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Jonathan Tjarks | June 28, 2013

NBA Draft 2013 grades and results

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NBA Draft 2013 grades and results

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Anthony Bennett

1 cleveland cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers

Anthony Bennett

F, UNLV

6'8" · 240 pounds · 7' 2" wingspan

After keeping everyone guessing for months, Cleveland stunned many when they took Bennett. While there were concerns about his conditioning and defensive intensity at UNLV, the Canadian native is the most explosive scorer in the draft. In bucking the pre-draft consensus so early, the Cavaliers set the stage for one of the wildest draft nights in recent memory.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A
· Fit Tom Ziller D
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B-

Victor Oladipo

2 Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

Victor Oladipo

G, Indiana

6'4" · 213 pounds · 6' 9.25" wingspan

Orlando continued its rebuilding process with the selection of Oladipo, one of the most improved players in college basketball. He went from a fringe first-round prospect as a sophomore to a top-3 pick as a junior. The Indiana guard is an elite athlete with a high motor who has a ton of polish in his game.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
Fit Tom Ziller A
Immediate Impact Mike Prada A-

Otto Porter, Jr.

3 Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards

Otto Porter, Jr.

F, Georgetown

6' 9" · 198 pounds · 7' 1.5" wingspan

Washington kept it simple with its pick, taking a local product who should walk right into its starting lineup. Porter is a college sophomore who plays like a 10-year NBA veteran. Along with John Wall and Bradley Beal, he gives the Wizards three top-3 picks on the perimeter.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
Fit Tom Ziller A
Immediate Impact Mike Prada A-

Cody Zeller

4 Charlotte Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats

Cody Zeller

C, Indiana

6' 10.75" · 230 pounds · 6' 10.75" wingspan

The Bobcats continued the theme of draft night surprises when they grabbed Zeller with the No. 4 pick, ahead of Alex Len and Nerlens Noel. His stock fluctuated wildly throughout the season, but a 7’0 with his skill and speed was never going to stay on the board for too long.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A-
Fit Tom Ziller C
Immediate Impact Mike Prada B

Alex Len

5 Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns

Alex Len

C, Maryland

7' 1" · 255 pounds · 7' 3" wingspan

Len was widely linked to Cleveland at No. 1, but he ended up slipping to No. 5. Still only 20 years old, he could be a long-term building block in the middle for a Suns franchise that is starting over with a new front office and a new coaching staff. He’s recovering from a stress fracture in his ankle, but he’s expected to be ready for training camp.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A-
Fit Tom Ziller C-
Immediate Impact Mike Prada C
6 Philadelphia 76ers
(from New Orleans)

C, Kentucky

Nerlens Noel

6' 11" · 206 pounds · 7' 3.75" wingspan

After being seen as the consensus top player for most of the season, Noel had a shocking fall on draft night. While New Orleans drafted him, the “Thin Towers” of Noel and Anthony Davis was never meant to be, as they sent him to Philadelphia in a blockbuster trade for Jrue Holiday. The 76ers, who are already playing for the 2014 draft, will likely not rush Noel back from his ACL surgery.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A-
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
7 Sacramento Kings

G, Kansas

Ben McLemore

6' 4" · 182 pounds · 6'8" wingspan

The Kings are thrilled that McLemore, expected to go as high as No. 2, fell to them at No. 7. With all the talk around McLemore centering around his choice of agents and his lack of aggression at Kansas, it’s easy to forget how much talent he has. He’s an elite athlete and an elite shooter, someone who could conceivably compete in the Three-Point Shootout and the Dunk Contest.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada A-
8 Detroit Pistons

G, Georgia

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

6' 5" · 204 pounds · 6'8" wingspan

Detroit continued its rebuilding process with a solid wing who should slip right into the starting line-up next to Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. Caldwell-Pope was off the national radar due to the struggles of his college team, but he has the size, athleticism and shooting ability to be a 10-year NBA player.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
· Fit Tom Ziller C
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B+
9 Utah Jazz
(from Minnesota)

PG, Michigan

Trey Burke

6' 1" · 187 pounds · 6' 5.5" wingspan

The Jazz moved up to guard Burke, considered the top PG in the draft, when he started to slip in the lottery. The Wooden Award winner was the engine of Michigan’s high-powered offense this season, carrying them to the NCAA championship game. He could step in and be Utah’s starting PG right away.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada A
10 Portland Trailblazers

