NBA Draft Picks 2013: Full Results and Biggest Takeaways from Thursday

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVJune 28, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  NBA Commissioner David Stern (C) poses with the 2013 NBA Draft Class including Nerlens Noel of Kentucky, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Otto Porter of Georgetown, Alex Len of Maryland, Ben McLemore of Kansas, Trey Burke of Michigan, Anthony Bennett of UNLV and MIchael Carter-Williams of Syracuse during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The 2013 NBA draft shook up the entire landscape of the league, which means there's plenty of catching up to do.

While it's impossible to hit on everything that happened on Thursday night in the Barclays Center, the biggest storylines are impossible to ignore as many stars changed locations and teams were completely ripped apart for what should impact The Association for many years.

Let's take a look at the full results from the 2013 draft, as well as the three biggest things to take away from all of Thursday night's action. 

First Round

Pick Team Player
1. Cleveland Cavaliers  Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV
2. Orlando Magic  Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana
3.  Washington Wizards  Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown
4.  Charlotte Bobcats  Cody Zeller, C, Indiana
5. Phoenix Suns  Alex Len, C, Maryland
6.  New Orleans Pelicans  Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky (traded to Philadelphia)
7.  Sacramento Kings  Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
8.  Detroit Pistons  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia
9.  Minnesota Timberwolves  Trey Burke, PG, Michigan (traded to Utah)
10. Portland Trailblazers  C.J. McCollum, PG/SG, Lehigh
11. Philadelphia 76ers  Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse
12. Oklahoma City Thunder  Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh
13. Dallas Mavericks  Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga (traded to Boston)
14. Utah Jazz  Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA (traded to Minnesota)
15. Milwaukee Bucks  Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, Greece
16. Boston Celtics  Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil (traded to Atlanta)
17; Atlanta Hawks  Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany
18; Atlanta Hawks  Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (traded to Dallas)
19. Cleveland Cavaliers  Sergey Karasev, SG, Russia
20. Chicago Bulls  Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico
21. Utah Jazz  Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville (traded to Minnesota)
22. Brooklyn Nets  Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke
23. Indiana Pacers  Solomon Hill, F, Arizona
24. New York Knicks  Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, Michigan
25.  Los Angeles Clippers  Reggie Bullock, SF, North Carolina
26. Minnesota Timberwolves  Andre Roberson, F, Colorado (traded to Oklahoma City)
27. Denver Nuggets  Rudy Gobert, C, France (traded to Utah)
28. San Antonio Spurs  Olivio Jean-Charles, PF, France
29. Oklahoma City Thunder  Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky (traded to Phoenix)
30. Phoenix Suns  Nemanja Nedovic, G, Serbia (traded to Golden State)

Second Round

Pick Team Player
31. Cleveland Cavaliers  Allen Crabbe, SG, California (traded to Portland)
32. Oklahoma City Thunder  Alex Abrines, SG, Spain
33. Cleveland Cavaliers  Carrick Felix, SG, Arizona State
34. Houston Rockets  Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State
35. Philadelphia 76ers  Glen Rice Jr, SG/SF, NBADL (traded to Washington)
36. Sacramento Kings  Ray McCallum, PG, Detroit
37. Detroit Pistons  Tony Mitchell, PF, North Texas
38. Washington Wizards  Nate Wolters, PG, S Dakota St (traded to Milwaukee)
39. Portland Trail Blazers  Jeff Withey, C, Kansas
40. Portland Trail Blazers  Grant Jerrett, PF, Arizona
41. Memphis Grizzlies  Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State
42. Philadelphia 76ers  Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor 
43. Milwaukee Bucks  Ricky Ledo, SG, Providence (traded to Philadelphia)
44. Dallas Mavericks  Mike Muscala, PF, Bucknell (traded to Atlanta)
45. Portland Trail Blazers  Marko Todorovic, SF, Serbia
46. Utah Jazz  Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech (traded to Denver)
47. Atlanta Hawks  Raul Neto, PG, Brazil
48. Los Angeles Lakers  Ryan Kelly, PF, Duke
49. Chicago Bulls  Erik Murphy, PF, Florida
50. Atlanta Hawks  James Ennis, SF, Long Beach State
51. Orlando Magic  Romero Osby, PF, Oklahoma
52. Minnesota Timberwolves  Lorenzo Brown, PG, North Carolina State
53. Indiana Pacers  Colton Iverson, C, Colorado State
54. Washington Wizards  Arsalan Kazemi, PF, Oregon
55. Memphis Grizzlies  Joffrey Lauvergne, PF, France (traded to Denver)
56. Detroit Pistons  Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville
57. Phoenix Suns  Alex Oriakhi ,C, Missouri
58. San Antonio Spurs  Deshaun Thomas, SF, Ohio State
59 Minnesota Timberwolves  Bojan Dubljevic, PF, Serbia
60. Memphis Grizzlies Janis Timma, F, Latvia


