NBA Mock Draft 2013 roundup: Nerlens Noel likely to go No. 1 overall to Cleveland


There's more than a month remaining before the 2013 NBA Draft, but mocking season officially hit high gear Tuesday night with the draft lottery. Analysts across the country rolled out their latest editions with the official order in place, leaving fans to begin dreaming of their next intriguing up-and-comer.

Gut feeling may determine these predictions as much as legitimate reporting from sources around the league, but the next few weeks will move quickly so it's not bad to start studying up now. And in a draft that lacks consensus opinions, expect a whole lot of movement before David Stern hits that podium on June 27.

For now, Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel is the presumptive No. 1 overall pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but even that scenario could change. If teams don't like what they see from his injured knee, someone like Kansas' Ben McLemore or Georgetown's Otto Porter could be the pick.

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  • With that said, six of seven different mock drafts from major publications predicted Noel to Cleveland coming off Tuesday's lottery. Here's a breakdown of those mocks, covering the entire first round.

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

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