Team, Name, Position, School, Comment
1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky.
Draws comparisons to both Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. Enough said.
2. Charlotte Bobcats: Thomas Robinson, PF, Kansas.
Bobcats could trade out of spot, but Robinson brings much-needed interior toughness.
3. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, SG, Florida.
Complete game, legitimate shooter to pair next to John Wall.
4. Cavaliers: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky.
If he straightens out that ugly jumper, he can be a star. Has all the intangibles.
5. Sacramento Kings: Harrison Barnes, SF, North Carolina.
Kings could be looking to deal, but add great shooter in Barnes.
6. Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, PG, Weber State.
Top point guard could be better pro than Pistons’ Brandon Knight.
7. Golden State Warriors: Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse.
Thick, strong, great at getting to the basket. Pure scorer whom the Cavs like a lot.
8. Toronto Raptors: Austin Rivers, SG, Duke.
Can create, shoot, drive and finish. As a coach’s kid, doesn’t lack for confidence.
9. Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond, C, Connecticut.
Could be steal of the draft here. If nothing else, he’s a strong shot blocker and rim defender.
10. New Orleans Hornets: Jeremy Lamb, SG, Connecticut.
Another motor/motivation enigma. Wiry frame, but great scorer.
11. Portland Trail Blazers: John Henson, PF, North Carolina.
Provides length, rebounding and shot-blocking abilities.
12. Houston Rockets: Meyers Leonard, C, Illinois.
Rockets trying to bundle picks for Dwight Howard, but Leonard is raw and athletic.
13: Phoenix Suns: Kendall Marshall, PG, North Carolina.
Suns don’t waste any time finding Steve Nash’s replacement.
14. Milwaukee Bucks: Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina.
Big man who moves well to pair with LaMarcus Aldridge.
15. Philadelphia 76ers: Perry Jones, PF, Baylor.
Could’ve been a top-five pick last year, but uncertainty of production sends him plummeting.
16. Houston Rockets: Terrence Ross, SG, Washington.
One of the best shooters and athletes in the draft.
17. Dallas Mavericks: Arnett Moultrie, PF/C, Mississippi State.
Has the length/shot-blocking skills to play center, too.
18. Houston Rockets: Moe Harkless, SF, St. John’s.
Big East Rookie of the Year; good rebounder and defender.
19. Orlando Magic: Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky.
Point guard with scorer’s mentality will eventually take over for Jameer Nelson.
20. Denver Nuggets: Evan Fournier, SG, Poitiers (France).
With a roster already full, Nuggets happy to leave Fournier overseas for another year or two.
21. Boston Celtics: Royce White, PF, Iowa State.
Great ball-handler, can score inside and out. Anxiety disorder pushes him out of the lottery and to the Celtics.
22. Boston Celtics: Jared Sullinger, PF, Ohio State.
Despite medical concerns, Sullinger is great value pick. Enters league with something to prove.
23. Atlanta Hawks: Fab Melo, C, Syracuse.
With Josh Smith on the trade block, Melo could play right away.
24. Cavaliers: Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure.
Cavs would be fortunate if he falls this far. Senior, polished player can score from anywhere on the floor.
25. Memphis Grizzlies: Draymond Green, SF/PF, Michigan State.
Most NBA-ready left on board. Teams love his toughness, basketball IQ, versatility and toughness.
26. Indiana Pacers: Terrence Jones, PF, Kentucky.
Versatile power forward will be a nice complement to David West.
27. Miami Heat: Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt.
Rebounding, shot-blocking prowess in the middle fills immediate need for defending champs.
28. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tony Wroten Jr., PG, Washington.
Immediately becomes the backup if team is forced to part ways with Eric Maynor.
29. Chicago Bulls: Will Barton, SG/SF, Memphis.
Provides backcourt help since Rose is hurt and Kyle Korver and C.J. Watson aren’t expected back.
30. Golden State Warriors: Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky.
Terrific 3-point shooter was overshadowed at times by the rest of UK’s talent.
— Jason Lloyd