2023 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Lottery Edition, Volume 1

The Hoops Wire 2023 NBA Mock Draft one month ahead of the real thing, scheduled for June 22 in Brooklyn. We will have future versions with much more on each pick as more information becomes available.

 First Round

1. Spurs: Victor Wembanyama, C, France
2. Hornets: Scoot Henderson, G, G League
3. Trail Blazers: Brandon Miller, F, Alabama
4. Rockets: Amen Thompson, G, Overtime Elite
5. Pistons: Jarace Walker, PF, Houston
6. Magic: Ausur Thompson, G/F, Overtime Elite
7. Pacers: Cam Whitmore, PF, Villanova
8. Wizards: Anthony Black, G/F, Arkansas
9. Jazz: Taylor Hendricks, PF, UCF
10. Mavericks: Gradey Dick, SF, Kansas
11. Magic: Cason Wallace, PG, Kentucky
12. Thunder: Keyonte George, SG, Baylor
13. Raptors: Jordan Hakins, SG, UConn
14. Pelicans: Nick Smith Jr., G, Arkansas
15. Hawks: Jett Howard, SG, Michigan
16. Jazz: Dariq Whitehead, SF, Duke
17. Lakers: Brice Sensabaugh, SF, Ohio State
18. Heat: Jael Hood-Schifino, G/F, Indiana
19. Warriors: Leonard Miller, SF, G League
20. Rockets: Dereck Lively II, C, Duke
21. Nets: Kris Murray, PF, Iowa
22. Nets: GG Jackson, PF, South Carolina
23. Trail Blazers: Rayan Rupert, SF, NZ Breakers
24. Kings: Noah Clowney, PF, Alabama
25. Grizzlies: Maxwell Lewis, SF, Pepperdine
26. Pacers: Marcus Sasser, G, Houston
27. Hornets: Jalen Wilson, F, Kansas
28. Jazz: Kobe Bufkin, G, Michigan
29. Pacers: Bial Coulibaly, SF, France
30. Clippers: Colby Jones, SG, Xavier

Second Round

31. Pistons: James Nnaji, C, Spain
32. Pacers: Trayce Jackson-Davis, PF, Indiana
33. Spurs: Jaime Jaquez Jr., F, UCLA
34. Hornets: Sidy Cissoko, G, G League
35. Celtics: Terquavion Smith, G, NC State
36. Magic: Julian Phillips, SF, Tennessee
37. Thunder: Dayron Holmes II, PF, Dayton
38. Kings: Brandin Podziemski, SG, Santa Clara
39. Hornets: Kobe Brown, PF, Missouri
40. Nuggets: Julian Strawther, SG, Gonzaga
41. Hornets: Andre Jackson Jr., SG, UConn
42. Wizards: Jordan Walsh, SF, Arkansas
43. Trail Blazers: Nikola Djurisic, G/F, Serbia
44. Spurs: Ricky Council IV, SG, Arkansas
45. Grizzlies: Terrence Shannon Jr., SG, Illinois
46. Hawks: Amari Bailey, SG, UCLA
47. Lakers: Trey Alexander, SG, Creighton
48. Clippers: Adam Bona, C, UCLA
49. Cavaliers: Emoni Bates, F, Eastern Michigan
50. Thunder: Jaylen Clark, SG, UCLA
51. Nets: Ben Sheppard, SG, Belmont
52. Suns: Keyontae Johnson, SF, Kansas State
53. Timberwolves: Kevin McCullar, SG, Kansas
54. Kings: Reece Bekman, PG, Virginia
55. Pacers: Drew Timme, PF, Gonzaga
56. Grizzlies: Adam Sanogo, C, UConn
57. Bulls: Forfeited
58. 76ers: Forfeited
59. Wizards: Bobi Klintman, F/C, Wake Forest
60. Bucks: Seth Lundy, G/F, Penn State

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  1. Hey Sam,,,, any chance Cav’s pick up another late pick. NBA Draft.NET has the 49th pick ON THEIR “BIG BOARD” as Purdue Center Zack Edey 7-4 center. Also on their Mock they have Zack Edey going 48th pick. So anyway, just wondering if Cav’s could pickup your 49th Emoni Bates for a 6-10 Forward (shooting/Handling) AND fill in another BIG backup for rotation with Mobley & Allen — they actually NEED both. Just asking is there any possibilities there???

  2. Nevermind. I just got your article on Edey returning to Purdue !!!

    But for sure they need a lot of help at the 3 & maybe the Emoni Bates pick would aid that issue & they really need some “BIG” help for the relief of Allen & Mobley. They looked way wasted – like deer in the headlights- against the Knicks. They need to have some 6-10 or better in there with at least Allen OR Mobley for the rebounding, & someone who can shoot or at least stimulate some kind of offense so maybe Bates might help in that regard.

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