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2023 NBA Mock Draft - 6th Edition

As we unveil our sixth and final NBA Mock Draft, we are proud to present a product that reflects our unwavering commitment to providing the best possible predictions and insights for basketball enthusiasts. The dedicated efforts of our staff, which involved gathering intel, extensive scouting, video analysis, and thorough research, have been instrumental in creating a Mock Draft that aims to surpass expectations and provide an unrivaled experience for our readers. We invite you to dive into our comprehensive analysis, explore the future stars of the NBA, and join us in the excitement of the upcoming draft.


Now without further ado we'd like to present our NBA Mock Draft 6.0.


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Note: The projected draft order is based on the NBA Draft Lottery conducted on May 16, 2023. We are also aware that this Draft will only consist of 58 picks due to infractions by a couple of teams, which we believe it is unfair for two prospects to lose out on their dream of being drafted, so they will be listed on our Mock throughout the process.


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BTL Staff Curated - Mock Draft Contributors:



1st Round


1. San Antonio Spurs


Victor Wembanyama || Metro 92 || 7'4 C || 19yrs


Ceiling:

  • Kevin Durant (Perimeter)/Evan Mobley (Defensively)

Floor:

  • Kristaps Porzingis


2. Charlotte Hornets


Scoot Henderson || G-League Ignite || 6'3 PG || 19yrs


Ceiling:

  • Derrick Rose

Floor:

  • Baron Davis


3. Portland Trailblazers


Brandon Miller || Alabama || 6'9 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Jayson Tatum

Floor:

  • Danny Granger


4. Houston Rockets


Ausar Thompson || Overtime Elite || 6'7 SF || 20yrs


Ceiling:

  • Andre Igoudala

Floor:

  • Evan Turner


5. Detroit Pistons


Cam Whitmore || Villanova || 6'7 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Miles Bridges

Floor:

  • Kelly Oubre


6. Orlando Magic


Anthony Black || Arkansas || 6'7 G/F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Lonzo Ball

Floor:

  • Dante Exum


7. Indiana Pacers


Jarace Walker || Houston || 6'8 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Bam Adebayo

Floor:

  • Thaddeus Young


8. Washington Wizards


Amen Thompson || Overtime Elite || 6'7 SF || 20yrs


Ceiling:

  • Grant Hill

Floor:

  • Michael Carter Williams


9. Utah Jazz


Bilal Coulibaly || Metro 92 || 6'6 SF || 18yrs


Ceiling:

  • Mikal Bridges

Floor:

  • Thabo Sefolosha


10. Dallas Mavericks


Taylor Hendricks || UCF || 6'9 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.

Floor:

  • Channing Frye


11. Orlando Magic via Chicago Bulls


Dereck Lively || Duke || 7'1 C || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Tyson Chandler (Defensively) / Brook Lopez (Perimeter)

Floor:

  • Willie Cauley-Stein


12. Oklahoma City Thunder


Jordan Hawkins || UConn || 6'5 SG || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Wesley Matthews

Floor:

  • Malik Beasley


13. Toronto Raptors


GG Jackson || South Carolina || 6'10 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Julius Randle

Floor:

  • Kevin Knox


14. New Orleans Pelicans


Jalen Hood-Schifino || Indiana || 6'6 G || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Malcolm Brogdon

Floor:

  • Spencer Dinwiddie


15. Atlanta Hawks


Keyonte George || Baylor || 6'4 G || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Bradley Beal

Floor:

  • Dion Waiters


16. Utah Jazz via Minnesota T-Wolves


Gradey Dick || Kansas || 6'7 SF || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Gordon Hayward

Floor:

  • Chase Budinger


17. Los Angeles Lakers


Nick Smith || Arkansas || 6'3 G || Freshman

Ceiling:

  • CJ McCollum

Floor:

  • Monta Ellis


18. Miami Heat


Dariq Whitehead || Duke || 6'6 SF || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Caron Butler

Floor:

  • Aaron Affalo


19. Golden State Warriors


Noah Clowney || Alabama || 6'10 PF || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Christian Woods

Floor:

  • Chris Boucher


20. Houston Rockets via LA Clippers


Kobe Bufkin || Michigan || 6'4 G || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Derrick White

Floor:

  • Jordan Clarkson


21. Brooklyn Nets via Phoenix Suns


Leonard Miller || G-League Ignite || 6'10 PF || 19yrs


Ceiling:

  • Lamar Odom

Floor:

  • Josh Smith


22. Brooklyn Nets


Kris Murray || Iowa || 6'8 PF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Marcus Morris

Floor:

  • Trey Lyles


23. Portland Trailblazers via New York Knicks


Cason Wallace || Kentucky || 6'3 PG || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Jrue Holiday

Floor:

  • George Hill


24. Sacramento Kings


Rayan Rupert || New Zealand Breakers || 6'6 SF || 18yrs


Ceiling:

  • Tony Allen

Floor:

  • Deandre Bembry


25. Boston Celtics via Memphis Grizzlies


Colby Jones || Xavier || 6'6 SF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Gary Harris

Floor:

  • Troy Brown Jr.


26. Indiana Pacers via Cleveland Cavaliers


Brice Sensabaugh || Ohio State || 6'6 SG || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Desmond Bane

Floor:

  • TJ Warren


27. Charlotte Hornets via Denver Nuggets


Jalen Wilson || Kansas | 6'8 F || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Kyle Kuzma

Floor:

  • Jarrett Culver


28. Utah Jazz via Philadelphia 76'ers


Brandin Podziemski || Santa Clara || 6'6 SG || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Donte DiVencenzo

Floor:

  • Gabe Vincent


29. Denver Nuggets via Indiana Pacers via Boston Celtics


Maxwell Lewis || Pepperdine || 6'7 SF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Khris Middleton

Floor:

  • Jeremy Lamb


30. Los Angeles Clippers via Milwaukee Bucks


Julian Strawther || Gonzaga || 6'7 SF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic

Floor:

  • C.J. Miles



2nd Round



31. Detroit Pistons


Emoni Bates || E. Michigan || 6'9 SF || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Michael Porter Jr.

