bP's 2013 Mock Draft -through pick #14-
Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Washington just drafted Beal last year and have finally gotten John Wall back from injury. The post seems okay with Nene holding it down and they really need help on the wings. Shabazz will give them a immediate scorer.
2. Charlotte- Nerlens Noel - PF/C
The Bobcats have long needed someone in the post who you can throw it down to and watch him come away with 2pts almost everytime. Noel might not have the offensive game polished yet, but the potential is there. Noel's stats look very similar to Anthony Davis' from last year.
3. Cleveland- Ben Mclemore - SG
Cleveland has needed someone to team up with Kyrie Irving and knock down the open shots he provides his teammates.
4. Phoenix- Cody Zeller - PF
This is the typical pick for this team. Run and gun, play defense when necessary- Score, score score. Zeller might not be a superior defender, but will give Phoenix the ability to run the fast break and score at will.
5. NO- Alex Len - C
Davis and Len sound like a match made in heaven for the next 10 years.
6. OKC- Willie Cauley-Stein - C
OKC needs to find a permanent, long-term, replacement at center.
7. Detroit- Marcus Smart - PG/SG
Smart will provide scoring and defense for a team that turns the ball over a ton.
8. Orlando- Isaiah Austin - PF/C
Trying to find post help since Dwight Howard was traded.
9. Sacramento- CJ McCollum - PG/SG
Another team that needs a PG who can limit turnovers and create for teammates.
10. Philly- James Mcadoo - PF
Bynum blew up in their face and need to create some sort of front court.
11. Dallas- Mason Plumlee - PF
Need the hustle player that can rebound and follow up after Dirk.
12. Phoenix- Otto Porter - SG
The 1, 3, 4 and 5 are locked up. They need a SG.
13. Minnesota- Glen Robinson III - SF
They are the worst 3pt shooting team in the league- it isn't even close.
14. Charlotte- Michael-Carter Williams - PG
Aside from help down-low, scoring is something the Bobcats will need help with.
(Might try and trade this to move up or couple with player(s) at trade deadline.)
Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
Another player I'm still liking in the midround is Jeff Withey, watching him i know he wont be a star in the NBA but he is a cant miss solid rotation player in the NBA. reminds me of Omar Asik from Houston. Withey will box out and fight for rebounds, can block shots with either hand and has some offense ability with his back to the basket. All that said I probably wouldnt take him over Carter-Williams though
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:00 AM
nerlens can barely make a layup and MCW is a point guard.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:29 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:01 PM
Or Maybe McLemore/Shabazz with the first pick then someone like Olynyk at 14.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:13 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:27 PM
How long do we wait until Bizz reaches potential?
I don't see why people are so harsh on Biz. The kid is improving dramatically. Hes our best rebounder on this team.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:18 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:31 AM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:19 AM
Len only suffers from deferring, NBA scouts have said that if Len wasn't so selfless that he would easily be the number one draft pick. He defers to his guards to much when he should be the primary focus on the Maryland roster with Dez Wells.
Honestly I wasnt that impressed the first few times I saw Len play (didnt see the UK game), but I have to agree that Maryland is doing him no favors. His guards rarely get him the ball where he needs it, even when he establishes deep position in the post, and with his size and athleticism he should be a much bigger weapon on fast breaks. Still not convinced he will offer a true low post threat at the next level, but he has a lot of room to grow.
Still think Zeller is underrated as a draft prospect. He may never be an above average defender, but guys with legit size who can score in the low post are one of the rarest commodities in the NBA, he is gonna produce at the next level. He wont be a home run pick but I could see him sneaking into a couple all star teams during his career
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
I like him more than Noel.
that said, Noel won't be horrible.