  • The New Orleans Pelicans will trade Nerlens Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and a protected 2014 first-round selection, per Chad Ford of ESPN. The Pelicans will also receive Philadelphia's No. 42 selection, per Sam Amick of USA Today.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Trey Burke to the Utah Jazz for the No. 14 pick (Shabazz Muhammad) and the No. 21 pick (Gorgui Dieng), per Ford
  • The Dallas Mavericks will trade Kelly Olynyk to the Boston Celtics for pick No. 16 and two future second-rounders, per Ford. The Celtics will then trade the No. 16 pick (Lucas Nogueira) and Jared Cunningham to the Atlanta Hawks for the No. 18 pick (Shane Larkin) and the No. 44 selection, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports
  • The Golden State Warriors will purchase the No. 26 pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Andy Katz of ESPN. They will then trade the pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 29 pick, per Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area Sports Group. The Oklahoma City Thunder will then swap the No. 29 pick with the Suns for the No. 30 pick, per Wojnarowski
  • The Denver Nuggets will trade No. 27 pick Rudy Gobert to the Utah Jazz for the No. 46 pick and cash, per Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post.
  • The Boston Celtics will trade Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans and three future first-round picks, according to Sam Amick of USA Today
  • The Miami Heat will make a late trade for James Ennis at pick No. 50, per Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel

Biggest Takeaways From Draft

The Cavs Love to Keep Us Guessing

For the third time in the last decade, owner Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers owned the top pick in the NBA draft. Only this time around, the selection wasn't nearly as clear.

Every sort of deal was rumored about for the Cavs' top pick, but they ended up holding onto it and making a pick that they believe will make a huge impact in the future by taking Anthony Bennett from UNLV.

No Nerlens Noel or Alex Len was a shocker for most fans and analysts, but Bennett was even more of a surprise than a player like Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore would have been. Bennett had hardly been talked about in the top five as of late. 

The Cavs must really like the 6'8", 240-pound player's upside and potential as a face-to-the-basket forward. He's not tall enough to score based on height, so he'll have to rely on mastering his jump shot and using his skill and strength on the blocks.

It'll certainly be interesting to see how he meshes with Kyrie Irving, as the two could form a deadly pick-and-roll offensively that could torment defenses.

New Orleans is Thinking Now, Philadelphia Later

It's funny how quickly things change in the NBA.

One year ago, the Philadelphia 76ers were gearing up for a new-age franchise led by arriving center Andrew Bynum and young point guard Jrue Holiday. With a few good mixes in between, people expected them to make a run at the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans were fresh off picking Anthony Davis first overall and ready for a rebuilding phase. 

Now, Holiday is in New Orleans on a team that is looking more and more like a 2014 playoff contender and the Sixers are the team that is facing a long rebuilding phase. The blockbuster trade is per Associated Press via

Holiday will unite with Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis to form a trio of players who could all be stars in a few short seasons. Gordon is already there, while Holiday is inches away and Davis needs a few more years.

On the other end, the Sixers have a lot to look forward to as they bring in Nerlens Noel, a shot-blocking menace who was expected to go off the board long before pick No. 6. They'll also add a top-five protected pick in 2014, which could pay dividends considering the prospective strength of that class.

While one team was looking at the playoffs and the other was eying rebuilding in 2012, they virtually switched places with the Holiday-Noel trade.

McLemore Falls in Sacramento's Lap

It's not very often that you see the best player in a draft available with the seventh pick, but that's just what the Sacramento Kings walked into with their pick on Thursday night.

Noel and Len being pushed back on draft boards meant that McLemore was still available at No. 7, and the Kings didn't hesitate to snatch him up. 

The one-and-done Kansas star never truly reached his full potential with the Jayhawks, though he showed glimpses of it at times. His shooting touch is reminiscent of Ray Allen, and that comparison says everything you need to say.

On top of that, McLemore gets after it defensively, a must for any up-and-coming star in the league.

If McLemore can refine his jump shot and adjust to attacking a NBA basket, he'll turn into the best player in this draft hands down. The Kings are more than lucky that they were able to get McLemore. 


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