in the open floor, with the ability to dodge defenders at full speed. The only reason he's not a clear-cut top-three pick is because he lacks a true position. Bennett is undersized as a 4 and lacks the off-the-dribble game of a 3. "
Other predictions: C.J. McCollum, G, Lehigh (Chad Ford, ESPN.com); Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse (NBA Draft Insider); Cody Zeller, PF/C, Indiana (Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com)

Pick #8 - Detroit Pistons

Michael Carter-Williams
COLLEGE: Syracuse | AGE: 21 | HT: 6-6 | WT: 184 | POS: PG

Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: "There are strong indications that with its frontcourt set, the Pistons want to land a point guard here to develop alongside Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. Carter-Williams remains something of a project, but he is a dazzling playmaker who excels in the open floor."
Other predictions: C.J. McCollum, G, Lehigh (Hoops World); Shabazz Muhammad, SG, UCLA (David Aldridge, NBA.com)

Pick #9 - Minnesota Timberwolves

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
COLLEGE: Georgia | AGE: 20 | HT: 6-6 | WT: 204 | POS: SG

Chad Ford, ESPN.com: "While the T-Wolves have interest in other players (Cody Zeller has his fans in Minnesota), Caldwell-Pope has been a favorite of team president Flip Saunders."
Other predictions: C.J. McCollum, G, Lehigh (Rotoworld); Cody Zeller, C, Indiana (NBADraft.net); Sergey Karasev, SG, Russia (Sporting News)

Pick #10 - Portland Trail Blazers

C.J. McCollum
COLLEGE: Lehigh | AGE: 21 | HT: 6-3 | WT: 197 | POS: PG

Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com: "McCollum will have to be a lead guard in the pros because of his size, but his scoring punch adds to his value and the versatility makes him a nice fit for a backcourt that needs depth, not a starting point guard."
Other predictions: Cody Zeller, C, Indiana (Rotoworld); Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA (Sports Illustrated); Giannis Adetokunbo, SF, Greece (HoopsWorld)

Pick #11 - Philadelphia 76ers

Cody Zeller
COLLEGE: Indiana | AGE: 20 | HT: 7-0 | WT: 230 | POS: C

David Aldridge, NBA.com: "Zeller's rehabbed himself after a poor NCAA tournament with some strong workouts, and his ability to run the floor and finish in transition would give All-Star Jrue Holiday some legit options when he wants to push the ball."
Other predictions: Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh (DraftExpress); Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA (Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com)

Pick #12 - Oklahoma City Thunder

Steven Adams
COLLEGE: Pittsburgh | AGE: 19 | HT: 7-0 | WT: 255 | POS: C

Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com: "Adams continues to use team and group workouts to show more of an offensive game than most saw in the one season at Pitt. He is relatively inexperienced against top competition after growing up in New Zealand, but the aggressive, high-energy style of play coupled with the upward trajectory in his game is very appealing."
Other predictions: Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Gonzaga (DraftExpress); Sergey Karasev, SG, Russia (Sheridan Hoops); Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil (NBADraft.net); Rudy Gobert, C, France (David Aldridge, NBA.com)

Pick #13 - Dallas Mavericks

Sergey Karasev
COUNTRY: Russia | AGE: 19 | HT: 6-7 | WT: 197 | POS: SF

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report: "Karasev is one of the more NBA-ready players in this draft, which he showed in Russia's top league as its leading scorer. Though he doesn't have All-Star upside, Karasev has the IQ, shooting accuracy and facilitating instincts to be a valuable contributor to a winning rotation."
Other predictions: Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA (HoopsWorld); Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil (Sporting News); Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (Rotoworld)

Pick #14 - Utah Jazz

Dennis Schroeder
COUNTRY: Germany | AGE: 19 | HT: 6-2 | WT: 165 | POS: PG

Joe Kotoch, Sheridan Hoops: "Schroeder is the explosive playmaker the Jazz have been lacking since Deron Williams left. He is still developing and will likely have some rough patches early on. But Schroeder’s physical skill set, unique talents and ceiling make him worth the pick."
Other predictions: Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (The Hoops Report); Lucas Nogueira, C, 7-0, Brazil (Chad Ford, ESPN.com)

Best of the rest: Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA; Shane Larkin, PG, Miami; Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil; Rudy Gobert, C, France; Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Gonzaga; Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke; Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State; Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville; Giannis Adetokunbo, SF, Greece; Reggie Bullock, SG/SF, North Carolina.

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