The Official 2013 B/R NBA Re-Draft: Full 12-Round Results

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistAugust 20, 2013

The Official 2013 B/R NBA Re-Draft: Full 12-Round Results

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    How would you react if I told you that Kobe Bryant was no longer a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, instead joining one of the worst teams in the NBA? What if the Miami Heat suddenly started building around a dominant defensive center, leaving the Big Three in the dust?

    What if you learned that LeBron James was taking his talents to Madison Square Garden?

    This can only happen when a select group of 30 NBA writers gets together and participates in the second official NBA Re-Draft.

    Completely redistributing all of the league’s talent across the 30 current teams, these basketball minds built 12-man rosters geared to compete with each other during the 2013-14 season in a magical world where injuries are suddenly healed before the first game. 

    How much will advancing age drop veteran superstars like Kobe, Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce? Will Damian Lillard follow up his Rookie of the Year campaign by going in the first round? How high can Stephen Curry rise?

    Will any members of the lackluster 2013 draft class end up in starting lineups? If so, which ones?

    For the answers to all these questions and far more, this is the 2013 Re-Draft, a unique preview of the upcoming NBA season.

    This article contains the full results of the 12-round selection process, complete with a description of each pick, as written by the team's make-believe general manager.  You can see a more in-depth breakdown of the first round from last week's article here


    Note: Massive thanks go out to Geoff Sable, who created all of the Photoshopped images throughout the Re-Draft. For a full list of Geoff's source images, you can click here

The Process

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    If you're wondering how the Re-Draft worked, wonder no longer. 

    Once all 30 participants had selected which teams they would control, a random number generator determined the order of the draft. 

    The 12 rounds proceeded in a snake format. For those of you unfamiliar with fantasy lingo, that means that the 30th team in the first round picked first in the second round. Essentially, the draft order snakes back and forth to allow for a more even playing field. 

    The 30 of us selected 12-man rosters, keeping quite a few things in mind: 

    1. We were only concerned with the 2013-14 season, so how these players develop in the future is completely and utterly irrelevant. A player is only as good as he'll be during the next campaign. 
    2. Team fit does matter. The players selected should be able to work well together, and playing styles should not clash.
    3. Injuries—like Rajon Rondo's ACL—are automatically healed for the start of the season. However, injury-prone players do remain injury-prone. 
    4. We can form whatever type of team we wanted. If someone wanted five centers in his starting lineup, well then, that was his prerogative.
    5. Players are only eligible if they're going to play in the NBA next season. Foreign players, collegiate athletes and retired stars are not available to be selected.  

    These are the results of the first round, from pick No. 1 to No. 30.

    You can check back soon for the results of the entire draft, team-by-team breakdowns and the official projected standings.  

1st Round

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    1. LeBron James, New York Knicks (No change since last year)

    2. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (Up one spot)

    3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (Down one)

    4. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (No change)

    5. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up one)

    6. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up one)

    7. James Harden, Phoenix Suns (Up 23)

    8. Paul George, Los Angeles Lakers (Up 73)

    9. Carmelo Anthony, Utah Jazz (Up seven)

    10. Dwight Howard, Denver Nuggets (Down five)

    11. Marc Gasol, Miami Heat (Up 12)

    12. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (Up 35)

    13. Tony Parker, Atlanta Hawks (Up two)

    14. Stephen Curry, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 34)

    15. Blake Griffin, Indiana Pacers (Down two)

    16. Kobe Bryant, Orlando Magic (Down eight)

    17. Kyrie Irving, Philadelphia 76ers (Up two)

    18. Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down five)

    19. Damian Lillard, Brooklyn Nets (Up 143)

    20. DeMarcus Cousins, Detroit Pistons (Up seven)

    21. Al Horford, Milwaukee Bucks (Up 33)

    22. LaMarcus Aldridge, Washington Wizards (Down 11)

    23. Rajon Rondo, New Orleans Pelicans (Down 13)

    24. Dirk Nowitzki, Toronto Raptors (Down seven)

    25. Deron Williams, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 16)

    26. Joakim Noah, Houston Rockets (Up 18)

    27. Roy Hibbert, Dallas Mavericks (Up seven)

    28. Josh Smith, Boston Celtics (Up three)

    29. Anthony Davis, Sacramento Kings (Up 44)

    30. Brook Lopez, Portland Trail Blazers (Up 40)


    You can view a more detailed breakdown of the first round here.

2nd Round

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    31. John Wall, Portland Trail Blazers (Up one)

    32. Nicolas Batum, Sacramento Kings (Up 25)

    33. Pau Gasol, Boston Celtics (Down 15)

    34. Jrue Holiday, Dallas Mavericks (Up 31)

    35. Kawhi Leonard, Houston Rockets (Up 77)

    36. Chris Bosh, Charlotte Bobcats (Down eight)

    37. Ricky Rubio, Toronto Raptors (Down four)

    38. Greg Monroe, New Orleans Pelicans (Down 17)

    39. Zach Randolph, Washington Wizards (Up seven)

    40. Kevin Garnett, Milwaukee Bucks (Up nine)

    41. Andre Iguodala, Detroit Pistons (Down four)

    42. David Lee, Brooklyn Nets (Down 22)

    43. Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 29)

    44. Serge Ibaka, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 12)

    45. Mike Conley, Orlando Magic (Down four)

    46. Goran Dragic, Indiana Pacers (Up 26)

    47. Andre Drummond, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 95)

    48. David West, Atlanta Hawks (Up 45)

    49. Kemba Walker, San Antonio Spurs (Up 41)

    50. Ty Lawson, Miami Heat (Down 10)

    51. Klay Thompson, Denver Nuggets (Up 18)

    52. Iman Shumpert, Utah Jazz (Up 70)

    53. Tyreke Evans, Los Angeles Lakers (Up six)

    54. Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns (Up 120)

    55. Larry Sanders, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up 284)

    56. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 260)

    57. Tyson Chandler, Los Angeles Clippers (Down 31)

    58. Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors (Up three)

    59. Anderson Varejao, Chicago Bulls (Up 20)

    60. Chandler Parsons, New York Knicks (Up 179)

3rd Round

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    61. Al Jefferson, New York Knicks (Down 22)

    62. Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls (Down seven)