Floor:

  • Chandler Parsons


32. Denver Nuggets via Indiana Pacers via San Antonio Spurs


Sidy Cissoko || G-League Ignite || 6'6 SF || 18yrs


Ceiling:

  • Boris Diaw

Floor:

  • Justise Winslow


33. San Antonio Spurs


Julian Phillips || Tennessee || 6'8 SF || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Taurean Prince

Floor:

  • Tony Snell


34. Charlotte Hornets


Jett Howard || Michigan || 6'8 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Otto Porter Jr.

Floor:

  • Rodney Hood


35. Washington Wizards


Omari Moore || San José State || 6'6 SG || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Will Barton

Floor:

  • Justin Holiday


36. Orlando Magic


Colin Castleton || Florida || 6'10 PF || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Isaiah Hartenstein

Floor:

  • Luke Kornet


37. Oklahoma City Thunder via Washington Wizards


Terquavion Smith || N.C. State || 6'3 PG || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Terry Rozier

Floor:

  • Cameron Payne


38. Sacramento Kings via Indiana Pacers


Olivier-Maxence Prosper || Marquette || 6'7 F || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Jeff Green

Floor:

  • Earl Clarke


39. Charlotte Hornets via Utah Jazz


Ricky Council IV || Arkansas || 6'6 SF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Gerald Wallace

Floor:

  • Gerald Henderson


40. Denver Nuggets via Dallas Mavericks


James Nnaji || FC Barcelona || 6'10 C || 18yrs


Ceiling:

  • Clint Capela

Floor:

  • Jaxon Hayes


41. Charlotte Hornets via OKC Thunder


Trayce Jackson-Davis || Indiana || 6'9 PF || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Taj Gibson

Floor:

  • Daniel Gafford


42. Washington Wizards via Chicago Bulls


Marcus Sasser || Houston || 6'2 PG || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Patty Mills

Floor:

  • Daniel Gibson


43. Portland Trailblazers via Atlanta Hawks


Hunter Tyson || Clemson || 6'8 F || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Joe Ingles

Floor:

  • George Niang


44. San Antonio Spurs via Toronto Raptors


Seth Lundy || Penn State || 6'4 PG || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Josh Hart

Floor:

  • Landry Shamet


45. Memphis Grizzlies via Minnesota T-Wolves


Mouhamed Gueye || Washington State || 6'10 F || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Pascal Siakam

Floor:

  • Chris Boucher

46. Atlanta Hawks via New Orleans Pelicans


Tristan Vukcevic || Partizan Belgrade || 6'11 F || 20yrs


Ceiling:

  • Nemanja Bjelica

Floor:

  • Dragan Bender


47. Los Angeles Lakers


Adam Flagler || Baylor || 6'3 G || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Seth Curry

Floor:

  • Bryn Forbes


48. Los Angeles Clippers


Jamie Jaquez Jr. || UCLA || 6'7 F || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Kyle Kuzma

Floor:

  • George Niang


49. Cleveland Cavaliers via GSW


Keyontae Johnson || Kansas State || 6'6 SF || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Josh Okogie

Floor:

  • Semi Ojeleye


50. Oklahoma City Thunder via Miami Heat


Mojave King || G-League Ignite || 6'5 G || 20yrs


Ceiling:

  • Courtney Lee

Floor:

  • Pat Connaughton


51. Brooklyn Nets


Jordan Walsh || Arkansas || 6'6 F || Freshman


Ceiling:

  • Jaden McDaniels

Floor:

  • Kelly Oubre


52. Phoenix Suns


Andre Jackson Jr. || UConn || 6'6 PF || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Cody Martin

Floor:

  • Justise Winslow


53. Minnesota Timberwolves via NY Knicks


Ben Sheppard || Belmont || 6'5 SG || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Devin Vassell

Floor:

  • Kent Bazemore


54. Sacramento Kings


Kobe Brown || Missouri || 6'8 F || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Grant Williams

Floor:

  • Admiral Schofield


55. Indiana Pacers via Cleveland Cavs


Charles Bediako || Alabama || 6'10 C || Sophomore


Ceiling:

  • Ed Davis

Floor:

  • Dwayne Dedmon


56. Memphis Grizzlies


Mike Miles Jr. || TCU || 6'1 PG || Junior


Ceiling:

  • DJ Augustin

Floor:

  • Jaylen Nowell


57. Chicago Bulls (Forfeited)


Jalen Slawson || Furman || 6'7 F || Senior Jae Crowder


Ceiling:

  • PJ Tucker

Floor:

  • Jae Crowder


58. Philadelphia 76’ers (Forfeited)


Toumani Camara || Dayton || 6'8 F || Junior


Ceiling:

  • Alfarouq Aminu

Floor:

  • Maurice Harkless


59. Washington Wizards via Boston Celtics


Drew Timme || Gonzaga || 6'10 F || Senior


Ceiling:

  • Luis Scola

Floor:

  • Jock Landale


60. Milwaukee Bucks


Jazian Gortman || OTE || 6'2 PG || 20yrs


Ceiling:

  • Reggie Jackson

Floor:

  • Kris Dunn


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