1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis- PF- Kentucky
- Davis will be the Hornets’ new franchise player and will be looked upon early to lead this team and luckily for him and the Hornets, he has the talent to be very successful from day one. He is already an elite defensive presence, has a good feel around the rim and has a very good jump shot. If he keeps improving on offense, he will be a star in the pros.
2. Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- SF- Kentucky
- The Bobcats need star power and MKG could easily be one. He is a great athlete, a solid defender and has outstanding character and leadership skills. On offense he can drive to the hoop whenever and is a very good passer, but he must work on his jump shot. He has true star potential.
3. Washington Wizards: Thomas Robinson- PF- Kansas
- The Wizards have a tough choice between Robinson and Beal. Robinson seems to be more NBA ready and seems to be a sure thing, which is something the Wizards could really use. He could be a star and a go to inside presence early on, but at the very worst he will be a productive starter at PF.
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Harrison Barnes- SF- UNC
- It seems that the Cavaliers have zeroed in on Barnes and rumor has it that they would have taken him fourth overall in the 2011 draft, before he backed out of the draft. He is an elite scorer and could be among the league leaders in that department one day.
5. Sacramento Kings: Andre Drummond- C- UCONN
- Drummond is extremely raw, but is already a great defender and he could anchor the defense down low for years to come. He has a lot of work to do on offense, but he has incredible potential. The Kings really need a starting frontcourt partner to go along with Cousins and the defensive abilities of Drummond would go well with the offensive ability of Cousins.
6. Portland Trailblazers: Bradley Beal- Guard- Florida
- Beal could go as high as second overall, so this would be a fantastic value selection for the Blazers and it also happens to be a big need for them. He is an elite shooter and can create his own shot wherever on the floor. He is also an elite rebounder for a shooting guard, but must work on his distribution skills.
7. Golden State Warriors: Perry Jones- PF- Baylor
- Jones has a high bust rate, but is simply too talented to fall much further. He needs to work harder and be more consistent, but he is great athlete and an All-Star talent.
8. Toronto Raptors: Damian Lillard- PG- Weber State
- The Raptors need a point guard to take over for Calderon in the next year or two and also scoring in the second unit and Lillard could be both for them. He is one of the best pure scorers in the draft, but must work on his point guard skills. Whether as a point guard or combo guard, he has a very bright future.
9. Detroit Pistons: Jarred Sullinger- PF- Ohio State
- Sullinger has brute strength down low and is one of the best offensive big men in the draft. His power game would go well with the finesse of Monroe down low. He must work on getting into better shape and will need to learn to play without being the go-to player, or else he will have a tough transition.
10. New Orleans Hornets- Kendall Marshall- PG- UNC
- Although Marshall is no Chris Paul, he is the best pure point guard in the draft and can run an offense to perfection. He is the best passer in the draft and is also adept at creating for himself and has good scoring ability. The Hornets need a franchise point guard and Marshall could become that for them.
11. Portland Trailblazers: Tyler Zeller- C- UNC
- Zeller wont be a star, but he should be a starting center for years and Portland is desperate for one. He is a tall and very skilled player and could start right away. The ACC Player of the Year would be a great addition for the Trailblazers.
12. Milwaukee Bucks: Terrence Jones- SF- Kentucky
- Jones is extremely versatile and talented, but attitude and motor issues have hurt his stock a bit. If he can put everything together he should be a great starter or fantastic sixth man. He can score, defend and pass at a very high level and has a lot of Lamar Odom to his game, as he can also be a point forward
13. Phoenix Suns: Dion Waiters- SG- Syracuse
- Although a backup at Syracuse, Waiters has star potential. He can drive to rim at any time, create his own shot and is an extremely gifted scorer. It is possible for him to become one of the best two guards in the NBA.
14. Houston Rockets- Jeremy Lamb – SG- UCONN
- Kevin Martin only has one year left on his contract and Courtney Lee is best off the bench, so the Rockets could use a future starting shooting guard. Despite a sub-par sophomore year and perceived lack of effort at times, Lamb could become a great starting shooting guard, as he is a great offensive force.
15. Philadelphia 76ers- Arnett Moultrie- PF/C- Miss. St.
- Moultrie is big, athletic and extremely skilled. The 76ers will most likely lose Brand in the next year or two and will need a replacement and Moultrie should become a very good starter in the NBA, as he can score and bully people down low.
16. Houston Rockets: John Henson- PF- UNC
- Henson could go as high as seventh overall, but takes a spill because of the amount of quality big-men in the draft. He is an elite shot-blocker and has a very reliable jump shot, but he needs to add mass, as he is currently way too thin to be a productive pro.
17. Dallas Mavericks: Austin Rivers- Guard- Duke
- Rivers is one of the more talented players in the draft, but his size and lack of athleticism hurts him. His ego and cockiness have also rubbed some teams the wrong way, apparently. Regardless, he should be a great scorer in the league and could become a great starter or a top-flight sixth man. The Mavericks could lose former Sixth Man of the Year, Jason Terry and Rivers could step in for him immediately.