    63. George Hill, Golden State Warriors (Up 74)

    64. Bradley Beal, Los Angeles Clippers (Up 32)

    65. Derrick Favors, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 20)

    66. Manu Ginobili, Oklahoma City Thunder (Down six)

    67. Omer Asik, Phoenix Suns (Up 93)

    68. Nikola Vucevic, Los Angeles Lakers (Up 201)

    69. Nikola Pekovic, Utah Jazz (Down one)

    70. Isaiah Thomas, Denver Nuggets (Up 33)

    71. Rudy Gay, Miami Heat (Down 49)

    72. Paul Pierce, San Antonio Spurs (Down 43)

    73. Danilo Gallinari, Atlanta Hawks (Down 11)

    74. O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 21)

    75. Andrea Bargnani, Indiana Pacers (Up one)

    76. Kenneth Faried, Orlando Magic (Up 16)

    77. Jonas Valanciunas, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 69)

    78. Paul Millsap, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 25)

    79. Monta Ellis, Brooklyn Nets (Down 41)

    80. Jeff Green, Detroit Pistons (Undrafted last year)

    81. Steve Nash, Milwaukee Bucks (Down 57)

    82. Eric Gordon, Washington Wizards (Down 57)

    83. J.J. Hickson, New Orleans Pelicans (Up 43)

    84. Kevin Martin, Toronto Raptors (Down 20)

    85. Tiago Splitter, Charlotte Bobcats (Up 64)

    86. Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets (Down 19)

    87. Joe Johnson, Dallas Mavericks (Down 36)

    88. Harrison Barnes, Boston Celtics (Up 51)

    89. DeMar DeRozan, Sacramento Kings (Down 31)

    90. Ersan Ilyasova, Portland Trail Blazers (Up seven)

4th Round

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    91. J.R. Smith, Portland Trail Blazers (Up 34)

    92. Jeff Teague, Sacramento Kings (Up 23)

    93. Jarrett Jack, Boston Celtics (Up 20)

    94. Carlos Boozer, Dallas Mavericks (Down 11)

    95. Brandon Jennings, Houston Rockets (Down 50)

    96. Danny Granger, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 61)

    97. Marcin Gortat, Toronto Raptors (Down 45)

    98. Tony Allen, New Orleans Pelicans (Up three)

    99. Thaddeus Young, Washington Wizards (Down one)

    100. Danny Green, Milwaukee Bucks (Up eight)

    101. Jose Calderon, Detroit Pistons (Down 14)

    102. Emeka Okafor, Brooklyn Nets (Up 17)

    103. Kyle Lowry, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 53)

    104. J.J. Redick, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 85)

    105. JaVale McGee, Orlando Magic (Down 62)

    106. Thabo Sefolosha, Indiana Pacers (Up 41)

    107. Tobias Harris, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 228)

    108. Victor Oladipo, Atlanta Hawks (Rookie)

    109. Wilson Chandler, San Antonio Spurs (Down 34)

    110. Arron Afflalo, Miami Heat (Down 44)

    111. Carl Landry, Denver Nuggets (Up 69)

    112. Mario Chalmers, Utah Jazz (Up 89)

    113. Gordon Hayward, Los Angeles Lakers (Down nine)

    114. Andrei Kirilenko, Phoenix Suns (Up 55)

    115. Shane Battier, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up 84)

    116. Greivis Vasquez, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 70)

    117. Nene Hilario, Los Angeles Clippers (Down 33)

    118. Dion Waiters, Golden State Warriors (Up 49)

    119. Jamal Crawford, Chicago Bulls (Up 35)

    120. Ray Allen, New York Knicks (Down 46)

5th Round

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    121. Ben McLemore, New York Knicks (Rookie)

    122. Tyler Hansbrough, Chicago Bulls (Up 91)

    123. Tristan Thompson, Golden State Warriors (Up 100)

    124. Wesley Matthews, Los Angeles Clippers (Down 36)

    125. Reggie Jackson, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 222)

    126. Ed Davis, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up 151)

    127. Amar'e Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns (Down 85)

    128. Moe Harkless, Los Angeles Lakers (Up 130)

    129. Taj Gibson, Utah Jazz (Down 18)

    130. Shawn Marion, Denver Nuggets (Down three)

    131. Enes Kanter, Miami Heat (Up 20)

    132. Brandon Knight, San Antonio Spurs (Down 33)

    133. Robin Lopez, Atlanta Hawks (Up 116)

    134. Metta World Peace, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 80)

    135. Jared Dudley, Indiana Pacers (Down three)

    136. Kyle Korver, Orlando Magic (Up 76)

    137. Martell Webster, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 185)

    138. Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers (Rookie)

    139. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Brooklyn Nets (Down 48)

    140. Gerald Henderson, Detroit Pistons (Up one)

    141. DeAndre Jordan, Milwaukee Bucks (Down 61)

    142. Avery Bradley, Washington Wizards (Down 28)

    143. Evan Turner, New Orleans Pelicans (Down 54)

    144. Caron Butler, Toronto Raptors (Down 28)

    145. Jeremy Lin, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 109)

    146. Lance Stephenson, Houston Rockets (Undrafted last year)

    147. Gerald Wallace, Dallas Mavericks (Down 76)

    148. Kosta Koufos, Boston Celtics (Up 186)

    149. Nerlens Noel, Sacramento Kings (Rookie)

    150. Tayshaun Prince, Portland Trail Blazers (Down 16)

6th-12th Rounds

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    Sixth Round

    151. Vince Carter, Portland Trail Blazers (Up 83)

    152. Dorell Wright, Sacramento Kings (Up 66)

    153. Corey Brewer, Boston Celtics (Up 37)

    154. Derrick Williams, Dallas Mavericks (Down 24)

    155. John Henson, Houston Rockets (Up 41)

    156. Brandon Rush, Charlotte Bobcats (Up 37)

    157. Reggie Evans, Toronto Raptors (Up 143)

    158. Lou Williams, New Orleans Pelicans (Down five)

    159. Chauncey Billups, Washington Wizards (Down 52)

    160. Otto Porter, Milwaukee Bucks (Rookie)

    161. Alex Len, Detroit Pistons (Rookie)

    162. Chris Andersen, Brooklyn Nets (Undrafted last year)

    163. Matt Barnes, Cleveland Cavaliers (Up 92)

    164. Jeremy Lamb, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 44)

    165. Chris Kaman, Orlando Magic (Down 102)

    166. Marcus Thornton, Indiana Pacers (Down 56)

    167. Jason Terry, Memphis Grizzlies (Down 90)

    168. Nate Robinson, Atlanta Hawks (Up 76)

    169. Amir Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (Up 115)

    170. Chase Budinger, Miami Heat (Down 42)

    171. Gary Neal, Denver Nuggets (Down 21)

    172. Patrick Patterson, Utah Jazz (Up 157)

    173. Trey Burke, Los Angeles Lakers (Rookie)

    174. Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns (Down 29)

    175. Luis Scola, Oklahoma City Thunder (Down 75)

    176. Marco Belinelli, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 31)

    177. Patrick Beverley, Los Angeles Clippers (Undrafted last year)

    178. Brandan Wright, Golden State Warriors (Up 181)

    179. Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls (Up 16)

