By Matt Moore | CBSSports.com NBA Writer
|1||B||Cavaliers select: Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV |
I like a lot of what he provides. Good instincts. Size is gonna be an issue. However, if you put Bennett with a great point guard, he can be elite.
|2||A||Magic select: Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana |
It's very likely that he's going to be able to contribute. The wingspan isn't great. But I think that he gives Orlando a lot.
|3||A+||Wizards select: Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown |
He's a leader. He's going to be able to attack for them. This Wizards team is really headed in the right direction.
|4||D+||Bobcats select: Cody Zeller, PF, Indiana |
He's going to get blocked all the time. His level of aggressiveness near the basket is not where it needs to be. He's going to have problems with guys that are more physical. Does he have the skill to overcome that?
|5||F||Suns select: Alex Len, C, Maryland |
I'm probably being too harsh on him. But I look at his pick and roll, I look at his strength at the basket, and I look at his upside to what he can possibly be, and I don't see a dominant player.
|6||A||Pelicans select: Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky |
The only reason it's not an A+ is the knee issue. I really like his ability to block shots. He's instinctive. When he starts learning some veteran tricks, he can be dangerous. Great job by New Orleans.
|7||B||Kings select: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas |
A good pick for them, but maybe not transcendent. He has the ability to be a game changer or a ghost for the Kings. Nothing in between.
|8||B-||Pistons select: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia |
I like him a lot. I don't care about what he did in college; that team was bad. A little bit of a reach, absolutely. But when you look at what Detroit needs, it's a great fit.
|9||A||Timberwolves select: Trey Burke, PG, Michigan |
This trade makes a lot of sense. Utah needs a point guard. This is perfect for them. The exact right move.
|10||A+||Trail Blazers select: C.J. McCollum, PG, Lehigh |
McCollum is a combo guard. I think he covers up for Damian Lillard's weaknesses. He can create off the dribble, score dynamically and be an outside shooter.
|11||B-||76ers select: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse |
It's hard to see who they could have taken that would be better. There are questions about his decision making. Overall, he's athletic and he's got big moves. Philadelphia gets Noel and Williams, a fascinating combo for the Sixers as they try to start over.
|12||F||Thunder select: Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh |
He's so raw. He has terrible hands. I really don't like his strength. How is he going to be able to produce? I just don't think he's going to be able to contribute for the Thunder.
|13||C||Mavericks select: Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga |
Dallas is sending him to Boston. I would rather go with someone with a little more umph. I'm not sold on his muscle. The Celtics needed his position; I'm just not sure he's going to translate very well.
|14||C+||Jazz select: Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA |
Utah has traded this pick to Minnesota. His success is going to depend a lot on whether he can make the NBA three. He's gotta be able to stretch the floor. I like that he's not going to be asked to create. He's going to be a role player.
|15||B-||Bucks select: Giannis Adetokundo, SF, Greece |
It's a position move for Milwaukee and it helps them out considerably in that area. He's 18, but this kid is talked about as being ready right now. With his athleticism, he's got a great chance.
|16||C||Celtics select: Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil |
This pick ends up in Atlanta, via trade from Boston through Dallas. I'm not really sold on Nogueira being anything special. He could be OK, but for Atlanta, it's really a question mark. I don't understand why you trade up to get him.
|17||A+||Hawks select: Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany |
I love this pick. Absolutely phenomenal. Schroeder is a guy who can come in and direct that offense. He and Al Horford are going to do damage. They're going to tear guys up.
|18||B||Hawks select: Shane Larkin, PG, Miami (Fla.) |
This pick goes to Dallas via trade. I like his aggressiveness. I like his intangibles and his fearlessness. I'm worried about his size. I'm also concerned because Rick Carlisle can be very hard on point guards.
|19||A-||Cavaliers select: Sergey Karasev, SF, Russia |
I think he has questions, but he can come in and contribute right now at this level. It's also a really good pick for the Cavaliers from a position standpoint.
|20||A-||Bulls select: Tony Snell, SG, New Mexico |
Do I think he has the upside of Allen Crabbe? No, I don't. But I think he's going to be able to slide right in and contribute for the Bulls.
|21||B+||Jazz select: Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville |
This pick ends up in Minnesota via trade. Very solid pick. Maybe shooting guard might've been a better position pick, but I love what he brings. Kevin Love and Dieng together? All of your rebounds now belong to Minnesota.
|22||A-||Nets select: Mason Plumlee, C, Duke |
It's a bold pick, but I kind of like it for the Nets. A fine compliment for a team that needs help at power forward. A smart player who can also bring muscle.
|23||D+||Pacers select: Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona |
I don't know what they saw in him. It's baffling. What made Solomon Hill the guy they go after?
|24||B+||Knicks select: Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan |
Needs to improve his accuracy at the free throw line. But the Knicks landed a solid guy here in Hardaway that will help them in several ways. But he's not a passer. So the question is when is he going to get the ball?
|25||B-||Clippers select: Reggie Bullock, SG, North Carolina |
Not a home run but a very solid pick. I have some questions about him. His form in terms of release could be considered excellent. He doesn't have the fastest shot in the world. Good size.
|26||B-||Timberwolves select: Andre Roberson, PF, Colorado |
This pick heads to Oklahoma City via a trade involving Golden State. I like a lot about what I saw from Roberson this year. A little bit of a reach, but not a phenomenal one.
|27||C||Nuggets select: Rudy Gobert, C, France |
In yet another trade, this pick heads to Utah from Denver. Gobert gives them a very talented guy whom they can develop. I like his footwork a lot. There are questions about his strength, toughness and ability to work hard. Smart pick for Utah, stacking talent and going young.
|28||D-||Spurs select: Livio Jean-Charles, SF, French Guiana |
I think they could have gotten him later if they traded down.
|29||B+||Thunder select: Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky |
This pick winds up in Phoenix via trade. I like this pick a lot. It gives the Suns a significant upgrade on the wing.
|30||D||Suns select: Nemanja Nedovic, PG, Serbia |
I'm not a fan of this pick. I think he's more of a project. I'm not sold on him as a big contributor.