G, Lehigh

CJ McCollum

6' 3" · 197 pounds · 6' 6.25" wingspan

A year after drafting Damian Lillard, Portland took a player who received a lot of Lillard comparisons in college. McCollum burst onto the scene in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, when he lead Lehigh to a stunning first-round upset of Duke. As a senior, he was one of the leading scorers in the country before a broken foot ended his season in January.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller C
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B+


11 Philadelphia 76ers

G, Syracuse

Michael Carter-Williams

6' 6" · 185 pounds · 6' 7" wingspan

After sending Jrue Holiday to New Orleans, Philadelphia may have drafted his replacement at No. 11 overall with Carter-Williams. Like Holiday, Carter-Williams is a super-sized PG, checking in at 6'6 and 185 pounds. He’s coming off a stellar season at Syracuse, where he lead the Orange to their first Final Four in a decade.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A-
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B+
12 Oklahoma City Thunder

C, Pittsburgh

Steven Adams

7' 0" · 255 pounds · 7' 4.5" wingspan

Toronto dealt this pick to Houston, who used it as part of the package to acquire James Harden from Oklahoma City. Adams, who is the the first player from New Zealand to be drafted in the first round, is strictly a long-term pick for the Thunder. Expect to see him in a Tulsa 66ers uniform next season.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B+
· Fit Tom Ziller D
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
13 Boston Celtics
(from Dallas)

C, Gonzaga

Kelly Olynyk

7' 0" · 234 pounds · 6' 9.75" wingspan

Boston was extremely busy on draft night, moving up to No. 13 to acquire the Gonzaga big man. With Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn, Olynyk becomes one of the key players in the Celtics' frontcourt almost by default. He’s a 7-footer with a lot of offensive skill, but there are a lot of questions about his defensive ability.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B
14 Minnesota Timberwolves
(From Utah)

F, UCLA

Shabazz Muhammad

6' 6" · 222 pounds · 6' 11" wingspan

Muhammad was one of two first-round picks acquired by the Timberwolves when they moved down from No. 10. Before the season started, he was considered a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick. His draft stock was derailed by concerns about his age and his ability to fit into a team concept, but, if given enough touches, he will score the ball.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller C
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B
15 Milwaukee Bucks

F, Greece

Giannis Antetokounmpo

6' 9" · 196 pounds · 7' 3" wingspan

The mystery surrounding the player known as the “Greek freak” was one of the big stories headed into the draft. He’s an 18-year-old who played on a second-division team last season. Six months ago, few knew he was. At No. 15, he’s a gamble that could pay off big for Milwaukee down the road.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada F
16 Atlanta Hawks
(from Dallas via Boston)

C, Brazil

Lucas Nogueira

7' 0" · 220 pounds · 7' 6" wingspan

Atlanta traded up one spot to secure Nogueira, a talented young 7-footer who initially declared for the draft in 2011. Still only 20 years old, he’s a prototypical skinny shot-blocker who will need to add weight and an offensive game before coming over to the US.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B+
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
17 Atlanta Hawks

G, Germany

Dennis Schroeder

6' 2" · 165 pounds · 6' 7.75" wingspan

With the second of their two first-round picks, the Hawks kept the international theme going with the selection of Schroeder, a 19-year-old from Germany. He burst onto the scene with a dominant performance at the Hoop Summit this year, where he drew comparisons to Rajon Rondo.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks A-
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada C
18 Dallas Mavericks
(from Atlanta)

G, Miami

Shane Larkin

5' 11" · 171 pounds · 5' 10.75" wingspan

After moving down twice in an effort to clear salary cap space, Dallas may have found its point guard of the future in Larkin. The son of Barry Larkin, Shane made his own name this season, leading Miami to its first Sweet 16 in over a decade. Size is the main concern, as he checks in at only 5’11 and 170 pounds.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C+
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B+
19 Cleveland Cavaliers

G, Russia

Sergey Karasev

6' 7" · 197 pounds · 6' 9.25" wingspan

Karasev was one of the hottest names in the run-up to the draft. Many thought the Cavaliers would have to move up to get him, but he fell to them at No. 19. A 19-year-old from Russia who currently plays for his father, Karasev is one of the best shooters in the draft and may come over immediately.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
20 Chicago Bulls

F, New Mexico

Tony Snell

6' 7.25" · 198 pounds · 6' 11.5" wingspan

After being under the radar most of the season at New Mexico, a strong performance in the Mountain West Conference Tournament put Snell on the map. A long 6’7 wing with a streaky outside shot, Snell could walk into the Chicago rotation next season, were it not for Tom Thibodeau’s famed reluctance to play rookies.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C+
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada C
21 Minnesota Timberwolves
(from Utah)