    180. Pablo Prigioni, New York Knicks (Undrafted last year)


    Seventh Round

    181. Raymond Felton, New York Knicks (Down 43)

    182. Kelly Olynyk, Chicago Bulls (Rookie)

    183. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Golden State Warriors (Up 42)

    184. Mike Dunleavy, Los Angeles Clippers (Up 84)

    185. Terrence Ross, Minnesota Timberwolves (Down 20)

    186. Evan Fournier, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up 64)

    187. Quincy Pondexter, Phoenix Suns (Undrafted last year)

    188. Thomas Robinson, Los Angeles Lakers (Down 79)

    189. Earl Clark, Utah Jazz (Undrafted last year)

    190. Antawn Jamison, Denver Nuggets (Down 108)

    191. Kirk Hinrich, Miami Heat (Up 94)

    192. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, San Antonio Spurs (Rookie)

    193. Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta Hawks (Down six)

    194. C.J. McCollum, Memphis Grizzlies (Rookie)

    195. Kris Humphries, Indiana Pacers (Down 117)

    196. Jae Crowder, Orlando Magic (Up 114)

    197. Terrence Jones, Philadelphia 76ers (Up 46)

    198. Mo Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 25)

    199. Michael Beasley, Brooklyn Nets (Down 105)

    200. Devin Harris, Detroit Pistons (Down 56)

    201. Wayne Ellington, Milwaukee Bucks (Undrafted last year)

    202. Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards (Down 79)

    203. Glen Davis, New Orleans Pelicans (Up six)

    204. Ben Gordon, Toronto Raptors (Down 71)

    205. Cody Zeller, Charlotte Bobcats (Rookie)

    206. Al-Farouq Aminu, Houston Rockets (Up five)

    207. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks (Rookie)

    208. Darren Collison, Boston Celtics (Down 37)

    209. Elton Brand, Sacramento Kings (Down 88)

    210. Samuel Dalembert, Portland Trail Blazers (Down 79)


    Eighth Round

    211. J.J. Barea, Portland Trail Blazers (Down eight)

    212. Nick Young, Sacramento Kings (Down 49)

    213. Alonzo Gee, Boston Celtics (Up 16)

    214. Jared Sullinger, Dallas Mavericks (Up one)

    215. Eric Maynor, Houston Rockets (Up 12)

    216. Carlos Delfino, Charlotte Bobcats (Up 22)

    217. Jameer Nelson, Toronto Raptors (Down 49)

    218. Alec Burks, New Orleans Pelicans (Up 18)

    219. Nick Collison, Washington Wizards (Down 34)

    220. Andre Miller, Milwaukee Bucks (Down 100)

    221. Jason Thompson, Detroit Pistons (Up 25)

    222. Chris Copeland, Brooklyn Nets (Undrafted last year)

    223. Spencer Hawes, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 87)

    224. Greg Oden, Philadelphia 76ers (Undrafted last year)

    225. Marreese Speights, Orlando Magic (Down 64)

    226. C.J. Watson, Indiana Pacers (Down 51)

    227. Meyers Leonard, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 32)

    228. Jason Richardson, Atlanta Hawks (Down 62)

    229. Andray Blatche, San Antonio Spurs (Up 33)

    230. Bismack Biyombo, Miami Heat (Down 38)

    231. Marvin Williams, Denver Nuggets (Down 54)

    232. Luke Ridnour, Utah Jazz (Down 13)

    233. Dennis Schroeder, Los Angeles Lakers (Rookie)

    234. Jerryd Bayless, Phoenix Suns (Down 50)

    235. Randy Foye, Oklahoma City Thunder (Down 57)

    236. Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves (Rookie)

