2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1PistonsVictor WembanyamaC – Metropolitans (France) – HT: 7-4 – WT: 230 – WING: 8-0 – Int.04 – Wembanyama is the best prospect since LeBron. He’s becoming an elite 3pt shooter and game-changing shot blocker and he recently measured-in at 7-4 with a 8-foot wingspan (you read that correctly). NBA Comparisons for VictorInternational Elite 157-4 Durant, bigger, better KP
2MagicScoot HendersonPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – USA.04 – Scoot would go no.1 overall in some drafts, he’s that good of a prospect. He’s an elite athlete at the PG position who can fill it up and also is becoming a high level passer. Articleprime Westbrook, CP3
3RocketsAnthony BlackPG – Arkansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA Fr. – A big point guard/wing with great handles and elite passing ability. Has special basketball instincts and is putting on a show early in his college career. ArticleJosh Giddey

4SpursBrandon MillerSF – Alabama – HT: 6-9 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – A jumbo wing with great scoring instincts and high end athleticism. Can score from anywhere on the court.Rudy Gay, Danny Granger
5HornetsGregory JacksonPF – South Carolina – HT: 6-9 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr– Jackson has reclassified and will likely be a high lottery pick in the 2023 draft. He’s a strong and explosive forward who has a lethal offensive game.more advanced Jerami Grant, a 6-9 Jaylen Brown
6Pelicans (from Lakers)Nick SmithSG – Arkansas – HT – 6-5 – WT – 185 – Wing – NA – Fr – Smith is a dynamic scoring guard who will give you buckets and plays with an edge. He’s a perfect fit for the modern NBA, as a guard who can get his own offense and score from 3 levels.Gilbert Arenas
7ThunderJarace WalkerPF – Houston – HT: 6-8 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Fr – A big forward with broad shoulders and brute strength. Is showing an expanded offensive game and becoming a good iso-scorer. Rebounds the ball well and can defend all over the court. Elite 25Paul Milsap

8Magic (from Bulls)Amen ThompsonSGOvertime Elite – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – Amen 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 and has great size but needs to shoot the ball better. ArticleArticle2sprospect Shaun Livingston
9Jazz (from T-Wolves)Keyonte GeorgeSG – Baylor – HT: 6-4 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – An explosive guard with broad shoulders, the ability to finish through contact and high level 3pt shooting ability. A one and done lottery pick with top 10 potential.. Elite 25bigger Eric Gordon
10HeatCam 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.Jerry Stackhouse
11Warriors Ausar 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 high level competition, which makes the evaluation a little harder. ArticleArticle2Jason Richardson, Terrence Ross
12Jazz (from 76ers)Kris MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Brother of Keegan, Kris is a smooth and versatile forward who is putting up big numbers this year. Looks very NBA ready.James Posey, Otto Porter
13Knicks (from Mavs)Marcus SasserSG – Houston – HT: 6-2 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Sr – Sasser might be the best player in college basketball and looks ready to contribute at the NBA level from day one.
14NetsTerquavion SmithPG – NC State – HT: 6-3 3/4 – WT: 165 – WING: 6-6 1/2 – So – Terquavion is lighting it up in his second season at NC State.Bones Hyland
15KnicksBaba 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. Will miss the first half of the season.Austin Daye, Bobby Portis

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16RaptorsCason WallacePG – 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
17Bulls (from Blazers)Jett HowardSF – Michigan – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – Juwan’s son Jett is a solid and powerful wing with a great release on his jumper.
18HawksKel’el WareC – 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. He’s a big time shot blocker with nice mobility for his size, plus a smooth outside shot. ArticleJarrett Allen+
19GrizzliesGradey DickSF – Kansas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Fr – One of the best shot-makers in his class who also has a nice to-the-basket game.Brandon Rush
20JazzDariq 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 lite
21Knicks (from Wizards)Kyle FilipowskiPF – Duke – HT: 7-0 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – An excellent shooter and overall offensive talent with good passing vision. Rebounds the ball well.
22KingsJordan 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
23ClippersRayan Rupert  SG – New Zealand Breakers (France) – Ht – 6-7 – Wt – NA – Wing – 7-2 – Int.04 – A super long and versatile wing with a lot of upside. Is out with a serious wrist injury but could gain momentum again during draft season. Article– 
24SunsLeonard Miller SF – 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 
25Hornets (from Nuggets)Maxwell Lewis  SF – Pepperdine – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – So – A highly efficient wing who can really shoot the rock. His stock is rising. 
26PacersDereck 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 but is off to a slow start at Duke. Elite 25Tyson Chandler with range
27Lakers (from Pelicans)Ricky Council IV SG – Arkansas – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Jr – Council IV has been on a tear for the Hogs, scoring in bunches and showing off his high-end athleticism.
28Pacers (from Cavs)Amari 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.Avery Bradley+
29Rockets (from Bucks)Brice SensabaughPF – Ohio State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 235 – WING: NA – Fr – A burly and powerful combo forward with an advanced offensive game. A big time shot-maker.
30Pacers (from Celtics)Arthur KalumaSF – Creighton – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – So – Kaluma is a big, powerful wing with an elite frame who can create his own offense. Has the big wing tools that are so valuable in today’s NBA but needs to polish his ball handling and his all around game. ArticleOG Anunoby

Key Dates

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

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)

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