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. Currently sidelined with a shoulder injury. 2021 International Elite 15Kristaps++
2Scoot HendersonPG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – 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 the 2022 draft but looks like a top 5 pick in 2023.
3Shaedon SharpeSG – Kentucky (Canada) – HT: 6-4 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – HSsr – A highly athletic scoring machine who is looking like a future high lottery pick. Shaedon has committed to Kentucky and is a top ranked prospect on the NBA Draft Room Elite 25.Brandon Roy
4Keyonte 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 25
5Dariq 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. Elite 25
6Dereck Lively C – Duke – 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. A big time athlete for a 7-footer. Elite 25Tyson Chandler with range
7Hunter Sallis  SG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – A smooth and explosive combo guard with a lanky frame and nice scoring ability. Is just starting to come into his own and has the look of a possible future lottery pick. Gonzaga got another good one.Markelle

8Amari 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. Elite 25bigger Avery Bradley
9Yohan TraoreC – Prolific Prep (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – HSsr A fundamentally sound big who mixes it up in the paint. Not the most explosive athlete.
10Anthony BlackSF – Coppell, TX – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – HSsr. – A smooth wing with great 3pt shooting ability and can play above the rim.
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
12 Ausar 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. Article
13Amen Thompson SGOvertime 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
14Nick 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.
15Cason 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.

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16Chris 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. Playing his senior season at Oak Hill, on his way to Kentucky. Elite 25Josh Jackson
17Blake WesleySG – Notre Dame – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 185 – Wing – NA – Jr – Wesley is off to hot start with the Irish and generating draft buzz.
18Nikola 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
19Dillon MitchellSF – Texas – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – HSsr – A big bouncy wing with elite above the rim ability.
20Adama Sanogo PF – UConn (Mali) – HT: 6-9 – WT: 240 – WING: 7-4 So – Sanogo is a broad shouldered, powerful and quick forward who fits the mold of a modern-day small-ball big manPaul Milsap
21J.D. DavisonPG – Alabama – HT: 6-2 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – An elite leaper and dunker who can overpower defenders with his solid build and elite burst.DSJ
22Emoni BatesSF – Memphis – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-7 1/4 – HSsr – Emoni is no longer a clear top prospect in his class. His less than ideal length and average athleticism knock him down a few spots.Brandon Ingram lite
23Payton WatsonSF – UCLA – HT: 6-8 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Has reportedly grown to 6-9.longer Derrick Jones Jr.
24Skyy 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 interviewElite 25
25Walker KesslerC – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – So – Kessler is a unique talent with his size, shot blocking, high skill level on the offensive end. He can shoot the ball from deep and seems kind of like a combo forward trapped in a 7-1 frame. Auburn got another star frontcourt player.Justin Patton+
26Jaden 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
27Jarace WalkerPF – Houston – 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. Elite 25John Collins
28Tyrese HunterPG – Iowa State – HT: 6-1 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – Hunter is a blur in the open court and has elite speed and bounce. His arrow is pointing up. Article
29Adem Bona PF – UCLA (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 talent. Elite 25Kevin Seraphin
30Marquise “MJ” RiceSF – Kansas – 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
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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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