    237. Donatas Motiejunas, Los Angeles Clippers (Up 101)

    238. Kent Bazemore, Golden State Warriors (Undrafted last year)

    239. Jordan Hill, Chicago Bulls (Up 15)

    240. Festus Ezeli, New York Knicks (Up 108)


    Ninth Round

    241. Mirza Teletovic, New York Knicks (Down 59)

    242. Steve Novak, Chicago Bulls (Down 37)

    243. Anthony Morrow, Golden State Warriors (Down 41)

    244. Courtney Lee, Los Angeles Clippers (Down 80)

    245. Jeff Taylor, Minnesota Timberwolves (Undrafted last year)

    246. Gustavo Ayon, Oklahoma City Thunder (Down four)

    247. Mason Plumlee, Phoenix Suns (Rookie)

    248. Draymond Green, Los Angeles Lakers (Up 60)

    249. Francisco Garcia, Utah Jazz (Undrafted last year)

    250. Rodney Stuckey, Denver Nuggets (Down 145)

    251. Jimmer Fredette, Miami Heat (Up 24)

    252. Jermaine O'Neal, San Antonio Spurs (Up 35)

    253. Markieff Morris, Atlanta Hawks (Down 24)

    254. John Salmons, Memphis Grizzlies (Up 34)

    255. Dante Cunningham, Indiana Pacers (Up 26)

    256. Jordan Crawford, Orlando Magic (Down 77)

    257. Ramon Sessions, Philadelphia 76ers (Down 171)

    258. MarShon Brooks, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 102)

    259. C.J. Miles, Brooklyn Nets (Up 34)

    260. John Jenkins, Detroit Pistons (Up 42)

    261. Sergey Karasev, Milwaukee Bucks (Rookie)

    262. Matt Bonner, Washington Wizards (Down 38)

    263. Luigi Datome, New Orleans Pelicans (Rookie)

    264. Kendrick Perkins, Toronto Raptors (Down 158)

    265. Boris Diaw, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 37)

    266. Brandon Bass, Houston Rockets (Down 148)

    267. Norris Cole, Dallas Mavericks (Up five)

    268. Shabazz Muhammad, Boston Celtics (Rookie)

    269. Austin Rivers, Sacramento Kings (Down 110)

    270. Mike Miller, Portland Trail Blazers (Up 31)


    10th Round

    271. Ivan Johnson, Portland Trail Blazers (Up 34)

    272. Joel Przybilla, Sacramento Kings (Undrafted last year)

    273. Darrell Arthur, Boston Celtics (Down 43)

    274. Ryan Kelly, Dallas Mavericks (Rookie)

    275. Alexey Shved, Houston Rockets (Up 69)

    276. Jodie Meeks, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 76)

    277. DeMarre Carroll, Toronto Raptors (Undrafted last year)

    278. Tyler Zeller, New Orleans Pelicans (Down 95)

    279. Shannon Brown, Washington Wizards (Down 27)

    280. Ian Mahimi, Milwaukee Bucks (Down 92)

    281. P.J. Tucker, Detroit Pistons (Undrafted last year)

    282. Kenyon Martin, Brooklyn Nets (Down 60)

    283. Landry Fields, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 102)

    284. Udonis Haslem, Philadelphia 76ers (Down 126)

    285. Kendall Marshall, Orlando Magic (Down 64)

    286. Patty Mills, Indiana Pacers (Down 105)

    287. Andrew Nicholson, Memphis Grizzlies (Down 36)

    288. Marcus Morris, Atlanta Hawks (Undrafted last year)

    289. E'Twaun Moore, San Antonio Spurs (Down six)

    290. Omri Casspi, Miami Heat (Up 33)

    291. Greg Smith, Denver Nuggets (Undrafted last year)

    292. Ekpe Udoh, Utah Jazz (Down 45)

    293. Anthony Randolph, Los Angeles Lakers (Down 37)

    294. Archie Goodwin, Phoenix Suns (Rookie)

    295. Beno Udrih, Oklahoma City Thunder (Up four)

    296. DeJuan Blair, Minnesota Timberwolves (Down 172)

    297. Jason Smith, Los Angeles Clippers (Down 36)

    298. Michael Carter-Williams, Golden State Warriors (Rookie)

    299. Tony Snell, Chicago Bulls (Rookie)

    300. Gerald Green, New York Knicks (Down 143)


    11th Round

    301. Al Harrington, New York Knicks (Down 149)

    302. Timofey Mozgov, Chicago Bulls (Down 76)

    303. Jeff Pendergraph, Golden State Warriors (Undrafted last year)

    304. Chuck Hayes, Los Angeles Clippers (Up 29)

    305. Will Bynum, Minnesota Timberwolves (Up 51)

    306. Cartier Martin, Oklahoma City Thunder (Undrafted last year)

    307. Willie Green, Phoenix Suns (Down 30)

    308. Kyle Singler, Los Angeles Lakers (Down 37)

    309. Ronny Turiaf, Utah Jazz (Up eight)

    310. Dahntay Jones, Denver Nuggets (Up 11)

    311. Jason Maxiell, Miami Heat (Down 19)

    312. Jordan Hamilton, San Antonio Spurs (Undrafted last year)

    313. Hasheem Thabeet, Atlanta Hawks (Up 11)

    314. Cory Joseph, Memphis Grizzlies (Undrafted last year)

    315. Jon Leuer, Indiana Pacers (Undrafted last year)

    316. Shaun Livingston, Orlando Magic (Undrafted last year)

    317. Reggie Bullock, Philadelphia 76ers (Rookie)

    318. Greg Stiemsma, Cleveland Cavaliers (Down 55)

    319. Derek Fisher, Brooklyn Nets (Down 31)

    320. Dwight Buycks, Detroit Pistons (Undrafted last year)

    321. Rip Hamilton, Milwaukee Bucks (Down 115)

    322. Ronnie Brewer, Washington Wizards (Down 13)

    323. Jarvis Varnado, New Orleans Pelicans (Undrafted last year)

    324. Roger Mason Jr., Toronto Raptors (Undrafted last year)

    325. Toney Douglas, Charlotte Bobcats (Up 30)

    326. Aaron Gray, Houston Rockets (Undrafted last year)

    327. Drew Gooden, Dallas Mavericks (Down 198)

    328. Leandro Barbosa, Boston Celtics (Down 137)

    329. Corey Maggette, Sacramento Kings (Down 174)

    330. Nando de Colo, Portland Trail Blazers (Undrafted last year)


    12th Round

    331. Nazr Mohammed, Portland Trail Blazers (Down 17)

    332. D.J. Augustin, Sacramento Kings (Down 189)

    333. Shane Larkin, Boston Celtics (Rookie)

    334. Jamaal Franklin, Dallas Mavericks (Rookie)

    335. Reggie Williams, Houston Rockets (Down 78)

    336. Brendan Haywood, Charlotte Bobcats (Down 101)

    337. Hedo Turkoglu, Toronto Raptors (Down 189)

    338. Jason Collins, New Orleans Pelicans (Up 16)

    339. Tracy McGrady, Washington Wizards (Down 145)

    340. Luke Walton, Milwaukee Bucks (Up 20)

    341. Royce White, Detroit Pistons (Down 100)

    342. Kevin Seraphin, Brooklyn Nets (Down 144)

    343. Steve Blake, Cleveland Cavaliers (Up seven)

    344. Marquis Teague, Philadelphia 76ers (Down 14)

    345. Tyrus Thomas, Orlando Magic (Down 141)

    346. Hamed Haddadi, Indiana Pacers (Down five)

    347. Arnett Moultrie, Memphis Grizzlies (Down seven)

    348. Nate Wolters, Atlanta Hawks (Rookie)

    349. Austin Daye, San Antonio Spurs (Down 104)

    350. Solomon Hill, Miami Heat (Rookie)

    351. Josh McRoberts, Denver Nuggets (Undrafted last year)

    352. Brian Roberts, Utah Jazz (Undrafted last year)

    353. Will Barton, Los Angeles Lakers (Down 28)

    354. Lou Amundson, Phoenix Suns (Up three)

    355. Charlie Villanueva, Oklahoma City Thunder (Down 19)

    356. Perry Jones III, Minnesota Timberwolves (Down 124)

    357. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Los Angeles Clippers (Rookie)

    358. Byron Mullens, Golden State Warriors (Down 85)

    359. Alan Anderson, Chicago Bulls (Undrafted last year)

    360. Wesley Johnson, New York Knicks (Down 52)

Biggest Changes from Last Year

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    Highest Risers

    1. Larry Sanders, Up 284
    2. Jimmy Butler, Up 260
    3. Tobias Harris, Up 228
    4. Reggie Jackson, Up 222
    5. Nikola Vucevic, Up 201
    6. Kosta Koufos, Up 186
    7. Martell Webster, Up 185
    8. Brandan Wright, Up 181
    9. Chandler Parons, Up 179
    10. Patrick Patterson, Up 157


    Biggest Fallers

    1. Drew Gooden, Down 198
    2. D.J. Augustin and Hedo Turkoglu, Down 189
    3. Corey Maggette, Down 174
    4. DeJuan Blair, Down 172
    5. Ramon Sessions, Down 171
    6. Kendrick Perkins, Down 158
    7. Al Harrington, Down 149
    8. Brandon Bass, Down 148
    9. Rodney Stuckey and Tracy McGrady, Down 145
    10. Kevin Seraphin, Down 144


    Top Rookies

    1. Victor Oladipo, No. 108
    2. Ben McLemore, No. 121
    3. Anthony Bennett, No. 138
    4. Nerlens Noel, No. 149
    5. Otto Porter, No. 160
    6. Alex Len, No. 161
    7. Trey Burke, No. 173
    8. Kelly Olynyk, No. 182
    9. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, No. 192
    10. C.J. McCollum, No. 194


