[NBA Draft]: 2023 Mock Draft Comparison, May (updated 5/22)

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May 22nd update: Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report has updated picks as of 5/21 along with his Draft Combine stock watch. Scoot and Brandon Miller switched spots at #2 and #3. And Ben Sheppard and Amari Bailey have climbed into his 1st round. He already had Podziemski at #20 pre-combine. Oddly, he has Kobe Bufkin dropping from #15 in his 5/16 mock to #30.


A memorable Draft Lottery night has passed and the Spurs are the big winners of the much anticipated Wemby sweepstakes. Meanwhile, Portland lucked out and moved up to #3 while Houston and Detroit dropped to #4 and #5, respectively. With this year’s draft order officially locked in, it’s time to compare the new batch of mock drafts that were posted last night to sort out who will do what after Wemby is off the board. We have new picks from all of the best: Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo/ESPN, Kevin O’Connor/The Ringer, Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report, Ricky O’Donnell/SB Nation, Sam Vecenie/The Athletic, and Bryan Kalbrosky/USA Today, And I’ve added my own updated Hoops Distillery mock draft as a cherry on top!

ICYMI, these two articles are must-reads each draft season:

John Hollinger’s Top 20 Prospects

Kevin Pelton’s NBA draft stat-based projections 

And here’s some other great draft content:

Jonathan Givony mock draft lottery show on YouTube

Ricky O’Donnell’s draft combine winners and losers

Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo draft combine storylines and stock movers

Jonathan Wasserman latest NBA Draft buzz and Every Projected Lottery Picks Biggest Weakness

There will be more mock drafts added this month, so make sure to check back for updates and follow me at @hoopsdistillery on Twitter for update notifications. Also, if I’m missing any mock drafts that you feel belong alongside the ‘All-NBA level’ draft analysts I currently include, leave a comment or DM me on Twitter.

