Mike’s NBA Mock Draft: Part 1

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By: Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23)

The NBA lottery was last night, and the Cavaliers reeled in even more rewards for the departure of LeBron James. The Bobcats got the short end of the stick, yet again. And the Wizards leapt into the top three.

There are so many thoughts swirling in my head right now, because this draft can go so many different ways. Like the NFL Draft last month, there is no clear-cut franchise player in this draft. There is no sure thing. Every player has at least one glaring hole in his game.

I am usually pretty spot-on when I predict which players will pan out in the NBA and which will not, but my accuracy is not as deadly when I predict my mock drafts.

That all being said, here is part one (the lottery teams) of the 2013 NBA Mock Draft, no trades included:

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#TheList: NBA’s Top Centers: No. 20-16

By: Mike Wagenman

Going The Distance’s list of the NBA’s top 30 centers continues today with No. 20-16. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find the previously posted rankings (No. 30-21).

Image20. Omer AsikHouston Rockets: Asik was a role player off Chicago’s bench for the first two years of his career, and he started just two games in a Bulls uniforms. However, Houston saw potential in Asik this offseason and signed him to be their starting center. What a find they made.

Asik is second in the league in rebounds at 11.7 per game and eighth in offensive rebounds with 3.3 per game. He is also 12th in dunks with 112, 15th in double-doubles with 32 and adds 10.4 points per game. Not too bad for a guy who had just one double-double and a 3.0 points per game average for his career prior to this season. Continue reading