[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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[NBA Draft]: 2023 Mock Draft Comparison, July 2022 (updated 8/2)

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8/2 update: The first mock draft of 2023 from Jonathan Wasserman/Bleacher Report was released yesterday. This is the first mock that includes GG Jackson, who just reclassified after announcing he’s decommitting from North Carolina and headed to South Carolina.

7/31 update: New mock draft from Bryan Kalbrosky/USA Today, and I also added the great summary Jonathan Givony provided in his 6/24 mock draft of picks that have already changed hands

7/14 update: Just added new picks from Sam Vecenie/The Athletic. Cam Whitmore in the #3 spot amongst a variety of other contrasting picks from the other mock drafts. His pick order is based on the current sportsbook betting odds to win the title in 2023.

To kick off the new draft cycle each year, Jonathan Givony from ESPN/Draft Express always publishes an updated mock draft the day after the NBA Draft. Thankfully, we already have picks from Tankathon and Ricky O’Donnell/SB Nation to compare them against. I’ve also included Givony’s picks from his first 2023 mock draft in January, 2022. You’ll notice that O’Donnell doesn’t include teams for each pick, just pick numbers. As we all sit back and enjoy Summer League, it’s time to start letting some of these names marinate in the back of our minds to be ready for when college basketball, OTE, and G League kicking off in the fall.

One word….WEMBANYAMA. Challenging to spell, yes. Harder than spelling ‘Antetokounmpo’, thankfully no. The consensus number one, Wemby has already been labeled a generational talent, thanks to his guard-like skills in a Rudy Gobert-like body. We also can’t snooze on Scoot Henderson from G League Ignite after seeing the variety of flashes he displayed last season. And judging from the high-level play at throughout the high school all-star circuit, there is a lot of talent in next year’s draft which should make for quite a lot of movement on mock drafts throughout the year.

Make sure to check back for updates and follow me at @hoopsdistillery on Twitter for update notifications. If I’m missing any mocks that you feel belong alongside the ‘All-NBA level’ draft analysts I currently include, leave a comment or DM me on Twitter.

