2013 NBA Draft Order: Full List for All 2 Rounds
The 2013 NBA draft is rapidly approaching, making this an ideal opportunity to catch up on the complete order of selections for both rounds of the event.
Of course, it’s doubtful that these 60 selections will remain set for long, as general managers around the league talk shop and should eventually begin to pull the trigger on trades that alter the landscape of this draft.
However, with no deals happening yet, the order remains unchanged since the April lottery. If anything major happens, we’ll keep you updated right here.
Keep reading to find out when you can watch the draft, check out the current order of picks and more.
When: Thursday, June 27
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN3
Complete Draft Order
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Toronto)
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
15. Milwaukee Bucks
16. Boston Celtics
17. Atlanta Hawks
18. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston via Brooklyn)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Los Angeles)
20. Chicago Bulls
21. Utah Jazz (from Golden State via Brooklyn)
22. Brooklyn Nets
23. Indiana Pacers
24. New York Knicks
25. Los Angeles Clippers
26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Houston)
27. Denver Nuggets
28. San Antonio Spurs
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. Phoenix Suns (from Miami via L.A. and Cleveland)
31. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Orlando)
32. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Charlotte)
33. Cleveland Cavaliers
34. Houston Rockets (from Phoenix)
35. Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans)
36. Sacramento Kings
37. Detroit Pistons
38. Washington Wizards
39. Portland Trail Blazers (from Minnesota via Boston & Cleveland)
40. Portland Trail Blazers
41. Memphis Grizzlies (from Toronto)
42. Philadelphia 76ers
43. Milwaukee Bucks
44. Dallas Mavericks (pick may be conveyed to Lakers)
45. Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston)
46. Utah Jazz
47. Atlanta Hawks
48. Los Angeles Lakers (pick may be conveyed to Dallas)
49. Chicago Bulls
50. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston)
51. Orlando Magic (from Golden State via Denver & New York)
52. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Brooklyn)
53. Indiana Pacers
54. Washington Wizards (from New York)
55. Memphis Grizzlies
56. Detroit Pistons (from Clippers)
57. Phoenix Suns (from Denver via. Lakers)
58. San Antonio Spurs
59. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City)
60. Memphis Grizzlies (from Miami)
Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky
The Wildcats big man was once the closest thing this draft had to a consensus No. 1 selection, but there’s been plenty of talk about him been overtaken by another prospect on Thursday.
Wherever he lands, Noel will find a way to make an impact—when he gets on the court.
The 6’11” center is still recovery from a torn ACL he suffered back in February, shortly after setting the school record for blocks in a game.
He’s targeting a Christmastime return, which—if he can hold true to that timetable—would equal two months of missed NBA action in his rookie season.
When he’s finally able to return to action, expect to see Noel continue his uber-athletic style of play. He can jump out of the gym and uses an innate feel for shot-blocking to protect the rim.
While he’s extremely raw on the offensive end of the court, the young man has a motor that will not quit and a strong work ethic, as evidenced by his dedication to rehabbing and recovering.
Don’t be surprised if Noel eventually develops a decent low-post game and rounds out his game to become one of the most complete and successful players from the Class of 2013.
Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
The Jayhawks smooth shooting guard may be the top perimeter player to come out of this class when all is said and done.
McLemore’s ceiling is immensely high and his upside is undeniably through the roof, as the one-and-done Kansas star possesses an elite shooting stroke that allows him to get his shot off from anywhere on the court against any opponent.
When he’s not bombing away from three-point land, the young man is capable of slicing his way through the defense and getting to the cup. He’s an above-average athlete with plenty of defensive capability to boot.
However, the main concerns with McLemore are his effort and motor.
He’s extremely prone to disappearing for long stretches at a time and hasn’t been able to take over a game and dominate like his skills suggest he should—especially against subpar competition at the collegiate level.
The 20-year-old disappeared at times during the NCAA tournament, highlighted by a two-point, 0-9 shooting performance against North Carolina.
While the great players always find a way to impact the game, McLemore tends to check out and hardly contributes when he struggles early. It's certainly an issue and could be the one thing that holds him back from becoming an All-Star.
Alex Len, C, Maryland
This raw but promising Terrapins center has dominated the draft process and is now in position to come off the board at No. 1 overall.
At 7’1” and 255 pounds, the Ukranian native certainly has the sheer size to play the pivot in the modern NBA.
How will Len fare in the NBA?
If he’s able to reach his ceiling as a defender, Len could easily protect the rim from penetrating guards and guard even the most skilled centers in one-on-one situations.
However, it’s his offense that has most general managers and scouts intrigued. While he’s already an excellent finisher on the pick-and-roll, the big man has to improve his back-to-the-basket game and work on his low-post moves.
He’s shown flashes and at times displays some extremely brilliant, old school moves that modern prospects tend to eschew in favor of power dunks and alley-oops.
If he can do that more consistently and—more importantly—become more aggressive in demanding the ball with the intent to score, Len will live up to the hype and become a bona fide star in this league.
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