2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1Victor WembanyamaC – France – HT: 7-2 – WT: 209 – WING: 7-8 – Int.04 – Victor has as much upside as any prospect in the world. He’s the most uniquely talented 7-2 player in memory, flashing perimeter skills with awesome length and mobility. He’s got deep range on his jumper, a nice feel for the game on the offensive end and is an elite rim protector. Victor sits at the top of the updated 2021 International Elite 15Kristaps++
2Emoni BatesSF – Ypsilanti, MI – HT: 6-8 1/2 – WT: 200 – WING: 6-9 – HSsr – Emoni has opened up his recruitment and could be looking at the professional route. He’s still an elite prospect but is no longer the clear no.1 guy in his class.smaller KD, Brandon Ingram
3Keyonte GeorgeSG – Lewisville, TX – HT: 6-5 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – HSsr – A big, explosive guard who is skyrocketing up the rankings.
4Amari Bailey SG – Sierra Canyon (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.bigger Avery Bradley
5Shaedon SharpeSG – Glendale, AZ – HT: 6-4 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – HSsr – A highly athletic scoring machine who is looking like a future lottery pick.
6Scoota HendersonPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – USA.04 – Scoot has reclassified and signed with the G League Ignite. He’s a big time athlete and above the rim finisher with the strength to finish through contact. Scoot is flying up the rankings.
7 Adem Bona PF – Prolific Prep (Turkey/Nigeria) – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: 7-4 HSsr – A quick, explosive athlete with great open court speed, tons of strength and above the rim ability. Picked up the game late but is quickly emerging as a bonafide lottery talent.faster Al Harrington
8Skyy ClarkPG – Montverde (Kentucky) – HT: 6-2 – WT: 190 – WING: NAHSsr – A great ball handler and passer with a quick first step. Has a strong frame and good balance. Has transferred to Montverde for his senior season but is recovering from a partially torn ACL (early July, 2021). 1on1 interviewKyrie
9Dariq 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.
10Jordan Walsh SF – Castaic, CA – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A fast rising prospect who is a big time athlete with a smooth game.Richard Jefferson
11Ousmane N’DiayePF – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Int.04 – A raw talent with elite attributes and huge upside. International Elite 15
12Mark Mitchell PF – Sunrise Christian – HT: 6-8 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A highly skilled forward who fits the mold of a modern NBA PF.
13Sadragque Nganga PF – Chandler, AZ (Angola) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long and talented forward who has PF size and SF skills. Has been banged up this year and will be looking to rebound in 2022Michael Beasley
14Dereck Lively C – Bellefonte, PA – HT: 7-0 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – An intriguing big man prospect who can really protect the rim and is a game changer on the defensive end.WCS
15Jarace WalkerPF – New Freedom, PA (IMG) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – HSsr – A bulky forward with broad shoulders and brute strength. Effective around the rim and cable of hitting the 3 but has some work to do.

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16Dior Johnson PG – Oregon – HT: 6-2 – WT: NA – WING: NA – HSsr – Oregon lands Dior, a high level pg with elite stop/start ability and body control. He’s been bouncing around a few programs and recently de-committed from Syracuse and now finds a home in Eugene.Kenny Anderson
17Kenneth Lofton Jr.C – LA Tech – HT: 6-7 – WT: 275 – WING: NA – So – Loften had a breakout performance at the FIBA U19’s, dominating in the paint and looking unstoppable inside.
18Harrison Ingram  SG – Stanford – HT: 6-6 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – A big guard who can do it all, score, handle, defend and pass the rock. 1on1 Interview
19Chris LivingstonSF – Akron, OH – 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.Josh Jackson
20Nathan Missia-DioSF – Overtime Elite pro league (Belgium) – HT: 6-8 – WT: NA – WING: 7-7 – Int.04 – An ultra long-armed wing with special athletic ability but a lot of development to do. International Elite 15
21Kijani WrightPF – Los Angeles, CA (Windward) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – HSsr – A powerful combo forward who is expanding his game. Has the makings of an NBA frame.
22Bryce McGowensSG – Nebraska – HT: 6-6 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a smooth game and intriguing upside. Has awesome bounce and above the rim ability. Nebraska hasn’t had a prospect like this in a long time.
23Andre Curbelo PG – Illinois – Ht – 6-1 – Wt – 175 – Wing – NA – So – Undersized but ultra-talented with great quickness and court vision.
24Nikola 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
25Jaden BradleyPG – Concord, NC (IMG) – 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.
26Prince AligbeSF – Minneapolis, MN – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A standout athlete and defender with an NBA frame.MKG
27Marquise RiceSF – Durham, NC – HT: 6-5 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – HSsr – Rice is built like a rock. He’s got the game of a SF but the strength to hold his own in the paint.Miles Bridges
28Tamar BatesSG – Indiana – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Fr – The 6-5 lefty gives Indiana a big time talent at the SG position.
29Manny ObasekiSG – Texas A&M – HT: 6-4 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – An electrifying athlete with elite above the rim ability.
30Chance Westry SG – Harrisburg, PA (Hillcrest) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – HSsr – A crafty combo guard who can get buckets. Has size and length and a great feel for the game.
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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)
  • 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)
  • 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

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