[NBA Draft]: 2023 Mock Draft Comparison, October/November

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11/25 update: Updated 2-round mock draft from Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report who has Anthony Black going #6 to the Spurs and Derek Lively dropping all the way to #23 to the Clippers.

11/18 update: Fresh picks from Jeremy Woo/Sports Illustrated and Tankathon to add to October’s mock draft comparison. Lots of contrast across lottery picks starting at #3–Woo has Nick Smith while everyone else has Amen Thompson. At #5 we see Woo went with Jarace Walker, while Tankathon has Dariq Whitehead–everyone else went with Whitmore.

10/27 update: New mock draft added from Sam Vecenie/The Athletic who has some very interesting picks, including Cam Whitmore going #5 to Houston and also Tyrese Proctor going #13 to the Knicks.


And….we’re back! A new season is upon us, and after an unforgettable Scoot vs. Wemby showcase in Las Vegas, the NBA back in full gear, and college ball about to start up, we have new picks to compare from Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report, Jonathan Givony/ESPN-Draft Express, and Tankathon. Not surprisingly, there’s lots of disagreement on who will go where in the back half of the lottery. The bottom line: this draft is stacked! There’s been so much commentary after the first two weeks of the NBA season about the talent level never being higher in the league, and I don’t think that’s even debatable. But looking at these 2023 picks, I already have a nervous twitch of joy imagining these guys being added to the mix–especially with glut of wings that so many teams are endlessly searching for.

Since Tankathon constantly updates pick order based on current NBA records, I left teams out for his picks, as they will change quite a bit in the coming weeks. That being said, it’s still well worth seeing their player rankings up against ESPN and B/R.

 SI
(11/19)
 Tankathon
(11/18)
 The Athletic
(10/27)
 B/R
(10/3)
 ESPN
(10/4)
1. DETVictor
Wembanyama
1. DETVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. SASVictor
Wembanyama
1. HOUVictor
Wembanyama
2. NOPScoot
Henderson 
2. HOUScoot
Henderson 
2. INDScoot
Henderson 
2. HOUScoot
Henderson 
2. OKCScoot
Henderson 
3. ORLNick
Smith 
3. CHAAmen
Thompson
3. OKCAmen
Thompson
3. OKCAmen
Thompson
3. ORLAmen
Thompson
4. HOUAmen
Thompson
4. NOPNick
Smith 
4. UTANick
Smith 
4. INDNick
Smith 
4. INDNick
Smith 
5. CHAJarace
Walker
5. ORLDariq
Whitehead
5. HOUCam
Whitmore
5. UTACam
Whitmore
5. SASCam
Whitmore
6. ORLDariq
Whitehead
6. SASCam
Whitmore
6. CHAKeyonte
George
6. ORLDariq
Whitehead
6. UTADereck
Lively
7. SASCam
Whitmore
7. ORLKeyonte
George
7. ORLDariq
Whitehead
7. DETBrandon
Miller
7. DETKeyonte
George
8. BKNCason
Wallace
8. MIACason
Wallace
8. DETBrandon
Miller
8. SACCason
Wallace
8. SACAusar
Thompson
9. GSWKeyonte
George
9. OKCAusar
Thompson
9. WASCason
Wallace
9. CHAGG
Jackson
9. WASDillon
Mitchell
10. MIADillon
Mitchell
10. GSWJarace
Walker
10. NOPAusar
Thompson
10. WASAusar
Thompson
10. CHAKel'el
Ware
11. OKCAusar
Thompson
11. BKNDillon
Mitchell
11. SACDillon
Mitchell
11. NYKKeyonte
George
11. NYKDariq
Whitehead
12. UTAGG
Jackson
12. UTABrandon
Miller
12. PORGG
Jackson
12. PORJarace
Walker
12. PORTerquavion
Smith
13. UTABrandon
Miller
13. UTADereck
Lively
13. NYKTyrese
Proctor
13. ORLChris
Livingston
13. NOPCason
Wallace
14. LACRayan
Rupert
14. LALKel'el
Ware
14. ORLDereck
Lively
14. NOPTerquavion
Smith
14. ORLJarace
Walker
15. NYKTyrese
Proctor
15. NYKGradey
Dick
15. BKNKel'el
Ware
15. LALDereck
Lively
15. LALAnthony
Black
16. NYKKris
Murray
16. TORTerquavion
Smith
16. ATLAnthony
Black
16. ATLDillon
Mitchell
16. ATLRayan
Rupert
17. INDDereck
Lively
17. NYKGG
Jackson
17. NYKTerquavion
Smith
17. TORKel'el
Ware
17. TORJulian
Phillips
18. SACTerquavion
Smith
18. SACAnthony
Black
18. TORJarace
Walker
18. INDAnthony
Black
18. CLEGradey
Dick 
19. TORBrice
Sensabaugh
19. LACKyle
Filipowski
19. MIANikola
Durisic
19. UTABaba
Miller
19. UTABrandon
Miller
20. INDGradey
Dick
20. CHAJulian
Phillips
20. UTAKris
Murray
20. NYKMaxwell
Lewis
20. BKNGG
Jackson
21. NYKAnthony
Black
21. PHXRayan
Rupert
21. MEMRayan
Rupert
21. MEMNikola
Durisic
21. BKNLeonard
Miller
22. MEMTyrese
Hunter
22. INDArthur
Kaluma
22. UTADaRon
Holmes
22. MIAJulian
Phillips
22. CHAAdem
Bona
23. ATLArthur
Kaluma
23. NYKNikola
Durisic
23. LALJulian
Strawther
23. CHALeonard
Miller
23. NYKKyle
Filipowski
24. LALJalen
Bridges
24. INDLeonard
Miller
24. INDMarcus
Sasser
24. BKNGradey
Dick
24. MIASidy
Cissoko
25. PHXJaime
Jaquez
25. CHIKris
Murray
25. PHXAdem
Bona
25. UTAJJ
Starling
25. LACNikola
Durisic
26. UTAMarcus
Sasser
26. ATLChris
Livingston
26. LACJordan
Hawkins
26. LACJalen
Hood-Schifino
26. PHXJordan
Walsh
27. CHAColby
Jones
27. MEMAmari
Bailey
27. CHAMatthew
Cleveland
27. GSWJulian
Strawther
27. MEMChris
Livingston
28. CHIKel'el
Ware
28. UTATyrese
Proctor
28. HOUChris
Livingston
28. PHXArthur
Kaluma
28. HOUJJ
Starling
29. HOUSidy
Cissoko
29. HOUTerrence
Shannon
29. GSWAmari
Bailey
29. HOUKyle
Filipowski
29. INDMarcus
Sasser
30. INDLeonard
Miller
30. INDMarcus
Sasser
30. INDJalen
Hood-Schifino
30. INDYohan
Traore
30. GSWAmari
Bailey