C, Louisville

Gorgui Dieng

6' 11" · 230 pounds · 7' 3.5" wingspan

The other half of the trade that sent Trey Burke to Utah, Dieng joins Shabazz Muhammad on a Minnesota team looking to make a push before Kevin Love becomes a free agent. He was the defensive anchor on Louisville’s NCAA championship team, but his underrated offensive game could allow him to contribute immediately.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B
22 Brooklyn Nets

C, Duke

Mason Plumlee

7' 0" · 238 pounds · 6' 11" wingspan

Mason ended up going four spots earlier than his older brother Miles, who was taken by the Pacers with the No. 26 pick last year. The middle of the fighting Plumlees, Mason is an excellent athlete who improved dramatically over four seasons in Durham. He’ll be learning from the best in Brooklyn, where he’ll back up Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C+
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B
23 Indiana Pacers

F, Arizona

Solomon Hill

6' 7" · 226 pounds · 6' 9" wingspan

For the second consecutive year, Indiana reached way down most big boards for its first-round pick. Hill, a senior forward from Arizona, is a bit of a jack-of-all trades but master of none. He may play right away for the Pacers, but that speaks as much to the abysmal state of their bench.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C
· Fit Tom Ziller F
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B-
24 New York Knicks

G, Michigan

Tim Hardaway, Jr.

6' 6.25" · 199 pounds · 6' 7" wingspan

The son of the former NBA All-Star, Hardaway Jr. was the second banana to Trey Burke at Michigan, helping the Wolverines to a berth in this season’s NCAA championship game. The Knicks selected him with the No. 24 overall pick and he may need to step in right away if they lose J.R. Smith to free agency.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B-
25 Los Angeles Clippers

G, North Carolina

Reggie Bullock

6' 6" · 190 pounds · 6' 8.5" wingspan

The Clippers were probably a little surprised to see Bullock slip to them at No. 25. A role player at UNC, he should be able to step into a similar role as a 3-and-D wing for Los Angeles next season. He’s an elite shooter with the size and athleticism to defend multiple positions at the next level.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller A
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada B+
26 Oklahoma City
(from Golden State via Minnesota)

F, Colorado

Andre Roberson

6' 7" · 206 pounds · 6' 11" wingspan

This pick changed hands several times before ultimately winding up with the Thunder, who surprised many with their selection of Roberson, a combo forward from Colorado. While he had some impressive stats this season, concerns about his jumper and position in the NBA had him widely projected as a mid second-round pick.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks C
· Fit Tom Ziller D
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada C
27 Utah Jazz
(from Denver)

C, France

Rudy Gobert

7' 2" · 238 pounds · 7' 8.5" wingspan

Utah moved back into the first round to grab Gobert, a freakishly long French center who was one of the most polarizing prospects in this year’s draft. At 7’2 and 240 pounds with a 7’9 wingspan, his absurd proportions allow him to dunk almost without jumping. Still only 20 years old, he’ll need to add some weight and improve his offensive game before he comes to the US.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
· Fit Tom Ziller C
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
28 San Antonio Spurs

F, France

Livio Jean-Charles

6' 9" · 217 pounds · 7' 2.5" wingspan

San Antonio continued their long history of mining for international talent with the selection of Jean-Charles, a 19-year-old from France who burst onto the scene with a strong showing at the Hoop Summit. An athletic 6’9 combo forward, he’ll likely need to improve his perimeter game before he comes over to the US.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada F
29 Phoenix Suns
(from Golden State via Oklahoma City)

G, Kentucky

Archie Goodwin

6' 5" · 189 pounds · 6' 9.25" wingspan

Phoenix moved up one spot to No. 29 in order to acquire Goodwin. Before the season began, he was considered a potential lottery pick, the latest in John Calipari’s long line of one-and-done players. He has all the physical talent in the world, but he’s probably several years from putting it all together, if he ever does.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B+
· Fit Tom Ziller C
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada D
30 Golden State Warriors
(from Phoenix)

G, Serbia

Nemanja Nedovic

6' 4" · 200 pounds · 6' 6.75" wingspan

After a bewildering series of moves that saw them buy into the first round and move back several times, the Warriors ended up with the No. 30 overall pick. They used the final pick of the David Stern era on Nemanja Nedovic, a talented but inconsistent 22-year-old guard from Serbia.

Upside Jonathan Tjarks B-
· Fit Tom Ziller B
· Immediate Impact Mike Prada C-

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