    Top Undrafted-to-Drafted Guys

    1. Jeff Green, No. 80 
    2. Lance Stephenson, No. 146
    3. Chris Andersen, No. 162
    4. Patrick Beverley, No. 177
    5. Pablo Prigioni, No. 180
    6. Quincy Pondexter, No. 187
    7. Earl Clark, No. 189
    8. Wayne Ellington, No. 201
    9. Chris Copeland, No. 222
    10. Greg Oden, No. 224

Atlanta Hawks

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    Point Guard: Tony Parker, Nate Robinson, Nate Wolters

    Shooting Guard: Victor Oladipo, Jason Richardson

    Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari, Marcus Morris

    Power Forward: David West, Markieff Morris

    Center: Robin Lopez, Zaza Pachulia, Hasheem Thabeet


    Starting Point Guard: Tony Parker (No. 13 overall) 

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 20.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.1 blocks, 23.0 PER (for San Antonio Spurs)

    I was absolutely stunned when Tony Parker was still there for the taking at No. 13, especially since I consider him the second-best point guard in the NBA and the fourth-best overall player, trailing only LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. 

    The French floor general won't guarantee me many appearances on SportsCenter, but he's a two-way stud who in no way limits my later choices. Parker can thrive in just about any setting, and that type of flexibility is vital in the Re-Draft. 


    Starting Shooting Guard: Victor Oladipo (No. 108 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, 28.9 PER (for Indiana Hoosiers)

    At some point, a rookie had to come off the board, so why not make my Rookie of the Year favorite the first one?

    Victor Oladipo's defense will immediately translate from Indiana to the NBA, and he showed off some great shooting form during the Orlando Summer League. Color me impressed with his stroke, ability to create his own shot and overall confidence. I'd be shocked if he wasn't a big contributor on both ends (which becomes a theme here). 


    Starting Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari (No. 73 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.5 blocks, 16.7 PER (for Denver Nuggets)

    If Danilo Gallinari hadn't torn his ACL, the playoffs might have unfolded in amazingly different fashion. Gallo had emerged as the go-to scorer for the Denver Nuggets, but it was his improved perimeter defense that made all the difference. 

    The Italian forward plays basketball as it's meant to be played offensively, thriving on shots at the rim and triples. And according to Synergy Sports (subscription required), he was the 29th-best isolation defender during the 2012-13 season, holding opponents to just 0.64 points per possession. 


    Starting Power Forward: David West (No. 48 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 17.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.9 assist, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks, 20.1 PER (for Indiana Pacers)

    The Indiana Pacers allowed 0.8 fewer points per 100 possessions and scored 8.3 more when David West was on the court (per Basketball-Reference). I expect him to have a similar impact on the Hawks. 

    He's a fantastic defensive player, capable of banging around in the post and showing off his foot speed on the perimeter during the same possession. Additionally, he's one of the league's best pick-and-pop threats, something that he'll be putting on display ad nauseum while playing with Parker.  


    Starting Center: Robin Lopez (No. 133 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, 1.6 blocks, 18.9 PER (for New Orleans Hornets)

    Robin Lopez won't ever be asked to do more on offense than finish plays at the rim and grab offensive rebounds. Atlanta has no need for anything more with stellar scoring options at the other four positions. 

    It's defense where the long-haired center will make his primary impact and prove once and for all that he's one of the Association's most underrated point-preventers. According to Synergy, only six players allowed fewer points when guarding the roll man in pick-and-roll situations, and he was similarly effective guarding players with their backs to the basket. 


    Bench Guard: Nate Robinson (No. 168 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 13.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.1 blocks, 17.4 PER (for Chicago Bulls)

    If someone could explain to me how Nate Robinson was available in the middle of the sixth round, I'd love to understand how I was able to pull off this steal. Quite frankly, I thought about taking Nate Rob in the fifth round, but I'm sure glad I didn't. 

    Robinson's defense isn't anything special (I'm trying to be nice here), but he's the offensive spark we need off the bench, a guy who can keep the points coming in bunches when either Oladipo or Parker needs a quick breather. 


    Bench Guard: Nate Wolters (No. 348 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.1 blocks, 32.0 PER (for South Dakota State Jackrabbits)

    I'm not sure anyone—with the exception of some close friends and Ethan Norof—understands how deep my man-crush for Nate Wolters runs. Let me put it this way. When I drafted Wolters and informed my friend Jacob, I got the following text back from him:

    "If Vegas had a bet for whether you were gonna take Nate Wolters with your last pick, I would have bet my life savings." 


    Bench Guard: Jason Richardson (No. 228 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks, 12.6 PER (for Philadelphia 76ers)

    I have some breaking news for NBA fans: Jason Richardson still exists. 

    It's hard to believe because he disappeared off the face of the earth while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, but he's still a solid player. I'll worry about hiding him on defense later and just thank my lucky stars this much floor spacing was available in the eighth round. 


    Bench Forward: Markieff Morris (No. 253 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 12.6 PER (for Phoenix Suns)

    Who doesn't want a versatile forward who can play either at the 3 or 4 and then both loom large in the post or step outside to spread the court? 

    Markieff Morris is the better of the two Morris twins, and the Hawks will make good use of his perimeter shooting. He isn't nearly as good defensively as David West, but his pick-and-pop skills will be utilized quite often. 


    Bench Forward: Marcus Morris (No. 288 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.3 blocks, 11.3 PER (for Phoenix Suns)

    Because twins. 


    Bench Center: Zaza Pachulia (No. 193 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 5.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.2 blocks, 13.1 PER (for Atlanta Hawks)

    Every team needs a guy who's willing to do the little stuff. That's Zaza Pachulia for this version of the Hawks, as the big man has never been afraid to limit himself to physical play in the paint and consistent production on a nightly basis. 

    Plus, he'll forever be a fan favorite thanks to the hard work he displayed throughout his Atlanta tenure. It's difficult to avoid falling for a player who has completely maximized his physical talent. 


    Bench Center: Hasheem Thabeet (No. 313 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 2.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.9 blocks, 11.6 PER (for Oklahoma City Thunder)

    I figured this pick would be greeted with uproarious laughter, but I knew that it would all be unjustified. Few people realize just how good Hasheem Thabeet was on defense for the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

    According to Synergy, Thabeet allowed only 0.76 points per possession, a mark topped by just 28 players across the NBA's 30 teams. He was particularly potent closing out on spot-up shooters, and that type of defensive quickness is exactly what the Hawks need from this spot.  


    -Adam Fromal, Hawks Re-Draft GM

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    As the Re-Draft proceeded, it was quite clear that positional versatility was a major emphasis for many of the general managers. 

    Psh. Whatever. The Hawks don't need that. 

