2023 NBA Mock Draft: NBA Predictions Edition

My first 2023 Mock Draft of the season! With Victor Wembanyama setting the world on fire, expect the tanking to be hard and heavy. I am a Denver fan, but if my team was not in playoff contention I would be upset if my team was NOT tanking.

Note: This mock draft is based off my upcoming NBA 2K23 Draft Class. Meaning, I kept the number of underclassmen to a limit equal to previous NBA drafts. So 18 freshmen or so. If I added everybody, about 3/4 of this mock would be incoming freshmen.

Draft order based on 2022-2023 NBA Predictions.


Round Pick Team Player Position School Class
1 1 Houston Rockets Victor Wembanyama C France Intl.
1 2 Oklahoma City Thunder Scoot Henderson PG USA/G-League N/A
1 3 Utah Jazz Nick Smith SG Arkansas Fr
1 4 Detroit Pistons Ausar Thompson SF USA/OT Elite N/A
1 5 Orlando Magic Amen Thompson SF USA/OT Elite N/A
1 6 Indiana Pacers GG Jackson PF South Carolina Fr
1 7 San Antonio Spurs Cam Whitmore SF Villanova Fr
1 8 New York Knicks Dariq Whitehead SF Duke Fr
1 9 Charlotte Hornets Jarace Walker PF Houston Fr
1 10 Portland Trail Blazers Dereck Lively II C Duke Fr
1 11 Washington Wizards Anthony Black PG Arkansas Fr
1 12 Sacramento Kings Keyonte George SG Baylor Fr
1 13 New York Knicks (from DAL) Terquavion Smith SG NC State So
1 14 Orlando Magic (from CHI) Arthur Kaluma SF Creighton So
1 15 New Orleans Pelicans (from LAL) Kel’el Ware C Oregon Fr
1 16 Los Angeles Lakers (from NO) Dillon Mitchell SF Texas Fr
1 17 Utah Jazz (from MIN) Leonard Miller PF Canada/G-League N/A
1 18 Brooklyn Nets Julian Strawther SG Gonzaga Jr
1 19 Indiana Pacers (from CLE) Kris Murray PF Iowa Jr
1 20 Toronto Raptors Sidy Cissoko SF France/G-League N/A
1 21 Atlanta Hawks Harrison Ingram SF Stanford So
1 22 Memphis Grizzlies Amari Bailey SG UCLA Fr
1 23 Charlotte Hornets (from DEN) Matthew Cleveland SF Florida State So
1 24 Indiana Pacers (from BOS) Rayan Rupert SG France N/A
1 25 Los Angeles Clippers Marcus Sasser PG Houston Sr
1 26 Golden State Warriors Kyle Filipowski PF Duke Fr
1 27 Miami Heat Caleb Love PG North Carolina Jr
1 28 Phoenix Suns Chris Livingston SF Kentucky Fr
1 29 Houston Rockets (from MIL) Tyrese Hunter PG Texas So
1 30 Utah Jazz (from PHI) james Nnaji C Nigeria N/A
2 31 Houston Rockets JJ Starling SG Notre Dame Fr
2 32 Oklahoma City Thunder Adem Bona C UCLA Fr
2 33 Charlotte Hornets (from UTA) Nolan Hickman PG Gonzaga So
2 34 Detroit Pistons Langston Love SG Baylor rFr
2 35 Orlando Magic Nikola Djurisic SF Serbia Intl.
2 36 Sacramento Kings (from IND) Brandon Miller SF Alabama Fr
2 37 San Antonio Spurs RJ Davis PG North Carolina Jr
2 38 Minnesota Timberwolves (from NYK) Armondo Bacot C North Carolina Sr
2 39 Philadelphia 76ers (from CHA) Cason Wallace SG Kentucky Fr
2 40 Boston Celtics (from POR) Oscar Tshiebwe PF Kentucky Sr
2 41 Denver Nuggets (from WAS) Emoni Bates SF Eastern Michigan So
2 42 Sacramento Kings Mojave King SG New Zealand Intl.
2 43 Oklahoma City Thunder (from DAL) Julian Phillips SF Tennessee Fr
2 44 Los Angeles Lakers (from CHI) Efton Reid C Gonzaga So
2 45 Los Angeles Lakers Jalen Wilson SF Kansas rJr
2 46 Atlanta Hawks (from NO) DaRon Holmes II PF Dayton So
2 47 Memphis Grizzlies (from MIN) Adama Sanogo PF Connecticut Jr
2 48 Atlanta Hawks (from BKN) Roko Prkacin PF Croatia Intl.
2 49 Cleveland Cavaliers Jaime Jaquez Jr. SF UCLA Sr
2 50 Toronto Raptors Mouhamed Gueye PF Washington State So
2 51 Brooklyn Nets (from ATL) Drew Timme PF Gonzaga Sr
2 52 Memphis Grizzlies Malcolm Cazalon SG France Intl.
2 53 Chicago Bulls (from DEN) Azuolas Tubelis PF Arizona Sr
2 54 Washington Wizards (from BOS) Will Richardson SG Oregon rSr
2 55 Los Angeles Clippers Charles Bediako C Alabama So
2 56 Milwaukee Bucks (from GS) Tristan da Silva PF Colorado Jr
2 57 Indiana Pacers (from MIA) Trayce Jackson-Davis PF Indiana Jr
2 58 Phoenix Suns Andre Jackson SF Connecticut Jr
2 59 Milwaukee Bucks Hunter Sallis SG Gonzaga So
2 60 Philadelphia 76ers Max Abmas PG Oral Roberts Sr

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