2013 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down All 30 First-Round Selections

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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down All 30 First-Round Selections
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While there hasn't been much action among the top prospects in the country, there's been a development in the NBA that affects the middle of the 2013 draft's first round.

With the Los Angeles Lakers currently occupying the No. 8 seed in the West, the draft order sees a major shakeup in the middle.

If the Lakers make the playoffs, which they're currently slotted to do, the Cleveland Cavaliers will swap places with them using the Miami's Heat's draft pick (which Cleveland acquired in the LeBron James sign-and-trade) as part of the deal that sent Ramon Sessions to L.A.

And once the Lakers get moved to the Miami Heat's drafting spot, that pick goes directly to the Phoenix Suns as part of the Steve Nash sign-and-trade.

To sum it up real quick, if the Lakers miss the playoffs, the Suns get the Lakers' pick in the lottery. If the Lakers make the playoffs, they switch places with the Miami's Heat's pick, owned by the Cavaliers, which then goes to the Suns at the back end of the draft.

Cavs fans, root for the Lakers. Suns fans, root against them.

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 in the Kyle Lowry trade).

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 12, 2013

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