 B/R
(8/1)
 USA Today
(7/22)
 The Athletic
(7/12)
 SB Nation
(6/24)
 ESPN
(6/24)
 Tankathon
(6/24)
 ESPN
(1/21)
1Victor
Wembanyama
1. OKCVictor
Wembanyama
1. OKCVictor
Wembanyama
1Victor
Wembanyama
1. OKCVictor
Wembanyama
1. OKCVictor
Wembanyama
1. OKCVictor
Wembanyama
2Scoot
Henderson 
2. INDScoot
Henderson 
2. SASScoot
Henderson 
2Scoot
Henderson 
2. DETScoot
Henderson 
2. HOUScoot
Henderson 
2. DETScoot
Henderson 
3Amen
Thompson
3. DETNick
Smith 
3. ORLCam
Whitmore
3Amen
Thompson
3. ORLNick
Smith 
3. SACNick
Smith 
3. ORLNick
Smith 
4Dariq
Whitehead
4. SASDariq
Whitehead
4. HOUNick
Smith 
4Ausar
Thompson
4. HOUAusar
Thompson
4. ORLAmen
Thompson
4. HOUDereck
Lively
5Cam
Whitmore
5. HOUAusar
Thompson
5. DETDariq
Whitehead
5Kel'el
Ware
5. SACAmen
Thompson
5. INDAusar
Thompson
5. SACKyle
Filipowski
6Ausar
Thompson
6. ORLAmen
Thompson
6. INDAusar
Thompson
6Cam
Whitmore
6. SASCam
Whitmore
6. SASCam
Whitmore
6. SASDariq
Whitehead
7Nick
Smith 
7. WASCason
Wallace
7. SACAmen
Thompson
7Nick
Smith 
7. INDDillon
Mitchell
7. DETDariq
Whitehead
7. INDKeyonte
George
8Kel'el
Ware
8. SACCam
Whitmore
8. WASKeyonte
George
8Dariq
Whitehead
8. PORDereck
Lively
8. WASDereck
Lively
8. PORAusar
Thompson
9Keyonte
George
9. CHAKeyonte
George
9. UTACason
Wallace
9Jarace
Walker
9. WASDariq
Whitehead
9. PORKel'el
Ware
9. WASBlake
Wesley 
10Jarace
Walker
10. NYKKel'el
Ware
10. CHADereck
Lively
10Anthony
Black
10. NOPKeyonte
George
10. BKNCason
Wallace
10. NOPAmen
Thompson
11Dillon
Mitchell
11. CLEBrandon
Miller
11. NYKTerquavion
Smith
11Cason
Wallace
11. NYKKel'el
Ware
11. UTAAnthony
Black
11. MINJames
Nnaji
12Dereck
Lively
12. UTADereck
Lively
12. CLEAnthony
Black
12Jordan
Walsh
12. CHAAnthony
Black
12. CHADillon
Mitchell
12. LALCason
Wallace
13GG
Jackson
13. PORArthur
Kaluma
13. PORGradey
Dick 
13Dereck
Lively
13. ATLTerquavion
Smith
13. NYKKeyonte
George
13. BOSJeremy
Sochan 
14Cason
Wallace
14. NOPAnthony
Black
14. NOPDillon
Mitchell
14Terquavion
Smith
14. ORLCason
Wallace
14. NOPGradey
Dick
14. NYKSidy
Cissoko
15Julian
Phillips
15. ORLJarace
Walker
15. ATLArthur
Kaluma
15Keyonte
George
15. INDKyle
Filipowski
15. INDJarace
Walker
15. TORPeyton
Watson 
16Terquavion
Smith
16. ATLTerquavion
Smith
16. ORLKel'el
Ware
16Brandon
Miller
16. TORJarace
Walker
16. ATLTerquavion
Smith
16. ATLAmari
Bailey
17Kyle
Filipowski
17. TORLeonard
Miller
17. UTAAmari
Bailey
17Jett
Howard
17. LALJulian
Phillips
17. TORAmari
Bailey
17. ATL Dillon
Mitchell
18Anthony
Black
18. UTADillon
Mitchell
18. TORLeonard
Miller
18Dillon
Mitchell
18. MINGradey
Dick
18. ORLMatthew
Cleveland
18. NYKCaleb
Houstan 
19Leonard
Miller
19. CHATyrese
Hunter
19. BKNKris
Murray
19Leonard
Miller
19. UTALeonard
Miller
19. LALJordan
Walsh
19. CLEMax
Christie 
20Yohan
Traore
20. MEMKris
Murray
20. MEMKyle
Filipowski
20DaRon
Holmes
20. NYKJames
Nnaji
20. UTAJames
Nnaji
20. OKC Emoni
Bates 
21Jordan
Walsh
21. BKNChris
Livingston
21. NYKColby
Jones
21Amari
Bailey
21. OKCJordan
Walsh
21. LACChris
Livingston
21. ORLBrandon
Miller 
22Gradey
Dick 
22. LALAmari
Bailey
22. CHAAndre
Jackson
22Gradey
Dick
22. BKNRayan
Rupert
22. CHAJulian
Strawther
22. PHIJarace
Walker 
23Arthur
Kaluma
23. UTAGradey
Dick 
23. UTAJulian
Strawther
23Arthur
Kaluma
23. LACBrandon
Miller
23. NYKKyle
Filipowski
23. OKCOusmane
N'diaye
24Sidy
Cissoko
24. NYKBaba
Miller
24. MIAHarrison
Ingram
24Matthew
Cleveland
24. BKNChris
Livingston
24. UTAArthur
Kaluma
24. LACHarrison
Ingram
25JJ
Starling
25. MIAJett
Howard
25. NOPMatthew
Cleveland
25Julian
Strawther
25. HOUSidy
Cissoko
25. MIAMarcus
Sasser
25. MEMChris
Livingston
26Judah
Mintz
26. LACSidy
Cissoko
26. PHXTerrance
Arceneaux
26Jaime
Jaquez Jr.
26. BOSJJ
Starling
26. MEMKris
Murray
26. PHXJJ
Starling
27Chris
Livingston
27. PHXKyle
Filipowski
27. LACMarcus
Sasser
27Kris
Murray
27. OKCMarcus
Sasser
27. INDRayan
Rupert
27. UTAGradey
Dick 
28Kris
Murray
28. GSWJulian
Phillips
28. GSWJaime
Jaquez
28Daimion
Collins
28. GSWOusmane
N'diaye
28. HOULeonard
Miller
28. HOU Nikola
Djurisic
29Emoni
Bates
29. HOURayan
Rupert
29. HOUCaleb
Love
29Jalen
Wilson
29. MEMAmari
Bailey
29. PHXHarrison
Ingram
29. BKNAlex
Fudge 
30Harrrison
Ingram
30. INDDaRon
Holmes
30. INDTyrese
Hunter
30Pete
Nance
30. PHXNikola
Djurisic
30. GSWOscar
Tshiebwe
30. GSWRayan
Rupert

First-round picks that changed hands for 2023:

(via Jonathan Givony/ESPN-Draft Express in his June 24th, 2022 mock draft)

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.

References:

Bleacher Report [Jonathan Wasserman]

The Athletic [Sam Vecenie]

SB Nation [Ricky O’Donnell]

Tankathon

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony] – June 2022

ESPN/Draft Express [Jonathan Givony] – January 2022

Box and One YouTube channel [Coach Adam Spinella]

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