    Instead of throwing out players who can play multiple positions, Atlanta is instead going to completely dictate the tempo with a cast of players who all want to slow down the pace and grind out every possession. Make no mistake about it, as you're going to work hard for points against a starting lineup of Tony Parker, Victor Oladipo, Danilo Gallinari, David West and Robin Lopez. 

    There is no defensive weakness in that lineup. Period. Good luck finding gaps in it. 

    Offensively, the first unit will thrive running screen after screen—both Lopez and West set tough picks—to set up shots in the corners for the sharpshooters, pick-and-pop looks for West, attempts in the paint for Parker and absolutely nothing for Lopez. 

    Nate Robinson will be the Hawks' first man off the pine, but Jason Richardson, Zaza Pachulia and the Morris twins (twin power) will also play significant minutes to create a 10-man rotation. Hasheem Thabeet will work his way off the bench depending on matchups, and Nate Wolters will rack up numbers in garbage times after we've held teams to 50 points through 3.5 quarters. 

    Again, good luck with the whole scoring thing. 

    You're going to need it. 


    -Adam Fromal, Hawks Re-Draft GM

Boston Celtics

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    Point Guard: Jarrett Jack, Darren Collison, Shane Larkin

    Shooting Guard: Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Leandro Barbosa

    Small Forward: Harrison Barnes, Alonzo Gee

    Power Forward: Josh Smith, Darrell Arthur

    Center: Pau Gasol, Kosta Koufos


    Starting Point Guard: Jarrett Jack (No. 93 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 12.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.1 blocks, 15.9 PER (for Golden State Warriors)

    Coming off a brilliant season as Golden State’s sixth man, Jarrett Jack has proven that he can be a dynamic ball-handler and crunch-time scorer.

    He is not a great athlete, but Jack can shoot threes, defend his position and make his teammates better. What more can you ask for in a starting point guard?


    Starting Shooting Guard: Corey Brewer (No. 153 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.3 blocks, 14.7 PER (for Denver Nuggets)

    Corey Brewer is not much of a three-point shooter, but he is a transcendent wing defender who will be able to use his length and 6’9” frame to bother opposing 2-guards.

    On offense, as long as he runs the floor in transition and can still finish in the paint, his lack of shooting shouldn’t be too much of a minus.


    Starting Small Forward: Harrison Barnes (No. 88 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.2 blocks, 11.0 PER (for Golden State Warriors)

    Harrison Barnes broke out in the 2013 playoffs, averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and the Celtics are hoping that’s the player they get from the 2013-14 Re-Draft.

    Though he disappears at times, Barnes can guard multiple positions, stretch the floor with his shooting and even handle the ball for short stretches when called upon. As a sophomore, he should be more aggressive in looking for his own shot.


    Starting Power Forward: Josh Smith (No. 28 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 blocks, 17.7 PER (for Atlanta Hawks)

    One of the league’s elite athletes, the holes in Josh Smith’s game makes it easy to forget just how talented he truly is. He can score around the basket, play the point-forward role and protect the rim despite being just 6’9”.

    On a team full of players capable of scoring the ball, Smith will be able to focus on attacking the paint, running the floor, blocking shots and generally doing the things that earned him a $54 million deal with Detroit in real life.


    Starting Center: Pau Gasol (No. 33 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.5 steals, 1.2 blocks, 16.7 PER (for Los Angeles Lakers) 

    Completely miscast as a stretch-4 under Mike D’Antoni, Pau Gasol will spend most of his time in Boston operating on the block, using his quickness to take advantage of slower centers and running the offense for stretches with his post passing ability.

    Though he’ll also be spending some time playing out on the elbows thanks to his mid-range game, Gasol will be the dominant paint player he did not have the opportunity to be with the Los Angeles Lakers last season.


    Bench Guard: Darren Collison (No. 208 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.1 blocks, 16.3 PER (for Dallas Mavericks)

    Darren Collison gets criticized for his defensive play, but he is a dynamite third guard who can penetrate the lane, find open teammates and carry a team’s offense for short stretches.

    For his career, Collison has averaged 12.1 points and shot 46.3 percent from the field. Not too shabby.


    Bench Guard: Shabazz Muhammad (No. 268 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 17.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.7 steals, 0.1 blocks, 21.9 PER (for UCLA Bruins)

    As a starter, Shabazz Muhammad’s lack of playmaking and poor defense would be an issue, but as an eighth man brought in to space the floor and attack the rim, those flaws will be minimized.

    Also, if a teammate ever needs to find a date, they’ll have someone to call.


    Bench Guard: Shane Larkin (No. 333 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.1 blocks, 22.6 PER (for Miami Hurricanes)

    I’m actually pretty high on Shane Larkin as a player despite his lack of size. He can shoot threes, force turnovers and boasts a 44-inch vertical.

    Add to that his 14.5 points and 4.6 assists as a sophomore at Miami and his Barry Larkin lineage, and I think he’ll be a killer third point guard.


    Bench Guard: Leandro Barbosa (No. 328 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 5.2 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.1 blocks, 13.5 PER (for Boston Celtics)

    If these Celtics have one problem, it’s three-point shooting, and that is something Leandro Barbosa, a career 39.1 percent outside shooter, should be able to provide in spades.

    He’s also a great locker-room guy and the only player on this roster who knows what it’s like to be a Celtic.


    Bench Forward: Alonzo Gee (No. 213 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks, 10.5 PER (for Cleveland Cavaliers)

    An athletic swingman who can guard the 2 and 3, Alonzo Gee is the kind of player you don’t necessarily want starting but who can be a killer two-way player off the bench.

    Gee can finish at the rim, rebound from the wings and hit just enough threes to keep a defense honest.


    Bench Forward: Darrell Arthur (No. 273 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 6.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.6 blocks, 11.8 PER (for Memphis Grizzlies)

    Darrell Arthur is a player who I’ve always irrationally rooted for, and snagging him in the 10th round seems like a steal in this magically healthy league.

    He’s not a great rebounder, but Arthur can hit mid-range jump shots (46 percent from 16-23 feet last season per HoopData) and guard opposing bigs well enough to earn 20-plus minutes per game.


    Bench Center: Kosta Koufos (No. 148 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.5 steals, 1.3 blocks, 17.2 PER (for Denver Nuggets)

    Kosta Koufos is far from flashy, but the 7-footer proved as a full-time starter last season that he can produce, playoff struggles notwithstanding.

    Offensively, Koufos is a decent post-up threat who can create second-chance opportunities, while he’s a good shot-blocker and a surprisingly mobile help defender, too. As the first big off the bench he should complement Gasol and Smith well.


