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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Best Value for All 30 Picks

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIOctober 8, 2016

2013 NBA Mock Draft: Best Value for All 30 Picks

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    With the 2013 NCAA tournament officially behind us, the NBA is now preparing for the next wave of prospects to enter the professional ranks. From established stars at the collegiate level to unproven players with upside, we're preparing for it all.

    The question is, what would the best value be at every pick in the draft?

    Oftentimes, a team is looking to find the perfect player and overanalyzing what may be right in front of their faces. From valuing reputation over ability to digging deeper into what is already clear, general managers can easily miss the obvious signs.

    So what are the best possible value picks?

1. Charlotte Bobcats: Ben McLemore, Kansas Jayhawks

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 20

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 195 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    24.24 PER, 15.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 SPG

     

    It wouldn't be difficult to make a case that Ben McLemore is not the best player on the board. What would be tough, however, would be to find a player who fits quite as well in Charlotte.

    If you're looking for value, why not go with the best player available in terms of filling your biggest need?

    Minus a fundamentally sound shot blocker, the Bobcats are built in a similar manner to the Kansas Jayhawks. They have a scoring point guard, an elite perimeter defender and are in need of a go-to shooter.

    McLemore can fill in quite comfortably from Day One.

2. Orlando Magic: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Position: Guard

    Age: 19

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'4" & 225 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    24.23 PER, 15.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.2 APG, 3.0 SPG

     

    The Orlando Magic are in need of anything but a center here. Correction, they're in need of anything but a center or a small forward, as Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless are absolutely on fire.

    So why not find a combo guard with the upside to become an elite slasher at the next level?

    Marcus Smart has phenomenal size at 6'4" and 225 pounds. He possesses a similar size and skill set to Dwyane Wade, as he's a powerful dribble-penetrator who can crash the glass, facilitate or play the passing lanes.

    Regardless of what position he ends up playing, Smart has the build and ability to thrive at the next level—something Orlando must build upon.

3. Phoenix Suns: Otto Porter, Georgetown Hoyas

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    Position: Small Forward

    Age: 19

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'8" & 200 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    27.88 PER, 16.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.9 BPG

     

    The Phoenix Suns need help or depth at every position but point guard. With that in mind, why not bring in the most well-rounded prospect in the draft?

    Otto Porter is a high-character player whose motor and work ethic are as reputable as his abilities. Porter can handle the ball, defend elite scorers, facilitate an offense or score in a variety of ways.

    The Suns need help in every one of those areas, especially with the underwhelming play of current small forward Michael Beasley. Fortunately, Porter is the competitor that the Suns need to turn their franchise around.

    This is an ideal match, to say the least.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Wildcats

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    Position: Center

    Age: 18

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'11", 215 pounds, 7'4" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    27.09 PER, 10.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.6 APG, 4.4 BPG, 2.1 SPG

     

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are a team that can afford to build in virtually every area. Whether they're adding depth or finding the next star to lead their team, the Cavs' best bet is to go with the best player available if it's not a point guard.

    Nerlens Noel just happens to be that player.

    Noel is an elite athlete who runs the floor well and has a motor worth marveling. Although he is coming off a severe knee injury, the ailment was suffered on an effort play in transition.

    For that reason, injuries are not quite as concerning in this instance as one might believe.

    Noel will be able to man the paint and protect the rim at a much higher rate than any other player currently on the roster. That alone makes this a value pick.

    Noel could still go first overall, but if he's available here, there's no need to second-guess it.

5. Detroit Pistons: Trey Burke, Michigan Wolverines

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    Position: Point Guard

    Age: 20

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'1" & 175 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    29.76 PER, 18.5 PPG, 6.8 APG, 3.2 RPG, 1.6 SPG

     

    Trey Burke is the reigning Naismith and Wooden awards winner. He led the Michigan Wolverines to the national championship game. While there, he dropped 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor.

    Where better for Burke to make his leap to the NBA than in Detroit?

    The Detroit Pistons lack a franchise point guard, as Jose Calderon is 31 and Brandon Knight has proven to be more of a 2. By drafting Burke, they'd have a player with star potential that would be comfortable as an in-state product.

    This is a dream match for Detroit, regardless of where they end up drafting.

6. New Orleans Hornets: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Hoosiers

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 20

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 214 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    29.09 PER, 13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 2.2 SPG, 0.8 BPG

     

    According to John Reid of The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Hornets remain intent on shopping Eric Gordon this offseason. The embattled shooting guard recently had an on-court dispute with head coach Monty Williams and has consistently seen his effort questioned.

