Posted June 28, 2013

NBA draft 2013: First round pick-by-pick analysis

2013 NBA draft
Anthony Bennett went No. 1 overall to the Cavaliers.

Anthony Bennett went No. 1 overall to the Cavaliers. (Isaac Brekken/AP)

The NBA draft has finally arrived after months of anticipation. How did your favorite team fare in a wildly unpredictable first round? Below, you can find links to read analysis and insight on every pick in Thursday night’s first round from Ben Golliver, Rob Mahoney and Andy Glockner.

Follow every pick of the 2013 NBA draft

1. Cleveland: Anthony Bennett, F, UNLV

2. Orlando: Victor Oladipo, G, Indiana

3. Washington: Otto Porter, F, Georgetown

4. Charlotte: Cody Zeller, F, Indiana 

5. Phoenix: Alex Len, C, Maryland

6. Philadelphia (from New Orleans): Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky

7. Sacramento: Ben McLemore, G, Kansas

8. Detroit: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, Georgia

9. Utah (from Minnesota): Trey Burke, G, Michigan

10. Portland: C.J. McCollum, G, Lehigh

11. Philadelphia: Michael Carter-Williams, G, Syracuse

12. Oklahoma City (from Toronto via Houston): Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh

13. Boston (from Dallas): Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga

14. Minnesota (from Utah): Shabazz Muhammad, F, UCLA

15. Milwaukee: Giannis Adetokunbo, F, Greece

16. Atlanta (from Dallas via Boston): Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil

17. Atlanta: Dennis Schroeder, G, Germany

18. Dallas (from Atlanta via Houston, Brooklyn): Shane Larkin, G, Miami

19. Cleveland (from Los Angeles Lakers): Sergey Karasev, F, Russia

20. Chicago: Tony Snell,G, New Mexico

21. Minnesota (from Utah via Golden State, Brooklyn): Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville

22. Brooklyn: Mason Plumlee, C, Duke

23. Indiana: Solomon Hill, F, Arizona

24. New York: Tim Hardaway Jr., G, Michigan

25. Los Angeles Clippers: Reggie Bullock, F, UNC

26. Oklahoma City, (from Golden State via Memphis, Houston, Minnesota): Andre Roberson, F, Colorado

27. Utah (from Denver): Rudy Gobert, C, France

28. San Antonio: Livio Jean-Charles, F, France

29. Phoenix (from Golden State via Oklahoma City): Archie Goodwin, G, Kentucky

30. Golden State (from Phoenix via Miami, LAL, Cleveland): Nemanja Nedovic, G, Serbia

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

"Street balling" is officially an international thang! As approx 1/8 of the draft went overseas......I still think the international starters know how to play B-ball better than we do here. Not by STYLE points, but by how the game was INTENDED to be played.

John Rotten
John Rotten

@Wisconsin Death Trip How the game was intended to be played?  You mean with peach baskets hanging from the wall??   

And you're right, Kobe, Duncan, Lebron, Wade, Paul and Durant are nothing but style. I'm sure George Mikan could come back and destroy them all.  In fact, the next Dream Team will probably lose every game to the superior European teams that have mastered the two handed pass and the set shot.