References:

Sports Illustrated [Jeremy Woo]

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony]

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

Tankathon

Potential Movement of Draft Order (via Jonathan Givony/ESPN-Draft Express)

Charlotte’s first-rounder is owned by Atlanta if Charlotte’s pick falls between No. 17 and 30 in 2023. If Charlotte’s pick finishes between 1-16, Atlanta will instead receive Charlotte’s 2024 first-rounder, lottery-protected.

On draft night, Charlotte scored a protected top-14 protected first-rounder from Denver via Oklahoma City and New York in a three-way trade.

Houston has first-round swap rights with Brooklyn.

Houston owns Milwaukee’s first-rounder, which is unprotected.

Brooklyn owns Philadelphia’s first-rounder, which is unprotected.

Chicago’s first-rounder is owned by Orlando if Chicago’s pick falls between 5 and 30 in 2023. If Chicago’s pick finishes between 1-4, Orlando will instead receive Chicago’s 2024 first-rounder, protected for picks 1-3.

Portland’s first-rounder is owned by Chicago if Portland’s pick falls between 15 and 30 in 2023. If Portland misses the playoffs as expected, Chicago will instead receive Portland’s 2024 first-rounder, again lottery-protected.

Cleveland’s first-rounder is owned by Indiana if Cleveland’s pick falls between 15 and 30 in 2023. If Cleveland misses the playoffs, Indiana will instead receive Cleveland’s 2025 second-round pick and the Lakers’ 2026 second-round pick.

Dallas’ first-rounder is owned by New York if Dallas’ pick falls between 11 and 30 in 2023. If Dallas’ pick finishes between 1-10, New York will instead receive Dallas’ 2024 first-rounder, protected for picks 1-10.

Denver’s first-rounder is owned by Oklahoma City if Denver’s pick falls between 15 and 30 in 2023. If Denver misses the playoffs, Oklahoma City will instead receive Denver’s 2024 first-rounder, again lottery-protected.

Detroit’s first-rounder is owned by Oklahoma City if Detroit’s pick falls between 19 and 30 in 2023. If Detroit’s pick falls between 1-18, Oklahoma City will instead receive Detroit’s 2024 first-rounder, again protected for picks 1-18.

Oklahoma City has first-round swap rights with the Los Angeles Clippers.

New Orleans has first-round swap rights with the Los Angeles Lakers.

On draft night, New York gained two protected first-round picks, both via Oklahoma City: a top-14 protected originally from Washington, and a top-18 protected originally from Detroit.

Washington’s first-rounder is owned by Oklahoma City if Washington’s pick falls between 15 and 30 in 2023. If Washington’s pick finishes between 1-14, Oklahoma City will instead receive Washington’s 2024 first-rounder, protected for picks 1-12.

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