    -Grant Rindner, Celtics Re-Draft GM

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    My overall goal with this team was to have positional flexibility and to be able to adapt to an opponent. Against smaller, mobile teams, a lineup with Smith or Barnes at the 4 and Gasol at the 5 works, but against a bigger club, Smith could move to the 3 with Gasol at the 4 and Koufos at the 5.

    Though shooting and floor spacing will be a problem, having four starting players in Jack, Brewer, Barnes and Smith who have all shown they can be effective without the basketball will allow the team to run a more motion-based offense with lots of cutting and slashing into the lane.

    Having two big men who can pass and make plays out of the post will make up for some of the spacing issues, while Barbosa, Larkin and Collison will be able to come off the bench and stretch the floor with their shooting.

    Additionally, having multiple ball-handlers in the starting lineup at once will allow the Celts to attack in transition after forcing turnovers. Smith and Barnes are both capable of playing the point-forward role for stretches, while Jack can facilitate from the point or the 2, allowing Collison to slide in at the 1.

    On defense, having athletic defenders in Brewer, Gee, Smith and Barnes will make it easier for them to find a man in transition without creating glaring mismatches. This will also make it easier to defend pick plays being initiated by 2-guards or small forwards like LeBron James or Kevin Durant.

    This team is not going to shoot the lights out every night or slow the pace and wear other squads down, but they will be able to adapt to the playing style of the opponent and consistently run the fast break to create easy buckets.


    -Grant Rindner, Celtics Re-Draft GM

Brooklyn Nets

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    Point Guard: Damian Lillard, Derek Fisher

    Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles

    Small Forward: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael Beasley, Chris Copeland

    Power Forward: David Lee, Kenyon Martin

    Center: Emeka Okafor, Chris Andersen, Kevin Seraphin


    Starting Point Guard: Damian Lillard (No. 19 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.2 blocks, 16.4 PER (for Portland Trail Blazers)

    Damian Lillard is the definition of a franchise player.

    He’s multidimensional, capable of creating offense for himself and teammates while also lighting up the scoreboard like a mad man. Lillard’s fast-paced play and his shoot-first mentality is at the foundation of the Nets’ fast-paced offense, and he’s the perfect kind of quiet leader the Nets need.  

    At the heart of the new-look Nets is a perimeter offense that puts fear into the hearts of the other 29 NBA teams, and that’s what Lillard brings to the table.


    Starting Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis (No. 79 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 19.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.1 steals, 0.4 blocks, 16.2 PER (for Milwaukee Bucks)

    If you can’t tell yet, the Nets are going to be an offensively minded team.

    Monta Ellis perfectly complements that with his shoot-first, think-second mentality. With Ellis’ 19 points, six assists and 3.9 rebounds per-game averages from last year, taking him in the third round was an easy decision to make. When you add his talent alongside Damian Lillard, the Nets easily have one of the most productive and dangerous backcourts in the newly formed league.


    Starting Small Forward: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (No. 139 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.9 blocks, 14.0 PER (for Charlotte Bobcats)

    With all the offensive talent the Nets have on their roster, we can risk having a player on the wing whose jumper isn’t the most consistent.

    Kidd-Gilchrist certainly has what it takes to be an explosive small forward, and he can thrive in the Nets' fast-paced offense by getting ahead of defenses and getting to the rim. With guys like Lillard and Ellis he won’t have to rely on creating perimeter offense for himself, which is great news for him.


    Starting Power Forward: David Lee (No. 42 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, 19.2 PER (for Golden State Warriors)

    With Lillard making it rain from deep, the Nets needed a frontcourt player who’s tenacious on the glass on both sides of the ball.  

    David Lee is exactly that kind of player, and putting up 18 points per game isn’t an issue for the undersized power forward. Lee’s athleticism will compliment Lillard’s explosiveness in the open court. Getting Lee’s production in the second round was an absolute steal that the Nets were thrilled to make.


    Starting Center: Emeka Okafor (No. 102 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 9.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.0 blocks, 15.8 PER (for Washington Wizards)

    With the deadliest backcourt award all but sealed up, the Nets shifted their focus to their frontcourt and decided to add a center with the 102nd pick. Emeka Okafor may not be a household name, but his 12.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per-game career averages make him a steal in the fourth round.

    All we need Okafor to do is defend like his life depends on it and grab boards like he has his entire career. He is also athletic enough to be able to run in the fast-paced offense that the Nets will run.


    Bench Guard: Derek Fisher (No. 319 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 5.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks, 7.7 PER (for Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder)

    The one thing the Nets didn’t have before this pick was veteran leadership. Well, we took care of that by drafting Derek Fisher.

    He won’t necessarily get a lot of playing time, but he’ll be the leader we need on and off the court in practice and in games. Fisher’s leadership and veteran knowledge will be pivotal to the Nets’ success.


    Bench Guard: C.J. Miles (No. 259 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 11.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.3 blocks, 15.3 PER (for Cleveland Cavaliers)

    Finding a player who averages more than 10 points per game in the ninth round of the Re-Draft wasn’t easy, but C.J. Miles is exactly that player. Not only does he enhance the backcourt depth, but Miles also brings an impressive ability to scoring in the mid and long-range.

    Miles doesn’t bring much to the defensive side of the ball. But he’ll mainly be utilized as a quick scoring option coming off of the bench when the Nets need it.


    Bench Forward: Chris Copeland (No. 222 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.2 blocks, 16.8 PER (for New York Knicks)

    The Nets are creating a roster full of versatile players, and Chris Copeland is just the next hybrid player on the list.  

    Copeland is a legitimate deep threat who stretches the floor on a regular basis. When you consider that he averaged 8.7 points in just more than 15 minutes per game, it’s clear to see the serious value that he brings to the floor. Copeland could easily be one of the first guys off the bench as the season continues because of his versatility on both sides of the ball.


    Bench Forward: Michael Beasley (No. 199 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.5 blocks, 10.8 PER (for Phoenix Suns)

    Michael Beasley may be a loose cannon who doesn’t really play well with teammates, but he can also light up the scoreboard from time to time. Last season he averaged just more than 10 points per game in 20 minutes of action. That’s not awful considering the talent that he was playing with.

    The Nets need Beasley to be opportunistic on the wing while getting out in transition to fuel a fast-paced offense. If he can stay out of trouble long enough to get some time on the floor, Beasley will be a great second option coming off the bench.


    Bench Forward: Kevin Seraphin (No. 342 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.7 blocks, 10.3 PER (for Washington Wizards)

    Grabbing a player with Kevin Seraphin’s skills in the 12th round was an absolute steal.

    Not only did he average 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season, he's also just a big body who can take up space on the defensive side of the ball. The Nets consider themselves truly 12 deep, with all players being able to contribute at significant levels, and that includes Seraphin.


