2023 NBA Mock Draft

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1PistonsVictor WembanyamaC – Metropolitans (France) – HT: 7-4 – WT: 230 – WING: 8-0 – Int.04 – It’s hard to overstate just how impressive of a prospect Wemby is. He’s the best prospect in a decade and one of the best prospects in the history of this game. NBA Comparisons for Victor7-4 Durant, bigger, better KP
2RocketsScoot 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 a special athlete at the PG position who can fill it up and also is becoming a very high level passer. He finished his second Ignite season doing everything he needed to hold on to this spot, despite still having some areas to improve in.prime Westbrook, CP3
3SpursBrandon MillerSF – Alabama – HT: 6-9 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – In my mind Brandon Miller has solidified himself as the no.3 prospect in this class and I’d be surprised if he falls past this spot. There’s even a chance he ends up at no.2. He’s a truly elite shot maker with size, play-making and defensive versatility.Rudy Gay, Danny Granger

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4HornetsAmen ThompsonPGOvertime 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
5MagicAusar ThompsonSGOvertime Elite – HT: 6-7 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – Has ideal size and big time athleticism at the 2 guard position and has shown an improved shooting touch. Didn’t face high level competition in the OTE, which makes the evaluation a little harder. ArticleArticle2Jason Richardson, Terrence Ross
6BlazersJarace WalkerPF – Houston – HT: 6-8 – WT: 240 – WING: NA – Fr – A big forward with broad shoulders and brute strength. Rebounds the ball well and can defend all over the court. A high level passer who can create for others. Elite 25Paul Milsap
7WizardsTaylor Hendricks PF – UCF – HT: 6-9 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – A highly skilled big forward with shooting range and athletic upside. An awesome and versatile all around defender. One of the fastest rising prospects in the land.Antwan Jamison, Jerami Grant

8PacersCam WhitmoreSF – Villanova – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: NA – Fr – Whitmore is a powerhouse of an athlete who is a menace attacking the rim and showed a much improved 3pt shot. Isn’t a play-maker for others and needs to improve his decision making.Jerry Stackhouse 
9Magic (from Bulls)Cason WallacePG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – Fr – A high level guard prospect with great defensive instincts. Might be the best defensive player in this draft. Has a nice scoring touch in the lane and can hit the 3.Jrue Holiday
10PelicansGradey 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. Has shown good passing instincts and rebounds the ball well. Has an elite NBA skill.Brandon Rush, Todd Day
11JazzAnthony 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 his freshman year. Articlebouncy Josh Giddey
12Jazz (from T-Wolves)Gregory JacksonPF – South Carolina – HT: 6-9 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr– Jackson is the youngest prospect in this class. He’s a ultra-talented shot-maker who has some holes in his game but has plenty of time to figure it all out.smoother Josh Smith
13RaptorsJalen Hood-Schifino PG – Indiana – HT: 6-6 – WT: 215 – WING: NA – Fr – A big, tough guard who is a gamer and brings it every time out. A talented passer and facilitator who is a glue-guy on the court.Deron Williams
14LakersJordan HawkinsSG – UConn – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – So – An intriguing SG with a beautiful release on his jumper and great 3pt ability. Is starting to score more inside the arc and is a pesky defender.Anfernee Simons 
15HawksKeyonte 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. Elite 25Eric Gordon

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16ThunderRayan 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, especially on the defensive end. ArticleNic Batum 
17WarriorsNick SmithSG – Arkansas – HT – 6-5 – WT – 185 – Wing – NA – Fr – Smith missed parts of the season with injury and still trying to find his rhythm. He’s a score first player who needs to get more efficient putting the ball in the basket but has a lot of scoring upside.Gilbert Arenas, Jamal Murray
18Knicks (from Mavs)Sidy CissokoSG – G League Ignite (France) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 220 – WING: 6-9 1/2 – Int.04 – Sidy has been on a tear lately and is playing like a first round pick.
19Rockets (from Clippers)Kris MurrayPF – Iowa – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: NA – Jr – Brother of Keegan, Kris is a smooth and versatile forward who put up big numbers this year. Looks very NBA ready.James Posey, Otto Porter
20HeatLeonard Miller SF – G League Ignite (Canada) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 211 – WING: 7-2 – FrMiller is having a nice season for the Ignite and is looking like a mid to late first rounder. Has developed into a high level rebounder and glue-guy. Article D.J. Wilson
21Nets (from Suns)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
22NetsNoah Clowney PF – Alabama – HT: 6-10 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – A highly skilled forward with good size and floor-spacing potential. Bobby Portis

23Blazers (from Knicks)Maxwell Lewis SF – Pepperdine – HT: 6-7 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – So – A talented wing who can really shoot the rock and has offensive upside. Has good size and length. Needs to figure things out on the defensive end. Trey Murphy
24GrizzliesAdem Bona PF – UCLA (Turkey/Nigeria) – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: 7-4 Fr – A quick, explosive athlete with great open court speed, tons of strength and above the rim ability. A masterful defender. Elite 25faster Nene
25KingsDariq Whitehead SF – Duke – HT: 6-4 1/2- WT: 196 – WING: 6-9 – Fr- Dariq finished the season on an upswing after injuries derailed the early part of his freshman year. He’s a knockdown shooter with good size but is still looking to regain his athleticism. McDonald’s Game MVP
26Pacers (from Cavs)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 but slow-footed on defense. T.J. Warren, Bonzi Wells
27Hornets (from Nuggets)Bilal CoulibalySF – France – HT: 6-6 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.04 – An intriguing upside athlete with great length and long term potential.
28Pacers (from Celtics)Dereck 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. Is coming on strong after a slow start to the season. Projects as a solid role player at the NBA level. Elite 25WCS, Tyson Chandler lite 
29Jazz (from 76ers)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 don’t think NBA teams will let him get out of the first round. Articlebigger Greg Monroe, Jalen Duren
30Clippers (from Bucks)Trayce Jackson-DavisPF – Indiana – HT: 6-9 – WT: 235 – WING: 7-0 – Sr – TJD is an overpowering force inside, despite not having elite center size. He’s become an advanced passer and play-maker.Terrence Jones, Draymond-ish

Key Dates

  • 5/16/23 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • 5/15 to 5/21/23 – NBA Draft Combine
  • 6/12/23 – 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)
  • 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)
  • Nets gets Suns 1st (KD 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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