2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1RocketsVictor WembanyamaC – Metropolitans (France) – HT: 7-3 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-9 – Int.04 – Wembanyama is the most uniquely talented 7-3+ player in memory. The only question mark is whether he can stay healthy at that size. If he does he’ll be an all time great. NBA Comparisons for VictorInternational Elite 15Kristaps++, faster Rik Smits
2SpursScoot HendersonPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – USA.04 – Scoot could be no.1 overall in some years; he’s that good of a prospect. He’s an elite athlete at the pg position who stood out in the G League as a teenager. He’s like a rocket going into the lane, with elite burst and suddenness.prime Westbrook
3ThunderNick SmithSG – Arkansas – HT – 6-4 – WT – 170 – Wing – NA – Fr – A scoring menace who’s stock has been flying up over the past year. Can get his shot at will and really knows how to put the ball in the basket.Gilbert Arenas
4PistonsAnthony BlackPG – Arkansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA Fr. – A big point guard/wing with great 3pt shooting ability and can play above the rim. Handles the ball well and is a great passer. ArticleJosh Giddey
5PacersCam WhitmoreSF – Villanova – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – Whitmore continues his meteoric rise up the mock draft, cracking the top 10. He’s been dominant in multiple settings over the spring and summer, often looking like the best player on the court.DeMar DeRozan+
6MagicDariq Whitehead SF – Duke – HT: 6-4 1/2- WT: 196 – WING: 6-9 – Fr– Smooth, athletic and talented, Dariq is a prototypical wing prospect who projects as a standout two-way player. McDonald’s Game MVPBradley Beal
7KingsGregory JacksonPF – South Carolina – HT: 6-9 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – HSsr – Jackson is a possible re-class and could be in the 2023 draft. He’s a compact, strong and explosive forward who is developing a lethal all around game.

8WizardsKeyonte GeorgeSG – Baylor – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – A big, explosive guard who gives Baylor a potential one and done. George is a great iso scorer who can score from all 3 levels. Elite 25bigger Eric Gordon
9BlazersJarace WalkerPF – Houston – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – A big forward with broad shoulders and brute strength. Is showing an expanded offensive game and becoming a good iso-scorer. Elite 25John Collins, Milsap
10Knicks Arthur Kaluma PF – Creighton – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – So – Kaluma is progressing at a scary rate and has lottery upside. He’s a big, powerful wing with an elite frame who can create his own offense. ArticleOG Anunoby
11NetsJordan Walsh SF – Arkansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 7-3 – Fr – A fast rising prospect who is a big time athlete with a smooth game. Has elite length and is a standout on both ends. Elite 25Richard Jefferson, Andre Iguodala
12HornetsDillon MitchellSF – Texas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – A big bouncy wing with elite above the rim ability and incredible body control. His upside is through the roof. ArticleKevin Knox+
13ClippersAusar ThompsonSGOvertime Elite – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – Has ideal size and big time athleticism at the 2 guard position but will have to develop into a better shooter. Isn’t facing facing high level competition. ArticleJason Richardson, Terrence Ross
14Pelicans (from Lakers)Kel’el Ware C – Oregon – HT: 7-0 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – Oregon doesn’t get a lot of one and done’s but Ware looks to be on the fast track to the NBA. ArticleJarrett Allen+
15Pacers (from Cavs)Amen ThompsonSGOvertime Elite – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – Amen (along with his twin brother Ausar) is a quick, explosive and smooth athlete who is one of the faces of the Overtime Elite league. Amen is a great passer, an incredible athlete but needs to shoot the ball better. Article

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16Lakers (from Pelicans)Dereck Lively C – Duke – HT: 7-1 – WT: 210 – WING: 7-8 – Fr – An intriguing big man prospect who can really protect the rim and is a game changer on the defensive end. A big time athlete for a 7-footer. Elite 25Tyson Chandler with range
17HawksTerquavion SmithPG – NC State – HT: 6-3 3/4 – WT: 165 – WING: 6-6 1/2 – So – Terquavion returns to school and has a chance to move up to the lottery in 2023.Bones Hyland
18Jazz (from T-Wolves)Cason WallaceSG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – A combo guard with big time ability and great defensive instincts. Moving up the rankings.Jrue Holiday
19Magic (from Bulls)Baba MillerSF – Florida State (Spain) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 204 – WING: 7-2 – Int.04 – A uniquely skilled big forward who was a 6-2 guard until a recent growth spurt. Came up in the Real Madrid system before signing with Florida State.
20NuggetsChris LivingstonSF – Kentucky – HT: 6-4 1/2 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – Fr – A high level athlete with great quickness, explosive above the rim ability and a competitive demeanor. Elite 25Josh Jackson
21JazzAmari Bailey SG – UCLA – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Fr – A do-it-all combo guard with an extra gear of athleticism. Has scoring talent and does it within the flow of the offense. Elite 25Avery Bradley+
22RaptorsMatthew ClevelandSG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – So – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month.Spencer Dinwiddie
2376ersLeonard MillerSF – G League Ignite (Canada) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 211 – WING: 7-2 – FrMiller is joining the G League Ignite and could work his way into lottery consideration in 2023. ArticlePaul George lite
24Knicks (from Mavs)Brandon MillerSF – Alabama – HT: 6-8 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Fr – A jumbo wing with great scoring instincts and high end athleticism.
25Thunder (from Heat)Kris MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Brother of Keegan, Kris is a smooth and versatile forward who shows flashes.James Posey, Otto Porter
26Rockets (from Bucks)Kyle FilipowskiPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – An excellent 3pt shooter with good passing vision and a very high skill level.
27Pacers (from Celtics)Harrison IngramSG – Stanford – HT: 6-7 – WT: 233 – WING: 7-0 1/4 – So – A big guard who can do it all, score, handle and pass the rock. 1on1 InterviewMorris Peterson
28SunsCaleb LoveSG – UNC – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-9 – Jr – Love is returning to UNC and will have a chance to play his way into the first round next season.Monta Ellis
29GrizzliesNikola DurišićSG – Mega Mozzart (Serbia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Int.04 – A big, strong guard who is a high level scorer on the wing. Nikola made it onto the International Elite 15
30WarriorsOusmane N’DiayePF – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Int.04 – A raw talent with elite attributes and huge upside. Article

Key Dates

  • 2022 McDonald’s All American Game – 3/29/22

2023 NBA Draft Trades

  • Knicks get Mavs 1st, top 10 protected (KP trade)
  • Knicks get Pistons 1st, top 18 protected
  • Knicks get Wizards 1st, top 14 protected
  • Hornets get Nuggets 1st, top 14 protected (via Knicks)
  • Jazz get Timberwolves 1st, unprotected (Gobert trade)
  • Magic get Bulls 1st (Nikola Vucevic trade)
  • Pacers get Cavs 1st, lottery protected
  • Pacers get Celtics 1st, top 12 protected (Brogdon trade)
  • Pelicans have the right to swap picks with the Lakers, unprotected (Anthony Davis trade)
  • Rockets have right to swap pick with the Nets (James Harden trade)
  • Rockets get Wizards 1st (lottery protected) in the John Wall/Westbrook trade
  • Rockets get Bucks 1st (unprotected) from P.J. Tucker trade
  • Spurs get Hornets 1st, top 16 protected (via NY and ATL, Reddish trade, Dejounte trade)
  • Thunder have the right to swap picks with the Clippers (Paul George trade)
  • Thunder get Heat pick, lottery protected, via Clippers etc (Paul George trade)

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