2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1-2TeamPlayer NBA Mock Draft Updated 6/22/23 – 7:54pm ETComp
1SpursVictor Wemban-yamaC – Mets 92 (France) – HT: 7-4 – WT: 230 – WING: 8-0 – Int.04 – The Spurs have an easy choice at no.1 with the franchise-altering Wembanyama. He’ll change the fortunes of the Spurs and change the skyline in San Antonio. NBA Comparisons for VictorTop French Prospects7-4 Durant, bigger KP
2HornetsBrandon MillerSF – Alabama – HT: 6-9 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – Miller is a perfect fit on the wing next to LaMelo, giving the Hornets an instant scoring punch. He’s also a talented play-maker who excels at finding teammates. But drafting for fit isn’t always wise at the top of the draft.Rudy Gay, Danny Granger
3BlazersScoot HendersonPG – Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-9 – USA.04 – If Scoot falls to no.3 the Blazers will have a very interesting decision to make: either take the ultra-talented guard or look to trade this pick for an established star.prime Westbrook, D.Rose

4RocketsAmen ThompsonPG – City Reapers, OTE – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 214 – WING: 7-0 – USA03 – Amen would be a great fit next to the high scoring Jalen Green (and possibly James Harden). He’s a high upside swing with absolutely elite athleticism and great passing vision. ArticleArticle2prospect Shaun Livingston
5PistonsAusar Thompson SGCity Reapers, OTE – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 218 – WING: 7-0 – USA03 – Has ideal size and big time athleticism at the 2 guard position and has shown an improved shooting touch. ArticleArticle2Jason Richardson, Terrence Ross
6MagicAnthony BlackPG – Arkansas – HT: 6-5 3/4 – WT: 210 – WING: 6-7 1/2 Fr. – A big PG with great handles and elite passing ability. Has special basketball instincts and put on a show his freshman year. Would bring a new dimension to the Magic backcourt. Articlebouncy Josh Giddey
7PacersJarace WalkerPF – Houston – HT: 6-6 1/2 – WT: 248 – WING: 7-2 1/2 – Fr – The Pacers could target the versatile and talented Walker who would fit in perfectly in the frontcourt.Paul Milsap

8WizardsTaylor Hendricks PF – UCF – HT: 6-8 1/4 – WT: 213 – WING: 7-0 1/2 – Fr – A highly skilled big forward with shooting range, athletic upside and great all around defense. The new-look Wizards just need to add the best player available.Antwan Jamison, Jerami Grant
9JazzCam WhitmoreSF – Villanova – HT: 6-5 3/4- WT: 234 – WING: 6-8 1/2 – Fr –. Whitmore is looking less likely to be selected in the top 5 and could go anywhere in the 6-12 range. If things go right for him he’d be a steal at this point of the lottery.Jerry Stackhouse, Justise Winslow 
10MavsBilal Coulibaly SF – Mets 92 (France) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-2 – Int.04 – An intriguing upside athlete with great length and long term potential and already showing good on court production. Is in the midst of an astronomical rise up draft boards. Top French ProspectsTop Internationaltaller Gerald Green, baby Giannis
11Magic (from Bulls)Kobe BufkinSG – Michigan – HT: 6-4 1/4 – WT: 187 – WING: 6-7 3/4 – So – A smooth operator who excels at putting the ball in the basket. Doesn’t have elite speed or bounce but is a great finisher and fits the modern game. ArticleCJ, McCollum, Willie Green+
12ThunderDereck LivelyC – Duke – HT: 7-1 – WT: 230 – WING: 7-8 – Fr – Protects the rim and is a game changer on the defensive end. Is having a very strong draft season and moving back up draft boards. Shows promise as an outside shooter but hasn’t proven himself yet in games. Elite 25WCS, Tyson Chandler 
13RaptorsJalen Hood-Schifino PG – Indiana – HT: 6-4 1/4 – WT: 216 – WING: 6-10 1/4 – Fr – A big, tough guard who is a gamer and brings it every time out. A talented passer and facilitator with a nice mid range game.Deron Williams
14PelicansGradey DickSF – Kansas – HT: 6-6 1/4 – WT: 204 – WING: 6-8 3/4 – Fr – Dick might go higher but if he falls this far he’ll be difficult to pass on in the mid first round.Brandon Rush, Reggie Miller
15HawksJordan HawkinsSG – UConn – HT: 6-4 1/4 – WT: 186 – WING: 6-6 3/4 – So – Hawkins is a flame-thrower from downtown. He’s got more to his game than just shooting and could surprise to the upside.Anfernee Simons 

