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Things that may happen on NBA Draft Night 2013
Cleveland to trade the first pick
Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: No. 12 pick, Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones
Oklahoma City Thunder Receive: No. 1 pick, C.J. Miles, Tyler Zeller
I'm not sure if there's a better fit for Nerlans Noel than Oklahoma City. They are already a strong club and with rookies unlikely to make or break the team's season, this would be an opportunity to go after a need.
This is a weak draft class and Cleveland isn't in love with Nerlens Noel at No. 1. With this trade, Cleveland get three young, promising prospects, as well as another high draft pick.
At No.12, Cleveland can go after a guy like Steven Adams (center), Shabazz Muhammad (small forward), Kelly Olynyk (center) or Lucas Nogueira (center). Cleveland need a small forward or a centre so each of these picks will be a huge asset to the team
For Oklahoma City, Nerlens Noel could be the final building block, an athletic center who can score as well as block shots. And on a team like the Thunder, there's no need to rush him onto the court after his ACL injury
Otto Porter to go No.1 (if Cleveland don't trade the first pick)
He’s almost guaranteed to be a top-three pick (if Cleveland doesn’t take him, the Washington Wizards at No. 3 probably will),
Porter compares himself to Tayshaun Prince, a prototypical small forward who at his best could defend just about anybody at the position effectively. Porter has the size and ability to guard the likes of Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Kevin Durant
Porter describes himself in this light as, “Long, lanky, can do a lot of things on the court, rebound, defend,” and, like Prince, he considers himself “a glue guy.”
The main reason I see Porter going number 1 (if the pick isn't traded) is the possibility of LeBron James returning to Cleveland in 2014. This trade could mean that Cleveland will have the best young point guard in the NBA (Kyrie Irving), a young scorer (Dion Waiters), One of the best rebounders in the league (Anderson Varejao) and the best player in the world (Lebron James).
Those 4 players, with Porter being the "glue guy" for the team, have the potential to win an NBA championship. If Cleveland land LeBron next year, i can't see any team beating them
Magic to draft Trey Burke or trade the No.2 pick
The Jameer Nelson era is coming to the end and the magic need a new starting point guard. This is the main reason why i think that the magic will draft Trey Burke over Victor Oladipo, Ben McLemore, Otto Porter and possible Nerlens Noel.
I could also see Orlando trading this pick. I believe that this is the best trade if the Magic decide to trade the pick
Orlando Magic receive: No. 25 pick, Eric Bledsoe
Los Angeles Clippers Receive: No. 2 pick, Doron Lamb, Kyle O'Quinn
With this trade, Orlando gets its future starting point guard and the Clippers fill a gap.
Otto Porter, Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore would be perfect on the wing between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The Clippers won't be able to afford Eric Bledsoe's salary when he hits the free-agent market next month, so flipping him now gives them some assets.
Bledsoe is one of the game's young stars and is just waiting for the opportunity to break out in a full-time role. With the Jameer Nelson era coming to an end, and with Bledsoe available, this is a chance for Orlando to get their starting point guard for the future
The Magic could also try to steal the Clippers' No. 25 pick, a spot in the draft where talent will still be left. Players like Allen Crabbe and Jeff Withey will probably still be on the board
Jeff Withey getting Drafted in the 2nd Round
This isn't a bold prediction as Withey is either going to go late in the first round or early in the second round.
I dont understand why he is going so low. I understand that at 23, he is one of the oldest players in the draft but i think that the co-Defensive Player of The Year deserves to be a higher pick.
Withey avevraged 3.9 blocks per game an 13.7 points per game. Thats 3.9 more points and 1.4 more blocks per game than fellow 23 year old centre Gorgiu Dieng (Who is currently 20 in the Draftexpress.com mock draft).
Withey will probably never be an all-star but i think that he will have a very solid career in the NBA and I think that his rebounding and shot-blocking will be a huge asset to any team in the NBA
10 years since one of the best drafts of all time. Will the next LeBron, Wade or Melo come out of this draft? Or will this draft produce the next Darko Milicic
2013 biggest achievement
SEC Rookie of The Year
All-American Second Team
All-American First Team
TSN national player of the year
Bob Cousy Award