    Where better to find an upgrade than with the best motor player in the draft?

    At worst, Victor Oladipo will be a high character player who will be a perennial contender for the All-Defensive Team. At best, Oladipo is the NBA's next superstar as he pairs effortlessly elite athleticism with an undying will to win and improve.

    In terms of value, this is a no hesitation type of move.

7. Sacramento Kings: Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse Orange

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    Position: Point Guard

    Age: 21

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'5", 175 pounds, 6'5" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    21.25 PER, 11.9 PPG, 7.3 APG, 4.9 RPG, 2.8 SPG

     

    The Sacramento Kings play in a division in which elite point guards are at a premium, with Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Stephen Curry as opposing facilitators. As well as Isaiah Thomas may be playing, there's no way around how desperate the Kings are for a franchise point guard.

    Michael Carter-Williams is their best bet at this stage of the draft.

    Anthony Bennett is an intriguing prospect at the 4, but he's disappeared in big games consistently throughout this season. Shabazz Muhammad could provide a powerful slashing scorer for the perimeter, but swingmen are far from what Sacramento needs.

    The Kings need a point guard and Carter-Williams is as good as they come in this draft class.

8. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Toronto): Cody Zeller, Indiana Hoosiers

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    Position: Center

    Age: 20

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'11 & 210 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    30.93 PER, 16.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.3 BPG, 1.0 SPG

     

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have an undeniable need for a mobile center who can work out of the post. It just so happens that the best center south of Nerlens Noel is still on the board in Indiana Hoosiers big man Cody Zeller.

    As a high motor player with a quality back-to-the-basket game, Zeller is the perfect fit in Oklahoma City.

    Zeller doesn't need to be an elite defender with Serge Ibaka beside him and Kendrick Perkins as the short-term answer at the 5. He also doesn't need to carry much of the scoring burden with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin beside him.

    What the Thunder need, however, is a player whom they can trust to score with efficiency from the low post. This will enable OKC to work an offense that can survive when the jump shots aren't falling.

    Zeller is the best value OKC will get here.

9. Washington Wizards: Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Bruins

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    Position: Small Forward

    Age: 20

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'6", 225 pounds, 6'11" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    21.99 PER, 17.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 37.7% 3PT

     

    Shabazz Muhammad is one of the most polarizing prospects in this upcoming draft class. While his athleticism has proven to be less than explosive, his overall skill set is more developed than most had believed.

    For the Washington Wizards, the risk in this pick is minimal as they attempt to solidify their perimeter with a scoring 3.

    The Wizards' perimeter is already one of elite potential, as John Wall teams with sharpshooter Bradley Beal. To add Muhammad would mean the inclusion of a quality spot-up shooter who thrives in attacking the basket and crashing the boards.

    There is no better value here than Muhammad.

10. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Bennett, UNLV Rebels

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    Position: Power Forward

    Age: 20

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'8", 240 pounds, 7'1" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    28.24 PER, 16.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.2 BPG

     

    Whether Minnesota Timberwolves fans want to admit, Kevin Love is injury prone. Furthermore, he's proven incapable of leading the T-Wolves to a season above .500.

    It's time to either find a replacement for the rebounding stretch 4 or create depth—either way, Anthony Bennett fits into the plans.

    Bennett can shoot the three-ball or back down a defender and pound it inside. Considering Minnesota ranks 30th in opponent three-point field goal percentage, Bennett's versatility should be welcome with open arms.

    Even if he becomes a future trade piece, this pick would be of the most value.

11. Philadelphia 76ers: Gary Harris, Michigan State Spartans

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 18

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'4", 210 pounds, 6'6" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    19.08 PER, 12.9 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 SPG

     

    The Philadelphia 76ers are a team whose effort has been questioned for months on hand. They're a team whose youth produces at a high level, but their veterans are injured and their coach appears to have lost control of the locker room.

    There is no player better at this stage than Gary Harris and no position which the Sixers need more help at than shooting guard—need we say more?

    Harris can attack the basket off the dribble, convert from beyond the arc and defend elite scorers. With a physical brand of play, Harris is exactly the player that the Sixers need to team with Jrue Holiday.

    Together, they could pull Philly out of the basketball gutters.