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16Jazz (from T-Wolves)Cason WallacePG – Kentucky – HT: 6-2 1/2 – WT: 195 – WING: 6-8 1/2 – Fr – An elite defender who is also a solid all around offensive player. Seems to have a wide draft range.Jrue Holiday
17LakersKeyonte GeorgeSG – Baylor – HT: 6-4 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – George has looked strong in the pre-draft process but could slide out of the lottery, with there being so many good guards in this range. Elite 25Eric Gordon
18HeatNoah Clowney  PF – Alabama – HT: 6-10 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – A highly skilled forward with good size and floor-spacing potential. Might be a few years away from making an impact but has upside.Bobby Portis 
19WarriorsNick Smith Jr.SG – Arkansas – HT – 6-5 – WT – 185 – Wing – NA – Fr – Although Smith had a down year he has the elite pedigree and the type of offensive fire-power that should land him in the mid first round. I have my concerns about his athleticism and ability to get separation at the NBA level but the scoring talent is definitely there.Jamal Murray lite, Cat Mobley
20Rockets (from Clippers)Kris MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-7 3/4 – WT: 213 – WING: 6-11 3/4 – Jr – Brother of Keegan, Kris is a smooth and versatile forward who put up big numbers this past season. Looks very NBA ready.James Posey, Otto Porter
21Nets (from Suns)Rayan Rupert SG – NZ Breakers (France) – Ht – 6-6 – Wt – 193 – Wing – 7-2 – Int.04 – A super long and versatile wing with a lot of upside, especially on the defensive end. ArticleTop French ProspectsTop InternationalNic Batum 
22NetsJaime Jaquez Jr. SF – UCLA – HT: 6-6 – WT: 226 – WING: 6-9 1/2 – Sr – A versatile and hard working wing who plays with good energy and great BBIQ. Has been one of the stars of the pre-draft process.Rick Fox 

23Blazers (from Knicks)Leonard MillerPF – Ignite (Canada) – HT: 6-9 1/4 – WT: 213 – WING: 7-2 – FrMiller had a nice season for the Ignite, looking like a mid to late first rounder. Has developed into a high level rebounder and glue-guy. Article Al Harrington
24Kings Olivier-Maxence Prosper PF – Marquette – HT: 6-6 3/4 – WT: 212 – WING: 7-1 – Jr – A high energy forward with a NBA frame and a developing game. Looks ready to play a role early.James Ennis III
25Celtics (from Grizzlies)Brandin Podziemski SG – Santa Clara – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – So A great shooter, rebounder and an all around talent who has moved up boards all season long. Evan Fournier, Gary Harris
26Pacers (from Cavs)James NnajiC – Barcelona (Nigeria) – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: 7-7 – Int.04 – A stud young center with all the physical tools, good length and quick off his feet. I doubt NBA teams will let him get out of the 1st round. Top InternationalJalen Duren
27Hornets (from Nuggets)Jett HowardSF – Michigan – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – FrJuwan’s son Jett is one of the best shooters in the draft but struggles on the defensive end.Mike Miller lite
28Jazz (from 76ers)Dariq Whitehead SF – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 220 – WING: 6-9 – Fr- Dariq is a 5-star talent but a second foot surgery will hurt his draft stock. Hopefully he can get back to full health and regain his form. McDonald’s Game MVPAllen Crabbe
29Nuggets (from Celtics) Ben Sheppard SG – Belmont – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Sr. – A solid two-way player who defends and shoots the rock. Has been one of the break-out stars of the pre-draft process.Alec Burks
30Clippers (from Bucks)Brice SensabaughSF – Ohio State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Fr – A burly and powerful wing with an advanced offensive game. A big time shot-maker but slow-footed on defense. Questions about his knees could cause him to slide. T.J. Warren, Bonzi Wells
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Key Dates

  • 5/16/23 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • 5/15 to 5/21/23 – NBA Draft Combine
  • 5/31/23 – NCAA Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline
  • 6/12/23 – NBA Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
  • 6/22/23 – 2023 NBA Draft

2023 NBA Draft Trades

  • Blazers get Knicks 1st, lottery protected (Josh Hart trade)
  • Hornets get Nuggets 1st, top 14 protected (via Knicks)
  • Jazz get Timberwolves 1st, unprotected (Gobert trade)
  • Magic get Bulls 1st (Nikola Vucevic trade)
  • Nets gets Suns 1st (KD trade)
  • Nuggets get Celtics (via Pacers) 1st, top 12 protected (Brogdon trade)
  • Pacers get Cavs 1st, lottery protected
  • Clippers get Bucks 1st

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