Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/5/12
With the NBA season tipping off last week and college hoops getting underway later this week, it is time to bust out our updated 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report. (By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 AND 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the web.) Check out The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft. 1. Charlotte- Nerlens Noel, PF/C, Kentucky, 6-10, Fr. An extremely athletic, lengthy big man who protects the rim, Nerlens Noel is going to have an Anthony Davis 2.0 type effect for UK this year. 2. Washington- Cody Zeller, C, Indiana, 6-11, So. The Hoosier is so talented for a young big man and has such a terrific feel for the game, but needs to get stronger before making the leap to the league. 3. Sacramento- Shabazz Muhammed, G/F, UCLA, 6-6, Fr. Shabazz Muhammed is a physical, aggressive, explosive wing player who has to improve his outside shooting. 4. Cleveland- Alex Poythress, SF, Kentucky, 6-8, Fr. A combo forward with good strength and athleticism, Alex Poythress will get a chance to shine this season at UK. 5. New Orleans- James McAdoo, F, North Carolina, 6-9, So. He came off the bench at UNC as a freshman but will be a focal point for the Tar Heels this year. 6. Portland- Rudy Gobert, PF/C, France, 6-11, 1992 An athletic, insanely lengthy (7-9 wingspan) big man, Rudy Gobert makes his presence felt on the defensive end but needs to get stronger and work on his offensive skillset to maximize his potential. 7. Orlando- Isaiah Austin, C, Baylor, 7-0, Fr. Isaiah Austin is a rim protector with great length and athleticism but a lack of physicality is a concern. 8.  Detroit- Tony Mitchell, SF, North Texas, 6-8, So. An athletic, explosive forward, Mitchell should benefit from another year of maturing and improving his perimeter game to help ensure he is a lottery pick in 2013. 9. Atlanta- Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky, 6-5, Fr. With the Harrison twins and James Young already part of UK’s 2013 recruiting class, this talented scorer will almost certainly be a one-and-done. 10. Houston- Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown, 6-8, So. After an impactful freshman season in which he continued to develop his all-around game, Otto Porter is somebody to watch this season as he should be the Hoyas go-to option. 11. Minnesota- Dario Saric, SF, Croatia, 6-10, 1994 The prototypical, versatile European prospect, Dario Saric has great fundamentals for his size but must get stronger. 12. Milwaukee- Steven Adams, C, Pitt, 7-0, Fr. The New Zealand native has the ideal size to be a true NBA big man and the developing skill set to match. 13. Utah (from GS via BRK)- Lorenzo Brown, G, N.C. State, 6-5, Jr. A play-making point guard with good size and athleticism, Lorenzo Brown can impact the game in a variety of ways. 14. Phoenix- Adonis Thomas, G/F, Memphis, 6-6, So. An injury held Adonis Thomas back during his freshman season but he is a tough match-up due to his strength, athleticism, and ability to shoot the ball, and should see a larger role this year for Josh Pastner. 15. Toronto- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia, 6-4, Fr. With Georgia likely to struggle again this season, KC-P will get a chance to shine which will likely lead to his early exit. 16. Utah- LeBryan Nash, SF, Oklahoma State, 6-7, So. LeBryan Nash has NBA-ready size and athleticism but needs to work on his outside shot. 17.  Dallas- Ryan Harrow, PG, Kentucky, 6-2, So. The N.C. State transfer will greatly benefit from playing the point under John Calipari. 18. Chicago- C.J. Leslie, F, N.C. State, 6-9, Jr. A ridiculous athlete who excels above the rim, C.J. Leslie came on strong at the end of his sophomore season but still needs to develop his perimeter game and get stronger. 19. Miami (from PHI)- Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas, 6-1, So. A pure distributor, the Canada-native had a somewhat disappointing freshman season but is still loaded with talent and ability. 20. Denver- B.J. Young, PG, Arkansas, 6-3, So. B.J. Young declared for the 2012 draft but wisely chose to return to school.  He is a scoring point guard who needs to become a better distributor before heading to the next level. 21.  Indiana- Trey Burke, PG, Michigan, 5-11, So. A mature young floor general, Trey Burke is quick with the basketball when attacking the hoop but can also knock down shots from the perimeter.  His size is a concern. 22. Minnesota (from MEM)- Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State, 6-5, Jr. Jamaal Franklin came from practically out of nowhere to become one of the best pure scorers out West this past season. 23. Brooklyn- Mike Moser, SF, UNLV, 6-8, Jr. The former UCLA transfer is an inside/outside threat and extremely aggressive on the glass. 24. Boston- Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State, 6-0, Sr. With the Racers’ incredible 2011-12 season, Isaiah Canaan bursted onto the national scene which really helped his draft stock. 25. L.A. Clippers- Patric Young, F/C, Florida, 6-9, Jr. Built like a beast, Patric Young has an incredible motor but has a very limited offensive game that needs to develop before he turns pro. 26.  New York- LaDontae Henton, SF, Providence, 6-6, So. The lefty is an inside/outside threat who knows how to attack the glass.  He is one of my early, early sleepers for the 2013 Draft. 27. San Antonio- C.J. McCollum, SG, Lehigh, 6-3, Sr. If C.J. McCollum were two inches taller, he would be a lottery lock but his tweener size knocks him down to the late first round. 28. Oklahoma City- Jeff Withey, C, Kansas, 7-0, Sr. After a breakout junior season with the Jayhawks, Jeff Withey projects to be a solid backup NBA big man. 29. Cleveland (from LAL via MIA)- DeShaun Thomas, SF, Ohio State, 6-7, Jr. A gifted all-around scorer, DeShaun Thomas needs to improve as a defender to ensure being a first round pick. 30. Phoenix (from MIA via LAL)- Alex Abrines, SG, Spain, 6-5, 1993 A skilled combo guard, Alex Abrines can handle the rock but also shoot it from deep. CLICK HERE FOR THE SECOND ROUND Check out the list of outstanding trades for the 2013 NBA Draft David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities.  David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Honolulu.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft and the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the internet (Yup, repeat champ… #humblebrag.) You can follow him on Twitter at David_Kmiecik.  
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