12. Portland Trail Blazers: C.J. McCollum, Lehigh Mountain Hawks

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 21

    Class: Senior

    Height & Weight: 6'3" & 190 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    33.95 PER, 23.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.4 SPG

     

    The Portland Trail Blazers have a promising starting five that had the team on the brink of a .500 season. Their greatest weakness is their lack of a second unit, as they rank 30th in the NBA in bench scoring.

    Where better to look than all-around scoring machine C.J. McCollum?

    McCollum is capable of picking up his dribble and attacking the basket. He's also a lethal three-point shooter whose mid-range game is of a high quality.

    Even if McCollum is limited to life as a sixth man, his ability to fill up the scoreboard would change the complexity of the Blazers' offense.

13. Dallas Mavericks: Alex Len, Maryland Terrapins

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    Position: Center

    Age: 19

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 7'1" & 225 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    24.04 PER, 26.4 MPG, 11.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.0 APG, 2.1 BPG

     

    The Dallas Mavericks are in need of a franchise center who can produce out of the post and defend the rim. With Dirk Nowitzki getting older and Chris Kaman limited in contributions, it's time Dallas finds a new interior force.

    Although the risk is there, at this stage of the draft, Alex Len presents the opportunity for Dallas to land a star in the making.

    Len works well out of the post and has a reliable face-up game. He's a quality passer and a significantly improved shot-blocker.

    There is bust potential, but this is a safe position to make the pick.

14. Phoenix Suns (via Lakers): Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Bulldogs

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    Position: Power Forward

    Age: 20

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 7'0", 238 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    22.41 PER, 19.5 MPG, 7.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.1 SPG

     

    The Phoenix Suns landed one of the most complete players in the nation with their first pick, selecting Otto Porter out of Georgetown. With their second pick of the lottery, the Suns must go with another model of efficiency in Kelly Olynyk out of Gonzaga.

    With his NBA-ready body, valuable mobility and nonstop effort on both ends of the floor, Olynyk has the potential to be a high-quality player at the next level.

    Olynyk's motor is exactly what the Suns need after a season in which their effort and consistently has been at a disturbing low. With the ability to pound it down low or run in transition, his presence should help Phoenix in a major way.

    It's a grueling process, but selecting Olynyk would expedite it.

15. Milwaukee Bucks: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan Wolverines

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    Position: Small Forward

    Age: 19

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'6" & 210 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    19.19 PER, 10.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.0 SPG

     

    The Milwaukee Bucks have been without a standout small forward for quite some time. As it presently stands, their best options are aging role players in Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

    Where better to look than Glenn Robinson III of the Michigan Wolverines?

    Robinson III's father, Glenn Robinson Jr., played for the Bucks from 1994 to 2002. The younger is coming off a run in which he proved to be an elite slasher with prime-time athleticism.

    The value and the fit match here.

16. Boston Celtics: Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Cardinals

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    Position: Center

    Age: 23

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'11", 235 pounds, 7'4" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    23.60 PER, 9.8 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.5 BPG, 1.3 SPG

     

    The Boston Celtics need a big bodied center who can man the paint and provide production on both ends of the floor. With that in mind, the Celtics must find a defensive-minded center in this year's draft with offensive potential.

    Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng is the perfect candidate.

    Dieng is an elite interior defender whose shot-blocking is based off a combination of explosive athleticism and timing. Paired with elite passing skills for a big, Dieng has the upside to be something special at the next level.

    It would behoove Boston to give him that chance.

17. Utah Jazz: Mason Plumlee, Duke Blue Devils

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    Position: Power Forward

    Age: 23

    Class: Senior

    Height & Weight: 6'10" & 230 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    26.48 PER, 17.1 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.4 BPG, 1.0 SPG

     

    Mason Plumlee has gone from one of the top prospects in the nation to a borderline lottery pick. Fortunately for the Utah Jazz, they're in need of interior depth and Plumlee is available to provide just that.

    Free agency plays a major role in this one.

    Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson are set to become unrestricted free agents. With Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter prepared to move into the starting lineup, Utah will need to have interior players for the second unit.

    Plumlee's versatility will enable him to serve in that role.

18. Atlanta Hawks: Archie Goodwin, Kentucky Wildcats

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 18

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 6'5", 195 pounds, 6'10" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    16.40 PER, 14.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.1 SPG

     

    The Atlanta Hawks are a team whose perimeter has been run down by trades, free agency and injuries. Although they're likely to return their shooters, Atlanta will need to have a slashing scorer who can fill it up in the half court.

