2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1Victor WembanyamaC – France – HT: 7-2 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-8 – Int.04 – Victor is the most uniquely talented 7-2 player in memory, flashing perimeter skills with awesome length and mobility. 2021 International Elite 15Kristaps++
2Scoot HendersonPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – USA.04 – Scoot is breaking out with some big games for the G League Ignite. He’s an elite talent who is too young to be eligible for 2022 but looks like a top 5 pick in 2023.prime Westbrook
3Nick SmithSG – Arkansas – Ht – 6-4 – Wt – 170 – Wing – NA – HSsr – A highly skilled scoring guard who isn’t the most explosive athlete but really knows how to put the ball in the basket.
4Dariq Whitehead SFMontverde (Duke) – HT: 6-4 1/2- WT: 196 – WING: 6-9 – HSsr– Smooth, athletic and talented, Dariq is a prototypical wing prospect who projects as a standout two-way player. McDonald’s Game MVPBradley Beal
5Anthony BlackPG – Arkansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – HSsr. – 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
6Keyonte GeorgeSG – Baylor – HT: 6-5 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A big, explosive guard who is skyrocketing up the rankings. George is a great iso scorer who can score from all 3 levels. Elite 25bigger Eric Gordon
7Jarace WalkerPF – Houston – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – HSsr – 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

8 Kel’el WareC – Oregon – HT: 7-0 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – HSsr – 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+
9Ausar ThompsonSGOvertime Elite pro league – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – Has ideal size and big time athleticism at the 2 guard position. ArticleJason Richardson, Terrence Ross
10Dillon MitchellSF – Texas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – HSsr – A big bouncy wing with elite above the rim ability and incredible body control. His upside is through the roof. ArticleKevin Knox+
11Jordan Walsh SF – Arkansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 7-3 – HSsr – A fast rising prospect who is a big time athlete with a smooth game. Elite 25Richard Jefferson
12Amen ThompsonSGOvertime Elite pro league – 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 new Overtime Elite league. Article
13Dereck Lively C – Duke – HT: 7-1 – WT: 210 – WING: 7-8 – HSsr – 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
14 Cameron WhitmoreSF – Villanova – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – HSsr – A high energy wing who is flying up 2023 draft boards.
15Matthew ClevelandSG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month.Spencer Dinwiddie

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16Arthur Kaluma PF – Creighton – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – Kaluma looks like a future first round pick with lottery upside. Article
17Cason WallaceSG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – HSsr – A combo guard with big time ability and great defensive instincts. Moving up the rankings.
18James NnajiC – Barcelona (Nigeria) – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int. – A stud young center with all the physical tools, good length and quick off his feet.
19Amari Bailey SG – UCLA – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – HSsr – 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+
20Chris LivingstonSF – Kentucky – HT: 6-4 1/2 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – HSsr – A high level athlete with great quickness, explosive above the rim ability and a competitive demeanor. Elite 25Josh Jackson
21Yohan TraoreC – Auburn (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 229 – WING: 7-3 1/4 – HSsr A fundamentally sound big who mixes it up in the paint. Not the most explosive athlete.Greg Monroe+
22Jaylin Williams  C – Arkansas – HT: 6-10 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – So – A fundamentally sound and really smart basketball player who impacts all aspects of the game.
23Josh MinottSF – Memphis – HT: 6-8 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a smooth game and big upside.Julian Wright
24Kyle FilipowskiPF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – HSsr – An excellent 3pt shooter with good passing vision and a very high skill level.
25Caleb LoveSG – UNC – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: 6-9 – So – Love is returning to UNC and will have a chance to play his way into the first round next season.Monta Ellis
26Mouhamed GueyePF – NA (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 – Fr – A quick, fluid and immensely talented PF with elite upside. Has a smooth release on his shot and is developing into a multi-dimensional scorer.
27Nikola DurišićSG – 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
28Jaden BradleyPG – Alabama – HT: 6-2 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – Highly athletic, long-armed and powerful with a quick first step, Bradley looks the part of a future first rounder. Elite 25
29Ousmane N’DiayePF – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Int.04 – A raw talent with elite attributes and huge upside. International Elite 15
30Jalen WarleyPG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – A lead guard with great size, feel for the game and a nice outside shot. Underrated.
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Key Dates

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

2023 NBA Draft Trades

  • Knicks get Mavs 1st round pick, top 10 protected (KP trade)
  • Magic get Bulls 1st round pick (Nikola Vucevic 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 round pick (lottery protected) in the John Wall/Westbrook trade
  • Rockets get Bucks 1st round pick (unprotected) from P.J. Tucker 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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