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2013 NBA Draft: DALT99 System Player Rankings

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

(It's like Christmas in June! -- TZ)

THANK YOU everyone for being patient with me. Seeing that the Kings (Maloofs) have had us on a roller coaster, my effort into watching college hoops dwindled this season but I still was able to regain my focus and passion and ended up getting my stats done again. Whew. I want to get the results up so you can all see it. First is the list (with links to strengths and weaknesses of each player thanks to Internet sites such as Draft Express) and then after that will be the quick synopsis of what the rankings mean and a couple quick comments!

Rank

`Player-Class (E = European)

College/Country

Position

Score

1

Ben McLemore-F

Kansas

SG

91.5

2

Trey Burke-So

Michigan

PG

91

3

Nerlens Noel-F

Kentucky

C

90.5

4

Victor Oladipo-J

Indiana

GF

90.5

5

Dennis Schroeder-E (So)

Germany

PG

90.5

6

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope-So

Georgia

SG

90

7

Otto Porter Jr.-So

Georgetown

SF

89

8

Cody Zeller-So

Indiana

FC

88.5

9

Anthony Bennett-F

UNLV

PF

87

10

B.J. Young-So

Arkansas

G

87

11

Michael Carter-Williams-So

Syracuse

PG

86.5

12

Shabazz Muhammad-F

UCLA

SF

86.5

13

Erick Green-Sr

Virginia Tech

G

86.5

14

Sergey Karasev-E (So)

Russia

SF

86.5

15

Mouhammadou Jaiteh-E (So)

France

FC

86.5

16

Kelly Olynyk-J

Gonzaga

C

85.5

17

Alex Len-So

Maryland

FC

85.5

18

Mason Plumlee-Se

Duke

C

85.5

19

Ray McCallum-J

Detroit

PG

85.5

20

Shane Larkin-So

Miami (FL)

PG

85

21

C.J. Leslie-J

N.C. State

SF

85

22

Reggie Bullock-J

North Carolina

SF

84.5

23

Pierre Jackson-Sr

Baylor

PG

84.5

24

Rudy Gobert-E (J)

France

C

84

25

Myck Kabongo-So

Texas

PG

84

26

C.J. McCollum-Se

Lehigh

G

83.5

27

Jamaal Franklin-J

San Diego State

G

83.5

28

Glen Rice Jr-Sr

D-League

GF

83.5

29

Allen Crabbe-J

California

G

83.5

30

Archie Goodwin-F

Kentucky

SG

82.5

31

Bojan Dubljevic-E (Sr)

Montenegro

F

82.5

32

Brandon Davies-Sr

BYU

FC

82.5

33

Gorgui Dieng-J

Louisville

FC

82

34

Lucas Nogueira-E (So)

Brazil

C

82

35

Phil Pressey-J

Missouri

PG

81.5

36

Lorenzo Brown-J

N.C. State

PG

81.5

37

Richard Howell-Sr

N.C. State

PF

81

38

Tim Hardaway Jr.-J

Michigan

SG

80.5

39

Nate Wolters-Sr

South Dakota St.

G

80.5

40

Jeff Withey-Sr

Kansas

C

80

41

Mike Muscala-Sr

Bucknell

FC

79.5

42

Peyton Siva-Sr

Louisville

PG

79.5

43

Steven Adams-F

Pittsburgh

C

79

44

Nemanja Nedovic-E (Sr)

Serbia

G

78

45

Carrick Felix-Sr

Arizona State

GF

78

46

Marko Todorovic-E (J)

Montenegro

C

76.5

47

Trevor Mbakwe-Sr

Minnesota

PF

76

48

Solomon Hill-Sr

Arizona

SF

75.5

49

Jackie Carmichael-Sr

Illinois State

PF

75

50

Erik Murphy-Sr

Florida

PF

75

51

Alex Abrines-E (So)

Spain

GF

74.5

52

Colton Iverson-Sr

Colorado State

C

74.5

53

Joffrey Lauvergne-E (Sr)

France

PF

74.5

54

James Southerland-Sr

Syracuse

SF

74.5

55

Michael Snaer-Sr

Florida State

SG

74

56

Tyler Brown-Sr

Illinois State

G

73

57

DeWayne Dedmon-J

USC

C

72.5

58

James Ennis-Sr

Long Beach St.

SF

72

59

Robert Covington-Sr

Tennessee St.

F

71.5

60

Christian Watford-Sr

Indiana

PF

70

61

Tyrus McGee-Sr

Iowa State

SG

70

62

Larry Drew II-Sr

UCLA

PG

69.5

63

Livio Jean-Charles-E (So)

France

F

69

64

Deshaun Thomas-J

Ohio State

SF

66.5

65

Seth Curry-Sr

Duke

G

66

66

Kenny Kadji-Sr

Miami (FL)

PF

65.5

67

Ryan Kelly-Sr

Duke

PF

65.5

68

Augusto Cesar Lima-E (J)

Brazil

FC

65

69

Isaiah Canaan-Sr

Murray State

PG

64.5

70

Tony Mitchell-So

North Texas

PF

64

71

Ryan Broekhoff-Sr

Valparaiso

SF

61.5

72

Grant Jerrett-F

Arizona

F

60

73

Tony Snell-J

New Mexico

GF

47

Here is a quick breakdown of the descriptions for the player potential scores: (for more detailed descriptions see my previous year's posts. Links are at the bottom of this post)

100+: Superstar/MVP
98.5-100:
All-Star/Superstar
96.5-98: All-Star
93.5-96: Solid Starter/All-Star
90.5-93: Solid Starter
86.5-90: Fringe Starter/Solid Starter
82.5-86: 6th Man/Fringe Starter
77.5-82: Career Reserve/6th Man
72.5-77: Career Reserve
67.5-72: 12th Man/Career Reserve
62.5-67: Fringe Player/12th Man
0-62: Summer Camp Filler/Should Go Undrafted

As you can see, my system shows that this truly is one of the weakest drafts in the last decade. No stars to speak of. I do think that a few of these players have a chance to exceed my rankings. I see Nerlens Noel, Dennis Schroeder, Victor Oladipo, Carrick Felix, Brandon Davies, and Alex Len as players that have shown a lot of improvement in the last 20+ to year of games and can see them easily exceeding their ranking.