    Kentucky freshman Archie Goodwin is the perfect candidate.

    At 6'5", Goodwin has the size necessary to play at the next level. Although he only weighs 195 pounds, Goodwin has a 6'10" wingspan and is more powerful than he's given credit for.

    Goodwin could be a star player at the next level if he falls into the right situation—Atlanta could be just that.

19. Chicago Bulls: Allen Crabbe, California Golden Bears

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 21

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'6" & 210 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    23.07 PER, 18.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.1 SPG

     

    The Chicago Bulls need shooters and players who can thrive in their defensive-minded system. More specifically, they need depth at shooting guard.

    Fortunately, Allen Crabbe fits both of those needs.

    Jimmy Butler's rise is encouraging, but the Bulls are in dire need of depth at the 2. Crabbe can step in as a scorer for the second unit, all the while serving as a capable ball handler and facilitator, and playing a key role on defense.

    This physical off guard is exactly what Tom Thibodeau and company is looking for.

20. Atlanta Hawks (via Houston): Jeff Withey, Kansas Jayhawks

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    Position: Center

    Age: 23

    Class: Senior

    Height & Weight: 7'0" & 235 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    27.23 PER, 13.7 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.9 BPG

     

    The Atlanta Hawks have needed to move Al Horford back to power forward for a significant period of time. The issue, of course, is that the Hawks have lacked the necessary personnel to make such an adjustment.

    By drafting Jeff Withey, that would no longer be the case.

    Withey is an elite shot-blocker who is capable of stepping out to the perimeter to contest jump shots. This type of defensive prowess would enable Horford to move back to his true position of power forward.

    More importantly, it'd create a balanced frontcourt pairing in Atlanta—something they haven't had throughout the Josh Smith era.

21. Utah Jazz (via Warriors): Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State Aztecs

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 21

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 195 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    23.87 PER, 17.0 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.6 SPG

     

    The Utah Jazz have improved their perimeter by acquiring the likes of Mo Williams and Randy Foye. They've also seen young players such as Gordon Hayward begin to come into their own, thus improving their perimeter game.

    What Utah lacks, however, is a dominant slashing scorer.

    With this in mind, the Jazz must target Jamaal Franklin if he's available at this stage of the draft. Not only does he possess quality size, but he's a powerful player who attacks the lane and finishes well at the rim.

    If that's not enough for you, try the fact that Franklin averaged 9.5 rebounds per game in 2012-13.

22. Brooklyn Nets: Isaiah Austin, Baylor Bears

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    Position: Power Forward

    Age: 19

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 7'0", 215 pounds, 7'3" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    19.33 PER, 13.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.7 BPG

     

    If Isaiah Austin is to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, there are few teams as fitting as the Brooklyn Nets. Not only would they present Austin with the opportunity to learn behind a dominant crop of rebounders, but Austin fills their greatest need.

    With his unparalleled combination of size, length and athleticism, Austin could be the offensive force that Brooklyn is lacking at the 4.

    Austin can step out to the three-point line or take it inside with his 7'3" wingspan. Regardless of what he does, Austin is going to make an impact due to his size and physical gifts, alone.

    Brooklyn would be the perfect launching pad.

23. Indiana Pacers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia Bulldogs

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 20

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 190 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    27.62 PER, 18.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.8 APG, 2.0 SPG

     

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the reigning SEC Player of the Year. He can stroke it from distance, penetrate the lane and make an impact defensively.

    This do-it-all star guard is exactly what the Indiana Pacers need.

    Indiana currently ranks 21st in three-point field goal percentage. This type of ranking could be detrimental come the postseason, which is why the title-contending Pacers must find a player to step in and fill that void.

    Caldwell-Pope is exactly what they're looking for.

24. New York Knicks: Steven Adams, Pittsburgh Panthers

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    Position: Center

    Age: 19

    Class: Freshman

    Height & Weight: 7'0" & 250 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    22.59 PER, 23.4 MPG, 7.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.0 BPG

     

    Behind reigning Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler, the New York Knicks are limited to aging legs and nothing more. In order to fix that issue, the Knicks must target a top center in the upcoming 2013 NBA Draft.

    If they're looking, Pittsburgh Panthers center Steven Adams is a great player to scout.

    Adams has an NBA body with the physicality necessary to play along the interior in more significant outings. While his offensive game remains raw, Adams is a promising young prospect.

