NBA Mock Draft 2013 Roundup: Nerlens Noel still likely to go No. 1 to Cleveland


The latest mock drafts still point toward Cleveland taking Nerlens Noel with the first overall pick.

With just over two weeks remaining before the 2013 NBA Draft, mocking season hits top gear as the clouds fade and draft boards solidify. No longer forced to depend wholly on gut feel as teams actually begin targeting specific players, we'll likely see some intriguing trends emerge in the coming weeks.

As of Wednesday, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel continues to be the borderline consensus No. 1 overall pick, even as the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to weigh all options. Other elite prospects like Otto Porter, Victor Oladipo and Ben McLemore have been tied to the team, so Noel-to-Cleveland is far from a lock at this point.

Meanwhile, it appears pretty unlikely that Georgetown's Porter gets past the Washington Wizards with the third pick. The only consensus selection among the seven mock drafts listed below, Porter could drop if analysts are exaggerating Washington's interest considering he refused to workout for teams outside the top three.

Other trends include the rising stock of C.J. McCollum, who gets tied to Minnesota in multiple mocks, the increasing likeliness that Shabazz Muhammad falls out of the lottery and the boosting stock of point guard Dennis Schroeder. The German doesn't fall past the Celtics with the No. 16 pick in any of the mocks.

Pick SB Nation Draft Express ESPN Sports Illustrated CBS Sports
1. Cavaliers Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel Ben McLemore
2. Magic Victor Oladipo Ben McLemore Ben McLemore Victor Oladipo Ben McLemore Trey Burke Nerlens Noel
3. Wizards Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter Otto Porter
4. Bobcats Anthony Bennett Alex Len Alex Len Anthony Bennett Alex Len Ben McLemore Anthony Bennett
5. Suns Ben McLemore Victor Oladipo Anthony Bennett Ben McLemore Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo Alex Len
6. Pelicans Alex Len Anthony Bennett Victor Oladipo Alex Len Trey Burke Anthony Bennett Trey Burke
7. Kings Trey Burke Trey Burke Michael Carter-Williams Trey Burke Anthony Bennett Cody Zeller Cody Zeller
8. Pistons Michael Carter-Williams C.J. McCollum Trey Burke Michael Carter-Williams Michael Carter-Williams Michael Carter-Williams Victor Oladipo
9. Wolves C.J. McCollum Shabazz Muhammad C.J. McCollum Kentavious Caldwell-Pope C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum
10. Blazers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Steven Adams Kentavious Caldwell-Pope C.J. McCollum Cody Zeller Alex Len Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
11. 76ers Steven Adams Cody Zeller Cody Zeller Cody Zeller Kelly Olynyk Kelly Olynyk Lucas Nogueira
12. Thunder (via Raptors) Cody Zeller Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Steven Adams Steven Adams Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng Steven Adams
13. Mavericks Giannis Adetokunbo Michael Carter-Williams Shabazz Muhammad Dario Saric Dario Saric Shabazz Muhammad Michael Carter-Williams
14. Jazz Dennis Schroeder Shane Larkin Dennis Schroeder Dennis Schroeder Dennis Schroeder Shane Larkin Shane Larkin
15. Bucks Shabazz Muhammad Dennis Schroeder Kelly Olynyk Shane Larkin Shabazz Muhammad Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kelly Olynyk
16. Celtics Tony Mitchell Giannis Adetokunbo Dario Saric Shabazz Muhammad Steven Adams Dennis Schroeder Dennis Schroeder
17. Hawks Rudy Gobert Kelly Olynyk Mason Plumlee Rudy Gobert Mason Plumlee Mason Plumlee Shabazz Muhammad
18. Hawks (via Rockets) Reggie Bullock Mason Plumlee Rudy Gobert Jamaal Franklin Jamaal Franklin Archie Goodwin Mason Plumlee
19. Cavaliers (via Lakers) Sergey Karasev Rudy Gobert Sergey Karasev Sergey Karasev Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Allen Crabbe Tony Snell
20. Bulls Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng Gorgui Dieng Mason Plumlee Allen Crabbe Reggie Bullock Tony Mitchell
21. Jazz (via Warriors) Kelly Olynyk Jamaal Franklin Jeff Withey Kelly Olynyk Rudy Gobert Steven Adams Rudy Gobert
22. Nets Mason Plumlee Sergey Karasev Giannis Adetokunbo Gorgui Dieng Shane Larkin Tony Mitchell Giannis Adetokunbo
23. Pacers Jamaal Franklin Tim Hardaway Jr. Lucas Nogueira Reggie Bullock Sergey Karasev Rudy Gobert Tim Hardaway Jr.
24. Knicks Shane Larkin Reggie Bullock Shane Larkin Tony Mitchell Jeff Withey Jeff Withey Gorgui Dieng
25. Clippers Ricky Ledo Allen Crabbe Glen Rice Jr. Allen Crabbe Pierre Jackson Isaiah Canaan Allen Crabbe
26. Wolves (via Grizzlies) Allen Crabbe Tony Mitchell Tony Mitchell Jeff Withey Reggie Bullock Tony Snell Sergey Karasev
27. Nuggets Glen Rice Jr. Lucas Nogueira Allen Crabbe Ricky Ledo Glen Rice Jr. Lorenzo Brown Livio Jean-Charles
28. Spurs Lucas Nogueira Isaiah Canaan Isaiah Canaan Lucas Nogueira Tony Mitchell Jamaal Franklin Reggie Bullock
29. Thunder Archie Goodwin Jeff Withey Alex Abrines Giannis Adetokunbo Tony Snell Ricky Ledo Nate Wolters
30. Suns (via Heat) Erick Green Ricky Ledo Jamaal Franklin Glen Rice Jr. C.J. Leslie Glen Rice Jr. Jamaal Franklin

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