2013 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire First Round Before March Madness Begins

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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Entire First Round Before March Madness Begins
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And just when you thought Ben McLemore was down...

It's been another wild week of college basketball, resulting in unpredictable finishes and a draft board that can't seem to hold still.

This is going to be an NBA draft where the lottery is likely to decide who goes where and when. Team needs will come heavily into play. A prospect could slip down the board if he's passed over for another player at his position.

Between Marcus Smart, Trey Burke and Michael Carter-Williams, one of these stud point guards is going to fall based on the lack of teams targeting a point guard in the top half of Round 1.

The projected order has changed, as we've taken into account the win-loss records of current NBA teams and adjusted accordingly.

 

Notes for the first round

Oklahoma City gets Toronto's first-round pick, which the Thunder acquired in the James Harden deal from Houston (originally acquired the pick in the Kyle Lowry trade).

If the Lakers miss the playoffs, their pick goes to Phoenix, which is something we anticipate. 

Portland gives up a top-12 protected pick to Charlotte from the Gerald Wallace-Joel Przybilla trade in 2011.

The Atlanta Hawks receive Houston's top-14 protected pick, which they obtained from the Brooklyn Nets in the Joe Johnson deal.

 

Stats current as of March 5, 2013.

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