    Bench Forward: Kenyon Martin (No. 282 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 7.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.9 blocks, 13.9 PER (for New York Knicks)

    The Nets decided to take both players—Chris Andersen and Kenyon Martin—who watched the first half of the 2012-13 season from the comfort of their own homes.

    Martin is another physical player who can add intensity and production in the frontcourt. Last season he averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, and that’s exactly the kind of production we’ll be looking to Martin to bring off the bench.

    Martin is the Nets’ bruiser off the bench, because every legitimate team needs a player like that. Imposing his will should be the main focus of Martin’s game, and in doing so he’ll solidify the Nets’ frontcourt.


    Bench Center: Chris Andersen (No. 162 overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 4.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals, 1.0 blocks, 17.4 PER (for Miami Heat)

    What better way to bolster a frontcourt than by selecting a player who can grab rebounds like an animal and block shots like nobody's business?

    Chris Andersen is exactly the kind of player the Nets need bolstering their second unit. Not only does he bring attitude and energy off the bench, but he can also clean up the offensive glass when guys like Lillard and Ellis are putting up shots at a high rate.


    -Peter Emerick, Nets Re-Draft GM

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    To become the best team in the Big Apple, the Nets needed an entirely new identity.

    We decided to go with an identity rooted in fast-paced offense, transition opportunities and perimeter shooting. Getting players early in the draft who could fit into that game plan was absolutely key, and Damian Lillard and Monta Ellis are the perfect men for the job.

    Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: Defensive intensity isn’t the Nets’ strongest point.

    What better way to overcome a lack of defensive pressure than with explosive scoring? The Nets offense, much like the real-life Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets, is rooted in transition offense, and that is aided by both the frontcourt and backcourt.

    Guys like David Lee and Emeka Okafor can clean up the glass and get the ball to Lillard, Ellis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the fast break. All of those players running in transition present a wealth of opportunities from finishing around the rim by Lee or Kidd-Gilchrist to outside jumpers from Ellis and Lillard.

    When you look at the Nets’ bench play, it mirrors their starting five almost perfectly.

    Chris Andersen and Kenyon Martin bolster the frontcourt while Michael Beasley, C.J. Miles and Chris Copeland bring versatility and athleticism on offense. The Nets tried to pick players who would fit into a fast-paced offense, and selecting versatile players was key to that, as was not selecting any big men who couldn’t run in transition.

    The Nets may not beat teams by holding them to less than 80 points all that often, but they will dominate the Eastern Conference by outscoring opponents in exciting and fast-paced games.


    -Peter Emerick, Nets Re-Draft GM

Charlotte Bobcats

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    Point Guard: Deron Williams, Jeremy Lin, Toney Douglas

    Shooting Guard: Brandon Rush, Jodie Meeks

    Small Forward: Danny Granger, Carlos Delfino

    Power Forward: Chris Bosh, Cody Zeller, Boris Diaw

    Center: Tiago Splitter, Brendan Haywood


    Starting Point Guard: Deron Williams (No. 25 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 18.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks, 20.3 PER (for Brooklyn Nets)

    I covered this in-depth during our first-round breakdown, but I loved the value of adding a player who finished tied for eighth in win shares toward the end of the round. D-Will's personality—he's not exactly the easiest dude to get along with, right Jerry Sloan?—gave me some pause about his "franchise face" status, but sometimes talent wins out.

    Williams is more versatile than anyone gives him credit, a guy who shot 42.2 percent from beyond the arc after Jan. 1 despite creating most of his looks off the dribble. I liked when he moved off the ball in Brooklyn last season and targeted a certain player later in the draft with the express purpose of allowing D-Will to spot more. 


    Starting Shooting Guard: Brandon Rush (No. 156 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 7.0 points, 0.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.0 steals, 0.0 blocks, 11.9 PER (for Golden State Warriors)

    Looking back, taking Rush as a guaranteed starter might have been a slight reach. I was in a spot where I needed a 3-and-D style wing and was really impressed with how Rush developed before his knee injury in Golden State.

    Rush knocked down 50.1 percent of his shots and averaged 1.12 points per possession in 2011-12—seventh in the league, per Synergy. He was also getting better at using his athleticism as a defender on the wing, though he has a tendency to get a bit jumpy. Basically, it was a need and it felt like folks had completely forgotten about his existence. Looking back, though, he might have been available later.


    Starting Small Forward: Danny Granger (No. 96 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks, 4.0 PER (for Indiana Pacers)

    This one is pretty simple: I'm banking on the magically erased injuries turning Granger back into a near-All-Star talent at a point in the draft where it was worth the risk. The NBA reality is that Granger is 30, has balky knees and an ugly contract.

    The Re-Draft reality is that Michael Jordan gave me Mikhail Prokhorov's checkbook and told me, "Have at it, big boy."

    If Granger is the fourth-best player on your roster, that's not a bad place to be when talent is theoretically evenly distributed. He can still stroke from beyond the arc even if hobbled and won't have nearly the offensive responsibility he had in Indiana on this roster. This team is going to shoot a metric ton of three-pointers and score a lot of points; Granger should help that cause, even if he's a defensive minus.


    Starting Power Forward: Chris Bosh (No. 36 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.4 blocks, 20.0 PER (for Miami Heat)

    Perhaps this is the rampant narcissism talking, but I felt like a Packers fan meeting Aaron Rodgers when Bosh was available at No. 36. He's one of the most underrated players in the entire league, a guy who has turned into a whirling dervish attacker defensively and developed a Dirk Nowitzki-esque efficiency as a pick-and-pop option in the mid-range.

    While he was initially drafted to play a small-ball 5, draft circumstances allowed me to move him to a more natural 4 in the lineup. He would obviously play both spots in a real-life scenario, adjusting effortlessly when the matchups force the issue. But by moving back to the 4, Bosh should be able to assert himself more effortlessly on offense and the glass, the latter issue being more salient to this roster construction.


    Starting Center: Tiago Splitter (No. 85 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 10.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks, 18.7 PER (for San Antonio Spurs)

    Splitter took a ton of criticism during the finals for being basically unusable, but most of it was unjust. His lack of effectiveness versus Miami was almost entirely matchup-based and not reflective of how he performed during the regular season. Win shares isn't the end-all, be-all measure of production, but it's at least noteworthy that he finished 10th in per-48-minute production and 25th overall—mere slivers behind one Timothy Duncan.

    Let's put it this way: Duncan's renaissance 2012-13 season didn't happen by accident. Splitter finally developed to the point where he was a usable commodity next to Duncan in the starting lineup, and he made everything easier for the franchise face.

    I'm banking on him at least doing the same for Bosh here.


    Bench Guard: Jeremy Lin (No. 145 Overall)

    2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 13.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.4 blocks, 14.9 PER (for Houston Rockets)