Some quick comments on a few players:

Nerlens Noel - Very athletic. Awesome steal (2.6/40 mins)/block (5.5/40) rate. Could be a major beast in the NBA if he can get his offensive game to match his defensive potential. Shows good footwork on the block. Still very raw and unseasoned but with time he could become a star.

Victor Oladipo - Good defender and has a high basketball IQ. High work ethic. Improved a ton each year. 44% 3-pt shooter in a limited amount of attempts (under 2 per game).

Dennis Schroeder - Solid defender. Very similar to Brandon Jennings on offense. Doesn't shoot a ton but likes to have the ball in his hands a lot. Gets himself into position to make plays for himself or others. Can take over when he needs too. Very quick and has a fast first step. Excellent passer with 5 apg/40. Sees the floor. Good ball-handler but does turn it over a bit too often (4 per 40 mins) because he handles the ball a bit too much. I can see him turning out to be a very solid starter in the NBA if he can get a handle of his TO problem.

Erick Green - High scorer at 27.4 ppg/40 on only 19 shots (1.45 pps). Can score off the dribble, in penetration, and in catch-and-shoot from anywhere within 24 feet. Limited defensively. Decent height at 6'3". He is a tweener but should be able to adjust to the PG position. More upside than downside potential.

Kelly Olynyk - Combination of Spencer Hawes and Brad Miller. Seven footer has good instincts and has shooting touch around the basket and out to 3-pt range. Like Miller and Hawes, he is not a shot blocker. Gets to the line though at 8 fta/40.

C.J. McCollum - Big time mid-major scorer at 30.8 ppg/40. Single-handedly beat Duke in the 2012 South Regionals. Small for a shooting guard at 6'3" but has upside.

Phil Pressey - Best floor general in the NCAA. Exceptional passer (8.4 apg/40) and ball handler. Decent shooter. Height and lateral quickness main weaknesses. Could be a nice second round pick.

Carrick Felix - This young guard is improving every year and has jumped into the ranks as a player with potential. I could see him blowing past my 78 ranking in the years to come to be a solid backup/fringe starer at some point. Very athletic, strong body with good size at 6'6". Can catch and shoot and create shots for himself. I think he would be a nice pick at 36 though it would be based on pure potential.

Erik Murphy - Matt Bonner part two. BIG time 3-pt shooter at 46%.

Christian Watford - Similar to Rasheed Wallace with a bit more leaping ability at around 6'9" with a 7'1" wingspan. Best 3-pt shooter in NCAA for all big men at over 48% on 4.9 attempts per 40 minutes.

Tyrus McGee - Top 3-pt shooter at nearly 47% on 9.8 attempts per 40 minutes. Being too short as a shooting guard at 6'2" is going to hurt his chances to be drafted.

Ryan Kelly - Very good 3-pt shooter. Same body type (7' 0") and stroke as Dirk Nowitski (42.2% on 5 attempts/40) but without the step back and inside game. Could be Matt Bonner part 2.5?

OK, now here are MY picks for the Kings if I were the GM. I am so glad I'm not by the way. These picks are assuming that Noel, McLemore, and Oladipo will be off the board.
Round one, pick 7:
1. Trey Burke - Taking him on talent and potential alone but him and Isaiah Thomas would be a nice 1-2 punch whoever starts.
2. Dennis Schroeder - Same as with Burke.
3. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Super athletic shooting guard. OK size at 6'6". Can be a very good defender. Has potential to be a very good shooter (has a quick shot and can shoot off the dribble, in catch-n-shoot, and off picks) making 37% from three at the NCAA line.

Honorable Mention - I think that Otto Porter is a good fit but not sure of his upside.

Round two, pick 36:
1. Erick Green - Leading scorer in the NCAA per game. I don't think he will be here at 36 but maybe he will fall. Again, like Burke and Schroeder, he would be a nice backup to Thomas/Thornton.
2. C.J. Leslie - MAJOR hops and has a good shooting stroke as well. A 6'7" small forward with potential is just what the Kings need and he could be a nice one to look at in the second round. Major flaw is ball-handling since he really can't use his left hand.
3. Carrick Felix - Major athlete. Good basketball IQ. Hard worker: Improving leaps and bounds every year. Great size at 6'6" for a shooting guard. Can play small forward a bit too due to his length, quick feet, and leaping ability. May be too high to take him here but I LOVE his upside and he could end up being one of top 10 players in this draft someday.

Honorable Mention - Erick Murphy. Hey! I want a Matt Bonner too!!

Thanks for reading everyone. Remember, you can view highlights and profiles of just about every player by clicking on their name in the rankings list.

2012 NBA DRAFT – DALT99 SYSTEM PLAYER RANKINGS
2011 NBA DRAFT – DALT99 SYSTEM PLAYER RANKINGS
2010 NBA DRAFT – DALT99 SYSTEM PLAYER RANKINGS
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(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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