    It would be wise for the Knicks to lock him up if Gorgui Dieng and Jeff Withey are off the board.

25. Los Angeles Clippers: James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Position: Forward

    Age: 20

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'9", 223 pounds, 7'1" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    17.08 PER, 14.4 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.1 APG, 1.5 SPG

     

    The Los Angeles Clippers are an explosive team when in transition, making crisp passes for beautiful finishes. Their issue, however, is that their frontcourt lacks depth and their half-court offense suffers because of it.

    At No. 25, it would be insane for the Clippers to ignore the possibility of drafting James Michael McAdoo.

    McAdoo is a tweener when it comes to his official position, but he should be able to fit in well with L.A.'s up-tempo style of play. When they slow it down, McAdoo could also be in to shift Blake Griffin to play a hybrid 5 in small ball.

    The possibilities are endless.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Memphis): Reggie Bullock, North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 22

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'6" & 185 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    24.13 PER, 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.3 SPG, 43.6% 3PT

     

    As previously acknowledged, the Minnesota Timberwolves are the worst three-point shooting team in the NBA. If they were to go through two draft choices without finding some form of a sharpshooter, it would be a draft well-wasted.

    Fortunately, this scenario sees Minnesota taking Reggie Bullock out of North Carolina.

    Bullock is coming off a season in which he shot 43.6 percent from beyond the arc on 5.8 attempts per game. Not only is he a lethal shooter, but he's a dangerous ball-handler and an enticing athlete.

    Bullock could be something special, or he could just be another sharpshooter—Minnesota should be happy with either.

27. Denver Nuggets: P.J. Hairston, North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Position: Shooting Guard

    Age: 20

    Class: Sophomore

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 220 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    26.02 PER, 23.6 MPG, 14.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 SPG

     

    The Denver Nuggets are one of the most explosive offensive units in the NBA, as they push the pace in transition and work their way into the paint. When in the half court, however, Denver is far less effective.

    A major reason is their poor shooting from beyond the arc.

    Thus far in 2012-13, the Nuggets rank 24th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage. In order to fix those woes, it would behoove the organization to target North Carolina scoring guard P.J. Hairston.

    He's a player who has made a career out of getting out in transition and hitting the spot-up three.

28. Oklahoma City Thunder: Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    Position: Point Guard

    Age: 22

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'5" & 185 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    19.54 PER, 12.4 PPG, 7.2 APG, 4.3 RPG, 2.0 SPG

     

    The Oklahoma Thunder aren't weak in very many areas. As this scenario has suggested, the Thunder improved upon their greatest area of weakness by bringing in a young center.

    The next step is to improve the second unit point guard play.

    For a team that thrives in the pick-and-pop and drive-and-dish, it's important for the facilitator to have a quality feel for the floor. That's what Lorenzo Brown possesses, as he's also a 6'5" lead guard who has played lock-down defense during the postseason.

    The combination of size and elite facilitating abilities is too much to pass up on here.

29. San Antonio Spurs: Dario Saric, Croatia

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    Position: Small Forward

    Age: 19

    Class: N/A

    Height & Weight: 6'10", 223 pounds, 6'11" wingspan

    2012-13 Season Averages

    N/A

     

    The San Antonio Spurs are an organization notorious for their signings of international players and prospects. During the 2013 NBA Draft, they'll be in position to land yet another international star in Dario Saric of Croatia.

    With one glance at Saric, you can see why.

    Saric is a 6'10" small forward with high-quality ball skills and court vision. Although he struggles as a shooter, this is the type of player that San Antonio can build a future with or trade for additional help.

    Saric to San Antonio is an attractive possibility for a team that maximizes their international presence.

30. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Heat): Doug McDermott, Creighton Bluejays

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    Position: Small Forward

    Age: 21

    Class: Junior

    Height & Weight: 6'7" & 210 pounds

    2012-13 Season Averages

    33.28 PER, 23.2 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.6 APG, 49.0% 3PT

     

    The Cleveland Cavaliers landed their franchise center in this scenario, drafting Nerlens Noel out of Kentucky. Their next order of business is to acknowledge their weakness at the 3.

    Where better to look at this stage than at do-it-all scorer Doug McDermott?

    McDermott is one of the most efficient players in the history of college basketball. In 2012-13, he averaged 23.2 points per game on a slash line of .548/.490/.875.

    McDermott may not be a lock for the first round, but in this case, there is no debate—Cleveland needs his sharpshooting.

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