NBA Draft 2013 team previews

How will Wizards add to the Wall-Beal core?

How the Wizards choose to complement John Wall and Bradley Beal in Thursday's NBA Draft will say a lot about the direction of the franchise, even if it's not a splashy selection.

Jazz double-down in 2013 draft

The Jazz pick 14th or 21st in the 2013 draft.

Raptors start draft without a pick

The Raptors' front office is in transition and change is expected, but without any draft picks in 2013, it's unlikely to come in the form of a prospect.

Can Spurs hit on another late draft pick?

The Spurs have a long history of capitalizing on late draft picks. Can they do it again this year?

Kings have options at No. 7

The Kings struggled again last season and need help in a lot of areas, so they're looking at a variety of options with the No. 7 pick in the draft.

Blazers hope to repeat draft success

The Trail Blazers would love to strike gold in the draft again a year after selecting Damian Lillard.

Suns eye impact player at No. 5

The Phoenix Suns will have plenty of appealing options with the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

3 picks, plenty of need for Philly

The Sixers have lots of options and more problems than they can solve in one night. Fortunately, they'll have three picks to mitigate them.

Magic likely to search for wing help at No. 2

The Orlando Magic would love to have Nerlens Noel, but if he goes No. 1 as expected, they'll likely take a perimeter player at No. 2 overall.

Thunder have chance to replenish young talent

The Thunder have three picks in the top 32 and no pressing needs, giving them enviable options to add young talent to their core.


Knicks' draft is first step in filling holes

The New York Knicks have holes on a roster that took many steps forward last season.

Hornets look for another building block

The New Orleans Pelicans have Anthony Davis and a lot of cap space, and the sixth pick offers a chance to add another building block to that mix.

Timberwolves begin their fresh start

The Timberwolves have a top-10 pick and are in the market for help on the wings. Will they be able to find a prospect to help Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love?

Bucks look for backcourt help

The Bucks' top three guards are free agents, so they will likely look for backcourt help with their two draft picks.

Heat unlikely to do anything on draft day

The Heat are back-to-back champions and don't need much help in the offseason, but they will have a few decisions to make. They have no picks in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Grizzlies hold three second round picks

The Grizzlies will hope to find a diamond in the rough with their three second round picks.

Lakers try to make best of No. 48

The Lakers need a lot of help in order to meet the expectations of a demanding fan base. Unfortunately, one late second-rounder won't be enough to make them title contenders once again.

Clippers have options at No. 25

With Doc Rivers now entrenched as head coach, the Clippers will look at add a young player to a veteran-laden nucleus in the NBA draft.

Pacers could look for size at No. 23

The Pacers will be mindful of David West's impending free agency as the draft begins on Thursday.

Rockets look to strike gold in second round

The Houston Rockets don't have a first-round pick, but will try to capitalize on an early second-round pick again with their No. 34 overall selection.

Warriors without a pick ... for now

The Warriors don't have any draft picks in the 2013 NBA Draft to add to their young core but could move into the late first-round or second-round to land a prospect.

Pistons may want backcourt help

With Jose Calderon a free agent and Rodney Stuckey's situation up in the air, the Detroit Pistons may look to shore up their backcourt with the No. 8 pick.

Draft could add Nugget to Denver's core

What will the Nuggets do in the draft with a head coaching opening and an already-impressive core in place?

Will the Mavs keep their pick?

The Dallas Mavericks have the No. 13 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, but will they trade the pick in order to clear more cap space?

Cavs have options at No. 1

It's still not clear who the Cleveland Cavaliers will select with the No. 1 overall pick, which speaks to the lack of high-level talent in this draft class and the Cavaliers' reputation for throwing teams off-balanced with their selections.

Bulls could use shooting guard, big man

Chicago doesn't have a lot of holes to fill, but could add a very valuable cog to their team with their first-round pick.

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