18. Minnesota Timberwolves: Terrence Ross- SG- Washington
- The Timberowlves have been looking for a starting two guard for years and Ross could step right in and start for them. He is NBA ready, a great scorer and one of the best shooters in the entire draft. Great fit.
19. Orlando Magic- Marquis Teague- PG- Kentucky
- Nelson could leave as a free agent and regardless, they have needed a backup in the worst way. Teague could come in and start immediately, or at the very least become a great backup, either way, he would be looked upon as the future point guard for Orlando.
20. Denver Nuggets: Meyers Leonard- C- Illinois
- Leonard is a fantastic offensive prospect and has the talent to be a franchise center in the NBA. After a great start to his sophomore season, he really fell down to earth, but has too much potential to fall any further. The Nuggets still have uncertainty at the position as it is not known if they will resign Javelle McGee. Leonard needs time, but could pay off in a few years.
21. Boston Celtics: Andrew Nicholson- PF- St. Bonaventure
- No player’s stock has risen further in the last month than Nicholson. He was a fantastic defender in college and has shown drastic improvement on the offensive end, both down low and with his crafty jump shot. He could make the rotation as a rookie and would add much needed size to the Celtics bench.
22. Boston Celtics: Moe Harkless: SF- St. Johns
- The Celtics have nothing on the perimeter outside of Allen and Pierce and Allen may not be back with the team in 2013. Harkless is a great athlete and would be a great backup to Pierce. He is talented enough to make a difference immediately.
23. Atlanta Hawks: Tony Wroten Jr.- PG- Washington
- Jeff Teague has shown some signs as a starting point guard, but the team may look for some competition. Wroten may not be a true point guard, but at the very least would add needed scoring off the bench.
24. Cleveland Cavaliers: Fab Melo- C- Syracuse
- Melo is huge and the best defensive big man in the draft. He is still clueless on offense, but with a little polish, he could be a team’s starting center. At the very least he would add needed depth up front.
25. Memphis Grizzlies: Will Barton- Guard- Memphis
- Barton is one of the most gifted scorers in the draft and is able to score at will. He also developed a three point shot in his sophomore season, so he is a very complete player on that end of the court. He has the talent be able to slide into the sixth man role that OJ Mayo held, as Mayo will most likely not be back next season. Why not go with the local kid?
26. Indiana Pacers: Jeff Taylor- Guard/Forward- Vanderbilt
- A great athlete and scorer, Taylor developed a three point shot last season and has become even better on offense. The Pacers have nothing behind starters George and Granger on the wing and Taylor could come in and backup both perimeter positions as a rookie.
27. Miami Heat: Royce White:- Forward- Iowa State
- White is a top ten talent, but personal issues have dropped his stock, but in no way is he a bad person, just a victim of severe anxiety. The Heat need a big man that can put the ball in the basket and White can do just that. White is a gifted offensive player and could make an immediate impact.
28. Oklahoma City Thunder: Quincy Miller- Forward- Baylor
- The Thunder have no room in their rotation, so they should take the best available player, which would be Miller. Miller is a great prospect, but not NBA ready and should have stayed another year at Baylor, where he could have been a top ten pick. Miller could replace Jeff Green as the team’s combo forward, as they are both talented scorers and versatile, as well as very athletic.
29. Chicago Bulls: Deron Lamb- SG- Kentucky
- The Bulls may look for a point guard, as Rose will miss the beginning of the season, but they also have a major need for shooting and a long term answer at shooting guard. Lamb is a top-notch shooter and keeps getting better on the offensive end. He needs to work on creating his own shot and creating for others, but for now he would be a great scorer off their bench.
30. Golden State Warriors: Scott Machado- PG- Iona
- When Curry missed time, the Warriors really struggled as they did not have a pure point guard behind him and had to play different combo guards at point guard. Obviously the team did not have great ball movement, which would change with Machado on the bench. Machado led the nation in assists and should be an excellent backup point guard, which is needed as Curry is very injury prone.
31. Charlotte Bobcats: John Jenkins- SG- St. Vanderbilt
- The Bobcats need scorers and shooters and Jenkins is great at both and would be a great asset off the bench.
32. Washington Wizards: Evan Fournier- SG- Vanderbilt
- The Wizards have nothing behind Jordan Crawford at shooting guard and Fournier would be a great addition as he is a truly gifted scorer. If he plays as well in the NBA as he did in France, he could become a starting shooting guard, or at the very least a scoring savant off the bench, which the Wizards truly need.
33. Cleveland Cavaliers: Festus Ezeli- C- Vanderbilt
- Ezeli is huge and has skill, but needs to be consistent with his motor and he would learn from one of the best in that department in Anderson Varejao.
34. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyshawn Taylor- PG- Kansas
- Cleveland could use a backup to Irving and scoring off the bench and Taylor could give them both.
35. Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green- SF- Michigan State
- Green was a star in college, but should make an excellent role player in the NBA, with his leadership, motor and skill. The Warriors need more of his type on their team.
36. Sacramento Kings: Kevin Jones- Forward- West Virginia
- The Kings could use more size up front, as well as inside scoring, which Jones can provide.
37. Toronto Raptors: Jae Crowder- Forward- Marquette
- The Raptors need help at small forward and on defense and Crowder, who has arguably the best overall motor in the draft, would be a great fit.
38. Denver Nuggets: Khris Middleton- SF- Texas A&M
- Middleton is a gifted scorer and would go to a team that could use added depth out on the perimeter.
39. Detroit Pistons: Henry Sims- C- Georgetown
- The Pistons’ best player happens to be a center from Georgetown, so why not take a chance on another one. Sims is not as skilled as Monroe, but would make a fantastic backup to Monroe.
40. Portland Trailblazers: – Tomas Sorantasky- Guard- Czech Republic
- Sorantasky is an excellent scorer and the Blazers could really use extra scoring in the second unit.
41. Portland Trailblazers: Drew Gordon- Forward- New Mexico
-. Gordon is a very good rebounder and a solid scorer and would go to a team that needs a lot of help in the paint.
42. Milwaukee Bucks: Jared Cunningham- Guard- Oregon State
- Cunningham is one of the best defenders in the draft and would go to a team that values defense. He would be a fantastic pick for Milwaukee as their two best players are undersized scoring guards, who both struggle on the defensive end and he could backup both.
43. Atlanta Hawks: Darius Miller-SG/SF- Kentucky
- Miller is an excellent role player who can do all of the little things to help his team win, without needing the ball. The Hawks need perimeter depth, which would make this a perfect fit.
44. Detroit Pistons: Quincy Acy- Forward- Baylor
- Acy is a blue collar, hard working player, who will do the little things to help his team win and would be a great addition to the blue collar city of Detroit.
45. Philadelphia 76ers: William Buford- Shooting Guard- Ohio St.
- The team may lose Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks, so they may need help at guard off the bench and Buford, a four year contributor at Ohio State would look great in Philly.
46. Washington Wizards: Orlando Johnson- SG- UC Santa Barbara
- The Wizards still need depth at guard and scoring help off the bench and Johnson was one of the best offensive players in college, which would make this a great fit.
47. Utah Jazz: Darius Johnson-Odom- SG- Marquette
- Johnson-Odom is undersized but an excellent scoring prospect and he could come off the bench and give a scoring boost to the Jazz second unit.
48. New York Knicks: Eric Griffin- PF- Campbell
- Griffin is first and foremost an athlete and one of the best in the draft in that department. If he develops further on offense he could be a very capable scorer. The Knicks need added size, which makes this a great match.
49. Orlando Magic: Hollis Thompson- SF- Georgetown
- Thompson has the potential to be an elite defender with his length, but is already an excellent shooter, which is very important to the Magic. They could also use help at small forward, as it is a weakness.
50. Denver Nuggets: J’Covan Brown- Guard- Texas
- The Nuggets could use a backup point guard and the very talented Brown has the potential to be a very solid backup to Lawson and would also add needed scoring off their bench.
51. Boston Celtics: Kyle O’Quinn- C- Norfolk State
- O’Quinn is rising fast, and could make the rotation for the Celtics, who do not have a real center on the roster.
52. Golden State Warriors: Miles Plumlee- PF- Duke
- Plumlee’s stock has skyrocketed since workouts began as this bruiser has showed skill, that most did not know he had.
53. Los Angeles Clippers: Robbie Hummel- SF- Purdue
- A horrific knee injury two years ago really hurt his stock, but Hummel is a very hardworking and skilled player, with great character. The Clippers could really use a backup to Butler, which makes this a great pairing.
54. Philadelphia 76ers: Kevin Murphy- SF- Tennessee State
- Murphy is a very solid offensive player and a gifted scorer and the 76ers could use a backup to Iguodala.
55. Dallas Mavericks: Jordan Taylor- PG- Wisconsin
- A college star, Taylor should be a very good backup point guard in the NBA and the Mavericks have a lot of uncertainty at point guard.
56. Toronto Raptors: Marcus Denmon- SG- Missouri
- Denmon is a very skilled player, who helped lead Missouri to a fantastic season. His size really hurts his stock, but the Raptors need backcourt depth and scoring off the bench.
57. Brooklyn Nets: Yancy Gates- Forward- Cincinnati
- Gates hurt his stock in a fight early in the season, but he is a bruising, blue collar player that the Nets would like.
58. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kris Joseph- SF- Syracuse
- Joseph was very good in college but never dominated like many thought he would, however he could be a fine role and plays at a position of need for the Wolves.
59. San Antonio Spurs: John Shurna- SF- Northwestern
- Shurna is highly skilled and intelligent and would go to a team that values both.
60. Los Angeles Lakers: Tu Holliday- PG- Xavier
- Holliday could give the Lakers needed scoring off the bench.