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 – Memphis – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: 6-7 1/4 – HSsr – Emoni has reclassified to join the 2021 recruiting class and has committed to Memphis. Because of his age he’ll not be eligible for the NBA Draft until the 2023 draft. Emoni was once considered the most elite prospect in high school and while he’s still a special player he’s no longer clearly the no.1 guy in his class.smaller KD, Brandon Ingram
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.
4Scoot 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.
5Dereck 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
6Keyonte 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. He’s got the type of shot making ability that is highly coveted in the NBA. Elite 25
7Amari 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
8Dariq 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
9Amen ThompsonSGOvertime Elite pro league – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – USA02 – Amen (along with his twin brother Ausar) is a quick, explosive and smooth athlete who will be one of the faces of the new Overtime Elite league. Article
10Jordan 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
11Adem 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. Elite 25faster Al Harrington
12 Ausar ThompsonSGOvertime Elite pro league – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – USA02 – Has ideal size and big time athleticism at the 2 guard position. Article
13Ousmane N’DiayePF – Senegal – HT: 6-11 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Int.04 – A raw talent with elite attributes and huge upside. International Elite 15
14Skyy 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
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. Elite 25

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16Sadragque 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 2022. Elite 25Michael Beasley
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.
18Anthony Black SF – Coppell, TX – HT: 6-7 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – HSsr. – A smooth wing with great 3pt shooting ability and can play above the rim.
19Chris 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
20Kadary RichmondSG – Seton Hall – Ht – 6-5 – Wt – 180 – Wing – NA – So – The star freshman leaves the Syracuse program. He has big time ability and will be one to watch in 2022.
21Mark MitchellPF – Sunrise Christian – HT: 6-8 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A highly skilled forward who fits the mold of a modern NBA PF.
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 – 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
26Nick 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.
27Nathan 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
28Jazian GortmanPG – Overtime Elite – HT: 6-2 – WT: 175 – WING: NA – HSsr – The high flying Gortman has signed with the Overtime Elite. He’s a special athlete at the point/combo guard position. Article
29Dior 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
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

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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