Here's how this mock draft is going to work: Let's go with last year's draft order, but with this year's draft class. That means Anthony Davis didn't go No. 1, the Cavs didn't reach for Dion Waiters and Perry Jones didn't slip to No. 28.
For all intents and purposes, just imagine that nobody from the 2012 draft class even exists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist? Never heard of him.
This also means that every team's needs remain the same as they were prior to the 2012 NBA Draft. The Hornets still need a center, the Bobcats still need anyone and the Knicks don't get senior discounts when they go to the movies.
So the 2013 draft class is replacing the class from 2012. Got it? Let's do it.