B/R
(5/21)
B/R
(5/16)
SB Nation
(5/16)
ESPN
(5/16)
Hoops
Distillery
(5/17)
The Ringer
(5/16)
The Athletic
(5/16)
USA Today
(5/16)
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
2. CHABrandon
Miller
2. CHAScoot
Henderson
2. CHAScoot
Henderson
2. CHABrandon
Miller
2. CHABrandon
Miller
2. CHABrandon
Miller
2. CHAScoot
Henderson
2. CHABrandon
Miller
3. PORScoot
Henderson
3. PORBrandon
Miller
3. PORAmen
Thompson
3. PORScoot
Henderson
3. PORScoot
Henderson
3. PORScoot
Henderson
3. PORBrandon
Miller
3. PORScoot
Henderson
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. HOUBrandon
Miller
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. HOUTaylor
Hendricks
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
5. DETJarace
Walker
5. DETJarace
Walker
5. DETCam
Whitmore
5. DETJarace
Walker
5. DETGradey
Dick
5. DETCam
Whitmore
5. DETCam
Whitmore
5. DETCam
Whitmore
6. ORLAusar
Thompson
6. ORLAusar
Thompson
6. ORLTaylor
Hendricks
6. ORLAusar
Thompson
6. ORLCason
Wallace
6. ORLAusar
Thompson
6. ORLTaylor
Hendricks
6. ORLAusar
Thompson
7. INDTaylor
Hendricks
7. INDTaylor
Hendricks
7. INDAusar
Thompson
7. INDCam
Whitmore
7. INDCam
Whitmore
7. INDTaylor
Hendricks
7. INDJarace
Walker
7. INDTaylor
Hendricks
8. WASCam
Whitmore
8. WASCam
Whitmore
8. WASJarace
Walker
8. WASAnthony
Black
8. WASAmen
Thompson
8. WASAnthony
Black
8. WASAusar
Thompson
8. WASCason
Wallace
9. UTAAnthony
Black
9. UTAAnthony
Black
9. UTACason
Wallace
9. UTAGradey
Dick
9. UTAAnthony
Black
9. UTACason
Wallace
9. UTAAnthony
Black
9. UTAJarace
Walker
10. DALGradey
Dick
10. DALGradey
Dick
10. DALAnthony
Black
10. DALTaylor
Hendricks
10. DALJarace
Walker
10. DALJarace
Walker
10. DALDereck
Lively
10. DALAnthony
Black
11. ORLKeyonte
George
11. ORLKeyonte
George
11. ORLGradey
Dick
11. ORLJordan
Hawkins
11. ORLAusar
Thompson
11. ORLGradey
Dick
11. ORLGradey
Dick
11. ORLGradey
Dick
12. OKCCason
Wallace
12. OKCCason
Wallace
12. OKCKeyonte
George
12. OKCCason
Wallace
12. OKCLeonard
Miller
12. OKCLeonard
Miller
12. OKCLeonard
Miller
12. OKCBrice
Sensabaugh
13. TORNick
Smith
13. TORNick
Smith
13. TORDariq
Whitehead
13. TORNick
Smith
13. TORKobe
Bufkin
13. TORKobe
Bufkin
13. TORCason
Wallace
13. TORKeyonte
George
14. NOPJett
Howard
14. NOPJett
Howard
14. NOPBrice
Sensabaugh
14. NOPKeyonte
George
14. NOPKeyonte
George
14. NOPNick
Smith
14. NOPKobe
Bufkin
14. NOPKobe
Bufkin
15. ATLGG
Jackson
15. ATLKobe
Bufkin
15. ATLJett
Howard
15. ATLJalen
Hood-Schifino
15. ATLJordan
Hawkins
15. ATLBilal
Coulibaly
15. ATLNick
Smith
15. ATLLeonard
Miller
16. UTADariq
Whitehead
16. UTADariq
Whitehead
16. UTANick
Smith 
16. UTANoah
Clowney
16. UTABilal
Coulibaly
16. UTAKeyonte
George
16. UTAKris
Murray
16. UTAJordan
Hawkins
17. LALJordan
Hawkins
17. LALBrice
Sensabaugh
17. LALKris
Murray
17. LALJett
Howard
17. LALDariq
Whitehead
17. LALJordan
Hawkins
17. LALKeyonte
George
17. LALNick
Smith
18. MIABrice
Sensabaugh
18. MIAGG
Jackson
18. MIATerquavion
Smith
18. MIARayan
Rupert
18. MIADereck
Lively
18. MIABobi
Klintman
18. MIAKeyonte
George
18. MIADariq
Whitehead
19. GSWKris
Murray
19. GSWJordan
Hawkins
19. GSWLeonard
Miller
19. GSWKobe
Bufkin
19. GSWNick
Smith 
19. GSWDereck
Lively
19. GSWJalen
Hood-Schifino
19. GSWDereck
Lively
20. HOUBrandin
Podziemski
20. HOUBrandin
Podziemski
20. HOUGG
Jackson
20. HOUBrice
Sensabaugh
20. HOUJalen
Hood-Schifino
20. HOURayan
Rupert
20. HOUDariq
Whitehead
20. HOUOlivier-Maxence Prosper
21. BKNJalen
Hood-Schifino
21. BKNJalen
Hood-Schifino
21. BKNRayan
Rupert
21. BKNLeonard
Miller
21. BKNJett
Howard
21. BKNJalen
Hood-Schifino
21. BKNBrice
Sensabaugh
21. BKNBobi
Klintman
22. BKNBilal
Coulibaly
22. BKNBilal
Coulibaly
22. BKNMaxwell
Lewis
22. BKNBilal
Coulibaly
22. BKNGG
Jackson
22. BKNGG
Jackson
22. BKNJett
Howard
22. BKNGG
Jackson
23. PORDereck
Lively
23. PORDereck
Lively
23. POREmoni
Bates
23. PORJames
Nnaji
23. PORJulian
Phillips
23. PORJett
Howard
23. PORNoah
Clowney
23. PORKris
Murray
24. SACLeonard
Miller
24. SACKris
Murray
24. SACKobe
Bufkin
24. SACKris
Murray
24. SACKris
Murray
24. SACKris
Murray
24. SACSidy
Cissoko
24. SACTerquavion
Smith
25. MEMColby
Jones
25. MEMColby
Jones
25. MEMDereck
Lively
25. MEMDereck
Lively
25. MEMColby
Jones
25. MEMJames
Nnaji
25. MEMColby
Jones
25. MEMBrandin
Podziemski
26. INDBen
Sheppard
26. INDNoah
Clowney
26. INDJordan
Hawkins
26. INDDariq
Whitehead
26. INDNoah
Clowney
26. INDSidy
Cissoko
26. INDRayan
Rupert
26. INDBilal
Coulibaly
27. CHAAmari
Bailey
27. CHARayan
Rupert
27. CHANoah
Clowney
27. CHAMaxwell
Lewis
27. CHABrice
Sensabaugh
27. CHAJaime
Jaquez
27. CHAGG
Jackson
27. CHAJalen
Hood-Schifino
28. UTANoah
Clowney
28. UTAMaxwell
Lewis
28. UTASidy
Cissoko
28. UTAColby
Jones
28. UTARayan
Rupert
28. UTABrice
Sensabaugh
28. UTAMaxwell
Lewis
28. UTASidy
Cissoko
29. INDRayan
Rupert
29. INDLeonard
Miller
29. INDBobi
Klintman
29. INDAndre
Jackson
29. INDMaxwell
Lewis
29. INDColby
Jones
29. INDJames
Nnaji
29. INDColby
Jones
30. LACKobe
Bufkin
30. LACAndre
Jackson
30. LACJordan
Walsh
30. LACJaime
Jaquez
30. LACBrandin
Podziemski
30. LACTrayce
Jackson-Davis
30. LACJaime
Jaquez
30. LACDaRon
Holmes

PlayerHighLowMay
Variance
April
Variance
Leonard
Miller
1229178
Brice
Sensabaugh
12281615
Kobe
Bufkin
1330168
Dereck
Lively
1025158
Jordan
Hawkins
11261513
Dariq
Whitehead
13261318
GG
Jackson
15271214
Jalen
Hood-Schifino
1527127
Noah
Clowney
1628129
Bilal
Coulibaly
15261118
Rayan
Rupert
1829118
Jett
Howard
142394
Kris
Murray
1624812
Cason
Wallace
61376
Keyonte
George
111873
Maxwell
Lewis
2229710
Gradey
Dick
51166
Nick
Smith 
131965
Taylor
Hendricks
41064
Amen
Thompson
3851
Ausar
Thompson
61155
Jarace
Walker
51051
Colby
Jones
2529411
Cam
Whitmore
5835
Anthony
Black
81024
Brandon
Miller
2422
Scoot
Henderson 
2311
Victor
Wembanyama
1100

References:

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman] – 5/16

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman] – 5/21

The Ringer [Kevin O’Connor]

ESPN [Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo]

USA Today [Bryan Kalbrosky]

SB Nation [Ricky O’Donnell]

Search #mockdraftcomp on Twitter for all past Tweets


Tankathon Draft Power Rankingssee full power rankings


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